Saucer Country #1
by Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly
Saucer Country is a sort of strange mix of The West Wing and The X-Files. Paul Cornell can tell just about any story, and he always chooses to prove that fact by telling awesomely weird ones. He chooses to tell his strange alien story by focusing not on the aliens or strange sci-fi elements, but by focusing on a very real main character with very real problems that are about to get worse. Ryan Kelly does a wonderful job with the art, and really blends the stranger elements in with the realistic story. There are a lot of great new books on the shelf this week, but make sure you do not overlook Saucer Country.
X-Men Legacy #263
by Christos Gage, David Baldeon, Jordi Tarragona, and Sonia Oback
There has been a lot of talk about Wolverine and the X-Men since the X-Men crossover event Schism wrapped up, and while that is a good book, it has stolen some of the spotlight away from X-Men Legacy. Out of all the books to come out of Schism, X-Men Legacy does the best job of explaining the argument between Cyclops and Wolverine. Christos Gage has really tapped into the reason behind why Rogue and so many of the X-Men left Cyclops and reformed the school. Even better, he explains this argument and shows all the sides of the argument, while the X-Men have a huge fight for their lives against the mutant powerhouse known as Exodus. David Baldeon’s art can, at times, make the characters look a little childish, but he does do a great job with the action and in the quieter emotional scenes, he conveys a lot of emotion. With all the craziness coming out of the X books these days, don’t miss out on Christos gage’s X-Men Legacy, it really is the heart and soul of the X-Men franchise right now.