My Thoughts on Dawn of X Wave 1

With a new year comes a new wave of Dawn of X. The Dawn of X relaunch came about from the status quo set up by Jonathan Hickman in House of X and Powers of X, exploring whatever Hickman didn’t want to in his core X-Men book. I’m still looking at that series over in Hanging with the HiX-Men, but what about the other titles?

I have been reading them, but I was unsure about how I’d tackle them. Whether they’d be part of Hanging with the HiX-Men or even if I would cover certain series. Eventually that snowballed into me just being very, very late with Hanging with the HiX-Men and I decided that briefer looks at all of the series would be for the best.

With the second wave of Dawn of X titles about to begin with Wolverine and the first six issues of the current series having been released, now is a good time to give my thoughts on the first wave. I’ve read all currently released issues of each of these series, six each, which is a more than fair amount of issues to gauge the series’ quality and form a founded opinion. Unlike my regular reviews, this will be much more informal, but I wanted to get these thoughts out quick.

With that in mind, here are my thoughts on Excalibur, Fallen Angels, Marauders, New Mutants and X-Force.

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Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors #1 Review — Unnecessary Fluff

Written by Frank Tieri
Pencils by Flaviano
Colours by Federico Blee
Letters by VC’s Joe Caramagna
Published by Marvel Comics

Cover price: $3.99 USD

Event tie-ins can usually be separated into two categories: relevant and irrelevant. Sometimes, a comic expands on an event and lends it greater scope or provides an important perspective… and sometimes it exists just to cash-in on a big or popular event. Sadly, Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors feels like the latter. Continue reading “Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors #1 Review — Unnecessary Fluff”