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Essential X-Men, Vol. 2 (Marvel Essentials) (v. 2) Paperback – December 7, 2005
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Yes, if you can get hold of these comics in color and read them, you will enjoy them even more, but this B&W collected is worth 5 stars because of its content, its price, and its convenience. When these "Essential" reprints are no longer available, it'll be more difficult for new readers to see the X-Men the way they were at their height, and that will be a shame.
Whether you're a new or old fan, i don't think anyone will dispute the quality of the stories even though newer readers may not like the art as much, possibly as art in those days, although good, was not as detailed.
If you haven't read these stories yet, prepare to find some real x-men gems that balance character development, adventure and dialogue perfectly by not going over the top by doing the big cross over thing. Enjoy!!!
This essential chronicles what is often sited as one of the best comic story arcs ever written: the Dark Phoenix Saga.
In this arc, we see the introduction of the Hellfire Club, including their White Queen, Emma Frost, a character that has become incredibly important to current X-men continuity, especially to Grant Morrison's acclaimed run on New X-Men.
We also see the introduction of Kitty Pryde, a character featured in the white hot Astonishing X-Men by Buffy scribe Joss Whedon and the death of Jean Grey.
In short, you have one of the most beloved comic arcs of the last 30 years and the introduction of characters that today's hottest comic writers come back to again and again.
If you call yourself a comics fan, or even just a fan of great storytelling, you owe it to yourself to get this essential. Even better, it's less than 15 bucks. You can't go wrong.
This run has got to be the best out of all the X-men eras. John byrne's art work, Claremont's writing and the battle with Prometheus, The Dark Phoenix saga and Phoenix's death were so well written and drawn, that these were superior works of fiction told in comic book format. I don't think I have ever read as anything as stirring, intelligent and captivating as this period of the X-men series, and I was a HUGE X-men fan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great collection of stories. Clearmont and Byrne were on the top of their games with these. One of the draws for me were the introductions of classic X-Men characters Emma Frost... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert McKinney
I had no problem with the service. I would've given it five stars except for the fact that nothing was mentioned about the "essential" line of Marvel compilations was in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Timfurno
I loved these comics as a kid. This book includes the dark phoenix saga, which was (sort of) the basis for the third movie. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by Joshua Davies
This book is an incredible historical study of the evolution of the X-Men title. Here Chris Claremont really starts to own the book, and take it places no other comic had dared to... Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by W. D. Gillon
The marvel essentials are a really nice collection of the all the important events that you need to know about to in the xmen universe(or other respective essentials)Published on August 4, 2013 by Kaiser
I was 8yrs old when I first discovered "The Uncanny X-Men" coming in at issue 200. Prior to that I read Batman which face it before "Dark Knight Returns",and "Year One" was pretty... Read morePublished on May 19, 2010 by D. Brower