Good action, but hard to follow if you don't know the background
Feb 20, 2011
While this installment of the long-running X-Men saga is dynamic and contains a great deal of action, readers that are not familiar with the previous stories will find it very difficult to follow. The story is based in several locations and the contexts are complex. You need to understand the powers of the many X-Men characters, how they have interacted in the past, villains such as the Skrulls and Kree, the role of Charles Xavier and the continuing saga of the Phoenix. Fortunately, even if you do not understand the entire backdrop, the action is intense and the book ends with a major cliffhanger that leaves you frustrated. This is X-Men action at its' finest, where the heroes are forced to step up and defend Earth and themselves against mighty powers that want to sweep them away.
The good thing about the series is the overwhelming tsunami of action that will keep hearts jackhammering in the chests of true X-fans. While "The End" doesn't always bring about a true conclusion in some books in the Marvel series, the X-Men are certainly getting hit where it hurts from beginning to end -- and fans must be prepared to watch their favorites fall in a variety of horrible ways. It's all-out war on mutants, generated largely because of a conflict among alien … more
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It's the epic finale to the story of the Children of the Atom as renowned X-Men scribe Chris Claremont joins with star artist Sean Chen for a trilogy in the style of the Lord of the Rings movies, one that spans the length and breadth of the X-Men canon and brings the saga of Marvel's mutants to a climax!