X-Men: Battle of the Atom Paperback – 13 Feb 2014
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If however you have been following these and enjoying them then you might be faced with a bit of a dilemma here, because this one does not quite measure up to the individual arcs and the continuity seems to favour the All New X-Men story line at the cost of some of the other story lines- the events in Uncanny X-Men Vol.2: Broken seemed to be put on hold, so that Scott and Co can, as they often do turn up at the Jean Grey School to poach students. Anyhow to details, while trying to avoid spoilers and surprises (although I suspect veteran X-men readers will turn a page and say in a sardonic tone- `Gosh! I did not see that coming')
Ok, we are still in that impasse of trying to round up all of the original X-men and pack them back to the past, which since they are not co-operating is still a quandary. If this was not bad enough suddenly up pops an X-men team from the future which is a motley looking mob, but insist `The Youngsters' must go back at all costs. Naturally, this being the X-Men causes all sorts of ructions, because Scott and his crew also get involved in the mix; understandably Jean Grey and Scott (The Younger) go on the run.
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Considering how many X-teams are involved, this is actually a very good story, that manages to keep a consistent storyline flowing between the titles, develop the ongoing plot-threads in some of the titles, and actually make some changes to the status quo, as well as kill-off a couple of future characters (but, as I said above how many futures have we seen...?), as well as the original Scott Summers. That does get people thinking that it really is time to send the Original X-Men home, especially when the future Jean Grey and her X-Men come back to join in the chorus, as they want their future changed, and therefore young Jean must go home… Young Jean doesn’t trust the future X-Men, or many of the current ones come to that, and as she doesn’t want to go home and die, she goes on the run with Young Scott (who’s not dead now – keep up).Read more ›
Personally, I would suggest anyone buying this volume to have already purchased the previous graphics in this series - all available on Amazon - and then there is an all-new graphic novel ready to be released later this year which follows future events involving the original five X-Men.
One of the major problems is that some of the artwork on show is simply nowhere close to being of the highest quality, but if that wasn't enough, the story-line is also hopelessly fragmented and to be blunt, it is clearly pre-occupied with appealing to a less mature audience, as the comic veers away from numerous opportunities to properly explore and represent the emotions, thoughts and actions of significant individuals in key situations into a more emotionally.
All I can say is that if you're over 30 years of age and can remember the X-Men's golden age, don't bother buying this collection and just wait for the new 'Days of Future Past' movie to hit our local cinema screens next month!
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I couldn't put this book down. Each paged just made me turn over to the next.Published 22 months ago by Connor Boyle
Received this to find out that my new softcover volume was bent and creased on the back, and the corners of pages were folded slightly, as this is meant to be a gift for someone I... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dale McKenna
Not overly impressed.
How do you deal with time travelling X-Men?
Bring in more time travelling X-Men.
And when that doesn't work? Read more
Perfect, was just what I wanted, came quickly and a great story arch.Published on 23 Aug. 2014 by graham jarvis
I jumped on the x-men series at marvel now after a long absence. I can't believe there is 6 books to read every months plus wolverine and 5 other x force book needed to... Read morePublished on 10 May 2014 by Mr. R. Lanelly