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Agent X #12

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2003
By: Tim Hartnett

Writer: Daniel Way
Artists: Kyle Hotz and Angelo Tsang

Publisher: Marvel

I usually like anything Daniel Way does. This is no different, although it is a bit more serious than what Agent X is used to. This is actually not the end of the Agent X series as originally planned, Gail Simone (who's quickly becoming my favorite writer) will be back in a few months.

Alex Hayden, a.k.a. Agent X, decides that its best he close his mercenary agency, and move on to other things. His last job will be to take down a TV executive, but others are trying to get the same kill and money, and get in the way. Hayden gets stiffed in the end, but admits that he made a "good decision" in closing the agency.

It's a fast-paced, nice would-be final issue, but I am happy Simone will be back to take a stab. It's more clever than funny, and most of it is just Hayden demonstrating his techniques and murderous dialogue, but in this title, that's what to expect.

When it comes to a title that's supposed to be ridiculous, the sky's the limit when it comes to art. Kyle Hotz frequently switches from realistic to exaggerated, but at least he attempts to fit in nicely with the story, which he does.

There really isn't much else to say about this issue, as is the case with many Marvel issues this week. I just hope next week is a better month for comics in general.

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