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Old March 8th, 2013   jafabian is offline   #1
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Question X issue #1 Preview & Discussion

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The enigmatic vigilante X has shattered Arcadia’s criminal triumvirate, the Three Pigs, and fixed his eye on an even tougher target. But with the police department AND the crime establishment teamed up against him, muckraking blogger Leigh Ferguson may be X’s only ally! The brutal story of Dark Horse’s bloodiest hero begins anew!

Story by
Duane Swierczynski
Art by
Eric Nguyen
Colors by
Michelle Madsen
Cover by
Dave Wilkins
Publisher
Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price:
$2.99
Release Date
Wed, May 8th, 2013
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Old May 3rd, 2013   Amentep is offline   #2
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Man...I have to say I really did not like this book.

Now a small confession here, I've never read a book with X in it. When Dark Horse was doing their superhero line I read Catalyst: Agents of Change and Ghost and didn't have the money for the others.

But this issue - which nominally should be new reader friendly - tells me nothing about X. He's just a killing machine; it was like watching a Friday the 13th series where Jason had been turned against a crime syndicate.

And maybe that's how the original X was, I dunno. But I didn't connect with the character at all (him being a cypher and all), and unable to connect with the character I was left with a story that was just the deaths of super-fat criminals in a weird parody of the 3 Little Pigs.

Can't say what was here would entice me to read any further about this character.
 
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Old May 3rd, 2013   Mr. Wrong is offline   #3
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I enjoyed the #0 issue. It introduces a Punisher-style character, and immediately disrupts the status quo going forward into #1. I am genuinely curious about his back story and expect a lot more character depth to be revealed over time. I think it has the potential to be really good IF it avoids the obvious cliches of the anti-hero vigilante... I'm hoping that was the point of playing to that cliche to some degree in the 0 issue, to set expectations for one thing and then to deliver something else.
 
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