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Description - Essential X-men Vol.2 by John Byrne

This is an all-new edition! Ever-expanding their ranks, the Children of the Atom combat the evils threatening both mutants and humans like the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the Hellfire Club and Dark Phoenix. It collects "X-Men" Nos. 120-141, "Uncanny X-Men" Nos. 142-144 and "Annual" Nos. 3-4.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780785120070
ISBN-10: 0785120076
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 168mm x mm)
Pages: 584
Imprint: Marvel Comics
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Book Review: Essential X-men Vol.2 by John Byrne - Reviewed by (09 Jun 2010)

The X-Men are one of Marvel's most popular franchises and this collection shows why. The X-Men are outcast from society simply because they are different. Their goal is to protect a world that often fears and hates them. They are not simply a superhero team but a family.

This edition collects some of the most classic comic issues, not just in regards to the X-Men but comics in general. The Dark Phoenix Saga is arguably the greatest comic book story ever told. And the Days of Future Past storyline is another fan favourite. Legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont is at his peak here as is artist John Byrne who pens most of the issues included. The comics are printed here in black and white which keeps the price low and it does not hurt the art in anyway. A must for any fans of the X-Men, comics in general, or a great starting point for someone keen to enter comics.