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Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 3 (Uncanny X-Men, Volume I Marvel Masterworks 3)

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The heart of an Antarctic volcano. The steamy jungles of the hidden Savage Land. Coastal Japan in flames and the far-flung Canadian city of Calgary buried in drifts of snow. All these locales and more await our merry band of mutants in the following eleven issues- and there's no time to catch your breath! This volume reads as one long story, setting the tone for the heavy ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 12th 2011 by Marvel (first published 1993)
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Jun 13, 2015 Stephen rated it really liked it

Yet again a fantastic volume, i really didn't think that I would enjoy these old stories this much. The volume starts with the X-Men being brainwashed into becoming a carnival attraction this was my least favorite part of the book but after that it all started to get really good because the X-Men's main villain Magneto came into the picture.

The following issues we see the team in the Savage Land facing Sauron, and after that they are in in Japan teaming up with Sunfire. Out of all the stories in
Artur Coelho
Sep 14, 2016 Artur Coelho rated it really liked it
Chris Claremont e John Byrne foram uma daquelas raras duplas de argumentista/ilustrador que marcaram os comics. O estilo intricado mas focado na forma humana de Byrne assentou como uma luva ao tipo de histórias de Claremont, que mantendo dramas pessoais e inter-relações como fio condutor, apostava em aventura explosiva seccionada em episódios para manter o interesse dos leitores. O tom de drama e aventura são elevados nesta temporada, com os X-Men dispersos. Enquanto a equipe principal regressa ...more
Apr 05, 2014 Neil rated it really liked it
Reading through the GNs of all the old X-men I bought and read as single issues so long ago, enjoying the visual power of Byrne's greatest art, and remembering when Chris Claremont was at the height of his game and hadn't descened into over-wordy, repetivity. This and the next volume are the penultimate chapters, leading up to the Dark Phoenix Saga. Getting to share these original works with my wife, who only knows the characters from the movies, is a real blast. She is enthralled with the ...more
Warning: Smallish rant ahead. I apologize, but I had to let this out otherwise I was going to scream and throw things. And everything I wanted to throw is breakable and probably expensive.

1) The mounting references to outside comics is insane! If you can't find a synopsis for the comic that one throwaway line of another story comes from, you have to go through pages of bios to find out what they are talking about. Interesting, but it takes a long time to find it and by the time I did I really di
Adam  McPhee
Oct 04, 2016 Adam McPhee rated it it was amazing
Pierre Elliot Trudeau sends Alpha Flight to kidnap Wolverine. They wreck Calgary in the process, and constantly talk about how shitty it is.

(They also visit the Savage Land and Japan.)
Kevin Mann
Oct 15, 2014 Kevin Mann rated it it was amazing
Didnt plan to read this in just 2 sittings, but once i started, i literally could not stop. The Claremont/Byrne XMEN have always been my own personal comic book version of "The Beatles" - Top of the top, A - number one, top of the heap, the best....(for me) - as a wee small laddie, I stumbled on the bi-monthly xmen around issue 127 ("Proteus" saga) and i was totally hooked. It was a little more "adult" than all the other books and it was just so weird for that time. Truly alternative and made ...more
B. Jay
Jun 21, 2011 B. Jay rated it liked it
The description of this trade paperback may read that it collects a series of issues which read as one story, and in a way that's true. It spans a remarkably long time in which the X-Men were divided and lost as a team, and which Professor X, in fact, believes most of the team to be dead. But the issues still jump from one story line to another, with no overriding story arc. This is no graphic novel, folks, merely a collection of vintage X-Men comics.
Where these issues do shine is the excellence
Mar 28, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, wish-list
This collection sees Magneto separating the team shortly after they return from Phoenix fixing reality. The X-Men really start to gel as a team during a series of adventures on their way back home from the Magneto encounter.

