Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014
by Paul in x-axis
“Muertas” is a storyline that starts off strongly and ends up as a bit of a mess all round.
Even the titling suggests confusion. Issue #7 clearly gives the title as “Muertas, part 1 of 6″. But issue #10 – sorry, “issue #10.NOW” – which ought to be “Muertas, part 4″, is instead titled as “Ghosts, part 1″, despite being manifestly a middle chapter, apparently for no reason other than to justify the dodgy promotion.
It starts with a decent idea, though. Ana Cortes, a rich Colombian teenager, gets hold of the disembodied consciousness of Lady Deathstrike. Before anyone asks, I couldn’t remember where she died either, and an explanation might not have gone amiss. (As best I can figure, it’s meant to be Uncanny X-Force #5.1, where she escaped X-Force by uploading her consciousness to the internet – she’s appeared elsewhere since, but if she’s a downloaded consciousness these days, I guess there’s no reason why there can’t be several of her.)