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Story by Rick Remender
Art by Greg Tocchini
Colors by Dean White & Greg Tocchini
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Leinil Yu & Dean White

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

Rick Remender continued to impress as this Omniverse detour concluded and Greg Tocchini’s lush and fluid art turned out to be a fantastic fit for a high adventure fantasy setting. The conflicts of this arc spanned across the landscape and each came to satisfying conclusion. From the skinless Weapon facing off (heh) with Fantomex, to the power mad Goat Monk (shiver), to hordes the Nightcrawler and Meggan held at bay, all wrap up in a way that doesn’t seem contrite or pat but still conveniently means the characters can move on.

Time-travel pedants will worry about the implications of the ending, as they would about the partial erasure of Fantomex from spacetime during his brain execution. If that sort of thing bothers you then this sort of outlandish and outrageous concept fiction must not compatible with your ability to appreciate impossible moral dilemmas and heart-baring character moments.

The only thing that could possibly count as a con for this book would be the ending’s structure. The sigh-inducing twist followed by the last wonderfully paced last couple pages recalled the end of the Dark Phoenix Saga. However the styling of the pages by Greg Tocchini keeps it from looking derivative and makes this issue and the story arc a worthy follow-up if a dramatic shift of tone and place. Five stars all round.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent

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