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Review: X-Men #5

This ain't about vamps and muties, it's about Wolvie and Cyke...

 
The war between mutants and vampires culminates in a very perosonel, and very bitter, one-on-one fight between Wolverine and Cyclops. 

The Good

I don't comment on coloring enough and the Gracia's work here deserves some special recognition. He puts a gold sheen on everything that gives this whole story an awesomely noirish vibe. Also, I love seeing the familiar "brainwashed team mate" conceit get turned on its head and was thus glad to see Wolverine get conclusivesly beaten down here, and in such a humiliating way too. 

The Bad

Dracula's costume design is really puzzling. I can understand why they wouldn't want to put him in the usual black suit with a cape and medallion, but the silver pony tail and the hoop earings seem too... gaudy. While I think the armor's actually pretty cool, he almost looks like he just stepped out of a Castlevanie game. 
 

The Verdict - 4/5

I have something of a pet peeve for vampires, so it's an accomplishment when a story can not only get me to stomach them, but also even enjoy their presence. The militarized spin of an actual, full-out war between mutants and vampires in this storyline has been thoroughly exciting, and I've been enjoying the politicking on both sides as much as, if not more than, the actual fights.
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Posted by movieartman

the armor is from bram strokers dracula with gary oldman and keanu revves and vlad the impaler the man who suposedly inspired dracula was supose to have worn a blood red set of armor
Posted by umbrafeline

which he supposedly wore to fight off his land from the invading turks. who was said to impale the invaders and drink their blood.
Posted by movieartman
@umbrafeline:
exactly
Posted by Sobe Cin

good story regardless.
Posted by MintBerryCrunch

Vampires suck!

Posted by Pizawle

CotM has been meh, but a good finale would be nice.

Posted by Eyz

When the Vampires will be off my X-men book, call me~

Posted by _Jovian

 but the silver pony tail and the hoop earings seem too... gaudy.


 
 LMAO

Posted by Dr. Detfink

Predictable. Boring. Expensive arc.

Posted by antiterra

I agree on the Castlevania vibe. If this were a Deadpool book, you can almost be sure he would have spouted the "miserable little pile of secrets" line at some point.  

Posted by PrinceIMC

I  kinda liked that Scott put the most durable people on the front line so the vamps couldn't bite them. And holy Iceman was a great idea, never even thought of that.

Posted by IrishX

I fail to see how Wolverine got "beaten down" or humiliated in any way. I'm wondering if we read the same comic...........