X-Men: Inferno

X Men Inferno The match is struck as the enigmatic geneticist Mr Sinister and the demon lord N astirh set their respective master plans in motion both centered around one woman Madelyne Pryor wife of Scott Summers

  • Title: X-Men: Inferno
  • Author: Chris Claremont Louise Simonson John Byrne Walter Simonson Marc Silvestri Bret Blevins Jon Bogdanove
  • ISBN: 9780785137771
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The match is struck as the enigmatic geneticist Mr Sinister and the demon lord N astirh set their respective master plans in motion both centered around one woman Madelyne Pryor, wife of Scott Summers, the X Man called Cyclops The flame is fanned as Sinister s agents, the Marauders, attack Madelyne s protectors in the X Men, while a horde of N astirh s demons prey upoThe match is struck as the enigmatic geneticist Mr Sinister and the demon lord N astirh set their respective master plans in motion both centered around one woman Madelyne Pryor, wife of Scott Summers, the X Man called Cyclops The flame is fanned as Sinister s agents, the Marauders, attack Madelyne s protectors in the X Men, while a horde of N astirh s demons prey upon the helpless, horrified populace of New York City The inferno burns as Madelyne strikes her own bargain with N astirh, and as the Goblin Queen, threatens to cast a spell that would render the entire earth a hellish wasteland where demons rule And the sacrifice necessary is none other than her own innocent child, Nathan Christopher Summers It s the X Men, X Factor, and the New Mutants in one of their most harrowing ordeals ever, with the fate of entire dimensions hanging in the balance and the price for victory perhaps higher than any of them can bear Collects X Factor 33 40, X Terminators 1 4, Uncanny X Men 239 243, New Mutants 71 73, and X Factor Annual 4.

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    1. Inferno was X-Men story that ended up crossing over into entire line of Marvel comic books at the time. It made sense, Manhattan was the center of a demonic spell that turned the entire island into the realm of Limbo and almost all of Marvel's superheroes call New York city home. However,this reader opted to read only the core story in the X-Men and related titles which alone was already fifteen books plus two epilogues. This reader read all of the the chapters on Marvel Unlimited based on this [...]

    2. New York becomes an Inferno. Limbo gets taken over, Maddie becomes a goblin queen, and demons want to take over the world. This covers all X-men titles within the Inferno storyline, this brings it a lot of depth in both characters and story. Personally, I think Maddie was treated terribly by Cyclops and was well within her rights to feel angry. I felt sorry for her in the end, Jean made it all about herself, not about Maddie, and that wasn't right. It also finishes off a lot of story threads fro [...]

    3. This culminates a few of Claremont's longest running plot threads. Madelyne Prior finally gets resolved (though to Claremont it was resolved a long time ago, and others came on to complicate things), as well as Magik finally lives out the promise/curse that had been given upon her doubling of age. Well the Madelyne issue is an interesting one. Basically when Bob Layton created X-Factor, he messed with a lot of things with the Jean Grey/Phoenix retcon. It also made Cyclops a failure as a husband [...]

    4. In some ways, the Inferno issues of X-Men are an extension of the Dark Phoenix Saga that Claremont had written over 100 issues previously. Using an exact clone of Jean Grey who previously had provided little value to the X-Men continuity, Claremont again revisited the question of how the Jean Grey character would react with a sudden exposure to increased power. The Inferno storyline is almost a 'What If' scenario, in the sense that the humanity of the Madelyne character was eradicated, which cou [...]

    5. Inferno remains one of Marvel's worst crossover events. It was ill conceived, poorly developed, badly orchestrated and horribly executed. It also inaugurated the collapse of anything resembling coherency in Marvel's mutant themed titles. While single issues by authors and artists are good, the narrative as a whole is an unmitigated disaster and spotlights the editorial collapse at Marvel that reigned until well past the millennium.

