Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 3

Marvel Masterworks The Uncanny X Men Vol Hated and feared by a world they are sworn to protect the X Men face off against some of their most unforgettable foes including Magneto Mesmero Garrok the Petrified Man Sauron Moses Magnum and A

  • Title: Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 3
  • Author: Chris Claremont John Byrne
  • ISBN: 9780785111948
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hated and feared by a world they are sworn to protect, the X Men face off against some of their most unforgettable foes including Magneto, Mesmero, Garrok the Petrified Man, Sauron, Moses Magnum and Alpha Flight Collects X MEN Vol 1 111 121

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    • Artur Coelho says:

      Chris Claremont e John Byrne foram uma daquelas raras duplas de argumentista/ilustrador que marcaram os comics. O estilo intricado mas focado na forma humana de Byrne assentou como uma luva ao tipo de histórias de Claremont, que mantendo dramas pessoais e inter-relações como fio condutor, apostava em aventura explosiva seccionada em episódios para manter o interesse dos leitores. O tom de drama e aventura são elevados nesta temporada, com os X-Men dispersos. Enquanto a equipe principal regr [...]

    • Holli says:

      Warning: Smallish rant ahead. I apologize, but I had to let this out otherwise I was going to scream and throw things. And everything I wanted to throw is breakable and probably expensive.1) The mounting references to outside comics is insane! If you can't find a synopsis for the comic that one throwaway line of another story comes from, you have to go through pages of bios to find out what they are talking about. Interesting, but it takes a long time to find it and by the time I did I really di [...]

    • Neil says:

      Reading through the GNs of all the old X-men I bought and read as single issues so long ago, enjoying the visual power of Byrne's greatest art, and remembering when Chris Claremont was at the height of his game and hadn't descened into over-wordy, repetivity. This and the next volume are the penultimate chapters, leading up to the Dark Phoenix Saga. Getting to share these original works with my wife, who only knows the characters from the movies, is a real blast. She is enthralled with the compl [...]

    • Tony Romine says:

      This collection houses issues #111-121 of the Uncanny X-Men. These 11 issues take the team everywhere, starting with the X-men trapped in a circus as victims of Mesmero and ends with them fighting Alpha Flight in Canada. In between they are once again faced with fighting Magneto on Astroid M, trapped in the Savage Land fighting Sauron, and helping the citizens of with the help of Sunfire.One major thing missing here though is Professor X, as he is not featured at all for most of the issues aside [...]

    • Lloyd says:

      Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin made this volume a visual treat to read. And reading it in digital really brings out the detail of the work that Terry Austin put into his inking. On the other hand, if someone was rushing or not such a great inker, that stands out too. Either way, these are just comics and entertainment - and produced by some of the best talents of their time. I'm having a great time re-reading and haven't even gotten to the meat of what I loved back in the day!

    • Jdetrick says:

      I'm not the biggest fan of the Savage Land stories, but they're not bad stories, and everything else in this volume is exceptional, particularly the battle with Magneto. There's a reason these stories are classics.

    • Drunken_orangetree says:

      This from the Chris Claremont/John Byrne run. The art's usually pretty good: not the detail of present comic books, but dynamic. The story-telling is a little more awkward. Worth a look if you're an X-Men fan.

    • Kenneth Clark says:

      ExcellentFrom Antarctica to Japan to Canada, this is classic Claremont and Byrne. The story is exciting and cohesive. I highly recommend this book.

    • Kevin Mann says:

      Didnt plan to read this in just 2 sittings, but once i started, i literally could not stop. The Claremont/Byrne XMEN have always been my own personal comic book version of "The Beatles" - Top of the top, A - number one, top of the heap, the best.(for me) - as a wee small laddie, I stumbled on the bi-monthly xmen around issue 127 ("Proteus" saga) and i was totally hooked. It was a little more "adult" than all the other books and it was just so weird for that time. Truly alternative and made the o [...]

    • B. Jay says:

      The description of this trade paperback may read that it collects a series of issues which read as one story, and in a way that's true. It spans a remarkably long time in which the X-Men were divided and lost as a team, and which Professor X, in fact, believes most of the team to be dead. But the issues still jump from one story line to another, with no overriding story arc. This is no graphic novel, folks, merely a collection of vintage X-Men comics.Where these issues do shine is the excellence [...]

