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X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song Hardcover – October 19, 2011

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  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: X-Men
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (October 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785156100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785156109
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The X-Cutioners Song is a bit of a tease. This is the first MAJOR development of the on going war against Apocalypse story-line that dominated most of the x-books n the '90s. In the '80s, Magneto had been given too many sympathetic elements to serve as the penultimate evil opposition for the X-Men and family, and so (beating out Mr. Sinister) Apocalypse was christened as the new polar opposite for the followers of Xavier's Dream. In this volume a handful of story threads meet their conclusion, but ultimately a flood gate of questions and pending plotlines opens up.

Stryfe is the major villain of the story, but Mr. Sinister and Apocalypse play major roles as well, thus the trifecta of all-power mutant villains allude to the frightening fact that some relationship exists between all three. The story kicks off with the dramatic assassination (attempt) of Professor Xavier by Cable, the rogue leader of what should have been the second generation of X-Men (the New Mutants, now X-Force), and the Horsemen of Apocalypse kidnap Cyclops and Jean Grey. The government mutant squad of X-Factor (the "all new, all different" line up) showed their mettle in battle by hunting down X-Force as their first effort to bring Cable to justice, proving that they were not simply cast-off X-Men.

While the majority of X-Men/X-Factor were busy bringing the rogue "second generation X-Men" of X-Force to heel (as a smaller force hunts down the Horsemen), Bishop remained to guard a dying Xavier. Mr. Sinister took the opportunity to waltz into the X-Mansion and drop the hint that a mostly unknown mutant terrorist Stryfe might have quite a lot to do with the hit on Xavier.
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I read this in its original 12-installment crossover form in the mid-'90s so some of my facts could be off.

This crossover was basically an excuse to cram as many characters as possible into one storyline and that results in a lot of confusions. Also, it detracts from the believability of the Stryfe character and also makes his motivations somewhat unclear. He's out for vengeance against Apocalypse (who had injected him with the virus as a child), Cable (whom he sees as his inferior clone), and his parents Cyclops and Jean Grey (for abandoning him). But what's his ultimate vengeance? And the X-teams' method of finally locating him is pretty ludicrous, the story getting a little too busy with sending its heroes here and there that for two or three issues worth, the X-teams just seem to be wandering here and there fighting everybody. The most focused storylines are that of Wolverine and Bishop, who encounter Cable, the falsely accused assassin, and Beast, desperately trying to save Xavier and finally succeeds only because of Apocalypse's help.

It's still fun, of course, to watch Bishop and Wolverine duke it out with Cable, and X-Factor rounding up X-Force with the help of the X-Men. But these are weakened by some really weak scenes like Apocalypse's fight with Stryfe (no power, no excitement, with huge lapses in logic) and some embarrassing dialogue at points (Jean Grey's lovey-dovey conversations with Cyclops during their attempted escape from the moonbase are just awful writing).

The most valuable thing to me about the X-ecutioner's Song series is a comparison of the different visual styles of the three series.
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The title to my review pretty much sums up this entire book! Are you a fan of the X-Men? Are you a fan of over-the-top action sequences and poster perfect artwork of 1990s comic books?

How about totally convoluted storylines that even the most die-hard comic book fan can barely navigate? Did I mention time travelling evil clones??

If so, then THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!!

All the other reviewers have summed up the key plot points of this book (Cable/Stryfe's origin, attempted assination of Professor X, etc) so I won't rehash it again. If you're looking for a good old fashioned 1990s X-Men crossover, then this is for you.

It's a shame that so many of the other X-Men crossover classics from the late 1980s & 1990s are now out of print. We could do with new printings of X-Tinction Agenda, Operation: Zero Tolerance, Inferno, Fatal Attractions, Fall of the Mutants, etc.

Get this one while it's still available, because it doesn't tie in to any current continuity of the X-Men, their current roster, or much of anything going on today (not that that's a bad thing). When it's gone it'll be gone just like the rest of the previously mentioned books.
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The graphic novel, X-Cutioner's Song (written by Scott Lobdell, Peter David and Fabian Niceza) feels very tight and coherent despite the number of chefs for this particular concoction. It feaures the X-Men, X-Factor and X-Force (given a little too short shrift in this sequence) and focuses on the Cable/Stryfe/Jean Grey/Scott Summers element from the wicked web that has become the X-Men's history. I enjoyed the interplay of all the characters and was carried along quickly by the story despite a little impatience with both Cable and Stryfe as characters and bitter enemies. The best parts of the story were the smaller elements like a first glimpse into the techno-virus and the wonderful and revealing look into the relationship betweeen Apocalpyse and Angel. The art (by Brandon Peterson, Jae Lee, Andy Kubert, and Greg Capullo) also has stood the test of time relatively well. A fine X-Man adventure.
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