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Book Title: The Essential X-Men, Vol. 2: Uncanny X-Men, No. 120-144|
The author of the book: Chris Claremont
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Date of issue: March 1st 2002
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Its incredible that this one book contains the quality of stories that it does. The hunt for Mutant X. The Dark Phoenix Saga. Cyclops leaving the X-Men (?). Days of Future Past. This was truly a great time to be an X-Men fan.
The hunt for the reality shifting Mutant X/Proteus is probably my favorite X-Men story of all time. Tons of tension as the body count rises only to get battles that are absolutely crazy as reality literally gets flipped inside-out. I was a little disappointed that they didn't include the short "Shreds of Humanity" though as it went a little deeper into Wolverine and Nightcrawler's battle with Proteus... Oh well.
The whole time this madness with Proteus is taking place, "Jason Wyngard" is laughing his ass off, foreshadowing the Dark Phoenix Saga. This is probably one of the more well known X-Men stories and it was good to finally be able to read it all. I was surprised both with the ending and how truly screwed up Phoenix was at her darkest. Really easy to see why Cyclops left.
Then there's the introduction to Kitty Pryde / Days of Future Past, an epic of a story condensed into maybe two (three?) issues. I really love the X-Men stuff that has them dealing with their being different. A story about the Sentinels taking over and rounding up all mutants into ghettos resulting in a possible nuclear holocaust? Nice.
I really like the team under Storm's leadership and am looking forward to reading more. This is about the time that I stopped reading X-Men, so the future is kind of unknown. Yay!
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Read information about the authorChris Claremont is a writer of American comic books, best known for his 16-year (1975-1991) stint on Uncanny X-Men, during which the series became one of the comic book industry's most successful properties.
Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Horse Comics. He also wrote a few issues of the series WildC.A.T.s (volume 1, issues #10-13) at Image Comics, which introduced his creator-owned character, Huntsman.
Outside of comics, Claremont co-wrote the Chronicles of the Shadow War trilogy, Shadow Moon (1995), Shadow Dawn (1996), and Shadow Star (1999), with George Lucas. This trilogy continues the story of Elora Danan from the movie Willow. In the 1980s, he also wrote a science fiction trilogy about female starship pilot Nicole Shea, consisting of First Flight (1987), Grounded! (1991), and Sundowner (1994). Claremont was also a contributor to the Wild Cards anthology series.
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