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A Little Rushed But a Fine Epic Ending for the X-Men Continues
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2017
The second volume of Chris Claremont’s “X-Men: The End” continues the epic feel of the first as the longtime X-Men writer tries to offer an ending to that team’s story. Claremont does a far better job in this second volume than he did in the first. The plot begins to come together and there is a little more focus here as characters exit the stage and the various subplots begin to tie together. Claremont is also able to shine a lot on a few key characters even as others are ushered off the stage. There are more than a few touching scenes as leading characters offer their final bows. Claremont’s usual ticks are on display and there a few times longtime readers will roll their eyes. Despite that, this is a solid outing. The art team, with Sean Chen in charge, helps out considerably. This is a rushed epic to be sure and there are a few scenes and points that can be quibbled but, overall, this is a fine X-Men story. Recommended.