krakoa's X-Men #2 - Curse of the Mutants, Part 2 review

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The bulk of comic book fans I interact with either felt apprehension or outright disgust when Marvel dropped their trademark solicitations and hints that the X-men would battle vampires. I was among the doubtful, as I'm sure many of you were. It just seemed like a cash grab. The creative team here however, has done something truly great in that they have taken what has become (thanks to pop culture) a stale mythology and turned it into a compelling story. This may be a bit of an exaggeration, but I feel so far, two issues in, this book somehow evokes the feel of the legendary Byrne/Claremont run on X-men. Perhaps, it's the scene with Colossus and Wolverine's fastball special, or just the dynamics of the team, but I am pleasantly surprised by the direction the X-men are going in and hope it signals even more quality reads to come.

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         Ok, so I did not get my hands on the first issue of this new series but I did end of getting the jisk of what happened online. I'm not 100% sure about the direction of this storyline as it looks like the X-office is hopping on the Vampire bandwagon. ex, Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, etc. That said after reading this issue it appears it is fairly genuine. One red flag for me was the fact that the vampire talk was really quite new to me, and maybe it was too underplayed before this...

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