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New alliances are forged as old friendships are rekindled, but one thing is certain: The X-Men will never be the same! With the team split in two, the Uncanny X-Men must face the unbridled force of the Fury on two sides of the globe! Will the villain's "divide-and-conquer" plan prove to be the X-Men's ultimate undoing? Collecting Uncanny X-Men #444-449. New alliances are forged as old friendships are rekindled, but one thing is certain: The X-Men will never be the same! With the team split in two, the Uncanny X-Men must face the unbridled force of the Fury on two sides of the globe! Will the villain's "divide-and-conquer" plan prove to be the X-Men's ultimate undoing? Collecting Uncanny X-Men #444-449.


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New alliances are forged as old friendships are rekindled, but one thing is certain: The X-Men will never be the same! With the team split in two, the Uncanny X-Men must face the unbridled force of the Fury on two sides of the globe! Will the villain's "divide-and-conquer" plan prove to be the X-Men's ultimate undoing? Collecting Uncanny X-Men #444-449. New alliances are forged as old friendships are rekindled, but one thing is certain: The X-Men will never be the same! With the team split in two, the Uncanny X-Men must face the unbridled force of the Fury on two sides of the globe! Will the villain's "divide-and-conquer" plan prove to be the X-Men's ultimate undoing? Collecting Uncanny X-Men #444-449.

30 review for Uncanny X-Men: The New Age, Volume 1: The End of History

  1. 5 out of 5

    James

    3.5 stars. Wolverine and Kurt go on a rescue mission to save some kids. Of course the Mutant haters try to blame them for the incident. Later, Sam, Rachel and Bishop head it to visit Captain Britain only to find the house empty and end up getting attack by a pretty strong individual. They come out of that only to find themselves in the thrall of Viper in murderworld. The Viper story carries on and ends with a cliffhanger. Pretty solid volume.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Baba

    This is a review of all five volumes of Uncanny X-Men: The New Age. Nothing to add for the other volumes. Chris Claremont just stayed way too long. This covers the period before and after House of M. Because of 8 pretty good issues across 36+ issues, the final rating is 5 out of 12 from me. Best advice... Don't bother. This is a review of all five volumes of Uncanny X-Men: The New Age. Nothing to add for the other volumes. Chris Claremont just stayed way too long. This covers the period before and after House of M. Because of 8 pretty good issues across 36+ issues, the final rating is 5 out of 12 from me. Best advice... Don't bother.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Liz (Quirky Cat)

    So this may be a bit confusing to anybody that hasn’t been following the X-Men comics up until now, but Volume one doesn’t always mean that it’s the first in the series. More like it’s the start of a new long term plot. The End of History actually starts with Uncanny X-Men #444, to put that in perspective for you. While most of Claremont’s work in Uncanny X-Men has been popular, this series had a rather lackluster fan response. That’s likely due in part to the fact that the plot before this one So this may be a bit confusing to anybody that hasn’t been following the X-Men comics up until now, but Volume one doesn’t always mean that it’s the first in the series. More like it’s the start of a new long term plot. The End of History actually starts with Uncanny X-Men #444, to put that in perspective for you. While most of Claremont’s work in Uncanny X-Men has been popular, this series had a rather lackluster fan response. That’s likely due in part to the fact that the plot before this one was darker and heavier – and thus a difficult act to follow. It probably also had something to do with the plot and overall tones with the series. (view spoiler)[ This volume felt like it was missing something. I think that’s the best way to explain it. I know that it’s probably because they’re still recovering from what has happened to them in the past, but at the same time that doesn’t really change the facts. I kept putting this volume down, getting distracted by this and that. I feel bad admitting that…but it is the truth. It was nice seeing the team back together again. Well, most of the team. I haven’t read as much X-Men as I’d like, and I thought going back to here was a good starting ground for me. While I wasn’t thrilled with this volume I do think I’m going to continue my read through. There are some funny moments that happen in this volume, as well as a few really great fight scenes. So I have to give them credit for that. There’s also the whole Wolverine acting without talking about it thing, thus surprising the whole team…but that’s not really a new thing, is it? The antagonist for this volume was interesting. It was my first time seeing him, so for a minute I actually got him confused with another character/event that happens. When I realized my mistake I was okay with it though. I still enjoyed the twists involved, probably more so because I really didn’t see them coming. The nice thing about X-Men, or the bad thing, depending on how you want to look at it, is that there are always new characters being introduced into X-Men. Now, since I haven’t read a ton I can’t say for certain if the characters here are actually new. But they are new to me, and that’s enough. It’s sometimes fun getting to know newer characters. Especially when you’ve been craving change. I do hope that the next few volumes pick up the pace, as this one was a bit on the slower side for my liking. I’m looking forward to seeing what the next volume will have in store. Will the same characters be involved? Or will they switch out? Those are rhetorical questions by the way, so don’t tell me the answers! I’ll find out soon enough. (hide spoiler)] For more reviews, check out Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks

