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X-Men: Age of X Hardcover – July 6, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: X-Men
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; First Edition edition (July 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078515289X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785152897
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #660,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I would recommend it for newcomers, casual fans, and hardcore X-fans.
Joseph Born
The story does not drag in any part and the buildup quickly moves to the denouement with lots of details and action built into each part of this story.
David Suiter
Like age of apocalypse and days of the future past this book ranks up with those.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Born on July 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Age of X is not for children. It presents a bleak alternate reality where mutants are killed on sight and parents who produced mutant children are forcefully sterilized. Basilisk (Known in the mainstream Marvel universe as Cyclops) doesn't have eyelids and was used as an executioner due to his powerful optic blasts. The Avengers are a mutant kill team. The Fantastic Four are dead. And all this is told in the prelude issue.
The main series itself is about Legacy (Rogue) discovering a startling secret and being pursued by the Magneto in result. The New Mutants are a strike team who also pursue her. Also, the humans relentlessly assault Fortress X, where the last remnants of mutantkind live. This all leads to an epic conclusion full of twists that I didn't see coming.
This story has ramifications in the regular Marvel 616-Universe. It's not just an alternate reality that is quickly forgotten.
The Age of X storyline is unique and refreshing. The characters are familiar, yet pleasantly different. the whole feel of the miniseries is dark. I would recommend this for 13 and older.
Overall, this is an excellent miniseries. I would recommend it for newcomers, casual fans, and hardcore X-fans.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By David Suiter on August 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Mutants have been outlawed. One thousand days ago the United States passed legislation making it a crime to be born a mutant, the rest of the world soon followed. The few remaining mutants in the world have locked themselves within Fortress X where everyday they must battle human armies to stay alive. The mutant gene is something these refugees have been born with but now they are being persecuted to the point of extinction. Age of X is the latest story in the saga of the X-Men from Marvel Comics. Written by Mike Carey with art from Steve Kurth and Clay Mann the X-Men have been twisted and changed in this new reality for the mutants of the Marvel Universe.

In the tradition of past X-Men stories such as Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse, Age of X shows an alternate reality where the X-Men did not exist and their battle for mutant acceptance was never fought. This story asks all of the what if questions and shows different possibilities and paths the X-Men could have taken that could forever change their destinies. There are new relationships, new names and a new mission as the X-Men must strive just to exist.

The story is a mystery built around the protection of Fortress X. When the story opens Legacy, who is the X-Man Rogue in the real X-Men reality, discovers something that makes no sense and this starts her on a path of questioning everything when none of the pieces of the puzzle fit the way they should.

Writer Carey excels in plotting this six part story. The pacing is outstanding. He allows for the pieces to be put in place and he keeps the story moving forward at a tireless pace. The story does not drag in any part and the buildup quickly moves to the denouement with lots of details and action built into each part of this story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric/Shadowlost on March 23, 2012
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I have been out of comics for years. The last comic story I read was The Messiah Complex. Afterwards I felt that the comics especially the X-Universe just fell off. I stumbled onto this book during a search for my minimates and figured why not. I've been in a mood to read some X-Men stuff. I can honestly say this book was pure solid. The way it played out more of a mystery than some action storyline it could have devolved into. I was disappointed in the ending a little as it was very much like another big X-men storyline. The biggest thing that sold me and I absolutely love. Cyclops/Basilisk. This character was/is the best part of the storyline. Never been a huge fan of Cyclops but the way they did him here was pure gold. I'm hoping they do more story lines this well put together. It'll make getting back into the X-Universe a lot easier. :D
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Damon M. Cole on January 2, 2012
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Not since the Age of Apocalypse storyline of the mid '90's has there been such an epic feel to an X-Men story. Sure, there have been tales like House of M and things of that nature, but they didn't FEEL like Age of X does. My only gripe with this sort of storytelling when it pertains to the X-Men universe of characters is that sometimes it seems the writers are treading water in a way. I mean, why can't there be some sort of a happy future for homo superior as opposed to the bleak, war torn, apocalyptic (pun intended..)futures that are always presented to us X-fans?? Either way, this was a great read and an interesting, take on some of our more beloved mutants.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott Ziesmer on November 16, 2011
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I've been reading the various X-men books on and off for years. The age of X stands out as an excellent read. If you even remotely enjoyed the age of apocalypse, I'd very easily recommend this to you. Excellent writing, great art, and a very interesting storyline - give it a shot.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Documet on October 23, 2011
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Got this book for my husband as part of his birthday present. He loved the illustrations and the story line. Great price, great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on February 28, 2014
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this was a story I was worried I might be confused about since I hadn't read an x-men book in awhile, but to my surprise it was very easy to get into and read as a stand alone story. I know with x-men books sometimes it's easy to get lost in what's going on, but this book doesn't suffer from those problems.
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