(This review may contain spoilers).
Having seen Hank McCoy in various different incarnations, it was nice to be able to see the comic book focus on him… but on an earlier version of his storyline, rather than a later one.
It was good that the first comic seemed to pull me straight into the action. I’ve become used to seeing Hank as a blue creature, but his first appearance in this first comic showcased a vastly different version of his character.
I thought it was cool that Hank was a scientist along with his mutation. It made him a unique character… and it was really awful to see the way his new mutation affected him. Even though he was being manipulated, it was awful to see him experiencing the mind of a predator… and although it was good to see him interacting with Iron Man (and being able to see both sides to Tony Stark), it was pretty awful to see the two of them on opposite sides. At the same time, later, I thought it was good that they were able to talk… and that Iron Man was understanding about the situation.
It was good to see that all of the comics were connected to each other and I liked the opportunity to see more of some of the other members of the X-Men… especially Angel. I did think that Professor X could have helped him, though.
The comics were, I saw, some of the older ones, so the artwork was a bit more juvenile. It was nice to see a variety of Hank’s different appearances included in the back of the comic book. It was also good to see the Hulk make an appearance in the final one of these comics. I did feel some sympathy for the Mimic, even though I wasn’t sure if he was meant to be one of the good guys or not. Still, by the end of the comic involving him, I felt bad for everyone involved.
The style of the narration in the comics seemed a bit clunky… almost addressing the reader through second person voice at first, but then slipping out of that again later. I thought it was interesting to see the Juggernaut… even though he was technically a bad guy. It would have been good to see more explanation of what was going on with him.
I would, in the future, be interested in reading more comic books with Hank in. I’d like to see more of him in the future.