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X-Men: Gold #35 cover by Phil Noto
Once the X-Men arrive, it feels like the plot has already wrapped up and what remains is just the obligatory. X-Men: Gold #35 art by Simone Buofantino and Erick Arciniega Simone Buonfantino and Giovanni Valletta split this issue, and both artists provide solid visuals Buonfantino contributes a more cartoonish and lightly-detailed style similar to Michele Bandini's work[...]
X-Men: Gold #34 cover by Phil Noto
It scores points for prefacing this with a painful scene of young Ororo witnessing her parents' deaths, but it's not enough buildup for what this comic wants to pull off. X-Men Gold #34 art by Michele Bandini and Erick Arciniega Michele Bandini bolsters the comic with solid artwork, but even that is soured somewhat in this installment[...]
X-Men: Gold #33 cover by Phil Noto
Even if the comic didn't have more than a few moments of yikes, it would still be wildly mediocre. X-Men: Gold #33 art by Michele Bandini and Erick Arciniega Michele Bandini does some good work on the visuals, giving the book a sleek and deceivingly simplistic aesthetic A couple of panel framings mess with the perception of[...]
X-Men: Wakanda Forever #1 cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson
Oddly enough, Nightcrawler isn't given any bad lines despite his sometimes role as an X-Men comic relief. The Dora Milaje take a weirdly long time to arrive on the scene, which means that the selling point of the book isn't even present for half of the runtime. Also, the Mimic-27 is given something of a personality in[...]
Astonishing X-Men #12 cover by Greg Land and Edgar Delgado
Plus, Hummingbird from Christopher Yost's Scarlet Spider and New Warriors is shown in a splash page of all the world's psychics, so that means someone else remembers that awesome character exists. Astonishing X-Men #12 art by Gerardo Sandoval and Erick Arciniega Gerardo Sandoval provides some solid artwork to the comic It's highly stylized with shifting figures angled[...]
Amazing Spider-Man #796 cover by Alex Ross
It's just that this series has been of dubious quality at best in recent years. Amazing Spider-Man #796 art by Mike Hawthorne, Cam Smith, Terry Pallot, and Erick Arciniega Mike Hawthorne's artwork is still a good fit for the book There is a satisfying sleekness and sheen to Spider-Man and Anti-Venom's costumes It's visually contrasted by the[...]
Venom #161 cover by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez
It plays up the symbiote as its own (quite charming) character, and it pushes the idea that the symbiote may not communicate everything to Eddie for one reason or another. Venom #161 art by Javier Garron, Dono Sanchez-Almara, and Erick Arciniega On top of that, Javier Garron's art is absolutely gorgeous It's highly detailed, has great depth[...]
Captain Marvel #128 cover by Phil Noto
It's far from charmless; it just feels pointless. Captain Marvel #128 art by Michele Bandini and Erick Arciniega Michele Bandini's artwork continues to do the job The comic looks good, Carol gets a sweet darker suit, and Thanos looks as regal as ever, though it would have been cool to see him get a costume change too[...]