niibooksy's review

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3.0

3.5

This was an interesting event, and as far as x-men events go, quite simple. However that did make is a little lacking. Emma's character, as intriguing as it normally is, was a little one dimensional in the main issues. We also had to wait a while to actually see some action from the X-men. I did however really like the side stories 'X-men Utopia: Confession' and the two X-men Legacy issues.

anobrega85's review

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4.0

Utopia is probably one of the best built Marvel HC collections I've read. It includes Utopia by Matt Fraction and Dark Reign: The Cabal, Dark X-men: The Beginning and two numbers of X-men Legacy.
Even for one who knew nothing about the "Dark Reign", this was a very good start, being a great take on the theme, showing the X-men's role and Norman Osborn's scheme to take care of the mutants. It allows the reader to peek into Osborn's mind, to understand his behaviour and his plans for the humanity he somewhat and somehow leads. I was amazed by Emma Frost's part on the whole creation of the Dark X-men, her secrets from everyone, even the reader, her aims and preparations, and with how it all connects with Cyclops' program for the mutants he leads.
Matt Fraction's Utopia is, in my opinion, the best written and the most engaging part of the book and Dark X-men: The Beginning was probably the least integrated part (unavoidably, given it consists of small takes on the recruiting of different characters), although still very important to understand some motivations behind those mutants that seem to follow Osborn and to see how he comes to surround himself with so many powerful people.
I recommend this for any X-men fan and for all that enjoy reading about the Dark Reign arc, mainly for those who are curious to understand how the mutants came to be where, who and how they are now.

olsenc's review

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4.0

Great crossover event with many different X-charactes getting the spotlight. Good balance of character development and story.

flashahahhh's review

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4.0

So, so good! This is my first dip into X-Men/Avengers and has left me wanting so much more. It's full of characters from all over the Marvel universe and gives you just enough to learn who they all are, especially through the short stories that follow the main plot. I've got to get me some X-Force now...

dreamsneverend's review

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3.0

Fue bastante regular, algo falto, algo me dejo vacia y no se qué pudo ser. Esperaba mucho más, pero al menos pase un buen rato con esta lectura.
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