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Still holds up over the years ( )
  fighterofevil | Aug 26, 2014 |
I'd already read the Warren Ellis part of this series of X-Men. It comes later on. I read the first book after belatedly getting around to Joss Whedon via the films The Avengers and Cabin in the Woods, and then belatedly getting to Firefly, and then reading the comics, after all of which I was advised to check out Whedon's run on X-Men. I enjoyed this OK. It's much more of a comic, rather than a TV script in comics form, than were two of the three Firefly comics I read. There's a lot of wide-angle panels that suggest it as a movie, and as with The Avengers, Whedon proves himself adept at ensemble pacing. I'll be reading the full set. It plays on the part of the X-Men I particularly enjoy: a more modest vision of Wolverine, a conflicted Cyclops, an active Kitty Pryde, Jean Grey more as a background subject, and a missing Professor Xavier.
1 vote Disquiet | Mar 30, 2013 |
STORYLINE: The X-men struggle for acceptance at the same time a scientist has "found" a cure for mutant powers. The cure is part of an alien pact. An X-men will destroy Breakworld, so if all mutants aren't "cured", they will declare war on Earth. A small episode in a much grander story arc.

ART: Tone overall dark, with lots of primary colours. ( )
  ktoonen | Mar 7, 2013 |
really enjoyed it. love the x-men stories and love joss whedon's take on it all. ( )
  shannonkearns | Jan 8, 2011 |
Atonishing and X-men, a sopa opera in paper. ( )
  AVerneda | Jan 4, 2011 |
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Dream-team creators Joss Whedon (TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and John Cassaday (Planetary, Captain America) present the explosive flagship X-Men series - marking a return to classic greatness and the beginning of a brand-new era for the X-Men! Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of "astonishing" the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started?

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Dream-team creators Joss Whedon (TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and John Cassaday (Planetary, Captain America) present the explosive, all-new flagship X-Men series, marking a return to classic greatness and the beginning of a brand-new era for the X-Men! Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of "astonishing" the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the "mutant cure" reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally, and some unexpected adversaries, tipping the scales!… (more)

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