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X-Men: Onslaught - The Complete Epic, Book 4

(X-Men: Onslaught - The Complete Epic #4)

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Professor X's evil side won't stand for any more repression and battles commences. The X-men are left to take the blame for over a dozen dynamic disappearances, leading the man called Bastion to lay the groundwork for their next crisis! But even if onslaught is purged from this world, can a reborn world say the same?
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 7th 2009 by Marvel (first published December 24th 2008)
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Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
The final installment and prelude to Heroes Reborn. This is it, the end of the Age of Heroes. Great overall concept, but with all the mutants, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Spidey, Dr Doom and Apocalypse there are just too many characters to keep up with - so it all feels rushed in the end. But it is a landmark series.
This storyline is supremely stupid, but there are some good moments included in this collection and its mostly harmless superhero nonsense.
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great storyline.
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a worthwhile finish to the Onslaught Epic, which was both an interesting crossover and the beginning of the pattern of event fatigue for Marvel comics, though not for a while. Despite what came later, though, this was good, even if some of the last minute bits were a little bit arbitrary. There were moving moments as heroes (seemingly) gave up their lives, and some interesting issues in the aftermath that set up some things that I do remember (so I guess I was still reading at the time, ...more
Hannah Givens
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Woohoo, I finally finished!

The narration is maudlin, the art is often bad. But Onslaught deserves its place among the best X-Men stories.

I like that this volume includes some aftermath, but the story obviously affected a large number of titles, so what's included just kind of dribbles away rather than ending definitively. I like that comics are an ongoing medium, but at the same time, I wish there were clearer beginnings and ends, because it's so hard for a newbie (like me) to know where to go.
Jeff Harris
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This is the incredible final chapter in the Onslaught saga, and all of Marvel's toughest heroes have to band together, many of them offering up the ultimate sacrifice, to stop one of the gravest threats their world has ever faced. Then, even after the battle officially ends, there are a ton of epilogues, mostly in the pages of various X-Books, showing how Marvel's ordinarily merriest but now melancholy mutants are dealing with the repercussions of what happened and the departure of their mentor ...more
Oliver Hodson
Oct 21, 2014 rated it liked it
I didn't get it at all. I probably just needed a few pages in this volume to explain the pocket universe or even some of the turmoil within onslaught/franklin's psyche. It was extremely clumsy that the 'world without heroes' included the xmen and spidey at least. Were they not heroes?? What motivation would franklin/onslaught have for such editorial convenience, and also deaging/resetting those heroes he saved?

It was just a bit weird.
Shannon Appelcline
The best part of the whole story, with a very nice event book by Mark Waid (that would be more meaningful if the heroes were actually sacrificing themselves) and some good aftermath stories.
Sep 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Where the last few volumes have been kind of weak, this wraps up the Onslaught saga with a little more direction. Still, the conclusion is not entirely satisfying.
Christian Smith
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Though very depressing. This was a great finish to a pretty good story line.
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
missed that this was book 4, now I'm need to pick up the beginning after reading the ending
Labyrinth Rossiter
This still feels messy, and plot threads are frequently wrapped up with deus ex machina devices...for no apparent rhyme or reason. Bleh.
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