  4. 5 out of 5

    Adam Stone

    This is basically a continuation of Claremont's incredibly dated and not very interesting X-Treme X-Men run. It's many of the same characters, in many of the same boring scenarios he has written before, and will write again. The first issue has nods to other books taking place at the same time (Academy X and the main X-Men title) but after that intriguing first issue, Claremont introduces Fury, yet another adapting androidish creature who Can't Be Stopped! Until it is. There's also a heavy focus o This is basically a continuation of Claremont's incredibly dated and not very interesting X-Treme X-Men run. It's many of the same characters, in many of the same boring scenarios he has written before, and will write again. The first issue has nods to other books taking place at the same time (Academy X and the main X-Men title) but after that intriguing first issue, Claremont introduces Fury, yet another adapting androidish creature who Can't Be Stopped! Until it is. There's also a heavy focus on Sage, who had the potential to be an interesting character, but never achieved it. There's also the Oh So Familiar And Boring Claremont/Davis twist where a character "dies" only to be revealed a page or two later as having been replaced by another team member, so everyone is totally fine! Deus Ex Claremont. If you're a fan of modern comic writing, you can completely skip the entire 21st century Claremont run on Uncanny X-Men. But if you like 80s style over-narration and completely obvious storylines, then this is a solid read. Neither Claremont nor Davis ever really evolved as storytellers (while Davis's pencils have evolved over the years, his panelling and contributions to stories has not), so if you really love their work, you'll find this comfortable and famliar. Especially if you were into their Excalibur run, which gets some return time in this volume.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chris Witt

    I was excited when I heard Chris Claremont had returned to the X-Men after a long absence. I read X-Men a lot when I was in junior high and high school and LOVED it... At least until Claremont left. Then the series went south in a hurry (in my opinion). But this series may as well have been titled "Uncanny X-Men: You Can't Go Home Again". Melodramatic. A boring villain who carries no explanation for where he/it came from. I was a bit bummed. But it did save me a few bucks since I had no urge to f I was excited when I heard Chris Claremont had returned to the X-Men after a long absence. I read X-Men a lot when I was in junior high and high school and LOVED it... At least until Claremont left. Then the series went south in a hurry (in my opinion). But this series may as well have been titled "Uncanny X-Men: You Can't Go Home Again". Melodramatic. A boring villain who carries no explanation for where he/it came from. I was a bit bummed. But it did save me a few bucks since I had no urge to follow Claremont's return to the series any further than this first volume.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Josh

    This was a good TPB. As I am just getting back into comics, it was a good starting part in the uncanny x-men series(which is several hundered comics large right now), but still had some characters who I was not familiar with.

  7. 4 out of 5

    William Johnson

    So my chronological read-through of X-Men, starting in 2001, got up to 2006 before I had to backtrack a bit and see how events were playing out with other members of the team as after New X-Men, I stuck with the Institute team (Cyclops, Emma Frost, Beast, Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, etc). So I'm going back a few years to see what Nightcrawler, Storm, Bishop, etc were up to between 2004 and 2006 (through right before House of M, M-Day, Decimation, and before Civil War). Arcs Covered: Uncanny X-Men (196 So my chronological read-through of X-Men, starting in 2001, got up to 2006 before I had to backtrack a bit and see how events were playing out with other members of the team as after New X-Men, I stuck with the Institute team (Cyclops, Emma Frost, Beast, Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, etc). So I'm going back a few years to see what Nightcrawler, Storm, Bishop, etc were up to between 2004 and 2006 (through right before House of M, M-Day, Decimation, and before Civil War). Arcs Covered: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #444 to #447, The End of History: This was Chris Claremont's return to the book and it was titled RELOAD to get things back on track from previous storylines deemed too weak and/or stupid. This one sees Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Marvel Girl, Bishop, Sage, and Cannonball go up against a hyper-intelligent, adaptable robot named The Fury. Uncanny X-Men (1963) #448 and #449: Non-arc set of issues involving the X-Men reconnecting with Captain Brittain and Meghan, who are acting very weird, before being captured by Viper and put into the Arcade-less Murderworld.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Al Gritten

    Claremont lives up to his usual standard of story-telling and this one is another in a long line of goor solid stories by him. A little action, a little intrigue, a little romance, and several different takes on various 'isms', ageism, sexism, racism - all of the issues that X-men has always explored. But for this reader it is really Davis' pencils along with a talented team of artists that makes the book. The art is superb and it almost outshines the story at points. Well done! 'Nuff said. Claremont lives up to his usual standard of story-telling and this one is another in a long line of goor solid stories by him. A little action, a little intrigue, a little romance, and several different takes on various 'isms', ageism, sexism, racism - all of the issues that X-men has always explored. But for this reader it is really Davis' pencils along with a talented team of artists that makes the book. The art is superb and it almost outshines the story at points. Well done! 'Nuff said.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tim B

