Exiles #22

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Jim Calafiore Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 12, 2003

    The arrival of the gods of Asgard to act as the happy ending solution left me a bit unimpressed, as it's simply a little too convenient that the Asgardians would not only be willing to help, but having their blood act as the super-cure to the techno-organic virus felt like Judd Wincik was trying too hard to make this solution seem like the perfect ending. Still, I will give the book full marks for its little slight of hand when it came to the identity of the Exile member who wouldn't be with the team past this issue, as for most of the issue one character stands out as the ideal candidate, but at the very last moment the book pulls a switch on the reader, and I'm sure most fans will be quite shocked at the identity of who is removed from the cast. However, I'm sure I won't be alone when I say that most of my excitement comes not from who was removed from the team, but rather who was added to the group, as "New Mutants" fans are in for a very welcome surprise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Feb 10, 2003

    This one felt a bit like a futuristic space adventure film, which can be good but is not everybody's cup of tea. Like these space dramas, it contains (or may contain) roughly obscured social commentary and, like these odysseys, can only be resolved by a rather coarse deus ex machina. The nature of the series is that it has something for everyone, and different stories will strike chords with different readers. For those who read and enjoyed X-Men at the height of the Legacy Virus scare, perhaps this would be a more intriguing tale. Those with only spotty knowledge of X-Men lore won't be lost, as the pertinent details are nicely presented, but it will inevitably carry less weight. The introduction of a new member at the end of the issue offers excellent opportunity for a new team dynamic, and should restore some momentum to this excellent book. Read Full Review

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