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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

40. X-Men vs Fantastic Four by Chris Claremont, Stan Lee, et al.



Title: X-Men vs Fantastic Four
Related Series: X-Men
Authors: Chris Claremont, Stan Lee, et al.
Copyright: 2010 (1965, 1987)
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780785138075
Publisher: Marvel
Twitter: @marvel
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
Finished: 5-20-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10, 1010 Challenge (Graphic novel category)

From Amazon:
Old soldiers may fade away, but so do young mutants! On the verge of disintegration, Kitty Pryde seems resigned to her doom - but the X-Men will do anything to save her, even bargain with a worse doom... Doctor Doom! What stunning secret prevents Mr. Fantastic and the Fantastic Four from saving the day instead? Is he terrified of failing because his greatest failure, the fateful rocket flight, might have really been his greatest success? Do the answers all come down to wunderkind Franklin Richards? Plus: the classic tale of the two teams' original face-off in Marvel's early era! Collects Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men #1-4, and Fantastic Four #28.

Not a whole lot to tell here. This was basically an excuse to put out another miniseries to try to make some more money disguised as a loosely written plot to heal Shadowcat from the injuries she incurred during the Mutant Massacre. It all feels a little dated and forced, but it keeps the story moving along from the Mutant Massacre.

Only recommended for diehard X-Men fans. Like me. I'm such a geek sometimes.

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