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Major X #3 Review - The 90's For Better or Worse...

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

Rob Liefeld (Writer) • Whilce Portacio (Pencils)

Romulo Fajardo Jr. (Colorist) • Rob Liefeld & Romulo Fajardo Jr. (Cover Artists)

Marvel (Publisher) • Get it now from Green Brain Comics

It's been so long since I reviewed Major X #2 that I barely remember what happened in it. That being said, you don't need to read that volume to have a decent time here. There's a lot of action. A ton of beautiful art from Whilce Portacio and some cool character dynamics explored.

Nothing in the comic is particularly deep but it's fun to read and has pretty pictures.

The book opens with a sparring session between Wolverine and M'Koy who for all intents and purposes is Beast. The alternative is that its a clone of Beast, Dark Beast, or a version of Hank Mccoy that did some deep experimentation on himself. With that mystery established the rest of the book covers Major X and M'Koy on their mission into the timeline to save the X-Istence and the X-Ential (These are the real names). They run into Dreadpool (Deadpool), his cohorts and the book ends on another cliffhanger.

The art direction of this book is fantastic. I haven't seen Whilce's work on a book in ages and its nice to see he hasn't lost a step. The line art is beefed up by Romulo Fajardo, Jr. who provides a slick color palette throughout. The fights all look good and if you're here solely for the art and nostalgia you'll get a lot of mileage out of this issue. Three issues in and Whilce provides the best versions of these characters yet (sorry Rob). The weakest part of the book are the character names. This is beyond rubbish and makes me wonder what Rob was smoking when he came up with them cause I want some.

Major X #3, the book isn't bad but I wish there was a bit more substance. The 90's nostalgia can only take me so far. There are a lot of solid ideas in Major X and a better writer could give us a great story. Rob's doing his best and I won't knock him for it but I just expect a little bit more than great art nowadays. I'm sure the series will read well in trade but the single issues are somewhat lacking to date.

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Rating 7.5/10

Major X #3 Whilce Portico Variant

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