Friday, March 09, 2012

CBR Review: Uncanny X-Men #8

I recently reviewed Uncanny X-Men #8 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "It’s a testament to Gillen’s skill that so many of his clever ideas and nuanced character work come through Land’s glossy, stilted, vapid artwork. It’s like watching a cast of completely lifeless models trying to act out a smart, well written one act play. You sit there and daydream of what it would be like if the writing were given the proper presentation, instead of falling flat a third of the time through no fault of its own. At times, Land hits his marks, but even those bright spots have a hard time shining through the sea of awkward smirks, thousand yard stares, and copy and paste positioning of characters within the same panel. If anything, those rare moments where the writing and art ‘click’ sting, hinting at Land’s true potential."

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