- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Comics (June 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785102167
- ISBN-13: 978-0785102168
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #705,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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X-Men: Origin of Generation X (Phalanx Covenant) Paperback – June 1, 2001
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This is not a good read for new fans, though, as the dialogue is just terrible. It climbs to Claremont-style heights of clunky exposition in the middle of fight scenes, dips low in its attempts to present phonetically accurate accents that end up sounding nothing like real accents, and occasionally hits sublime moments where it does both at once. That was just kind of the style in comics back then, especially x-books, and there's not much you can do about it now. I also have a problem with the way the editors of this collected edition chose to black out every box with editorial comment, as I usually find those comments helpful when a character references another story I've forgotten, and the big black boxes on the pages make me feel like someone is hiding something from me.
Overall, then, this story is a good nostalgia trip for those who read it in single-issue format back in 1994, but I would not recommend it for a new reader.