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The Kindle version of “Inferno” is a mess. There is no navigation and the various issues are often out of order for the plot. Frankly, many of the comics here simply don’t hold up well after more than 25 years. The art doesn’t fit well for a collected story. There are some fine moments from the writers with Chris Claremont handling “X-Men” and Louise Simsonson pulling the strings on “X-Factor.” But there are some major problems as well, including the idiotic “X-Terminators” series by Simonson featuring some of the children associated with X-Factor including a kid with a high-tech wheelchair with rockets. Seriously. There are some fine moments here and some excellent fights. The main “X-Men” and “X-Factor” comics are great but the others, including a few “New Mutants” issues, are not up to that standard. There are a lot of important X-Men moments here but the parts are far greater than the whole.
The contents page lists the issues in story chronological order, and that's how you expect them to be sequenced in the e-book. But, super confusingly, the sequence bears no relation to the contents page. You get issues from each title grouped together, and the titles are almost displayed in alphabetical order, but not quite: New Mutants, X-Men, X-Factor, X-Terminators.
It makes the entire narrative impossible to read without shuttling back and forth to the contents page, to see which issue comes next. This might be manageable if you could click on a title to jump straight to that issue, but you can't. Even more annoyingly, bookmarks rare for some reason disabled, meaning that you'll waste ages scuttling around with the scrollbar.
Skip this edition! I've been reading iBooks versions of Marvel collections, and they seem a hell of a lot easier in navigation etc....
This is one of my all time favorite story lines. I remember waiting each month for the next issue then stealing...er...borrowing my brother's copy of X-Men and X-Factor. yes, I'm old. The only thing I did not like about this is the fact that it did not go in chronological order, but went through each title's story line and then moved to the next title. It made things a little disjointed and there was a lot of repetition that way. But I still love the story!!!
Is a fantastic collection on one of the greatest story arcs of the X-Men and MUTANTS in general, several artists that I enjoy, like Marc Silvestri among others... sadly, almost one third of the pages came out either blank or black, so I couldn't read nor see anything, missing a good chunk of what was going on, if it wasn't for that, I would have give a 5 stars review!
This did not age as well as I had hoped. The stories aren't really in order and many of the references are dated. That's all expected, but the worst part is most of this has been retconned out of existence. It's great for nostalgia, but not much else. If you loved late 80s X-men, it'll be nice to see these again, but won't mean much to new readers.
In the Fall of '88 when Marvel began this series I was just starting to read and learn of the X-Men. This epic saga left a big impression on me at the time. I was always puzzled though why Bob Harras and company didn't use Belasco in some capacity. But I enjoyed the complete story arc. Todd McFarlane's contributions were fun to read. Demons in New York...
X-Men: Inferno Vol. 1