X-Men, Volume 5: The Burning World

X Men Volume The Burning World When a sinkhole appears under mysterious circumstances in the middle of the Black Rock Desert the X Men go to investigate But little do they suspect that the phenomenon has connections to old alliesd

  • Title: X-Men, Volume 5: The Burning World
  • Author: G. Willow Wilson Roland Boschi
  • ISBN: 9780785197263
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a sinkhole appears under mysterious circumstances in the middle of the Black Rock Desert, the X Men go to investigate But little do they suspect that the phenomenon has connections to old alliesd enemies Then, trapped deep underground in the sinkhole, Storm battles her claustrophobia while trying to find answers Meanwhile, her teammates above ground discoverWhen a sinkhole appears under mysterious circumstances in the middle of the Black Rock Desert, the X Men go to investigate But little do they suspect that the phenomenon has connections to old alliesd enemies Then, trapped deep underground in the sinkhole, Storm battles her claustrophobia while trying to find answers Meanwhile, her teammates above ground discover that the phenomenon has ties to old enemiesCollecting X Men 23 26

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    1. 3.5I really liked the way Wilson wrote the dialogue for these characters. It wasn't a mind-blowing story or anything, but at least this time around the ladies felt like a natural team. Everything seemed more organic, I guess?I'm not sure whether or not that makes up for this being, on the whole, a very lackluster title, but at least now I know who I'd want writing it in the future. Although, I'm assuming this all-girl X-team is probably going away after Secret Wars. And, to be honest, that doesn [...]

    2. I love (really love) Wilson on Ms. Marvel, so I'm not at all surprised that I really enjoyed her on X-Men. Which is kind of strange, because the story is just sort of meh. Hence the two stars. It just wasn't terribly interesting to me. Where Wilson's writing does shine is her characters. Each character has a distinct voice that, to me, felt perfectly suited to the character. I liked Storm's internal narrative best, maybe for a strange reason. Her thoughts about weather are rather technical, or s [...]

    3. This was OK. Not especially bad, not especially good. There weren't any 'wow' moments but it didn't annoy me either.I think the only slight disappointment was that I'd have expected much better from G. Willow Wilson considering how much I love her work on Ms. Marvel. I suppose they can't all be zingers.

    4. "You feel the pain, you acknowledge it,and then you go right on to do whatever the Hellit is you were going to do anyway.()The pain, the confussion, the sense that the world is on fireAnd I think, I can fix this. I can make it stop.But I can't.Sometimes, you can't save things.And sometimes, we are the ones who need saving."Rachel, X-Men vol. 5 "The Burning World"That one was surprisingly good. Very much so.

    5. Holy shit, since when did Psylocke get a costume you might not feel pervy looking at? She's been one of the last undignified bathing-suit brigade, and I couldn't be happier that someone finally decided she felt more comfortable actually getting dressed.And who's this M (Monet) character? God, just when I think I'm up on all the interesting X-men, someone pulls another one out of some dark corner and shows me just how much there is yet to learn here. Interesting character, or at least someone I h [...]

    6. This whole series was a little underwhelming, and didn't have as many conclusions as I would have hoped, but if you take this volume as a stand alone it is pretty good. My main complaint with ALL of these volumes has been how ridiculously short they have been. How meaty can the story be when you only have X amount of pages to use to tell it??

    7. G. Willow Wilson is riding high over on Ms. Marvel, so it's no surprise she's branching out onto other Marvel properties, seeing this volume of X-Men off into the sunset with one final arc. It's nothing to write home about in terms of story, but Wilson's character moments are on point throughout this short four issue trade, with each issue told from a different character's point of view and all ringing true to form.The artwork from Roland Boschi isn't quite as good, often feeling like it lacks d [...]

    8. A short one shot. The X-Ladies know what they are doing. We didn't really need Gambit. You read it and tell me what you think.

    9. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this volume. After the last one, I fully expected another pile of crap, but this was actually pretty decent. The writing was better and so was the plot. Every character got a moment in the spotlight and a unique voice that didn't make them seem like an idiotic drama queen, but rather reflected the unique and commanding presence of each (Storm, Psylocke, Monet, and Rachel). That said, I'm still not really a fan of Monet or Rachel. I miss having Ro [...]

    10. A dull little 4 issue tale from the usually reliable G. Willow Wilson, the Burning World suffers from the lack of a clear theme to tie together the battling of a sentient storm and some pointless creatures that no one has any compunction about killing by the dozens. For only the most die-hard X-fans.

    11. I'm so sad that my beloved all female X-Men are done, but at least they got a last story written by G. Willow Wilson, who's great. I really liked how each volume put us inside the head of a member of the team, but wish they're could have been one more issue so that Jubilee could have gotten one too.

