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Call For Reviews: X-Men Forever Annual

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:16 pm

No Twiggs for Terror wrote:A. How can you not like that art?

B. Thought balloons worked because comics were not modeled after movies and television back then. They were their own thing, and one of the unique abilities of comics is the ability to show things through thought bubbles and captions. This has been removed from the medium because comics choose not to meet their full potential, and instead strive to be movies on paper, which is good in some ways, but ignores the power of the medium in others.

I thought the art looked half finished. ANd the thought balloons just felt too needed.
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Postby GLX » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:29 pm

Chris Claremont's writing is a step down from his usual X-Men Forever work. He takes a lot of (relative) risks in the main series, while this annual is a by-the-numbers Claremont tale. The saving grace of this comic is Sana Takeda. She is one hell of an artist and each page is a joy to look at. Claremont's work would lead to this issue getting a score within the mid to low 5's. Takeda's work bumps the score up to a....


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