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X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 1: Destiny (X-Treme X-Men #1)

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Forming an all-new team are the veterans Storm, Bishop, Psylocke, Thunderbird, Rogue and Beast. They are joined by new mutants including Sage. Together, they are charged with finding the mysterious Books of Destiny -- journals on which the fate of the world rests.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 8th 2002 by Marvel Comics Group (first published August 2001)
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Jun 26, 2009 Andrew rated it it was ok
Shelves: yes-i-m-a-geek
Ah yes, when they wanted to shake all the X-Men books up in 2001, Claremont could still sell books if not write them. So they took him off the major titles and created a new one with a terrible name so he could go off and play on his own. This would come to be a common treatment of Claremont in this decade.

I should say, this book is more boring then terrible for me. Especially when you see what Morrison is doing at the same time over on New X-Men. It seems a common malady of the comic book write
Feb 28, 2015 Stephen rated it really liked it
By far and away one of the best runs on X-Men begins here. A splinter team consisting of Storm, Rogue, Bishop, Thunderbird, Psylocke, Sage and Beast break away from the X-Men and set out on a quest to find the diaries of the precognitive mutant Destiny.

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Rob Marney
Aug 19, 2016 Rob Marney rated it liked it
Claremont starts out the unfortunately named X-Treme X-Men with a typical Claremontian bang: a mysterious new villain with mega powers, a giant-sized MacGuffin plot hook, some random new romantic entanglements, and a lot of angst about why this team is off on their own doing basically nothing instead of upending the status quo over in New X-Men. This first 9-issue arc wraps up the initial couple plot threads and sets the series on a reasonable foundation, and avoids a lot of the '90s tropes that ...more
May 21, 2014 Martin rated it it was ok
Shelves: used-to-own, reviewed
I read (and bought - d'oh!) this book mostly for Psylocke's death. What a rip-off! She dies all too quickly in a fight with a nobody (Vargas! Mwahaha), all in the space of a page or two, and then it's off to her funeral. Damn. One of my favourite mutants, too! (view spoiler) ...more
Callum Shephard
Feb 24, 2013 Callum Shephard rated it liked it
Chris Claremont and X-Men are a writer and franchise with the same relationship as George Lucas and Star Wars. While both have been praised for their work in on the franchise in the past and are recognised for bringing something truly into the public light they are also known for less than stellar later involvements. Both introducing unpopular ideas or for much more visible flaws in their writing styles as time went on.

Thankfully X-Treme X-Men, despite the title, is by no means any Phantom Menac
Jeff Harris
Nov 28, 2015 Jeff Harris rated it really liked it
Shelves: x-men, graphic-novels
Chris Claremont had attempted a return to the X-Men titles following "The Twelve" storyline, but I didn't find those stories to be all that entertaining. This first arc of X-Treme X-Men, however, was MUCH more enjoyable, and a refreshing reminder of some of Claremont's more successful previous endeavors with the X-Men characters. The cast is pretty engaging, especially with Storm and Rogue at the forefront of the events that occur. Sage is also a breakout star, at least for me, in this arc. The ...more
Mar 18, 2015 Nikkita rated it it was amazing
Say what you will about the different X-factions and spin-offs, the X-Treme X-Men has been one of the best yet! Led by Storm, this odd grouping (Kitty, Rogue, Remy, Tess, Bishop, and more) have their fair share of challenges, both internally and externally. It leaves you wondering if they'll pull it off in each arc.
Michael Holland
Jul 07, 2014 Michael Holland rated it really liked it
This is an interesting start to another Claremont story. I look forward to reading more from this era.
Quinton Baran
Feb 06, 2014 Quinton Baran rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this story and art; to me it hearkens back to the early days of the X-men.
Jun 07, 2016 Sara rated it it was amazing
awesome. go LIFEGUARD!!!!
Jul 09, 2009 Ben rated it liked it
Some decent, but not outstanding Claremont X-Men. He handles Gambit and Bishop well here, though the Bishop as detective idea is underdeveloped. His Rogue gets on my nerves. And this Storm doesn't seem like the Claremont Storm of old. The new characters are annoying (Thunderbird, Lifeguard, etc.) and I don't get Sage. But Larocca's art is nice to look it most of the time (when the panels aren't too stuffed full).
Sep 03, 2012 Angela rated it liked it
Not a bad start to a series. Storm has collected some Xmen to go off in search of Destiny's diaries that foretell the future. On the way an anti-mutant police force attacks them, and a very strange powerful man kills one of their own. This is a shock, and well done. There's some nice character stuff with Rogue and Gambit. A good read, if a little too wordy at times.
Spring Holbrook
The first third or so of this book is a real chore to read. There's more dialogue and expository text than actual actions and interactions. However, once it starts going, it's pretty good.

My favorite thing reading this books is the close and affectionate ties these X-men have to each other. It's nice to see that be a part of everything.
Jul 25, 2011 Niall519 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Lovely art, and a pretty decent story. Much of the usual mutant angst. :)
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Chris Claremont is a writer of American comic books, best known for his 16-year (1975-1991) stint on Uncanny X-Men, during which the series became one of the comic book industry's most successful properties.

Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Hors
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