Marvel Masterworks: Uncanny X-Men - Volume 2

Marvel Masterworks Uncanny X Men Volume Celebrate Marvel s th anniversary by experiencing the tales of the world s most famous super heroes from the very beginning The Marvel Masterworks have brought readers deluxe hardcover collections o

  • Title: Marvel Masterworks: Uncanny X-Men - Volume 2
  • Author: Chris Claremont Bill Mantlo Dave Cockrum John Byrne Tony DeZúñiga BobBrown
  • ISBN: 9780785131397
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Celebrate Marvel s 70th anniversary by experiencing the tales of the world s most famous super heroes from the very beginning The Marvel Masterworks have brought readers deluxe hardcover collections of Marvel s classics from the Golden Age, Atlas Era, and the mighty Marvel Age, and now you can join in the Masterworks excitement with Marvel s new Marvel Masterworks trade pCelebrate Marvel s 70th anniversary by experiencing the tales of the world s most famous super heroes from the very beginning The Marvel Masterworks have brought readers deluxe hardcover collections of Marvel s classics from the Golden Age, Atlas Era, and the mighty Marvel Age, and now you can join in the Masterworks excitement with Marvel s new Marvel Masterworks trade paperbacks Go back to the early days of Chris Claremont s legendary run in Marvel Masterworks The Uncanny X Men Volume 2 Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus Endowed with unique abilities, these mutants were summoned by Professor X to rescue the original X Men, an underground organization sworn to protect those that fear and hate them Relive their original adventures discover the human within the hero and the truth behind the legend Collecting X Men 101 110.

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    1. Flashback:After reading the first volume of “Uncanny X-Men,” I just could not wait to read the second volume of “The Uncanny X-Men” featuring the second generation X-Men! This time, the X-Men are up against even deadlier foes than before and they will have to fight harder then ever before!What is the story?Continuing from the first volume after Jean Grey seemingly sacrifices her life to save the X-Men in space, it turns out that Jean Grey has become the Phoenix! Oh, and not only that but [...]

    2. A mistura de acção explosiva com os dilemas pessoais dos personagens foi a marca que Claremont deixou neste título. Neste segundo volume, o argumentista inicia aquela que será uma forte aposta nas histórias de FC space opera, com os X-Men a envolverem-se nas lutas internas do império alienígena dos Shi'ar.

    3. While I accept that reading comics older than the mid-80's comes with some interesting baggage, I think I've just about reached my limit when it comes to Claremont's famous run on the series.The thing is, when it comes to X-Men, people never shut up about this era. It's the source of a lot of the dynamics that have been reused in movies and cartoons for decades. It's the source of things like the Wolverine/Cyclops rivalry, the Dark Phoenix saga, etc. But I would argue that those later versions d [...]

    4. Much of what I said in my review of the first volume applies to this one as well. Although I'd say that this volume, as a whole, is better. Claremont's writing gets even better, the quality of the stories gets much better, the characters get heaps of development. The comics show the X-Men in and out of action, and really allows you to get to know them--whether in seeing them play baseball, go on picnics, etc.--without ever feeling forced. A lot of back-story going on as well. We learn Storm's or [...]

    5. There are real leaps in quality in this volume, mostly during the stories centering on Jean Grey and her transformation into the Phoenix. Not only is it satisfying to see Claremont set plates spinning for an endgame that's way off yet, but its also a joy to see a thoughtful storyline that shows Phoenix struggling to control and understand the power that she sees thrust upon her. Superhero stories are all about this in a way, but Claremont, here, begins to take it to its logical conclusion. Throw [...]

    6. This volume charts the classic days of the X-men, as the new team becomes the most popular team, and the creative names behind the book, Claremont, Byrne and Austin take the Uncanny X-men into comic book history.Volume two introduces the Shi'ar and the Imperial Guard, a full on copy of the Legion of Superheroes translated into Marvel-dom. It is high melodrama and cosmic action that is up there with the Kree-Skrull war as definitive Marvel storytelling. Most importantly, these are the early issue [...]

    7. As part of my continuation reconciliation with the X-Men I picked up the second Uncanny trade. I still love that Wolverine isn't very prominent, although by the end of these stories he is starting to become less of a raging asshole and more of a two-dimensional character. Nightcrawler is obviously Claremont's favorite X-Man (and by extension my favorite so far). Overall the quality of the stories is good, but a couple of fill-in issues with terrible art take a half-star, or the idea of a half-st [...]

    8. I've been wanting to read some of these old Claremont series for a while. When I got my daughter into the 90s X-Men animated series recently, it triggered my desire to go check out the stories that are behind so much of that fantastic show.I decided to stick to the comics related to the Phoenix, since it's such an epic and iconic story arc. This book, followed by vol #3, and the Dark Phoenix saga book cover that era pretty well. Is some of the dialogue a bit dated and clunky? A lot of descriptio [...]

    9. ExcellentThis book continues the saga of Phoenix as an X-man. This includes the beginning of John Byrne's legendary run as illustrator. This tale also brings us the Starjammers, Lilandra, the Shi'ar Empire and the M'kraan Crystal. Classic Claremont! Love it!

    10. It really is amazing to me how well these comics still hold up, and it's great to see John Byrne begin his run on the book.

    11. I like the mention at the very beginning that Jean Grey is relying on her telepathic abilities to protect her from the cosmic radiation. Um, yeah. I can't remember the last time the sun's thoughts gave me a sunburn. She should be relying on her telekinetic ability. You know, to make a shield around herself that would actually do her some good against radiation. And the X-Men are falling into a hole yet have time to change clothes so they can be in costume when they land. Riiight. I always think [...]

