- Age Range: 9 and up
- Grade Level: 4 and up
- Series: X-Men Omnibus
- Hardcover: 720 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (October 19, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785158227
- ISBN-13: 978-0785158226
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 2 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #725,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Omnibus - Volume 1 (X-Men Omnibus) Hardcover – October 19, 2011
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This omnibus follows the adventures of the X-men following the events of Inferno, the groups's transformation after the seige perilous, the introduction of Gambit and the ultimate revamping of the X-teams. The art varies. Marc Silvestri fans have plenty to be happy about. I loved his take on the X-men, his pencils were gritty and loose - a sketchy style that gave the book a kinda rough, edgy look. His art was only ruined by poor inkers that cropped up from time to time. There are some guest pencillers on a few issues but the real treat is the work of Jim lee. Jim Lee's first X-men issues with long-time collaborator/inker Scott Williams obviously sought to impress as the 3 issue arc transforming Psychlocke from boring British telepath to edgy ninja vixen is simply stunning. The first 2 issues of his uncanny run as regular penciler (268-269)end the omnibus but they are amazing! Jim lee draws a tough Captain America and its easy to see why Marvel has used the images from this book of the captain in so many promo pieces over the years.
Marvel includes lots of extras in the form of Jim lee sketches, covers he did for other Marvel titles (alpha flight, Wolverine, Punisher) and some nice promo art I had only seen in defunt mag Comics Scene.
The book itself is the typical omnibus format from Marvel with dust jacket and sewn binding.Read more ›
If you were into the X-men during the early 1990ish boom you will love this collection. If you are really just a Jim Lee fan looking for his breakthrough work you may want to look elsewhere.
I was 16 as the XMen finished up their team up with X Factor to thwart Inferno and over the course of that next 2 years Chris Claremont, Marc Silvestri and company kept me entertained.
This omnibus collects the XMen's adventures from May 89- Nov. '90 plus the 1989 annual (Written by Terry Austin). A great collection because it contains the first appearances of Jubilee and Gambit, Jim Lee's debut as penciller, Wolverine's crucifixion and Psylocke's transformation from a Mentat British frump into a major psycho-sexy Telepathic Ninja Warrior Woman (courtesy of Jim Lee, the Hand and the Mandarin)..
This omnibus also collects the story of how the dissolution of the post-Inferno team came about that would lead to the formation of the 90's team.
All stories are entertaining and the presentation is great. The colors don't look too off as compared to other Marvel Omnibuses.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
X-Men Annual #13 is most certainly not from 1970. I forget the exact year but I bought it on the new racks in junior high school in the mid-late 80's. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Neg
There are some great single issues here, like wolverine vs the reavers, cap black widow and wolvie, and rogue vs ms marvel...but there are some issues that are hard to get through. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Squall Leonhart
Holy smoke is this bad. These are the days when Chris Claremont found himself tangled in a repetitious web of his own making: repetitive dialogue, every character speaking in the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Doc Savage
Claremont at his best. A must have for all fans the X-MEN!Published 11 months ago by Philip Kalogitonas
The content of this omnibus is really quite a mixed bag: good but not great. As usual a lot of claremont's stuff it is solidly wordy and can be burdensome at times. Read morePublished 14 months ago by LCWainwright
Having grown up on the cartoon series in the 90's it was nice to see where the material came fromPublished 16 months ago by J. Page
This was when X-Men was at it's finest hands down. A great collection showcasing the beginnings of an art legend in Jim Lee as well as the mastery skills of Marc Silvestri.Published 20 months ago by Nile
The stories and the artwork are much improved since The Uncanny X-men.Published 20 months ago by David F Gilbert
The omnibus as described is amazing. I've loved reading every page. The only thing I can recommend is getting the stuff that takes place in between the end of the first two omnibus... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lou Chiodo