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X-Men Visionaries: Neal Adams (X-Men Visionaries)

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Reprinted from a memorial series of stories from 1969 and 1970, largely written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Neal Adams, this edition also features some previously unpublished Adams work for X-Men in the '80s. X-Men Visionaries: The Neal Adams Collection covers nine issues where the original X-Men (Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, Iceman, and then the newly Havok an ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 31st 1996 by Marvel Entertainment Group (first published July 1996)
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Nicolo Yu
This trade paperback collected the Neal Adams’ work on X-Men, when the artist was brought in to help save the title from cancellation. It almost succeeded, but the book went into reprints soon after his run.

The stories in this volume are classic tales that are often retold every once in a while a new creative team comes in. That is how popular these stories are to fans and aided tremendously by Adams’ amazing art and key X-Men concepts like the Sentinels, the Savage Land and Magneto.

This collect
***Dave Hill
When I was a wee tot, I traded something to a friend for his stack of comics which he no longer was interested in. I read those comics to death, but the favorite of all in the stack was a copy of X-Men #59 (, which taught me that (a) Sentinels were freaking scary, and (b) comic book art could be freaking cool.

That art was, of course, by Neal Adams, and this volume collects all of his limited run in the waning days of the first run of Uncanny X-Men. Adams,
Neal Adams introduction alone makes this an interesting read. I have very limited experience with Neal Adams, so basically this is my one sample of his work that I have truly read. It is pretty remarkable, especially considering the art in the series up to this point. Adams really gets into the Marvel style as he calls it. Where the artist creates the story and is not controlled by the text boxes/bubbles. He really messes with the paneling norms and makes for some interesting pages. Now having w ...more
The majority of the final issues of the original X-Men run are in this volume, with new coloring that does a very good job of enhancing Neal Adams' detailed artwork -- certainly a far cry from the rushed, often clumsy linework of the start of the run. By this point Roy Thomas was writing the series (the final issue collected here was a Denny O'Neil done-in-one epic story that these days would take six issues to get through) although there re times when it's hard to tell that it's not Stan Lee (a ...more
Maybe it's the fact that I used to have some of these issues (both the originals and the reprints in Giant-Size X-Men 2), but I liked Neal Adams much more here. Part of it was the inking of Tom Palmer, but I thought the stories were more interesting, and not as predictable.
Christopher Ryan
Roy and Neal, enuresis said. Roy can write anything and Neal was in full experimentation mode, changing how comics could be drawn. Grab it.
Additional stories from the 80's? I must have this. I have the original edition and it does not include this extra material. It is also newly colored and the book design is a bit distracting.
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Roy Thomas is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard's character and helped launch a sword and sorcery trend in comics. Thomas is also known for his championing of Golden A ...more
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