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The X-Men have escaped the AGE OF X and returned to Utopia…unaware that something sinister followed them back. Upon discovering that this new evil has been loosed into the world, Rogue and Magneto round up a team of X-Men to hunt it down. But is this motley new crew of X-Men prepared for what awaits them?

Story by Mike Carey
Art by Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer, Steve Kurth & Jay Leisten
Colors by Marte Gracia & Brian Reber
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Mico Suayan & Marte Gracia

Price: $4.99
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Avg Rating: 3.6
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  1. Khoi Pham! Yes!

  2. Really wanting some Magneto and Prof. X after seeing First Class.  Plus, I’ve been a fan of Gambit since Uncanny 266.  This might be my X-book and hopefully 250 is a good starting point.

  3. First real issue of the title’s new direction…highly anticipating this.

  4. Didn’t this just come out?

  5. @Minion- Marvel is double-shipping books all over the place. I believe Jason Wood wrote an article about it a few months ago.  

  6. I personally find the double shipping is pushing down the quality of all the Marvel books involved. So far I have resisted dumping books because of it, but I am nearing the end of patience. Throw in the 0.1 issues and some comics had like 5 books in 2 months. This is greed, plain and simple.

    On a positive note, I am looking forward to all the uncomfortable Frenzy stuff.

  7. Not sure if I should start buying this book again; I want more Rachel!

  8. Pham is the worst

  9. I don’t really have an opinion on Pham.  Guess I’ll have to wait and see. 

  10. I just read Jason’s article and I wanted to say something to keep in mind about doubling: The main reason for the double shipping in June is because of the fact that this month that this month has one more Wednesday than most of the months (usually about 1/4 of the months a year have 5 Wednesdays as opposed to 4). This means that in a month like June they can either just spread out the books over 5 weeks and have 20% less books on the market a week this month or try and have about the same amount of books out a week in June as they do in April, May, and July. This means that some books get doubled in these months. This is really no excuse as Legacy is also doubled in August (another fiver) and there’s no reason for a book to have this happen in half of these types of months, but was also last month in May which has no explanation as this month had four weeks

  11. most of the x-books have been double shipping for the past 3-4 months

  12. That was my main point that I guess was too wordy to get to. There’s no reason for this as most people who buy one X-Title buy mutliple ones.. Legacy is a great book but if it and X-Men, which was actually triple shipped last month, are constantly going to get double shipped I’m going to have to drop Legacy in favor of keeping other titles like UXM, UXF, XF, and NM, which I like all more than Legacy at the moment.

  13. How many Wednesdays there are in a month has very litte to do with how much extra time there is to work on a comic book. There are 4 weeks every month, with 2-3 extra days to play with. Days that are more or less eaten up by holidays and vacations when you average over the year. There is no extra time in June compared to April. If you make double the work, there is half the time to do it. And they are not just doing it once. They are doing it over and over again, and that doesn’t even include the 0.1 nonsense. It is a money grab. In the short term a very effective one, as most people won’t stop collecting a title because of a few extra issues. This is also not new. I remember summertime double shipping of Amazing Spider-man as far back as the 80s. But the quality of the comic suffers. I present Uncanny X-Force as exhibit A, which has had to go to its third string of artists and some thinner storylines too.

  14. All right, I’m back on. Looks like this is the place where Rachel, Alex and Lorna are coming back.

  15. Quite enjoyed the issue.

  16. Still looking for this series to find a rudder and go somewhere. AoX was a nice departure from the listlessness that’s permeated this book since the name change in #200, but Marvel needs to go somewhere with this. I did enjoy the Rachel “Memento” mini-story, and hope that the Cosmic X-Men make it back (what have they been up to anyways) and give this book a bit of a narrative push.

  17. I have not really enjoyed this title for awhile.  I know that a lot of people love what Carey has done on this book, but I was not feeling it.  I even dropped it for about 1/2 a year, but I picked it up again for the Age of X crossover.  Since then, this book has pulled me back in.  I hope that Carey continues this vibe he has going on. 

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