Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “X-Men: To Serve and Protect” as Want to Read:
X-Men: To Serve and Protect
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

X-Men: To Serve and Protect

by
3.06  ·  Rating Details ·  97 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
We're knee-deep in the Heroic Age, and the X-Men are smack-dab in the center of the Marvel Universe!

In San Franciso, two X-Men have donned masks and taken to the streets as the new vigilante protectors of the people against a huge Spider-Man villain. Who are these X-Men, and why are they disguising themselves? Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Marvel Universe: Fantomex and Batro
...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Marvel
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about X-Men, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about X-Men

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jeff
Aug 25, 2014 Jeff rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix
This is an anthology of humorous X-Men stories with the theme of X-Men getting out there and being all heroic and stuff (This takes place during Marvel’s Heroic Age, whatever that is). The centerpiece for this collection has teenage mutants, Rockslide and Anole sneaking out of the school at night and fighting crime on the streets of San Francisco (where’s Karl Malden?). Rockslide is made from granite and huge; Anole is some sort of lizard kid. As a disguise, they both wear fake mustaches. ...more
Sesana
Oct 23, 2014 Sesana rated it liked it
If you go in to this knowing that it's a collection of short (some very short) stories by a variety of authors, it would probably help your overall enjoyment. Because there isn't really much of a connecting thread, and the quality varies as much as you can expect in a decent anthology. The incredibly vague theme that sort of ties the collection together is that it each story features at least one X-character doing something at least vaguely heroic, possibly while teamed up with a random ...more
Chris Lemmerman
Like most anthology mini-series, this is a mixed bag of stories. The standouts include the opening tale that pits Anole and Rockslide against Mister Negative, a short story featuring Ghost Rider and X-23, and a Blink story starring Doctor Strange. However, there are your fair share of poor stories too, such as the Dazzler story, or the Hellcat/Gambit one.

If you've read a mini-series like this before, you know what to expect. If you haven't, To Serve and Protect is a good example of what you get
...more
SmokingMirror
Apr 23, 2016 SmokingMirror rated it liked it
Fun anthology with lots of unusual mutants and art that is less detailed than in the main books. It works fine for these short stories. The covers by Camuncoli, one of my favorites, are very nice, although I was forced to see a side of Emma Frost I had not really wished to see. My experience is that I like her better in any story in which she is not depicted in that weird bat cloak Hellfire Club garb. Actually, she's pretty likeable in her sympathetic therapist mode in the story with Blink and ...more
J.
Jan 08, 2014 J. rated it it was ok
There are a few really good stories in here. For instance, the dynamic between Anole and Rockslide makes their story great even though the plot is very standard. And there are a few nice character moments, like Kitty Pryde and Sue Storm, and some good funny moments (Fantomex, the Cuckoos, Emma vs. Mandrill). But nothing can really make up for the fact that this collection is just a bunch of random 5,6,7-page stories. It just is what it is. And there are a few really bad ones in here, too (I'm ...more
Sammi McSporran
Feb 15, 2015 Sammi McSporran rated it really liked it
This is a really fun anthology of stories from the Marvel universe, with a wide range of characters focusing around the X-men.
As someone new to comics this was a good collection for me, featuring headline characters such as Emma Frost and Storm alongside ones I'd never even heard of like Anole and the Stepford Cuckoos. I also loved the stories involving the non-X-men such as Spiderman and Thor, showing how all the characters in the Marvel Universe co-exist and work together.
Artwork and humour is
...more
Jase
Sep 04, 2014 Jase rated it liked it
Shelves: review
I give it 3 stars because the art is pretty good. The story I wasn't overly impressed with and I get sick of issues that have tons of mini stories only proceeding a character along for whatever reason (mostly copyright probably, keep them in circ). I hope the series gets better as I'm pretty sure it will be...it's Yost! Loved X-Men Academy.
Tanabrus
Mar 09, 2015 Tanabrus rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, panini
Storia inutile, e il secondo capitolo è tutto Spider-Man che fa la predica su come sia cattivo il bullismo. Sembrava la morale finale dei cartoni di He-Man, ampliata però a episodio intero.

E in più, il finale è privo di senso.
Ryan
Oct 31, 2012 Ryan rated it it was ok
Shelves: junk
Two or three of these short stories have really nice art. It also has a cover by Nick Bradshaw. Other than that, this collection has no merit. From now on, I will avoid all X-Men short story collections.
Kristopher
Jan 23, 2012 Kristopher rated it liked it
Really digging this arc guest starring spider-man

Plus, dark beast is always just so gleefully evil.
Kate Egerton
Jul 14, 2014 Kate Egerton rated it liked it
It's ok. None of the stories are really long enough to actually get into. fine for a quick lunch break but nothing more...
Lord
Jan 14, 2013 Lord rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, marvel
Good and interesting stories with the exception of two of them, one being written by Kathryn Immonen whose dialogues sucked as usually.
Shannon Appelcline
May 24, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
Some really bad stories, some mediocre stories, a few good stories, and a damned funny Dazzler story. But, on the whole, barely worth reading.
Verity Coates
Aug 02, 2015 Verity Coates rated it it was amazing
I loved all these little stories the drawing I was especially taken back by cause they were amazing but I am a big big BIG marvel fan so it was a big hit for me :)
La Revistería Comics
O más bien "distraer y entretener", algo que este tomo promete (y cumple) ni bien uno ve los autores involucrados. Incluye un mini semi preludio a La guerra del caos.
Joshua Graff
Joshua Graff rated it it was ok
Feb 14, 2016
Sharon
Individual issues on marvel unlimited
Chris
Chris rated it did not like it
Dec 08, 2015
Jonas Magnusson
Jonas Magnusson rated it it was ok
Jan 04, 2015
Lauren McLaren
Lauren McLaren rated it liked it
Jan 02, 2013
Pamela
Pamela rated it liked it
Jan 31, 2012
Gregory
Gregory rated it liked it
Jun 11, 2016
Wayne Mercury
Wayne Mercury rated it really liked it
Aug 21, 2011
Troy
Troy rated it really liked it
Dec 16, 2014
Ross Buffa
Ross Buffa rated it it was amazing
Feb 20, 2016
Kate
Kate rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2014
Aditya Aldjokdja
Aditya Aldjokdja rated it did not like it
Aug 09, 2013
Ric McMahon
Ric McMahon rated it liked it
Nov 15, 2011
Martin
Martin rated it really liked it
Apr 21, 2015
Allen Setzer
Allen Setzer rated it really liked it
May 31, 2012
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book