Marauders #16 Review

by Ryan.L on December 09, 2020

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Stefano Caselli
Colorist: Edgar Delgado
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Actions have consequences, and it’s time for punishment.
This issue we see Emma and Kate heading to see Sebastian Shaw to discuss his hand in the murder of Kate Pryde.
I’m of two minds about this issue. On the one hand it was a very entertaining book. Seeing Emma and Kate dish out a rather serious amount of punishment was awesome. On the other hand there is something that happens in this book that I feel works completely against the x-books. A device like this would never be allowed for its use goes against the rights of mutants. But in this book it’s used freely and I struggle with this. It’s almost the lazy way out. That our creative team couldn’t come up with a better way to deal with Shaw. Maybe that goes to show the superior nature that mutants are carrying themselves with makes them almost too powerful and impossible to deal with.
The problem is without this device most of what happens in this issue wouldn’t have been able to happen. Though Emma could have used her powers to incapacitate Shaw, but then Kate wouldn’t get her chance to exact revenge or punishment as they are calling it on him. The end result is absolutely evil and only something the White Queen could come up with. The fact that they got nobel Storm onboard shocks me. These actions I could see them having ramifications with the Quiet Council. Someone will find out and then the house of cards will start to tumble. We see some of this starting near the end of this issue already.
While I may have my problems with this issue I did enjoy it more than I had problems with it. It was great to see the ladies have each other’s backs. I also really like the banter between Emma and Kate. They really have been forming an incredible friendship. It’s great to see these two characters grow.
Overall this issue exacts its sweet revenge and is devilishly fun in its execution. Though there may be some questionable choices in the story, it overall is a pretty good addition to the series.

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