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X-Men Epic Collection: The Gift (New Printing)

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Adventures of all kinds as the X-Men battle throuh realms and stories with swashbuckling fantasy and futuristic sci-fi! Swords and sorcery, mutant style! Finding themselves in the middle of a barbarian nightmare, can the X-Men, Avengers and Spider-Man restore the world? Things are no less mystical for the X-Men and Alpha Flight when the trickster god Loki offers a gift to the people of Earth - but, big surprise, it comes with a price! And blade in hand, Nightcrawler swashbuckles his way through an other-dimensional solo adventure! Enough fantasy for you? How about sci-fi, courtesy of Lockheed the Space Dragon and the time-tossed future Sentinel known as Nimrod? And for fans of good, old-fashioned super-heroics, Power Pack meets Wolverine - and the Juggernaut's back in town! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #189-198, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #8, X-MEN AND ALPHA FLIGHT (1985) #1-2 and NIGHTCRAWLER (1985) #1-4.

Author Biography:

Industry legend Chris Claremont is best known for his epic sixteen-year run on Uncanny X-Men. Claremont's focus on the themes of prejudice and tolerance struck at the hearts of comics fans, and he built an unparalleled following during the next three decades. Under his pen, the X-Men franchise spawned a vast array of spin-offs, many of them written by Claremont himself. His other credits include Iron Fist, Ms. Marvel, Power Man and Spider-Woman. Claremont has returned to the X-Men universe in New Exiles, GeNext, X-Men Forever, Chaos War- X-Men and Nightcrawler. A former animator for cult cartoonist Ralph Bakshi, Paul Smith penciled Uncanny X-Men during a brief but pivotal run that included Rogue joining the team, Storm's controversial makeover, Wolverine's near-marriage and Cyclops' wedding to future villain Madelyne Pryor. He then moved to Doctor Strange, Marvel Fanfare and others, later drawing the acclaimed X-Men/Alpha Flight miniseries. With James Robinson, he created DC's groundbreaking Golden Age miniseries, highlighting the publisher's wartime heroes like few before or since. His work for other companies includes First's Grimjack and Image's Leave It to Chance; he returned to Marvel to pencil the miniseries Kitty Pryde- Shadow and Flame, revisiting some themes from his Uncanny work. Barry Windsor-Smith - best known for Marvel's Conan and Red Sonja - also illustrated memorable Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man and Daredevil stories; he revealed Wolverine's origin in the "Weapon X" serial. Windsor-Smith has also published several art books in the tradition of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. As a boy, artist Dave Cockrum (1943-2006) dreamed of working in the comic-book industry; after a six-year stint in the Navy, he headed straight for the big time. With a natural talent for illustrating super heroes, Cockrum landed a gig on Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics. Soon after his debut, Cockrum showcased his knack for innovative costume designs, becoming the first artist to revamp the look of the classic futuristic super-hero team since its original Silver Age debut. After leaving Legion in 1975, Cockrum collaborated with writer Len Wein to create a new lineup of X-Men - including Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Colossus. Cockrum's bold new mutants quickly caught the attention of comic-book fans, transforming X-Men into a best-selling title. Although Cockrum has reduced his artistic output in recent years, his strong influence on modern creators remains steadfast - as evidenced by the release of The Uncanny Cockrum Tribute Book in 2004, boasting contributions from more than 75 notable writers and artists.
Release date Australia
June 11th, 2024
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith
  • Illustrated by Paul Smith
512 Illustrations, unspecified
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