    6. Originally released in the late 80's, Inferno was one of the first major X-Men crossover events, and was one of the longest. Ostensibly, Inferno was supposed to be about the fallout that occurred when New Mutant Magik unwittingly opened a gateway from Limbo right into New York City, unleashing a flood of demons to terrorize the populace. The focus soon shifts to the real reason this story matters in the long run - the truth about Jean Grey, Phoenix, Madelyn Pryor, Cyclops, and Mr. Sinister's rol [...]

    7. I first read this massive crossover back in the day. Reading it in its full collected form some 25 years later gave me the same excitement and emotional reactions. It may be all about limbo, demons, darkchilde and Mr. Sinister but for me- at its heart- it's about the tragedy of Madelyne Pryor/ the Goblin Queen. Misunderstood, hurt and ultimately consumed by pain. I loved revisiting this epic.

    8. Before I sat down to re-read this TPB, I remembered Inferno only for the outrageous demonic aspects, with inanimate objects coming to life all over Manhattan, the climax of the Magik storyline, and the Goblin Queen holding her own as the X-Men and X-Factor try to stop her from sacrificing her own son. There is much more to the story than that, though, as this is where the reader sees the true origins of Madelyne Pryor, Longshot's luck powers get explored, and the writers squarely address the ide [...]

    9. This was a much bigger event than I was ever lead to believe, and there is a lot going on here. I had snippets of information from around this time from my comic reading time, but completely missed the event, itself. Beast has just been transformed back from a normal looking man to the blue furred version, and we are dealing with that. The X-Men have just gone through the Siege Perilous, which I have read about, but also never read. Mostly what I knew about this was the short version, that Madel [...]

    10. Come on, it's Inferno! It's the culmination of a decade of X-Plot, and it brings a shockingly large number of long running plots to enormously satisfying conclusions, and as such it's among the best X-Men stories ever put together! What can you say about this?Well, for starters, the tie-ins do NOT contribute meaningfully to this storyline, I stopped caring what Spider Man/The Avengers were doing almost immediately (Daredevil and, surprisingly, Power Pack did hold my interest however) and my Marv [...]

    11. Classic X-Men action, mainly from the great Chris Claremont. Mrc Silvestri's art for the X-Men chapters is some of the most stylish the book ever featured - it holds up even against the brilliant Walt Simonson working his magic in the X-Factor issues.This is a great "sequel" of sorts to the Dark Phoenix saga, although it lacks the Dark Phoenix saga's power - although this book is a cracking load of superhero action, by essentially explaining how Jean Grey returned from the dead, it almost negate [...]

    12. About halfway through, I thought, "Wow, this is the first Chris Claremont book that isn't a tremendous disappointment." But then I saw Louise Simonson did most of the writing, so I guess that's not true.What makes this better than a Claremont book is that while things do keep happening, they seem to happen with some sort of sequence and relevance to each other. Now, it's not great because there are so many balls in the air and so many wild shifts that it's hard to really feel the stakes. Worst o [...]

    13. This was the first of it's type that I read. It was a book with a series of comics piled into one to make a long chain of events that lead up to a larger story. It started out kind of meh, flowed into an amazing story, that ended up a little stale near the end. Still a great read though. Gotta love to references to awesome things like Ghostbusters. Wish I could keep this book but it's a friend of mines, so it goes back to him tomorrow. I'm glad he gave me the opportunity to read it. I hadn't eve [...]

    14. X-Men infernoThis is one of my all time favorite story lines. I remember waiting each month for the next issue then stealing.rrowing my brother's copy of X-Men and X-Factor. yes, I'm old. The only thing I did not like about this is the fact that it did not go in chronological order, but went through each title's story line and then moved to the next title. It made things a little disjointed and there was a lot of repetition that way. But I still love the story!!!

    15. In many ways, this is the X-Men at its worst: too many characters, too much backstory, all that jazz. But this is also the X-Men at its most fun: the plot is campy and bizarre (everyday objects turning into demons, demons turning into robots, a half-naked, possessed clone standing at the top of the Empire State Building threatening to sacrifice her own baby!) Not too long after this, the entire X-Universe turns into some sort of parody of itself. But at this point, it's still pretty fun.

