Game Tape…late edition.

Comics were late this week, in the end that’s okay. There isn’t much to write about this week. Actually, there’s only one book I picked up upon which I feel compelled to comment. Fantastic Four, Wolverine and the X-Men, Resurrection Man, and Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. were all pretty much at their standard.

On a whim I picked up X-Men: Season One. I’m a sucker for stories with the first class, and I’m always curious how creative teams update the origin of Marvel’s Merry Mutants. This iteration was a pleasant surprise. Essentially, this isn’t the story of how the X-Men came the X-Mansion and fought Magneto. Instead, this one off tells how the five young mutants gelled into a team and a family. The story was well told through the view point of Jean Grey. Best of all, it cohesively weaves the story into key events of the first eighteen issues of the 1963 series. This is an excellent story that recounts the early days and covers events that fell into the gutters the first time around. Kudos to Dennis Hopeless for telling such an old and familiar story in a new and enjoyable fashion.

At the $24 price for a hardback book, it’s worth it. If the price gives you pause, wait for the inevitable soft cover version. You can thank me later.

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