Monday, January 12, 2004

Evolution. Devolution. Whatever: Publishers Weekly (subscription required) takes a turn at the X-Men: Evolution pie-throw with a terse review of the new trade paperback:

"Labeled 'All Ages,' the slender, digest-sized volume adequately rehashes the basic scenario for kids who weren't following earlier versions of the story. In the process, though, this work simplifies everything, so that everyone looks manga-cute and talks like the slogans posted in public school hallways: 'Share Your Problems; Be Yourself; Let's Work Together.' The results are pleasant but insipid. In addition, dark and muddy printing hinders the art."

I'm not sure how something can be "pleasant but insipid," but I think Devin Grayson has found her new slogan.