Synopses & Reviews
Born with extraordinary powers and abilities, these mutants were gathered by Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them. Ever expanding their ranks, these children of the atom combat the evils threatening both mutants and humans alike. They are...the uncanny X-Men!
This volume reprints the classic Uncanny X-Men #120-144, written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by John Byrne, Terry Austin, and Brent Anderson featuring the first appearances of Kitty Pryde and Alpha Flight, and the classic "Dark Phoenix" storyline! B&W.
"The 'Dark Phoenix' storyline is emblematic not only for its emotional and dramatic high-points (nothing makes an impression like killing a major character), but also for John Byrne's first-rate pencils and for the way the new team was finally gelling....[I]t's hard to fault a story that boasts some fight scenes on a truly epic scale; the introduction of Kitty Pryde, one day to be known as Shadowcat; Wolverine on his own, fighting to help his captured teammates and doing what he does best; and the Hellfire Club, who aren't the most memorable villains but certainly get the job done..." Chris Bolton, Powells.com
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Marvel continues its Essential series with this companion edition to The Essential X-Men. At a whopping 528 pages, this bargain-priced collection gathers The Uncanny X-Men #120-145.