Comic Review – Chris Claremont – The X-Men – Race The Wind

photo taken by me - Hulk comic cover - FAB Cafe, Manchester
Preston, England
September 10, 2016 2:52am CST
Marvel, 2009. Spoiler alerts With Wolverine missing, presumed dead (again), and Storm replaced by an imposter, the X-Men are severely divided. The team has split into two groups, one has followed Colossus to Russia, on a mission to rescue his sister from Cossack, who plans to resurrect a powerful entity called Magick. They are assisted by Colossus’s lover, The Black Widow, who has returned to her roots (she was first introduced in Iron Man as a Soviet spy). Meanwhile, in the US, Professor Xavier has discovered that the genetic mutation that gives the X-Men their abilities dooms them all to madness and young deaths. His research into a cure is hampered by assassination attempts by Sabretooth. The split story-line is well handled but both story threads are barely going when it all ends with a need to buy the next issue. Magick is just about to start fighting the Russian group and it all stops. Ha I bought this on its initial 2009 release I might well have been eager to get the next issue. Arthur Chappell
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@Jessicalynnt (47878)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Sep 16
hm, the madness and young deaths thing is odd, wasnt there always older mutants? or are they are younger in that
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• Preston, England
11 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt most are younger though Xavier and Magneto are older and Wolverine / Sabretooth are virtually immortal so the idea doesn't hold up to too much scrutiny
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
@arthurchappell I could see it in theory, body cant handle it, use up its own power too fast, risky behaviors, but as a fact? no
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@TRBRocks420 (86234)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Sep 16
Sounds like a good issue. I always liked X-men.
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