COMIC TITLE: Dazzler: X-Song #1 (2018)
Laura Braga– Artist
June 6, 2018
The first time that I had ever heard of a character named Dazzler, I instantly thought that it was Marvel’s version of Jem and The Holograms. A superhero that is also a pop singer, I mean the idea of resemblance is there, but I dove deeper into the story a little and was fascinated a bit. She was someone that born with the mutant gene who kind of rejected the idea of becoming a hero, but it kept pulling her in whether it was that she was apart of the X-Men or the A-Force. That is definitely what has intrigued me about Dazzler and I have always liked her look which is why when I found out that they were coming out with a comic, I was so excited. Unfortunately, it’s only a one off issue entitled Dazzler: X-Song #1 and it was written by Magdalene Visaggio (Transformers Vs The Visionaries) and it was illustrated by Laura Braga (Captain Marvel). In this comic, Dazzler has a brand new band and she’s not exactly going by Dazzler anymore. She goes by the name of Alison Blaire and I don’t think she wants anyone to know that she is the former one hit wonder as she just wants to focus on a music career. Unfortunately, some knuckles head that say they represent the good of mutant kind are making it a little hard for her to focus.
There is a new breed of racism going on in the world of Marvel and it’s the mutants rallying against the Inhumans. That is what the hardcore topic of this comic is and it’s Dazzler’s fight to stop it as she just wants everyone to party together and enjoy her music. It’s definitely a cool concept to go on, but I wish Dazzler had a chance to explore this more with her own comic instead of the guest appearances in Domino or the fact that she returns in Astonishing X-Men #14. Then again, I am not really surprised because is it an issue that people are going to get behind. I mean how many times have we seen them release a comic for someone then it ends after seven issues? Way too many times is the correct answer to that question so I know why this is a one shot for the same reason they are always doing miniseries. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the artwork in the comic as they bring Dazzler into the 21ST century as well as the overall story. I think it’s worth picking up just to check out and you can check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A