The battle between Mimic & Namor takes up quite a bit of this issue, but Mike McKone's art does such a strong job capturing the intensity of this contest, that it's hard to label it as excessive, or dismiss it as simply a pointless slugfest. There's a nice sense of urgency to this encounter, and Judd Winick does a very creditable job conveying the idea that Namor is one powerful opponent. I also like the idea that Mimic is starting to grow disenchanted with the role he's being forced to play as a member of the Exiles, and one does get the sense that his behavior is likely to get himself, or one of his teammates killed. Now the Dr. Doom fan in me didn't care much for the rather tame excuse that Judd Winick tries to offer up, but this scene is so brief that it's relatively easy to ignore. The opening sequence that details Mimic's struggle with the robots did strike me as a bit dull though, as roughly a third of the issue is eaten up by a fight that only serves to make it clear that these Read Full Review
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