The NZA Posted March 22, 2002 Share Posted March 22, 2002 Yet another fine book i missed out on for the first few story arcs, which Bacchus assures me is a good thing 'cause long as theyre not expensive, i can read em in a row...he might be onto somethin. Anyway, smaller team of Beast (who's mutated, ya gotta see it), Cyclops, Jean Gray/Phoenix, White Queen (from Hellfire Club & Generation X), lead by Proffessor X once again and of course featuin m'boy. So far, a new villian has been introduced who's fucked the team up almost as bad as the old "Age of Apocalypse" did, its a new form of evolution itself, really interestin shit. Id love to say more but hate to spoil it. Needless to say, the shit keeps hittin the fan in this one, and the book's finally doin things no writer before had the balls to pull off. Only a year or so into it, Morrisson plans on telling "The greatest Magneto story" later this year, and considerin the previous stories on that character, its big shoes to fill. This is one of the few i find myself checkin Marvel.com to see when the next issue's out....i cant say enough good things bout it, just that after a few issues into it, one gets the feel this is how the book shouldve been the last few years it sucked ass. On a side note, tho formerly perhaps the greatest X-Men/Wolverine writer, Chris Cleremont, way past his prime, now handles his own series called X-Treme X-Men, and the title tells it all. Its pretty much where the rest of the characters you like (Gambit, etc) have been shuffled off to, tho he's managed to kill Colossus, Psyclocke, possibly more over there...dont know, i dont fuckin read it. Sad to see such a great writer dukin it out with Stan Lee for "Least likely to put out somethin good these days". Anyway, be sure not to mix up these two: stay far away from X-Treme. Anyway, got the full run thus far on New X-Men, so those interested in readin it (that live nearby), lemme know. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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