X-men: The Ultimate Guide (third Edition) (ultimate Guides)
- Number of Pages: 192
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Gorgeous, oversize, and appropriately designed, Ultimate X-Men is also perfectly titled. In addition, each and every superhero and supervillain appearing in the movie receives a sidebar, with stills, that describes the onscreen incarnation. The book also covers the best Uncanny X-Men story lines, the Dark Phoenix Saga, and Days of Future Past. Two-page spreads detail essentially the most substantial characters' origins, powers, costumes, and relationships. Ultimate X-Men includes the many major mutants who have appeared in The Uncanny X-Men and its spinoffs (Alpha Flight, New Generation, Wolverine, X-Factor, and numerous other series and miniseries ). Also receiving detailed coverage are nonmutants important to the X-Men, including Ka-Zar, Longshot, and Dr. Moira Mac Taggert; major alien groups and races, like the Starjammers and the Shi'ar; and essential locations and technology, like the Danger Room, Dr. Xavier's estate, and the Blackbird jets. A Summers family members tree lays out clearly a tangle of relationships (between clonal and alternate-timeline versions of Cyclops/Scott Summers and Marvel Girl/Phoenix/Jean Grey) that could drive even an experienced genealogist crazy. It's a comprehensive overview of 4 decades of Marvel Comics's monstrously popular mutant superheroes--from their debut, in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's X-Men #1 (1963) , to the terrific X-Men film (2000 ). Ultimate X-Men opens with an entertaining foreword by X-Men creator-editor Stan Lee and concludes with a two-page overview from the X-Men animated series (1992-1997) ; a four-page"Making the X-Men Movie"section with many great shots; and an insightful afterword by the series' best writer, Chris Claremont.
Ultimate X-Men is a book every X-Men fan will want. While it consists of a hefty quantity of art, the original artwork (the preliminary character sketches, a lovely Dave Cockrum sketch of Nightcrawler and Ororo, and so on. Art-oriented fans, however, may be disappointed by Ultimate X-Men. --Cynthia Ward It's practically a necessity for the newcomer drawn for the comics by the movie, simply because Marvel's mutants multiplied like superpowered rabbits inside the 1990s.) is outnumbered by panel and cover reproductions. And if you're much less than enamored using the nature of endless comic-book series, Ultimate X-Men will prove that the more things change, the a lot a lot more they stay precisely the same.
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