Review by: tripleneck

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Avg Rating: 4.5
Users who pulled this comic:
Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Stuart Immonen
Cover by Stuart Immonnen

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

This was the issue I wanted last time. I don’t really appreciate the set up being split over two issues and 8 dollars, but that’s Marvel. That said, I loved this! This story idea is probably the only way I was going to buy an X-Men title again, somehow making the original X-Men relevant to current Marvel Universe. I’m turned off by the years of labyrinthine X continuity; it’s the reason for me to stay away and not care. I love the original team and seeing them together and young just gets me where it counts. I’m not even a Bendis fan, but he’s really making this work. Plus the artwork by Immonen / Grawbadger is tops and my favorite of all the Now books so far.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. I’m amused you mention continuity keeping you away when this is probably the most continuity heavy book in the whole Marvel line for a new reader. You ‘need’ some understanding of what the characters were like, what they’re like today, how their powers have changed, who’s died, who had and hasn’t dated, what events have influenced their personalities to change etc for the last 20 years.

    That’s not to say a new reader shouldn’t read this. More like you should just read what’s good and not stress too much if you don’t get everything.

    Anyway I wasn’t trying to be critical just found it amusing, great review and I agree great book.

  2. Maybe what I partially meant about continuity was that I just didn’t care about the newer X members after Kitty Pryde was introduced in 1980. That’s about when I stopped reading and haven’t been able to care about X-Men ever since except for that brief moment when Morrison & Quitely lit up the team.

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