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X-Men: Phoenix - Warsong #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Top Cow Studios, Tyler Kirkham Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. Sep 10, 2006

    As if to drive home the point, Tyler Kirkhams artwork resurrects the Phoenix in a series of awesome visuals and full page spreads. The books climax is handled in a subtle matter, as it builds up from a training fight between Logan and one of the Cuckoos and builds like a crescendo, until we are left with the image of a battered and tattered Emma in Scotts arms and a cliffhanger which promises to build on previous plot points from New X-Men. This comic book rocks. Though Greg Land and Justin Ponsors artwork on the original seemed superior to this, Kirkham and the rest of the art team still manage to capture enough of the look of the original series to enhance an enjoyable first issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sam Kirkland Sep 10, 2006

    If you loved Grant Morrisons New X-Men and want to see if his lingering ideas and subplots can become even more convoluted, look no further. If you need help falling asleep, look no further. Otherwise, you shouldnt feel bad about passing on Phoenix: Warsong #1. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Sep 10, 2006

    Without a compelling premise, Warsong can only succeed on the quality of the creators. The art is bad enough to drag down Paks mildly interesting writing. The writing is nice; I could see him on one of the main titles, but the story is boring out of the gate. Wake me when its over. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Judson Miers Sep 10, 2006

    Well, Im certainly under-impressed about any sort of Phoenix and/or Scott Summers story. The actual writing of the story was sufficient for my money, but there just isnt anything compelling here. Its bad enough that Jeans gone, but why do we must have more and more Phoenix stories? I understand that the Phoenix was a mythical creature that would resurrect itself every 500 years or so. Lets make a promise to quit digging up the old classic stories and try to pass them off as new and interesting or in need of further exploration. Lets make up new stories and commit to creativity and quit hanging on the coat tails of creators who were allowed to create stories without so much pressure to sell copies! Read Full Review

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