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X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris…

X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

by Chris Claremont, John Byrne (Illustrator)

Other authors: Terry Austin (Inker), Tom Orzechowski (Letterer), Jim Salicrup (Editor), Louise Simonson (Editor), Roger Stern (Editor)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: X-Men [1963], Uncanny X-Men [1963] (129-137)

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It's a very different story than what we see in the X-men movies, in large part because you simply couldn't tell this exact story in a mainstream movie. It is, however, a good story, even if a couple parts seemed contradictory.

I've heard it suggested the the author has issues with women. Yeah, I can see that :) ( )
  hopeevey | May 19, 2018 |
Excellent! ( )
  Joel.G..Gomes | Jan 12, 2018 |
Reprint of a comics series
  stevholt | Nov 19, 2017 |
Okay, so I'm not a huge fan of the older style comics, but at least now I know the original story of the Dark Phoenix Saga. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
So. Epic.

I've always loved comics but am a latecomer to X-Men. Sure I've seen the movies and shuffled through a few issues here and there, but this is the first big story I've read. What a great place to start! Smart writing and iconic artwork. If you have any interest in X-Men, you can't do much better. ( )
  wethewatched | Sep 24, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Chris Claremontprimary authorall editionscalculated
Byrne, JohnIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Austin, TerryInkersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Orzechowski, TomLetterersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salicrup, JimEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simonson, LouiseEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stern, RogerEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Larroca, SalvadorCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sienkiwewicz, BillCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It's always hard to bid farwell to those you love, for the Xpmen--gathered on the rain-slick landing pad behind Moira MacTaggert's Muir Island Mutant Research Centre--it's harder than most...
The Rolls' headlights touch Jason Wyngarde for a moment, throwing his shadow across the wall behind him. Cyclops automatically notes the image...but his mind--preoccupied with a host of far-more-pressing concerns--doesn't register it. Perhaps, one day, he will remember--and recognize--who he passed this night. By then, however, it may well be far too late. For him, for the X-Men--and most importantly, for the woman he loves.
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Collects Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129-137. Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe!
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Believe the hype: the Dark Phoenix saga is one of the greatest comics stories ever. Conceived by writer Chris Claremont and penciller John Byrne (credited as co-plotters, and aided immeasurably by inker Terry Austin), the story begins in The Uncanny X-Men #129 when Professor X sends his team in search of two new mutants detected by Cerebro. The figures in question turn out to be Kitty Pride, who would eventually join the team as Sprite, and the flashy disco singer Dazzler, who would go on to star in her own book. Little do the X-Men know that they're walking into a trap set by the Hellfire Club, a group of supervillains that seem perfectly matched to counter our merry mutants. The insidious part of the plot, however, is how a mysterious man named Jason Wyngarde seems to have been Jean Grey's lover in another time, another era, and how that might give him control over her now. Jean Grey was, like Cyclops, an original member of the X-Men, and had the power of telepathy (a gentle power, like that of the Invisible Girl of the same era). When she was reborn as Phoenix in issue #108, however, she became power incarnate. Can it be controlled, or must the X-Men make a choice between the woman they love and the fate of the universe? It's all here in this nine-issue volume, plus Wolverine alone, Emma Frost, the return of original members Angel and Beast, and a showdown with Lilandra's Imperial Guard in one of comics' great milestone issues, X-Men #137. Read it, true believer--'nuff said. --David Horiuchi

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The X-Men must decide if the life of Jean Grey, who has become terrifyingly powerful and terribly corrupted, is worth risking the entire universe.

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