After reading this book, your mind will be buzzing with `why' questions. Why did Marvel greenlight this project? Why was this `fanfiction' published and my/my little brother's wasn't? Why the heck did I buy this? And most importantly, a `what' question. What the heck were the creators thinking?
This book takes one of the mainstay marvel mutants, Peter Rasputain, Colossus of X-Men fame, and throws him in the center of a story so convoluted, yet juvenile, you'd almost think it's publication to be the last request of a make-a-wish child that was under 7 years old. It wasn't. I checked. No, fully grown men wrote this. Ouch. The writing and plot are not the only downfall. For those of you out there that can forgive a bad storyline if the art is nice enough, don't bother. The art is every bit as bad as the scripting. Neither get any better as the book progresses and at the end, you're left wondering how you'll ever get the hour of your life back that it took you to wade through this.
I really can't tell you any more without giving away spoilers, and I'm not about to do that. But seriously, before you buy this, look at it somewhere first- flip though it- and you'll see what I mean. Then take your money and buy a classic X-Men book or one of the more recent Wolverine graphic novels. If you want really good classic Colossus, I highly recommend Essential X-Men vol. 1-6, when Peter was at his best. Or Astonishing X-Men even, just DON'T BUY THIS BOOK!
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From the pages of Astonishing X-Men! Colossus has returned from the dead, only to find his relatives are being killed in his homeland! Peter must travel to Russia to face a shadowy villain whose origin lies in Peter's past. Will this foe lead Colossus down the path of darkness, and will defeating him cost Peter his soul?! Collects X-Men: Colossus Bloodline #1-5.