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What's Going On Here? 10

Get ready for the next mini-event in the X-Universe. If you're not sure what it's about, you're not supposed to. Just get ready for some alternate versions of your favorite X-characters.  The Good Seeing alternate versions of familiar characters can be a fun read. You never know what you'll get and the writers have more freedom to take existing characters and turn them on their side. They can make familiar characters do things they would never do in their regular universe.   As we prepare for th...

11 out of 13 found this review helpful.

Age of X Alpha Review 0

       Enter the Age of X! It's been a while since we've had a good alternate reality X-Men story and Mike Carey is here to change that! A world of mystery and intrigue is brought before us from Carey and a team of artists, leading into a crossover between New Mutants and X-Men Legacy. Just what makes this world so unique? What has happened to our favorite heroes? Why should we care? Let's jump head first into Age of X Alpha and find out!         Our issue opens up with a group of mutants bottle...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A Not So Good Beginning 13

 I have never been a great X-Men fan. I liked their cartoons but this is about it. So I decided to read this, a story not connected to the rest of the X-Men storylines currently running in other titles. This is what I thought about it: Story  Not many things happen in this issue. We are mainly introduced with the X-Men of these reality and find out the story behind some of these. We find out how Fortress X was created and how these mutants were forced to go there in order to protect them...

9 out of 11 found this review helpful.

This Is Not Age of Apocalypse, But It Looks Good 1

As a sucker for well thought out alternate reality stories, this introduction to Age of X hits the right notes with me. It presents a different Marvel Universe that immediately feels real and not lazily thrown together. The characters who appear are all familiar but different enough that even those who only briefly appear come off as though they have lived substantially different lives from what we know.  This issue features short backstories for Basilisk, the Guthrie clan, Wolverine and the fou...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Humanity Vs Mutants 1

I´m a big fan of alternate realities, like Age of Apocalypse, and I think Mike Carey´s premise for this arc story is new, refreshing and very interesting. Carey has an unique style for writing and he really imprinted this since the first page of this story: one of the things that I really liked was the idea of only giving explanations for what´s Age of X all about as the series goes on, instead of first explaining what´s the meaning of everything, then starting the plot. Other thing that really ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Apocalyptic X-Position 4

OverviewThe gathered mutant forces tell stories as they wait for the human forces to attack.  Each story becomes a flashback, giving an insight into how the world became warped beyond recognition.    The Good All of it.  In all seriousness, the entire issue simply oozes quality!  It's so rare that I enjoy an issue so much.  Each element of this one-shot has been perfectly honed to fit together as a perfect work of art.  Everything from the cover, art (internal & external), plot, characterisa...

9 out of 15 found this review helpful.

Fresh and Dramatic 0

Age of X Alpha is a Marvel one-shot issue introducing an alternate universe where the X-Men never existed and mutants everywhere are fighting for their lives. This issue is, I think, as close to exposition as Carey is willing to give; it details via flashbacks a number of significant events that have altered the lives of some of our favorite mutants, such as Magneto, Cyclops (who is now known as Basilisk), Wolverine, and Cannonball. As with many Alpha's, this issue is a collaboration of a few di...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Review of Age of X (Complete TPB) 0

Age of X is a more of a visual treat with an “alternate” dimension take on the X-Men and their myths that fails to live up to the visual style presented. Majority of the book was written by Mike Carey who seems to have his own little universe to play with. Problem is that the story is lacking and seems to be like something we have seen before done better with ‘House of M’.The artwork is pretty good but the character redesigns really stand out and in some ways really improve on some key character...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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