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New X-Men Vol. 2: Imperial by Grant Morrison
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New X-Men Vol. 2: Imperial

by Grant Morrison

Other authors: Igor Kordey (Illustrator), Frank Quitely (Illustrator), Ethan Van Sciver (Illustrator)

Series: New X-Men (2), X-Men, New X-Men [2001] (118-126 collected)

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This is probably the favorite thing I've read from Grant Morrison. I usually find his stuff too surreal and incomprehensible. This was dark, heavy, had a cool plot and it all made sense. I haven't looked ahead, but I'm hoping he wrote more of this series. ( )
  ragwaine | Dec 2, 2018 |
Charles Xavier has been betrayed by his identical twin Cassandra - she has stolen his body and taken to the galaxy, using his good name to destroy worlds and send people mad.

Meanwhile the Xavier school is under attack, first by non mutant humans wishing to destroy the mutants, then by sickness, then by Cassandra's warriors, hoping to destroy all of the mutant verse.

It's a long book, that could have done with a little culling - the journalists appeared at random times when you had forgotten about them, and there is only one saving grace for Dr Mccoy where he gets to turn down someone who had hurt his feelings before.

"Classic" X-men drawings this isnt. None of the mutants come out looking particularly attractive, even Scott and Wolverine. There's the usual young man's fantasy of busty girls wearing barely-covering-nipples outfits (with no corresponding male eye candy for the girls). However there are decent fight scenes, and the damage done to the x-men shows that they are less than invincible.
  nordie | Apr 8, 2013 |
I love everything Marvel. The storylines are incredible! They have everything you could want: action, adventure, comedy, romance, political intrigue, allegories, metaphors, etc. Some stories drag, some end too soon. ( )
  benuathanasia | Sep 8, 2012 |
Typically solid Morrison story (the (nearly) wordless issue a high point), but the art for a few issues (by fill-in artist Igor Kordey) is frankly wretched, rendering those issues unappealing at best and incomprehensible at worst. A black eye for the series. ( )
1 vote jbushnell | Mar 13, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785108874, 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 #127-141.

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The world is changing. Mutants are appearing all over the place and they will need teachers, people who can help them overcome their anger and use their strange gifts responsibly. Cassandra Nova has wreaked her evil magic and invaded Xavier's body then escaped. She is coming back to Earth, powered by the most powerful mutant mind on the planet and with the might of the Shi'ar Imperium at her back. Can she be stopped?… (more)

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