Tuesday, August 13, 2013

X-Men Longshot

Written by: Ann Nocenti

First line: These troops want me bad!

Why you should read this book: Although I found both the plot and the artwork somewhat convoluted and difficult to follow, the tale of this ridiculously lucky transdimensional alien/slave/rebel leader/amnesiac/pretty boy remained strangely compelling. Basically, imagine that David Bowie is a comic book superhero in the ‘80s, with monstrous bounty hunters chasing him through an increasingly psychedelic landscape. There’s a girl who’s pretty cool, and a bad guy who’s pretty revolting, and some inexplicable magic, and a knotted back story that gets slowly unraveled, plus some cameos by more popular Marvel characters.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Really, it doesn't make all that much sense. 

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