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NYX: Wannabe

Thursday, November 19, 2009

NYX: Wannabe (2006) Joe Quesada, Joshua Middleton, Robert Teranishi

Kiden had a normal life once. But it all fell apart. Then, when things are at their absolute worst, she discovers she has powers. Unfortunately for her, it seems to cause as much harm as good. Over the course of the story she meets up with three other mutants, and they try to work they way out of the trouble they’re all in.

This came up as a recommendation before, but I wasn’t sure how big of a series it was, or where it started. Then I came across the second volume of the series, realized it was written by Marjorie Liu, and realized I had to get the first volume.

It’s a strange thing. I’m pretty good at knowing what books I’ll like, and picking up books I enjoy. Sure, I get a few that are lousy, but I’ve got a pretty good record.

Comics, however, I seem to have only a 50% or so success rate. I always find the ideas fascinating, but the implementation is often not to my liking.

Thus I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked NYX: Wannabe.

First and foremost, the story telling is very well done. We just back and forth in time and between multiple characters, which can sometimes throw me out of a story, but Wannabe is very well done, and I found myself quickly turning the pages to discover what happened.

The characters are all damaged in some way, but we don’t necessarily learn why how they got the way they are, which makes the story even more compelling, since I’d like to know what what happened and how they got the way they were.

It’s also a look at the world of X-Men for mutants that don’t end up with Charles Xavier or Magneto.

This is a very good story, and I can’t wait to read the second volume, and I’m kinda sad to learn that there are only two volumes to read–I’d like to learn more about these characters that I think I’ll get from two volumes.
Rating: 9/10

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