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The Uncanny X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 1 (La imposible Patrulla-X Omnibus #1)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  792 ratings  ·  27 reviews
When a young writer named Chris Claremont took over X-Men in 1976, few fans 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. In collaboration with artists Dave Cockrum and John Byrne, Claremont crafted a run ...more
Hardcover, 848 pages
Published August 2nd 2006 by Marvel (first published May 17th 2006)
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Randy Lander
It's hard to believe in these days of a dozen X-titles, but there was once a time when the X-Men weren't popular. Despite a well-liked run by Neal Adams revamping the original team with new costumes, the book fell into reprints and from there, cancellation. Almost. A young upstart named Chris Claremont, fresh off smaller Marvel books like Iron Fist, came in with artist Dave Cockrum and created a completely new team, ditching all but one member of the original team. They added minor, unknown char ...more
You know how you can read something that you know is a classic, you can see why it's great, but it's obviously old.. And might be hard to get thru at times.
Well this isn't it. This is not only classic, it's fun, it's epic, it's entertaining in every way. For some reason or another after a couple of years ill end up rereading it from the start. Maybe there's some issues in the end I never got to, I mean it's a pretty big book. And rereading it, it just doesn't get old. I started reading X-Men in
Going back to something that you loved from your childhood can be a daunting experience. If you've ever tried to re-watch an old episode of 'Thundercats' or 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (and you're not deluding yourself into thinking that they're still good), then you'll know where I'm coming from. As such, it was with some hesitance that I approached this Marvel Omnibus. Chris Claremont's legendary 20 year run on 'Uncanny X-Men' is considered the most influential period in the franchise's his ...more
Connor Lawrence
While comics like this are generally known for being mindless pizazz and action, X-Men has very deep characterization and storytelling beneath the colorful exterior.
I apparently bought this for sixty bucks back in 2006, according to Amazon records. I would guess this is one of the smartest things I did that year.
I borrowed this off a buddy. Thanks, man. WHERE TO BEGIN? In 1975, Chris Claremont begins his long and prolific run on The Uncanny X-Men, a struggling Marvel title that had been in reprints for like 5 years. The "CHILDREN OF THE ATOM" need to be reinvigorated. So Professor Charles Xavier recruits new X-Men for his fake school/real superhero team. They would form a POP CULTURE JUGGERNAUT that would dominate the world of comics for the next, hmmmmmmm, maybe 20-odd years. Well, the juggernaut is fo ...more
Federiken Masters
Oct 17, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans del género y de los autores
Recommended to Federiken by: Que estaba a mano, su fama
Al fin llegué a las raíces, a la regénesis que redefinió la historieta de superhéroes, para bien Y para mal. Y la verdad es que en algunos aspectos envejeció un poquito y no resulta impecable, pero a grandes rasgos sigue siendo un muy buen comic, sobre todo si se lo compara con lo que había antes (dentro del género, se entiende) y más todavía con lo que quedaría después, en los resacosos 90s. Eso sí, tampoco entiendo por qué lo marcan como una de las obras maestras más grandes de la historieta s ...more
Una grande rilettura.
Le storie sono decisamente dei classici, scritte grandiosamente da Chris Claremont e disegnate prima dal compianto Dave Cockrum e poi da un John Byrne giunto all'apice della forma, apice che manterrà per oltre un decennio. Diversi inchiostratori all'opera, tra cui spicca Terry Austin e i sempre eccellenti colori di Glynis Oliver.
Qui, tra la fine degli anni '70 ed i primi anni '80 del secolo scorso, nasce e si consolida il mito degli X-Men con storie che ancora oggi sono capo
Casey Miller
First of all, I'm new to x-men comics. I loved the 90's x-men cartoon as a kid, and I played the Sega Genesis game all the time. I remember being impressed by my Marvel-loving cousin growing up, who seemed to have a handle on the vast array of characters and plot lines. I was fascinated, but I never got into the comics myself because of the vastness of the history and the expense of staying up-to-date. Enter the Podcast "Rachel and Miles X-plain the X-men", which provided exactly what I needed t ...more
Chris Maurer
the stories that made me a life-long comic book reader and they still hold up nearly 40 yrs later
Paul Dinger
It is hard now to think that this was once Stan Lee's worst title. There really wasn't much to say about the Xmen then. Kirby deserted the book quickly and with rare instances the art was nearly as bad as the stories. True, guys like Roy Thomas and Neal Adams did a great job, but really the book wasn't going anywhere. Really the guy who saved it was Chris Claremont. Taking it up after Len Wien came in and did one issue, another rat leaving the sinking ship, Claremont really turned it into someth ...more
I don't really think it's necessary to review this book - you either see it and want it immediately (as I did) or you're not sure what it's all about. If you're in the first group, then buy it. Please note that it stops after issue #131 - which is cheating and Marvel knows it's cheating, but you should still buy it. Then buy a used copy of The Dark Phoenix Saga (because screw Marvel that's why - there is no reason to buy the second Omnibus). If you're not sure what it's all about, then just get ...more
Classics in ever sense. This idea of mutant superheros was all but done with flagging sales when Chris Claremont took over and began his long run of X-men story telling that made the X-men into one of Marvel's best selling books. That story run begins here.
The second wave of merry mutants has always been my fav. There's this magnificent mix of stereoty- I mean, nationalities which makes for a very interesting team dynamic. And you learn some Russian on the side, da. The plots are magnificently campy, but have that underlying symbolism everyone loves the X-Men for.

