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All- New Xmen VOlume 1

All-New X-Men, Vol. 1: Yesterday's X-Men - Stuart Immonen, Brian Michael Bendis

3 Stars, borrow it


Self Purchase, Comixology




At first I liked this, but by the end of the 3rd/4th issues, I got bored. I usually like Bendis writing but this just wasn’t interesting me. I read enough to give this a rating but I am abandoning this at 75% because life is too short for stuff you are not enjoying.  I did like that two of my favorite X-Men were in this- Hank (The Beast) and Kitty Pryde. Love them both.  I  also liked how there’s some great lines and good humor.   However, time travel stuff just confuses me so I tend not to read it (With the exception of Exiles which I loved.).  Anyway, this series has been cancelled anyway so maybe I’ll just go back to Astonishing X-Men or start with Uncanny Xmen.


Plot/Storyline:  The first issue is all about rescuing these new batch of mutants. Plus, Scott Summers is basically trying to start a mutant civil war, Hank goes to the past to get the old Scott to talk some sense into the new “revolutionary Scott .” A very promising beginning to this series. The second issue, Hank is able to bring a handful of mutants from the past to the future to try to stop Scott. Something happens to Hank which no one seems to understand what it is.  I was a little confused by the ending of issue two and hope issue 3 maybe explains the ending a bit better. Issue 3- Cyclope, Magneto and Magick (?) are creating their own new school- where Wolverine was created. Some violence happens and I’m a bit confused as to what happened but Magneto and Cyclops are stopped by military.  Emma Frost appears. And it seems that some of the mutants powers have changed. FInally there is another new mutant who appears.

Description (Comixology): It's a blast from the past as the original 5 students of Professor X -- Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast -- are plucked from the past and brought to the present. But they find their future and the state of Xavier's dream is far from what they dreamed of. And how will the X-Men of the present day react to these original X-Men?