Extraordinary X-men #3 Review

 

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Mutantkind is teetering on the brink of extinction and the X-MEN are in dire straits!

STORM and ICEMAN defend the last remaining mutants from a demonic attack!

The world’s newest mutant discovers she has a terrifying power!

And OLD MAN LOGAN and JEAN GREY meet for the first time…

 

Summary

Young Jean and Old Man Logan have their meet and greet while Storm and the extraordinary team try to fend off the demons in Limbo. Young Jean convinces Logan to join her as she joins Storm and company.

 

What I thought

This issue was a step in the right direction as we got the typical reluctant hero being persuaded to join the good fight and we continue to have Storm see visions of her deceased mentor Charles Xavier as she tries to be the leader of the mutant race with Cyclops/Prof X/Magneto/Emma Frost being absent.

This issue was full of action which was good considering just how awesome the battle with the demons was. Storm steps up in a major way and watching her cut loose was a major highlight. Young Jean and Old Man Logan’s interactions were predictable though they did move the things along.

The new mutant Sapna has a convenient power set for the story but hey, just go with it. As usual Humberto Ramos is the star of the show with Jeff Lemire still not making a solid impression on me.

Overall this a step in the right direction though it’s not close to being one of the best or even better books on the shelves. We give this issue 3/5 stars

stars- 3 good

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2 thoughts on “Extraordinary X-men #3 Review

  • December 16, 2015 at 12:14 am
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    Storm is a strong warrior, since when does she need The professor X image playing obe one can bee with her.

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  • January 1, 2016 at 6:05 am
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    With respect I think you are being too kind to this comic . I will concede that he art is adequate ,even good in spots .But that is no where good enough to save the book .
    The over all story has become painfully formulaic and the issues unfold like they were put together on an assembly line
    A mutant emerges and refuses to join the team then is persuaded to get on side .That has happened twice already first with young Jean Grey and again with” Old Man Logan ” and we are only three issues in . And Storm has Dead professor X standing over her shoulder giving her directions and she is reduced to mouthing his catch phrases , making her appear weak and indecisive , needing a dead white man to tell her what to do and a live white man to arrive at the cliche nick of time to turn the tide and save the day . And now that Wolverine is back I suspect she will very soon go back to” pumping “him at every opportunity This is all very disappointing and a little distasteful
    This indifferent writing makes the characters come off as wooden and lifeless ,
    I hate to say it but this book is not worth your money
    I wish it were other wise

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