The biggest and best adventures of Marvel's merry mutants - these are the X-Men Epix! And it doesn't get any more epic than the tale of triumph and tragedy that is the Dark Phoenix Saga! The X-Men have fought many battles, been on galaxy-spanning adventures and defeated enemies of limitless might, but none of it prepared them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own, Jean Grey, has gained cosmic power beyond all comprehension - and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now the X-Men must decide between the life of the friend they cherish...or the possible destruction of the entire universe! This touching tale of ultimate power and the triumph of the human spirit has been a cornerstone of the X-Men mythos for decades. Relive the saga that changed everything! COLLECTING: X-MEN (1963) 129-137
Collects Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129-137. The biggest and best adventures of Marvels mighty mutants these are the X-Men Milestones! It doesnt get any more iconic than this tale of triumph and tragedy! The X-Men have fought many battles, embarked on galaxy-spanning adventures and defeated enemies of limitless might but none of it prepared them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own, Jean Grey, has gained cosmic power beyond all comprehension and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now the X-Men must decide between the life of the friend they cherish and the possible destruction of the entire universe! This touching tale of ultimate power and the triumph of the human spirit has been a cornerstone of the X-Men mythos for decades. Relive the saga that changed everything!
This edited collection focuses on the X-Men film franchise, with essays that considers the movies as popular culture products. Chapters in this volume address various aspects featured in individual films or throughout the series. The essays discuss such topics as gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, and a sense of “otherness” that pervades the franchise. Although the book focuses specifically on the X-Men films, an analysis that considers the X-Men’s transformation from comics to movies will be included.
X-Men is one of the most popular comic book franchises ever, with successful spin-offs that include several feature films, cartoon series, bestselling video games, and merchandise. This is the first look at the deeper issues of the X-Men universe and the choices facing its powerful "mutants," such as identity, human ethics versus mutant morality, and self-sacrifice. J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Oneonta, NY) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hartwick College and the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy (978-1-4051-6316-3) and The Office and Philosophy (978-1-4051-7555-5). Rebecca Housel (Rochester, NY) is a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she teaches about writing and pop culture. For William Irwin's biography, please see below.
Collects Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129-138 and material from ClassIc X-Men #43, Bizarre Adventures #27, Phoenix: The Untold Story, What If? (1977) #27. An epic tale of triumph and tragedy! When the Dark Phoenix rises, suns grow cold and universes die! Gathered by Charles Xavier, the X-Men have dedicated their wondrous abilities to protect mankind - even those who hate and fear them. one of their own, Jean Grey, has unwittingly attained power beyond conception - and been corrupted, absolutely. The X-Men must decide: Is the life of the woman they cherish worth the existence of an entire universe? This touching tale of ultimate power and the triumph of the human spirit has been a cornerstone of the X-Men mythos for over three decades.
Join the Black Widow, Hercules, Ghost Rider, Iceman and Angel as they form an all-new super-team: the Champions! This massive Masterworks collects the Champions' complete adventures in a single volume! Every issue, every highlight, every page as the lives of these Marvel icons play out together. Their struggles will reveal the origin of the man who created the Black Widow, pit them against the combined might of Magneto and Doctor Doom; unleash the Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man on Los Angeles; team them with the Stranger in the fight for an Infinity Gem; and bring fan-favorite artist John Byrne aboard for some of his greatest early work, including stories featuring the Sentinels and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! Collecting CHAMPIONS #1-17, IRON MAN ANNUAL #4, AVENGERS (1963) #163, SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #14 and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #17-18.
Collecting Daredevil (1964) #133-143 And Annual #4, Ghost Rider (1973) #20, Marvel Premiere #39-40 And Material From Ghost Rider (1973) #19. Matt Murdock may be the Marvel Universes most famous lawyer, but when the Jester frames Daredevil for murder, the verdict is guilty and the sentence is death! With New York City turned against him, President Ford calling citizens to take up arms against super heroes and a noose around his neck, how will DD get out of this one? Then, Karen Pages disappearance sends Daredevil to Los Angeles in a crossover adventure with Ghost Rider penciled by John Byrne! And as Matts romance with Heather Glenn continues to grow, his investigation into her fathers business draws disturbing conclusions! Plus Torpedos return, a Daredevil/Black Panther/Sub-Mariner team-up, the Gladiator and Beetles attack on Grand Central Station and the one and only Bullseye!
Attract comic book collectors like a magnet Packed with nearly 100,000 classic and contemporary comics and more than 1,000 illustrations, collectors will find updated listings and prices for Acclaim, Classics Illustrated, Dark Horse, D.C., Marvel and much more. Special sections are devoted to the highly collectible Golden Age, Color Comics, Black & White Comics, and Underground Comics. Each listing is cross-referenced and includes issue number, title, date, artist and current collector value in US dollars. Collectors can accurately evaluate and value their collections with the grading guide, current market report and tips for buying, selling, and preserving comic books.
Collects Uncanny X-Men #161-167 & X-Men Annual #6. 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.
