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Paradise X - Volume 1 [Comic]

Alex Ross , Jim Krueger , Doug Braithwaite , Bill Reinhold
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Aug. 1 2007 Paradise X (Book 1)
In Universe X, Captain Marvel led a charge against Death and killed her. But now that Death is dead, no one will ever die again. They may writhe in pain in hospitals because their bodies have been broken beyond repair, but they will not die. They will call out for an end to their suffering. They will cry out for peace but there will be no answer. Paradise will be denied them. Yes. Death is truly dead. Long live the living. Collects Paradise X #0-5, Paradise X: Xen and Heralds #1-3

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Here's the first volume of the final series in the Earth X trilogy, Marvel's epic attempt at reimagining its universe of characters and continuities. After enduring revelations and battles in Earth X and Universe X, the story finds dozens of Marvel heroes from various points in their stories assembled to stop the Celestials from using Earth as a host for their life forms; they also want to save their own worlds in the process. Krueger's writing of this tale is nearly Homeric in its proportions. Characters not seen for decade resurface as their own individual stories unfold. Dr. Strange, the X-Men and Captain America each are involved in soul-searching dilemmas and battles that will determine the conclusions of their careers. Krueger does a fine job with an unenviable task, and manages to make the numerous subplots fairly engaging. The story is heavy on earth-shattering events and high drama, but it moves at a brisk pace. The fairly standard, clear and accessible artwork uses a minimum of pyrotechnics, and the surplus of characters alone is enough to keep readers hooked. While not recommended for the uninitiated, those following the trilogy will find Paradise X a satisfying start to the conclusion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great April 21 2013
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This book is a Great product..I found it to be fully entertaining and enjoyable!!! wonderful read from cover to cover
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2.0 out of 5 stars Convoluted Feb. 1 2009
By A. Flores - Published on Amazon.com
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I gave Earth X 4 stars because I thought it was imaginative in its use of a vast swath of the Marvel universe. However, by the end of the series I felt that what made it initially exciting became cumbersome, convoluted, too repetitious and pretentious. There are good moments up to the end, but nothing worth the time and money needed to finish the saga. While I applaud the concept, writing this thing must have been very difficult. It was way too wordy.

I imagine the series if there had been a limit to the number of words per page, or even no words at all; that would have blown people away and created dialogue among readers. Instead, you put it down and have no questions, because everything had been repeatedly explained ad nauseum.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old School Comic Book Reader Jan. 2 2008
By Anthony C. Boyce - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Comic
I enjoyed this book. As a reader of the stories from the 60's, 70's, and 80's I liked the explainations and story line. I stopped reading in the 90's and this is a fresh experience. I plan on reading the companion volume.
3.0 out of 5 stars EARTH X: UNIVERSE X: PARADISE X; May 1 2014
By Anna Michelle Meredith - Published on Amazon.com
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It’s all about a dimension with a globe like Marvel Entertainment’s Earth: only it is a future earth that won’t happen to Spiderman’s earth. Human kind has become mutants due to a theoretical virus called Virus X.
Goblin told the globe Parker is Spider, so, Spider gets rid of the costume; becomes a cop, and wears a cop uniform with a badge that had a spider embossed on it.

The art in Earth X is so simple it is beautiful.
The art is realistic, detailed as well. Universe has an artist whom is detailed, but it’s a bit out of proportions!!!!!! The only reason you could purchase Paradise X, Universe is if some one likes excellent writing. If someone wants to buy the graphic comic Universe X’: 4: the art is worse, too old school.
The comic book ‘Cap is old school as well: in a better manner than Universe:’ 4 and is detailed in some places. Universe’: Spidey is good if ya’ like Jonathan Romita senior but John Romita senior is getting old; I find old pencil artist in generality get worse. The Spider-Woman, Miss Drew is shrunk down to become a member of the Micronauts! In this alternate earth, Spider-Woman can move her long hair to grab things.

