PLANET X FINALE Professor X and his X-Men make their final stand against Magneto, who was hiding under their noses disguised as team member Xorn for months. A beloved member of the X-Men will fall in this issue!
That tragic tone, the real sadness running through these pages, is a wonderful echo and re-imagining of a seminal X-men event, Jeans death at her own hands while Scott watched in #137 of the original title. The reverberations of that event echo through this entire arc, and seem intent on informing the final futuristic impending coda as well. Thats okay with me; Im still mourning that first of Jeans infinite deaths myself. Read Full Review
I've read the other online reviews and I notice that most fans seem quite pleased with this final chapter, but aside from some memorable moments I found this issue to be a bit of a disappointment. I mean Magneto is presented not as an effective villain but rather a man who has discovered he's simply become another face in the crowd, and the general public has adopted the attitude of what has he done to us lately attitude. His defeat also isn't really a team effort, as much like a kung-fu film Grant Morrison offers up a series of battles where individual characters try their luck against Magneto, and the only real moment from this battle that will really stay with me is its abrupt finish. Still there's a fair amount of death and destruction in these pages to give this issue a sense that it's doing something big and important, and I suspect a large part of my disappointment stems from the fact that Grant Morrision only does one thing that I would label completely unexpected, and it's not Read Full Review
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