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Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 7

(Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men #7)

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Collects Amazing Adventures #11-17, Marvel Team-Up #4, The Amazing Spider-Man #92, The Incredible Hulk #150, 161,
plus the covers to The X-Men #67-80 and Annual #1-2
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 15th 2008 by Marvel
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Paul E. Morph
Apr 11, 2020 rated it liked it
This book collects the Beast’s short-lived solo run in Amazing Adventures plus a few odd issues guest-starring the rest of the X-Men published between the time their own book was cancelled and when it was relaunched with a mostly new cast and became the comicbook juggernaut it is today.

The quality’s not great, to be honest. I don’t know whose idea it was to give the Beast his own solo book and transform him into his now-familiar furry self but Steve Englehart seems to change his mind every five
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Labyrinth Rossiter
Amazing Adventures 11-17 explains Beast's "devolving" mutation from humanoid in the early issues of X-Men to the blue furred "gorilla." While working for Brand corporation, he attempts to cure himself and instead causes himself to sprout the blue fur. Of note, he has a confrontation with Iron Man. Out of sheer desperation, he uses costume make-up to make himself latex head and hands to wear, but by the end of this short series, he has revealed himself to Angel. The series also begins the pattern ...more
Hilary
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I don't usually go for older comics, but, for all its melodramatic framework, this turned out to be a refreshingly nuanced character piece, and it seemed to play with tired tropes in a cool way. Got me interested in reading more Englehart.

We interviewed Steve Englehart for a special episode of Previously on X-Men.
You can find it here: http://previously-on-x-men.libsyn.com...
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Heather Fryling
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love old X-Men.
Julian
Jun 19, 2020 rated it liked it
A miscellany of mediocre stuff that leans toward some pretty good Englehart writing in the Beast stories, but is filled out by some workaday insertions of Spiderman, Marvel Teamup and Hulk bits.

Art-wise, highlights are the Tom Sutton art on the Beast stories, particularly when inked by Mooney and the lovely Trimpe/Severin issue of Hulk.

Nicolas
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This felt more like a classic monster movie than the X-Men and I was digging it.

Tune in to my chat with author Steve Englehart here on the All the Books Show: https://soundcloud.com/allthebooks/in...
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Adam Graham
Jan 23, 2021 rated it liked it
Set after the X-Men went into reprints and before Giant X-men #1 made them legends, this book collects a guest appearances by individual X-men in Amazing Spider-man and the Incredible Hulk, and also multiple X-Men guest-starring in Marvel Team-up.

The comics are okay. Marvel Team-up #4 is probably the best story and the X-men do take the lead since Spidey's out of commission for most of the book. The Beast's solo series is not bad, but what he was going through felt very derivative of what the In
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Martin Maenza
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
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I was a fan of the furry version of the Beast from reading the 70’s Avengers. So this was a nice way to check out how Hank McCoy ended up that way. This was a solid run of issues.
Graham
Feb 07, 2021 rated it liked it
A fascinating look at Marvel trying to figure out what to do with the X-Men after they’d essentially been cancelled. That said, I don’t think I’ll ever read it again.
Christopher Rush
I understand this comes at a very strange time in Marvel history, when the X-Men are moribund and not the powerhouse of today, and while the focus on Hank McCoy in his own title is wholly deserved, the creative team does no justice to his character or his story. I grew up with Hank McCoy already in his furry form, so I was originally surprised when I learned he wasn't always like that. Now that I have finally read through the issues up to this point, I was disappointed in the actual transformati ...more
Rich Meyer
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
For being an anthology of fairly disparate Comics, this masterworks volume is surprisingly readable. It centers mostly on my favorite original X-Man, the Beast, reprinting the short-lived solo series from Amazing Adventures. There's also two issues of Incredible Hulk, an Amazing Spider-Man and an early Marvel Team-Up in this volume. ...more
Jessica
Mar 15, 2011 rated it did not like it
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I can't help it. I really don't like Beast's early solo adventure and I have to force my way through it. I don't know why that is and I don't want to reread it to find out. ...more
Kerri
Jun 23, 2015 rated it liked it
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Amazing Adventures #11-17 3 stars each. #17 reprints Beast's origin with a new introduction and conclusion.
Marvel Team-Up #4 3 stars.
Incredible Hulk #150 2 stars, #161 3 stars.
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Steve Englehart went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. After a stint in the Army, he moved to New York and began to write for Marvel Comics. That led to long runs on Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, Dr. Strange, and a dozen other titles. Midway through that period he moved to California (where he remains), and met and married his wife Terry.

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