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5.0 out of 5 stars Kitty Pryde becomes the youngest X-Man of them all
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is the epilogue to the Dark Phoenix saga, the swan song for the team of writer Chris Claremont and penciler Johny Byrne as the co-plotters for "The Uncanny X-Men," and the arrival of Kitty Pryde as the newest and youngest pupil in Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters on Graymalkin Lane outside the Westchester...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not What i expected
I have been meaning to read this for years. With the Film version coming out in 2014, I though now would be a good time to get a little incite into the story.
Unfortunately the title is very misleading and not what i expected at all. The actual story of "days of future past" is a very small and short portion at the end. What the comic boils down too is the...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kitty Pryde becomes the youngest X-Man of them all,
This review is from: X-Men: Days Of Future Past TPB (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is the epilogue to the Dark Phoenix saga, the swan song for the team of writer Chris Claremont and penciler Johny Byrne as the co-plotters for "The Uncanny X-Men," and the arrival of Kitty Pryde as the newest and youngest pupil in Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters on Graymalkin Lane outside the Westchester County Township of Salem Center. What you will find in this trade paperback collection are issues #138-143 of "The Uncanny X-Men" and Annual #4, where the artwork is handled by John Romita, Jr. & Bob McLeod.
"Elegy" (#138) begins with Jean Grey's funeral and ends with Scott Summers leaving the X-Men for a while. It really is the true epilogue to the Dark Phoenix saga and most of the issue is a walk down memory lane, recapping the history of the X-Men from when Jean first showed up at the school. Fans of the series will enjoy recognizing issues from the past (remember Grotesk and the Living Pharaoh).
The Annual story, "Nightcrawler's Inferno," has a demon who is fighting Doctor Strange yanking the X-Men off into another dimension, leaving Professor X and Kitty behind. This one involves a more classical interpretation of Hell, what with Minos and Cerberus from Dante coming into play, but like most Annual stories seems a bloated attempt to do something big as opposed to the much bigger impact of a solid multi-part story (see below).
"...Something Wicked This Way Comes!" (#139) has Kitty being introduced to training in the Danger Room, and Wolverine and Nightcrawler head to Canada to meet up with Alpha Flight and an old problem. That would be the Wen-Di-Go, who they fight in "Rage!" (#140), while Ororo takes Kitty to dance lessons with Stevie Hunter. Then we get to the two-part story that gives this collection its title and which remains a classic X-Men story.
"Days of Future Past" (#141) begins with Kate Pryde making her way through a New York City slum in the 21st century (remember, these stories were published in 1980). She is meeting Logan and wearing an inhibitor collar that neutralizes her power to phase through solid objects and an "M" that marks here as a mutant (number 187 in fact). At the South Bronx Mutant Internment Center she walks by graves of the victims of the Sentinels, which includes most of the X-Men and all of the Fantastic Four. Only four X-Men remain: Logan, Ororo, Kate and her husband Peter, and are joined by a wheel-chair bound Magneto, Franklin Richards and his girlfriend, Rachel, a telepath. There last hope is to change the future by changing the past, when the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants murder presidential candidate Robert Kelly and others. To do this, Rachel sends the mind of Kate Pryde back to the present to inhabit her body at age 13.
"Mind Out of Time!" (#142) juxtaposes the battle in the present between the X-Men and the Brotherhood, with the attempt by the few remaining mutants in the future trying to keep Kate's body alive and away from the Sentinels. You know how this one is going to work out in the end, but Claremont and Bryne know how to milk the emotions. This two-parter is the reason that fans of the series would want this one on their shelf.
"Demon" (#143) is basically Kitty Pryde "Home Alone," as the X-Men go out to a Christmas party. While doing a basic gymnastic workout in the Danger Room, an intruder enters the mansion and Kitty finds herself going up against an alien monster. I would say that the alien monster actually looks a bit like the monster in "Alien," but you will find that there are other aspects of that film that come into play as well. Basically this is Kitty's baptism under fire and underscores that "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is ultimately about the littlest X-Man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a taste of films to come !!,
This review is from: X-Men: Days of Future Past (Paperback)Bought this as is insight into the film in production for release in mid 2014.. Had these comics years ago, but to get them again in 1 classic book is well worth buying..ordered and received early and well packaged - well recommend the seller for first class service..