In this universe, Miss Drew’s named Spidra.
Marvel Entertainment lost the license to have a super-human team called the ’Nauts when the graphic novel series The Micronauts had cancelled, so Marvel comics only owned characters they had join the team. ’Nauts such as Marionette, Bug, Cilicia, Jasmine and Devil have been joined by Proton, and Neutron!!
The robot we had as a child called Biotron is being replaced by Neutron, a big robot, which looks reminiscent of any toy soldier in general!!!!!! Proton is a spherical ‘bot who replaces Microtron who is based on R2D2. ’Nauts are named after a super-human champion who could reduce in size so that he could visit planets which are supposed to be really molecules populated with subatomic life. The Ant Men are whom ’Nauts are now named!!!!
The Spider-Girl Miss Parker puts on the space parasite black costume from Spiderman III: and this makes Spider concerned for May Parker the second. Dr. Bob Banner Hulk has changed again because of the Hulk’s Gamma Rays!!!! Dr. Banner has split from Hulk in the form of a kid; so, Dr. Banner would grow adult un-TRAUMA-tise-d by Robby’s abusive father that created his multiple personality. Bob’s multiple personality Hulk mutated in-to a more ape-like Hulk with no intelligence that Bob would control!!!!!
Storm Miss Munroe is married to the African American super hero (Black Panther) T’challa. T’challa was the first black superpower-hero: from The Fantastic Four comics in the earlysixties!!!!!
Dr. Henry McCoy’s fur all changes to grey. The Beast is using Professor McCoy’s formula from X-5:’ Class to make a squad of mutations like McCoy’s-self.
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants has disbanded. Galactus from F’ 4’: Rise of ‘Silver Surfer has changed the middle of the earth to energy and eaten it so the magnetic poles of earth have been disturbed; Magneto has little power over electro-magnetic field generally!!!!!!

The Toad Morty Toynbee of X’: Origins and The Movie, X-Men Motion Picture has gained great magnetic powers: now is the boss for Magnus. Robert Drake the Iceman travels to deserts where there are droughts, so Robert Drake can make ice for clean drinking supply. The Nightcrawler Wagner forms an X team of the U.K. called X-Caliber & Scott Summer’s Cyclops’s daughter joins: along with Kitty Pryde & the Captain Britain, sidekick Meggan + a relative of the Black Knight called Mr. Whitman the Black Knight 3. One of the new members of the super team is a super-hero from England; who was a mystery-woman in W.W. II, Spitfire;named of the airplanes of W. W. II.
Most of the X-Caliber is turned to stone due to the super-criminal the Grey Gargoyle!!!! Nightcrawler always has a forked tail; and teleports in a cloud of sulfur smoke, has elf ears so Wagner finds out Wagner is a devil.
Wagner turns into a human with four fingers, no power, five toes; Elf-esque ears, a forked tail: because of Virus X.
Petey Nichlolivich Rasputin Colossus is Russian so Colossus is Czar of the Union of Independent States!!!
(Brian Braddock) Captain is now King Britain.
(Warren Worthington III) Angel becomes more-like an angel by giving away Warren Worthington’s fortune away!!!! Human kind has become mutants due to a theoretical virus named Virus X. Psylocke, a character who had violet hair in the Motion Picture XMen:’ Last Stand is a ninja as like in tradition of Elektra Natchios who could turn her hand into a sai. Betsy Braddock has an out fit such like Elektra Natchios did in the Movie Electra, but it is violet.
The trickster Loki changes his adopted brother Dr. Blake Thor Odinson in to a woman with magick, & Dr. Don Blake’s dad Odin doesn’t change Dr. Blake back as a punishing for being too warlike again. Thor is now the Goddess of Thunder!!!!!!!!!
Steven Rogers Captain America slashes Schmidt the Red Skull’s throat with the shield and leaves the Avengers because of that. Crusher from (The motion picture) Hulk One is able to turn in to what-ever Crusher touches; when “Absorbing man” touches Dr. Pym “Ant man’s” computer “Absorbing man” is able to change to what-ever “Absorbing man” is able to remember like some super-computer!!!
Former lovers; the Black Widow Romanov, Clinton Barton Hawkeye mutated two arms each extra: so the Black Widow can be like Black Widow’s name sake, Barton can fire two bows at the same time. Washington Capitol Building: “Absorbing man”-is fighting the Avengers. “Absorbing man” changed to hard rubber so Clint’s arrows’d simply ricochet back on Barton; impaling him on Hawkeye’s own arrows.

The Ant-Man grew into a giant: so Crusher impaled Dr. Henry Pym on the monument at the Capitol Building.

The Avengers are now the Iron Avengers. One of the armors is of Mr. Barton the Hawk Eye from The Avengers. Two other members are the daughter and son of Magnus Lehnsherr Magneto. Crusher turns in-to tar drowning Erik Lehnsherr Magnus Magneto’s son (Pietro) Quicksilver. “Absorbing man” broke Erik Lehnsherr’s Magneto’s daughter Wanda Maximoff’s neck.

Crusher kills Avengers, demolishes D. C’.s Capitol Building. The central U.S. govmt.: is demolished by Crusher. The Avengers are all killed so Tony Stark the Iron Man replaces Avengers with armored android duplicate generally of all Avengers!!
The Avengers are now the Iron Avengers. One of the armors is of Mr. Barton the Hawk Eye from The Avengers. One of the armors is of Mr. Barton the Hawk Eye from The Avengers.

