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Astonishing X-men. Xenogenesis
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New York : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., ©2011.
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1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
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"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1-5 and Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1 director's cut."
The X-Men decide to investigate the births of mutant infants born in the African country of Mbanawi, ruled by the ruthless Doctor Crocodile.
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The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Kaare Andrews (SPIDER-MAN: REIGN) take X-Men into the Heroic Age! Something's happening in the tiny East African city of Mbangwi. Something that requires immediate investigation. A newborn sprouts metal electrodes and explodes, taking out an entire hospital. Is this the first wave of mutant rebirth that the X-Men have been praying for...or something very, very different? Something sinister? COLLECTING: Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1-5

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Booklist Review

To follow up superstar scribe Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men, Marvel tapped superstar scribe Ellis, who has been pushing the idea envelope in comics for the better part of 20 years with titles like Transmetropolitan, and reenvisioning the nature of superheroes in The Authority and Planetary. His work here holds to his high standards as he takes the X-Men to a small South African town to investigate the births of babies with strange powers, where they wind up entangled with a soldier-president known as Dr. Crocodile and an otherworldly menace called the Furies. His literate writing, which keeps the characters involving and the pacing tight but also works in astute political commentary and challenging ambiguity, is head and shoulders above 90 percent of what's out there in the superhero world. Andrews, meanwhile, creates dense figures with heaps of personality (his Cyclops is a dead-on James Marsden, who played the character in the movies), though he does depict female breasts with such lavish attention that they nearly end up as characters in their own right.--Karp, Jess. Copyright 2010 Booklist