"No amount of bleach could erase that stink"
In a world where vampires sparkle and are conflicted with love, it was nice to see that X-Men #1: Curse of the Mutants brought vampires into a refreshing new light. Going into this I had no idea about a vampire story. I'm fairly new to actually buying comics so I didn't read into anything about this particular issue. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.
SummaryI don't want to give to much away, so here is a short summary.
The comic opens with with a bang... literally. A suicide bomber does what they do best in the middle of the day in a park. Pixie and Jubilee were there at the time. While Jubilee is caught in the explosion she isn't seriously injured, but it does cause something else to start happening. When the X-Men come to realize that the bomber in question was a vampire all hell breaks loose. Now it's up to the X-Men, as usual, to clean up this mess.
- These vampires don't necessarily look like typical vampires.
- To me, the art is very easy on the eyes and typical of any X-Men comics I have read.
- The dialogue is pretty decent with the exception of some lines that didn't seem to fit.
- Vampires have been warn out to the point of annoyance. Although it seems that Victor Gischler did a great job incorporating them into to X-Men universe.
Overall, this was a surprisingly great book. I am really looking forward to the next one on August 11, 2010.