    16. X-men - Inferno. This was a pretty good story, crossing over all three of the "mutant" comic titles at the time, which were Xmen, X-Factor, and the New Mutants. They worked pretty well together, but honestly the story would've been just fine without the New Mutants. The other two were far superior. I did enjoy the X-Terminators special issues though. Hard not to pull for those kids. Good writing, good characters

    17. It was all Ka-Boom! and Snikt! and, eventually, led to the awfully ugly Archangel and his ridiculous razorblade feathers. The What If issue "The X-Men Had Lost Inferno?" was the darkest comic book ever. I mean, Hugh Jackman ate a baby, Thor blew up, and it was left to second-stringer Dr. Strange to save the day, the world. Kind of a proto-Marvel Zombies.

    18. The Inferno storyline is a pivotal one for the X-Men that answers several long-running questions and has dramatic and believable endings to two major storylines. It's altogether exactly the sort of storyline that you'd like to see more of. In the specifics, its writing doesn't hold up to modern writing entirely, and Louise Simonson's writing isn't nearly as good as Chris Claremont's, but this is still a foundational book for any X-Men collection.

    19. Mostly dumb story, a mix of cool and dumb designs, some great and terrible artwork, and some horribly plodding segments. Some great character moments, great bouts of teamwork, some complete idiocy, you get my point. I loathed soem of it, loved other parts, but the last third or so was really enjoyable and that kept it slightly above average for me. Definitely the weakest major X-Men event I've witnessed in my attempt to read through all the X-books.

    20. This is one of my least favorite X-Men crossovers. It's a classic by many people's standards, but Madelyne Pryor going crazy, the X-Men fighting X-Factor, Mr. Sinister waiting in the wings, and demons raining down on New York City do not make a winning plot for me. To each their own, I guess, but this is one that I'm perfectly fine with just checking out from the library and never rereading.

    21. I still remember the first time I read this Inferno thing and I was a bit like "what the fuck was the fuss about". All these years I have been thinking that I was wrong, so I finally got around and re-read this. And I'm still like: "What the fuck was the fuss about".Boring, too long and wobbly art. No good. No good at all.

    22. This is the one where Jean's clone, Madeline, that Scot had married and had a boy with (Cable) discovers she's a clone and Scot has left her for the newly alive Jean. She does what any reasonable gal would do: aligns with a demon who is trying to take over the world. And you thought your family was complicated

    23. I rated this a 3. I enjoyed the story of Madelyne Prior as Goblin Queen and baby Cable but not really the whole demons from Limbo thing. The plotlines were scattered across the various titles and a bit difficult to follow. It didn't feel as solid as the Phoenix Sagas did. I also was not a big fan of the "new look" for some of the X-Men and the art in general with apologies to Silvestri.

    24. This was always one of my favorite X-Men crossovers. Two things are major detractors for me: Walt Simonson's art and Chris Claremont's dialogue. I am just counting the issues until Claremont leaves the X-titles so that I can read this crap without cringing. No, I do not expect too much from an X-Men comic book. I just don't want the reading experience to be painful

    25. This was superb! I am a huge fan of the Jean Grey/Cyclops/Madelyne Pryor cluster of deceit, so this is right up my alley. I wish I would have known in the late 80's that cloning would be possible as mentioned in these books. Oh Goblin Queen, I adore your evil.

    26. "When examined deeper, Inferno is a story of personal hells, and how we each create our own with the consequences of our actions."Read the full review, on TheBookCloset

    27. Grumble. It was okay. Seemed more like a desperate attempt to pull together dangling plot threads than a planned out event. The X-Factor issues are the brightest. The rest are weaker. Poor Jean Grey's muddled storyline is just a bit too crazy.

    28. An epic story that was a thrill to read. So many side-stories and a great main one with many layers. Very good one indeed.

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