Vampire Terrorists are the new things that are going to plague the X-Men. What's their agenda? Why are they doing this? Who will star in this series?
What You Need To Know. In a marketing ploy to draw new audiences Marvel introduces a new series and new arc that features...VAMPIRES! Anyway, this is also the first straight up X-Men titled book in years. Victor Gischler and Paco Medina are the heart of the creative team, writer and artist respectively.
The Good. I might be a little ashamed to admit this, but I was kind of a fan of the story. Obviously there are some cliche moments and there are going to be flaws, but I found myself turning the pages with wonder and curiosity. I will admit that the whole concept of a new X-Men team interesting with all those promo's. For a first issue it's actually pretty strong and it has the potential of drawing in different readers because of the vampire appeal, which is handled pretty good, better than I thought it was going to be.
The art is good. Obviously there different degrees of fantastic art, and this fits the issue fairly well. It's not distracting so I enjoyed some of it.
The Bad. Vampires...ehhh. I hope there's more substance to this story other than marketing.
For an X-Men book that's supposed to show new X-Men or whatever. Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, Pixie and Jubilee show up.
While the art wasn't horrible it reminded me of another X-Book artist, who shall remain nameless. Also some of the proportions were off and it was weird.