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Paperback The Origin of Generation X...: Tales of the Phalanx Covenant Book

ISBN: 0785102167

ISBN13: 9780785102168

The Origin of Generation X...: Tales of the Phalanx Covenant

(Part of the X-Men (1991-2001) Series, Cable (1993) (#16) Series, and Generation X (1994) Series)

Humanity is helpless against the onslaught of the assimilation the Phalanx brings. Those creatures that are genetically different, known to us as mutants, possess the ability to defend themselves... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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5 ratings

varied, but def. not for newbies.

this book includes the 3 storylines that were made up x-men crossover called "the phalanx covenant". the first storyline (reprinting uncanny x-men #316-317 and x-men #36-37) features the characters that would eventually become the x-men group known as generation x, and is def. the best of the 3. highlights include banshee rejoining the x-men family and the surprise cooperation of the white queen and sabretooth. the second story (x-factor #106, x-force #38, and excalibur #82) is less focused and features so many characters and situations that were set up before these books that newbies will prob. be very confused. the story works best when it concentrates on rahne (aka wolfsbane), cannonball, and the cypher-warlock entity called "douglock". the last is a two-parter (wolverine #85, cable #16) featuring wolverine, cable, jean grey, and cyclops, and is pretty decent although not particularly original. although again newbies will be wondering details like who hodge and lang are, which will detract from their enjoyment. as a bonus the book reprints generation x #1 which introduces chamber and penance. the artwork and writing are all representative of marvel's 90's roster (inc. andy and adam kubert, scott lobdell, fabian nicieza, etc.), and although the 90's isn't really thought of as being a golden age of marvel comics there's some good stuff here. also includes some concept art by bachalo.

One of the Best

This series was something of a rebirth of my interest in the X-Men. It had been a long time since I'd read of new and interesting heroes, and these ones were definitely enough to keep my attention going. A definite read for any X-Men fan, regardless of previous knowledge.


I thought this book was one of the best books I have ever read. A perfectly drawn Gen X reality. It reflects the comic book perfectly.

Scott Lobdell can really write a good book.

This book is a good read. It should be considering that Scott Lobdell co-created the comic book series. Even if you have never read the Gen-X comic you should like this book.

X-Men fans unite!!!!!!

This book spotlights the newcomers in the X-books, the kids of Generation X. These kids are witty and intelligent, and they use their mutant powers for good. I think this book is really good, especially since it is written by the writer of the series, Scott Lobdell. A very good read
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