Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Uncanny X-Men: Volume 1

7020109Goodreads Says:    Celebrate Marvel's 70th anniversary by experiencing the tales of the world's most-famous super heroes from the very beginning The Marvel Masterworks have brought readers deluxe hardcover collections of Marvel's classics from the Golden Age, Atlas Era, and the mighty Marvel Age, and now you can join in the Masterworks excitement with Marvel's new Marvel Masterworks trade paperbacks. Go back to the early days of Chris Claremont's legendary run in Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Volume 1. Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus; Endowed with unique abilities, these mutants were summoned by Professor X to rescue the original X-Men, an underground organization sworn to protect those that fear and hate them. Relive their original adventures - discover the human within the hero and the truth behind the legend Collects The X-Men #101-110.

My Thoughts:

-    Woo! I'm excited to start this new series with new and awesome members of the team! Even though they aren't really new to me, I loved reading about how they were introduced to The X-Men, and I especially loved seeing Professor Xavier gather up the new recruits.

-    When we first meet storm is not wearing much! Yeesh! This is pretty risque for 1975.

-    I didn't know Banshee was ever a good guy. I don't know if I trust him. He has a really annoying mutant power. I'd hate to be fighting around him.

-    The comics and stories are definitely improving from when The X-Men first started, but some of the writing is still very cheesy. Some of the characters get way more intense than they need to.

-    I enjoy Wolverine's snarky remarks and feisty attitude. He has always been a favorite because of that. I love that Wolverine really hasn't changed through the years.

-    Cyclops hasn't changed much either. He is and always will be a drama queen!

-    I don't understand why some words are bold and others aren't. In fact, I'm not a big fan of the letterer. It is difficult to easily read some of the words. I feel like I have to slow down my reading because letters aren't clear. There are also some wrong words here and there, not a lot, but enough to annoy, i.e. think instead of thing.

-    I don't get why Xavier feels like he needs to leave a babysitter for his X-Men when he leaves. They are all adults.

-    The beginning of My Brother, My Enemy is about Xavier having weird dreams/visions. I'm pretty sure this is leading up to the Phoenix Saga!

-    There is a lot more swearing in this volume. The characters used to not swear at all. Now they are using deity swears a lot.

-    The 100th issue is a great one! Hooray for reaching 100 issues of X-Men!!! I wonder how many are out now. The 100th issue has a really sweet spread on the opening page! I love it! I want it framed!

-    This volume has quite the cliffhanger! Wow! I'm excited for the next volume!

-    I know we are leading up to the Phoenix Saga, but I didn't know it happened so soon in the X-Men comics. Wow!


  1. Sounds fun! X-men is my favorite and even though I don't read comics I'm always tempted to read these.

    1. I'd be more than happy to lend you mine!

    2. I'd be more than happy to lend you mine!