New X-Men by Grant Morrison Book 4
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New X-Men by Grant Morrison Book 4 (X-Men II #26)

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His name is Charles Xavier - and he is a mutant. For years, Professor X was widely regarded as an authority on genetic mutation, as well as an advocate of peaceful relations between man and mutant. The general public was unaware he possessed superhuman abilities until the psionically empowered psychopath Cassandra Nova - his twin sister - addressed the global media while i...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 24th 2011 by Marvel Comics (first published December 1st 2002)
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Leila Anani
Graphic novel collecting together New X-Men #127-33. This is my least favourite of the new X-Men graphics to date.

The first story - of living and dying is a tragic one shot, having Professor X on the trail of a boy who has mutated into a huge monstrous form and is causing terror in the local area. It brings in Xorn - the mutant with the brain of a sun to help.

Next we have the introduction of Fantomex - he's like a mutant version of Daiabolik and we learn a later subject in the weapons X experime...more
M
Civil unrest is brewing amongst the Xavier Institute student body. Led by Omega-level mutant - and social hothead - Quentin Quire, a gang of students puts their displeasure into action. The aptly titled riot is actually fairly short, showcasing when the X-Men are the teachers and the kids still need discipline. New addition Xorn begins to make the rounds, and the wheels start turning towards something bigger.
Federiken Masters
Nov 12, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans de los comics en general, de los mutantes de Marvel y de Morrison inspiradísimo.
Recommended to Federiken by: Su autor...
Quizás una de mis sagas favoritas de toda la etapa de Morrison, ya que es una de las historias que mejor explora la situación de los mutantes en un contexto realista. Absolutamente imperdibles las discusiones político-filosóficas de Xavier con el rebelde Quentin Quire.
La tengo en la edición de Conosur (segunda mitad del #19) y su continuación directa en la de Panini Argentina (#20). Fue reeditada en tomo de tapas duras por Panini España, quizás después busque la edición para subirla.
En esta ocas...more
Travis
A bunch of snotty students decide to overthrow the teachers, while an almost equally snotty group of students try to learn to work together and the heroes, the actual X-men are pretty ineffectual and too mired in their own personal problems to feel much like heroes.

A huge new cast has been introduced and 90% of them are teenagers, written by someone who thinks all teenagers are jerks, but speak in really clever bits of dialogue.

and to hurt the story further, we finally find what Scott and Emma h...more
Lloyd
Morrison puts this fantastic series back on the upswing after a third volume that left just a LITTLE to be desired.

Revolution, humor, and that Grant Morrison brand of intrigue make this book a great one.

When a group of students at Xavier's school start abusing a mutant drug called "Kick" and raising a little hell, the school is all but left in ruins. Throw in a love triangle and the enigma of Xorn and you've got a recipe that makes "Riot at Xavier's" a worthy and exciting read.

You've also got F...more
Todd
Ugh. quietly returns and I hate him.

The writing and story is good. Just the art I hate.
anthony e.
Explores the negative affects of rebellion on Xavier's vision with a strange, Clockwork Orange-style riff. Effective storyteling, and an interesting premise make this probably one of the better aspects of Morrison's run thus far.

What's interesting about his x-run is how neatly packaged the whole thing is. It is methodical, and pain-staking in its approach and execution. Characters are introduced and retreat into the background, remeerging periodically to service the immediate story, but in a way...more
Dave Shapiro
this is the best storyline of grant morrison's run. it's a real test of character for professor x, who must remain professional in the face of a student who's basically a young magneto. there's a few missteps here and there, mostly having to do with the artwork in the non-quitely issues (though i thought the resolution of the storyline took a lot away from quentin's character). all in all, though, this is a well-plotted, well-paced, character-driven story.
Dodol Surodol
I'm not a fan of Quitely's art, but the story is good. Xorn -- before the revelation in later books -- and his special class students are nicely characterized, the exchanges between them sounding real and natural.

The resolution felt somewhat too easy for me, although I liked how the feelings between Sophie Cuckoo and Quire played a significant part in ending the riot.
Elizabeth
This is what happens when tens grow up with genius intellects and superpowers. They get shirty. Plus also, Cyclops and Emma Frost start getting it on psychically, which considering Jean Grey's on the edge of going Phoenix is playing with fire - literally. Awesome story. And it made Xavier cry. Good.
Aroaspirin
De los 4 tomos de Morrison hasta ahora, este ha sido el que mas me ha gustado. Por fin la historia se centra en unos hechos interesantes sin ir picoteando por otros sitios. Y la cornamenta de Jeannie solo le da mas morbo.
Aurora
One of the best of the series, in terms of telling a straightforward story. But it's mostly about new characters, doesn't really seem to hit the right tone or spirit. Can anyone explain to me what is going on with the Cyclops Emma Frost psychic affair?
Hannah
This has everything you'd expect from a story about teen mutants living at Xavier's mansion. Betrayal, love, pride, differences of opinion, human-haters and drug abuse. Oh, and neo-Nazi mutants. Complete with purple hair and a whip.
Angela
Students take over the school. It could have been better, I was more interested in the little character moments that were nothing to do with the plot. Like Beak and Angel's story, and the triangle with Frost, Cyclops and Jean.
Molly
I love everything Marvel. The storylines are incredible! They have everything you could want: action, adventure, comedy, romance, political intrigue, allegories, metaphors, etc. Some stories drag, some end too soon.
Chris
Quitely's back, so the art rocks, and the story is dark and compelling. Xavier's dream is often questioned, but this take on rebellious doubt is very well done, serious, yet with Morrison's trade-mark sardonic tone.
Shannon Appelcline
Nice to see Morrison take a look at another aspect of the X-Men, in this case the students at the school. It's not as amazing as some of his previous volumes, but is still is a solid and innovative story.
Michael
A lot better than the last volume, but still can't beat sliced bread. Ah, can anything beat sliced bread?
Mike
Feb 15, 2013 Mike rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Quality dropped after first arc. Not horrible, not worth continuing, either.
Chris
Quitely's back, and I can get behind revolutionary punk rock mutants on drugs.
Cyna
God what the fuck is with Emma's outfit?
X
quentin quire is annoying as fuck
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