X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back #1 Review

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#1 Posted by noname2062 (51 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone looking for some quality back reading on Pixie, I'd recommend Uncanny X-Men 501-503 , and the X-Infernus miniseries.  I really never cared for her, until I read the aforementioned issues. Good to see she's getting her own mini series.

#2 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8884 posts) - - Show Bio

The mini series I remember that something I thought memberal happened was in wolverine and kitty pryde.
#3 Posted by G-Man (30645 posts) - - Show Bio
@haydenclaireheroes: That was one of the greatest mini-series. But it was also six issues. More room to work on the story. I'd have to say Secret Wars was my favorite but that was 12 issues. I guess it makes sense that there's so many X-Men mini series since there's so many characters. It just seems like nothing truly major happens. Someone needs to remind me otherwise. Kitty Pryde & Wolverine did have a big impact but that was from back in 1984 (when I first started reading/collecting comics!).
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#4 Posted by iLLituracy (13537 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Kathryn Immonen's writing, mostly. I had the same problem with her run on Runaways. There are pieces of dialogue and some nice transitions, but the way she executes them, like the way she just tells the stories is just confusing a good amount of the time.

#5 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed it and will continue reading it

#6 Posted by daveydavey (359 posts) - - Show Bio

Havok/Wolverine Meldown was a good mini-series. Written by Louise Simonson.
#7 Posted by crazed_h3ro (1000 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a pixie fan,but I love her known the less LOL ^^

#8 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

not a bad book just from the standpoint of a read.
as for your confusion, its not out of place. while Pixie
has been around for awhile, alot about her remained an enigma,
and it seems the purpose of this series is to reveal that stuff.
that gives it another point to me, because i think the reason
alot of people are turned off by her character is she's very unfamiliar,
and getting these details on paper will make her a more three dimensional
character, thus easier to relate to.
 
i wrote this elsewhere, and i have the sneaking suspicion, maybe someone else
shares it, that her father is being revealed to be Azazel. just saying, magic background, 
teleportation, Nightcrawler was focused on in the issue, some of Pixies physical features, 
her experiences in Limbo. I think that would be way to cliche' personally, but that may just be me.  
 
agreed n mini's, though i sometimes like the fact that theyre self contained. seems theyre
only really relevant when theyre tied into an event crossover. makes sense, if they put the important
stuff in a second book for the mainstay, alot of people might get upset and feel they were forced into
paying money for another book, because really they would be. my personal suggestion for Marvel
resolving the issue of unfolding the many various X-characters would be to reinstate X-Men Unlimited.
i thought it was done just enough, but not too much and tied right in with the other books, also a few
books got their start from that series. also worked well with Spider-Man, and it seems theyre continuing
that idea with Web Of Spider-Man right now.
 
BTW: it sounds like your toilets phalange is cracked, might want to look into that

#9 Posted by grimm (525 posts) - - Show Bio

I love pixie, armor, blindfold, and all of these characters. It was obviously a dream sequece. Cess wasn't silver, pixie had no wings, and blindfold could see.

#10 Posted by G-Man (30645 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE: The funny thing is, I almost don't have to add a sound FX for a toilet. Down in my lair, I often hear the water running from those up above. I have to stop the camera and wait. 
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#11 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man: 
It's an excellent sound effect either way. I fully endorse regular healthy bowl movements,
and I'm proud that yourself and CV do as well. In fact after hearing that I needed to have
one myself, and I feel I'm now a stronger person for doing so. One day the world will poop
together, and on that day, all will be well.
#12 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@noname2062 said:
" Anyone looking for some quality back reading on Pixie, I'd recommend Uncanny X-Men 501-503 , and the X-Infernus miniseries.  I really never cared for her, until I read the aforementioned issues. Good to see she's getting her own mini series. "
Whoa, your credibility score has reached zero. Her being written poorly so she's stomped by the hellfire cult to her, "i'm Pixie an X-Man, i don't runaway from fights" speech, was nothing short of horrid.
 
Anyway, i found it weird that Kat is trying to give Blindfold friends... she a loner, let's treat her as such and throw rocks at her when she starts mumbling incoherently. The scene of Armor on the toilet, um Why? And maybe it was just me, but I thought Mercury was a tad smarter than, "Most likely to mistake reverse for First."  All of that seems to be part of the Illusion going on in that "high school" but still.. annoying none the less.
 
The Ish, was ok... Character history is being burned to the ground and replaced with something new, who doesn't love that?
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#13 Posted by ceniza (94 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man:

How about Wolvsie v1 by Miller and Claremont?

by the way, do not dislike the new school of X-Men from new academy and stuff, and i enjoyed Runaways for a while, but i'm starting not to care for Pixe anymore. Let's see how this pans out.

#14 Posted by spartanmusashi (25 posts) - - Show Bio

Out of all the girls featured Pixie is my least favorite, but it is always nice to see what happened to the new mutants/x-men.

