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on 25 February 2012
This should be read in conjunction with Jason Aaron's "X-Men: Schism" as there are a lot of gaps in this book which "Schism" fills in, but also in "Schism" there are a couple of issues reprinted from "Generation Hope: Schism" so it's a real mish-mash, but the whole "Schism" storyline is pretty good so it's worth getting both of these books.

In this book, the focus is on the this new mutant called Hope and her quest to discover the mutants of the world whose "x-genes" currently lay dormant, seek them out when they are activated, and teach them control over their powers with the hope to join the other mutants on Utopia. We also get to meet the rest of her team, the "Five Lights", who are all young mutants but seem interesting enough. Teon was largely absent from Aaron's "Schism" story and there is an issue here where he gets the spotlight - he's a pretty interesting fellow. Idie's powers point to her being maybe the next "Phoenix" as in she's only going to get more powerful but also might go crazy and unstable.

Overall, I like Generation Hope, they're a decent young X-Men team with some interesting personalities that should reap some great storylines in the future and Kieron Gillen does a fine job of introducing them to the reader in this book. Recommended.
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