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3.83 stars 3.83/5 Stars Average score of 3 user reviews

Thinning out the lineup 0

It is pretty hilarious that this book's cover advertises that one of the characters will die, and also omits that ill-fated character's face from the heads on the same cover. It probably shouldn't have been so obvious that Thunderbird was going to get knocked off, but frankly it is a good thing. He was a terribly written character in all three issues he appeared in.  The issue opens with the X-Men plummeting towards the ground, and having a bit of a chin wag on how they're going to get out of th...

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Claremont debuts and shows the comic world how it's done. 0

It is pretty remarkable the jump in quality from the latter days of the original X-Men team to this. Claremont is a really excellent writer who really gave the book a chance to leap into the new era of comic books. He clearly has a strong grasp on all of the characters involved and it makes it an absolute thrill to read.  The book picks up in the aftermath of Giant-Size X-Men #1, with Sunfire announcing that he has no interest in staying with the team. Shortly thereafter, Jean, Angel, Beast, and...

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Historic importance mixed with solid writing 0

I've been a big X-Men fan since I was a kid, having been totally in love with the animated series. In going back and finally reading the old comic books, although I love Beast, I had trouble getting really into the early stuff. Compounding the fact that the other four members of the original team have never been among my favorites, the dialogue was always really rough. I am definitely a modernist when it comes to comic books; I feel less is more in terms of dialogue for the most part.  "Giant Si...

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