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Book Title: X-Men: Days of Future Past|
The author of the book: Chris Claremont
ISBN 13: 9780785115601
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 767 KB
Date of issue: June 7th 2006
Read full description of the books X-Men: Days of Future Past:One of the strongest X-Men stories ever
This edition not only include the main story "Days of Future Past" but also several issues before and after of the story. This particular collected TPB contains "Uncanny X-Men" #138 - 143 and also the "X-Men" Annual #4. So, my rating is an overall average based on the sum of all individual ratings per story.
Chris Claremont (Writer) & John Byrne (Illustrator), both co-plotters
Also: John Romita, Jr. (Illustrator) (in the Annual)
Uncanny X-Men #138
Rating: ***** ( 5 stars )
...Here I sit...alone! Now, for the first time, I realize how it must have been for the Professor all these long months...always apart, always alone...
This is an astonishing account of the major events of the X-Men history since its beginning to date (1981) narrated by not other than Scott Summers aka Cyclops!, the leader of the team. Told from his personal point of view, he takes the audience in an uncanny journey through the happiest and saddest moments. All done in one single issue! Definitely a marvelous reading.
X-Men Annual #4
Rating: **** ( 4 stars )
Good evening. My name is Stephen Strange. I am a... physician. I believe I am expected.
Nightcrawler aka Kurt Wagner is celebrating his 21st birthday but an unexpected gift takes his soul to a hellish place that only the guest starring of Doctor Strange can help to the X-Men to go there and to help to save Nightcrawler's soul!
...SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES! & RAGE!
Uncanny X-Men #139 & #140
Rating: *** ( 3 stars )
I fought that monster durin' my first mission, as Wolverine, for Department "H". My first mission-- My only failure. I'd been sent to deal with the Hulk.
While, Professor X and Storm are doing their best efforts to make feel at home to the newest member in the X-Men, Kitty Pryde; Wolverine travels to Canada, to make peaces with his old friends, James MacDonald Hudson (Vindicator) and his wife, Heather Hudson. Nightcrawler signs up to go along with Wolverine.
When Wolverine and Nightcrawler are able to reach James MacDonald Hudson aka Vindicator, he is on an official mission of Alpha Flight, the Canadian government's sanctioned super-hero team. Alpha Flight is tracking a mysterious monster and the team is decimated due some members are away in another mission over USA, so Vindicator is having only Shaman and Snowbird. Soon enough, Wolverine knows that the monster has to be the Wendigo, which he has some reckoning to do, so he offered his help to find the monster.
DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Uncanny X-Men #141 & #142
Rating: ***** ( 5 stars )
Our actions may not make things better--for humanity or mutantkind--but they cannot make them worse.
One of the most famous and celebrated stories of the X-Men titles, if not the best, or the only one able to compete against The Dark Phoenix saga, but taking in account that Days of Future Past was developed in only two comic book issues, that's something astonishing impressive!
Those "good ol' days" where creative teams aren't mandated by the publishing house to extend any storyline to 6 issues at least thinking already in the marketing of the trade-paperback. (Notice that here, Marvel needed to "fill up" the TPB edition with other issues to be to able to charge what they want for the TPB)
1980: Kitty Pryde is 13 and a half years old, making her the youngest student ever included into the X-Men team so far. She is the newest addition to the team. She is shy and sweet.
2013: Kate Pryde is 43 and a half years old, making her one of the very few mutant survivors after the Sentinels took over the country. She is the only hope to save humanity and mutantkind. She is outspoken and driven.
The Fantastic Four are dead. The Avengers are dead. The X-Men are mostly dead. And only like 5 mutants are still alive but living in concentration camps. The Sentinels are ruling USA.
A crucial moment, in 1980, was the trigger to this dark future, so the solution is clear... the past must be changed!
So a bold plan is forged to send the "conscience" of the old Kate Pryde to reach the body of the young Kitty Pryde, back in the past, to prevent that that future may ocurr.
Literally there was a "before" and an "after" in the X-Men's comic book history with the publication of this story.
Uncanny X-Men #143
Rating: ***** ( 5 stars )
Finally, they're all gone. Omigosh! What am I saying?! They are all gone! I'm all alone!
Shy and sweet Kitty Pryde is all alone in the X-Mansion, but soon enough she will have a lethal visit and she will have to deal with it all by herself!
A lonely remmant of the N'Garai monsters reaches the X-Mansion and it's up to Kitty to defend home against this nightmarish creature!
Read information about the authorChris Claremont is a writer of American comic books, best known for his 16-year (1975-1991) stint on Uncanny X-Men, during which the series became one of the comic book industry's most successful properties.
Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Horse Comics. He also wrote a few issues of the series WildC.A.T.s (volume 1, issues #10-13) at Image Comics, which introduced his creator-owned character, Huntsman.
Outside of comics, Claremont co-wrote the Chronicles of the Shadow War trilogy, Shadow Moon (1995), Shadow Dawn (1996), and Shadow Star (1999), with George Lucas. This trilogy continues the story of Elora Danan from the movie Willow. In the 1980s, he also wrote a science fiction trilogy about female starship pilot Nicole Shea, consisting of First Flight (1987), Grounded! (1991), and Sundowner (1994). Claremont was also a contributor to the Wild Cards anthology series.
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