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New X-Men, Vol. 3 by Grant Morrison

New X-Men, Vol. 3 (edition 2008)

by Grant Morrison, Chris Bachalo (Illustrator), Phil Jimenez (Illustrator), Marc Silvestri (Illustrator)

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Title:New X-Men, Vol. 3
Authors:Grant Morrison (Author)
Other authors:Chris Bachalo (Illustrator), Phil Jimenez (Illustrator), Marc Silvestri (Illustrator)
Info:Marvel, c2008, Paperback, 2nd printing: 2011, nn
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New X-Men, Vol. 3 by Grant Morrison




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A heartbreaking ending to Morrison's run, setting up Cyclop's change in personality and relationship to Emma Frost.

This gets a little wobbly in the middle, where editorial interference seems to push the storyline endings up sooner. There's an interesting idea of Magneto having to split his personality into noble and villianous components, but it's a bit obfuscated by another sub-plot involving a mutant enhancement drug. We never have a clear idea of how much of the terrorist master's motivation comes from being addicted.

We are very clear on Scott Summers' motivation, however. He never really recovered from having his head invaded by an evil psychic entity. It's hurt his marriage and forced him to contemplate darker and unheroic thoughts. This leads in a way to the alternate future that takes up the last storyline in the book.

It's this last part that really redeems the whole run. It's a modern, super-hero version of the fall from grace in the book of Genesis. Mankind is once again on the verge of tasting of the tree of life, and threatening the creator. It's a wonderfully illustrated Romantic prose-poem on rebelling against God and setting your own fate. ( )
  randoymwords | Dec 4, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785132538, Paperback)

Sixteen million mutants dead - and that was just the beginning! In one bold stroke, writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman) propelled the X-Men into the 21st century - masterminding a challenging new direction for Marvel's mutant heroes that began with the destruction of Genosha and never let up. Regarded as the most innovative thinker of the current comic-book renaissance, Morrison proceeded to turn the mutant-hero genre on its ear. Gone were the gaudy spandex costumes - replaced by slick, black leather and an attitude to match. Now, his entire Eisner Award-nominated run on New X-Men is collected across three titanic trade paperbacks! Collects New X-Men #142-154.

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"Sixteen million mutants dead-- and that was just the beginning! In one bold stroke, writer Grrant Morrison propelled the X-Men into the 21st century-- masterminding a challenging new direction for Marvel's mutant heroes that began with the destruction of Genosha and never let up" -- p. [4] of cover.… (more)

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