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X-Men: The Rise of Apocalypse (The Rise of Apocalypse)
This tells the story of the X-Men's greatest villain Apocalypse, or En Sabah Nur as he was known in ancient Egypt. Witness his rise to power and the challenges he faced in his attempts to fulfill his dream of world domination.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Marvel Entertainment Group
(first published 1996)
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Thousands of years ago, he was cast out for being different, sounds like people these days,(different isn't bad, it's just different). Nobody knew En Sabah Nur was the worlds first mutant, or that he would be one of the most powerful. The origin of the X-Mens' most feared foe is a nice little journey to the past to find out what you never knew about Apocalypse. Would he have been a hero if the people in Egypt were nicer to him?
I wasn't thrilled by the artwork - I had a really hard time telling some of the characters apart. The dialogue was trying too hard to be epic, and didn't have a lot of flow to it. Oh, and the characters didn't really have any depth. Kind of a disappointment.
Kavanagh & Pollina put together a decent story here that tells the untold origin of Apocalpyse, one of the X-Universe's greatest villains. I loved the ties to ancient Egypt and even Rama-Tut but the ties to the Marvel Universe were to loose. They were mentioned and even shown but too quickly glossed over. This series could have used two more issues to expand on the back story. The art was at times hard to distinguish between characters. I loved certain panels and then scratched my head on ot ...more
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