Saturday, September 19, 2009

MangaCast Review: X-Men: Origins, vol. 1

Head on over to MangaCast, a manga news and reviews website, to read my review of X-Men: Origins, vol. 1. Here's a short excerpt:

In this first volume of X-Men: Misfits, the central character is Kitty Pryde, who can “phase” through objects. When Mr. Lehnsherr, aka Magneto, visits her home one day, she learns of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Once there, Kitty finds out she’s the only female student at the school and quickly captures the attention of the Hellfire Club, headed by Angel, an angelic-looking mutant. Surrounded by a bevy of beautiful boys, Kitty’s quickly smitten with her new home. ... Putting aside all of my preconceived notions about the X-Men world, I found very little to like about this version of Kitty Pryde.

As you might have guessed, X-Men is near and dear to my heart; you can read the rest of my review here. X-Men: Origins is available in the U.S. from Del Rey.

Review copy provided by Del Rey.

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