Like a good X-Phile, I went to the comic store yesterday and picked up issue number 4. There were several covers to choose from, but I opted for the one displayed here. It was the creepiest, and I like creepy artwork. There is something visceral about it.
Anyway, my expectations were not very high, which is probably why I liked this issue better than the previous ones. I’ve gotten to the point where I can overlook the mediocre artwork (which is not nearly as good as the cover art) as well as disregard the flaws in the storyline.
Speaking of storyline, the overall story is starting to come together. It was pretty choppy and disjointed for the first three issues, but now it is beginning to mesh. In fact, I’m actually feeling interested in the story for the first time. I’m glad I stuck with it, because honestly, I was ready to give up after the last issue.
Without giving away too much (I hate spoilers), I will say that the general premise is that alien hybrids are existing in Yellowstone and are trying to get Scully’s son. There is a pipeline around Yellowstone that contains a compound which prevents the hybrids from passing, essentially caging them in. Finally, the hybrids are able to shape-shift and take on the appearance of others, which adds to the confusion.
I know I was pretty harsh in my reviews of the first three issues, but this one is better. I still have the same complaints that I had earlier, but the progression of the storyline is making up for the shortcomings. Cheers!