Demo DEMO (AiT/Planet Lar, $2.95) In the "X-Men," when teenagers wake up with hair in funny places and brand-new superpowers, the kindly Professor X wheels in… Demo DEMO (AiT/Planet Lar, $2.95) In the "X-Men," when teenagers wake up with hair in funny places and brand-new superpowers, the kindly Professor X wheels in…
Book Review

Demo (Fall 2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Writer: Brian Wood

DEMO (AiT/Planet Lar, $2.95)

In the ''X-Men,'' when teenagers wake up with hair in funny places and brand-new superpowers, the kindly Professor X wheels in and takes them to a lush private school and teaches them to use their new gifts for the betterment of mankind. ''Demo'' takes place in a world where those same kids are left to fumble with abilities they can neither understand nor control -- like the barely held-together telekinetic who takes her boyfriend and runs from her mother, who pushed mind-numbing drugs on her. Writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan let their touching character sketches breathe with a sense of space and life rarely seen in books about mutants.

Originally posted Nov 21, 2003 Published in issue #738 Nov 21, 2003 Order article reprints
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