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X-Men: Doctor Doom (Chaos Engine) [Mass Market Paperback]

Steven Roman , Stan Timmons , Mark Buckingham
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16 Oct 2000 Chaos Engine (Book 1)
Doctor Doom has taken over the Earth whilst the X-Men were in another dimension. Their return finds them having to take on an armour-clad madman with the whole world against them and one of their deadliest enemies on Doom's side.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: ibooks Inc (16 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743400194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743400190
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,003,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
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This book will keep you on the edge the whole way through,and once you pick it up you will find yourself reaching for it every spare moment you get.The books twists and turns will keep you interested for the entire book and the exciting cliffhanger ending will leave you waiting eagerly for the second in the trilogy.Overall an absolutely excellent read, well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An X-cellent book 27 July 2001
Once again it is up to the X-Men to save the world as we know it. Their old enemy Dr. Doom has taken over the world and only the prized students of Prof. Xavier can save the day. This was a great read with lots of background into the X-men for the uninitiated and a fantastic storyline for old fans. Steven Roman has obviously done his homework since the book is a veritable field-day of X-facts. The story is well written with lots of highs (and lows) and lots of witty one liners to keep everyone interested. The one question this book leaves you asking is 'if this one is so good - what will the next one be like?' The humour and the knowledgeable way in which the characters have been treated leave the reader begging for more.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Its A Book, not a Comic! 15 May 2011
By Ozzie
Format:Mass Market Paperback
if like me you were looking for a Graphic novel/comic then AVOID this like the playge at all costs! It arrived and with it my joy departed. It was a book at tiny book at that. I'm sending all three back why you would want to read an X-men book is beyond me, the whole thing about X-men is the illurstaton which really brings evrything to life. This has only one picture - the cover!
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3.0 out of 5 stars could have been amazing,disappointing 29 Jan 2002
This had the potential to be really excellent following on from the exciting first book. However, there was little involvement of all but 2 x-men, the lack of action and incidents meant that this short book was quickly but with little interest read. there was a good dialogue between magneto and prof X but the plot wavered and seemed like a 'filler' for inbetween 1 and 2.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!! 5 Jan 2001
By A Customer - Published on
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I am not even finished reading this book and can't wait to read the next one. The review by Sophia says it all. I am thankful I missed the review that spoiled an important event in the book. And like her I cried, re-read, cried, etc. Best X-Men book I have read in a while. If you like Cyclops, Phoenix, Rogue, Gambit, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Phylocke, and Angel, you will like this book.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars X-Men Chaos Engine 2 - Magneto 9 Jan 2002
By F. Barnett - Published on
First just a note on bad advertising, unlike the last book (Chaos 1 - Dr Doom) where the character appearances were fairly balanced, this book is not balanced at all. Rogue and Logan appear on the cover and are hardly in the book. Logan of course more than Rogue.
For those who like the first book of this trilogy (which I would have given it 4 stars or better), I'm very underwhelmed with this next installment. First, it's nearly all Magneto (which is the good part), Xavier (ok), Psylocke mooning and crying over Warren and being the only one not affected though we don't know why she gets to be this heroine over everyone else (as Sophia noted in her review of the first book, Betsy and Warren were not that interesting to begin with in this story, and they become actually overkill here) and too much of the cosmic players (Roma, etc.). Also unlike the last issue with Storm, it totally blows by how the X-Men stuck in Magneto's new world are generally affected and feel about this and they don't even get to do anything to help or figure it out themselves as Betsy got to. They are pretty much just there except in the most shallow of ways though it does a little more with Jean, Scott, and Logan than Rogue and Kurt. The latter two might as well not be in the story. For anyone who read the first one and wonders about Gambit, he like Warren is not only in the same situation from the first one but unlike Warren who gets to come back in his way, Remy doesn't and no one seems to care, especially Betsy and Xavier who go on and on about Warren since they are the ones who know what's going on. I think Gambit's mentioned twice in an almost off-handed way. Unlike the last book, I found little to care about in this story but Magneto regaining what he lost. The Magneto characterization is very good, Xavier ok but in general I found the the rest terribly lacking. Unless you just need to keep up, like Magneto when done well (which was the only thing that kept me reading), or are a huge Betsy/Warren fan, I could almost say skip this middle book and hope the last one is as good as the first and not more of this.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best vs the rest 21 July 2000
By "weaponx" - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
FIrst and foremost let me ask you if you have read another on of X-men's trilogies, time's arrow? If the answer to the above is yes, then let me ask you this. Do you remember the evil x-men from another time line? And do you also recall when they were about to have a fight with the rest of other super-powered heros/villans just before thier time line blew up? Did you ever wonder what would have happened if the time line had not blown up and the x-men would have lived to fight everyone else? I know I did. And now I am glad to say I know the answer, well sort of anyway. For you see this is what this book is all about. The X-men fight everyone else. For you see, Doom is the ruler of the world now and it has been like this for some ten years now. He has taken care of the FF and he has killed some other super-hero/villans who opposed him and the rest of the superpowered being are either serving Doom or they have gone to early retirment, part from of course Magneto. So now the task of saving the earth has fallen to the X-men who has just returned from another dimention to find out all of this has taken place. Thie promisses to be one of the best marvel novels I have read, but having said that I am yet to get my hands on the second and third part and if they are anywhere as good as the first one, then my words will stand correct. I urge you, the X-fan, to buy this book. I know you will not be sorry you did
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent continuation 17 Jan 2002
By M. Bolen - Published on
From the minute I finished the first book I couldn't wait for this one to come out, and it did not disappoint me. The plot moved very well, the characters are very well developed, and the storyline is new and original. Roman does a great job of showing the inner sides of the characters (something you don't always get from the comics). I highly recommend this book. Overall, the trilogy is one of the best X-novels that I have read.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars X-Men Doctor Doom (Chaos Engine, Book 1) 4 Aug 2000
By Chris Banner - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I liked this book!
This book has many surprises. It's a real thriller. What I liked was that it wasn't a comic book story turned into a novel like what happened with some of the earlier Marvel novels. If I want a Marvel super heroes story in continuity then I'll pick up the comic book. One of the things I've always wanted to see in the Marvel novels is a writer having the courage to try new things. Steve Roman did just that--and he did a great job!
It's a real page-turner. I've got some friends who read suspense books who look down on super hero books and I've been telling them to pick this one up because it's worth it!
The only thing I don't like about the book is the fact that there are so many illustrations. I like Mark Buckingham's artwork, but I think that having all that art takes away from it being a book.
Anyway, I hope to see more books like this--I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how Steve Roman finishes this trilogy.
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