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THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE! The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Kaare Andrews (SPIDER-MAN: REIGN) take X-Men into the Heroic Age! Something’s happening in the tiny East African city of Mbangwi. Something that requires immediate investigation. A newborn sprouts metal electrodes and explodes, taking out an entire hospital. Is this the first wave of mutant rebirth that the X-Men have been praying for…or something very, very different? Something sinister?

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Review: Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1 0

After a puzzling rash of "mutant births" in Mbangawi, the X-Men go to investigate. But they're in store for a thick net of political intrigue.  The Good There are some good quips here, particularly the line about the "20-year-old condom" and all the jokes about Cyclops' general dweebiness.  Andrews brings great storytelling and an unusual style that really gives the X-Men a fresh look (and that's combined with D'Amarta's colors). You also have to tip your hat to Ellis,...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

An Amalgam of Many Good, yet so Many More Bad, Things 0

Ugh! This issue drives me insane. The ironic thing is, it's not just the fact that it's bad that drives me insane; it's that the issue has quite a few (very) good things going for it, but they all get dragged down by a poor plot with (mostly) off-key characterization and some quite appalling script choices. Let's take a closer look at this, the first issue of the Astonishing X-Men 2010 volume.  What was good? Storm! Holy cow. Let me just get this out of the way: I think that Kaarre Andrews' depi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

"There's beer on the plane Logan." 0

Apparently the Heroic Age is here, even though the X-Men are stationed in their old base in San Francisco, so really this is pre-Utopia.    What You Need to Know. This is a 5-issue limited series, focusing on the Astonishing X-Men.  Warren Ellis writes and Kaare Andrews draws.    The Good.  The story actually wasn't that bad, even though it's completely out of continuity.   The Interaction between Scott and Storm is at least mildly entertaining.    The Bad. The Women in this issue are drawn and ...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
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