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Paperback X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic - Book 1 Book

ISBN: 0785128239

ISBN13: 9780785128236

X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic - Book 1

(Part of the X-Men (1991-2001) Series, Avengers (1963) (#401) Series, and X-Men: Onslaught - The Complete Epic (#1) Series)

It begins here! The saga that literally remade the Marvel Universe of the 1990s is collected in chronological order across four volumes! The psionic force of nature known only as Onslaught sprang... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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reminding us why comics suck so bad today.

Great read. This represents why comics were more creative and fun just a few years ago in the 90s in comparison to the overwhelmingly maudlin nostalgia fad that is currently dragging comic down to the creative depths (especially over at D(ullC comics, home of the mid life crisis of infinite reruns. Onslaught was fun, fresh and compelling. Well worth the read.

Ultimate Example of the Generation Gap

Here is the first of 4 X-Men books, chronicling the Onslaught Saga from the late 90's. Many people will praise it. Many people will hate it. This is one of the those books that marked the beginning of a downward trend for Marvel. I grew up in the 80's/90's. I was in Elementary school when the X-Men cartoon first aired. To me and my generation, that was our X-Men. We bought the toys, watched the show, read comics like "X-Cutioner's Song" and loved every minute of it. I think Onslaught marks the end of our era. "Fatal Attractions" was the highpoint, and "Onslaught" was the swan song. There was a lot that I remember and liked about this story. For my generation, Onslaught is a quiet classic. However, for those who grew up in the 60's/70's, Onslaught is one of those moments that burns them. They can't stand the bizarre, ridiculous plot twists, and cheap shocks. From an unbiased standpoint, I can see their point. This is not the X-Men they grew up with. This is not their style. It was our style. Essentially, the X-Men are facing a mysterious threat known as Onslaught that has been haunting them since the end of the "Age of Apocalypse". In this book, Onslaught is revealed and his plans for evolution and domination are set in motion. The story brings in the entire Marvel Universe and this was essentially the prelude to the Heroes Reborn series that relaunched Captain America, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, & the Avengers. At $30, the price is a bit high and should only be considered by people who know what they're getting into. My only disappointment with the book is the lack of material from the months of build-up to the story. In the original trades, the book starts with the Juggernaut story where he first utters the name "Onslaught". I think that would have been a nice addition to this new release. This really is a nostalgia book. Those who grew up with this era, should have a lot of fun remembering this story. Those who were already adults when this came out will loath it. Those who recently started reading comics recently will find it simplistic and lacking depth. Choose your path!

The begin of a great story

This is the first book about Onslaught treat, I think that the art is really great, and they try to resume the story because this crossover is too huge that involves all the X-men, avengers, spiderman and hulk, they resume all this books and describe you only the important facts that happens in other books (only a page) and of course that makes this collection more easy to read and less expensive. In this book begins the fighting with this monster. I can't wait to read the other 3 parts.

Onslaught - brings back memories

This story arc came out when I was a teenager, and it was right after I had my first serious experiences in reading comics. I've always loved Marvel, and got caught up in this story line to the point of near obsession. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstance I was never able to find out the resolution to the story arc, and subsequently never followed back to comics as a whole until just recently. I had been reading wikipedia articles about the Marvel universe, and really wanted to immerse myself back into this story arc and read to it's conclusion. I was able to get this first volume at a discount, and add a free gift card into the mix, it was probably more palatable to me than the other reviewers. I can't wait for the other volumes, and to get back into the rest of the Marvel univers.
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