“Back To School”(X-23 #6 Comic Review)

X-23 #6-Operation Kindergarten Clone

Writer: Mariko Tamaki

Artist: Georges Duarte

Colors: Chris O’Halloran

Cover: Ashley Writer
Letters: Cory Petit

 

Synopsis: Laura and Gabby go undercover as a teacher and student at a high school to uncover an evil scientist there.

 

What You’ll Need To Know: They had defeated The Stepford Cuckoos, with the help of another Stepford last issue. Gaby went all Linda Blair from The Exorcist being possessed by Esme, but luckily she was saved and her and Laura got to bond and celebrate their birthday.

 

In This Issue: I don’t get excited for this comic book at all anymore.(Shots fired).

Not much substance to this story. It’s a bit too early to have a filler like this? It’s only the 6th issue. We’re going a lot more light-hearted, but it’s not even like anything tragic had happened right before. Yeah I get that Gabby is trying to make it more light hearted but like this like a boring cartoon episode everyone forgets about. We are trying to have Laura have a stand alone where she overcomes a lot trauma from being a controlled weapon and has a new adventure with Gabby and occasionally appearances from some familiar X-Men, but this isn’t executed all that great in my opinion.

Unimpressive villain. I really wish I wasn’t so negative of this issue, but this comic as a whole has mostly been subpar in my opinion. I am also just trying to be honest with a lot of readers and I don’t like to sugarcoat, readers are paying biweekly for a comics and they need a crackdown of the story. X-23 has always been a complex character, especially for a teenage superhero. This kinda tones down her badass-ness. Good for a couple laughs, seeing Laura as a gym teacher, even though we all know we’ve never had a young and fit gym teacher.

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Daniela Mendoza
Hey nerds! I'm a 23 year old cosplayer from Southern California who loves comic books as well! I love going to metal and punk shows. I'm a hostess on Shoot The Breeze Comics' shows Thought Bubbles, Panel to Panel, and Guardians of the Con-Life.
Summary
I may be on some hater-ade, but I just expect a lot more from a favorite superhero. Cover makes it seem a lot cooler than it is, I feel like it would definitely be a memorable one, just with an basic story behind it. Art saves it, it has good detail with pretty background colors.
Good
  • Quick read
  • Stand alone
  • Good dynamic with X-23 and Honeybadger
Bad
  • Unimpressive villain
  • Not super memorable in my opinion
6
Fair
Art - 7
Cover - 7
Plot - 5
Character Development - 5
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Hey nerds! I'm a 23 year old cosplayer from Southern California who loves comic books as well! I love going to metal and punk shows. I'm a hostess on Shoot The Breeze Comics' shows Thought Bubbles, Panel to Panel, and Guardians of the Con-Life.

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