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Chris Claremont teams with a new series artist, Marvel legend John Romita Jr., in this massive Omnibus collection of the X-Men''s uncanniest adventures! Milestones abound, including the introduction of Rachel Summers, Cyclops'' daughter from "Days of Future Past"; a bruising battle between Colossus and Juggernaut; and a descent into the Morlocks'' mutant underground. Rogue emerges as a featured player as Mystique menaces the team, while Selene and the Hellfi re Club make their move. This is all set against a rising tide of anti-mutant hysteria that threatens to strip every mutant in the United States of their rights. All this plus a double-sized anniversary issue, the Kitty Pryde & Wolverine miniseries and timeless work by Paul Smith and Barry Windsor-Smith!

COLLECTING: UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 176-193, UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) 8, KITTY PRYDE AND WOLVERINE (1984) 1-6, X-MEN AND ALPHA FLIGHT (1985) 1-2, material from MARVEL FANFARE (1982) 40

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Axel
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A sad, tragic letdown of a collection.
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2021
As with all Uncanny X-Men omnibuses, I’ve been waiting for this collection for years. The Chris Claremont, John Romita Jr. era of Uncanny, is when I started reading comics, and remains today, some of the greatest comics ever produced by any team, due to the maturity of the... See more
As with all Uncanny X-Men omnibuses, I’ve been waiting for this collection for years. The Chris Claremont, John Romita Jr. era of Uncanny, is when I started reading comics, and remains today, some of the greatest comics ever produced by any team, due to the maturity of the writing, and pitch perfection of JR JR’s unbelievable work, and a team of characters it was just impossible not to love. There are so many incredible tales collected here, that it’s impossible not to find something to enjoy. And Claremont’s writing, his deep characterization, his innate understanding of each member of the team, holds up incredibly well after so many years.

The quality of the volume is also fantastic. The binding is glued, but the book holds together nicely and opens flat. The paper stock is a crisp white and everything about the design of the book is fairly consistent with the quality of previous volumes put out by Marvel.

What makes this an unforgivable disaster, is that for some unknown reason, the team responsible for putting this collection together, have fiddled with John Romita’s art! Why this was necessary is hard to fathom. Romita remains my favorite “classic” Uncanny artist. His line work and clarity of storytelling are some of my favorite in all of comics, and the work he did on Uncanny, is seminal. For for some unfathomable reason, they have interfered enough with his line-work, that the issues frankly look like they could have been drawn by another artist. And although the problem shows up throughout the entire volume, it seems to get progressively worse! Who in their right mind thought it would have been a good idea to “touch up” JR JR, on a seminal, incredibly important run in comics? And since the volume is mostly about JR JR’s work, and Chris Claremont himself declares as much in the introduction, it is just incredibly disappointing to see pages which were once so clearly JR JR’s artistry, reconstructed somehow until they no longer resemble the work of artist who originally drew them.

Admittedly, it took some time before i realized that this is what had happened. But the effect of the interference is hard to miss. It’s most odd in the character’s faces. But the interference is pervasive and ultimately, it becomes distracting. Reading this book is the equivalent of going to the cinema to see a film by a great director, only to watch a parody film by a student who studied their style and uses some of their techniques.

What is perhaps most confounding about this situation, is that JR JR’s work has been produced in collected editions before, albeit in black and white editions where these stories were previously reprinted. When this volume was finally announced, I became extremely excited at the possibility of being able to re-encounter the artist’s excellent body of work on X-Men, in color, in what I knew would be a high quality printing. I never imagined anyone would have been stupid enough to have re-worked the pencils, for any reason. Surely, if there was a challenge in re-producing these pages, other compromises should have been made? But to have interfered with the sublime line-work of one of the most famous, gifted, and influential X-Men artists of all time, seems like a boneheaded decision that is just unforgivable.

The result is that, speaking frankly, you are more likely to enjoy reading these stories in the black and white reprints Marvel released of these books many years back, than in this volume.

Save the money. Don’t reward Marvel for this travesty. Don’t let Marvel think this approach is successful, and encourage them to do it again. Avoid this book at all costs and spare yourself the pain of seeing altered JR JR art that is a mere shadow of the original work.

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Greg Castro
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Nice omnibus quality as always, but not the most exciting issues
Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2021
It has been 5 years since Marvel originally published omnibus volume 3, so it''s nice to see them continuing the series. That being said, from this point on they are past the best issues of Claremont''s run. A lot of what was adapted into the movies took place in the previous... See more
It has been 5 years since Marvel originally published omnibus volume 3, so it''s nice to see them continuing the series. That being said, from this point on they are past the best issues of Claremont''s run. A lot of what was adapted into the movies took place in the previous three volumes. "Lifedeath" is often cited as an all-time great issue, but I don''t think it has aged well. It''s a lot of melodrama (even beyond what''s normal for Uncanny) and then a fight against some forgettable aliens.

