May 8, 2012 - The slow reveal
It is really not kind to compare these.
A fan-zine can't beat the X-Men.
Funny that this is one of the better issues of Valiant Voice lately. It starts to really pump up some sections of the being revealed Secret Weapons - no big deal - but has a GREAT look at the Chaos Effect promo.
Still, it's a shill. Look how awesome WE are. More about US! What are we selling this month?
I know why I didn't buy these way back when, that is for certain.
When you show it on the cover...
There is something lovable about the slow reveal of a character. But when the cover sorta shows everything about him - except his face - on the cover - we might not be impressed.
The book is interesting - mostly dealing with Xavier's origins. It shows his stepfather, and how Xavier's Dad was accidentally killed in the accident - but also how his stepfather CHOSE not to save him.
Nice slow reveal, but HIDE him on the cover! I love how Cain is his step-brother, but needed to hide it. I also loved how Charles said he'd EVENTUALLY return - just had to dig himself out of all of the rock.