Review: New Exiles #2

New Exiles #2 coverNew Exiles #2
“Flight of the Avenging Son”
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciler: Tom Grummett; Inker: Scott Hanna

It is safe to say that without Chris Claremont, Wolverine never would have reached the heights of popularity that he did.

Unfortunately in recent years, Claremont has become a parody of himself. His stories are too verbose, too melodramatic and too full of mutants.

And Claremont’s handling of ‘Exiles,’ a formerly fun and irreverent series, is no different. The exposition has increased, the comedy has disappeared and mutants have taken over like never before.

So it should come as no surprise that Wolverine makes an appearance, albeit one that doesn’t really seem to suit any purpose.

Buyer beware.

From Marvel: “The Exiles have barely arrived in a new dimension before they’re struck by disaster! Sabretooth, Psylocke and Mystiq find themselves in the middle of a long-running conflict between the two most powerful figures on the African Continent, the Black Panther and Ororo. As for Rogue, her fate ends up in the hands of a young man who calls himself Gambit — but if you think that tells you what to expect from this character and this story, try again! He needs Rogue to help him save his parents — Oh, and did we mention he breathes water?” On sale Feb 13, 2008.

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