In all, this story was enjoyable, and served as a good first chapter to a longer story for the character. I hope Wilson keeps the momentum going and manages to avoid falling into superhero cliches too frequently. I'd recommend the book to fans of the character, cautioning them to Mari's exposition of her power and the salty language in the Vixen's confrontations with Kwesi and his men. Read Full Review
Vixen brings artist Cafu over from Black Panther, another Africa-centric series. If nothing else, he lends a nice coat of paint to an otherwise bland mini-series. Cafu's art isn't especially well-suited to superheroes, which is why it's a relief once the focus shifts away from the JLA. His work carries a very fluid sense of motion that's unfortunately wasted by the script. Too much of the story involves talking heads, and Cafu's facial work isn't quite up to snuff. Overall I was impressed, though, and I have a feeling future issues will give Cafu a greater chance to shine. I don't think I'll be sticking around to find out, though. Vixen does almost nothing to break out of the mold of forgettable solo mini-series. Neither an engaging character piece nor a heartfelt political statement, this is one Return of the Lion I'm not celebrating. Read Full Review
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