Book Review: Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1 by Chris Claremont

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The X-men may have been created in the 1960s, but this series began the X-men as we know them today. This book collects Giant X-Men #1 and X-Men 94-100, the first new X-men comics in years.

In Giant X-Men #1, Professor Xavier recruits several mutants to help rescue the X-men and then in Issue 94, we get a line-up where the only original X-men on the team is Cyclops and he's supported by an international team including Storm, Colossus, and Wolverine.

The X-men fight Count Nefaria, fight a dragon monster, and then try to deal with two of their own (including Cyclops' brother) who have been taken over, and then the book wraps up with a three-issue arc involving the return of the Sentinels and a trip into space

There's so much to love about this team. They have big heavy hitters who deliver...and deliver with style. Dave Cockrum's art is a thing of beauty, it makes the action pop, but also has some key emotional moments. The writing is good throughout with some great twists, and some nice character work.

Over the year, the X-men have become a very dense mini-universe to get involved in with so many characters and storylines that it's hard to even figure out what's going on or how to get in, but this is the good stuff. This is pure.

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Published on April 26, 2019 22:09 Tags: bronze-age, uncanny-x-men
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