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X-Men: Messiah Complex TPB [Paperback]

Marc Silvestri , Billy Tan , Chris Bachalo , Humberto Ramos , Scot Eaton , Ed Brubaker , Mike Carey , Craig Kyle , Chris Yost , Peter David
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12 Nov 2008
The biggest event to hit the X-Men in ten years is here! Just when it looked like there was no possibility of a future for mutants, hope arrives. But the X-Men aren't there to meet it - the Marauders and Purifiers beat them to it. Now the race is on to get the first new mutant since House of M! Collects X-Men: Messiah CompleX One-Shot, Uncanny X-Men #492-494, X-Men #205-207, New X-Men #44-46, X-Factor #25-27, and X-Men: Messiah CompleX - Mutant Files.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics (12 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785123202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785123200
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 16.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Rebirth of the X-men 20 Nov 2008
If you are a fan of the X-men comic book then this is truly required reading. First off, make sure you are reasonably up to date with the main X story arcs of the last few years, namely House of M, Decimation, Deadly Genesis and Endangered Species otherwise you are going to have a real problem in following most of the action. While I readily admit that Messiah Complex is by no means perfect, it is most definately the best Marvel crossover in a long time, with most story arcs fitting together quite neatly. This book is also important as it marks the moment when the X-groups are no longer Xaviers responsibility and become Cyclop's X-men.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A messiah is born. 4 Jun 2008

Thats what i thought and still think after finishing 'Messiah Complex' the first X-men event for ten years. So what makes this so special then? How does it stand out from the crowd? Well the truth is because it changes the status quo. Now many events make claims that they will do this to a franchise but 'Messiah Complex' manages to meet this claim and more.

So whats the story? Well to sum it up its the 'conclusion' so to speak of 'House Of M', (a marvel cross-over event that happened 4 years ago.) the mutant population has new hope rekindled through the birth of a new mutant. This may just sound like an average idea on paper, but it also uses many other plot lines through out X-men lore to create an event that surprises with each of its twists and turns. Its because of this that you realise how much time has been spent to create this event by the creators as by the end of it you realise that so many old plot points have been tied up but so many new ones have been opened.

Also through the use of the constant rotation of artists through out the event it makes it constantly refreshing to be reading with a different style of art. It is also helpful that each artist is able to play on their strengths through out the event to deliver the best experince of the reader.

Although by the end you may be confused or maybe even agitated by not a definate answer from the writers because of the last three pages. (you will no what i mean when you get there) You just have to remember that so many new storylines have been opened from this story. And it shows that this event is the messiah for the X-men franchise as it has saved it and now guiding it in a new direction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Best 6 Aug 2008
This is the best X-men story in a long time am not going to give anything away but with all the x-men teams X-Factor and various villains and certain betrayal's within the teams this is well worth the read. I recomend this to any new fan or old. Messiah Complex rules.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best X-Men story in recent times (or ever) 7 Jun 2008
Deffentally a must have for any x-fan or comics fan.
the best x-men story ive enountered so far.
it never get as good as this now, so make the most of it when you read this. 5 stars!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best X-Men strory in years 28 Dec 2007
Remember the good old days of X-Men, when every hated them? They were confused? And they didnt always know who there enemy was going to be.

Well those times are back. This is the best story I have read for these guys in years, i am only on issue 7 mind, but still, so far it has been great, and i cant wait for the rest.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hunting the deadliest prey - a baby 18 Sep 2012
By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER
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The first mutant to be born since Scarlet Witch's curse on "M-Day" (see "House of M" by Brian Michael Bendis) - No More Mutants - is named Hope and could signal the salvation of the mutant species. But the race is on to capture this baby: the X-Men want to protect her, Mr Sinister want to use her for his infernal plans, Cable is on a mission from the future to Sarah Connor the baby, and a mutant hunting beast called Predator X is on the loose.

There is a lot going on in the book that isn't really explained so if you're jumping in blind then you might find yourself a bit lost. Having too many series has always been a problem with X-Men: Uncanny X-Men, New X-Men, X-Force, X-Factor - there's too many storylines intersecting to have a standalone book make sense and reading "Messiah CompleX" I kept wondering what was going on. Why are Cyclops and Prof X fighting? Were Mystique and Rogue a couple? Mystique seems to be trying to save Rogue from some coma-type state - how and when did that happen? Is Hope Cyclops' daughter - who's the mother?

I felt there was too much going on which made the book seem overstuffed and more than a bit jumbled. For one thing, the futuristic mutants in concentration camps idea has been done many times before and is trotted out again here to no real effect. I think the point was that if Hope lived, this would become reality but it's unclear how or why - this is another storyline which I expect was addressed in future books. Predator X was one big Macguffin - what was the point in having this robotic dinosaur running rampant? What is it, who sent it, why is it included? That storyline just ends nowhere. As does the Mr Sinister storyline - I thought Sinister would play a much larger role than he actually did, and we never find out what his motives are anyway!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great X-tale! 24 Aug 2012
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Possibly one of the greatest X-tales of all time. Only problem is i don't like the art that looks like mr Bachelo's artwork. Still it is Fantastic and Highly recommended. Sets up the future of the X-men. Fantastic tale.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars i haven.t receive it yet
i still haven.t receive it yet, still waitting for it
i hope it will comes fast, so let it comes
Published 3 months ago by W. Sloesarwij
4.0 out of 5 stars Xtra Complex
I read a library copy of the paperback.
I have kind of rediscovered the X-Men after many years of only being aware of them from a distance and I confess to picking this up... Read more
Published 4 months ago by MadManMarvel
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential for the X-Fan
Not a bad story, plenty of action and a good pace. Basically, the story is of the race to claim the first mutant baby since M-Day and the various intested groups have a seroius... Read more
Published 17 months ago by William Axtell
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth every pound.
Nice big size so wont be able to finish off so quickly. Enchanting story coming out of the xmen universe and aiming to get the other two parts, but have to save up for em both..lol
Published on 9 Feb 2012 by cjzon1
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST X-MEN COMIC BOOK
I am not an X-Men fan, but I borrowed this one from my friend when I had run out of Wolverine, Iron Man and Moon Knight books to read. Read more
Published on 23 Jun 2011 by Angela
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
After not receiving my product within 2 months I contacted the store and told them it had not arrived. Read more
Published on 6 April 2011 by NatashaD
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
even though that i like DC comics more than Marvel ( i still read Marvel though and still really like it),this is the best crossover I've ever read, it has like... Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2011 by KB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great event
Really good cross over event, showcased a good amount of the x-men with some great art. Wasn't sold on one artist but the rest of the book made up for it. Read more
Published on 24 April 2010 by That Lad
5.0 out of 5 stars The mutant crossover of the century
After M-Day, the world's population of mutants went from the millions to barely numbering in the hundreds, and instead of the usual credo of fighting to protect a world that hates... Read more
Published on 18 Feb 2010 by Random Hero
4.0 out of 5 stars xmen review
have not read xmen comics now for over 10 years but this collection is really good and reminds me of the good old days of xmen stories. Read more
Published on 29 Nov 2009 by A. A. Palejwala
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