Some readers might be disappointed by the fact that the more recognisable blue version of the Beast is almost entirely absent here: aside from a couple of images of the modern-day Beast that can be seen in a visual montage, the book deals exclusively with the pink-skinned, human-looking incarnation of the character. That said, Woodward does capture some facial expressions that evoke the modern-day Beast, and at least the cover accurately reflects that it's the original Lee/Kirby version of the character that is going to form the basis of this story, not the evolved version that is around today. This is hardly an essential comic, even for X-fans, but Carey's enjoyable script and Woodward's art combine to execute the series' concept very well, adding just enough to Beast's origin to make the issue worth picking up - even for those who are familiar with the story already. Read Full Review
Overall, this book is largely enjoyable, but to me, it also felt largely forgettable. I am not certain this was the best vehicle and/or time for such a project, but Marvel has their reasons for releasing this when they did. For fans of the Beast, this book is a great read. For fans of the X-Men in general, there might be better ways to invest the $3.99 this week. Read Full Review
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