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A+X #10: Review

Jul 2013
B. Clay Moore, Kris Anka

Story Name:

Black Widow + Fantomex

Review & Comments

4 stars

A+X #10 Review by (February 15, 2022)

Review:  The first tale is offbeat, teaming Natasha with a somewhat obscure X-Man, a thief named Fantomex. The story is a nice showcase for the mutant crook, and Natasha’s defeat of her enemies between panels is a cute touch. The second tale uses an offbeat manga style with very cluttered design but the story is clever and the wide-eyed heroines are cute.  


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

A+X #10 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Black Widow has discovered that a Russian ghost town hides a secret facility that may have the digitalized DNA of every state-sponsored Russian superhero. She is trying to quietly infiltrate the building when the master thief Fantomex comes crashing out, guns blazing, pursued by a smaller version of Ursa Major. Fantomex uses his powers of misdirection to send the bear-man off on a tangent but Natasha is attacked by two more powered people, with the abilities of Darkstar and Sibercat. Fantomex has the DNA drive and takes off in his escape ship while Nat is pursued by a new Crimson Dynamo. Nat takes five minutes to beat down her three opponents and then races by bike to meet up again with Fantomex. The master thief explains that he was hired to steal the DNA drive but he doesn’t trust his client and gives it to Natasha, having pulled off the theft for the challenge.

“Scarlet Witch + Domino”             

Writer: Adam Warren. Art: Adam Warren. Colors: Guru eFx.

Synopsis: A Celestials’ Extermination Drone has gone rogue and is about to trigger the dormant supervolcano in Yellowstone Park, setting off and extinction-level event to destroy Earth. Scarlet Witch and Domino descend on the drone to try to stop it; Wanda can’t come into contact with the drone lest her probability powers create a feedback loop and unravel the universe. She uses her powers to boost Domino’s own luck powers as she enters the drone and discovers dozens, if not hundreds, of her own corpse, having failed at multiple attempts before. Domino locates the core and is killed.

Five minutes earlier, Domino, realizing she can’t get close enough to the core to destroy it, tases Wanda who falls to the surface of the drone, triggering a feedback loop, unravelling and reravelling the universe—minus the drone. Wanda is outraged but Domino was just taking her chances.  

Kris Anka
Kris Anka
James Campbell
Kris Anka (Cover Penciler)
Kris Anka (Cover Inker)
James Campbell (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Widow
Black Widow

(Natasha Romanoff)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)

Plus: Fantomex.

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