Posted on Saturday, November 9, 2013
by Paul in x-axis
Fantomex Max is a four-issue miniseries, so normally I would wait for the end of the run before reviewing it. But I won’t be buying the other two issues, so we might as well cover it now.
Hmm. I’ve kind of spoiled the ending, haven’t I?
In theory, Fantomex Max isn’t a bad idea. Wolverine Max has turned out alright – and yes, I’ll get around to reviewing vol 2 at some point, honestly. But basically, that book has correctly identified the opportunities offered by an out-of-continuity, adults-only take on Wolverine. You can jettison all the convoluted continuity, get to the core of what makes the character work, and avoid having to tiptoe around things that have a place in a comic about a violent man with knives prone to short bursts of shocking violence.