Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #5
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Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #5

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Kaare Andrews Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 16, 2011 Critic Reviews: 2
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The truth behind the mutant babies of Karere township is discovered -- an innocent man who might also doom the town, if not the whole of Africa, by accident. The X-Men have to put themselves between two armies to save a mutant who might not be worth saving... Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 18, 2011

    I had to check and see if Ellis' run on the parent title has ended, as I couldn't recall how the final arc played out. Something about a little old man trying for revenge was it? This spin-off started before that tale was complete, but now there are ads for the title's new direction all over the place. Despite his underwhelming "Ghost Box" fixation -- the mutants already have time travel and space travel, do they really need alternate universe travel as well? -- this is a rocking issue, and a huge bump-up for a mini that has been somewhat uneven. I'm probably done with the main title, but it's nice to see Ellis go out on a definite high. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Feb 16, 2011

    Insightful commentary aside, the ending to this issue does come a little abruptly with nothing provided to really wrap up Ellis' work on the franchise so far. Let's hope that means the rumors are true and Ellis has another chapter planned for this incarnation of the team. As long as the sarcasm and cynicism is kept to a minimum, Ellis' self-contained storytelling and limited cast provide just what the X-Men franchise needs more of. Read Full Review

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