Kitty Pryde: Shadow & Flame #1

Writer: Akira Yoshida Artist: Paul Smith Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 2, 2005

    Kitty says that she's a Ninja in the book, and Yoshida and Smith display her skills in a typical scene from any chopsocky movie, but it seems that both men have completely forgotten that Kitty has the ability to make herself immaterial. See, that means she doesn't have to fight. All she has to do is stand on air and phase out to let these bozos beat each other up. I tried to come up with a rationalization to explain this boring padding but failed miserably. Maybe she wanted to teach them a lesson? Okay, but letting them beat each other up would be more humiliating. Maybe she wanted to keep a low profile? Okay, but they wouldn't know what's happening anyhow, and the alley is dark enough to maintain the illusion that they simply haven't been able to hit her. Besides, who would believe them? Jet Lag? Okay, now that's a pretty lazy rationale. Nope, Yoshida just wanted to show Kitty fighting, but such a fight shreds her intelligence down to a Jessica Jones level. Frankly, that just Read Full Review

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