Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 5
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Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 5 (Uncanny X-Men)

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Collects The X-Men #132-140, Annual #4, Bizarre Adventures #27, Phoenix: The Untold Story #1
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 19th 2005 by Marvel
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These were published in 1980, and they're just a little too classic cheesy comic book style for me. The writing and the narration are clearly from before comics and graphic novels took a darker turn. The Dark Phoenix stuff is a really great storyline though that's also very central to the Marvel universe so it made me able to understand a lot of other stuff I've read.
Once upon a time there was a young woman named Jean Grey. She was born a mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers and joined Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, as well as the superhero team The X-men (feared and hated by a world they have sworn to protect). One day she flew to the stars and died. Then she was reborn with the powers of a goddess. But power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. She saved the Universe and then became the biggest threat to it. When face...more
Contains the Dark Phoenix Saga, which, for my money, is the greatest superhero epic ever produced. So there's that! The follow-up splits the cast for a breather. Cyclops heads off on his own, Kitty comes into life at the mansion and Wolverine and Nightcrawler go hunt the Wendigo, an arc that continues the humanization of Wolverine. It's decent stuff, but the heart of the arc is at the start.

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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.

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