X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

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Marvel, Apr 5, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 200 pages
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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.

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Smart writing and iconic artwork. - Goodreads
The ending is tragic. - Goodreads
... a timeless love story. - Goodreads
The story is great and the artwork is very good. - Goodreads
That script writer crapped all over a masterpiece. - Goodreads
Chris Claremont was the best X-men writer. - Goodreads

Review: X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (Uncanny X-Men)

User Review  - Jennifer Abella - Goodreads

Took forever to finish this. Only so many times I can hear about Jean and Cyclops's psychic rapport. Read full review

Review: X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (Uncanny X-Men)

User Review  - Kerri - Goodreads

it's definitely 1980. I love the editors notes. kitty meets colossus for the first time. night crawler bamf-ing all over the place. the white queen. uatu. the shi'ar. and Jean grey dies! Read full review

About the author (2006)

Chris Claremont is one of the bestselling comic writers in the world. He wrote The Uncanny X-Men for seventeen years as well as the novelization of the movie X-Men 2. He has been the co-creator of several top-selling series for Marvel Comics, including Excalibur, Wolverine, New Mutants, and, in the United Kingdom, Captain Britain. He wrote the Star Trek twenty-fifth-anniversary graphic novel Debt of Honor and a Next Generation sequel, Cry, Vengeance, for DC Comics, as well as" "Alien/Predator: The Deadliest of Species for Dark Horse. His debut novel was Firstflight, the story of a young female astronaut in the twenty-first century, to which he wrote two sequels, Grounded and Sundowner. He collaborated with George Lucas on three novels in The Chronicles of the Shadow War, and has delved into fantasy with the publication of Dragon Moon, a dark fantasy novel co-authored with his wife, Beth Fleisher. The couple lives in Brooklyn with their two children.

John Byrne, originally from Dublin, Ireland, is one of Britain's top cartoonists, comedy writers and stand-up comedians with wide-ranging experience in performance, production and the teaching of creative skills. He is currently the resident artist on Nickelodeon TV (UK), drawing live and unscripted, and often with "art materials" that include everything from sausages to toothbrushes to TV presenters with luminous paint in their hair. He has a six year-old son Pearse, is married to Fumi, and has a house full of teen in-laws (who he loves dearly especially since realizing the importance of babysitters!).

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