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The original X-Men have vanished on a routine mission to the mysterious island, Krakoa. Now their leader, Charles Xavier, the world’s most powerful telepath, must recruit a new team to save the mutant heroes. Witness the origin of a new generation of Marvel icons as Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus and more join the fray, answering Xavier’s call in the Second Genes The original X-Men have vanished on a routine mission to the mysterious island, Krakoa. Now their leader, Charles Xavier, the world’s most powerful telepath, must recruit a new team to save the mutant heroes. Witness the origin of a new generation of Marvel icons as Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus and more join the fray, answering Xavier’s call in the Second Genesis of the X-Men!


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The original X-Men have vanished on a routine mission to the mysterious island, Krakoa. Now their leader, Charles Xavier, the world’s most powerful telepath, must recruit a new team to save the mutant heroes. Witness the origin of a new generation of Marvel icons as Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus and more join the fray, answering Xavier’s call in the Second Genes The original X-Men have vanished on a routine mission to the mysterious island, Krakoa. Now their leader, Charles Xavier, the world’s most powerful telepath, must recruit a new team to save the mutant heroes. Witness the origin of a new generation of Marvel icons as Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus and more join the fray, answering Xavier’s call in the Second Genesis of the X-Men!

30 review for Uncanny X-Men: Second Genesis

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jon Arnold

    The first issue here is obviously the definition of that much abused word seminal; it’s the beginning of the rise of the X-Men from a cancellation hell to the culture conquering modern force it is today. The first issue details that transition in a ‘Giant Size’ issue, Professor X putting a second team together to rescue his original X-Men. Quite wonderfully, there are a number of unexpected twists and turns to the story and it’s easy to imagine that elements of it were an influence on Lost. It’s The first issue here is obviously the definition of that much abused word seminal; it’s the beginning of the rise of the X-Men from a cancellation hell to the culture conquering modern force it is today. The first issue details that transition in a ‘Giant Size’ issue, Professor X putting a second team together to rescue his original X-Men. Quite wonderfully, there are a number of unexpected twists and turns to the story and it’s easy to imagine that elements of it were an influence on Lost. It’s a breathless ride with no narrative flab and told in the grandiose style of Marvel built on Stan Lee. The problem is with the books that follow – you can perhaps make a case for the following couple of issues and the arrival of Phoenix as important to showing the team’s development, but the last couple of issues add very little. Given the almost soap opera nature of Chris Claremont’s X-Men run the ending feels randomly generated, added to give a feeling of value for money. But then this is the great peril of adding a ‘classic’ range – much of what you’ll get is forcing the square peg of ongoing monthly series into the round hole of a coherent, graphic novel length story. So this ends up as much of a strange hybrid as Count Nefaria’s assistants, some fine individual moments but not one which satisfies with a strong ongoing story. The only way you can take this as a remotely coherent piece is in watching the series develop, Claremont seeing what does and doesn’t work (character conflict clearly a strong point, oddly ill-fitting ideas like leprechauns clearly don’t. That said I’d love to see someone reinvent the leprechaun idea Grant Morrison style). Interesting as a snapshot of the start of the modern X-Men universe then, but as storylines in their own right, inessential.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Invi

    Pomalý rozjezd, ale druhá půlka boží! Bohužel čtení kazil velmi amatérský překlad s množstvím chyb a špatným slohem. (Nemluvím o postavách s dialektem). A tak u české verze nemůžu dát 5*.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Adam Šilhan

    Důstojný začátek Cleremontovy éry. Některé dějové zvraty byly slabší, celkově však povedené.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Phillip Berrie

    Should be 3.5 stars, but not 4. I read these stories in the original comics and they made a lot more impact back then. Overall, I think the introduction of the new team was done a little too quickly (it was done to revive the series and still fit in with the current storyline). Later, when things started to settle down and we started to see more of the background of the new team members it became a lot better, in my opinion. Not great, but it's good to have. Should be 3.5 stars, but not 4. I read these stories in the original comics and they made a lot more impact back then. Overall, I think the introduction of the new team was done a little too quickly (it was done to revive the series and still fit in with the current storyline). Later, when things started to settle down and we started to see more of the background of the new team members it became a lot better, in my opinion. Not great, but it's good to have.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Johnny Andrews

    A classic tale with rich characters and a whole shake up to the X-Men universe. Tempers and egos flare as the new members must learn to work together. A really good arc that gives us good banter between wolverine, colossus and banshee as they seem to argue, mainly due to wolverine giving them 'pet' nicknames. Lots of action, lots of drama it's what you'd expect from the team and more so. A classic tale with rich characters and a whole shake up to the X-Men universe. Tempers and egos flare as the new members must learn to work together. A really good arc that gives us good banter between wolverine, colossus and banshee as they seem to argue, mainly due to wolverine giving them 'pet' nicknames. Lots of action, lots of drama it's what you'd expect from the team and more so.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bernardo

    Un estilo muy diferente al moderno; me atreví porque este año volví a conectar con la narrativa gráfica y el amor que en la infancia tenía por los X-Men... y no me ha decepcionado. Eso sí, no es para todo, e incluso argüiría que requiere de un ojo avezado en la lectura de cómics y cierto cariño hacia los personajes para disfrutarse a plenitud.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Dennis Brock

    Don't get me wrong I love the X-Men but comics from this era are just too hokey...This was just ok. Don't get me wrong I love the X-Men but comics from this era are just too hokey...This was just ok.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bob

    Gems include "Deadly Genesis!", the death of Thunderbird, the Phoenix Saga, & the debut of Cassidy Keep. Gems include "Deadly Genesis!", the death of Thunderbird, the Phoenix Saga, & the debut of Cassidy Keep.

  9. 4 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl

  10. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Ardis Jr

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sean Mccarthy

  12. 5 out of 5

    Arthur Shinoda

  13. 5 out of 5

    Zovolias Alekos

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jacek Litka

  15. 5 out of 5

    Κάποιος

  16. 4 out of 5

    Łukasz D

  17. 4 out of 5

    j

  18. 4 out of 5

    Juan Gaya

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jean-luc

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stacey

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nea Amano

  22. 4 out of 5

    Γιάννης

  23. 5 out of 5

    Yumi

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lukasz

  26. 5 out of 5

    Andy Dainty

  27. 5 out of 5

    Shane1step

  28. 4 out of 5

    rae

  29. 5 out of 5

    Konstantinos Sarakis

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lee Gannon

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