Book Review: X-Men: Marauders

X-Men: Marauders (2018) is a compilation of a series of comic books. In the story we see Sabertooth come to the X-Men’s mansion to ask for asylum. For those of you who don’t know who Sabertooth is, he is a mean, tough, bad mamma jamma mutant. He’s an enemy of the X-Men. They have to accept him because they promised asylum to any mutant, but they are asking themselves: what could possibly scare him to ask for asylum?

Art

The style of the illustrations is clean. The colors are bright and crisp and the characters leap off the page. The only issue I had was with some of the frames depicting explosions. Maybe the style is not something I’m used to, but I couldn’t understand what was happening in some of the explosion frames. I can’t quite put my finger on why that was; maybe the frames were not big enough or the colors were too bright. Whenever I encountered this type of frame, I got the sense that something unexpected happened but I had to deduce what happened through context clues.

Story

In a sense, this story was incomplete. The reason is because it sets up the reader for the next major event in the series. With that being said, the story was incredibly addictive. I needed to find out why some of the bad guys were attacking the good guys. On top of this, the internal issues the X-Men character had set up a tension and curiosity to keep me turning the pages.

Final Thoughts

So, I got to learn more about some of the lesser-known X-Men mutants. Some of their powers are really cool. I recommend this compilation to any fan of the X-Men franchise. Since the story finishes on a “to be continued” it might not be the best starting spot for the uninitiated.

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