Sunday, April 17, 2011

CBR Review: X-Men Legacy #247

I recently reviewed X-Men Legacy #247 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "In his essay 'Twelve Notes on the Mystery Story,' Raymond Chandler, author of The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye gave 12 suggestions/rules for mystery stories. For the tenth note, he wrote, 'The solution must seem inevitable once revealed,' placing a specific importance on the moment of denouement. It's not the most important part of a mystery story, necessarily, since a lot still hinges on that initial moment of revelation and what effect it produces in the reader. In that respect, X-Men Legacy #247 and, sadly, the entire 'Age of X' story fails when the solution to the creation of this alternate world doesn’t seem inevitable or, to add to Chandler’s criteria, satisfying."

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