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X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda Hardcover – August 10, 2011
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In the X-Tinction Agenda an entire nation declares war upon the X-Men (and subsequently X-Factor and the New Mutants). To ensure their victory, the militant, mutant hating Genoshans form a dark alliance with Cameron Hodge.
At the time the war on the X-Men is declared, the X-Men hardly exist as a team, a Diaspora that has been in place for some time (Xavier was off planet, expected not to return and nearly every X-Man was long ago counted for dead). A small number of them have regrouped in the ruins of the X-Mansion, still devastated after the climax of Inferno, but the New Mutants, under the care of newcomer Cable, are also in residence, and chafe at the sudden invasion of their home by X-Men who have seemingly risen from the grave. Storm, who at the time had physically reverted to a 13-year-old form, and several of the New Mutants are kidnapped by a squad of Magistrates in a lightening strike assault of the campus.
Although the kidnapping was widely publicized, the US government was taking little action against the abduction of children on their own soil, and so the remnant X-Men, X-Factor and the remaining New Mutants gather together to coordinate a clandestine rescue effort.Read more ›
It contains 9 issues:
Uncanny X-Men #270- Storm, Boom Boom, Rictor, Wolfsbane, and Warlock are captured.
New Mutants #95- Powerless, the captured mutants escape, while Warlock dies and Wolfsbane is captured again.
X-Factor #60- The rest of the x-teams go to Genosha, where Cyclops fights his brother Havok.
Uncanny X-Men #271- Wolverine, Psylocke, and Jubilee arrive at the scene and help save Boom and Rictor. Wolverine and Psylocke attack the citadel, only to be captured, while Storm is turned into a mutate.
New Mutants #96- Half of the remaining X-Men attack, but are rendered powerless and get captured. Meanwhile, Wolfsbane gets transformed into a mutate.
X-Factor #61- The remaining X-Men (except for Boom Boom, Ric, and Jubilee) attack, but end up powerless and captured.
Uncanny X-Men #272- The captured X-Men are put on trial and found guilty. Hodge then begins to torment them, but realizes there are traitors among Genosha. Storm is releases of the mutate bond, and restores Cyclops' power, who then attacks Hodge.Read more ›
First, I want to say that this is a nicely packaged book. Marvel added the earlier X-story which introduced Genosha to the X-Men as well some bonus art. As for the actual story "X-tinction Agenda" hasn't really aged well. At the time the death of a member of New Mutants was supposed to be shocking. The return of Cameron Hodge as a cybernetic monstrosity now looks ridiculous (especially in some panels where he is shown with a cardboard suit hanging around his head for a TV show). Ultimately as put the book down I felt like this book was exactly what it was meant to be - a poorly executed money making crossover book. As a kid it was exciting but as an adult I was just looking at characters being driven by a thin plot.
The Jim Lee artwork is still amazing and worth the cost of the book alone. Rob Liefeld's work has only lost its appeal and Jon Bogdanove's work still hasn't clicked with me. For those that did enjoy this story this is a nice book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda is a nine part Marvel comic book crossover from 1990 featuring the top selling X-Titles of the day: Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor and New Mutants. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Thomas Y.
Not bad. Reading again as an adult is definitely different. I can't stress enough how much in love Jim Lee's work. Head and shoulders above the rest.Published 6 months ago by JAE
A fair, somewhat unbalanced collection of stories around the Genosha storyline, which is basically like a Nazi Germany island for mutants. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
my fault i thought it was the graphic novel not a fan of the non comic paperbacks all that much.Published 11 months ago by Jim V Anderson
The X-Tinction Agenda is one of Claremont's best stories. I know it wasn't the story he originally planned to tell (it was originally going to be Mutant War) but Xavier's teams... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dax S. Torres
One of the best comic series ever written in my opinion, now in graphic novel form. I wish I had bought this sooner.Published 19 months ago by Brian