The collected edition of Messiah Complex has some pretty nice artwork. Story-wise it’s just so-so. I personally prefer Joss Whedon’s take on the X-men but the entire team here does a pretty decent job of shaking up the X-universe. It’s interesting to see characters like Jamie Madrox a.k.a. Multiple Man fleshed out more and taking a more central role rather than just the stalwarts of Wolverine, Cyclops, etc. The pace of the story is fast & exciting and the action doesn’t let up. If this was turned into a movie it’d be a BIG BIG one. Chris Bachalo is featured so little here and I would have loved it if every part of the story was illustrated by him. Sigh … Marc Silvestri’s artwork is the pits these days … or maybe I’ve just grown up and I can spot the inconsistencies more compared to when I was younger. Give this one a spin cos’ Messiah Complex is a major update to the X-universe that you won’t want to miss.
Rating: 3 Stars (out of 5)