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Durnkin Reveewz: All-New X-Men #18

Written by Zechs on Monday, February 06 2017 and posted in Features

Durnkin Reveewz: All-New X-Men #18

You know how I know there must be life after death? Because I just put this comic down!

* To those who do not know what they're about to read. Well, here's your warning. The following is just Zechs being Zechs. Grammatical errors are bound to happen you down three bottles of This Ain't Your Dad's Root Beer trying to comprehend the garbage you read. So there. You've been warned. Anything now is on your head for not following the warning.


Wait? What am I doing this again? I swore this goddamn event off after I read #0! I don't want to do this! Why am I doing this? I can't escape this! It's an endless waltz of pain and suffering! Yet here I am. Why? Oh yes. For your amusement. Now you're probably wondering why am I reviewing this particular entry of Avengers Inhumans vs. X-Men? One. I can already probably predict the plot so far. The Inhumans are getting their butt kicked by the X-Men. The X-Men are in the right, but Marvel is trying to make us hate them. We're just clicking our heels waiting for Emma Frost to go bonkers and complete her heel turn and trash twenty years of characterization for the sake of stupidity. Sounds about right? 

And gee whiz this comic crosses all these check marks. It feels like I didn't even have to read any of the event so far. But I will give writer Dennis Hopeless credit in one respect. Unlike other writers, he doesn't shy anyway with that label of Cyclops IS evil. EVIL!!!! You know the one that all X-Men comics had when they restarted post-Secret Wars? Now suddenly everyone is buddy buddy? Storm and everyone else talks more fairly of Cyclops? That sort of thing.

Now we get the reason why present Cyclops act was so EVIL. EVIL! The Terrigan Cloud is considered holy in Inhuman culture. So when he destroyed it (to save his species. You know what the Inhumans basically aren't doing by destroying said cloud to save another species or for whatever goddamn reason Black Bolt had for unleashing the damn thing. Or why suddenly only now was it toxic towards mutants). 

Here we still have young Cyclops basically having to deal with the weight of his future self. Then finding out, his future self is totally innocent. Yep, it's that EVIL Emma Frost's doing. Again, I'm confused here. At the end of Death of X, Emma looked to have gone quite bonkers.  You'd think by now given said crazy would make her more prone to screw up. But nope. Not yet. We have to wait till the final issues of this damn event for that to happen. 

Plus now we have another person in X-Men world (Magneto, who I'm surprised wasn't in on it to begin with).  But the whole place where it happens just doesn't make sense. Also, it just adds to the plot hole of Magneto "seeing" Cyclops, back in Death of X, but here we learn of course Emma's powers can't affect him because of that helmet he wears. Damn, you comic! Stop putting more plot holes in the darn comics that lead into this event before you! 

Seriously, all this comic is trying to justify that "Cyclops" was wrong, and kick those pillars of brooding over future guilt that Young Cyclops had. But the character who was truly right? Iceman. He left this event last issue and still isn't in the comic. He truly is the most righteous character of all to stay the hell out of this event. Something I should do, but I just find myself pulled back.

Why? I just wanna see how much a disaster this event can become. Can it reach Civil War II levels of stupidity? Will the X-Men comics turn out decently this time around? Will Marvel STOP with the Inhumans push?! Hopefully. God, I hope they do, cause damn are we all stuck in an awful vacuum of suckage that these comics have become. The only people who are coming out truly on top is the liquor store. Cause they're getting my money so I can drown out my sorrows in the hopes I find a certain booze that can make me forget this all. 



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About the Author - Zechs

Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


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