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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Revisiting of the Exiles Format
X-men titles can get a measure confusing at times. In earlier days this title was given to a Chris Claremont run in the `normal' Marvel 616 world with a Storm led group of X-Men of a quest to find `Destiny Dairies'.

This run is quite removed and takes up where Astonishing X-Men - Vol. 9: Exalted, left off (which I was not aware of and now have the urge to...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Old Exiles = New X-Treme.
Old Exiles = New X-Treme.
I read a library copy of the paperback.
This is a new chapter in the familiar alternate X-Men complete missions throughout the multiverse vein – which used to be called Exiles.
There are some interesting characters, such as young Nightcrawler, and Cowboy Wolverine.
It’s good to see Dazzler getting a centre-stage...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Revisiting of the Exiles Format, 15 Mar 2014
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X-men titles can get a measure confusing at times. In earlier days this title was given to a Chris Claremont run in the `normal' Marvel 616 world with a Storm led group of X-Men of a quest to find `Destiny Dairies'.

This run is quite removed and takes up where Astonishing X-Men - Vol. 9: Exalted, left off (which I was not aware of and now have the urge to order) and is definitely in the `Exiles' territory of alternative worlds and different takes on familiar characters. All quite absorbing if handled properly; glad to say Greg Pak is up to the task.

The team starts of as an Emmeline Frost-Summers (very much an Emma Frost), a James Howlett (more a rugged adventurer, less Wolverine, but still with the trademark `sniks') a 14 year old Kurt Wagner and a Xavier being just a head in a bell jar. They're mission to put an end to evil Xaviers otherwise the Multiverse is doomed (Normally Captain Britain territory, but never mind; it's a big place). Not having read Exalted I have missed some of the continuity but pre- AvX Scott Summers is back from being `there' and the `616' Dazzler is given a chance to take centre stage as she joins the team. So we're off...

This volume contains two separate stories;
Off to an Earth where gods rule (being a Storm, husband Thor, Sabretooth, Iceman and Namor) and a mean bunch they seem to be, up pops a Xavier and Magnus (Magneto) to save half of our heroes while the other half seem to switch sides. This is not as simple as it seems and there are twists, a couple of little in-jokes and running gags, before all is reconciled. Dazzler's powers have now extended beyond light shows and she's able to wield light swords and shoot light projectiles, on the whole quite a tough lady. All is reconciled quite neatly. The art is rich in detail and depth, the dialogue sharp, and the narrative and rationale does not suffer.
Then onto a Wild West steampunk town. I loved this town! Sherriff Summers! Victor Creed as town tough and a Xavier card sharp initially called `New York Charlie'. Mutants seemed to be a part of life as we a get a Colossus and a brief sighting of Anole and Brood. On the basis on the first two pages this set-up just begs for a volume all of its own!.
Anyhow this Xavier's powers suddenly increase and he takes charge of the town. Our heroes appear charged with this as their next task. Dazzler proves she can sing in a bar (Beautiful Dreamer) as well as take out gunmen with some mean light projectile shooting. There is also a young James Howlett trying to protect his `Maw' and injured `Paw'. Quite a collection of homages to The Western, while managing to run its own narrative and get some back-story in.

So a fun and intelligent read, although there is a serious theme and some poignant interludes, there is an undercurrent of humour which at times lifts the tone of both tales without any jarring.

This book also ends on a cliff-hanger for the next chapter X-Treme X-Men - Volume 2: You Can't Go Home Again.

I don't know how long a run this is intended for but while it is going it's well worth the investment for die-hard X-Men fans who also miss Exiles from its hey-day.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Buy it, read it, 24 May 2013
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This book is definetly worth a try, the storyline is great, very enjoyable, the characters are likable and funny when needed, the art is fantastic, it’s good to look at. I recommend this book to anyone who loves comics or just interested in getting to know the genre.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Old Exiles = New X-Treme., 20 Mar 2014
This review is from: X-Treme X-Men - Volume 1: Xavier Must Die! (Paperback)
Old Exiles = New X-Treme.
I read a library copy of the paperback.
This is a new chapter in the familiar alternate X-Men complete missions throughout the multiverse vein – which used to be called Exiles.
There are some interesting characters, such as young Nightcrawler, and Cowboy Wolverine.
It’s good to see Dazzler getting a centre-stage billing, but she has been given a hip-and-sassy character I didn’t really recognize as ‘my’ Alison.
There is a rich humourous spine to this storyline but the title does not fall into farce and may well have had an interesting future if it hadn’t got lost among the X-titles.
Xavier as head in a bowl is still better than no Xavier at all….I think.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Another alternative world story, 11 Feb 2014
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Story is again a story who is not taking place on the main X men story line but a story based on parallell caracters on a paralell earth. So can we call it X men, yes sure but it is not my favorite type of storyline thou it is readable.
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