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Review: X-Men: Regenesis #1 (One-Shot)

Posted By: chrisb
Tue, 10/11/2011 - 21:33

Two friends and teammates, men who have been through everything together over countless years, have decided to go their separate ways. And in doing so, they have not only dissolved their friendship, but they have also torn the entire mutant race asunder. Who will stay a fighter and who will become a student? This book reveals it all!

Kieron Gillen has taken a concept that could have become just another set up issue for a bigger story and made it a must read for all X fans! He breaks the X family into squads, choosing to follow one feral leader or another, a scenario that is quite clever and brings depth to the story. But the best part of the story is the well thought out reasons why most of the key X characters have for choosing one side over another. If you have been reading the X books over the past few years, some of the decisions are easy to see coming, but others hit you from the blind side. By book's end, both leaders stand mentally and emotionally bloodied, but standing strong with their newly formed clans. 

Do you essentially need this book to be able to understand the new lineups across the X books? No, it is not necessarily needed - but you still wouldn't want to miss it! Gillen's tale is fresh and unique, and his character development is top notch. It will be a cornerstone book in what happens next, and what happens next will change the face of the mutant race for years to come!

Gillen and Tan serve up the perfect intro for a new and exciting era of everything X! Don't be the last to see what the Schism has wrought, and more importantly, "Whose side are YOU on?"