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X-men Noir: Mark of Cain #3
I managed to get the rest of these issues when I bought this, and I have to say, these books are pretty interesting.
In X-men Noir 3, we join the Golden Age Angel who is locked up in a cell whilst Charles Xavier tortures him looking for the cytorrak gem. Cain Marko has previously been found dead on the Genosha island prison facility and it seems that the gem is very important.
This has all the typical "noir" ideas, a double cross, a damsel in distress, some characters adept at fighting and a healthy dose of violence.
The reason a book like this works is because it's fun to see reimaginings or characters like this. And because anything can happen. Already in this series now Colossus and Juggernaut have died, and you don't know where the next twist is coming.
However this is also it's biggest flaw, whilst noir is relatively new in comics (well mainstream comics anyway) stuff like the MadroX mini or Criminal are so much better written than this, it seems slightly stale and by the numbers.
The art is very good however, I really liked the art and some of the redesigns. Nightcrawler especially is pretty weird.
Over all 7.0 out of 10