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In collaboration with artists Dave Cockrum and John Byrne, Claremont crafted a run still heralded as a definitive era on the book. X-MEN became more than just another super-hero title; this diverse cast of mutants fighting against prejudice and intolerance has resonated in the hearts of millions of devoted readers. Jean Grey became the Dark Phoenix and her storyline became one of the most controversial and riveting in comics.
When a young writer named Chris Claremont took over The Uncanny X-Men in 1976, no one could predict the incredible impact he would have on the Marvel Comics series. With a flair for realistic dialogue, heartfelt storylines, and hard-hitting action, Claremont's writing breathed life into the characters, making it Marvel's #1-selling title.
Yes, even outselling Spider-Man and The Fantastic Four as well as every other book! Comic stores went mad trying to keep the issues in stock, and many bought tons and tons of extras as the popularity just grew and grew for the series. It was a phenomenon on the the scale of today's movie blockbusters, at least in the world of comics.
Now, the first five years of their landmark run on Uncanny X-Men are collected in one oversized volume, which also includes all original letters pages. This keepsake edition has newly re-mastered coloring and other uncanny extras! Collects Uncanny X-Men #94-131, and Giant-Size X-Men #1, Annual #3.
Also, special bonus pages with alternative covers, character model guides and early designs, and special promotional ads. Plus reproductions of original cover artwork for #115, Annual #3, #121, three rare John Byrne portfolio plates from a 1993 French collection, and the entire run of 1986 re-imagined covers done for the reprinting of these original issues, in the series Classic X-Men. Art is by Arthur Adams and others, and it's excellent!
- Additional Information
Item Code UX94H Publisher Marvel Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781302900830 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 7x11 # Pages 848pg Color Full Color