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Fables, Vol. 10: The Good Prince
4.36
really liked it
I will admit this story could have used some refining. There are portions where Willingham feels like he wants to get from point A to B so strongly he ...more
Jun 07, 2008
Apr 16, 2008
 
New Mutants Classic, Vol. 1
3.76
liked it
Back in the day I had absolutely no interest in the New Mutants. Didn't really know any of them, and at the time I grew aware of comics they were alre ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
 
Atomic Robo and the Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne (Atomic Robo, #1)
4.14
liked it
Quite fun. It is Hellboy, but more of a tech focus than folklore. And more comedy. A lot more comedy. Makes me think of The Amazing Screw-On Head actu ...more
Jun 18, 2010
May 24, 2010
 
X-Men: Magik - Storm And Illyana (Magik)
3.69
it was ok
These are the types of stories that are usually better left untold, but people always clamor for the telling.

This is the telling of a story that take
...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
 
X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 1
4.04
really liked it
I was afraid going back to read this would disappoint my memory of reading this series a few years ago. It didn't quite live up to my memory, but wasn ...more
not set
Jan 21, 2009
 
Essential X-Factor, Vol. 1
3.48
it was ok
This book barely got saved from 1 star.

This book starts out with one of the harder retcons to stomach as it potentially rips the guts out of the Phoen
...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
 
Essential Daredevil, Vol. 1
3.82
did not like it
Okay, you can see some of the universals that get pulled on later here, but early Daredevil struggled too much in trying to fit the patterns of all th ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
 
Uncanny X-Men: Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire
3.84
liked it
X-Men space opera. It may sound strange, but it was actually a rather large part of when Claremont turned X-Men into the beast it is today. And surpri ...more
Jan 28, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 1: Destiny
3.45
it was ok
Ah yes, when they wanted to shake all the X-Men books up in 2001, Claremont could still sell books if not write them. So they took him off the major t ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2009
 
The Further Adventures of Cyclops & Phoenix
3.46
liked it
This was surprisingly good. If only it didn't have Cyclops and Phoenix...

This tells the origin of Nathaniel Essex, later to be named Sinister, in mid-
...more
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
 
X-Men: Kitty Pryde & Wolverine
3.70
it was ok
Turns out not to be as bad as it originally sounds and looks. The purpose of the story is to get Kitty Pryde over her funk from a couple events that s ...more
Mar 03, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
 
Kingdom Come
4.24
liked it
To begin with, this book is best known for its art, and deservedly so. However Alex Ross is not my personal preference in comic art. His art is still ...more
not set
Jun 01, 2008
 
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga
4.26
really liked it
This is probably the most important story in the X-Men continuity in regards to the success of the franchise. Possibly the most important story post-S ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2008
 
DC: The New Frontier, Volume 1
4.17
really liked it
Great homage to Silver Age comics. Admittedly I am more familiar with Marvel's Silver Age, and just Marvel in general. I had somehow missed out on hea ...more
Mar 30, 2008
Mar 27, 2008
 
The Origin of Generation X: Tales of the Phalanx Covenant
3.71
liked it
So this book is actually 4 different stories. 3 of them are the different parts of the crossover event called the Phalanx Covenant, and the other is t ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2008
 
X-Men: Mutant Massacre
3.95
really liked it
I was pretty interested in reading this again. I had heard many people cite it as an important event for them in their comic readings since I had read ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2008
 
Secret Invasion
3.57
it was ok
Well it was better than Bendis' last big crossover event. The idea for this crossover was great, and the execution was pretty good. That is if you're ...more
Jan 13, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
X-Men: Onslaught - The Complete Epic, Book 1
3.78
it was ok
This is an event that gets judged more for it's effects than itself. Just reading this story alone is at least entertaining. Potentially confusing con ...more
not set
May 30, 2009
 
X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda
3.83
really liked it
The first time I read this I had a gap of about 90 issues in Uncanny and hardly any bearing on X-Factor or New Mutants excepting some mostly common kn ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2008
 
X-Men: Inferno
3.89
liked it
This culminates a few of Claremont's longest running plot threads. Madelyne Prior finally gets resolved (though to Claremont it was resolved a long ti ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2008
 
Cable Classic, Vol. 1
2.96
did not like it
An odd collection...

They have Cable's introduction which is a messy affair.

Then skip New Mutants #88-100 and X-Force #1-15.

They have the mini-series C
...more
not set
Apr 20, 2009
 
X-Men: The Fall of the Mutants
3.77
it was ok
This is a crossover event that is missing the crossing over. There is some awareness of the other storylines, but the three sections can be read separ ...more
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
Exiles, Volume 1: Down the Rabbit Hole
3.93
liked it
This series didn't interest me overly much for the longest time, despite the great things I heard about it. It had little impact to the overall contin ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 02, 2009
 
X-Factor, Vol. 1: The Longest Night
4.21
really liked it
Back in '91 the X-titles had that big ol' shakeup in the midst of their popularity's peak. The one title that initially looked like it got the short e ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
 
X-Men: Deadly Genesis
3.68
did not like it
So I went into this already wanting to not like it. I tried my darndest to keep this from effecting my reading. And think I was fairly successful. Fin ...more
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
 
The New Mutants: The Demon Bear Saga
4.16
really liked it
Wow.

Now that is some great art. Bill Sienkiewicz is amazing when he is free to roam. Someone gave him free reign at a time when, as I understand it,
...more
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
X-Men: The Asgardian Wars
3.92
liked it
Okay, so this is basically two different stories that involve Loki, so they packaged 'em all together and stuck Asgard on the title.

The first is an X
...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
 
Cable and the New Mutants
3.33
it was ok
Aw Rob Liefield...

It's funny looking back at him now. Probably the only bigger person in comics at the time was Jim Lee (oh and that McFarlane fellow)
...more
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
 
New Mutants Classic, Vol. 3
4.07
liked it
This includes the Demon Bear Saga, Warlock's arrival (both of which I have already reviewed), and wraps up the Cloak and Dagger story from a Marvel Te ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
 
X-Force, Volume 1: New Beginnings
4.01
liked it
As this started out I was afraid it was gonna be one of those stories where it was all satire and shock value with no characters I was remotely intere ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
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