When I was in 9th grade, a part of the English class curriculum at my school was the famed William Shakespeare work The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Now this is going to date me a bit, but I remember which grade that happened because the entire freshman class at my school got to take a field trip to the cinema to see Romeo+Juliet – you know, the one with Leonardo DiCaprio. And really, nothing helps cement a lesson than a memorable field trip.
The point I’m making here is that when you come across a story solicited as a tribute to a work you’re familiar with, it’s easier to critique that story – especially if it misses the mark completely. She Lies With Angels is one of those stories.
Took Place In
Uncanny X-Men #435-436
Archangel (leader), Husk, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Polaris (the other five X-Men on the cover of #437 (Iceman, Northstar, Jubilee, Juggernaut, Havok (leader) do not appear in this story)
Others You Should Be Aware Of
The Guthrie clan (Ma, Josh, and Jeb)
In a Nutshell
Husk comes home to Kentucky when a family feud gets out of control just in time to catch her brother’s “forbidden” love in the middle.
As always, we’ll be going through the story with a sarcastic mocking tone, but in the process I’ll be pointing out the attempted ties to the original tragedy, and how it doesn’t work. Because I pretend to be smart, even though I just started this sentence with a conjunction. Shut up – this site says it okay.
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