Madame Xanadu #24

Madame Xanadu #24

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Marley Zarcone Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 30, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Writer Matt Wagner redefines the way we think about the five senses in "Extra Sensory," a 6-issue storyline featuring different interior art each issue by some of today's most talented female comics artists and covers by Mark Buckingham (FABLES)! Acclaimed newcomer Marley Zarcone (Forgetless) kicks things off in New York City, 1963. While riding on the subway, a young woman from Harlem begins seeing brutally horrific metamorphoses right in front of her eyes. Can a visit to Madame Xanadu's Lower East Side storefront help stop these strange, prophetic visions before her she stares death in the face? Other evocative artists joining this arc include Laurenn McCubbin (Rent Girl), Chrissie Zullo (CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE), Celia Calle (AMERICAN VIRGIN) and Marian Churchland (The Beast). Amy Reeder and Richard Friend reunite on the final issue of the arc, which focuses on Madame Xanadu's "extra" sense her clairvoyance.

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 6, 2010

    A by-the-numbers ending doesn't stop this from being a great issue. Ms. Zarcone is also a real find who I hope will get more work with Vertigo. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 5, 2010

    This issue is sure to be the most visually impactful of the "Extra-Sensory" storyline. "Madame Xanadu," like "Jonah Hex," is one of those titles that almost never disappoint me. It is free from the trappings of continuity and consistently offers great art. When I buy it, it's never the first thing I read from the pile, but it never fails to be an entertaining read. Wagner's got a good thing going here, and this storyline seems like the perfect spot for new readers to slowly learn all about Madame Xanadu. Enter freely and unafraid. Read Full Review

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