Much like 'Wolverine: Origin' and 'Punisher: Born' a few years ago, it's a book with a built-in obsolescence, an expiration date that reads "Good until somebody says different." Still, that's not necessarily enough to overcome the parts that works, leaving The First X-Men #5 pulling a slightly-above average 3 out of 5 stars overall. I don't know that this tale really needed to be told, but at least they did a good job in the telling" Read Full Review
Like I said in my review of issue #1. I'm not sure why this series exists. I've got a strong feeling that eventually, this series will slowly but surely be placed outside continuity. I'm not even sure who to blame for this. Neal Adams seems like that eccentric grandpa who lucks into an expensive sports car and then says "Let's go for a ride!" and ends up getting pulled over by the police while Christos Gage facepalms in the passenger seat, clearly embarrassed by the whole situation. I wouldn't blame Gage if he never takes credit for or mentions this series ever again. I wouldn't. Read Full Review
Now that it's wrapped up, I can only hope this series will be quietly disregarded and forgotten in the same way Spider-Man: Chapter One was. It makes a mess of an already convoluted continuity. It stumbles over itself trying to make Wolverine a more important figure in the Marvel Universe, as if the character needed that. It stretches characters like Sabretooth past the breaking point and insults the legacy of other important X-Men icons like Magneto and Professor Xavier. It simply has no place in the X-Men mythology. Read Full Review
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