Weapon X #19 Review: Consistent, Goofy, and Bloody Fun

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Lady Deathstrike and Domino work to track down Sabretooth and Omega Red. Meanwhile, Victor and Red arrive at the latter's intended target, with the tiger cub still in tow. The target is a Russian general and mutant advocate currently training a future brigade of Titanium Men. Sabretooth wants Omega Red to spare the general, but S.I.C.K.L.E will do whatever it takes to get Red to complete his mission. Back at the jet, Old Man Logan and Warpath are escorting the mutant prisoners out of Russia, but Logan isn't doing so well.

Weapon X #19 cover by Rahzzah
Weapon X #19 cover by Rahzzah

Weapon X #19 is a fun comic in a way that many previous issues just haven't been until this story arc. Victor Creed is willing to make morbid jokes, Omega Red is an adversary with genuine feelings and problems, and there is an adorable damn tiger cub purring its way through the book.

The big climactic battle against the Titanium Men is especially great. Sabretooth fights the Titanium Men with the cub in tow, and Victor banters and makes jokes. He even references I Can Haz Cheezeburger — I'm not even mad either. It was unexpected, stupid, and funny.

Domino has some good lines too. The conversation between Warpath and Logan is actually a bit sad and adds some depth to the story.

Weapon X #19 art by Yildiray Cinar and Frank D'Armata
Weapon X #19 art by Yildiray Cinar and Frank D'Armata

Yildiray Cinar's artwork continues to hold together excellently. The detailing looks great, the expressions are strong, and the action scenes are quite awesome. Also, the tiger cub is adorable. Frank D'Armata provides solid color art too, bringing a nice visual balance to the scenes.

Weapon X #19 is a fun, goofy, yet compelling adventure for the X-Men black ops team. Sabretooth is a great lead for the book, and Omega Red is a good addition to the book. Cinar and D'Armata are a great art team. In the end, this book earns recommendation. Check it out.

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About Joshua Davison

Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.
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