    How could you not like a book by Claremont and Alan Davis that takes place predominantly at Braddock Manor?!? Sage become very very important. Brian Braddock’s voice is on shown on the phone early, but it is actually the Fury. The fury is such an interesting villain from the Mad Jim Jaspers storyline. When Brian actually shows up, we are not even sure if it is him because now Jamie is back around pulling the strings of reality. This was a great collection from beginning to end.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Zac

    Claremont’s return manages to deliver a slap in the face to New X-Men’s progressive subject matter and totally deride all the complex plots and character development Morrison established in one fell swoop. He reverts to outdated cliche storytelling and reverts many of the characters who came into their own in New X-Men to static, flat one-note caricatures, as opposed to their fully developed, modernized, more complex complex characters of the relatable, socially-conscious Morrison run.

  11. 5 out of 5

    C

    Continuing the x-read of 2017... Seriously, was Claremont suddenly writing every x-book at this point in 2004/2005? He certainly feels a little stretched thin. It isn't a bad volume, it's just kind of boring. And Claremont continues to push Sage as this uber-X-Woman, the savior of the team over and over. Am I the only one who really can't stand the character? Continuing the x-read of 2017... Seriously, was Claremont suddenly writing every x-book at this point in 2004/2005? He certainly feels a little stretched thin. It isn't a bad volume, it's just kind of boring. And Claremont continues to push Sage as this uber-X-Woman, the savior of the team over and over. Am I the only one who really can't stand the character?

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jdetrick

    I wanted something different after Chuck Austen, and instead we get something old, in more Chris Claremont. This isn't his worst work on the title, but it feels like we've stepped back in time. Instead of moving the book forward, he's replaying some of his favorite themes with his favorite old characters. I wanted something different after Chuck Austen, and instead we get something old, in more Chris Claremont. This isn't his worst work on the title, but it feels like we've stepped back in time. Instead of moving the book forward, he's replaying some of his favorite themes with his favorite old characters.

  13. 4 out of 5

    B

    I'm sure this was a huge letdown after the Morrison run, but I'm coming from the Austen run and it's a big step up. It just feels like a real X-Men story. Not a great story. But one that fits and is trying to hit the marks. I'm sure this was a huge letdown after the Morrison run, but I'm coming from the Austen run and it's a big step up. It just feels like a real X-Men story. Not a great story. But one that fits and is trying to hit the marks.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Roman Colombo

    Claremont brings a bit of fun and adventure to the X-Men, and packs a lot into a story with his classic style. Sometimes his old cliches still come through, but it's fun. And Alan Davis's art is really good. Claremont brings a bit of fun and adventure to the X-Men, and packs a lot into a story with his classic style. Sometimes his old cliches still come through, but it's fun. And Alan Davis's art is really good.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jesse Deleon

    Indeed a new age. Thank you Chris Claremont for The New Age Vol. 1 . I love that you have given me a new look at X- Men universe.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Stephan van Velzen

    Definitely a whole lot better than The Astonishing X-Men. I didn't like the second story, but I adored the first. Definitely a whole lot better than The Astonishing X-Men. I didn't like the second story, but I adored the first.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marvin Simmons

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. cool

  18. 4 out of 5

    James Bowman

    This pseudo-relaunch of Uncanny X-Men has good concepts in it - mainly the idea of the X-Men being government-sanctioned mutant cops - but the execution seems halfhearted. In particular, a lot of things seem incompletely plotted, with what sounds like several minutes of off-screen tragic moments in the first plot apparently happening in a few seconds, and it being unclear whether the final plot takes place in a simulation of London or the real London. Also, it's kind of weird seeing Rachel Summe This pseudo-relaunch of Uncanny X-Men has good concepts in it - mainly the idea of the X-Men being government-sanctioned mutant cops - but the execution seems halfhearted. In particular, a lot of things seem incompletely plotted, with what sounds like several minutes of off-screen tragic moments in the first plot apparently happening in a few seconds, and it being unclear whether the final plot takes place in a simulation of London or the real London. Also, it's kind of weird seeing Rachel Summers relegated to the little sister role in the team, when she was more of a big sister in the 1980s Excalibur run. On the other hand, we have a pretty cool extended battle with the Fury, from Alan Moore's Captain Britain (its presence isn't really explained either, but perhaps it was in later arcs). And Alan Davis's artwork in the first half is wonderful as usual. Those alone probably make the trade worth reading. (B)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Omni Theus

