Comics Briefly: American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #4, Wolverine and the X-Men #16, X-Treme X-Men #3

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American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #4
Writer: Scott Snyder, Artist: Dustin Nguyen, Colors: John Kalisz

It felt like not much happened in this issue. Felicia and Hobbes and their potential new allies are still on the run and arguing with each other. There’s some back story for Hobbes, but I wish we’d had more time with Felicia or the new guys.

Wolverine and the X-Men #16
Writer: Jason Aaron, Pencils and Colors: Chris Bachalo, Inks: Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza and Al Vey

HA! In the midst of the crossover craziness, we get this weird little side trip to see what the villains are up to. The issue focuses on the recent adventures of the Hellfire kids, and pulls a nice balance between creepy and funny. This series doesn’t disappoint.

X-Treme X-Men #3
Writer: Geg Pak, Pencils: Stephen Segovia and Paco Diaz, Inks: Dennis Crisostomo and Paco Diaz, Colors: Jessica Kholine, Beny Maulana and Sotocolor

Zany, ridiculous, action-packed, few sweet moments; this is better than Issue #2. I like Dazzler so much here, and I like the crazy alterna-folks she’s with and their wacky adventures. There were a few more reversals/reveals just for their own sake than I really like, though. It’s a decent issue, but to stay on my pull list, though, the book will have to pull together a bit more.


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