Wednesday, 21 August 2013

X-Men Re-read: X-Men: Endangered Species

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The Great X-Men Re-read

X-Men: Endangered Species

Collects: X-Men: Endangered Species #1, back-up stories from X-Men #200-204, X-Factor #21-24, Uncanny X-Men #488-491, New X-Men #40-42
Writer(s): Mike Carey, Christopher Yost, and Christos Gage
Penciller(s): Scot Eaton, Mark Bagley, and Mike Perkins

The Beast attempts to diagnose and fix the effects of M-Day.

Quick Synopsis
Core Cast: Beast
After another mutant funeral, we follow Beast on his quest to investigate the science behind the M-Day depowering of mutants.

This search leads him across the Marvel Universe, speaking to Doctor Strange, the High Evolutionary, the amnesiac Scarlet Witch amongst others.

The meat of the story comes when Beast teams with Dark Beast (his counterpart from the Age of Apocalypse timeline) which raises intresting ethical issues, which cumilate when Dark Beast tries to experiment on one the Guthrie's children.

Endangered Species is a tour across the post-House of M Marvel Universe, and rams home the direness of the situation that the mutants are currently in whilst establishing via various characters that the removal of the X-gene cannot be solved easily by science or magic.

Final Words
Hammers home the current status quo, before Messiah CompleX.

9 / 10

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