Mutates had crashed the flying destroyer ship in The Avengers in an attack by alien creatures called Hydra generally. Mr. Rogers Captain America had gotten Steve Roger’s upper uniform shredded in the battle of the battle ship therefore Mr. Rogers simply threw an American flag on Mr. Rogers’-self like a Greek toga due to how Rogers’ uniform is supposed to be based on a flag any-way.
Broken androids of Nicky Fury Agent of S. H. I. E. L. D. go astray and keep attacking Pete Nicholievich the Colossus and Natasha Romanov the Black Widow because of America’s grudge against Russia during the Cold War. The downing of the carrier demolishes what’s remaining of central state government.
Osbourn Green Goblin’s now president. Just like the folklore goblins in the Middle Ages were sometimes to other groups of goblins, Norman Osbourn is now a Goblin King. The coming of Red Skull III committed murder up-on Professor Xavier. Telepath Ms. Frost White Queen seen in X’ 4: ‘Origins: Wolverine + X’: Class has been killed by the new Skull III.
Scot Summers’ Cyclops’s lover Jean Grey is killed by Red Skull III; so whom Skull III can telepathically control the globe.
The Red Skull from Captain America is now a kid with psychic powers that psychically orders most of the mutants about and Skull III wears a Punisher shirt with the skull painted crimson. Mr. Rogers fights Mr. Ozborn: Steve realizing Goblin was wearing a mask, pulling it from Norm’s head. Virus X has mutated Goblin to look on out-side the way Norm is on the inside!!!! Norm used to be a human whom wore masks in order to be a goblin, now Goblin is a mutant Goblin whom wears a rubber mask to look human.

Stark uses a giant robot, dying saving the globe from space gods!!!!!
Iron Man’s angel has a big Arc reactor shape on Anthony Stark Iron Man’s archangel chest such as Kent El Superman does.

Captain America (Rogers) for Steve Rogers’s sacrifices in life has become an angel who has a sword that has a star-shape for a hand-guard: to go a’ long with the gist of Captain’s stars, stripes!! Steve now has the mystery man name Worthington the third Archangel had at one point when Mr. Worthington 3 had sharp metal wings. Angels have now named Rogers: Archangel.

The new the Daredevil is a circus daredevil with a motorcycle just like Blaze (the Ghost Rider) from The Ghost Rider 1. The Daredevil rides a motor-‘cycle like Jonathan Blaze: which he does stunts: riding. The Daredevil now has the power to not die. Fans say the Daredevil is Wade Wilson “Dead pool” from ‘Wolverine Origins 4.
Cage (Power Man) the power-hero Nick Cage named his-self after had become a cop, and works with Parker. Ben Grimm has had twins with Ben Grimm’s Thing’s blind partner. BenGrimm called Ben Grimm’s sons the Brothers Grimm. Norin the Silver Surfer is joined by the wife Norin Radd spoke ofin Fantastic 4’: Rise of ‘Surfer.
Shalla Bal and Norin are the Silver Surfers.

The End
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost like new! But still well worth the money! Dec 11 2013
By Tony C. Coleman - Published on Amazon.com
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This belongs to one of the greatest story-lines (I think), that Marvel has ever produced, the art is phenomenal, It's mainly done by Alex Ross, and I try to collect all the work's that he has done, as for the story, When it was wrote, it was ahead of it's time. If you ever have the chance to read this collection , read it, you will be glad you did.
4.0 out of 5 stars This was actually good July 7 2010
By Xavier Zavala Heras - Published on Amazon.com
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I liked this one way better than Universe X 1 and too. I was happy to see they finally change the narrative (at least in the first few chapters).

Each Earth X chapter begin with a prologe were Uatu and Machine Man talk about a current event and a specific character. After this they went for this character origin and then the chapter runs. The chapter ends with a epiloge about what just happen and maybe a bit of the next one. That was for every chapter, and I gotta say that it work for Earth X.

Universe X 1 and 2 tried the same formula. This time the Prologe was going to be between Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond) and Gargoyle (Isaac Christians), except that they talk about not only 1 character but several groups, realms, tribes, etc. It all end up being confusing and tiresome.

Paradise X Vol.1 was another story. I was SO happy to see the story just started from the begining. No prologe. This continued for several chapters and when they finally start with epiloges and prologes again it worth it. They talk only one character at a time. It was cooooool the Wolverine possible origin they put here. Good and interesting.

I enjoy this one a whole lot!. I recomend it!.
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