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X-Men: Blinded By the Light (X-Men, Volume II #39)

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  198 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
The X-Men face meltdown from within and from without... and their leader, Rogue, faces something worse. Meanwhile, a mysterious strike force is taking out the few remaining mutants one by one, with ruthless efficiency. But who is the ultimate target?

Featuring a plethora of mutant guest stars, the return of several fan-favorites and a devastating face-off against the deadl
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by Marvel Comics
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Nicolo Yu
Jun 11, 2016 Nicolo Yu rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel-unlimited
The Marauders are the X-Men's polar opposites. Formed to carry out the will of their patron, Mr. Sinister, this team was built to kill. When they returned after a long hiatus to battle the X-Men, the team returned better and bigger.

This arc serves as the direct lead-in arc to Messiah CompleX and it's a great story in itself. The X-Men don't leave this one unscathed.
Apr 16, 2008 Brad rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, marvel, x-men
Humberto Ramos's art is ruining the X-Men, though Mike Carey's story isn't helping. This volume is a five-issue long prelude to Messiah Complex. Rogue's team of Cannonball, Mystique, Iceman, Omega Sentinel, and Lady Mastermind falls apart by the end of the first issue when the Marauders (best known for showing up in Mutant Massacre, a crossover from 1986. The New X-Men and the Astonishing X-Men show up, but the Marauders keep beating up all of them. Why? So that they, like the readers, have no ...more
Jun 12, 2010 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Guess now I can finally read Messiah Complex.
Feb 13, 2017 Jedhua rated it it was ok
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Aug 08, 2013 M rated it liked it
Mike Carey is challenged to help get the X-Men ready for the upcoming Second Coming story arc. To that end, he is asked to close down Rogue's oddball team of X-Men with this volume. The team is already battered and beaten, having lost Sabretooth and left Cable on Providence Island. What should be a little downtime turns into the perfect time for an ambush by the Marauders! Cable is attacked by Gambit and Sunfire, while Mystique and Lady Mastermind turn on their X-teammates; even Karima Shapandar ...more
Nov 03, 2014 Nathan rated it it was amazing
What I loved about this arc is that it had a rather unlikely team. Instead of Cyclops or Wolverine leading, Rogue is in charge. The roster includes Cannonball, Iceman, Omega Sentinel, Sabertooth, Lady Mastermind, Cable and Mystique. Quite an odd team but one that I really loved, it shows that writer Mike Carey was going out on a limb not including most favourites but still had enough intriguing characters to peak audience's interests. There are many villains these characters face and I loved eac ...more
Jeff Harris
Jul 06, 2015 Jeff Harris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: x-men, graphic-novels
Following up directly on where Mike Carey's "Supernovas" left off, "Blinded By the Light" is when the X-Men are caught up in a series of carefully orchestrated schemes by a group of powerful and classic adversaries with some new faces mixed in who seem to know more about what the future may hold than their heroic counterparts. Traitors are revealed, alliances are formed, and all of this leads in dramatically to the sweeping sequel crossover event, Messiah CompleX. Although I prefer Bachalo's pen ...more
Jan 02, 2011 J. rated it liked it
This volume is really just one retcon-heavy mass of preparation for Messiah Complex. Having said that, there is some fun involved in figuring out whose side everyone is on, and Messiah Complex is probably good enough to be worth some bridging. So: fair enough.
Feather Mista
May 14, 2013 Feather Mista rated it it was ok
Este tomo está bastante mejor que su contemporáneo de Uncanny X-Men, pero sigue teniendo varias pifiadas que me hacen promediarlo para abajo. Reseña más o menos justificada de ambos tomos, acá.

Jul 26, 2011 Lord rated it really liked it
Humberto Ramos is probably the worst artist that ever worked on X-men. His art is ugly and I always have problems recognizing the characters in his panels. Otherwise an interesting story and good build-up before Messiah Complex crossover.
Shannon Appelcline
Sep 15, 2012 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
Mostly a tease for Messiah Complex, but there's nice characterization, a nice conclusion to the SuperNovas team, and overall a good setup for what is to come.
May 09, 2015 Todd rated it really liked it
Surprisingly easy to follow despite having read little of what came before for many of the characters. I like Ramos' art but I can understand why some wouldn't.
Jun 25, 2008 Ruddy rated it liked it
Great art by Bachalo and looks like something big is coming for the X-men. I just hope Bachalo stays on board.
Mar 12, 2012 Angela rated it liked it
Rogue is in trouble and the maruders are after Destiny's diaries. A decent plot with many twists and turns. Artwork is decent too.
Dec 17, 2016 David marked it as to-read
Shelves: comic-books
Rare, hard-to-find X-Men: Messiah Complex Prologue

Great art inside.
Nov 19, 2012 Matt rated it liked it
I like Mike Carey, but: huh?
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Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.

Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storyli
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