X-men

X-men

The Dark Phoenix Saga

Book - 2006
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Writer/artist John Byrne's retro take on the X-Men, set between their Silver Age title and the All-New, All-Different incarnation, comes to a calamitous conclusion. The original X-Men take on the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, mutant-controlled Sentinels, Angel's evil uncle Burt, the long-lost Yeti, Kraven the Hunter and the mysterious mutant group the Promise and a 'crossover' with a classic Lee/Kirby/Romita Fantastic Four tale. Collecting: X-Men: The Hidden Years 13-22, Fantastic Four (1961) 102-104; material from Yellow Claw 2 and Amazing Adult Fantasy 14.
Publisher: New York : Marvel, c2006.
Edition: 2nd ed., Direct ed.
ISBN: 9780785122135
0785122133
Branch Call Number: Graphic Y Fic
Characteristics: 183 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.

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knbray Sep 14, 2016

Classic comic book goodness.

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Kittyluv135
Aug 02, 2016

This saga is one of the most well-told and quintessential x-men stories. With well-written dialogue, incredible art, flushed-out characters, and an intense plot line, this story is sure to draw in newcomers and long-term fans alike to the charm of the x-men.

rebekahgordon1 Jul 12, 2014

I'll be honest with you, if you're used to reading modern comics, old-school Claremont stuff will probably be a bit jarring at first. All the thought bubbles and super-wordiness? It feels...antiquated. But I promise that you'll forget all about that a couple issues in and get sucked in to this epic story. It's truly a timeless classic. (You might even start to like the thought bubbles.)

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mexicanadiense
May 26, 2014

"Days of Future Past" notwithstanding, these issues probably rate as the high water mark of classic X-Men storytelling as the dynamic duo of Claremont and Byrne almost nonchalantly introduce plotlines (Hellfire Club, Phoenix force) and characters (Dazzler, Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost, and more) that would define the title for decades to come. Not to be missed by any X-Fan.

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aschamehorn
Apr 14, 2014

A classic X-men storyline, Dark Phoenix has been told and retold but nothing is like the original.
Chris Claremont is a writer who really gets the characters and writes the X-men the way they deserve to be written.

This is a must read for any fan of the X-men/

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grendizer
Jan 22, 2014

If want to read super hero comics and can't decide what to get into, this collection of X-Men stories is a great place to start. This series was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the sixties. While previous marvel titles, like Spider-Man and Fantastic Four, were big hits with comic readers, X-men only had a small, but loyal following when it came first came out. It was eventually canceled and went into reprints. By the late seventies Marvel management decided to restart the title with new characters written by Len Wein and drawn by Dave Cockrum. However, it wasn't until John Byrne came on board as artist that things started to turn around. With great writing by Chris Claremont, the Dark Phoenix storyline would make the series one of the best selling comic books of all time. You don't have to be a fan of super heroes to read this. It's the perfect adventure sci-fi story for all ages. I highly recommend

mamiuno Nov 06, 2012

diz bitch iz a dva,alil psycho but gud book

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Keogh
Aug 26, 2011

Nicely crafted saga by Claremont of one of the definitive X-Men eras.

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gabriellewrren
Jun 04, 2009

Great story about the rise and fall of Phoenix.

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Jan 22, 2014

Violence: Being a Marvel title there will always be a lot of fighting. This is to be expected. There is one or two scenes were the character Wolverine gets decidedly nasty which may be intense for younger children.

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