The Best There Is
For more than a few readers, super-hero comics don’t get much better than Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s Uncanny X-Men at Marvel in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The nearly four years they spent together chronicling the adventures of the Children of the Atom produced some of the most beloved Marvel Comics stories of all time, including “The Dark Phoenix Saga,” “Proteus,” and “Days of Future Past,” and more than 30 years after their collaboration ended, it’s still considered among the best partnerships not just in the history of the X-Men, but in the history of superhero comics.
The DARK PHOENIX SAGA is the greatest X-Men comic-book saga ever told. It begins with a shocking story in which Marvel Girl sacrifices herself…only to be reborn as Phoenix! But when a galaxy-spanning adventure reveals that Jean Grey has somehow attained power beyond conception, Cyclops and the X-Men can only watch as Phoenix is corrupted, absolutely. As the team faces the Shi’ar Empire, Hellfire Club and more, can Jean Grey be redeemed? Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and John Byrne weave an epic tale of triumph and tragedy that changed everything for the X-Men — and all of comics!
Read this epic graphic novel before you see the new X-Men movie!