New X-Men #144

New X-Men #144

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 5
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ASSAULT ON WEAPON + PART 3 Cyclops, Fantomex, and Wolverine must contend with The World's defenses--Car Cops! But even if they succeed, will they be able to take down the rogue Weapon XV?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 12, 2003

    Bachalo adds complicated backgrounds, scenic vistas and even actual facial expressions this month, and the arc promises to look very cohesive when it's done. Not that I know what will happen next, except maybe Scott getting it together. Morrison's characteristic move is to make everything look as bleak as possible for the defeated heroes, and then pull off a hat-trick of a last-ditch effort in the subsequent issue, turning the tables from out of left field. For all we know, Weapon XIV is all daisies and happiness and can turn off Weapon XV with a smile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Aug 8, 2003

    One of the best books out consistently. I think everyone should be reading this and enjoying some fine work that seems to spring directly from the end of Claremonts and Byrnes tenure together. If only everyone wanted to forget the last fifteen years of X-Men like I do. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 14, 2003

    es have become somewhat hit & miss as of late, and if his past work is any indication it's probably for the best that he moves on to another project. Now the idea of Wolverine & the Weapon Plus program is a mildly interesting notion, and this issue offers up a pretty good, if somewhat surreal look at the lab complex where Logan underwent his various genetic experiments. However, the simple truth of the matter is that in spite of the presence of Logan & Cyclops, this really isn't an X-Men story, but rather is a collection of half formed ideas, and a showcase for a character that Grant Morrison seems to find highly engaging. In essence this is a Fantomex adventure with Wolverine & Cyclops playing the role of guest-heroes. It also doesn't help that the story continues to be highly evasive & ambiguous when it comes to explaining what exactly Weapon XV is capable of, and why it's escape from the lab is such a fearsome event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mike Storniolo Aug 13, 2003

    I would recommend this book to pretty much anyone. If you're more into the story and not the art you'll love the issue. For only $2.25 it's well worth it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Aug 10, 2003

    This is a fruitless, bloated story, with average execution and horrible artwork. Mr. Morrison needs to start adding more scenes to the book, and give the readers more to come back to. Sending three characters off on an expedition that's been done a thousand times before doesn't cut it in New X-Men. Mr. Morrison will probably redeem himself next time, but Mr. Bachalo's art won't do him any favors. Read Full Review

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