    12. I read this because of my love of Ms. Marvel and it's by the same writer, G. Willow Wilson and I wasn't disappointed by it. It's very psychological and poses interesting questions while being a great X-Men story in itself and having a great team of characters which is all-female which is a bonus. (except for Beast but dat is gender fluid and wasn't in it that much.) It did have a couple of problems like only having Queen Medusa in it to tell them one thing that would have been more interesting t [...]

    13. Huh. Don't remember reading this one. And no posted review. Definitely not a gelled team. And Hank is drawn wrong. And Jubilee is written weird. But not bad. Kind of makes Monet and Storm and Rachel and Psylocke work, even though individually they really don't. Well Rachel sometimes in the deep past and Monet I'm still not sure about. Readable if a little obvious.

    14. This was a tense, fairly self-contained entry into the latest version of this series. It is a single story, with some puzzles, and frightening situations, lots of carnage, and lots of special effects. The story follows a main arc while also focusing on each of the individual characters through flashbacks and decision-points in order to flesh out their personalities. The illustration was well done, and they made sure to differentiate the costumes to help tell the heroines apart, but I admit I got [...]

    15. I skipped the last 4 books before GWW jumped on, this arc is totally independent and it's not really necessary to read the previous ones. It kind of functions like the Buffy episode "Restless" with each of the 4 issues being told from the point of view of a different character; the plot serves the character dynamics, not the other way around.I really like this line-up, besides being an all-female line-up this is also the most ethnically diverse team I've seen on an X-book since the 90s. This is [...]

    16. That Marvel decided one of their many, many X-books should feature an all-female roster was not in itself a bad thing; it was just a shame that they initially gave that book to a male writer about whom there have been unpleasant mutterings. This volume sees it handed over to a more fitting candidate, Ms Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson - who even goes some way to dealing with the apparent absurdity of a team 60% composed of psychics with if not identical then certainly overlapping powers. Alas, sh [...]

    17. Public library copy. Great covers by the Dodsons, the story wasn't anything to write home about. The team features a cast of female mutants, which is fine, but poses a problem for those seeking romance between male and female team members. I like the cast of characters, but this was a failure of a book to me because I'd rather dismiss the complicated, confusing, and messy mutant continuity in favor of starting from scratch. The plot was straightforward, but nothing special. The interior art, whi [...]

    18. (3.5/5)I liked the story, it was really interesting, and I enjoyed getting all the different points of view. The dialogues were also really well written. I could feel G. Willow Wilson's influence, and can't help but think they should have brought her over issues ago. Just give her everything, basically XDThe art was meh, didn't really like some of the character designs, especially Medusa (I've only seen her in Ms. Marvel and I much prefer how she was drawn then).Not sure where this team is going [...]

    19. * bonus star awarded for Dirtbag Gambit at Burning Manbut also yessss, Willow Wilson, I love your CHOICES, such as putting the X-Men on EARTH where they BELONG and also really putting the X-Women's TEAMWORK to good use. and having Storm hallucinate a sweet peptalk from ghost Logan. and having Jubilee tell Queen Medusa "bye Felicia." also I cried a little bit at the end. GOOD CHOICESI've been a little lukewarm on the adjectiveless all-lady X-Men team thus far even though I REALLY REALLY wanted to [...]

    20. I wanted to be able to immediately say "Look! There's that G. Willow Wilson magic!" But I didn't see it. I don't think I would have known that the different books were written by different authors. Is that good? Bad?I thought there was a really interesting choice here to make a totally self-contained story. It's very rare in comics to have an arc that does not even hint at some larger thing.This is really just a short story about the environment and a chance for the characters to be themselves a [...]

    21. Monster of the week with not especially good art. But it should have been terrible and instead it was better than just okay. I'm not sure that this set of characters makes sense - Psylocke, Monet, Rachel, Storm - and any issue with Jubilee in it is starting from a negative - but you've got to start or restart somewhere. Hank was drawn terribly. But everyone was written at least somewhat decently - perhaps this will lead somewhere good. 3.5 of 5.

    22. A disappointing story from G. Willow Wilson. I had higher expectations for her first X-Men run. Basically the X-Men spend the series underground and just trying to find their way out. Roland Boschi's art is muddy and dark with very little detail. This series in general is run of the mill and feels like Marvel is just providing a bunch of filler until they reboot the universe in Secret Wars.

    23. (Read as individual comics) I enjoyed this final arc of X-Men, and it was nice to get each team member's different point of view in each comic. I am bummed that this run is over. The characters and stories were engaging and fun, and I liked getting to know some X-Men I hadn't had much exposure to before

    24. It felt like a story that could have been done in one issue. For some reason Marvel is refusing to treat this like a real team and that is disappointing.

    25. I really wanted to like this series as it was an all female X-team, but I found it just generally fell flat. I still finished the whole run but. meh it was ok.

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