- Hardcover Comic
- Publisher: Marvel Comics (2004)
- ISBN-10: 1415562601
- ISBN-13: 978-1415562604
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,678,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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X-MEN - Days of Future Past (Uncanny X-MEN)
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"Elegy" (#138) begins with Jean Grey's funeral and ends with Scott Summers leaving the X-Men for a while. It really is the true epilogue to the Dark Phoenix saga and most of the issue is a walk down memory lane, recapping the history of the X-Men from when Jean first showed up at the school. Fans of the series will enjoy recognizing issues from the past (remember Grotesk and the Living Pharaoh).
The Annual story, "Nightcrawler's Inferno," has a demon who is fighting Doctor Strange yanking the X-Men off into another dimension, leaving Professor X and Kitty behind. This one involves a more classical interpretation of Hell, what with Minos and Cerberus from Dante coming into play, but like most Annual stories seems a bloated attempt to do something big as opposed to the much bigger impact of a solid multi-part story (see below).
"...Something Wicked This Way Comes!" (#139) has Kitty being introduced to training in the Danger Room, and Wolverine and Nightcrawler head to Canada to meet up with Alpha Flight and an old problem. That would be the Wen-Di-Go, who they fight in "Rage!" (#140), while Ororo takes Kitty to dance lessons with Stevie Hunter.Read more ›
The trade opens with Jean Grey's friends and family attending her burial and a grief-stricken Cyclops reminiscing about Jean. Along the way, he manages to summarize the entire X-Men run up to that point. Cyclops' abrupt leave of absence would herald Ororo's assuming the leadership role.
The annual (illustrated by John Romita, Jr. and Bob McLeod) tells of how the X-Men and Dr. Strange storm Hell as they attempt to rescue Nightcrawler. This issue also brings to light a very dark secret from Nightcrawler's past (and this on his birthday, too).
Next is a two-issue story featuring Wolverine and Nightcrawler's eventful visit to Canada and their team-up with Alpha Flight as they take on the Wendigo.
This takes us to issues #141-142 which comprise the pivotal, very influential "Days of Future Past," an arc that is as significant as Jim Shooter's "The Adult Legion" story in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (issues #354-355, 1967). In the horrifying dystopian future of 2013, where Sentinels run rampant and super-heroes are a thing of the past, anti-mutant hysteria has brought mutants to the brink of extinction.Read more ›
Throughout these stories are the introduction of Kitty Pryde to the X-men. I forgot she was only 13 when she came to Xavier’s school. I hated her at first and I hated her superhero name, Sprite. Still feel mostly the same. I like her much better when she grows up a bit.
# 138 – Elegy – This is Jean Grey’s funeral and Scott Summer’s narrative of her entire story as Marvel Girl, Phoenix and Dark Phoenix. It’s a serious reminder of how the X-men used to think in a narrative form back in the day.
Annual #4 – Nightcrawler’s Inferno – The X-men go to Hell - Dante’s Inferno to be precise. If memory serves, I read this not long after reading the inferno so I thought it was brilliant when I was 16. Now, it’s enjoyable but a little light.
# 139 – Something Wicked This Way Comes! & #140 – Rage! – Wolverine and Nightcrawler help Alpha Flight fight a giant Yeti looking thing.
#141 – Days of Future Past – This is the classic X-men tale set in a dystopian future of last year, 2013. North America is ruled by the Sentinels, our cities are in ruins, most mutants and other super beings are either dead or enslaved and the rest of the world is ready to declare nuclear war to stop the Sentinels from spreading out. This is some wonderful stuff and the basis for this year’s new X-men movie.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I received this in the May box from Comic Bento. I probably would not have picked this one up otherwise. This is a classic X-men story, although I've only known variations of it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Phillip Schultz
I bought this for my middle school students. It received mixed emotions...some really liked it, some read a few pages and traded it for Batman and Superman. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kevin Grosshans
While he is often dismissed oday, Chris Claremont ranks as one of the best writers in comics history, something clearly on display in this collection of X-Men comics. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kevin M. Derby
It was very good and the movie that was "based" on it is laughable. But it was a little slow moving for me.Published 2 months ago by PKutys1089
it's a dark book where the x-men and nearly all mutants have been killed or imprisoned by the sentinels and faced with extinction the last of the mutants make a desperate gamble in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jarred Blackburn