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Chris Claremont is best known for his work on Marvel Comics' The Uncanny X-Men, during which time it was the bestselling comic in the Western Hemisphere; he has sold more than 100 million comic books to date. Recent projects include the dark fantasy novel Dragon Moon and Sovereign SevenTM, a comic book series published by DC Comics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.George Lucas is the founder of Lucasfilm Ltd., one of the world's leading entertainment companies. He created the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film series. Among his story credits are THX 1138, American Graffiti, and the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. He lives in Marin County, California.
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Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s collaboration ranks among the greatest comics has ever known. But of their many iconic X-MEN stories, none was more epic or influential than the “Dark Phoenix Saga”! The X-Men have fought many battles, set out on galaxy-spanning adventures and grappled with enemies of limitless might, but nothing could prepare them for their most shocking fight: One of their own teammates, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, corrupting her into the Dark Phoenix! Now the X-Men must fight the woman they cherish, or her unquenchable fire will consume the universe itself! Also featuring Wolverine vs. Wendigo, the dystopian “Days of Future Past” and more!
The X-Men are dead! At least that’s what the world thinks — but Marvel’s mightiest mutants are secretly alive and well in the Australian Outback! How long will the X-Men’s self-imposed exile last when the Brood and the mutant-exploiting nation of Genosha come calling? Meanwhile, the New Mutants battle Freedom Force as they deal with Doug Ramsey’s shocking death, and X-Factor befriends Apocalypse’s Celestial ship and faces Infectia! But as all three teams fight the Evolutionary War, Limbo’s demons begin to pursue a sinister agenda — on Earth! A spark has been lit — and if the X-Men aren’t careful, the flames will fan into an all-out inferno!
With the original X-Men captured, Professor X recruits an all-new, all-different team to take on the mantle of the Uncanny X-Men! Including Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Sunfire and Thunderbird, this new international cast redefined super-hero teams forever. The transition from old team to new won't come easy, though: WOLVERINE VS. THE PUNISHER and Cyclops clash! X-Man battles X-Man! Death and rebirth visit the team! And an old nemesis returns! Plus: the first hints of Alpha Flight and the Weapon X program, the team's first outer-space saga with the Starjammers, and rare early X-Men adventures! With comic-book titans Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and John Byrne at the helm, the X-Men's rise to the peak of popularity starts here!
Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus; Endowed with unique abilities, these mutants were summoned by Professor X to rescue the original X-Men, an underground organization sworn to protect those that fear and hate them. Relive their original adventures - discover the human within the hero and the truth behind the legend!
John Romita Jr. joins Chris Claremont as the Uncanny X-Men's chart-topping adventures continue! Drama abounds as Cyclops heads off on his honeymoon with Madelyne Pryor, Wolverine's relationship with Mariko takes a turn for the worse, and Kitty Pryde is kidnapped and forced to marry the Morlock Caliban. Meanwhile, Rogue is public enemy number one and anti-mutant sentiment threatens the passage of a law that will strip every mutant in the United States of their rights. There's no shortage of action either: Colossus battles Juggernaut, Mystique and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants return, Rachel Summers arrives on the scene, and the Dire Wraiths attack. Topped off by Claremont and Barry Windsor-Smith's stunning classic story "Lifedeath" and the Magik miniseries, there's no shortage of mutant masterworks!
Chris Claremont, together with an absolute dream team of art talent — John Romita Jr., Arthur Adams, Barry Windsor-Smith and Dave Cockrum — brings you an indisputable Marvel masterwork! Beginning with the earthshaking return of the Juggernaut, tensions rise as Professor X’s health fails, a crisis of faith strikes Nightcrawler and Storm ranges across the African savannah in the second “Lifedeath” masterpiece! Meanwhile, the X-Men and New Mutants are whisked away to Asgard to battle Loki and his minions in the all-time great “Asgardian Wars,” illustrated by the incomparable Arthur Adams! Finally, the day of reckoning arrives as an international tribunal tries Magneto for crimes against humanity. Also featuring a swashbuckling saga starring Nightcrawler by X-Men icon Dave Cockrum!
A legendary team is born! Meet the United Kingdom's champion, Captain Britain, and his paramour, the metamorphic Meggan! They'll band together with former X-Men Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde when Gatecrasher and her Technet are sent to capture Rachel "Phoenix" Summers! From their lighthouse base, the heroes of Excalibur will tackle the ferocious Warwolves, the unstoppable Juggernaut and Mojo mayhem! Things get wild with Arcade, the Crazy Gang and the X-Babies — and really heat up as Excalibur is drawn across the Atlantic to an Inferno raging in New York! And don't forget Lightning Squad, the alternate Nazi versions of Excalibur! Plus: Who or what is Widget?
It's an adventure in Belasco's mysterious Limbo realm that leaves Colossus' little sister Ilyana Rasputin aged from child to teenager in a moment. Then comes a classic tale of Professor X and Magneto in their younger days, before their philosophical fallout, teamed up to take down Baron Strucker and Hydra. But the real action is the conclusion of the epic Brood Saga! Teamed with the Starjammers and Shi'ar, the X-Men are in an all-out war for survival against the sleaziest parasites in outer space.
Kitty travels to Japan to help her father and ends up face-to-face with the granddaddy of all ninjas, Ogun! The man in the dire mask is dead-set on remaking Chicago's favorite mutant teen into an intangible assassin! But Ogun's plans for Kitty's future pale before the role he played in Wolverine's past, and the clawed Canadian vows to bring down his former teacher even if it means his death...or Kitty's!