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Astonishing X-Men: Gifted Prose Novel Hardcover – September 5, 2012
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I've read many books by Mr. David, he has written many
Star Trek books. This book reads like a comic book without the pictures,
definitely for mature readers with the violence. I just can't get my head around
Ms. Frost being part of the team and a teacher no less, Scott what the hell she's
in your bed also? You remember a girl named Jean don't you? The Phoenix
should come back and fry you both.
The gang has graduated to full-length novel format. Peter David adapted Joss Whedon's graphic novel collection of the same name into a book of more than 300 pages. This work is designed for X-fans, but a newbee could follow the surface plot. What would frustrate readers without a nerdy mindset are the cliches and coincidences. These are Hollywood-style superheroes; it isn't that they will save the day, but what trick they'll pull out this time to do it. Let your incredulity have time off watching the Discovery Channel or something, so you can read the novel in peace.
A cure for the mutant "disease." Great marketing ploy, huh? Turn mutants into victims in everyone's eyes. Not only that, but the possibility of weaponizing the cure...
But who's behind this mysterious scientific breakthrough? This is where aliens come in, the new class at the X-school, and the current group of X-Men. Motives are a tricky subject, and the X-folk tend to rely on mindreaders so much, that they don't trust anyone who they can't see inside of.
Other than the nostalgia of reacquainting myself with long-lost X-friends, I found Peter David's explorations of the X-emotions to be most enlightening. Wolverine and Cyclops have always been at odds, but their rage poured off the page! Kitty Pryde revealed herself as young, sassy, and no stranger to hard work and hard play; she'll make a very cool teacher at the X-school.Read more ›
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I think that this prose version is a good way to get the story, but you miss the great art of the comics and you don't get the real depth of a real novel.Published 1 month ago by Danielle Lane
It adds a few scenes and goes more in-depth than the comic, but it really didn't add as much as I had hoped. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Canan
This was so much fun. Honestly I would throw away comic books, graphic novels, cartoons and movies if I could get more Marvel prose novels. Of course I'd still buy toys.Published 11 months ago by micahthesewell