Read X-Men: Powerless by Alan Davis Terry Kavanagh Joseph Harris Erik Larsen Joe Pruett Tom Raney Eric Larsen Graham Nolan Online


Mutants are supposedly evolution's next step, but the High Evolutionary doesn't like where it's headed All over the world, mutants are robbed of their powers, leaving X-Men and adversaries alike on the edge of defeat But who is the Evolutionary's mysterious patron, and how is the disempowerment his next step? Plus: threats from the Acolytes, the Neo, and more Guest-starrinMutants are supposedly evolution's next step, but the High Evolutionary doesn't like where it's headed All over the world, mutants are robbed of their powers, leaving X-Men and adversaries alike on the edge of defeat But who is the Evolutionary's mysterious patron, and how is the disempowerment his next step? Plus: threats from the Acolytes, the Neo, and more Guest-starring the New Warriors, X-Force and more than thirty years' worth of robots Collects Uncanny X-Men #379-380, Cable (1993) #78, X-Force (1991) #101, Wolverine (1988) #149, and X-Men (1991) #99....

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ISBN : 9780785146773
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Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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X-Men: Powerless Reviews

  • Ronyell
    2019-02-03 16:48

    3.5 starsIntroduction: Imagine what would happen if the X-Men actually lost their powers. What would the X-Men do now that they no longer have their mutant powers at their disposal? Well, that is what happens in this graphic novel called “X-Men: Powerless!” where a strange occurrence causes the X-Men to lose their powers and deal with the fact that they might never fight evil again.What is this story about?After the death of Cyclops, Professor Xavier decides to leave the X-Men to help the skrulls find a place to live and the X-Men are left to decide what they should do now. Suddenly, the High Evolutionary comes by and tells the X-Men that he is taking away their powers because he wanted peace on earth since he thought that there would be no more fighting between the humans and the mutants if the mutants are like the humans. Unknown to both the High Evolutionary and the X-Men, there is a darker force behind here that is pulling the strings of this plan and the X-Men may have to stop this menace without the help of their powers! There are a total of five comic book series in this volume and they include:Uncanny X-Men – Issues #379 (What Dreams May Come…)-#380 (Heaven’s Shadow): written by Alan Davis along with artwork by Tom Raney and coloring by Brian HaberlinCable – Issue #78 (I Still Believe I Cannot be Saved): written by Joe Pruett along with artwork by Juan Santacruz and coloring by Gloria VasquezX-Force – Issue #101 (Learning to Fly): written by Joseph Harris along with artwork by Steven Harris and coloring by Matt Hicks HarrisWolverine – Issue #149 (Resurrection): written by Erik Larsen along with artwork by Graham Nolan and coloring by Marie JavinsX-Men – Issue #99: written by Alan Davis along with artwork by Terry Kavanagh and coloring by Hi-Fi DesignWhat I loved about this story:Interesting concept: When I first picked up this graphic novel, I was thinking to myself about what would the X-Men do if they lost their mutant abilities? Would they try to go back to their normal lives if they do not have to fight anymore enemies now that their powers are gone? I must admit that this concept did pique my interest and I was willing to give this comic a shot. Since there are five separate comic series in this volume, there are many different perspectives on how the characters deal with the issue of losing their powers and I enjoyed seeing those different perspectives, especially with the X-Force team and the X-Men themselves as they are shocked about what happened and even though they tried to go back to their normal lives, they found out that their mutant abilities have become apart of who they are. I loved how each writer (Alan Davis, Erik Larsen, Joseph Harris, and Joe Pruett) all put their own input on how the mutants have to deal with the situation about them losing their powers as it brought creativity to this volume and so many different perspectives on the situation that I enjoyed with great relish!Tom Raney and Graham Nolan’s artwork: I really enjoyed Tom Raney and Graham Nolan’s artwork in both “Uncanny X-Men” and “Wolverine” as they both bring a really interesting and “classic nostalgia” spin to the volume! Tom Raney’s artwork in “Uncanny X-Men” really takes me back to the older X-Men comics as the characters body proportions are appropriately drawn and the characters’ facial expressions are drawn beautifully as you can see the shock and anger on the characters’ faces. I also loved the coloring done by Brian Haberlin as it made the characters truly stand out and I loved the details being put into Iceman’s ice armor as it literally shines making his ice form truly dazzling to look at. In the “Wolverine” comic, I loved the way that Graham Nolan gives the story a more crime-noir feel as the artwork is slightly scratchy, but it is in that old-style comic book feel from the 1990s that just makes me feel so nostalgic right now. My favorite image was at the beginning of the story when Wolverine enters a diner and he is wearing a dirty looking jacket and blue jeans while having a dark and mysterious look on his face that looks like he is having a rough time dealing with the loss of his powers.What made me feel uncomfortable about this story:Even though the concept of this volume was extremely interesting, it feels like the story is not really filling in the gaps with some of the characters mentioned and the plot moves a bit too slowly for my tastes. I am always obsessive when it comes to having good character development in stories in general and even though we get a good glimpse at how the X-Men felt about losing their powers and trying to live a normal life again, there is not really a lot action in this volume and I felt like just skimming through this volume just to get to the action scenes. I usually like a good balance between action and character development in the stories I read and if there are too many scenes where characters are just talking, then it will get boring but if there are too many action scenes in a story, then we would not be able to understand about what the purpose of the action scenes are for. That is why writers like Joss Whedonand Chris Claremont have a good grip on balancing character development and action scenes so that way we would not be too bored with the story. Also, in this volume, I felt that Cable’s and Wolverine’s comic issues were not really important to the main plot since it feels like I am reading two different comics whenever I am reading Cable’s comic and Wolverine’s comic in this volume and even though both comics dealt with how the main characters lost their powers, it still feels too different to the main story of all the mutants losing their powers and trying to get to the High Evolutionary to get their powers back.Final Thoughts:Overall, “X-Men: Powerless” was an above average reading that would be enjoyable if you want to see how the X-Men deal with the idea of losing their powers. The concept is really enjoyable, but the story could have been better if there was more action and more involvement from the other mutants besides the main X-Men, hence the three and a half rating I gave this volume.Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  • Tarique Ejaz
    2019-02-03 21:46

