Weapon X – Familiarity and Mystery

Posted by December 2, 2016 Comment

By Joe Glass, Bleeding Cool’s Senior Mutant Correspondent

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Weapon X, which has now been revealed as being by Team Greg (i.e. Greg Pak and Greg Land), is perhaps the oddest of the ResurrXion Reveal Reactions I’ve had to write this week: because the book already feels drastically familiar.

Not in a bad way. But rather, it just feels like this book is known. And yet it isn’t.

For a good long while now, it seems that we have had to have one dark, violent and proactive X-Team on the books. This book will be it for ResurrXion. And it has the characters we’d kind of expect for such a series too, in Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Warpath, Domino and Lady Deathstrike. This feels almost…nostalgic?

It feels like a book we’ve had before. But this time, we’ve got character combinations and iterations that are different.

Pak excels at emotional storytelling, and I daresay he can bring some fun emotional interactions and plots to the proceedings, so this book will at least be more than just explosions and constant dismemberment (though it is worth noting that four of the five team members are really good at dismembering).

The villain of this go around is the Weapon X Program, but a re-formed Weapon X that is now keen not to use and abuse mutants, or create super-weapons depending on the iteration of the Weapon Plus Program, but rather just outright eradicate them. And the leader behind this will be a mystery.

So hard to say with this one. It doesn’t seem bad as such, but very familiar. Not in a bad way, just…not in a new way? I, however, eagerly look forward to being wowed by something special and different.

Joe Glass is a Bleeding Cool contributor and comic creator. He is the writer and creator of LGBTQ+ superhero team comic series, The Pride, which is available on ComiXology and The Pride Online Store

(Last Updated December 2, 2016 2:55 pm )

About Joe Glass

Joe Glass has been contributing to Bleeding Cool for about four years. He's been a roaming reporter at shows like SDCC and NYCC, and also has a keen LGBTQ focus, with his occasional LGBTQ focus articles, Tales from the Four Color Closet. He is also now Bleeding Cool's Senior Mutant Correspondent thanks to his obsession with Marvel's merry mutants.

Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.

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