Published by Marvel Comics. Written by Paul Cornell. Pencils by Leonard Kirk. Inks by Jay Leisten.
The Deal: Norman Osborn's hand-picked team of mutant villains/anti-heroes posing as heroes investigate a strange and dangerous mutant entity.
The Verdict: Yes this book is superfluous and an unnecessary by-product of the whole "Dark Reign" story line, but thanks to writer Paul Cornell and artist Leonard Kirk the comic manages to be quite entertaining. You may remember Cornell and Kirk from their great run on the now-dead Captain Britain and MI13 comic; the duo has a knack for crafting hilarious dialogue, spot-on characterization and cinematic action sequences. That said, do you really need to but Dark X-Men? Probably not. But it's a good read.
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