It''s nice to see the Kitty Pryde/Wolverine miniseries; their relationship is core to the franchise. But after that we get a lot of Rachel Grey story. She was put through many repetitive beats, always rebelling and having to be saved by the X-Men. She was later written off. The final Alpha Flight miniseries is a mixed bag. It''s a bizarre story where various mutant and human cast members are transformed into Asgardians. Loki is a fun character but I just don''t know how well he mixes with X-Men.

Art-wise, the omni really hypes up John Romita Jr. joining the book, but I don''t think he holds a candle to Cockrum, Byrne, or Smith. Heresy, I know. To be fair it may just be that he didn''t have the level of material to illustrate that those others did. I do really like his work on the book in the 90s. I think he benefitted from some of those later color and inking trends.

Overall I have to recommend this omnibus because it''s rare to see a classic book collected so consistently across easy-to-find, well-made omnibuses. These always go out of print and then balloon to $250-$300 or worse, so you might as well grab it while you can.
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MaxD
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A collection of odd choices.
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2021
One of the things I really love about the omnibus editions is the fact that they are often real snapshots of what readers were thinking at the time the comics were being produced. Unlike the splendid Marvel Masterworks edition, each omnibus produces letters columns. There... See more
One of the things I really love about the omnibus editions is the fact that they are often real snapshots of what readers were thinking at the time the comics were being produced. Unlike the splendid Marvel Masterworks edition, each omnibus produces letters columns. There are also deeply insightful essays (which I think are also found in the MMs), as well as fun galleries of comic boards, and other assortarata. The big prize I think though is those letter columns. What a trove of trivia and love. The other thing that these omnibus editions really do well is provide a lot of content that does more than equal the value of the cost of the collection. The price point makes sense when you consider all the content you get.

The major issue I have with this collection though is the choice for the collection. The book isn''t wall to wall Claremont X-Men. It contains a lot of X-Men issues, but then it adds a couple of limited series. The last actual Claremont X-Men Issue in the collection is #193. This means that for people trying to read the Claremont Issues from start to finish, there will be a gap from comprising 194-209 (209 being the last issue before the Mutant Massacre). So I was left scratching my head at the decision to include the mini-series "Wolverine and Kitty Pryde" (as cool as it is) as well as some of the other books, rather that those other Claremont issues that would take us right up to the Mutant Massacre. Doing that would have completed the first part of the Nimrod arc, as well as dealing with the Rachel/Black Queen Hellfire club arc. All cool stuff. The Wolves and Kitty story belongs more naturally in the Wolverine omnibus (and in fact that omnibus does have that series in it!). So when I finished this volume, I was left wondering how the issue (or issues I suppose) would be presented in these Claremont omnibuses. Hopefully they put these 15 or so issues with the Silvestri run in a future continuation of the Claremont omnibuses.

All that said, I feel my complaints are not huge. It is not how I would have curated the Claremont material. But I enjoyed this volume immensely.

My advice?
Read those letter columns! Its fascinating in there!
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EvilPAKman
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great collection of classic stories.
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2021
The legend continues! This volume is packed with X-men first. Claremont continues to show why he’s one of the best scribes of these mutant hero’s and it’s interesting to see the early artistic works of JR Jr. in comparison to his ongoing work in the medium today. Only... See more
The legend continues! This volume is packed with X-men first. Claremont continues to show why he’s one of the best scribes of these mutant hero’s and it’s interesting to see the early artistic works of JR Jr. in comparison to his ongoing work in the medium today. Only thing I don’t care for in my opinion is I wish kitty pride wasn’t such a focal point in this volume. Enough teenage heartache and more Claws popping! SNIKT
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Jason Kwiat
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Perfect lineup, perfect creators.
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2021
Now THIS is the X-men at their gritty best. Claremont and Romita Jr. fire on all cylinders in this amazing omnibus highlighting the best X-men lineup ever. Only wish there were more uncanny issues and less limited series. Copper Age masterpiece!
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joseph butterworth
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
X-MEN fans well like it.
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2021
The UNCANNY X-MEN Omnibus VOL 4 is a good buy for fans of MARVEL and The X -MEN. It takes a lot of the UNCANNY X-MEN comic books and put''s them in 1 book. Plus new art. The same story from the first comic books to come out. A good buy.
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John delos Reyes
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X-Men’s many Omnibus
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2021
I got this with a good price and it’s a must have for collectors.
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Incredible
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2021
It looks incredible in my collection
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Reviewed in Singapore on June 10, 2021
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