Demon Days: X-Men #1 by Peach MoMoKo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well, this was just delightful!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll already be aware of Peach Momoko, as her variant covers have set the comic world alight over the last year or so. I’ll admit, I have a fair few Momoko variants in my collection already. She recently signed an exclusive deal with Marvel, and one of the results of that would seem to be her very own book in Demon Days: X-Men (and apparently Demon Days is a series, as we got the cover to the next issue, Demon Days: Mariko, at the end of this one…but we have to wait until June for it!).
So, we know Momoko can draw, but can she write? Well, yes, she can. Demon Days: X-Men #1 skilfully weaves together Japanese myth and fable with X-Men, casting the likes of Psylocke, Jubilee, the Hulk, Venom and Wolverine in new roles…with Psylocke as a mysterious warrior nomad, Sai, who stumbles across a village with is being dominated by an evil serpent spirit known as Venom.
The story is charming and fun and I’m honestly looking forward to reading more and seeing where Momoko’s going with this.
I’d heartily recommend it, not just to X-men fans but to fans of beautiful comics…because this book is stunning!