Marvel Comics
Mystique # 6
By Kevin Scott
Sep 28, 2003 - 11:44

Marvel Comics
Writer(s): Brian K Vaughan
Penciller(s): Jorge Lucas
Inker(s): Jorge Lucas
Cover Artist(s): Joseph Michael Linsner

To be a good spy you need to be able to move in silence. You'll need to be able to do the unthinkable to survive. You'll need to be able to blend in to your surroundings. So if your Mystique, your perfect for the job………maybe too perfect. She's a ruthless killer, has committed countless atrocities, but now she is working for Charles Xavier!?! Maybe not by choice, but what does she want, redemption or a means for escape!?!

In this issue Vaughan seems to want to show us an even deeper side of Mystique character. He wants to call everything into question and show nothing is a given. The only problem is, it seems a contradiction on the past we know her to have. There needed to be more of a build up to the epiphany. We don't end on a cliffhanger this time around, but we are given a glimpse of a potential threat to Xavier and maybe even Mystique!!!

I have to say, I thought the cover was a little weak, but Lucas opens up with a great spread shot, that really gets things started. Once again his work is solid and shows a nice finesse for emotion. This is really apparent in the interaction between Mystique & Evangelina. You could see the effects of the conversation on each character. Lucas also throws in a really nice explosion panel.

Report Card - C

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