Thwip! Reviews – X-Men Blue #1

Ah comics. It’s that time of the week where I delve into the newly released and unleash my judgment upon them.

My name is unimportant, but my judgment is.

With the brand new relaunching of X-titles, a part of the Marvel universe that we still have fondness for despite the past decade of sucking, we are going strong with checking out what’s being thrown down.

With X-Men Blue (which features the “original” five X-men…their younger, less messed up versions, if you have no idea what I am talking about, count yourself lucky, none of it makes a lick of sense nor was it really all that good or interesting), this is Marvel trying to go back to the good ol’days…

Of the Teen Titans cartoon show.

Not a bad thing, but really their voices remind me of Beast Boy, Cyborg, etc. etc. more than the X-Men that I have grown accustomed to (but this could just be my warped brain reading too much into it).

Other than that weird little hiccup, this was a fun comic that sets out to show exactly what the Five are up to – namely nostalgia – which is heroics of the X-kind from back in the days of yesteryear.

As for that final page mentor reveal…I don’t know how am I supposed to feel?  Shocked? But are we? I mean he has been in the forefront of do-goodery for so long that even hints of menace don’t actually make any sense, rather it just seems that they are like, “ooooh, could he be evil?” (he might be, he does flip-flop a lot and we are kind of used to it).

You know what would have been a better twist? Baron Zemo being their mentor…that would be a great callback to the Thunderbolts.

(That Wolverine backup story though, I kind of am shrugging my shoulders to it, mainly because that version of Wolverine was not my favorite…he wasn’t anything, so bringing him is just everyone winking their eyes and going, “gotcha didn’t we?”)

An average three Thwips for this issue.

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