It was going to happen eventually: a comic was going to break me. I didn’t think we’d ever get to a point where they would be made to fill a list, but here we are: all of them X-Men this time around. What happened here? They won’t be making movies of these. No matter what Brian Singer or Hugh Jackman does, you can’t make silver-screen gold out of these clunkers. In any universe as broad as Marvel with as many X-Titles as there were every month there were bound to be a few strays in the mix… but when X-Men goes bad, it really goes bad.
The plot of the series revolves around Franklin, while the story revolves around Howard (even teasing a final return to Duckworld at one point). Splitting the plot and narrative between the two characters is a genius, masterful stroke by DeMatteis because it prevents either character from overwhelming the story and becoming too much of a “Mary Sue.”
Shame this isn’t “really” collected.
Despite being never reprinted, this is one of the most important issues in the entire Marvel Comics timeline.
Acts of Vengeance was a 1989-1990 crossover that spanned most of the Marvel Comics titles and effected them with varying degrees of severity — though not a steadfast rule, it can generally be said that the closer a book was to the then-Avengers status-quo, the more it was affected.
Sounds like it could be interesting, right? I thought so too, which is why I picked up this mini-series and gave it a read.
Hoo boy, now here’s a comic I could have probably skipped. And nobody — nobody — would have minded.