Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #2

Event\Storyline: Annihilation: Conquest Writer: Javier Grillo-Marxuach Artist: Kyle Hotz Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Aug 13, 2007

    The worst part is that the secret origin isnt even very interesting. Theres some mysticism, some torture, some boredom, and some alien parasites called the Exolon who feed on immortal souls. This in itself is not a bad idea, but it isnt necessary to go into all of this at this stage in the story. It may not be necessary to ever mention this stuff (at least not in this mini). Wraith is terribly dangerous, smiles when tortured, and (in one of the bright spots of the issue) apparently cant be killed. I dont want to know why any of this can happen. Yet. It should be building, leading to a larger showdown later on, where the reveal would have more (or at least some) dramatic impact. The way Wraith shares his life story here is just silly and pointless, as though Grillo-Marxuach is afraid readers arent going to come back if they dont get everything handed to them on a narrative platter. There are only four issues to tell this story and lead into the actual Annihilation: Con Read Full Review

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