Comments on: Madame Xanadu #1 Where to find out what's really good. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:20:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: J. Doe Fri, 11 Jul 2008 23:19:35 +0000 Wait wait wait … this is an ONGOING? I thought it was an origin mini. I also thought the first issue was terrible, for all the reasons you mentioned, and also, for not signaling to the reader, technically, that Nimue is Xanadu. There’s no real connection between the title of the comic and anything in it. Sure, most readers can figure it out, but it’s just … so … dumb.

I’ve always liked the Madame Xanadu character, though never what’s been done with her. I had high hopes for Wagner, and loved the preview art (note that the preview art, at least what I saw, was all of some future issue set in modern NYC). For art’s sake alone, I’ll give it another issue or two, but this flat and sloppy start does not bode well.

Less important: Does this mean she’s defected to the Vertigo world? After all, she appears in DC superhero books, as does a very different Kirby-fied Morgan Le Fay (now delivering stilted dialogue and nothing else, weekly in Trinity). I don’t want to get too hung up on such multiverse wanking, but frankly, I need a better product to make me overlook the continuity crap in favor of enjoying the work.