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Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 2 (Marvel Masterworks #12)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  630 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Ever-expanding their ranks, the Children of the Atom combat the evils threatening both mutants and humans - like the Juggernaut and Black Tom Cassidy, Magneto, The Imperial Guard. The Starjammers. Weapon Alpha and Warhawk.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 2004 by Marvel Entertainment Group (first published 1982)
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After reading the first volume of “Uncanny X-Men,” I just could not wait to read the second volume of “The Uncanny X-Men” featuring the second generation X-Men! This time, the X-Men are up against even deadlier foes than before and they will have to fight harder then ever before!

What is the story?

Continuing from the first volume after Jean Grey seemingly sacrifices her life to save the X-Men in space, it turns out that Jean Grey has become the Phoenix! Oh, and not only that but the
Artur Coelho
A mistura de acção explosiva com os dilemas pessoais dos personagens foi a marca que Claremont deixou neste título. Neste segundo volume, o argumentista inicia aquela que será uma forte aposta nas histórias de FC space opera, com os X-Men a envolverem-se nas lutas internas do império alienígena dos Shi'ar.
Nicholas Karpuk
While I accept that reading comics older than the mid-80's comes with some interesting baggage, I think I've just about reached my limit when it comes to Claremont's famous run on the series.

The thing is, when it comes to X-Men, people never shut up about this era. It's the source of a lot of the dynamics that have been reused in movies and cartoons for decades. It's the source of things like the Wolverine/Cyclops rivalry, the Dark Phoenix saga, etc. But I would argue that those later versions d
Dang Ole' Dan Can Dangle
Sep 11, 2013 rated it liked it
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Much of what I said in my review of the first volume applies to this one as well. Although I'd say that this volume, as a whole, is better.

Claremont's writing gets even better, the quality of the stories gets much better, the characters get heaps of development. The comics show the X-Men in and out of action, and really allows you to get to know them--whether in seeing them play baseball, go on picnics, etc.--without ever feeling forced. A lot of back-story going on as well. We learn Storm's or
Aug 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
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There are real leaps in quality in this volume, mostly during the stories centering on Jean Grey and her transformation into the Phoenix. Not only is it satisfying to see Claremont set plates spinning for an endgame that's way off yet, but its also a joy to see a thoughtful storyline that shows Phoenix struggling to control and understand the power that she sees thrust upon her. Superhero stories are all about this in a way, but Claremont, here, begins to take it to its logical conclusion. Throw ...more
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This volume charts the classic days of the X-men, as the new team becomes the most popular team, and the creative names behind the book, Claremont, Byrne and Austin take the Uncanny X-men into comic book history.

Volume two introduces the Shi'ar and the Imperial Guard, a full on copy of the Legion of Superheroes translated into Marvel-dom. It is high melodrama and cosmic action that is up there with the Kree-Skrull war as definitive Marvel storytelling. Most importantly, these are the early issue
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As part of my continuation reconciliation with the X-Men I picked up the second Uncanny trade. I still love that Wolverine isn't very prominent, although by the end of these stories he is starting to become less of a raging asshole and more of a two-dimensional character. Nightcrawler is obviously Claremont's favorite X-Man (and by extension my favorite so far). Overall the quality of the stories is good, but a couple of fill-in issues with terrible art take a half-star, or the idea of a half-st ...more
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been wanting to read some of these old Claremont series for a while. When I got my daughter into the 90s X-Men animated series recently, it triggered my desire to go check out the stories that are behind so much of that fantastic show.

I decided to stick to the comics related to the Phoenix, since it's such an epic and iconic story arc. This book, followed by vol #3, and the Dark Phoenix saga book cover that era pretty well.

Is some of the dialogue a bit dated and clunky? A lot of descriptio
Kenneth Clark
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book continues the saga of Phoenix as an X-man. This includes the beginning of John Byrne's legendary run as illustrator. This tale also brings us the Starjammers, Lilandra, the Shi'ar Empire and the M'kraan Crystal. Classic Claremont! Love it!
It really is amazing to me how well these comics still hold up, and it's great to see John Byrne begin his run on the book.
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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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