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Tuesday, 5 March 2013
X-Treme X-Men Vol, 2: Invasion (Comicbook Review)
As with the last book review this is posted in full on
and this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.
While the first volume of
had its qualities it felt a lot like Chris Claremont wasn’t entirely sure where to go with what he’d written, like he’d put himself into a corner. The idea of the diaries was good in theory but the villain Vargas was just too ill defined to be taken as a true threat and the plot kept veering off in directions it didn’t need to go in. Thankfully Claremont’s decision after tying up things in Australia was to put that plot on the backburner and limited himself to the much more direct plot plot of an alien invasion. Which drastically improved the quality of this arc.
Having linked up with the team after dealing with the events in Australia, Gambit approaches Storm apparently knowing something about a jewel in her possession as they lay low. Well no sooner can you say the words “MacGuffin” than it’s revealed the jewel is key to an invasion and as is Gambit. As both are taken by the invasion’s advanced guard, the X-men pursue the kidnapper to Madripoor, arriving just in time to be trapped inside as it’s cut off from the world by a force-field. With legions of technologically advanced troops storming the island nation, the X-Treme team find themselves as Earth’s only line of defence against an unknown foe. Seven mutants against an armada capable of enslaving entire dimensions.
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