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05-29-2006, 08:22 PM
Hey everyone. Got a quick question. I used to be real into X-men back in the day, but really haven't kept up on it the last couple years. Lately I have been wanting to go back and re-read the AOA stuff. Looking through what old comics I have, I probably have only about 1/3 of the comics in the storyline. So basically I am trying to find the easiest way to get the rest of the books.
I noticed in another post on this forum that the complete storyline is now in trade paperbacks. Can someone explain these to me a little. It seems as if vol. 2-4 cover the main storyline. Not sure what volume 1 is, but I get the impression from the others posts that it is sorta like a prequel?
I saw that they have these on amazon for a pretty reasonable price of $20 each, but they kind of have mixed reviews. What are everyone's thoughts on the quality of these? Is vol. 1 worth getting? Also, are the issues set out in the order they should be read for it to make sense chronologically?
05-29-2006, 09:41 PM
Volume 1 is probably all the odd books. There were little one-shots released that just told, yes, prequel stories to the actual AoA events. Some of the stories involve early adventures of Magneto's X-Men - like how Sabretooth joined the team, or when Weapon X was still part of it - and one story has to do with the Summers brothers.
As for recommendations... I highly recommend everything AoA aside from last year's awful "anniversary."
05-29-2006, 09:46 PM
Cool thanks. Do you know if the issues in vol 2-4 are set out in the right order though? Basically can you just pick up 2, start reading, and it all makes sense?
05-29-2006, 11:24 PM
No idea. Worst case scenario, you'll have to do some flipping.
Read all issues 1, then issues 2, then issues 3, then issues 4.
05-30-2006, 09:55 AM
Generation Next is awesome to read.... It's bloody, brutal, dirty, and it's got everything that made AoA worthwile: just one great story about young heroes on a suicide mission. And the bodycount gets frightingly high. :marv:
Weapon X is good, too... as are both AoA's X-men-titles.
Gambit & the X-ternals, on the other hand... is definately a NO-GO :(
05-30-2006, 10:01 AM
you really only need two comics to get the Age of Apocalypse: X-Men Alpha and X-Men Omega. All the other books just tell the events between those books, or otherwise flesh out the AoA world, and none are 100% necessary to read
I believe you can usually get the whole epic off ebay for around $40-50 or so
05-30-2006, 10:03 AM
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05-30-2006, 10:04 AM
I liked that about AoA... you didn't have to buy EVERYTHING... only the titles you liked. If you didn't like X-man, you didn't HAVE to read X-man.
Cool. Cool. Cool. Those were the days... :)
05-30-2006, 10:12 AM
not alot of people got that, though. and even if you didn't HAVE to get every issue of every crossover, there were still - and still are - people who get caught up in the hype and waste their money on whatever crud gets shoveled to them instead of actually taking a look at some different, better comics that dont' have an "X" on their cover
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