- Series: X-Men (Marvel Paperback)
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Comics (June 10, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785102221
- ISBN-13: 978-0785102229
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #922,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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X-Men: Inferno Paperback – June 10, 1997
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There are a couple plot threads that intertwine, and the nice thing is that there is an introduction that explains the background. Anyways, the layout it this: Madelyne Pryor (The Goblyn Queen) strikes a deal with the Limbo demon Nastrith that through the sacrifice of her own son, a bridge will form between Limbo and Earth, and the Earth with be destroyed. Throw in the Mister Sinister factor, as well as problems with Jean Grey and Cyclops along the way.
Meanwhile, the other major storyline focues on Illyana Rasputin transforming more and more into the Darkchylde as the New Mutants try to save her from damnation. Oh, and while all this is going on, demons from Limbo have already invaded via a teleportation disc and a pentagram, transforming all of Manhattan into Limbo itself.
Its a lot to take in, but its very interesting and I was always left wanting more after each issue. There is tons of action and the villains include Nastrith, S'ym, Mister Sinister, The Marauders, and limbo demons. Our heroes include the X-Men, X-Factor, the New Mutants, and the X-Terminators.
This is one huge x-over, consisting of 12 issues, 3 of which are double-sized. My only complaint was that the 2 Excalibur issues were left out and so were the 4 X-Terminator issues. The Excalibur issues were stand alone I guess, but the X-Terminator ones would have explained better some of the background. Nevertheless, I was completely satisfied with the 12 issues anyways. I guess the other ones would have interefered with the focus probably.
Anyways, I definately reccomend this x-over if you are a X-Men fan.Read more ›
"X-Men: Inferno" is a straight-forward superhero story. It is the capstone of the whole "Phoenix" saga (incl. "Dark Phoenix Saga", "From the Ashes" and "Phoenix Rising"). Madelyne Pryor goes on a rampage as a woman scorned and she literally brings hell to earth. In the middle, we also get the final resolution to the whole Illyana Rasputin/Magick saga.
Why do I like this volume so much? Firstly, the craft and design of the work is akin to the three circles of Dante's Inferno. We have the first circle here dealing with each of the X-Men's weaknesses (sins), then the second circle of the Magick saga and the final circle of Madelyne's epic battle - and finally the revelation of the devil at the bottom of the pit, Mr. Sinister. Wonderful planning and design throughout. Secondly, I found the work dealt with issues of adultery, vanity, vengence, sibling rivalry, repentance, etc. all presented in a mature and sensitive manner - without the pretensions of today's comics. Read it again to see Dazzler's vanity, the Marauders' violence, Madelyne's pain, Jean's tenderness, Havok's insecurity and Cyclops' regret.Read more ›
Hell hath no fury...
Reeling from the return of Jean Grey in "Phoenix Rising," the X-Teams have no time to prepare for the impact of her look-alike. More is explained of the fate of Phoenix, and the Phoenix powers. The climactic face-off between Jean Grey and Madelyne is, however, not the end of the Phoenix.
As always in Marvel, what is done can be undone... and no one stays dead forever.
For more Madelyne Pryor, look to the X-Man comic books. You'll find another battle between the two gorgeous redheads of X-Men fame. For more of the Phoenix, look to Rachel Summers and eventually back to Jean herself.
Phoenix is a force that never dies.
The comic is a real page-turner, spurred on by the haunted women at the center of it--Maddy, Jean, and Illyana Rasputin (Magik).
When hell breaks loose on earth, individuals have to come to terms with it-and it changes them all. Madelyne's duty is to fan the flames, even at the expense of her own son's life, and recieve shocking answers to questions that have plagued those around her since her appearance in "From the Ashes.Read more ›
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This did not age as well as I had hoped. The stories aren't really in order and many of the references are dated. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Chris Taylor
The issues are not collected in story order so it is impossible to follow the plot.Published 8 months ago by Mark N Peaslee
When I was a kid, I had some of these original issues. I remember disliking the broad series, and didn't think about it much afterwards; but I was recently re-reading the Inferno... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Surferofromantica
5 stars because of story and art only. The actual transition to kindle sucks. The story isn't broken into the actual timeline but by book titles.Published 13 months ago by Ben Scott
I love the story and art. The reason I'm giving it stuck lie rating is because the digital copy does not tell the story as it happens. It kills all the same title together.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
this is oversized and yet is too small to even read. wont even open on any of my kindle apps except for the cloud readerPublished 24 months ago by Thomas