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Decimation: Son of M (Decimation #3)

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  845 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
Pietro Maximoff was Quicksilver, the fastest living creature on Earth - until the Scarlet Witch took it all away. Now, the son of Magneto is despised and powerless. Crushed and defeated, his only hope and refuge lies with the Inhumans. Re-united with his wife Crystal, will his desperate ambitions lead him to an even greater betrayal?
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 30th 2006 by Marvel
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Nov 04, 2015 Terence rated it it was ok
When M-Day struck Pietro Maximoff was one of the many mutants who lost his powers. He's depressed and desperate to be who he once was.

Son of M is all about Pietro losing his powers and doing what he can to regain them. Pietro reaches out to his estranged wife Crystal who is an Inhuman and comes up with a reckless plan. A few other Inhumans appear in this lackluster tale.

Son of M was largely forgettable and had twice as many issues than it needed.
Nicolo Yu
Dec 17, 2015 Nicolo Yu rated it really liked it
Shelves: collected-comics
This story has become more relevant now that Marvel is pushing Inhuman to be its new X-Men. But really, the main reason I got this was because it was illustrated by Roy Allan Martinez, a countryman whose work deserves more notice.

The story is a carryover from the time there were "no more mutants", so Quicksilver lost his powers. He figured that exposure to the terrigen crystals guarded by the Inhuman would restore his powers and he figured right. Does this make Quicksilver of Inhuman origin? I h
Jun 07, 2015 coeurnoble rated it it was amazing
Not a fan of the art, but I love quicksilver anyway :)
Mission: catch up on the last decade's worth of Inhumans. Reason: Inhumans are the new "mutants" of the MCU. Challenge: wade through some of the most tedious, second-rate, forgettable stories of the Marvel Universe that I've studiously avoided like a bad STD since getting back into Marvel comics. Round two: bridge between Jenkins Inhumans glacial primer and the War Of Kings event.

Weird. This book starts out like a coda to the House of M series by Bendis - like it's here to clean up after the ab
May 23, 2016 Tomás rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una miniserie bastante buena con uno de mis mutantes favoritos como protagonista principal. Bueno si, Pietro es un forrito, nada nuevo, pero siempre me provocó un poco de simpatía. No es ni bueno ni malo...creo que más que otra cosa quiere que alguien lo comprenda. Pero bueno...le sale todo mal y termina siendo una mala persona.

En esta historia, ideal para leer después de Dinastía de M, vemos como el personaje cae en un verdadero infierno por intentar recuperar sus poderes que su querida hermana
Feb 27, 2014 Kyle rated it liked it
Shelves: marvel
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this one! Surprising because I've never really cared one way or the other about Quicksilver. But there is some really superb character development in this volume, especially in the relationship between quicksilver and his daughter, Luna.

I really enjoyed the sketchy and roughly drawn artwork as well. I thought it lent itself very well to the mental state that Quicksilver was in. Plus, Atillan and the Inhumans really looked fantastic! Listen, Blackbolt? You need to b
Marianna Neal
This actually started out pretty interesting, but it all went into a really strange direction, and then the ending was pretty abrupt as well. Wasn't a fan of the art either. If you're looking for what to read after House of M, skip this one for sure.
James Hough
Jan 16, 2015 James Hough rated it did not like it
Ugh. The more stories that I read involving the Inhumans, the more I dislike them. Definitely not the best part of the Marvel Universe.
Apr 09, 2013 Katy rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
And the award for "most egregious failure to learn from the mistakes of his own father" goes to...
Nov 02, 2012 Samuel rated it liked it
Shelves: comics

In the wake of the HOM event Quicksilver is no longer a mutant, but homo sapiens. Spider-Man is also dealing with the lingering memories of a world which no longer exists, with a son who never existed and a wife who died years ago. Quicksilver decides he's had enough and leaps from a building. Crystal appears and takes the suicidal Pietro to Attilan. While in Attilan Pietro gets the bright idea of using the Terrigan Mysts to restore his mutant powers. He takes Luna back to earth, along with the
Hmmm . . . okay. It does do what I kinda hated after M-Day which is "Oh, that was sad - ON TO OUR NEXT ADVENTURE!" Never give anything time to breathe, never give anyone time to reel, never give the story any space before the next retcon, the next disaster of the week, the next exploding room you've seen a thousand times before. But it does do some of the stuff I do like, like examining a character, like watching someone totally unwind in the face of things they cannot control. Which is why I fo ...more
I still think that the Inhumans are kind of boring.
The highlight of this book, to me at least, was Spider-Man's appearance.
Nov 17, 2010 Sophie rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, e-book
I read this in preparation for Silent War, and to fill in some blanks regarding Quicksilver. I'm not too fond about the way he's portrayed in here - after having lost his powers after the events of House of M, he steals the Terrigen crystals from the Inhumans, ultimately instigating a war. Still, this had some great moments - all bits involving Quicksilver and his daughter, and every scene with Black Bolt (simply because Black Bolt is incredible and really the kind of character who can just stan ...more
Christina Azzo
May 10, 2016 Christina Azzo rated it it was ok
Quicksilver is a horrible father and husband! He means well, but he ultimately fails at both things so hard! I wasn't a big fan of the art here. The story is very interesting, but also so sad. Poor Luna, Crystal and Lockjaw! Pietro tries to help Mutant kind but his father ends up being right about him. Spiderman has a sad part in this too. Jolen is a cool character. Medusa had cool outfits. Many of the Inhumans seem rather cold. The US Government was acting really dumb in this! You need to read ...more
Johnny Zombie-writer
Love him or hate him, the arrogant son of Magneto is at the pits of despair in this tale, following the arc from when his sister declared no more mutants, quicksilver is no more, Pietro has to live a slow, mundane life, drinking heavily to deal with the loss and being one of the most hated beings upon the planet.
Desperate for his powers again he heads towards the inhumans where his estranged wife and child live, do they have the answer, yes, but with warning, does the desperate former mutant hee
Phillip Berrie
Dec 24, 2014 Phillip Berrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Pietro Maximoff was once the fastest man in the world, now he's no more super than the rest of us. But he has connections and he's willing to do almost anything to once more become Homo Superior.

