When Grant Morrison took over the line he made a very brave and bold step that cut the entire cast of mutants down to a select few. The New X Men Omnibus starts with Professor Xaiver, Jean Grey, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Cyclops and a Beast who had recently experienced another mutation which left him more powerful and with a more feline appearance, and grows from there.
The stories in this book are all excellently executed and superbly drawn by many top artists. They provide us with some new exploration of characters within a cast of old, well loved characters and some new Xavier students. It wouldn't have been much of a 'New X Men' Omnibus without them! Beak, Dust and Emma Frost's prodigies 'The Stepford Cuckoos' are all excellent additions to the Marvel world with plenty of scope to explore the issues associated with mutancy and growing up.
I would recommend this book to any comic fan who can afford it. The dialogue is sharp, moving and (particularly with regards to Miss Frost) funny and the art shows the emotion and action with an expert ease.
The general public, terrorists, Weapon X projects, Sentinels and other mutants are pitted against our heros but each with a new twist that keeps the reader constantly guessing.
Grant Morrison has made a name as one of 'THE' names in modern popular comic writing and The New X Men Omnibus is a pretty substantial argument in his favour.