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X-Men: The End, Book 3: Men and X-Men

(X-Men: The End (Collected Editions) #3)

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The endgame of the last tale of Marvel's most popular mutants begins They've suffered through sneak attacks, betrayals, and fatalities - now, Professor X and Magneto are taking the fight back to the enemy, amidst the stars Collects X-Men: The End: Men and X-Men #1-6.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published September 20th 2006 by Marvel
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Shannon
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it
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The battle with the Shi'ar and the Super Guardians begins, but, of course, all is not as it seems. The mystery behind the conflict is revealed and lots a heroes make the ultimate sacrifice. The action was good, and by this point in the story what happened in the missing years no longer matters. The ending was a little abrupt and very unsatisfying; the baddie has killed half the X-Men, and billions of other souls, but we can all hold hands and be happy together in the afterlife. I do not like the ...more
Tim B
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Universe 41001, the X-Men are fighting the Shiar again. Kitty Pryde is running for mayor of Chicago. Brian Braddock is a X-Man (very minimal role (not much more than a cameo)). The Brood is going crazy and the Phoenix has returned. This book spun politics very well in an entertaining, non-preachy manner. It also seemed to look at the history of the X-Men and note the flaws in inception and practice.
C
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Continuing the x-read of 2017...

I'm not sure what to say about this other than I felt that it pretty spectacularly fell apart in this third volume. It is just a mess, in my opinion. Sure, it had its moments... But overall, this series was a bit of a letdown and not likely something that I would ever return to. Not Claremont's finest moment.
Silas
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This finished strong, if a bit odd. There were a lot of heroic deaths, and several people returned to life. There was plenty of action, and they explained a bit why Scott was acting so strangely and saying things about Madelyne Pryor in the previous volume. That resolved interestingly, and the whole story had a nice lift at the end (though a lot of favorite characters had died, so it wasn't all sunshine and roses). I didn't really have previous experience of the main antagonist, but it proved ...more
Jeff
Apr 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Chris Claremont has defined the best of what the X-Men represents. He writes sweeping narratives punctuated by sermonizing speeches that make the X-Men an overt symbol of tolerance for the other whether that be racial equality, gay rights, or any other marginalized group.. In this swan song story, he does what he does best again.

However the story suffers from an overly complicated plot line and the ever expanding cast of characters. Stories... and comic book stories in particular... often can't
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Robert
Aug 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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I obviously missed some books. Couldn't follow and didn't catchmy interest enough to try.

Okay - reread (forgot first pass). Much more interesting now that I understand and know the surrounding mythos better. Not the best but not bad. finished this time Oct 2011
Shannon Appelcline
It's nice to see how Claremont would end the mutants. A little too mystical at the very end, but otherwise fun.
Dan
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
I don't think these end books really have any sway on story continuity.
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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
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