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X-23: Innocence Lost [Paperback]

Craig Kyle , Christopher Yost , Billy Tan


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April 19 2006 Graphic Novel Pb
Now it can be told. The full story behind the origin of X-23 - who she is, where she came from and the exact nature of her relationship to Wolverine. You think you know, but you have no idea. Collects X-23 #1-6.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (April 19 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785115021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785115021
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 17.1 x 26.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #372,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  18 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most interesting story I've read for some time. June 8 2006
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First of all, I am new to the X-Men, so I can't very well judge what the seasoned fanatics will think of this. After all, the X-Men themselves don't even appear- except for a flashback showing Wolverine.

But make no mistake- this story is brilliant.

Here's what you should note:

1.) The drama is very real here. It is a highly emotional plot that works so well that it would probably make a darn good movie.

2.) There is plenty of action, all of which is wonderfully illustrated- and note that there is more than a little bloodshed.

I hope this is enough to help you make a judgement. But please, even if you don't read it now, read it SOON. The story is absolutely engrossing and I believe that the character X-23/Laura has the potential to become exceptionally popular among fans.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At What Point Does Man Become A Machine? May 4 2008
By J. Giermann - Published on Amazon.com
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To me, this is an X-Men-ized & far darker version of `GunslingerGirl.' (which is already quite dark) of the age-old question, `Who is really the monster?' & the reverse of an age-old question, `At what point does a man become a machine?'

I've never been one for super heroes; nothing against them, they simply aren't my genre of interest. However the X-Men have always been an exception for me, with their captivating villains, back stories, & genuinely complex social explorations. & with its thick science-fiction atmosphere, heavy subtext, & rich emotional honesty, I can sincerely claim that X-23: Innocence Lost is a must read for all X-Men fans, maybe even for all comic book fans in general.

Dr Sarah Kinney has been called to a science institute to assist with the assembly of a new `weapon X', a clone of the escapee human-engineered super mutant `Wolverine'. But Sarah's been numb for a long time now, emotionally detached from humanity, & doesn't realize it until too late--she is creating a child, not a weapon.
The story's backbone is of parental love & loss of freedom; with perhaps the most monstrous villain I have ever seen for the fact that we watch him grow from an envious & arrogant doctor into something not human who doesn't even realize how truly evil he has become--& even more chilling is that he is not an over-the-top villain but someone who you could actually & unfortunately meet; & is aided by a grimly black climax & surprisingly upsetting ending.
There is a potent emotional & disturbing power behind this work & it haunts you long after closing its covers.
Despite some flaws in the art (occasionally odd body proportions), the unnatural yet vivid color palate somehow intensifies the cold, lonely feeling of isolation, & the characters are given soul-filled eyes that pierce.

So what is the answer to this question...?

4.5 stars rounded up.

I would also recommend the rare-to-find series 'NYX: Wannabe', the first 2 exhilarating volumes of `New X-Men: childhood's end', as well as 'X-23: Target X' by the same authors, though all pale in comparison to this inspired gem.
4.0 out of 5 stars BAM! Dec 1 2013
By Hannah McCoin - Published on Amazon.com
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LOVED IT! Gave me something to do during the father daughter dance while I sat in the foyer. A-mazing, just BAM!
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it Oct. 8 2013
By Karl C. Canaii - Published on Amazon.com
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Good background story. Finally find out how X-23 was created, I definitely enjoyed dark twist in the story. Good read
4.0 out of 5 stars good stuff July 5 2013
By B - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoyed this. Gritty and in your face....just the way a story related to Wolverine should be. Highly recommended.

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