Thursday, December 22, 2011

Recap: X-23 v3 Issue 19

This issue had quite a satisfying conclusion to the Misadventures in Babysitting arc.

In the end, it dives headfirst into showing us how much Laura has grown. I'm not sure there's anything I'd want to say about it because it might ruin just how amazingly well done this story is, and how very real it feels about intercharacter relations. It fits Julian perfectly, and it evokes a sense of reality that's sadly far too common with his ending barb. For the last X-23 story of 2011, Marjorie Liu and company gave us a great one that will be long remembered.

I will say one thing instead. The ending guest cameo has got me all giddy for next month.

That's right. Jubilee and X-23 are going to take the big apple by storm! Be sure to pick it up next month!


  1. Agree on the Julian comment; possibly one of the more dickish things to say after getting no reciprocation from Laura. For someone that has as many problems as her, that had to cut her pretty deep. Could this also setup future conflict between the two? The signs are all there for Hellion to go completely off the deep end.

  2. Pretty much. With as patient as Laura has been with him, he's like a dog with a bone and really has no one to blame but himself. I really like the symbolic nature it evokes too of her growth away from her habits. By moving on from Julian and seeing him for what he really is, it shows a Laura adjusting to the world and not being blinded by her issues anymore.