3.0 out of 5 stars Not What i expected,
This review is from: X-Men: Days of Future Past (Paperback)I have been meaning to read this for years. With the Film version coming out in 2014, I though now would be a good time to get a little incite into the story.
Unfortunately the title is very misleading and not what i expected at all. The actual story of "days of future past" is a very small and short portion at the end. What the comic boils down too is the story of Kitty Pride and her ride into the ranks of the X-men during the difficult period, just after Jean Greys death (ahem!). Kitty is the key to time travel, and hence, the most important character in the story. So the book has several storys leading up to the main event. But they ride there is long and the payoff short and unfulfilling.
Because the section comes and goes so quickly, you feel cheated that you needed to read so much/ unrelated dialog, to get there.
Whilst every story is linked with Kittys growth into the Xmen, some feel really pointless. There's also a wolverine story, where he goes off alone to fight the abominable snowman. The only reason i could find for it to be in there was because Kitty was in it for a few frames.
Whilst the comic was enjoyable, i did not feel that reading all those other section gave me any more, or less, incite into Kitty Pride, that was necessary for me to read the "days of future past" section.
I would have preferred what the title suggested, the story of Days of future past, and that alone. Whilst the book would be three quarters thinner. I would have enjoyed it more.
But then again..im not a huge comic book fan..so maybe i just don't get it?
This is just my review..dont hate me for it!
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit dated but a classic,
This review is from: X-Men: Days of Future Past (Paperback)Well, this is a largely good collection of stories following on from Dark Phoenix Saga, featuring, of course, the classic Days of Future past story. While Days of Future Past is good, it is only two issues long and does lack a bit of complexity and I get the feeling that part of its reputation is due to the fact that the time travel aspect was ground-breaking when it was written. Other than that, there are a number of reasonably good issues, including one where Nightcrawler leads the X-Men into a vision of Dante's Inferno, Jean's funeral and Kitty dealing being left in the mansion at Christmas and having to deal with a rampaging monster. In all it doesn't blow my mind but, as an X-Fan, I am very glad to have read it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Roll On The Film,
This review is from: X-Men: Days of Future Past (Paperback)Best comic series ever in the X Men history. I consider this to be the finest story arc ever written
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-read,
This review is from: X-Men: Days of Future Past (Paperback)This is one of the X-Men classic story. One of the most interesting Kitty Pride's plots.Pure Claremont and sublime Byrne.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff!!!!,
This review is from: X-Men: Days of Future Past (Paperback)I really enjoyed this! A classic story arc in the X-Men universe. The actual days of future past story is only 2 issues long so it leaves you hankering for more, but it gets the point across and the art work and writing is spot on. Highly recommended!
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story wish it was longer,
This review is from: The Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past (Paperback)This is such a great story it's a pity its not longer as the ending was quite abrupt and i felt it could have been a bit more dramatic. Basically people in the future (mutants mainly) are being wiped out by the government's controlled Sentinals who police the streets searching for Un-registered Mutants. A small group of the remaining X men decide its time to take action and devise a plan to send one of them back to the past to change an event that will save them all from their present. The great thing about this is that there is no physical time travel.
I won't spoil the story here but just say that the change is well written and also shows the change in emotional states between past and future events that the character experienced.
Best part for me was the way the story unfolded. As past events occurred, things in the future still continued (as there's no physical time travel this is even more important) which then gives rise to the question, will this person have time to change the past before the future sees it's end of days?
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected... But still great,
This review is from: X-Men: Days of Future Past (Paperback)While I enjoyed the story, this graphic novel is more a collection of chronological single issues which could be read on their own without real need for knowledge of the previous story lines. Therefore i believe "Collecting Uncanny X-Men" and the issue numbers with "including, Days of future past" would be a more accurate title.
However, I would still recommend this title.
5.0 out of 5 stars X-Men Days of Future Past,
This review is from: X-Men: Days of Future Past (Paperback)I brought this because I have heard and read that they are making an Xmen film starring both the Younger Xmen from Frist Class and the older ones starring Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman. I have a number of graphic novels about the Xmen and this one is my favourite by far. Its great, the pictures are brilliant and I love the front cover to this
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