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Issue by Issue – The Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior #6

The Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior #6
With this issue, it seems like the distance between Crystallium and Earth is closer than it has been made to seem because more often than not, someone from one planet lands on the other and is able to go back without any problem.  It is probably the only fault that the series has overall, as it cannot seem to rely upon its own characters, instead needing a guest star to keep things moving.  The fact is, the overall story is a good one, it is simply not giving its readers time to get invested in it.  So once again, somebody makes their way to Crystallium, this time being the X-Man Nightcrawler after bamfing where he should not have bamfed.  Once there, he is mistaken for a demon or more accurately, an agent of Chaos.  So as Crystar and his men judge Nightcrawler by his appearance instead of simply talking to him and Moltar and his people thinking that Nightcrawler is the second coming, it makes for some very awkward situations – for Nightcrawler that is.  Jo Duffy does a decent job on the story but makes no real headway on the main plotline except for a couple of scenes where Crystar and his Uncle Feldspar chitchat for a bit.  Eventually all things come out in the wash and Nightcrawler gets to go home, but it would have been nice to see more of the Crystal Warriors and the Lava Men with the book’s focus squarely on them.   It was a fun story, but it accomplished nothing more than entertaining the reader, which in one sense, is all that matters.

3 out of 5

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