This is an interesting story set in the aftermath of the 'House of M' climax where a god-like Scarlet Witch eliminates most of the mutations from the Earth.

Without giving away too many spoilers, I think I may have some issues with the timeline of this story, but that might be because the main character w
Feb 18, 2016 Tiara rated it liked it
Post-House of M Pietro is depowered, living in a hellhole, thinking about how life used to be for him. His powers defined him in a major way. Pietro powers have always allowed him to be cocky, to be better than the humans he sees as inferior. Now, without his powers, he feels less than inferior—even to humans. He doesn’t understand normalcy. He doesn’t understand why anyone would want to be just human.

Life doesn’t seem much worth living to him, and he spends much of his time staggering about in
Feather Mista
Sep 22, 2010 Feather Mista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Europeístas yankifónos.
Recommended to Feather by: Que venía antes de "Guerra Silenciosa"
Y esta es la cuarta, si no me equivoco. La cuarta vez que voto un comic tomando en cuenta más el dibujo que la historia en sí. No digo que la historia sea mala, tampoco es una maravilla, pero sí que sirve para que el bestial dibujante cuente un relato trepidante, con algunos de los diseños y armados de página más alucinantes que haya visto en mucho tiempo. Por un lado una cara de Manara (para mi sorpresa, sobre todo en los varones), por otro unos cuerpos a lo Moebius, por otro unos escenarios de ...more
Jun 29, 2011 Guillermo rated it liked it
Attempting to get through life as a human, Pietro encounters Spider-Man, who is also suffering from a loss due to Pietro and Wanda's (Scarlet Witch) meddling with the world around them. In an attempt to kill himself for causing so much strife to the world, Pietro injures himself severely but not before contacting wife - an inhuman - Crystal, who transports him Attilan to cure him. At Attilan, Pietro concocts a plan to obtain the terrigen mists in order to regain his mutant powers. When denied, P ...more
KV Taylor
Jan 01, 2013 KV Taylor rated it really liked it
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Oct 03, 2012 Darian rated it really liked it
I like this book. The story is well-contained; it said what it wanted to say and had a proper conclusion (in the sense that it tied up all the loose ends--whether decently or not is another matter.) I think a little bit of the twisted wickedness that so defined Hine's legendary indie work ("Strange Embrace") managed to seep through.

The art is generally good; I like the coloring especially...sort of washed-out, but still containing enough colour to avoid being dull and bring out the contrast when
Mar 17, 2013 Lenka rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-books
After the events of House of M Quicksilver is dealing with loosing his powers. Or, well, saying dealing is probably bad choice of words as he pretty much just looses it.
This is definitely one of the darker pieces and it is actually quite scary to see just how twisted and ugly can Pietro's mind can get.
I quite like Quicksilver even with his PMS character, they put some solid explanations for why he is the way he is. I understood why he did what he did in the House of M and I felt a bit sorry fo
Aug 22, 2015 Hrishi rated it really liked it
This is a pretty twisted little story! Quicksilver goes to great lengths to become something more than human again, in the wake of his getting depowered at the end of House of M. The side effects promise to be enormous.

I thought the moody artwork and the moodier story worked quite well. Onward to Silent War!
Dmitry Yakovenko
May 02, 2012 Dmitry Yakovenko rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
Фактическое продолжение "House of M", только на этот раз, в центре истории не большая часть героев мира, а Ртуть, лишившийся своих способностей. Сюжет довольно любопытный, читать интересно, хотя и глупостей и заунывности в нем тоже хватает, местами динамика зашкаливает и читаешь запоем, а местами спадает до низшей отметки, заставляя зевать от скуки. Рисунок тоже оставляет желать лучшего, все довольно посредственно, хотя и со своим стилем.
Как дополнение к "House of M" отлично подойдет, да и особ
Jesús López López
Gráficos de 10! y la historia me gustó y me mantuvo "entretenido"(entre comillas, xq no esta bueno ver lo lejos que puede llegar Quicksilver para obtener sus poderes)
Alejandra Diaz
Jan 17, 2015 Alejandra Diaz rated it really liked it
Wanda Maximoff casi acaba con los Vengadores y diezma a los mutantes.

Pietro Maximoff inicia la "guerra" entre Inhumanos y humanos.

Magneto y su descendencia...
This is a story about Pietro "Quicksilver" Maximoff and the Inhumans. It ties into the Decimation event. This one's an improvement over the other Decimation books I've read so far, and it's easier to understand how devistating the loss of Pietro's powers is to him, because as a mutant he was always so cocky, and frequently expressed feelings of superiority over humans. (However, it's still not the worst thing that ever happened to mutants.) The premise of this book is from the "monkey's paw" for ...more
May 13, 2015 M.i. rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book because it showed just how flawed a man Pietro is, yet in his weakness one can sympathize with his motives .
Jun 18, 2016 Marcus rated it it was ok
Great art. Ok story.
Importance to current marvel events? Not anymore.
Holden Attradies
Jun 06, 2016 Holden Attradies rated it really liked it
Quick silver is one of those characters that has been pulled in almost every direction over so many decades by so many writers. His story, beginning to end, is pretty incomprehensible unless you look at it through the lens of the comic industry. That being said, this volume did a pretty good job of trying to make sense of what a mes this characters back story is and have it all tie together AND feel like it was all coming from the same character.

The art was so so, shinning the best when characte
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