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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Idea!, 6 Mar 2010
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This review is from: Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Volume 2 TPB (Paperback)
I am really happy that Marvel decided to release these on TPB. While the original Marvel Masterworks hardbacks are good they are also more expensive. I had settled for the Essential X-men reprints which are great value for money and have about twice as many issues as held in these TPBs, their only downfall is that they are in black and white. It's great to be able to afford to see these stories in colour. The art is brilliant.

The stories themselves can be heavy on the monologue and recaps but getting past that it is a great read. I do cringe a bit with the Lepracains and how Ireland is depicted, but the other stories are great. There is the transformation of Jean Grey into the Phoenix, the new X-Men fight Magneto for the first time, they also have their first adventure in the Shi'ar Empire (a great other-world space story) and Wolverine fights with Weapon Alpha (later to be known as Guardian leader of Alpha Flight). An excellent read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The one that started developing the X-Men, 31 July 2014
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This review is from: Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Volume 2 TPB (Paperback)
In Uncanny X-Men Masterworks volume 1 we were introduced to the “all new, all different” X-Men (Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Cyclops, Colossus, Storm, Banshee etc). This volume expands these stories and the characters and provides the base for some of the X-Men’s most important storylines: The Dark Phoenix Saga and all the “Phoenix storylines” (Phoenix Endsong, Phoenix Rising etc.), Wolverine and Alpha Flight, various Shi’ar storylines (The Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire, Emperor Vulcan) and more.

This volume is really exciting: the “all new, all different” X-Men face Magneto for the first time, they confront with the Shi’ar, we get one of the first appearances of Alpha Flight, the first X-Men issues drawn by John Byrne and of course, we have Jean Grey’s transformation to Phoenix, a storyline Marvel would develop further in the years to come.

Dave Cockrum’s art is nice but the highlight is John Byrne’s art. It is simply outstanding! The only thing I didn’t like was the inking in issues Uncanny X-Men #101 and Uncanny X-Men #105. It was a little messy.

In conclusion, I believe this volume is an essential for every X-Men fan, as it is the volume that started “shaping” the Uncanny X-Men and made them the X-Men we know and love. Definitely recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent volume!, 8 Nov 2013
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The entire saga of Marvel Masterworks: The uncanny X-Men (volume 1 to 5) are a must for any proper fan of the X-men. I would recommend it to anyone to read and to collect. Some of the best X-men stories ever written and drawn on paper with a classic drawing touch of the characters that is becoming proper X-men art.
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