uncas007's X-Factor #85 - X-Cutioner's Song; Part 6: Snikts and Bones review

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Though this issue is another "transition" episode between major points along the X-Cutioner's Song plotline, Peter David's emphasis on character moments make this a much more engaging transition than X-Men 14.  The unique (and dark) Jae Lee pencil work makes the melee combat scenes extra taught (especially Bishop's muscles).  Cannonball's decision to help the X-Teams in their investigation into the MLF is a good one (for his maturation), though I would have liked to have seen a scene of him telling the rest of the imprisoned X-Force that he is going out on a furlough.  Wolverine is especially lucid in this issue, showing his openmindedness in listening to Cable - which is also a good decision for his character, but it strikes as a little odd, especially with his "anti-Dream" talk earlier in the crossover.  Cyclops's scene of impulsive frustration (though after hours of solitary incarceration) is a sign of his tough-as-nails personality in post-M-Day issues a decade after this storyline, but it seems a smidge out of place here.  His reaction to the realization he just optic blasted children and Jean is fitting with his character.  It is a good coupling with Stryfe's scene with Jean in the previous installment, but the episodes are too brief, especially since the crossover is now half-over.  The most interesting scene is Archangel's accident decapitation of Kamikaze.  Archangel's reaction is apropos; Boom Boom's reaction is likewise apropos for her character, and the juxtaposition of her immaturity and his maturity is remarkable - especially after all of Archangel's talk about wanting to assassinate Apocalypse.

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    Don't Let That Be the End 0

    Last issue was awesome. This issue was awesome... almost. All the components were there: good writing and solid pencils by the one Jae Lee. You could almost read my review for #84 and know what I loved about this issue. Yet, the ending was terrible. All this beauty and style, and it ends with an old school Batman cliffhanger? Will Reaper do as he says? Read this issue to find out. (Same Bat-Time...) I know, I know, there have been many issues that have ended this way. But this book was really co...

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