Madame Xanadu vol.1: Disenchanted by Matt Wagner

Rating: *** (3 out of 5)

Review: Lovely artwork from Amy Reeder Hadley. The story was interesting, but Madame Xanadu, as a character, fell a little short of my expectations. I felt that she had the potential to be a lot more interesting, not to mention likable. The Phantom Stranger was simply annoying and had a serious lack of communication skills, but then again, I’ve never been a fan of these brooding, mysterious character types. Still, the story was good and I enjoyed reading about how the story of Madame Xanadu (or Nimue) entangled with the stories of other DC characters, as well as with historical events such as the French revolution.

P.S. In the Marie Antoinette chapter, I was a little irked by the errors in the French sentences. “Le Madame”? “Les belle dames”? Hmm.

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