X-men (2013) #9 Review

X-men2013#9 1MUERTAS PART 3! Lady Deathstrike’s new Sisterhood set their sights on the X-Men, and Psylocke is in the crosshairs! A foe awakens…and neither team might be able to handle her!

The Good

Cover-A battered and bloody Psylocke prepares for an attack while Lady Deathstrike, Enchantress and Typhoid Mary gloat in the background. It’s neat, to the point and illustrated by the Dodson’s. I like it!

Villains– I’m digging the sisterhood. The new Latino Lady Deathstrike, the Asgardian Enchantress, Daredevil’s Typhoid Mary and Arkea the computer virus? Hell yeah! Arkea shows just how much of a threat she really is by merging Typhoid’s personalities, upgrading Yuriko and allowing Enchantress access to her magic. This kitty cat has some serious claws and huge potential!

Art– The Dodson’s are on art duty and everything looks great. I honestly can’t complain about anything.

Budding Romance– Just what the hell is going on with Rachel Grey and John Sublime? Talk about a bad romance!

Black Heroes– This issue Monet displays her near invulnerability and super strength by literally tearing through a building. Decent feat for Monet and it’s great to see her powers really just in your face like that after the often reserved manner Peter David used her in X-factor.

The Bad

Costume-So this issue Sabra shows up….and Monet gets a new costume…..but they look VERY similar. Did we run out of costume ideas or were we feeling lazy this month? A quick flip through the book you could easily get the two confused.

The Ugly

Overall  this series is chockfull of action, great characterization and all out fun. I give this issue a 4/5

stars- 4


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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  • February 22, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Just based on the action you described of Monet I want to check this one out myself (if I get a chance).

    • February 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks! Nowadays you can just grab a digital copy instead of tracking it down in a store which is a lifesaver!


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