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    Default X-Corp #1 Spoiler/Review Thread - Welcome to the New Age



    We see a facility with Forge, Sunspot, Madrox, Bishop and Jumbo Carnation. Finally Angel and M are together as they welcome us to X-Corp. Sofia was helping them shoot a promo. At the Krakoa Council Chamber, they talk with Xavier about legal matters. Xavier says X-Corporation needs to expand its board of directors. M has a psychic call and leaves

    We see Penance fighting cops in India as she retrieves Trinary from dealing with the IMDF. X-men Red reference! M wants her to join X-Corp on its board. Trinary is able to interface with the new headquarters and senses digital security dealing with malware. Warren is in Brazil meeting a contact, Jean-Pierre.

    At the Savage Land Flower Processing Facility, M walks in to find the Madri working. She punches one and talks to Jamie Prime about joining her. He agrees



    At HQ, the two plus Trinary are together. M psychically links with Trinary and then Warren. He tries to stay calm so not to shift forms and end the connection. He doesnt want to give the extortionist more money. JP says Krakoa is in violation of the UN. We see M struggle with her Penance form, referring to her in the third person. Penance makes TP impossible when she comes on suddenly. It looks like getting angry causes this.

    Trinary, M and Madrox are in an aircraft to fly to Brazil. Meanwhile the Savage land base is being attacked and blows up. JP was the cause and arranged for the mutants to take the blame for the environmental effects. The team teleports through the Nova Roma gate and make their way to Warren. Jamie is pissed when he learns his dupes are dead as they arent disposable. Choppers swarm them as Warren flies into the aircraft

    Final page is a news article describing X-Corporation and how the market has soared following its display in Brazil



    I liked it! Im willing to give this a chance despite my issues with Tini. The art was better than I expected it based off the previews
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    This was so boring! The art was bland and lifeless. Whilst the voices for M, Angel the rest was good, the plot was dull. If X Factor can be cancelled after 10 issues I cant see this lasting much longer after such a poor start.

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    Love seeing Jamie though I'm alarmed that we still haven't seen Layla at all on Krakoa. Are they even still married?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psylocke View Post
    Love seeing Jamie though I'm alarmed that we still haven't seen Layla at all on Krakoa. Are they even still married?
    In general I would like to know more about his status quo as well, since we had a pre-Layla dupe of Jamie running around in Rosencanny. Is this the Jamie who died in Death of X?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psylocke View Post
    Love seeing Jamie though I'm alarmed that we still haven't seen Layla at all on Krakoa. Are they even still married?
    I hope she knows that Jamie somehow finds doing science by himselves in the Savage Land more fulfilling than their marriage and child. What an odd line for Jamie to say.

    I found this issue disappointing. I didn't dislike it, but I expected more than I got.

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    To put it another way, with Claremont it often felt like characters actually speaking and conversing with each other. With Tini and Hickman it can feels like reciting bullet points off a Wikipedia page.

    I was confused by the recap because I come from a legal background, and in legal writing when you shorten names to stuff like JP you do it in reference to the last thing with JP that was said. It was my mistake and it confuses me all the time with stuff people post online.

    But the story itself is confusing. So Warren and Monet are now Diet Hulks, their island is flying now for some reason, and one of their plants has been blown up but its a good thing? Calling the island a silver age villain lair is right on the money. I can't imagine other countries being thrilled by this floating around the world. And if it stays put, then what was even the point? I'm just very confused.

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    Yeah if X-Factor gets cancelled at 9 and it's way better than this .... no way this lasts long.

    The art is a major drawback. Just did not look good.

    As far as new titles Hellions, SWORD and Way of X beat this in every way and were actually interesting while looking good.

    This just was dull. Didn't expect much based on Excalibur but this was really boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkingdom View Post
    To put it another way, with Claremont it often felt like characters actually speaking and conversing with each other. With Tini and Hickman it can feels like reciting bullet points off a Wikipedia page.

    I was confused by the recap because I come from a legal background, and in legal writing when you shorten names to stuff like JP you do it in reference to the last thing with JP that was said. It was my mistake and it confuses me all the time with stuff people post online.

