Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CBR Review: Age of X Alpha #1

I recently reviewed Age of X Alpha #1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "The framing story, illustrated by Mirco Pierfederici, is where most of the information about the 'Age of X' world is provided, usually in allusions or references. Mike Carey doesn’t force feed a lot about the world, trusting readers to connect some dots and pick up on what the characters are talking about. Some pieces of dialogue are a little clunky and exist solely to provide some information, like Namor lamenting being in Fortress X and Storm responding that he gave up the oceans for her. But, establishing new character relationships and that mutants are on the run, sequestered in Fortress X, fending off humanity, is the point of the comic and, sometimes, the only way to deliver certain pieces of information is as directly as possible."

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