Astonishing X-Men (2004) #49
The Marauders are back! Something from Northstar's past has resurfaced... and is looking for revenge.
Liu is incredible at highlighting the vulnerable in our characters, and in recognizing the stakes at play when you date while being in constant danger for who you are, and how that experience deeply affects both you and your partner. The fact that she does that with two queer characters, with a focus on their different experiences and approaches, makes it even more compelling. The expressions on our characters’ faces, from the disappointment, self-blame and conflict to their final tenderness are worth the whole issue.
(Liu, Perkins) A thrilling second issue of this arc that is excellent when it comes to personal conflict and aftermath, with art that matches the dark tone this story is setting.
Astonishing X-Men (2004) #49: This Is A Risky Life
- Writing - 9.5/109.5/10
- Storyline - 10/1010/10
- Art - 9.5/109.5/10
- Color - 9/109/10
- Cover Art - 8.5/108.5/10
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