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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Excalibur #22 Jul 15, 2021
8.0

I think Tini Howard is the right writer for Excalibur. Her work sings with the Otherworld stuff and bringing back these obscure telepaths from Marvel UK is badass! I love me some obscure mutants.

That said, I don't think Gambit fits at all in this title. I don't think Jubilee especially fits, though I wish Shogo dragon baby would just stay in Otherworld and free her up to be fun again more

Excalibur #22

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Jul 14, 2021

THE TOWER AND THE STORM!
With Captain Britain and Excalibur reunited, Otherworld is their domain. An escort mission reveals deep political unrest among Saturnyne's court. And a brutal sacrifice bears fruit.
Rated T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed X-Corp #3 Jul 15, 2021
6.5

On first read through, I didn't care for this issue. Art was bad.

On second read through, I kind of liked it once I got over the art. Concepts have potential. For me, X-Corp doesn't have enough characters I really care about. Unless you're a fan of Angel, Monet or Multiple Man, it's just not an essential read.

I may drop this title soon.

X-Corp #3

By: Tini Howard, Valentine De Landro
Released: Jul 14, 2021

MULTIPLE MEN, MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS!
He's everywhere you want to be. He's never not in the office. And his direct reports always fall in line. How does X-CORP meet their nearly impossible quotas with maximum synergy and minimal bandwidth? They've got Dr. Jamie Madrox, and he's the world's best boss.
Rated T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed New Mutants #19 Jun 21, 2021
6.5

I am convinced Ayala is just not the right writer for New Mutants. Ayala gets a few beats right here and there but doesn't seem to get the right vibe among the classic team and their relationships and dynamic. Trying to shoehorn Warpath and Scout and the X-kids into this book get clunkier with each issue.

Ayala might do really well with a book on the X-kids as less established charact more

New Mutants #19

By: Vita Ayala, Alex Lins
Released: Jun 16, 2021

AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO...
The HELLFIRE GALA is here, and the NEW MUTANTS have the chance to take a break from training the youth of Krakoa - an opportunity to get dressed up and get down. But not everyone is on their best behavior...and someone has vanished without a trace.
32 PGS./Rated T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Planet-Size X-Men #1 Jun 21, 2021
8.0

Pepe Larraz's art is awesome. The idea of terraforming Mars with mutant powers is clever, but aside from sort of setting up a new status quo for Arakko and the Omega level mutants flexing, there's not much to it. Creativity of the Arakko mutants off the charts though.

Planet-Size X-Men #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jun 16, 2021

THEY CAME TO SLAY!
The HELLFIRE GALA rages on, but bigger things are afoot a world away. Make no mistake - this is an X-Men book drawn by superstar artist Pepe Larraz. It is absolutely the most important issue of the month.
48 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed X-Factor #9 May 12, 2021
2.0

While I have admired this series, this issue was a sloppy mess.

X-Factor #9

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: May 12, 2021

BEST! CONCERT! EVER!
•  The Morrigan needs to be destroyed!
•  The answer lies in the Mojoverse.
•  LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER.
Rated T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed New Mutants #17 Apr 29, 2021
7.5

Mirage and Karma's adventure in Otherworld was fun, a wild fantasy adventure reminiscent of the classic Asgardian Wars. My critique is that it felt rushed rather than rich. The main reason here is obvious: New Mutants has been infiltrated by all these X-Kids who need their own book. If it they were prominent X-Kids from the Academy X area, there may be more appeal, but plenty of focus is on cha more

New Mutants #17

By: Vita Ayala, Rod Reis
Released: Apr 28, 2021

WHAT'S LEFT OVER WHEN YOU GO HOME?
With a mutant child lost in Otherworld, it's up to the NEW MUTANTS to find and extract him...without losing themselves in the process. Meanwhile, on Krakoa: Warlock makes a friend. Wolfsbane makes a friend. Magik makes some enemies.

Rated T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed X-Men #19 Apr 15, 2021
9.5

I like Synch as a character, ambivalent about Darwin, don't care for Laura (one Wolverine is enough). But this. Was. Amazing.

High concept and heartbreaking and makes Synch as a character now incredibly complex.

X-Men #19

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Mar 31, 2021

ESCAPE FROM THE VAULT!
Rated T+

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6.5

Honestly, the best part of this was the Hell's Belles, long forgotten 90s villains, getting some page time. Hopefully by next issue, the jig is up and the origin of the characters' powers and trajectory of the book will be clear. This seems like a miniseries as the leads don't have star power or staying power.

Storm seemed extremely condescending and rude, out of character. Are all mu more

Children of the Atom #2

By: Vita Ayala, Bernard Chang
Released: Apr 14, 2021

BREAKOUT!
A local prison riot is quickly turning into an escape and the only ones who can stop them are a bunch of high schoolers?! The strangest teens of all are on the case! Guest-starring the Avengers!
Rated T+

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Colleen St. Lucie rated X-Force #15 Dec 17, 2020
7.5

X-Force #15

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Dec 16, 2020

SHATTERED TRUST!
Omega Red's harboring a deadly secret, and X-Force may have to cross a line to keep Krakoa safe. But nothing compares to the trust broken by the interrogation of one of their own.
Parental Advisory

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed New Mutants #14 Dec 17, 2020
6.0

It seems unwise to stuff all the young Mutants into a book that should just be for the New Mutants. They’re all fighting for page time and this one didn’t even have Roberto, Sam, Amara or Doug. What makes New Mutants great is the dynamic among the classic cast, whereas Ayala is including Scout, ostensibly because she really likes writing her and not because she fits at all.

The New more

New Mutants #14

By: Vita Ayala, Rod Reis
Released: Dec 16, 2020

LOST IN THE SHUFFLE!
On the edge of Krakoan society, the NEW MUTANTS are loose in the Wild Hunt! Going big, blowing things up, and combining powers to see who gets crowned king of the mountain. But something lurks in the trees -- something old... and HUNGRY... and its favorite prey is young mutants...
Rated T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed New Mutants #5 Jan 9, 2020
9.0

You can tell Sunspot is Hickman's favorite NM character and he has the arrogant lothario bit nailed with humor narration. There were about 2-3 other LOL moments in the dialogue as well, so kudos for that.

For my money, this is the best New Mutants issue to date from this volume, although 1-2 were strong. Marvel's decision to have the X-Kids detract from the ongoing nature of the bo more

New Mutants #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Jan 8, 2020

THE EXPLOSIVE RETURN OF CANNONBALL! The team has reached the Shi'ar Galaxy only to find the empire in turmoil! Deathbird returns and she won't let Bobby and Sam get in the way of what she wants!
Rated T+

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