    "What does it exactly feel like to be human? To be finally accepted as 'normal' or whatever normal seems to signify to the masses? Is it easier to be rendered powerless than to live on as one was born?"The High Evolutionary has decided to rid the planet of the X-Gene. The one factor that created a contrast in terms of defining the various stages of evolution among the beings. Resulting in the mutants being stripped of the very thing which made them mutants. They have become human or as close to what can be termed as human. However, as every coin has two sides. The repercussions become evident. The negatives to the positives. Everything is laid bare.For some mutants, it was indeed a blessing while for some it turned out to be a curse. Wolverine's internal physiology had, over the years, fought against adamantium poisoning his blood stream. His healing factor had made sure that the adamantium which made him Wolverine doesn't end up killing him. On the other hand, for mutants like Nightcrawler who had always been shunned by the public finally felt acceptable since their features had softened to bring to the fore their human side.The series stands as a separate event where the basic question of how the mutants would adapt when they are stripped of their powers makes it an interesting read."If you think that these claws alone defined me, you are in for a surprise."The story spans across the entire X-Men universe affecting all the various factions from the X-Force to Cable. It is so simple in its presentation and nature, that it is able to deliver deep and insightful messages without ever making one ponder too much on the topic.

  • Jdetrick
    2019-01-29 20:59

    There's a good idea here, but sadly, the books just weren't strong enough at this time to really pull it off.

  • B
    2019-02-10 15:49

    Twists that surprise no one.Guests that delight no one.Super meh.

  • Abbie
    2019-02-02 21:00

    Nothing amazing, just a sort of "what if" all mutants lost their powers. They explore a little of what it would be like for each of them, both those who embrace and are left destroyed by it. No real character focus throughout, but switches based on the issue, so it sort of lacks the continuity of a full story. Not bad, but not great. And that one artist who just draws the same no matter what it is was in the middle there.

  • Dan
    2019-01-28 18:49

    It's okay I think the idea behind it is good, but it was kinda lame.

  • Christian Smith
    2019-02-07 22:55

    I mean it was a good story, it just didn't progress the story at all. We are right back where we started.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2019-01-30 16:48

    The actual battle against the High Evolutionary isn't that interesting, but some of the stories reflecting on mutants losing their powers are.

  • EscaPe iNTo thE PaGEs
    2019-01-31 23:06

    4.5 stars!

  • Trey
    2019-01-28 15:06

    Ugh. Painful to get through this. It's definitely not worth the time.

  • Craig
    2019-02-18 19:09

    Continuing my X-men catchup project - a slightly ridiculous (and ridiculously expensive) project wherein I collect and read the X-books from roughly the point at which I quit reading in my younger days. I have been slowly amassing these books over the last few years and am now at a point where I can begin reading without major gaps...What could have been a really interesting (and deep) story (the High Evolutionary decides mutants are a danger and takes away all of their powers which should make for some interesting ramifications if nothing else) ends up being dealt with in one of the most shallow and pointless stories in the X-canon. Everything here is surface-level and forgettable, particularly since nothing impacts the ongoing storyline (I am assuming) and does very little for the characters. Boom Boom gets probably the best character moment in the book but even that is dealt with too easily. One to possibly skip for anyone else foolish enough to undertake a chronological x-read.