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40 Years of X-Men: The Complete Collection

by GIT Corp
Windows, Mac
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

Price: $249.99
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Product Features

  • Over 485 complete printable comics, cover to cover, that’s over 17,500 pages.
  • All X-MEN comic books from September 1963 through August 2005, including debut issue.
  • All X-MEN comic books from September 1963 through August 2005, including debut issue
  • Over 485 complete printable comics, cover to cover, that's over 17,500 pages
  • A treat for all X-Men fans

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows, Mac
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000E28UT2
  • Item model number: 90002
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,953 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Revisit and relive every X-MEN comic book ever printed covering 40 years from 1963-2005. Plus more than 18 yrs of annual and spectal edition issues.


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274 of 278 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The good, the bad, and the ugly February 22, 2006
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, this isn't a game, or a movie. Its a DVD-rom that can only be viewed on a DVD capable computer.

THE GOOD

This the first 40 year run of the comic book X-men, currently titled Uncanny X-Men. It includes issues 1-461, in order by year, including Giant Size X-Men 1. It also includes all the annuals in a separate menu. These are high quality scans, all in PDF format.

THE BAD

This includes ONLY Uncanny X-Men issues. Thats all fine and dandy, until you get to the mid-80's when X-Factor and New Mutants began their runs. So when you get to major cross over events, like the Mutant Massacre, Inferno, X-tiction Agenda, X-cutioner's Song, and the minor ones inbetween, you only get the Uncanny issues. This leaves some major holes in the stories. Sure, you can go buy the TPBs of the crossovers, but then you're re-buying the Uncanny issues. All the Age of Apocalypse is missing too, along with X-franchising one shots like X-Men Prime.

THE UGLY

You'll have to play around with the viewer settings to make the pages readable on a standard screen, without making them too difficult to flip through. All pages seem to be scanned in two page spreads. And all the original ads are intact.

Overall, its nice in and of itself, I just wish something could have been done about the cross-overs. That and the general lack of knowledge about this product here on Amazon and on the net in general are probably making this a rough sell at $50.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, Great place to start May 25, 2006
Not only can you start from the beginning but you can see the evolution of the X-Men. Why Wolverine and Cyclops are always at each other's throat, why the original X-Men are different from the current, how Phoenix's powers emerged, how Professor X loss the use of his legs, power changes, huge plotlines and twists, etc.

Also, I own a Mac and have no problem using the DVD.

THE GOOD:
Over 485 issues with all pages and in full color. To purchase these, even in TPB format would be hundreds of dollars.

THE BAD:
No crossover issues. Plus, reading them on screen is not that much fun unless you have a laptop or portable device.

VERDICT:
The good by far outweighs the bad if you are a true X-Men fan or want to start from the beginning.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Collector's Dream May 21, 2006
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I collected X-Men back in the 70's and 80's, and always loved the original team the best. My collection is now socked safely away from children and dogs and whatnot, but I can now enjoy every issue in prestine mint wherever I find myself, even take the whole kit and kaboodle on the road. A previous reviewer was frustrated at Mac OS X not being able to detect his DVD. He may want to get a replacement disk, because I can vouch personally that the DVD runs perfectly on my Mac portable.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Product June 7, 2007
40 years of X-men, the collector's edition has many good points and bad points.

First the bad:

It is not made clear right off the bat that it is only a collection of the Uncanny X-men, nor does it include crossovers into other marvel comics.

It is not easy to read. With two pages per screen, it is hard to just magnify and read page by page. You must consciously be moving and shifting the images around to be able to read the small print; something that Marvel did not take into consideration, I fear.

The Annuals do not say or actively show when they were published, so you have no idea where in the timeline they take place.

Now for the good,

Aside from the fact that they are scans of the comics themselves, and therefore have printing flaws, they are actually very good quality, and it is highly enjoyable to watch the evolution of the artwork as the series progresses.

From the stand-point of a new collector, anyone who has heard of and/or liked the X-men as children, this isn't a dvd to pass up. I have had it for about a month and a half now, and I can say that I am enthralled with how the characters have grown and changed throughout the 40 years in which they have been in print.

From an avid-fan of the series, I wouldn't pass this up for anything. If you have ever wanted the back issues, if only just to SEE what it was like "back in the old days," this DVD is a Must-Have.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars problem with crossovers March 26, 2007
This collection is a perfect for someone just getting into X-men. The comic scans themselves are in PDF format and tend to slow up the computer. The scans are very clear and zooming in is no problem. The only drawback is that the crossovers are incomplete because this collection only includes Uncanny X-men and nothing else. So major crossovers with adjectiveless x-men, x-factor, new mutants, etc are not included. Here's hoping Marvel releases DVDs of these comic titles as well.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome collection for the price March 21, 2007
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I echo other reviewers' comments that no other format offers you a complete collection of the Uncanny X-Men for anything remotely approaching this price. One additional benefit of having scans of the books, as opposed to trade paperback reproductions, is that you get all of the advertisements and back covers, letters pages and editorials as well. For those who might have collected these books way back when (I was an avid collector in the late 80's), this has very high nostalgia value. The one star is missing from my review because a computer screen can never compete with paper as a medium for comic books. But it's pretty awesome to be able to carry hundreds of books with you on a long flight or bus trip!

For those of you on a Mac, these are easy to read. Open an issue with Preview, then hit Shift-Apple-F to enter full-screen "slideshow" mode. With your mouse, select the Fit-To-Screen option, so that the two-page spread fills the available screen space. To flip to the next page of the book, just press the right arrow key. It's simple and not difficult at all to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good, as described
Published 1 month ago by Richard Riley
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing value at the original price
This collection consists of actual comic books that have been individually scanned and converted to PDF files. Read more
Published 9 months ago by NF
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this.
I love Marvel Comics. (Seriously. I own like 11500 of them.) But I kind of hate Marvel for not putting more collections like this one on DVD-ROM. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Dave McInnis
5.0 out of 5 stars great
these are amazing. especially for anyone who loves comics. they can get all these
years at once. ty would def order again
Published 15 months ago by kk
4.0 out of 5 stars X-Men Collection
I received it in excellent condition and in a timely manner. I didn't buy it for myself but as a Christmas present. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Denise
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvalous
I love this product. It is a great way to catch up on X-Men comics without hunting or breaking the bank.

It's great to be able to read these stories from the beginning. Read more
Published on October 13, 2011 by Brandon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fastball Special
This is a compendium of scanned comics of the original X-Men series, which I stopped collecting myself back in the early 90's. Read more
Published on October 5, 2011 by sundarmd2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for
I was a huge X-Men fan, but knew there was no way to go back and buy all the comics I missed growing up. This is a the next best thing. Read more
Published on January 28, 2011 by J. Hunter Morris
1.0 out of 5 stars yes, but there's a better way...
I bought this when it did not say that the comics were in pdf. Had I known I wouldn't have bothered. Several of the other sets were in .cbr or . Read more
Published on December 13, 2010 by nude 0007
2.0 out of 5 stars I wouldnt buy this if I where you.
this comes with the first 461 issues of uncanny x-men plus annuals and the giant size. Its all great up till the mid eighties where new mutants, x-factor, wolverine,and Excalibur... Read more
Published on December 1, 2010 by comic guy
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