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X-Men: First Class, Volume 2: The Wonder Years (X-Men: First Class, Trade Paperbacks #4)

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For millions of years, mankind's place on Earth was unchallenged - until five young people paved the way for a new kind of human! While students at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman taught the world what it meant to be X-Men.
Paperback, 168 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Marvel (first published 2008)
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•KEE ᴛʜᴇ FREE •
One of the main reasons why my X-Men comics diet for this month of June was filled with so much laid-back fun and unexpected warmth is because of collaboratively the work of writer Jeff Parker and artist Roger Cruz for this phenomenal PG-13 series I never thought I would fall in love with called X-Men: First Class. Featuring the adorable bunch of the Original Core Five (Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman), this series is an updated version of the Stan Lee sixties era when times were s ...more
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Apr 26, 2015 David Hall rated it liked it
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The volume's first issue is a meta story. I've never been fond of meta stories in comics, but this one's uninspired plot and sloppy inking compounded that distaste. However, the middle of the volume quickly erases the first issue from mind (partly because you'll be trying hard to forget it anyway). The Land of Mists and X-50 issues are beautiful, meaningful, and well executed stories that make the entire volume. A touch cliche thematically, but this is pop corn series honestly. Cruz does the art ...more
Sep 04, 2010 Susan rated it it was ok
I didn't really like any of the alien stories, and the others were kind of dull.

Why does Machine Man have really alien gold looking eyes with his fake skin on, and then normal blue eyes after his face is ripped off? How does he has normal eyes underneath when they showed the gold eyes opening and sensors popping out? This is like the first volume when the text said waffles and the pictures had pancakes.
Apr 08, 2010 Pamela rated it it was amazing
Another funny, well-written entry into the X-Men: First Class bunch. I particularly love the meta-heavy storyline involving the Continuiteens. This book never fails to make me laugh out loud.
Mar 14, 2011 Angela rated it really liked it
This series continues to be lots of fun. Better stories and the sf movie cliches were brilliant.
Mike Wierzbicki
Dec 25, 2011 Mike Wierzbicki rated it liked it
Again, nothing special but a fun read.
Jan 14, 2010 Coulter rated it liked it
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So far it is an okay tale of the X-Men's beginnings. Seems like it is more of an all ages tale.
Dec 05, 2014 Kristin rated it did not like it
I lemmed this because it was horribly written.
Jan 27, 2011 Matt rated it really liked it
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Again, fun stuff. I've got nothing else to add.
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