X-Force #21

Writer: Craig Kyle, Chris Yost Artist: Clayton Crain Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

NECROSHA CHAPTER 2 The resurrected dead lay siege to the X-Men's headquarters, and the fight to survive the Black Queen's vengeance begins. But while Warpath and Wolverine realize what's happening, they may be too late to stop itâ?¦

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis Nov 18, 2009

    The art on this month’s instalment is not so successful as the previous chapter. Crain seems to have fallen back into his muddy art style and whilst some pages are fantastic (like the return of a certain big name), others are blurry and extremely hard to follow. Crain is still a great pick for the theme of the arc and I can’t wait to see more of what he has to offer when other classic characters meet with the current incarnation of the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel Nov 11, 2009

    So this issue ends up being a solid, above average fight scene coupled with some mostly dreadful artwork. While this book does leave me cautiously optimistic about the future of "Necrosha," it's definitely not without its flaws along the way. There are places where the artwork outright distracts from the flow of the story, and that's a major problem for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 14, 2009

    When the issue settles down and tells a consistent narrative for a sequence of events, such as the return of Banshee or the previously mentioned resurrection of Genosha, it's quite good and an organic series of events. However, poor art and a constant parade of dead characters returning for a panel at a time hurts that momentum. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Nov 11, 2009

    The second chapter of Necrosha delivers some kick-ass action and a whole lot of mutant fan service, but not much else. If you found yourself unsatisfied or frustrated by the Necrosha one-shot, you will probably feel the same way about X-Force #21 Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Nov 18, 2009

    And considering Clayton Crains art, which is usually gorgeous, looks as rushed and disjointed as the issue reads. There seems to be instances where the easy way is taken out in many different ways, especially when placed next to some of his very good panels. For example, the page which zooms in on Pyro has a wonderful panel of Pyro in crisp and clear detail, yet in the panel above, fur on characters is depicted by what looks like a whole bunch of squiggle lines. Characters are continually shown with their backs to the camera, or obscured by some sort of object. So, while there are moments in Crains art which are simply gorgeous, they lose their effect almost immediately as the panels around it are given haphazard amounts of attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Avanvolk Mar 1, 2023

    I love Clayton Crain's art, but sometimes it's so dark that I have a hard time telling what's going on. That fact hurt this issue a lot for me.

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