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X-Men by Raina Telgemeier
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Oct 26, 2010

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Wow, this was...different. Very different.

The artwork, no matter what you think about the book itself, it absolutely gorgeous. It's shoujo to the max and so well-done, with fine lines and a tone of sparkles.

Anyway, to the story: Kitty Pryde is about to start attending Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters, but she's also the only girl there. Bet you can't see where this is going, huh?

It's sort of X-Men-meets-Host-Club. She's 'adopted' by a group of the most popular boys, who basically do anything they want in the school. They're all gorgeous, and can flaunt the rules to do outrageous things. And somewhere in the story, there's some mutant-vs.-human drama, but that's not important.

The problem with the story is that it can't decide whether it's going to have an actual storyline, or whether it would rather have pretty sparkling fluff with hot boys who happen to have superpowers, and the end result is that it feels shallow and not engaging. For those who like it, I would recommend the Host Club manga series--unlike this, it can merge humor, fluff, and a story together well. Also unlike this, it didn't get canceled after one volume.
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