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The X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 2 (X-Men Omnibus #2)

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This is the original X-Men: ReLoad featuring the mutantdom's first new costumes and the death of Professor X So hold on to your hats as the X-Men go toe-to-toe against Juggernaut, the Mole Man, Mekano, the Changeling and more menaces than any other mutants' muster could match

Collecting: X-Men #32-66, Avengers #53, Ka-Zar #2-3, Marvel Tales #30
Hardcover, 912 pages
Published May 11th 2011 by Marvel Comics (first published April 20th 2011)
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William Billings
Like the previous omnibus, it's very much a mixed bag. I struggled to make it through this one probably because it's starts off right in the middle of Roy Thomas/Werner Roth's run. Lots of third rate villains, crossover guest appearances from more successful comics, and repeating returns of villains from early in the X-Men run as well as throw-away villains from other Marvel comics.

Sure, eventually Doom Patrol co-creator Arnold Drake comes eventually and makes X-Men more enjoyable to read. In co
This second X-Men omnibus collects issues #32 through #66 (including The Avengers #53, Ka-Zar #2 and #3 and Marvel Tales #30) of the original X-men comic. The omnibus is beautiful, reprinting these 50 year old comics in glorious oversized color pages in a well bound hardcover book. The contents however are a bit of a mixed bag.

Issues #32 - #43 are written by Roy Thomas and are hardly noteworthy. These are standalone stories culminating in a multi-issue finale featuring a nefarious band of villa
Russell Grant
It took me ages to finish this one because its a real slog. The Kirby days are long past and it's not until the later Neal Adams issues that this one starts to hit it's stride. It's just not worth it.
Chris Maurer
mixed to read these old stories and the Neal Adams art is a plus but it ain't all good
Ryan K Alford
Note--5 STARS for the Neal Adams issues(#54-62) 3 stars for the rest.
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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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