Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Mystique – Vol. #2 – Tinker, Tailor, Mutant, Spy

A lot of people got introduced to the character of Mystique for the first time in the hit film X-Men, but comic fans have been familiar with her for quite sometime.  This graphic novel contains issues #7 through #13 of Mystique, written by Brian K. Vaughn.  The series as a whole reminds me a lot of the Marvel Knights series Elektra, as far as pacing and the feel.  Mystique, a blue shape-shifting femme fatale, does it all… from tracking down an apocalyptic bioweapon, to teasing romantic possibilities, to a handful of exciting chases and fights.  This book is fast and fun; the writing and artwork aren’t breathtaking, but they’re not bad either.  If you’re looking into giving a new comic series a shot, you could do a whole hell of a lot worse.

Overall Grade: B 

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