    • Jessica says:

      This collection sees Magneto separating the team shortly after they return from Phoenix fixing reality. The X-Men really start to gel as a team during a series of adventures on their way back home from the Magneto encounter.The Byrne art is really amazing and it just really pops even after all these years and rereads. I have been slowing down to study the panels. Noticed the reprint colors are redone and I even caught an edit that removed that Magneto had a run in with the FF and Dr. Doom betwee [...]

    • Patrickderaaff says:

      The X-men are seperated after fighting Magneto under an Antarctic volcano and each group believes the other dead. Beast and Jean make it back to the civilised world and inform Charles, who leaves Earth with his new love Lilandra. Beast returns to the Avengers and Jean takes a holiday to deal with her grief. But the other X-men are not dead. Through a series of adventures they travel the globe, from the Savage Land to Japan to Canada and then finally home. They face many adversaries and during th [...]

    • Chris says:

      This was yet another enjoyable foray into the Claremont X-Men run, but for me it didn't quite reach the heights of the previous volume. Firstly the art and inking is absolutely gorgeous, lush, vibrant and full of character and atmosphere. I liked that Claremont continued to build on the back-stories, the Xavier section in particular was very well done. The Magneto story too was of a high standard and made me want more. The other sections were less impressive for me, but still fun, as the X-Men w [...]

    • Alex says:

      There are standouts here but mostly its John Byrne's outstanding artwork that shines, raising a lot of otherwise mediocre plotting into something spectacular to see. The Magneto story is well known but I could't help feeling that its because it *looks* so damn good since otherwise it's just a case of Magneto wanting to get his revenge and ultimately failing. Splitting the heroes storylines post Magneto was a neat idea and it allowed for a lovely character issue for Xavier "Psi-Wars" but otherwis [...]

    • Ryan Linkous says:

      I really enjoyed this collection of stories for the X-men. The scene changes quite drastically every 2-3 stories (Antarctica, Magneto's lair, Strange Land, New York/Space, Japan, Canada), but it was interesting to see how the characters develop over 9 issues. This gave a lot of context to the Dark Phoenix saga, especially several of the problems the X-men are experiencing. It also gives me more appreciation for the Dark Phoenix saga story-arc b/c it was a pretty focused story for about 8 episode [...]

    • Shaun says:

      I love the short succinct writing of Claremont and the beautiful yet classic artwork of Byrne. The X-Men find themselves fighting the likes of Magneto, Sauron, and even Alpha Flight. No matter who they face, the X-Men prove that they can work as a team to prevail. I love the strength and beauty that Storm shows in the issues. It is nice to see Logan fleshed out as a character especially his interest in Japan and Mariko and his past in Canada. Overall a great book from two of my favorite X-Men co [...]

    • James says:

      The best. Claremont hits his full stride, distinguishing the characters, developing an excellent around-the-world adventure and "killing off" the team for the first time. Magneto is at his peak here, with some of my favorite character moments, including his seeming concern when robot "nanny" is on the fritz.

    • Scott Lee says:

      Fun X-Men Comics. The seventies style here is a bit closer to the one I grew up on, where the written element is of equal weight and importance with the visual element. Claremont and Byrne do wonderful stuff here. It's not world shattering, but it's great serial storytelling with strong characters and superhero goodness. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    • Edward Davies says:

      The X-Men fight Magneto in space! There's a trip to the Savage Land, Japan and Canada as the X-Men meet friends and foes both old and new. Some great stories from Claremont and Byrne as one oft he most famous runs in comics history continues.

    • ***Dave Hill says:

      Claremont and Byrne at their early X-Men most-awesomest, complete with Magneto, the Savage Land, and the introduction of Alpha Flight. Seriously, kids, this is the run that made the X-Men a franchise.

    • Mphill968 says:

      It doesn't get any better than this!!!Almost 40 years later and these issues are still as wonderful as I remember. There are many wonderful writer /artist combinations, but nothing beats Claremont/Byrne/Austin.

    • AdamMcPhee says:

      Pierre Elliot Trudeau sends Alpha Flight to kidnap Wolverine. They wreck Calgary in the process, and constantly talk about how shitty it is.(They also visit the Savage Land and Japan.)

    • B says:

      Oddly, hardly different than the X-Men stories being told twenty years later. Things keep moving forward and the flaws are not necessarily obvious.

    • Anthony Bello says:

      The only thing that I really dislike about this volume is that Storm becomes a damsel in distress in issues 114 and 115. WTF Claremont and/or Byrne?

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