Major X #4 Review - X-Tremely Mediocre
• Romulo Fajardo Jr. (Colorist) • Rob Liefeld & Romulo Fajardo Jr. (Cover Artists)
• Marvel (Publisher)
Aside from Jonathan Hickman's Dawn of X line of books the only X-Men books I've been reading have been Mutant X. It's not the worst comic on the shelves but aside from the novelty of Rob Liefield running the ship, the series has been extremely mediocre. The story feels out of continuity and it isn't really clear if any of these characters will ever appear again which begs the question, what was the point?
We're 4 issues deep and Rob's still introducing new characters. At this point, you'd expect the story to be winding down. The pace is fast, boom, boom, pow, cliffhanger and we'll see you in two weeks.
If you're a fan of the more excessive aspects of 90's comics this series may be great for you. There's just not enough meat on this story to keep me interesting.
Brent Peeples does a great job on pencils and it's easily the best part of the comic. It's simply not enough depth to this story. I'm happy to see that Rob Liefield is still getting work and contributing to the comic book industry but I'm not sure if Major X will make an impression on anyone not blinded by novelty or nostalgia.