    Expected More OVERALL RATING: 2.5 stars Art: 4.25 stars Prose: 3.5 stars Plot: 2.25 stars Pacing: 2.5 stars Character Development: 2.75 stars World Building: 2 stars Claremont returns with a bit of a whiff here. Some linkages in the story line seemed too staged like the Cap. Brit./The Fury arc. Created an 'off' pacing feel. The backbone of a story is there but it all feels too rushed and very unrealistic. The next shift also felt silly. In fact that whole arc was crazy. But I will concede Claremont does Expected More OVERALL RATING: 2.5 stars Art: 4.25 stars Prose: 3.5 stars Plot: 2.25 stars Pacing: 2.5 stars Character Development: 2.75 stars World Building: 2 stars Claremont returns with a bit of a whiff here. Some linkages in the story line seemed too staged like the Cap. Brit./The Fury arc. Created an 'off' pacing feel. The backbone of a story is there but it all feels too rushed and very unrealistic. The next shift also felt silly. In fact that whole arc was crazy. But I will concede Claremont does get the group dynamics and the characters at his disposal. Helped plenty from some of the best artists in the industry. The ending of this arc also piques X fans' interest with a decent reveal. Hopefully the plot and story in general will mature as the series progresses.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Michael Barenbaum

    this was a strange run for the book. Coming off of an overly dark time the book was in a transitional period. Form the moment I read it I still recall being wowed by Allen Davis art an slightly underwhelmed by cris clearmont writing. I mean know one has writing the characters more over years. Like I said not his best but some of the new concepts work great. An some characters return who were not in the book for sometime. The new villains were the weak point of this volume. An I enjoyed the the c this was a strange run for the book. Coming off of an overly dark time the book was in a transitional period. Form the moment I read it I still recall being wowed by Allen Davis art an slightly underwhelmed by cris clearmont writing. I mean know one has writing the characters more over years. Like I said not his best but some of the new concepts work great. An some characters return who were not in the book for sometime. The new villains were the weak point of this volume. An I enjoyed the the characters picked for the team. This whole run I would say brought about a lot of changes the x men books but was the best but still slightly enjoyable.

  21. 4 out of 5

    LARRY

    As posted in [http://www.amazon.com]: As a fan of the X-Men and all the other X-titles, I was sorely disappointed in this graphic novel. The beginning, which featured a baseball game with the residents of X-Mansion, was perhaps the only best thing of the entire novel. After that, it just went downhill! The battle with the Fury just simply bored me. The Fury, to me, was simply a repackaged version of the Sentinels or Nimrod. Except this time, it's...well, computer vs. computer (Sage). Murderworld. As posted in [http://www.amazon.com]: As a fan of the X-Men and all the other X-titles, I was sorely disappointed in this graphic novel. The beginning, which featured a baseball game with the residents of X-Mansion, was perhaps the only best thing of the entire novel. After that, it just went downhill! The battle with the Fury just simply bored me. The Fury, to me, was simply a repackaged version of the Sentinels or Nimrod. Except this time, it's...well, computer vs. computer (Sage). Murderworld...should have stayed buried in the past. Blah!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lord

    Dull, dumb and uninspired. Mr. Claremont should realize this is the 21st century and he should leave the job to other writers. Or maybe I shouldn't have read the X-Men from Grant Morrison and Joss Whedon beforehand. The art is good, by the way. Dull, dumb and uninspired. Mr. Claremont should realize this is the 21st century and he should leave the job to other writers. Or maybe I shouldn't have read the X-Men from Grant Morrison and Joss Whedon beforehand. The art is good, by the way.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Avery

    At the beginning it starts out really slow and the don't do much. But towards the middle it starts too pick up. I would have say my favorite part is when they are fighting Sage and they have to take their friend down. I also like the ending and it's a big cliff hanger. At the beginning it starts out really slow and the don't do much. But towards the middle it starts too pick up. I would have say my favorite part is when they are fighting Sage and they have to take their friend down. I also like the ending and it's a big cliff hanger.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    I like the Wolverine-Storm-Nightcrawler team up. Sage was also a pretty decent character (one I am ultimately not familiar with yet).

  25. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    New team, Captain Britain's nemesis, and murderworld. It's ok, but nothing major in character development. New team, Captain Britain's nemesis, and murderworld. It's ok, but nothing major in character development.

  26. 5 out of 5

    C.

    Claremont's back . . . to remind you why he left in the first place. He's better than Austin, but that's like saying having breast cancer is better than bone cancer. Tired, uninspired, and tepid. Claremont's back . . . to remind you why he left in the first place. He's better than Austin, but that's like saying having breast cancer is better than bone cancer. Tired, uninspired, and tepid.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Enrique Peral

    Chris Claremont sólo molaba al principio. Al menos dibuja Alan Davis.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Frank Taranto

    Just shows me how far the X-men have changed since I read them regularly. Still, the artwork and story are enjoyable.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kris

  30. 5 out of 5

    Laura (ME)

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