SD Comic-Con 2010: Mike Choi Interview
I'm so glad he's the one who got to draw Kurt's death, and not Greg Land (ugh, get him away from my X-Men!!!). He handled everything so well - the silent panels, Rogue's expression, Kurt dying in Hope's arms, the way Emma looks away when Logan, Betsy and the others come back...
The page after that is one of my favourite in all of Second Coming. In the top panel Laura simply asks "Who?", Cyclops lowers his eyes, Wolverine's bloody blades come out, and the final panel shows a very grave-looking Logan just muttering, "Elf."
X-Force #26 was definitely a stand-out not just in Second Coming, but in everything I've read this year.
Choi & Oback definitely had the best art in the whole of Second Coming. The speechless pages when the Nimrods were attacking were horrific, but amazing. They demonstrated how much faith Messers Kyle & Yost put in them as story-tellers (something the likes of Chris Claremont wouldn't do). I'm seriously going to miss their work on X-Force, but look forward to their next secret Marvel project. In the meantime:
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Personally I find it strange when artists & writers say they were happy with killing a character or ending a series. They see it from a logical point of view that they've achieved something. From a fan's point of view, I just see the tragedy or losing a beloved character, or the sadness at seeing a good title end.