X-Men (英語) ハードカバー – 2011/8/24
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The war in Genosha has boiled over, and the X-Men, X-Factor and the New Mutants will never be the same! With the never-deadlier Cameron Hodge pulling the strings, the heroes are kidnapped, killed, stripped of their powers and forced into combat! And when the dust settles, the teams change lineups, sending the X-Men into a new era! COLLECTING: Uncanny X-Men #235-238, #270-272; New Mutants (1983) #95-97; X-Factor (1986) #60-62
Introduced some 40 issues before, Genosha is a thinly veiled stand-in for places like South Africa and Nazi Germany. Writers Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson use it as a vehicle to explore race relations and the dangers of segregation (and subjugation). You can't miss the social commentary; it's the driving force in an otherwise forgettable narrative. That doesn't made it bad, however. There are several moments throughout that will stick with you long after reading them. The artwork is also strong, particularly Jim Lee's work on X-Men and Rob Liefeld's work on New Mutants.
Feeling editorial pressure to give Jim and Rob more freedom in the titles, perhaps Claremont and Simonson saw this as their last opportunity to leave their mark on the franchise. Both writers would leave their posts within a year, this being their final collaborative work after a long and successful tenure. Jim and Rob would also leave to form Image Comics, but not before shattering sales records and cementing X-Men as the publisher's top property. In the end, X-Tinction Agenda is aptly named: it represents a somewhat acrimonious passing of the torch to the young turks would work catapult the X-Brand into superstardom in the early 1990s.