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X-Men: Deadly Genesis Paperback – Jan 10 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (Jan. 10 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785118306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785118305
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 0.6 x 26 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #430,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9dff8f90) out of 5 stars 23 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e000b94) out of 5 stars Post House Of M, Pre Rise & Fall Of Shi'ar Empire May 11 2009
By A. Monge - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I purchased this book after reading House Of M, eagerly wanting to know what happens next. This book provided some information on that front but more than that it completely introduces you to a whole new team of x-men. I was at first apprehensive to the thought of more "new" x-men but it actually tide in pretty well. Two new characters in particular, Darwin & Vulcan have actually become new favorites for me. Overall an enjoyable read.

After reading Deadly Genesis, I bought The Rise & Fall Of The Shi'ar Empire, which is amazing. I'd recommend the purchase of all these books (House Of M, Deadly Genesis, and Rise & Fall Of Shi'ar Empire) to any x-men/marvel fan.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e000de0) out of 5 stars Has its flaws, but it's a fun story Sept. 21 2008
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Other reviewers have commented on how this book is a big retroactive continuity mind-muck that shows a different version of what happened between the old X-Men series and the new (that murky period when the original book was running in reprints...) And while, yes, while on principle random retconning is kind of offensive, I still thought this was a pretty fun book, and definitely a "good read." I plowed through it, and even though I know it's leading towards some silly, overblown space opera with the Shi'ar Empire, I totally want to see what happens next.

This book was fun, and while there are some goofy plot holes, it's basically a pretty cool, pretty propulsive adventure story. I thought Brubaker handled it well, and came up with a few interesting new heros while he was at it. (Really, the only thing I found truly lame was a "secret origins"-style short story that showed a young Emma Frost working as a stripper at the Hellfire Club. A stripper? Seriously -- how lame is that? What a dumb, pointless and utterly hackneyed tweaking on the back-story of one of the most potent female characters in the Marvel Universe. Other than that, though, this book is totally worth checking out. Better than your average latter-day X-book. (Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain book reviews)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e000da4) out of 5 stars Brubaker begins Uncanny X-Men Sept. 1 2006
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The story of X-Men Deadly Genesis is just that, the beginning of a completely new (and apparently deadly) saga in the X-Men's lives. The story revolves around a new character called Vulcan and ties in very well with the original giant size X-Men, which is essential to read before taking on this book. I don't want to give to much away since a great deal of this book has to do with finding out secrets, but I'll say this much Vulcan takes some X-Men prisoner and it becomes obvious he has ties to them somewhere in their past.

The story has a few neat twists and the artwork is decent at times, but this story is mainly a prequel. Vulcan, the main character introduced here, is set to play a major role in the future of the X-Men and so reading this story as a stand alone can be somewhat of a let down. At the same time the story flows right into Brubaker's current workings on Uncanny X-Men and as such is essential to pick up if you are a fan or would like to see what's happening with the X-Men
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9de262b8) out of 5 stars One of X-Men's recent best. June 18 2011
By D. Moler - Published on
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I'm not sure about the bulk of reviews that didn't see this story in a positive light. Deadly Genesis shakes up the X-Universe in a very potent way, making Professor X more "human" in more ways that one. Most characters in superhero books are flat one-dimensional devices that just exist as tools to drive the story. Deadly Genesis rewrites that concept and adds a depth of humanism and dimensionality to some of the most important people in the X-Universe....not all people are just straight-up "good". Everyone makes mistakes, even really bad ones, but they can still be heroes. Deadly Genesis challenges our notion of what we define as "hero" and "human". I love this book and to me represents some of X-men's recent best, as well as sets up a dynamic within the team and Marvel's cosmos for years after it. Good job Brubaker!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9de26150) out of 5 stars Instant classic! May 18 2008
By Ken Baynton - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I honestly wonder if i read the same story as everyone else here. I think the idea that Xavier had sent in another team to Krakoa to save the xmen was really interesting. Especially in light of WHAT he did to cover it up. It sheds light on how manipulative Xavier can be and really leads into why Cyclops felt it necessary take the reigns of the Xmen from his hands.
The art is top notch and leaps off the page. The only problem i have is how Vulcan isn't really fleshed out as a character...he seems a little whiny.
I think this is a must have for anyone who follows the x-men, it redefines a lot of characters while paving the way for Scott Summers to quit being such a low self esteem b-tch.