#15 Posted by Queen's Halo (2431 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by kimi74 (81 posts) - - Show Bio

I read it yesterday and enjoyed it... It had enough to make me want to grab the next issue. The art was great and the writing was fine for me. I wouldn't call myself the biggest fan of any of the characters in the book but there was enough decent questions being raised as I read that I want to keep reading to see them answered.  
 
It maybe a bit early to see if this will be a significant storyline for the rest of the marvel universe but I found it a decent, fun read...
#17 Posted by MorlockMartyr (66 posts) - - Show Bio

This doesn't really tickle my fancy. The art looks great, though. 
Anyway, more spotlighting of female characters for female readers can only be a good thing.  
#18 Posted by Illyana Rasputin (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

It's always nice to see X-23. Armor on the toilet? Not so much.
#19 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3547 posts) - - Show Bio

The artwork does look pretty good. Solid pencil and color work. It does make things seems visually appealing. The toilet thing does seem a tad excessive.
 
Speaking to the lack if involvement in that school fight. When I was in high school. My school had a policy that anyone in a fight would be suspended. Even if you were trying to stop it. That always disgusted me. It breeds apathy.

#20 Edited by Ryonslaught (1247 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man: don't worry G-man I'm not much of a fan either :P
Pixie was great during New X-men, all the force-feeding of her recently is just meh
 
good first ish though and the art fits like a glove! :)
#21 Posted by ClockworkDrago (102 posts) - - Show Bio

so the chick who wrote this is the one who is doing the current run of runaways, that would explain the high school setting, i read it and all of the girls just seem like sterotypes in a bad tv drama
pixie-the perky one
x-23-the brooding goth girl with the swithcblade
mercury-the ditzy cheerleader
armor-the over achieving not too sure of her self girl
blindfold-the sarcastic one
the whole hey these guys are teenagers lets put them in sterotypical high school situations just gets really old and when you do get an action break it feels more shoehornd in than anyhting

#22 Posted by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio

A comic with one of the main characters on the toilet?  Kinda punk ;D 
 
I was tempted by the art alone, but I'm tired of forking over my hard earned cash for lame mini series. So I'm gonna wait to pick it up cheap & second hand... but I'm actually looking forward to getting this :)

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#23 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

I bought this and read it twice before making any sense of it, for a first issue trying to draw you in it was awful. Didn't hate the art, didn't particularly love it either. I thought nighcrawler was portrayed as a little worm and deserve to be written better, psylocke seemed to be just threw in to pull in the psylocke fans.  
I'm a bit of a pixie fan(and bought this book on that alone) but I don't see the need to complicate Pixie's backstory, this to me looks like a retcon in waiting.  
 
As for the toilet scene, who in the hell would have thought anybody would want to see that? 
 
All in all very bizarre, just like Marvel's decision to reveal the hook for the series as part of the solicitations

#24 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@FoxxFireArt said:
" The artwork does look pretty good. Solid pencil and color work. It does make things seems visually appealing. The toilet thing does seem a tad excessive.  Speaking to the lack if involvement in that school fight. When I was in high school. My school had a policy that anyone in a fight would be suspended. Even if you were trying to stop it. That always disgusted me. It breeds apathy. "
You'll notice though that after the guy was hit, at the end of the page he's all green and scaly. Looks like not everything is as it seems...
 
Btw, Marvel is way overdue in giving Anole some spotlight. And he seems most likely to befriend Pixie more than anyone else.
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#25 Posted by Runawayangel1633 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok, i am an ULTRA fan of Pixie.  I customize action figures and have an extensive collection of her.  BUT this comic totally got me.  I was so confused and really didn't like it.  I waited MONTHS for this to come out and it was just...a bomb.  not THE bomb, A bomb.  It confused me right off the bat.  Ok, so the boys in the girl's bathroom and the tampon part was funny, but the rest was kinda stupid.  Dude, i never want to see another comic book character on the toilet AGAIN.  no matter WHO it is!  and Cessily?  They made her out to be a moron!  Cess is a respectable girl and is NOTHING like that.  I mean, i understand new spins on characters, but come on.  leave her with a brain, please?  And why the heck did they make Pixie's mother out to look like some sort of witch?  dont you think that her mom's personality would've rubbed off on her and she in turn would have been a lil brat?  and why were Nightcrawler and Psylocke thrown in there?  None of the characters are actually ACTING like their characters should.  It just doesn't make any sense to me and the first part of the story is supposed to GRAB your attention, not totally throw you off.  gah.  i was sooooooooooooo mad.  Pix is still my fave and will be, but this first issue was a total bummer.  I'm still gonna buy the rest of them, but i'm praying really hard that they get better and not ruin my character.  :-/

#26 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@Runawayangel1633: Regarding Pixie's Mom, Iceman's dad is a bigot and Iceman himself is nothing like that, so it's not too much of a stretch for Meg not to be like Mrs. Gwynn.
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