Thursday, November 8, 2012
Albert Avilla Reviews: X-Men #37
Reviewed by Albert Avilla
Writer: Brian Wood
Pencils: David Lopez
Inks: Alvaro Lopez
human being 2 of 2 (Spoilers)
This was a nice, little pleasant story; not what I like in my superhero stories. That's what I get for thinking potential will be reality. The story begins with proto-mutant, Shepherd, in a dog fight with two fighter jets. He's more than holding his own when Pixie comes in and teleports him away. Pixie and Shepherd have a conversation where both show that friendship is important.
At the same time, Storm and Colossus have a long-time friendship that is falling apart. Storm has to give Piotr the old beat down with a lightning bolt. Colossus is falling for Cyclops's agenda. Shepherd turns out to be a major letdown, cutting and running during a major turning point in mutant history. Pixie wanted to follow him to whatever paradise he went to. Real heroes don't leave when there is a fight to be won or forget their friends during troubling times. Shepherd could have turned out to be the next great X-Men antagonist or ally, but he was just a one night stand.
The art was a joy. The landscapes and the characters pull you into the story. If Shepherd was leaving that beautiful island to go somewhere better, it must truly be paradise.
I rate X-Men #37 Read a Friend's Copy. Al-O-Meter Ranking #3 (of 5)