- Age Range: 9 and up
- Grade Level: 4 and up
- Series: X-Men
- Hardcover: 848 pages
- Publisher: Marvel; Reprint edition (September 17, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785185690
- ISBN-13: 978-0785185697
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.8 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Volume 1 (New Printing) Hardcover – September 17, 2013
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These X-Men comics represented the absolute best that comics could be in their day. And in many ways, they're the best ever.
I remember reading these issues as if it were yesterday. I instantly loved this team, these characters. They were visually stimulating, thanks to Dave Cockrum's outstanding designs, and were as three-dimensional as any fictional character in any medium - novel, film...anything.
When John Byrne took over, the entire fan community knew they were witnessing something special in comics. There was a desperate wait for those next issues to come out. The previous months' books were read and re-read until that shiny new tome appeared on the rack. "X-Men" was the first book you'd read when you got home, if you didn't read it in the car while your mom drove.
These stories approached myth for us. They resonated. They stuck.
Nearly thirty years later I'm still amazed. As a young kid, I simply was sucked into the breathless, epic storytelling, the seemingly infinite small details tucked into every panel or every plot point, the comedy, the tragedy...
...and the artwork that defines this book to this day.
These are the definitive X-Men.
We are re-introduced to some old friends, like Cyclops and Jean Grey, and find some new ones, like Nightcrawler, Colossus and especially Wolverine. In that Giant-Size X-Men number one, that beautiful fat introduction to this world, we all fell in love with so much of the X-Universe immediately. Re-reading this after so much time allows me to appreciate the artistry of the collaborators, but it also makes clear that when current X-comics get "good", they're getting "good" like THESE stories.
Man-oh-man...Read more ›
Trust me, if you are an X-Men fan, this book is an absolute treasure. One that you should definitely not pass up... one that you will definitely regret having passed up ten or fifteen years from now when it's (quite possibly) no longer in print.
The production quality is excellent here, it's printed on nice paper, the colors look great, and at the end there's a short but fascinating section of "behind the scenes" material, including character designs, promotional artwork that was originally published in other sources outside the X-Men comic itself, a gallery of all the Art Adams cover illustrations from the 1980's "Classic X-Men" series, sketches showing rejected costume and character designs, not to mention text by Chris Claremont.
To put it in a nutshell, The Uncanny X-Men Omnibus is the comic book equivelant of a special edition director's cut DVD of your favorite movie, with extra features.
The only bad thing about this book is that it is incredibly addictive. Since I got it, I've been reading one chapter every evening... which is great... but the next day, while trying to focus on my pencil-pushing desk job, I keep finding myself distracted by an eagerness to go home, just so I can hunker down on the couch and read another chapter. I'm thirty four years old and I have a good job. I should be above this sort of behavior.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It takes almost 400 pages for the new team to hit their stride art and story-wise. So slog through the early and tough days and it's worth it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Kopeny
This is an absolutely awesome volume. The book is well constructed and should last a good long time. It doesn't go back all the way to the beginning. Read morePublished 9 months ago by P. Moran
Awesome classic stories of the newer x men team. So many good stories in here and it is fun to see how the team grows together over time. Read morePublished 13 months ago by james turner
Some of the best comics of all time in a massive tome. Also works great to crush household pestsPublished 15 months ago by Jacob D.
I recently bought this, but I want to cover this review in two parts, and explain the non-5 star review. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Michael B. Mctighe