Claremont does often forget he has an artist who is very much able to show what is happening, and that the consequently doesn't have to have the character SAY what they're going to do in
Gorgeous. I wish they would keep publishing omnibuses of Uncanny up till 544, and then even vol. 2 up until 300. Even the sorriest runs would look great, I bet.
Seamus O'Keeffe
What can one say, nostalgia laden, characters that have been with my whole life. Forget ur myriad teams and alternate timelines, these are my X-Men
Chris Claremont and X-Men are synonymous. This omnibus collects the early half of Claremonts run.

Now iconic characters such as Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Wolverine are introduced into the book and we get to know them as characters. This volume also introduces us to The Hellfire Club and sets up future storylines.

The character interaction is great and you can see small plots building to bigger plots.
Marcus Jensen
The start of one of the best comic book runs ever published. The long term story really pay off. The only comics from The Big 2 with this kind of storytelling is Avengers and New Avengers by Jonathan Hickman. Sadly Hickman's run is more focused on plot than characters something Claremont almost never forgets.
It takes almost 400 pages for the new team to hit their stride art and story-wise. So slog through the early and tough days and it's worth it. I have most of these original comics and it was a shock how crude the first phase of a team that would come to define modern comics was. But how weird it was at the time is still impressive.
Great collection. I gobbled it up. The pages are nice and heavy and glossy. I read this collection because I was only familiar with the newest X-men and not with the UnCanney X-Men. I would like to read the originals that came even before this collection. The evolution of the X-men is a topic that fascinates me.
Shannon Appelcline
Though not as polished as modern-day comics, these still remain gripping. They're also impressive for the raw creativity that continues to influence the comics today, including creations such as the Shi'ar, the Imperial Guard, Alpha Flight, the Hellfire Club, and of course the new X-Men themselves.
I dont actually own the Omnibus edition but I read the originals when they were out. #94-145 was just amazing. The Paul Smith era that followed was very good too but Byrne and Claremont were on another planet at the time.
the stories are quite interesting, especially towards the end.
if you want to read X-men and start with the old stories, this would be quite a good place to start.
Mike Wierzbicki
The series is put in the hands of Claremont. He definitely makes the series better but it still doesn't reach its peak in this volume.
Michael Moreci
Not a whole lot needs to be said about one of greatest--if not the greatest--runs in X-Men history. Epic.
Shawn Fields
Simply one of the greatest storytelling/art runs of all time.
Perfect reading for a snow day. Made me feel like I was 13 again.
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Chris Claremont is a writer of American comic books, best known for his 16-year (1975-1991) stint on Uncanny X-Men, during which the series became one of the comic book industry's most successful properties.

Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Hors
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