Collects Uncanny X-Men #151-159, Avengers Annual #10, X-Men Annual #5. Kitty's leaving the School For Gifted Youngsters. Her new academic destination? The Massachusetts Academy, run by none other than Emma Frost, the Hellfire Club's White Queen - setting up the inevitable showdown between the X-Men and Sebastian Shaw's minions, with a classic, no-holds-barred, Storm/Emma catfight in the clouds! Next, it's the immortal "Kitty's Fairy Tale," a storybook fantasy that introduced Kitty's loyal pet dragon, the lovable Lockheed! Then, the first half of the all-time great "Brood Saga," with four-issues of space operatics starring the Starjammers, the Shi'Ar, and those disgusting parasites from beyond the outer limits, the Brood! Then it's the return of Rogue and Mystique's Evil Mutants and the coming of Dracula himself! Throw in a team-up with the X-Men and Fantastic Four combining forces against the Badoon, and, just because we love ya, the first appearance of Rogue and her pivotal meeting with Ms. Marvel.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: Relive the legendary first journey into the dystopian future of 2013 - where Sentinels stalk the Earth, and the X-Men are humanity's only hope...until they die! Also featuring the first appearance of Alpha Flight, the return of the Wendigo, the history of the X-Men from Cyclops himself...and a demon for Christmas!? Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #138-143 and X-MEN ANNUAL #4.
Collects Marvel Team-Up (1972) #53-64, Marvel Team-Up Annual (1976) #1, Marvel Premiere (1972) #31, Mighty Marvel Calendar 1977. At the same time as they were making history on X-MEN, Chris Claremont and John Byrne were pairing Spider-Man with some of the coolest and catchiest characters in the Marvel firmament! But first, this volume opens with one of the earliest appearances of the all-new, all-different X-Men revival in the very first MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL, by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema! Mantlo concludes his sterling run with a Byrne-drawn two-parter as Spidey and the Hulk square off against Woodgod - whose rare first appearance is also included in this volume! And when Byrne links up with Claremont, the duo begins a white-hot run that teams Spidey with Yellowjacket, the Wasp, the Human Torch, Iron Fist and the Daughters of the Dragon!
Collects Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #32-42, Annual (1979) #1; Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) #13; Fantastic Four (1961) #218. Peter Parker and Dr. Curt Connors (a.k.a. the Lizard) have always shared a unique bond. Both men of science, but one gifted with powers while the other was cursed. Only together can these sometimes allies, sometimes adversaries survive the unstoppable Iguana. Then, in a two-part Annual extravaganza, comes Doc Ock! All the while, Peter’s increasingly on edge. The bizarre horror of the Swarm and a battle with Morbius the Living Vampire do little to help. Then, the emergence of the Schizoid Man pushes him over the line. And on the other side is the Spider-Lizard! Can our mutated hero surivive? He’d better, or he won’t be able to team up with the FF against the Frightful Four!
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Collects Ghost Rider (1973) #6-20; Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #8; Daredevil (1964) #138. Marvel’s hell-bound super hero, Ghost Rider, hits the road for a second Marvel Masterworks! Johnny Blaze’s adventures begin with the return of Zodiac, an organized-crime gang powered by agents of Hell, in a plot that can only be foiled with the help of the super-heroic Stunt-Master! Then, after fighting for his very soul against Satan himself, Ghost Rider finds himself teaming up with the Ever-Lovin’ Thing in mortal combat against the ever-angry Hulk and in league with the ever-courageous Champions! And if you thought the Orb was finis, think again as Marvel’s deadliest eyeball returns to extract another pound of Ghost Rider flesh! Plus: With Karen Page having joined Ghost Rider’s cast, Daredevil makes the scene in a crossover classic drawn by John Byrne!
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Collects Marvel Feature (1971) #4-10, Power Man #24-25, Black Goliath #1-5, Champions (1975) #11-13, Marvel Premiere #47-48 and material From Iron Man (1968) #44. Because you demanded it! Marvel Masterworks is proud to bring you the continuing adventures of Ant-Man and not just one Ant-Man, either! Hank Pyms MARVEL FEATURE series with the Wasp leads the way. Then comes Pyms former assistant, Bill Foster, who becomes an all-new Giant-Man under the codename Black Goliath! Bills adventures continue into CHAMPIONS, in a story featuring the power of the Infinity Gems. Next comes the debut of Scott Lang, the man who stole the mantle of Ant-Man literally! With work by Marvel icons including John Byrne, P. Craig Russell, Roy Thomas, Ross Andru, Herb Trimpe and more, this Masterworks is as big on talent as it is on adventure!
Collects Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #47-60, Annual (1976) #4. Benjamin J. Grimm — the world’s one and only Ever-Lovin’ Blue-Eyed Thing — doesn’t shy away from any fight. And in this Marvel Masterworks edition, he’ll have to plow through the Machinesmith, the hated Yancy Street Gang, Graviton, Crossfire and even his younger self! But he’s not fighting alone: The Thing will battle alongside Jack of Hearts, Doctor Strange, the Inhumans, Moon Knight and the Human Torch — as well as the Marvel Universe’s greatest poker club! But all this action is just a prelude to Gruenwald, Macchio, Byrne and Pérez’s all-time classic: the PROJECT PEGASUS SAGA! The Project is part advanced energy research facility and part super villain prison — and that makes for one dangerous (and exciting!) combination when the inmates break out! Plus: Don’t miss the incorrigible Impossible Man’s attack on the Marvel Bullpen!
Collecting Incredible Hulk (1968) #197-209 And Annual #5. The always incredible Hulks adventures continue, led by Len Wein and Sal Buscema! And they kick things off with an all-out slugfest between the Hulk, Man-Thing and the Glob! While the Hulk fights for his life, romance grows between Betty Ross and Doc Samson. Its the kind of relationship that leads to a battle between green hair and green skin! Then, in the milestone issue #200, its microscopic trip literally into the mind of Glenn Talbot! Hulks return to the heart of the atom brings him back to his love Jarella, but the tragic events that follow drive the Hulk into a berserker rampage! Also featuring the Defenders, the Absorbing Man and a giant-size Annual in which Hulk battles classic Marvel monsters! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #197-209 and ANNUAL #5.