Author: SB (Washington, DC) - S..
Whoa!!! This book consisted of one long, shocking massacre of an inordinate number of characters. I found myself screaming GOD NO!! right along with the few characters left alive in this slaughterhouse.Reading this book in 2010, in retrospect it really sets up brilliantly the Messiah Complex-era of the X-Men. Their new, brutal attitude, the formation of the new X-Force, and the re-formation the original New Mutants, the X-Men's move to San Francisco, all are set in motion by the brutal tragedy depicted in Childhood's End. I would go so far as to say that if you've only been following the main X-Men books, and haven't been down with the New Mutants/Academy X/New X-Men, you have really been missing out on a critical element of the story, and one that provides a needed element of depth and pathos to the story. It definitely hurt to lose all those characters to de-powering and death, however, there were way too many mutants to keep track of, and some kind of culling had...