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X-Men: Endangered Species by Peter David,Scot Eaton,Mark Bagley,Andrea Divito,John Dell,Skottie Young,Mike Carey
ISBN: 0785128204
ISBN13: 978-0785128205
Author: Peter David,Scot Eaton,Mark Bagley,Andrea Divito,John Dell,Skottie Young,Mike Carey
Book title: X-Men: Endangered Species
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Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: Marvel (August 6, 2008)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1237 kb
Size ePub version: 1683 kb
Size fb2 version: 1691 kb
Category: Graphic Novels

With three little words, and entire race was nearly obliterated. Every mutant who dies is one number closer to zero. Endangered Species, a series of 8-page back-ups in the four core X-titles, follows the Beast as he races against the clock to save this once-thriving race. Collects the X-Men: Endangered Species One-Shot, and #1-17 back-up stories

Books reviews
This story does not have a larger-than-life villain or a whole lot of action or really even a distinctive resolution at the end.

Instead, this is a story of how far Hank McCoy is willing to go to "save" mutantkind from extinction, including consulting with some of the X-Men's oldest and most dangerous enemies, and partnering with his own evil doppelganger from the Age of Apocalypse. Anyone who remembers how hard he worked to cure the Legacy Virus in the '90s will find this a familiar tale, and I really enjoyed it for what it was.

The art is not fantastic, but for anyone who enjoys the character of Beast as a scientist who is occasionally a super hero, this book is a good pickup, and works well as an story in between "House of M" and "Messiah Complex." Not an essential read, but still a good one.
If your looking for a lot of action this is not the book for you. If you like Beast and are interested in just how dire things are for mutants in the times just before Messiah Complex then this is a fine graphic novel. Its a prelude to Messiah, and really puts Beast in the spotlight while showing some nice snippet with wolverine/cyclops (i always love seeing those two interact with each other) and a take on some of the villains perspective of "M Day". Also, if your a fan of Astonishing there is a cameo by Professor Rao. (i always wondered what happened to her) Its worth the buy in paperback. Hardcover might be a little steep for this one though. Its more a curiosity than anything. But the writing is good, and the art is up to snuff.
The Rollers of Vildar
I purchased Endangered Species after loving House of M and wanting to see where they'd take the story. This book mainly focuses on Beast attempting to solve the problems of this post House of M world. The book is basically a Beast graphic novel, there are no major battles and the X-Men are only really seen in the first chapter. These facts might disappoint most but I didn't mind, I enjoyed seeing Dr. McCoy attempting to figure this whole thing out. The art is great and the story starts off and ends pretty strong. I wasn't too big on that other main character but overall I enjoyed the story as a whole.

I'd recommend picking up Deadly Genesis and Rise & Fall Of Shi'ar Empire before this if you've just read House Of M. Those 2 books surely happen before Endangered Species and although it isn't essential for understanding this book, there is an aspect in this story that will confuse you if you're coming straight from House of M.
doesnt Do You
Compared to House of M and Decimation, this book was a let down and seemed slow. I read it only because it's the book before Messiah Complex.
Thank you!
Perfect service and quality of the product. As a long time fan of the X-men I'm more than happy with this buy and I plan on buying the next books. I highly recommend it.
If you are a fan of the character Beast, this is a good graphic novel to purchase. Was it as good as some of the other X-Men storylines, no, but it was still entertaining.
Like the book, good story, glad I bought it. This is a definite must read before reading xmen second coming.
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