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4.0 out of 5 stars Just one flaw: it was axed too soon!, 3 July 2013
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This review is from: X-Men: The Hidden Years - Vol. 2 (Paperback)
Just like in volume 1, John Byrne continues recapturing the feel and mood and style of the 1960s X-Men comics, but at the same times producing an updated version: the way he manages to achieve this balanced feeling of modern and old is amazing.
And it makes brilliantly sense: as the Marvel Universe shifts forward in time, then events from its past move from the 1960s to the 1980s and so on... so, it just makes sense that a story set in the Marvel past maintains a feeling of "past", but from a different age.
Byrne's style, both in storytelling and art (not to mention dialogue!) insists on the fact that this is story that fills the missing years from the 1960sì run, but at the same time it manages to persuade us that it took place in the 1980s.
Lots of interesting guests, such as Kraven and the Inhumans and the Eternals (!), great continuity bits hidden here and there as Easter Eggs and a beautiful sense of "adventure as it was done in the old times".

Unfortunately, the series was axed, and this means that at least one lingering plot was unfortunately left unsolved: it's the mystery of Xavier's behavior (or so I believe).
I don't think I'll ever see that one solved, but hope springs eternal... and who knows, maybe one day John Byrne will work on a similar project for the Fantastic Four, showing us how the REAL issue #330 of Fantastic Four should look like!
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