The latest X-Men Epic Collection takes fans back to the era when mutants ruled over every other comic on the stands, building on the “legacy” that creators like Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and John Byrne established years earlier.
Fans of those earlier runs may not have been as thrilled with the 1993 version of the comic, but kids who grew up in the 90s certainly couldn’t get enough of the X-Men, making the series one of the best selling and most prolific of the decade.
X-Men: Legacies collects The Uncanny X-Men #297-300, The Uncanny X-Men Annual #17, X-Men #17-23, Stryfe’s Strike File, X-Men Unlimited #1, and the X-Men Survival Guide to the Mansion, all published in 1993.
The stories in the collection include plenty of trouble from Magneto and Stryfe, an X-Men trip to Russia to visits Colossus’ sister Illyana before confronting the Soul Skinner, and the return of the Acolytes, Siena Blaze, the Upstarts, and even Betsy Braddock (the original Psylocke). The X-Cutioner (you don’t get more 90s X-Men than a name like that) also targets the dying Mastermind, leading to a mutant pandemic.
All of the stories in Legacies are written by Scott Lobdell and Fabian Nicieza with art by Brandon Peterson, John Romita, Jr., Jason Pearson, Larry Stroman, Greg Capullo, Tom Grummett, Andy Kubert, Dan Panosian, Al Milgrom, Dan Green, Mark Farmer, Mark Pennington, Jimmy Palmiotti, Bob Wiacek, Al Williamson, Harry Candelario, and Chris Bachalo.
The X-Men: Legacies Epic Collection consists of 488 pages for a suggested retail price of $44.99.
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