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Dawn of X Vol. 3 by Benjamin Percy, Jonathan Hickman, Gerry Duggan

raul3893's review

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3.0

3.5 for the whole volume

X-Men: 3.5 I like that instead of just someone that hates mutants, it was someone that loves plants

Marauders: 4 not as fun as the other ones but still good, Marauders continue to carry these collections

Excalibur: 3 I’m pretty tired of this storyline, I can’t wait for it to end especially because because the magic aspect makes this has a lot of potential, maybe I’ll read the original run

New Mutants: 3 can we go back to space, at least the setting was cool, and I know even less about these people

X-Force: 3.5 last one was more exiting but it was still good

Fallen Angels: 2 I really hate these series and I’m confused the whole time, at least it was short

surfmonkey01's review

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3.0

I’m basically reusing a review across this series, as it seems to hold as things go on. Overall it’s a bunch of highs and lows. Some books are consistently excellent (Marauders, X-Force, Wolverine, and it looks like X-Factor & Hellions will join that group) while some are middling to mediocre (Excalibur being the worst of the lot, plus Cable being so-so, and the main X-Men book varying in quality from one issue to the next). I’m still reading, so the overall whole is quality, and the whole setting that they’ve established is still unique and intriguing. It’s like a house of cards that we know is doomed to fall eventually, it’s just a question of when and how)

cassie_grace's review

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3.0

The individual titles continue to vary in quality. X-Men and Marauders are great, X-Force and Excalibur are good, Fallen Angels and New Mutants are weaker.

toffeeredraider's review

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adventurous challenging dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

common_writer's review

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adventurous challenging dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.25

jakes89's review

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adventurous dark emotional medium-paced

3.0

jammasterjamie's review

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3.0

Fairly decent mid-arc installments. Nothing that stood out as awesome, nothing that horribly annoyed me.

matthewclan's review

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medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

crookedtreehouse's review

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4.0

Many of the third issues of the new X-series check in on characters we haven't dealt with in a while:

Marauders gives us Egg and Shinobi Shaw, Excalibur's use of Rictor in the story has me intrigued to see where the story is going (though I could always do without Pete Wisdom), and New Mutants gives us Armor, Glob, Boom-Boom, Sage, Beak and Angel (not Archangel, the Angel from Grant Morrison's New X-Men run) and their kids.

Apart from rolling my eyes at Pete Wisdom's return, I thought al of these check-ins were thoughtful and a good way to expand characters without making everything too confusing. New Mutants, in particular, does a great job at giving us a context for these characters instead of just assuming everyone knows the entire X-continuity. But [a:Ed Brisson|5283355|Ed Brisson|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1540873406p2/5283355.jpg] also does it in a way that isn't tiresome for those of us who Have read most to all of X-continuity. I'm greatly looking forward to seeing what else he does on the title.

The only really weak spot in this volume is the consistently underwhelming Fallen Angels. I think the art is consistently too dark, the open panel layout makes every image seem swallowed, and [a:Bryan Hill|19920633|Bryan Hill|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-632230dc9882b4352d753eedf9396530.png] doesn't make any of his characters, hero or villain, in any well compelling. The story is hot tap water on a hot day.

Getting to this volume was totally worth reading through the less impressive volume two. I continue to believe this is the best way to read the 2019/2020 X-books.

yasminaya's review

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0