X #17

X #17

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Eric Nguyen Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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When Leigh Ferguson's high school friend becomes the latest victim of the "Skin Traders"-a mysterious band of surgically modified thugs who slice skin from their abducted victims-she knows X is the only person in Arcadia who can stop them. The only question is: who's got thicker skin?

o With a shocking Easter egg for longtime readers!

o Perfect jumping on point for new readers.

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 10, 2014

    X #17 is a worthy read for fresh or even longtime followers. It carries a quick pace, brutal plot points, some humor and of course a few expertly realized renditions. In simple terms this outing effortlessly comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 10, 2014

    X #17 is the best time to jump into this series as a new reader, and a great time to get back to the basic methods of X as he continues his fight to keep crime off the streets of Arcadia.The end proves that there is something bigger at work that should reveal itself in time, and that is more than enough reason to stick with X to see what these new players have in store. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Sushi - Chris Partin Sep 7, 2014

    New readers should be able to pick up this issue of "X" and have little to no difficulty jumping in to this series. There's a good amount of story and backstory from Swierczynski throughout the issue thanks to his use of Leigh that touches on the basics that a new reader may need. Swierczynski, Nguyen, and Madsen deserve a nice pat on the back for a creepy, new reader-friendly, issue that should be given a chance by any comic fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Drew Bradley Sep 12, 2014

    The art also had a few awkward moments which didn't seem to fit the story. At one point, a woman is pretending to be a prostitute as bait for a serial attacker. Over the course of a couple pages, she turns down several potential johns, which is fine. In one panel in particular though, she's appears to be turning him down by bending over in front of him while he pulls his pants back up. Making matters worse, the perspective makes it look like she's supporting herself by leaning on the top of a streetlight which is across and above the street. Eric Nguyen has done great work on "X" in the past, but this was not his best showing. Read Full Review

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