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X-Men Origins (X-Men Origins #1)

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  302 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Witness the very first adventures of your favorite mutants! From the moment Professor Xavier arrived on her doorstep, young Jean Grey knew things would change forever. But she was never prepared for how strange life at the Xavier Institute could be - or just how dangerous she truly was. Will she be able to harness her budding powers in time to prove herself a hero? Or will ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 2nd 2010 by Marvel (first published April 1st 2009)
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Nicolo Yu
I never thought I’d have the chance to scope out a Booksale branch in Davao City. I’ve exhausted all the bargain graphic novels in all the Booksale branches in Cagayan de Oro; I wanted a chance to try other branches beyond my city. A recent training tri sponsored by my school came at the right time. I found a few trades and this is my first review of a book from my haul.

X-Men Origins is a collection of one shots featuring the back stories of six X-Men characters who figure prominently in the X-M
Steven Shinder
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As the title suggests, this book collects stories of the X-men before they were X-men.
Included are Sabretooth, Wolverine, Beast, Jean Grey and others.

Fans will be familiar with most of the stories but there are few minor surprises.
While the art is good, the stories might be best suited for new readers.

Professor X is kinda...creepy.

Learning Curve
Low: Good for new readers
Aria (The Whimsical Reader)
Jean Grey have always been my favorite XMEN character! The way they showed her story made me love her more. :) The graphics were amazing and so are the dialogues. I REALLY REALLY LOVED IT!
Like any anthology, you will have some strong stories and some weak stories. Unfortunately, this volume had weak ones (Beast and Sabretooth), really weak ones (Wolverine and Gambit) and some potentials (Colossus and Jean Grey). Part of the problem stems from the fact that the stories were allotted only so much space that in a few cases, the storyline wasn't very well developed and too confusing to put together (Wolverine). Character development was also a problem for a few of them, especially Sa ...more
Xavier Guillaume
Nov 27, 2012 Xavier Guillaume rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: X-Men fans who want to learn more about the origins of these characters
Shelves: graphic-novel
I'll review X-Men Origins and X-Men Origins II together since they're so similar.

X-Men Origins covers a wide array of X-Men characters, but don't expect it to be like the movie versions of X-Men Origins, which follows a continuous story. No, these are short vignettes that only give a small dose of the origins of these characters. Each character might have many different kinds of powers, from the ability to turn into steel or the ability to kill a person by giving them a massive migraine, but the
Because this graphic novel takes a form where each chapter is a different story, it's a little hard to get into the flow of it. Every chapter explains the origin of one of the members of the X-Men series, but cuts off quiet abruptly after a couple of pages, moving on the the next superhero. However, I enjoyed that every chapter is illustrated in a different style. Some characters are drawn in a relatively realistic fashion while others are drawn in a more traditional manga-style. Though it was h ...more
Greta is Erikasbuddy
This probably wasn't the best X-men book for me to read because quite frankly even though I was learning about their ORIGINS I still got confused about what on earth was happening.

I figured this book would be the BEGINNING of everyone and while it kinda sorta was it wasn't really.

The reason I gave this book 2 stars and not 1 (it's not bad! It just confused me) is because Sabertooth's story was awesome.

Wolverine's is ok but it didn't go into the detail that I wanted.

Although, I'll always be with
The book contains 6 characters' Origin stories, namely Wolverine, Jean Grey, Colossus, Sabretooth, Gambit, and Beast (not necessarily in that order).

The artworks are good, but what I don't get is the different costume designs for each story even though they are all part of a same book (I know they are done by different artists and writers and all but you know what I mean). And the stories are somewhat confusing, you can't even tell if they are all in the same continuity, or just randomly written
Kelly K
A bit scattered and kind of corny but not too bad.
Not completely captivating but definitely an enjoyable, light read. Something to consider if you are interested in starting X-Men.
Awesome beginnings to some of the most notable X-men. I especially liked Jean Grey's story and Colossus'. I found Wolverine's to be a little weak (maybe because his life story is already so well-developed in the movies) and Gambit's was a little confusing (probably because he ISN'T well-developed in the movies). All really fun reads though with great art.
Okay stories, not quite deep enough for my tastes, but still good. Art was also enjoyable. The common theme seems to be "hey, look, character in crisis. poof. professor X shows up to modify memories, and give a purpose in life." Would have liked to see more of the manifestation of each character's powers. maybe that's covered elsewhere.
TJ Shelby
Great read! Better than expected. You wouldn't think that one-shot origins could be so compelling but it was fully compelling. The one-shot origin stories focused on Jean Grey, Beast, Colossus, Wolverine, Sabretooth and Gambit. My two favorites were about Gambit and Colossus.
Meh. Not bad, but really nothing at all new. Some great artwork, though, particularly in Jean's origin story. I got this from the Queens Library and a previous borrower had drawn, like, a bunch of nipples throughout the book. It was super distracting, but not the book's fault.
Jonathan Lane
Interesting to get a peak into the origin stories of some of the beloved X-Men characters. Was hoping for more of a tied-together story as opposed to a collection of introductions to character origins, but the latter was still an enjoyable and interesting read.
Nicole Shelby
I find that origins stories of good comic characters are usually very good. And, this one was no exception. Well thought out, interesting, and entertaining. Good stories that were well-written. Great art. Everything I like in a good comic book.
Jean Grey's story has the best art and all of them a great story. Brief and action packed, X-Men Origins collects the starting points of some of the most influential mutants in the Marvel Universe.
The artwork in all of these one-shot X-Men origin stories was fantastic. Unfortunately, the writing was less than exciting. I tend to make my judgments based mostly on the writing.
Doug Cornelius
A medley of early stories of Gambit, Sabretooth, Wolverine, Hank McCoy (pre-Beast), Jean Grey, and Colossus. It's a mixed bag of art work and stories. Each feels too short and too shallow.
Individual issues on marvel unlimited
3.5 stars
Pretty good for a few short origin stories. Jean Grey, Beast, and Colossus were my favorites. The artwork was really nice, too.
I lost interest after the second story and wolverine is one of my favourite characters! (His story is near the end)
Mostly meh apart from the odd element, like Mike Mayhew's beautiful painted work on the Jean Grey story.
Some good stories and very nice artwork. Really liked the Beast story.
would have liked a story on some other x-men, like kitty pride.
I almost forgot I read this one this year. Yay! More comics.
Public library copy.
Loooved the Jean Grey bit.
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After writing indie comics (such as the ensemble teen-drama The Waiting Place) for six years, Sean got his big break writing an issue of The Incredible Hulk for Marvel Comics in 2001. Since then, Sean has written hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC Comics and other publishers, including notable runs on Sentinel, Inhumans, Mystique, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Gravity, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, B ...more
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