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Monday, February 21, 2011

X-23 #4 (Marvel)

"The first thing you learn is how to be alone."~Laura / X-23

Writer: Marjorie Liu
Artists: Will Conrad & Marco Checchetto
Colorist: John Rauch
Letterer: VC's Cory Petit
Designer: Jared K. Fletcher
Cover Art: Leinil Francis Yu with Jason Keith
Variant Art Cover: Marko Djurdjevic
Assistant Editor: Jody Leheup
Editor: Jeanine Schaefer
Group Editor: Axel Alonso
Editor in Chief: Joe Quesada
Publisher: Dan Buckley
Executive Producer: Alan Fine

Comic Book Week: ':o ?

This week I decided to do something a little bit different & I am going to try to continue it kindof.........the comix I bought last week did not satisfy me so I went out to a normal magazine shop & bought an issue of Marvel's "X-23" that I have never read. Next week I will try to buy a new comic that I would not buy for myself but for now let us call this a flash back! ;)

& for the week of February 16th my fav book was Supergirl #61 if you are interested.

The teen age girl Laura is a clone of Wolverine with teased genes to make her a teen aged girl instead of a hairy short man. ;) She also goes by the name X-23. She also has claws on her hands & feet both.

As with most of Marvel's comix there is a plot summary on the 1st page that very much confused me but then did not seem to have any thing to do with the rest of the issue which shows Laura on the run from some police men. She meets a teen aged prostitute who tries and fails to recruit her & does something bad to her pimp & meets a dashing member of the Xmen out of thin air & keeps running & then gets caught by the police men & then we end with a really strange suggestive shot that just made me a little nauseous because of the ties to Mister Sinister.

Sorry for the way I wrote that but that is the way I read it. I just was not into this story. I did like Laura as a character and the art work was gorgeous but the story was just not there. & the art work was pretty but it was confusing! It started out well enough but started to jump around & cover up the lack of back grounds with flashing lights. I also have to point out that for all of the editors in the list up at the top there were far too many mistakes in this story. There was a misspelled word that jumped out at me & Laura changes clothes randomly 1/2 way through but the new clothes consist of the same belly tee with a different pattern, the identical jeans with out blood stains & a cute leather jacket with & without a leather collar.

Also I liked the cover.........the normal cover is the 1 shown above.

So sadly this week............

RATING: 4 leather jackets out of 10!

As a special bonus please read my guest blog post at Girls Read Comics Too! It is 1 of a series of Memorable Moments of Marvel Women. Mine is about the death of Jean Grey as the Dark Phoenix!

& while you are visiting be sure to read about the other moments & other great posts!

Later gators! *mwah!* ツ*


  1. That's to bad that it had some issues like that. Too many cooks sticking their fingers in the pot maybe.
    I've wanted to try reading some X-23 but it's been awhile since I've had comics money. I read an interesting article talking about X-23 one time and it said the character used to be a prostitute herself. I don't remember her name being Laura though nor do I recall any mention of the claws on her feet. Wonder if it's the same girl then...
    "instead of a short hairy man" ahaha I love that line :)

  2. i think that she was a prostitute when she 1st appeared. have u tried looking 4 free comix online? i just found http://www.milehighcomics.com/firstlook/marvel/x23-2/ it is x-23 #2 from her 1st mini for free! :)
    thanx 4 ♥ing the line! *hugs&kisses!*