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X-Men: First Class: Class Portraits

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A collection of one-shots invlolving some of the most popular characters in the X-Men universe including Cyclops, Ice Man, Angel, Magneto and Marvel Girl.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published May 4th 2011 by Marvel
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Nicolo Yu
I tried out this collection of X-Men First Class one-shots because I enjoyed the two miniseries and specials penned by Jeff Parker. This compilation does not have Parker in any creative capacity but various creators working on the one-shots. Still it has an interesting artistic line-up, mixing industry veteran in Howard Chaykin, with relative newcomers like Nuno Plati and Juan Doe and someone with indie cred like Dean Haspiel.

Chaykin gave a well drawn contribution as expected. I was initially ex
Some of the early days of the X-Men are showcased in this collection of one-shot issues from the First Class days. A young Magneto tries out his costume and his defender status for the first time, hinting at a dark path in store for the powerful mutant. Jean Grey takes an enforced break from the team and heads home, only to discover that some old memories are still haunting her past. Angel and Iceman get stuck in New York City for spring break, only to have a wacky encounter with classic Marvel ...more
Very diverse drawing style...and I didn't really care for any of them. Magneto looked chunky and his story line was just bizarre. I think my favorite comic was actually the Spider-Man, Marvel Girl, and Bruce Banner one. That actually was entertaining. The rest just seemed slapped together. Meh.
I liked the Spider-man stories the best. Jean's battle with her past was also good.
Gotherella BioVenom
A collection of random stories of different X-men, and Spiderman :)

My favourite was the last Spiderman one with The Hulk :)
It's nice seeing an X-Men story that doesn't take itself too seriously. Plus they had some genuinely funny panels in this collection. Not all the stories are great (Magneto's was particularly lacking) but it was a good read overall
A quick and short read - wasn't really my cup of tea. I mostly only enjoyed the Magneto and Jean Grey parts. Not sure I'd ever be interested in a story about Cyclops getting his groove back.
The Artist Librarian (Jen)
Age appropriate for younger audience (minus some scary ghosts and such).
Great art and being that it featured the xmen was all this book had going for it. Bad dialogue, and medioocre story. Was meh......
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Emmy award winning artist, Dean Haspiel is a native New Yorker who created the Eisner Award nominated BILLY DOGMA, the semi-autobiographical STREET CODE, and helped pioneer personal webcomics with the invention of Dino has collaborated on many great superhero and semi-autobiographical comic books published by Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse, Image, Scholastic, Toon Books, and The N ...more
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