Before Messiah Complex came Endangered Species. This is the prelude to the X-Men Event of 2011!

What does it mean to be a leader? What does it do to a person? What do the choices you make mean about the person you are? This mini-series delves into these issues and will give an X-Men reader what they need to know about their favorite mutants before everything changes in July.

Story by Paul Jenkins
Art by Andrea Mutti
Colors by Lee Loughridge
Letters by Rob Steen
Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Dan Brown

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kineAg6205/18/11NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.3
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  1. Hey, did I just feel someone reach into my pocket and steal my wallet? Oh Marvel, it is always like riding a crowded subway with you.

  2. How was the first issue?  Trying to determine if this is pertinent to the story or just a cash grab

  3. first issue was great. pertinent? possibly not since it ought to be simple enough to jump into Schism knowing that Scott and Logan have a disagreement. this just tells us why they have that disagreement and also seems to be building to who or whatever is the villain in Schism.

  4. As someone who is not an x-freak, I enjoyed the first issue a lot. I thought it was a great way into the state of mind of Scott and how the rest of the X-men see him. I’m actually curious about this issue since the first really could have played as a 1 shot prelude to the event.

  5. @nudebuddha  I really enjoyed the first issue, but I found the structure and composition of a lof of the scenes/panels to be confusing … hopefully that’s just a personal hang-up.

    Not sure this needed to be 4 issues, but it seems to be a careful deconstruction of Scott’s current potition within the X-World

  6. Story was good but the art was a bit inconsistent. Last issue was a bit better but I will probably pick up the last two anyway for completists sake

  7. It’s a nice look at Magneto’s origin, for anyone who’d like some context.  I know it gets retold a lot, but seeing a portrayal of his father was touching.  I always think of Magneto as being an old guy with white hair (even moreseo after Ian McKellen), but this was a nice look at where’s he come from.

  8. This did more for Magnito’s statue of mind than it did for Scott. It was a very poignant story with lots of depth. I’m getting more and more curious as to what is coming towards Utopia!

  9. I passed on the first book because the art looked messy and distracting. I thumbed through #2 today and it looked considerably better. Almost picked both up.

  10. ….and I’m done with this series.  I really don’t need to go back to Magneto’s origin AGAIN.  

  11. @keith7198 – I had the complete opposite reaction to the art.  I loved the first one, and was very underwhelmed by the art in this issue.  The story was also better in issue 1.  That might have something to do with this being issue 2 of people contemplating a big bad thing that they won’t tell us until issue 5, if at all.

  12. OK story with some ups and downs writing wise. Having people stand around all talking about that THING that is coming and how thye don’t have time to run from the THING and lordy no way we will survive that THING… that got old in the first issue, worse here.

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