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X-Men Forever 2, Volume 1: Back in Action

(X-Men Forever 2 (Collected Editions) #1)

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  8 reviews
CHRIS CLAREMONT CONTINUES HIS LANDMARK SERIES WITH A NEW STORY, A NEW TEAM, AND EVEN MORE TWISTS AND TURNS! With the drastic events from the end of Volume 1, the X-Men are shaken to their very core. As they start to pick up the pieces, they are confronted by a new enemy, more powerful than any other they'v Marvel's ultimate cyborg is back in this Marvel Knights series writ ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published January 26th 2011 by Marvel
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Frank Eldritch
The second season of Chris Claremont's X-Men Forever series did not start as well as I hoped. I already set the bar pretty low at this point so it's grossly shocking that it managed to disappoint me still. I think it's safe to say everything about this series is a mixed bag. What it does well, it does a pretty good job maintaining (such as certain character arcs about Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Jean Grey and Storm); but what it fails to deliver is usually the very things that prohibit this comic book s ...more
M
Aug 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
Second verse, same as the first. Chris Claremont returns to his Forever X-Men for a second go-round that still feels stale. Without Wolverine, Beast, Xavier, or Sabretooth's right hand, the team is seen as outlaws after the space station debacle. Beginning with the Avengers assaulting them on the Xavier grounds, the mutant heroes are besieged at all sides. Forced to go underground and fake their deaths, things get more complicated with the return of the Morlocks and the arrival of Mystique. Admi ...more
Krycek
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I stopped following the X-Men a long time ago, when comics got too expensive and real life got in the way. Also it seemed to me back then (early 90s?) all the X titles just got to be too much. I couldn't keep up with all the crazy spin-offs that, I felt, were just ways to milk a cash cow.

But this series was a happy find. Chris Claremont's writing felt comfortable to me like a favorite pair of sneakers and although things have changed with the X folks there seems to be enough of a continuity (at
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Angela
Aug 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Set in a different timeline, this is a follow up to Xmen Forever. The authorities want to destroy the Xmen, Burnup is destroying mutants and to top it all the morlocks are unhappy. Its a decent enough story, just really strange having characters that you know behave differently because of their experiences in the alternate timeline.
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SO DARN GOOD! I love the plot twists :)
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Nov 24, 2011 rated it liked it
After berating the last couple of volumes, I felt this one was much stronger. Not even sure I can explain why, but it felt more like old school Claremont to me...
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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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