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X-men Forever

[Vol. 1], Picking up Where We Left Off

Claremont, Chris, 1950-

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
X-men Forever
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Baker & Taylor
The X-Men work to capture Fabian Cortez, the human-hating Acolyte who betrayed Magneto to his death, while S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury stays at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters to keep an eye on them.

Publisher: New York : Marvel Enterprises, 2009
ISBN: 0785136797
9780785136798
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC C
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Grummett, Tom
Alternate Title: Picking up where we left off

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List - The Annotated X-Men by: nypl_mid_manhattan Apr 03, 2012

Ever wondered how Chris Claremont’s 17-year run on Uncanny X-Men would have ended? This is the concept behind the series X-Men: Forever. In Picking Up Where We Left Off, Storm betrays the team and incinerates Wolverine. Subsequent stories follow an expanded roster of the team, including Kitty Pry... Read More »


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May 06, 2013
  • OtteryStCatchpole rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Chris Claremont is renowned for his 16 year or so run on the X-men, and rightly so, having defined the modern X-men and given other writers a very fertile ground to work from. X-men Forever picks up where he left the books back in the 90's at the end of his acclaimed run. And while a lot of the stuff in the books is . . . *sighs* sorely missing in today's comics, the book does not read like its 1992 or whenever. At times it feels like Claremont has been inspired by what transpired since he left the book. Gone is the pioneer and trailblazer and in his place is the Old Master trying to reclaim some of the long gone thunder and lightning from his initial tenure on the book. Think of it as George Lucas and his sad prequels. Though in all honesty, Claremont doesn't sink that low, he does offer up an interesting story and a lot of mysteries which I'm sure will pay off later in the books. I liked it, I just didn't love it and while I'm sure I'll try the rest of the series, I don't think it'll be anytime soon. Too many new comics to try.

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