    But the story itself is confusing. So Warren and Monet are now Diet Hulks, their island is flying now for some reason, and one of their plants has been blown up but its a good thing? Calling the island a silver age villain lair is right on the money. I can't imagine other countries being thrilled by this floating around the world. And if it stays put, then what was even the point? I'm just very confused.
    Warren has been a Hulk like character for over a decade now. The only time that he wasn't Hulk-like during that period of time was when Bunn wrote the character. And even then there are readers who believe that the Archangel personality was just waiting under the surface.

    I understand your point about how the ship flying could seem silver age.

    I thought that it was just a floating ship though, and the island wasn't part of it.

    However, I don't see how the ship can be seen as overly silver age goofy compared to some of the other things that the X-Men have used recently. The Marauders use a pirate ship to get around. A goofy silver idea I think. I doubt if many governments are happy about that. During Carey's X-Men run, the X-Men used a flying ship also. It looked like an old Spanish warship called the Conqistidor if I remember correctly. I haven't noticed to many complaints about that during the time that I have posted on this forum. Maybe they did at the time and I just don't realize it.

    Heck, even the school that the X-Men used in Aaron's Wolverine and the X-Men comic looked like a goofy piece of silver age nonsense.

    Now I'm not saying that I entirely disagree with you. Flying ships, pirate ship headquarters, and the silly school aren't the type of things that I would associate with the X-Men or are what make them interesting or great to me. They do seem like the kind of thing that I dislike about a lot of mainstream superhero comics

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    Notably, Monet mentions the expanded Board of Directors will needs 5 people. It was unclear to me if that meant 5 in addition to Monet and Angel or 5 including them. Either way we have 1-3 more cast members for this book who are still unknown.

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    So what was the big ending reveal? Was it the island being in the atmosphere?

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    Hm. Somehow Monet's voice seemed off to me. And she has superstrenght already, no need to gear up as Penance all the time.

    Other than that, it was a good first issue. It doesn't seem the same writer of Excalibur. I am invested in that corporate drama now.

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    Not too fond of the art, everyone looked like paper dolls.
    The story had interesting ideas, but it never grabbed me. I just can’t seem to invest in the characters or the story when Tini Howard is the writer. I wonder if most of the story will take place off panel as seems to be the case with Excalibur.

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    This was a dud for me. Monet personality felt all over the place and i hated her as much as i loved her depending on the panel. Warren came off like he was in some other world or he was taking krakoan recreational drugs. Trinary was the best thing about this issue to me. I was getting so annoyed for Madrox at Monet's lack of concern for like anything anyone was saying at all. She seems like a corporate bully. I don't think i would enjoy working with Monet, we would constantly but heads and personally would have turned her offer down flat. I'm out on this one.
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    Am I the only one that feels like they’re having a stroke when reading this particular writers dialogue? This happens to me when I read Excalibur too. It’s like talking in circles, almost? Hard to describe but not fun.

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    I enjoyed the comic.
    I can see how some people wouldn't enjoy the corporate focus though.

    Every character had a voice of their own. I thought that Monet was particularly interesting. She had some pretty good quotes. Such as the one where she states that mutants shouldn't have to pay for things that they are already owed, or something like that. She came across a bit ruthless to. She was awful quick to view Jamie's duplicates as expendable, and not people in their own right. It could be another side effect of her Penance personality, though.

    I know that some readers are upset that Monet is shown in her Penance form so often, but I thought that the comic did a good job of explaining why. She has a Hulk like anger management issue. When she gets angry, she loses control and turns into Penance.

    I thought it was neat to see the way that Warren was able to control his more murderous Archangel form compared to Monet, who had more difficulty controlling her Penance form because of lack of self control. Warren just seems to have more experience, I guess.

    It was nice to see Sofia's experience in the Mojoworld used to help film the X-Corp commercial.

    I agree with people who would like to see Jamie's status with Layla Miller cleared up. I really like Layla, and would hate to see her forgotten about.

    I'm going to guess that the last spot on the X-Corp board will go to either Sunspot, Magik, or Selene. Roberto was brought up in the comic, and Magik mentioned having friends in X-Corp in this week's issue of X-Factor. Or hell, maybe the spot jus goes to Siryn once X-Factor ends. Terry is friends with both Penance and Madrox.

    My only big problem with the comic was the villain. I thought that he and his mercenaries were just to generic. Especially when it is the first issue of a comic and you are trying to build up a readership. Actually, I feel that many of the X-comics have used weak villains in their opening story in the krakoan era. This comic's villain just felt particularly dull.

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