Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus, together they are the Uncanny X-Men. 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. Discover the human within the hero and the truth behind the legend!...
|Title||:||Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 7|
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Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 7 Reviews
This classic volume of Chris Claremont's Uncanny X-Men run was a blast to read. It had so much packed into 9 issues and 2 Annuals.We have the first appearance of Rogue! Guest appearance by the Fantastic Four, Tigra (of the Avengers), and Jarvis the Butler.There is a Freaky Friday kind of body swap, space adventure with alien invasion, fairy tales, swashbucklers, Dracula, and even a "Cyclops, I am your father!" moment that could have come straight from the Star Wars films. This set of issues also started the gears turning to tie the X-Men more deeply into the larger Marvel continuity with the anti-mutant politics, the involvement of Carol Danvers (former Ms. Marvel), and the crossovers with the Avengers.Last, but definitely not least, the first salvo of the famous Brood saga is chronicled here. This is the beginning of the end for the lighter X-Men fare. After this (beginning with issue 160), the X-Men take a dark turn that they have never really pulled out of since.Comics fans, fans of the X-Men movies, fans of space adventures, you should all consider going back and giving this a read.
Ugh.... Talk about filler. Coming off one of the greatest comic book arcs of all time (The Dark Phoenix Saga) must have been hard for Claremont and Cockrum and it shows.This entire volume is total filler, I don't particularly care for the X-Men in space. Sure the Dark Phoenix Saga was magnificent but I don't need to see the X-Men return to space every 5 issues. There's also one "intermission" issue and it basically tells the reader it is a filler issue. Really awful volume. I wish I had skipped it entirely. Kitty Pryde is the only one who gets any character progression but even that is minimal. The Issue with Emma Frost switching bodies with Storm was great but it wasn't enough to save this volume.
More from the core of Claremont's iconic run. The series remains one of my favorites, but the issues here have more ups and downs than when Claremont was working with Byrne. For highs, we have a galaxy-jumping space opera that introduces the Brood and brings back the Starjammers and some rogue Shi'ar to threaten Earth with destruction. It's good stuff with solid teamwork and revealing character moments, particuarly for Cyclops, who decks his long-lost dad and commiserates about the strains of leadership with Storm. There's also a classic issue where they infiltrate the Pentagon only to run into Rogue and Mystique; top action, with some nice Carol Danvers moment.On the flip side, we have a muddled Hellfire Club story that doesn't seem plotted out beyond an inciting incident involving some body swapping. Dracula makes an appearance (!), looking to seduce Storm only to decide she is too noble to be confined, the same conclusion we've already seen Doctor Doom and Magneto come to in recent issues. We also get some heavy-handed speeches about Wolverine needing to tamp down the violence, something that seems more like editorial fiat than natural character development.The art by Dave Cockrum is pretty great, especially the space stuff with the Brood and their flying starship.Ultimately, if you're a fan, you'll probably love it, and if you're not, you may find the whole thing a bit confusing and stuffy. I'm a fan.
Man, I forgot how badass Rogue was, from the jump. Her first appearance she whups all the Avengers' asses. Some classic stories in here - Kitty Pryde's also introduced, we get the Hellfire Club, the Brood, Corsair and Deathbird and the Shi'ar, and oh yes, DRACULA. The only good thing to say about that last story is that Claremont takes every opportunity to show how awesome Storm is; in this case, only she is worthy to be the bride of Dracula. Otherwise, it's just kind of hilarious. The art is hit or miss -- Dave Cockrum shares credit with other pencillers on some issues and I imagine that's what makes it so uneven. Still, fun stuff overall.
I really loved this whole masterworks series of the Uncanny X Men. They were incredibly well put together.