X men schism issue 3

Right, I’ve concluded that this isn’t a ‘jumping on’ point for the X-Men. Not that it’s being sold like that but I’ve just figured out who all those youngsters are that wondering around and that’s only due to the link it has with Generation Hope ergo the youngsters are the ‘team’ of that title.

Speaking of children we get a clearer insight into the new Hellfire Club. And there exploitation of the X-Men’s individual weaknesses. Though it does make me think why no one has thought of this tactic before (maybe they have and I’ve not been around to see it).

A couple of questions come to mind including an object that there is one of suddenly multiplying. Why Wolverine so protective of Idie? is another. Plus when did Wolverine become think first and Scott become so mission over people focused?

Another think that is slowly starting to bug my that’s £2.99 for 25 pages with 22 pages of actual story. Is it just me that finds that pricey?

Overall this is turning into a slightly more confusing tale than expected. It’s a story talking to itself if that makes sense. And after this mornings post I’m wondering if it’s worth continuing?

4 Thoughts on “Review: X-Men Schism #3 of 5 (Marvel Comics)

  1. Kitty-Kat-Kathryn on 22 August, 2011 at 5:23 pm said:

    “Another think that is slowly starting to bug my that’s £2.99 for 25 pages with 22 pages of actual story. Is it just me that finds that pricey?”
    No, but this is where I would generally say buying singles is a fool’s errand. You’re paying £3-4 for an issue whereas most trades cost about £10 from Amazon. So, for a 5 issue series, you’re paying £15-20 in total to read it over the course of five months, whereas a trade can be read in a single sitting for £10. I think the last single I bought was Wonder Woman #600!

    I think you should stop, personally. If you’re not getting anything out of it, which you clearly aren’t, then stop. There are better trades, such as DC’s Batwoman Elegy, that will make more sense to you, are better value buys and are just more fun. Elegy isn’t the best example for a starter graphic (Although it’s my first DC one), but I certainly enjoyed what I understood of it (A redheaded ex-military lesbian in a skin tight costume kicking arse, in other words).

    I broke into X-Men via Deadpool, funnily enough. I started from Volume #1 of the recent trades, which is set during the Secret Invasion, but you don’t need to know all that much about the event to enjoy it. The next volume deals with Thunderbolts, then you’ve got Utopia and so forth. You get a simplified view of the events in Universe 616/the X-Men stories which you can then use to branch out into the events proper.

    I don’t think there’s going to be a fully suitable X-Men entry issue unless they pull a DC and completely reboot. It’s gotten too complex and wrapped up in different teams (X-Factor, X-Force, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, New Mutants, Hellions etc), so to fully understand an event like Manifest Destiny (Which I believe is the precursor to what you’re reading in a way), you need to read issues from various series.

  2. It’s true, X-men has some of the most convoluted and complex stories around. The titles weave in and out of each other so much, and Wolverine is on every single team plus the Avengers, it started to get ridiculous. I’ve not tried to read them in a few years because of how involved its become.

    £2.99 is a little steep for a single issue, I think the most I’ve paid before was £2.85, but you’re right, it is a lot and unless I have to read the comic the day or week it comes out, I will switch to the trade after the first couple of issues. If it hooks me and I’m enjoying it, I’ll go to the trade thereafter for Marvel and DC. Other publishers are a slightly different story.

    This is definitely where DC will win in the short term, people all over the world can try stuff digitally on the day its released in the US and there’s no clutter, no space issues, no delays for postage and physically sending the book halfway around the world, and also no worries about recycling or reselling the single issues that are taking up space.

    Unless you’re absolutely invested in the characters, I’d say switch to the trade.

    • Kitty-Kat-Kathryn on 24 August, 2011 at 1:35 pm said:

      I’d suggest that going fully trade is probably the best option. It’s a lot easier to store a trade as you just put it on a shelf, whereas comics you’re best putting them in acid-free bags with acid-free boards, and then generally in a ‘specialised’ box. For 100 comics, and using Reed Comics as an example, that’s £18 for bags and boards, although most come with at least bags so it’d be about £12.

      If I buy singles these days, which I practically never do, it’s special issues, such as Wonder Woman #600 which was a fairly special one. The next singles I’ll likely get are three of the reboot titles (Batwoman, Batgirl and Wonder Woman) and then I’ll be waiting for the trades.

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