- Series: X-Men Origins
- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (May 9, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1302903934
- ISBN-13: 978-1302903930
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,172,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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X-Men Origins: Firestar Paperback – May 9, 2017
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The remaining Thor
Two volumes of tales to astonish with ant man and wasp
Strange tales with the human torch
Tales to astonish with sub mariner
Sgt fury and his howling commandos
Plus all the golden age masterworks and atlas masterworks
Please don't forget these
"X-Men Origins: Firestar" collects the four comics from the mini-series as well as a few comics showcasing her “Amazing Friends” role and a story focused on her time between the first mini-series and when she joined the New Warrior.
The title's a little misleading. While Firestar is pulled between Emma Frost and the Hellfire Club and Hellions on one hand and Prof. X and the X-Men on the other, this really is not an X-Men comic. This collection features a coming of age story as a young woman finds her place in the world and realizes what her priorities are with superpowers and conflicts playing a secondary role. While she was an instructor for the X-Men in recent years, she also had a stint with the Avengers and her leading role with the New Warriors. However, most of her fame comes from her role on the old Spider-Man cartoon.
It's a bit of an odd collection where character growth and development are more crucial to the plot than action scenes but it works. Admittedly it's not for everyone but most readers will enjoy this work that really develops one of the more under appreciated characters in the Marvel bullpen.
This 264-page collection includes:
1. “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” one-shot (first printed appearance of Firestar; not part of Marvel Universe continuity), 1981
2. “Uncanny X-Men” #193 (first in-continuity MU appearance of Firestar), 1985
3. “Firestar” mini-series (four issues), 1986
4. Firestar serial from “Marvel Comics Presents” (six parts, approximately fifty pages), 1987/1988
5. “Spider-Man Family: Amazing Friends” (includes first in-continuity team-up with Spider-Man and Iceman), 2006
6. House ad for “Firestar” mini-series, 1986
7. Firestar article and art from “Marvel Age” magazine, 1985
8. Bonus reprint covers and other Firestar production art
Though the “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” one-shot is simplistic and geared toward kids, the rest of this collection has enough meat on the bones to please older readers. The “Firestar” mini-series holds up beautifully thirty years after it was first published. Also, the inclusion of Firestar’s serial in “Marvel Comics Presents” is an extra-special treat because this is the first time it’s been printed since the late '80s. This dark story picks up where Firestar's mini-series leaves off, with sore loser Emma Frost pitting Mystique and Freedom Force against Firestar for the life of Firestar's father.
This book is highly recommended to fans of Marvel and of great superheroes.