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Days of Future Past (Uncanny X-Men #138-142) God Loves, Man Kills (Marvel Graphic Novel #5)


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Days of Future Past (Uncanny X-Men #138-142) God Loves, Man Kills (Marvel Graphic Novel #5)

35 review for The Uncanny X-Men

  1. 4 out of 5

    Graham van der Made

    By now we’ve all see a few of the 20th Century Fox created X-Men movies. These films started at the turn of the century and have been going (mostly) strong ever since. With the stories being based on existing storylines they’ve had to take liberties with their portrayal of these comics. The Uncanny X-Men features two of these tales. Days of Future Past is based off the comic of the same name. While the overall story is only two issues long, there are additional other issues leading up to it (incl By now we’ve all see a few of the 20th Century Fox created X-Men movies. These films started at the turn of the century and have been going (mostly) strong ever since. With the stories being based on existing storylines they’ve had to take liberties with their portrayal of these comics. The Uncanny X-Men features two of these tales. Days of Future Past is based off the comic of the same name. While the overall story is only two issues long, there are additional other issues leading up to it (included in this book). It’s interesting how Fox managed to span two issues into a two-hour movie. They didn’t include most of the prelude issues either. Yes, a lot of liberties have been taken. For example, Kitty Pryde is sent back in time instead of Wolverine, and most of the characters in the comic aren’t in the film, and Magneto almost doesn’t feature at all. This may be a shock to fans of the movie. The second part of this book, Good Love, Man Kills, is the basis for X2: X-Men United, but with a lot of changes. The antagonist, William Stryker, isn’t a military general, but rather a hard-core evangelist minister. It’s worth noting how the story parallels Germany during World War 2. The anti-mutant movement is led by their charismatic leader looking to take away mutant rights. Stryker is often shown in Hitler poses and with the Nazi colours and symbolism. This is truly one of the darker X-Men tales. I love how the story plays out and how much you feel for the mutants. This story was a bold stepping stone in comic book storytelling, and I’m glad Marvel took it. The artwork in God Loves, Man Kills is particularly beautiful. Each frame has a lot of detail, and there isn’t a point where you feel lost or overwhelmed by what’s happening on the page. My only complaint with this book is the cover. Not only does it only show male mutants, which is disappointing considering Storm, Kitty, and Mystique’s involvement, but most of them don’t feature. For example, the cover shows Cable and Bishop (among others), but neither are in this book. It seems whoever chose the cover art made a huge mistake. The Uncanny X-Men is highly recommended to all comic fans, and non-comic readers alike.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah-Jayne Briggs

    (This review may contain spoilers). It was interesting to see another of Marvel's teams of superheroes in this book. I was a little disappointed not to have the opportunity to see one of the first comics of the X-Men, but I felt that the storylines shown here did a good job of showcasing the team and their abilities. I felt it was good to have some background to the team in the first comic, even if it was kind of an exposition. I felt a lot of sympathy for Cyclops' character in the first comic, th (This review may contain spoilers). It was interesting to see another of Marvel's teams of superheroes in this book. I was a little disappointed not to have the opportunity to see one of the first comics of the X-Men, but I felt that the storylines shown here did a good job of showcasing the team and their abilities. I felt it was good to have some background to the team in the first comic, even if it was kind of an exposition. I felt a lot of sympathy for Cyclops' character in the first comic, though it was disappointing to see that he felt the need to leave the X-Men. Although I would have liked to see more of the other team members, it was interesting to see the ones I was able to. I liked the opportunity to see Kitty Pryde as both a child and as an adult. It was good to see her future self return to the past... particularly to see the contrast between her fear of Nightcrawler as a youngster and her happiness upon seeing him as an adult. I thought it was interesting to see the relationships that Kitty had with the other X-Men as an adult and, in particular, to see her relationship with Colossus. I thought it was good that they talked about losing their love if history did end up being changed. It was also good to see that Storm cared so much about Kitty and I would have liked to see more of that. Since I originally saw him in the cartoon of the X-Men, Nightcrawler has been among one of my favourites... and these comics cemented that for me. Despite his outward appearance, he came across as noble and kind and I would have liked to see more of his interactions with Mystique. As with most of the other comic books, I felt that the second comic was much darker and grittier than the first set. It was interesting to see the X-Men working with Magneto and it was incredibly sad to read the very first scene in the comic. I thought it was good to see more of Professor Xavier in the second comic, too. I was able to empathise with him and I felt he came across as stronger than he really appeared. In the future, I'd like to read more of the Uncanny X-Men... and have the opportunity to meet others who have been part of the team.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Johnny Andrews

    The arc leading and involving days of future past is just pure excellence to read. Can Kitty Pryde be sent back from a world where nearly every mutant and super-being have been mercilessly killed or taken into incarceration camps, to a world where on the day she is sent back to switch minds with her younger self is the day that starts off the chain reaction leading to the mutant holocaust. Then we have God Loves, Man Kills a dark read for X-Men, an over zealous Reverend sets about his crusade to The arc leading and involving days of future past is just pure excellence to read. Can Kitty Pryde be sent back from a world where nearly every mutant and super-being have been mercilessly killed or taken into incarceration camps, to a world where on the day she is sent back to switch minds with her younger self is the day that starts off the chain reaction leading to the mutant holocaust. Then we have God Loves, Man Kills a dark read for X-Men, an over zealous Reverend sets about his crusade to eradicate the mutant race deeming them abnormal an un-human. With his band of 'Purifiers' he sucks everyone into believing that all mutants are evil, demons sent from the Devil and he, under the eyes of God will set about to make it right in the world. Fantastic!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lynette

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sam

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kane

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mary-Jane

  8. 5 out of 5

    Richard Cosgrove

  9. 4 out of 5

    Fabiano

  10. 5 out of 5

    Scott

  11. 5 out of 5

    David Rhodes

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nick Atkins

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alex

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lee Gannon

  15. 5 out of 5

    Krzysztof Wolny

  16. 5 out of 5

    James

  17. 5 out of 5

    Trish

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marcelo Cecilio

  19. 4 out of 5

    James Taylor

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lachlan

  21. 5 out of 5

    Carol Ballan

  22. 5 out of 5

    Arthur Shinoda

  23. 4 out of 5

    Wellington Kling

  24. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

  25. 5 out of 5

    Edward McWhirter

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carly Nicholas

  27. 4 out of 5

    Daniela Molčíková

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rob

  29. 4 out of 5

    Percy Bell

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Bueter

  31. 4 out of 5

    Bob

  32. 4 out of 5

    E.A.C. Klemann

  33. 5 out of 5

    Nednul

  34. 5 out of 5

    Scott

  35. 4 out of 5

    Justin

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