    12. I'm not sure if this volume should really be getting 3 stars after the previous one got 4; after all, this is the one with the famous Phoenix Saga! You'd think it would be better than its predecessor. But, for whatever reason, it didn't seem to have as much of an impact on me as Volume 1 of this collection did. Maybe I just need a break from the X-men and Chris Claremont's exposition for a bit? I don't know.In any case, I've learned the following things about the X-men from my forays into their [...]

    13. Claremont starts to really settle into his storytelling pace with the second volume of his first run on the "New X-Men". The addition of Byrne marks the beginning of a historic run as the Phoenix Saga starts coming together.Individually, these comics still leave a lot to be desired. The characters and their interplay is choppy, but less so than the first volume, and in these issues we see the first glimmerings of traits that make Logan and Ororo the standout characters they become later in the e [...]

    14. I read this collection because it was the first appearance of the Phoenix force and I thought it would be a great precursor to the reading the Dark Phoenix Saga (which I've heard is amazing). I'm hoping the Dark Phoenix Saga is great because this collection was awful. The appearance of the Phoenix seemed to barely be a blip on the radar and she only stepped in once the X-Men had been beaten soundly by an opponent. The narrative was awkward and stilted and jumped back and forth between large quan [...]

    15. In this volume of the Marvel Masterworks series we follow the transformation of Jean Gray into Phoenix. The X-Men fight in a wide variety of settings, and it was very cool to see them in space! I loved the SF elements, and the created alien races were brought to life by the wonderful artwork.Again the interpersonal relationships between the X-Men are well handled, with each member having their own personal agenda's creating conflict for the group. I particularly enjoyed Jean and Scott and there [...]

    16. I'm not entirely sure where this book came from. I know I didn't purchase, but I have no recollection of anyone giving it to me either. It just sort of appeared.This reprints X-Men 100 - 110 first published in the 70's. It's a classic story that tells of Jean Grey first becoming the Phoenix and learning to cope with it. I know the stories are classics, and I fondly remember some of them from the 90's X-Men cartoon, but boy can they be tough to get through nowadays. The writing style back then co [...]

    17. The thrills do not stop. First the X-men crash into Jamaica Bay in a space shuttle and one of them emerges reborn: The Phoenix! The X-men are then sent on a vacation, but before they know it they face Black Tom Cassidy, Juggernaut, Magneto (reborn as well from being turned into a child by his own creation Alpha the last time he was seen) and Eric The Red. Seemingly random events from the previous issues now make sense and the X-men are hurled into space to fight a mad alien Emperor who is out to [...]

    18. Collecting X-Men #101-110.Team roster: Banshee, Colossus, Cyclops, Jean Grey (as Phoenix starting in #101), Nightcrawler, Storm, WolverineBeautiful new captions, more colourful, more artistic. Dave Cockrum is simply an amazing artist! The story lines are all connected and there's rarely a stand-alone issue with no connection or no consequences that would affect the later issues.Perks for this issue include but are not limited to: sexy time with Storm who does not like clothes and will remove the [...]

    19. After the arrival of John Byrne the X-Men would never be the same, and this is even AFTER Chris Claremont forever altered the industry with his soap-opera style of storytelling. These issues feature the Imperial Guard, Marvel's homage to DC's Legion of Super-Heroes; the first tease at Byrne's Canadian super-team Alpha Flight and the first appearance of The Phoenix. Unfortunately there are a couple of weaker fill-in issues included, but the high points make up for these - at least for the most pa [...]

    20. In these issues, we witness the birth of the Phoenix. There's so much entertainment here from our first look at the Shi'ar Empire and Lilandra, the appearance of The Starjammers (and a certain secret revealed about Corsair), the Colossus/Wolverine fastball special, X-Men playing baseball, a brief page detailing Storm's origins, Wolverine's infatuation with Jean as Scott becomes troubled that she has stopped confiding in him, the relationship that develops between Banshee and Moira McTaggart, an [...]

    21. This volume was interesting to read mostly from a historical perspective. Seeing these comics as a sort of transition period from requiring each issue to have a different villain, to a more modern "saga" like set up, where each issue in itself does not stand alone. I can't say that I am terribly interested in superhero comics, but I can see the beginnings of the types of comics I do like inside these pages.

    22. whoops! Looks like my previous specific comments for Vol. 1 apply more to this collection. The Phoenix is fascinating in it's original form and with the fleshed out stories included in the back ups of the reprints. A great thing about the Claremont years is that the readers really got a sense of how the X-Men lived. The stories showed the mansion, including individual and personalized rooms, as well as leisure time. It was also great to see the characters getting to know each other.

    23. Hot on the heels of Marvel Masterworks first volume of Uncanny X-Men came volume two, featuring the birth of the Phoenix and the arrival of The Shiar and The Starjammers! History is written in this volume as the team of Claremont, Byrne and Austin is formed and they go on to write some of the most popular stories in X-Men history!

    24. A must have for any fanThere is a tremendous amount of growth in these issues. Claremont starts coming into his own as a writer. Cockrum's best work on the series. And the debut of Byrne and Austin all-time favorite art team.

    25. I felt like I was reading the height of the art form as I read this book. The artwork is trippy and amazing while the prose is a perfect purple. Clairmont, Cockrum and Byrne are at the absolute peak of their powers here and the results are astounding.

    26. Loved these stories. I have vague memories of the Shi'ar from the 90s animated series, but it was wonderful to get introduced to this world with such a compelling story.

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