X-MEN GIANT-SIZE #1

Review by: keith7198

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Story by Christopher Yost
Art by Paco Medina, Dalabor Talajic & Juan Vlasco
Colors by Marte Gracia & Wil Quintana
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Ed McGuinness, Paco Medina & Simone Bianchi

Size: pages
Price: 4.99

At first I was inclined to pass over “X-Men Giant Size” #1. So often special issues are simply cash grabs and have very¬†little appeal to me. After thumbing through the book in the comic shop and having my attention grabbed by some really strong art work, I decided to give it a try.

This issue is a launching point for the “First to Last” storyline and I have to say I was really hooked. Writer Christopher Yost has put together a solid first chapter featuring the Neos and another group that I’ll let you discover. For the most part this issue is action oriented and features some great battle sequences. It also shifts between different time frames (depicted as “then” and “now”) that work really well. Some good dialogue and a fun ending also help this issue.

Paco Medina and Dalabor Talajic share the penciling duties and both compliment each other well. From the gorgeous title splash page to some amazing action panels pitting the X-Men against a Sentinel, he art is polished and well structured.

Needless to say this book suprised me and is one that I will go back and re-read. The story continues in “X-Men” #12 and if the story remains at a high level this could be a fun ride for X-fans.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent

Comments

  1. i was thinking about this in store….love that cover, but it didn’t seem think enough for a $5 book. I also really don’t like that it will make me pick up Xmen #12 to get the full story. I’m sure its good, but i guess i’m glad i passed it up. No room for a new series.

  2. I understand your point. I’m a very on again/off again X-Men reader. And I did mean to mention the $5.00 price tag. It is over-priced and I did wish there was a little more to it. One good thing is that the entire book is story so there aren’t wasted pages. Also it looks like this is going to go on for several issues so I don’t mind using a special issue for the launching point.

    But you do bring up valid arguments.

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