Review by: akamuu

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Avg Rating: 4.1
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WRITER: Mike Carey, Matt Fraction, Zeb Wells & Chris Yost
PENCILS: Terry Dodson, Greg Land, Esad Ribic & Ibraim Roberson

Size: 48 pages
Price: 3.99

Do yourself a favor, and don’t buy this issue.  Pretend the crossover ended with … what happened last issue.  This issue is four epilogues by each of the different creative teams, and, apart from the first section it is utter garbage.   The Wells/Roberson story is complete in and of itself.  A neat little wrap up of the damage caused during the crossover.  It all takes place in the infirmary, and you see each of the injured, and their progress.   If you insist on buying this issue, read this story, and put it down. 

Story: 4, Art 5

Carey and Ribic take care of Cable’s funeral.  Boo hoo hoo.  It’s not Sentry level bad, but it fails to illicit any emotion other than boredom.

Story: 2, Art 3

Kyle and Yost’s story (art by…sigh…Land, though, to be fair, it’s the Land who spent a lot of time tracing, not the one who just scanned a picture and mailed it in) is a prelude to X-Force.  It’s not a bad story.  The Storm/Wolverine scene, and the Wolverine/X-23 dynamic were both well written, and the art was (sigh) not terrible, but…ok, fine, this story was ok, too.

Story: 4, Art 3

But Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson still don’t belong writing/drawing X-books.  Fraction has no feel for these characters, and I have nothing nice to say about Dodson’s art.  He, apparently, is drawing this book just to spite me, as he’s even chosen to draw horse-faced Beast in this which is inconsistent with his own previous versions of the character.  These men clearly have compromising pictures of Quesada.

Story: -3, Art -4

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 2 - Average

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