- Series: X-Men
- Hardcover: 136 pages
- Publisher: Marvel; Har/Psc edition (March 28, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785156453
- ISBN-13: 978-0785156451
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #456,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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X-Men: Season One Hardcover – March 28, 2012
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I've been a fan of the X-Men for most of my life, and particularly these original five. I especially loved Jeff Parker's take in "X-Men: First Class." Here, writer Dennis Hopeless gave me angles on their early days that I'd never seen or considered before. Even better, I got to see it all through the eyes of Jean Grey, my all time favorite superhero, and with plenty of great snarky dialogue.
And when I was finished, I handed the book to my wife, who has read only a handful of X-Men comics in her life, and went in with only a passing familiarity to most of the characters. I had almost as much fun listening to her read - laughing, cheering, quoting lines - as I'd had myself the first time! She found the story to be a perfect introduction, with everything she needed to know about the X-Men right there on the page.
If you're still not convinced, check out a few preview pages from artist Jamie McKelvie. The X-Men have never looked this good.
I pre-ordered this one as a sounding board to see if I would order the other Season One Marvel books, and based on this book, I pre-ordered Daredevil Season One and Spider-Man Season One. I may grab the Fantastic Four Season One if the reviews are positive.
While the book was average for me, I think my son and other younger readers will enjoy them, so my rating of four stars is skewed in that direction. I wish the flow of the book wouldn't have skipped around so much, but it was a bit of an annoyance to me.
I think this is a good starting point for younger readers that aren't aware of the X-Men. If you are an old fan (like me), it probably won't really tell you anything you didn't already know. The art was crisp and almost a little too clean, if that makes any sense. I absolutely love the cover art of this one-shot, and it looks great on my bookshelf.
The real culture shock for me came at the end of the book, where they included the (one shot?) Uncanny X-Men (2011) #1. I didn't recognize half of the team, and my old friend Colossus had undergone quite a few changes since I last saw him. Yikes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great entry into the world of xmen. I really enjoyed the story line and the art. i highly recommendPublished 1 month ago by Sonia Vaz
I've tried many X comics. Some are amazing, some are not so much. This did not disappoint. Great characters, full personalities.Published 6 months ago by A. Much
Honestly I wasn't expecting much at all with one of Marvel's Season One books. Here, the talent of the creators was on full display. Read morePublished 8 months ago by S. Penrose
I wish that this was an ongoing. These are X-men that I care about dealing with issues that I CARE about, unlike a lot of what is being published these days.Published 11 months ago by Rick Mimms
A fantastic story of the early days of the X-men and career-defining work from both Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie. Highest possible recommendation.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
The attempt to modernize the original X Men story line has failed in this X-Men:Season One. Something about trying to read the original story line and a character picks up her... Read morePublished 14 months ago by derek.dude
Soapy, corny, and not really breaking a lot of new ground. If anything, what caught my attention about this book was the art by Jamie McKelvie which looks very, very close in style... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like this modernization of the X-Men origin story. However, there is a small traditionalist part of me that doesn't like it when people mess with a story... Still, a good read.Published on April 10, 2014 by Doug