The Byrne art is really amazing and it just really pops even after all these years and rereads. I have been slowing down to study the panels. Noticed the reprint colors are redone and I even caught an edit that removed that Magneto had a run in with the FF and Dr. Doom betwee
May 12, 2012 Patrickderaaff rated it really liked it
Shelves: x-men
The X-men are seperated after fighting Magneto under an Antarctic volcano and each group believes the other dead. Beast and Jean make it back to the civilised world and inform Charles, who leaves Earth with his new love Lilandra. Beast returns to the Avengers and Jean takes a holiday to deal with her grief. But... the other X-men are not dead. Through a series of adventures they travel the globe, from the Savage Land to Japan to Canada and then finally home. They face many adversaries and during ...more
Sep 01, 2014 Chris rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2014
This was yet another enjoyable foray into the Claremont X-Men run, but for me it didn't quite reach the heights of the previous volume. Firstly the art and inking is absolutely gorgeous, lush, vibrant and full of character and atmosphere.

I liked that Claremont continued to build on the back-stories, the Xavier section in particular was very well done. The Magneto story too was of a high standard and made me want more. The other sections were less impressive for me, but still fun, as the X-Men w
Aug 29, 2011 Alex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are standouts here but mostly its John Byrne's outstanding artwork that shines, raising a lot of otherwise mediocre plotting into something spectacular to see. The Magneto story is well known but I could't help feeling that its because it *looks* so damn good since otherwise it's just a case of Magneto wanting to get his revenge and ultimately failing. Splitting the heroes storylines post Magneto was a neat idea and it allowed for a lovely character issue for Xavier "Psi-Wars" but ...more
Ryan Linkous
Dec 10, 2014 Ryan Linkous rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this collection of stories for the X-men. The scene changes quite drastically every 2-3 stories (Antarctica, Magneto's lair, Strange Land, New York/Space, Japan, Canada), but it was interesting to see how the characters develop over 9 issues. This gave a lot of context to the Dark Phoenix saga, especially several of the problems the X-men are experiencing. It also gives me more appreciation for the Dark Phoenix saga story-arc b/c it was a pretty focused story for about 8 ...more
Jul 01, 2013 Shaun rated it it was amazing
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Jun 15, 2013 James rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
The best. Claremont hits his full stride, distinguishing the characters, developing an excellent around-the-world adventure and "killing off" the team for the first time. Magneto is at his peak here, with some of my favorite character moments, including his seeming concern when robot "nanny" is on the fritz.
Scott Lee
Feb 08, 2014 Scott Lee rated it really liked it
Fun X-Men Comics. The seventies style here is a bit closer to the one I grew up on, where the written element is of equal weight and importance with the visual element. Claremont and Byrne do wonderful stuff here. It's not world shattering, but it's great serial storytelling with strong characters and superhero goodness. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Edward Davies
Jul 23, 2015 Edward Davies rated it it was amazing
The X-Men fight Magneto in space! There's a trip to the Savage Land, Japan and Canada as the X-Men meet friends and foes both old and new. Some great stories from Claremont and Byrne as one oft he most famous runs in comics history continues.
***Dave Hill
Feb 21, 2011 ***Dave Hill rated it it was amazing
Shelves: illustrated
Claremont and Byrne at their early X-Men most-awesomest, complete with Magneto, the Savage Land, and the introduction of Alpha Flight. Seriously, kids, this is the run that made the X-Men a franchise.
Jun 19, 2015 Mphill968 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It doesn't get any better than this!!!

Almost 40 years later and these issues are still as wonderful as I remember. There are many wonderful writer /artist combinations, but nothing beats Claremont/Byrne/Austin.
Apr 06, 2013 B rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed
Oddly, hardly different than the X-Men stories being told twenty years later.

Things keep moving forward and the flaws are not necessarily obvious.
Anthony Bello
Jul 01, 2014 Anthony Bello rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
The only thing that I really dislike about this volume is that Storm becomes a damsel in distress in issues 114 and 115. WTF Claremont and/or Byrne?
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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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  • Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 4
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