X-men: Age Of X Hc Mike Carey Gambit Rogue Cyclops 1st Print
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X-Men: Age of X [Hardcover] Mike Carey (Author), Clay Mann (Illustrator), Steve Kurth (Illustrator). Legacy. Magneto. Gambit. Basilisk. In a world where the X-Men never existed and mutantkind has been hunted to extinction, the few remaining mutants make their last stand. Who are they? And just how far will they go to survive? Hardcover: 256 pages. Mutants have been outlawed. One thousand days ago the United States passed legislation making it a crime to be born a mutant, the rest of the world soon followed. The few remaining mutants in the world have locked themselves within Fortress X where everyday they must battle human armies to stay alive. The mutant gene is something these refugees have been born with but now they are being persecuted to the point of extinction. In the tradition of past X-Men stories such as Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse, Age of X shows an alternate reality where the X-Men did not exist and their battle for mutant acceptance was never fought. This story asks all of the what if questions and shows different possibilities and paths the X-Men could have taken that could forever change their destinies. There are new relationships, new names and a new mission as the X-Men must strive just to exist. The story is a mystery built around the protection of Fortress X. When the story opens Legacy, who is the X-Man Rogue in the real X-Men reality, discovers something that makes no sense and this starts her on a path of questioning everything when none of the pieces of the puzzle fit the way they should. Age of X is not for children. It presents a bleak alternate reality where mutants are killed on sight and parents who produced mutant children are forcefully sterilized. Basilisk (Known in the mainstream Marvel universe as Cyclops) doesn't have eyelids and was used as an executioner due to his powerful optic blasts. The Avengers are a mutant kill team. The Fantastic Four are dead. And all this is told in the prelude issue. The main series itself is about Legacy (Rogue) discovering a startling secret and being pursued by the Magneto in result. The New Mutants are a strike team who also pursue her. Also, the humans relentlessly assault Fortress X, where the last remnants of mutantkind live. This all leads to an epic conclusion full of twists that I didn't see coming. This story has ramifications in the regular Marvel 616-Universe. It's not just an alternate reality that is quickly forgotten. The Age of X storyline is unique and refreshing. The characters are familiar, yet pleasantly different. the whole feel of the miniseries is dark. The art of Kurth and Mann is stunning. The art hits home that this is a dystopian society where the mutants must fight wave after wave of invading forces just to stay alive. The artists keep a consistent look through out the book as they alternate art duties in the main Age of X story. The designs are innovative with the characters looking more rugged than the traditional super hero flashy. There is a lot of detail on each page with the backgrounds being as interesting as the main images in each scene. There are many extras that enhance the main story with short stories about some of the key characters and how their lives were shaped by this reality. There is also the bonus of seeing some of this world's Marvel heroes and their reactions to the events. It is interesting to see how Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man deal with the genocidal world these characters live in. This collects Age of X: Alpha, X-Men Legacy 245-247, New Mutants 22-24 and Age of X: Universe 1 and 2. Hardcover: 256 pages. 1st printing.
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