aslan186's X-Men #1 - Curse of the Mutants, Part 1 review

Grab the Popcorn

The X-Men are perhaps the greatest comic book entity of all time. They often have the amazing ability to turn a mirror on ourselves, and through allegory, show us how we can both hurt and empower our fellow man, especially when they are different from us. This however, is not one of those times, and that is okay. 

Curse of the Mutants is the comic book equivalent of a big Hollywood movie. It is bright, flashy, and filled with sophomoric touches, and you know what I loved it. the colors are bright and vibrant, the girls are young and provocatively dressed, and the blood flows by the gallon. You are going to be able to jump right in and have a pretty good idea of what is going on.Vampires have decided to launch an assault targeting mutants, and it is up to the X-MEN to stop them.  

Let's spend a moment talking about vampires. Vampires aren't what they used to be. It used to be that just one vampire would be enough to send shivers down your spine and now a whole army barely gets a goose bump, and don't get me started on glittering vampires. This leads us to what is essentially my chief compliant with what, if nothing else, promises to be an action packed series. more often then not the vampires, especially the minions, come across as nothing but fodder for Wolverine's blades. There is just not a lot of tension there. 

And yes, you can see the plot points they are going to hit coming at you a mile away. You know Storm is going to disobey Cyclops and try and face Dracula on her own. You know at some point Jubilee is probably going to transform into a vampire, and you know Wolverine is going to be slicing the heads off a hella' ton of vampires. But, just because you know where you are going doesn't mean you can't have a great time getting there.
So, grab your popcorn and Twizzlers kids 'cause if nothing else this is going to be a fun one.

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