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Major X #6 Review - Straight down the memory hole where it belongs...

Rob Liefeld (Writer-Artist) • Romulo Fajardo Jr. (Colorist)

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

Marvel (Publisher)

Ya Boi Zack of Comics Matter Youtube is giving up regular comic reviews going into 2021. Zack says that the interest in modern comics just isn't there and that ultimately nothing coming out of the mainstream matters anymore to its target audience. I somewhat disagree, there are some good books out there but with series like Major X, it's hard not to see where he's coming from.

Now that Major X has ended you'll never see these characters again. Major X isn't a horrible character he's just redundant. He's a throwback to the 90s and doesn't fit in with anything going in the post "Dawn of X" landscape. He feels like a relic and I doubt that Major X would have caught on even if he was created during Rob Liefield's creative prime. To that point, the Major is barely in this comic.

This issue sees the Major, Deadpool, and an alternate version of Cable take on alternate Namor and Dreadpool. The battle takes up a bulk of the issue. Heroes win and villains lose before saying goodbyes and hinting at further adventures to come.

I'm not sure who the Major X audience is beyond hardcore Rob Liefield fans. His art is pretty good in this issue but the series has been utterly forgettable. The book's most surprising revelation is that Major X is the son of Cable and Storm. You'd think that the comic would spend some time on the reveal and that it would have long-term ramifications on Storm and Cables relationship in regular continuity but Nah. More than likely their union will probably never be mentioned again.

Major X is ultimately a waste of time. It started out with modest potential and quickly descended into gutter trash. It's pretty sad because I love Rob Liefield and credit him as the father of modern comics. This was a swing and a miss but I'm sure he'll be back up to bat in the near future.

Rating: 6/10

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