Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

X-men: The Asgardian Wars Paperback – November 1, 1990


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$17.98 $4.39

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Enterprises (November 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871354349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871354341
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #716,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Chris Claremont is best known for his work on Marvel Comics' The Uncanny X-Men, during which time it was the bestselling comic in the Western Hemisphere; he has sold more than 100 million comic books to date. Recent projects include the dark fantasy novel Dragon Moon and Sovereign SevenTM, a comic book series published by DC Comics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.George Lucas is the founder of Lucasfilm Ltd., one of the world's leading entertainment companies. He created the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film series. Among his story credits are THX 1138, American Graffiti, and the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. He lives in Marin County, California.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 4, 1998
Format: Paperback
This story ranks right up there with "DARK PHOENIX" and the "Mutant Massacre". It feature beautiful art by Arthur Adams, (whose art has never looked as good since)and Paul Smith, and an intricate story by Chris Claremont. It features two stories, one with the X-men and Alpha Flight going up against the Asgardian god of lies Loki, and one featuring the X-men and New Mutants trying to rescue Their leader Storm from Loki (who intends to turn her into his wife and use her to conquer Asgard). I highly recommend this story for anyone who is a fan of the X-men. This is one of the high points of Claremonts long run as X-men writer.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 1998
Format: Paperback
For any fan of comic art, this book is a must have. Arthur Adams attention to detail started a revolution in the mid-80's, and the medium has never been the same since. For X-men fans, this series of annuals showcases some facinating character development.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Edmund Lau Kok Ming on May 24, 2005
Format: Paperback
This volume reprints two separate stories and represent among the best writings by Chris Claremont. The first one is an X-Men/Alpha Flight story drawn by the legendary Paul Smith. The second one is an Art Adams classic New Mutants tale. The two stories both deal with Asgardians (chiefly the trickster god, Loki).

As the usual Claremont formula is, the X-characters sit around their mansion (or Danger Room, or sunbathing at the beach, etc.) and they get attacked by a baddie (why can't anyone ever leave these poor muties alone?). In this case, the baddie is Loki. In the first story, he offers the X-Men a chance to build a utopia with a price. In the second story, he kidnaps Storm to be his bride and also teleports the New Mutants to Asgard (their experiences in Asgard forever changes them). For longtime readers, these stories were especially rewarding - we have the first announcement that Madelyne Pryor was pregnant (with baby Cable), the first meeting of Rachel Summers with Scott Summers, the "slimming-down" of Karma, Dani Moonstar's transformation into a Valkyrie, Rahne Sinclair's meeting with the Wolf-Prince of Asgard, another Wolverine-Snowbird meeting, and the tragic story of a well-intentioned Madelyne Pryor (as Anodyne) trying to save her team-mates.

The moral of this story: Don't let false gods *bleep* with your lives. Especially if you're mutants!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
What makes this book so good is the collection of characters. Probably the best X-Men team ever (perhaps for the exception of Rachel instead of Jean). Besides that: Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Shadowcat, Storm, and Wolverine. The story is very compelling, and the New Mutants play a key role as well. This is a *MUST HAVE* for any New Mutant fans as it is a pivotal point in the character developments of Mirage (Dani Moonstar) as well as Karma. Additionally, we get a very good glimpse of the different mutants personalities as each one has a miniature solo adventure as the plot begins to tie together. The storytelling is great, and the art is superb (especially for the era). I will note that the genre is more fantasy/mythology than typical superhero "street level" fare, but perhaps this is what makes it so alluring. My highest praises.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juan Carrillo on April 21, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
MUST HAVE MUST HAVE MUST HAVE MUST HAVE, this story brings back Karma and it has the fabulous Storm as the female thor, it has great moments of Alpha Flight and the 1st hints that Northstar has a huge secret that Rouge Now know's. I love it it's one of my favorite one's in my collection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?