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Uncanny X-Men: The New Age, Volume 2: The Cruelest Cut (Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1 New Age 2)

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Wolverine's 30th Anniversary Celebration starts off with a bang as the X-Men investigate a series of mysterious murders in New York City. All the victims seem to have been cut to pieces by blades... Adamantium blades But if Wolverine didn't murder these people, then who did? Plus: While on assignment to track down missing teammate Sage, the X-Men discover more than they ba ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Marvel Comics Group (first published January 1st 2005)
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Ryan
Apr 20, 2012 Ryan rated it really liked it
Shelves: recommended
This one is written by Chris Claremont and is actually pretty good. By this time (in 2004) Claremont had written several X-Men books on his return to the franchise. Most of them had been flops, but Marvel kept throwing him projects. Here he gives up most of his schmaltzy characterizations and conforms with what many other writers were doing at the time. Gone are his John Hughes-type speeches and overwrought narration.

Also this book is drawn well too. Alan Davis is in top form and Andy Parks doe
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Rob
Jan 04, 2014 Rob rated it liked it
What I admire about this is that it sticks with the format of the old x-men comics--narration, reduced gore, characters loving to talk about their powers (anyone else tired of reading "healing factor" all the time? As a term, it barely makes sense, why do even the villains use it?)and a plot-centric storyline that can get weird fast. I'm not sure if all that holds up well against modern comics however, even if the art does. It's one thing to be reading classic x-men and accept the style as part ...more
Michael Barenbaum
Jan 06, 2016 Michael Barenbaum rated it liked it
Better then the volume before this but nothing great ether. Other then a few jarring things the story is still a fun read an was the fixre
John
Apr 29, 2015 John rated it liked it
2.5 stars
Becky
Oct 28, 2013 Becky rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
The only really good thing about this book was that X-23 shows up for the first time. And she's awesome. But they find her and they have a really cool fight, and then they go off and do something else and don't mention her again.
Also, Emma and Rachel get into it, which was also pretty awesome.
So basically I liked those two fights, but wasn't really in to the actual plot of the trade.
Jostalady
Jul 03, 2009 Jostalady rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is not the beginning of the Uncanny X-men, and I regret jumping in because I can tell I missed so much. There is a Rachel Grey that must be explained somewhere else, and I would really like to know about her. This is an ok story, I enjoyed it...but I do not recommend taking the read whichever one you can find, out of order approach I have been taking...
Chris
Apr 05, 2007 Chris rated it it was ok
Shelves: comic-books
Its a Wolverine clone - but she's a hot chick! What more does a fan-boy want? Not plot or well written dialogue surely. Oh weapon-x program, when will you stop forcing young, feral mutants to struggle with their humanity and the thin line that holds the inner-beast in check while tortured by inner-demons and memories they can't trust?
Lord
Mar 07, 2011 Lord rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, marvel
Better than the previous volume, mainly because of Laura. But Claremont's writing is still mediocre. The art's still good.
Angela
Mar 10, 2011 Angela rated it liked it
The Xmen versus the Hellfire club again. Also the debut of X23 in the comic. Could have been better.
Casey Harvey
Some good bonding between Rachel and Emma, but otherwise pretty forgettable.
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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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