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New X-Men Omnibus Hardcover – 6 Dec 2006

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  • Hardcover: 1096 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics (6 Dec. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785123261
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785123262
  • Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 19.9 x 5.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,707,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
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.
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As a young child growing up in the early 1990s, there was nothing cooler than the X-Men. Under the stewardship of Jim Lee, the X-Men were cool, dynamic and sexy. But then, as the decade wore on and the Jim Lee era faded into memory, the X-Men lost their way. No longer on the cutting edge of comics, and loosing young fans like myself who were growing up, the focus of the creative teams became one of a distinct conservativism. It seemed that the priority for Marvel was to keep their top franchise in continued stasis, in an attempt to prolong the glorious Jim Lee/Chris Claremont eras of the past and, most importantly, to retain their hardcore fan base who are resilient to change.

By the early 2000s, this creative direction could no longer sustain itself. Marvel were barely dragging their heels out of bankruptcy and, compared to a decade earlier, superhero comics sales were miserable. The X-Men franchise, in particular, was a pathetic little imitation of what it once was, but this was very much a reflection of Marvel Comics as a whole. So, out of desperation, the editorial bigwigs did the only thing they could in a last-ditch effort to save their company... They opened the doors up to great creators, took a step back, and said "create". This relatively brief period of creative freedom, and distinct lack of editorial interference, produced some of the best works of Marvel's history (such as: Brian Bendis' Daredevil, J. Michael Straczynski's
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This omnibus collects the complete run of Grant Morrison on the X-men and i have to stay i really enjoyed the story! it was one of the best stores i have ever read on X-men and despite the superpowers, fictional places etc. he manages in combination with the art to give a realistic feel to the X-men so even if you don't read comic books and just like the movies then you will definitely enjoy this omnibus. I recommend it for anyone from the movie fans to comic book fans
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Format: Hardcover
First off, the presentation of all of Morrison's issues here in this hardcover edition is very well-crafted. Marvel has provided quite a bit of bonus material including scripts, unused art, the "Morrison Manifesto" and an introduction by Mike Carey. As for the stories themselves, the arc consists of about 42 issues, and is as well-executed and thought provoking as any X-men run in recent memory. (I hesitate to say "EVER" because comics were quite a different animal in the late 70s/early 80s when Claremont & Byrne were doing their thing.)
The one drawback or advantage, depending on your personal taste, is that the artwork varies over the course of the book; the product of different artists being utilized throughout. I personally did not find this detrimental; it was nice to see characters/situations presented in different styles while retaining the narrative voice. This collection is a breath of fresh air from one of comics' most distinct talents helming one of comics' premier series.
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Format: Hardcover
This is fantastic. I wasn't sure what expect as after reading claremonts' series and being so blown away by the phoenix saga, I didn't think that anything could live up to that. I was wrong. Morrison puts a modern twist on the x-men and creates some truly unique new characters. I looked forward to picking this up everyday. It was an absolute pleasure to read.

The artwork is fantastic and the stories and character development are sublime.
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