The Children of the Atom are back in their classic adventures from the Silver Age! Launched by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the X-Men blended super-hero action, teen angst, and a metaphor for the turbulent
social and racial issues of the '60s into one potent package! After
laying the foundation for what would become comics' biggest franchise,
Stan and Jack passed the headmaster's role of the Xavier School to Roy
Thomas and Werner Roth, who would come into their own while crafting
the tales of Marvel's merry mutants.
Collected in this second paperback Mastersworks volume,
find the first appearance of the unstoppable Juggernaut, the cosmic
Stranger, the mutant Mimic, and in a classic three-part saga, the
mutant-hunting robot Sentinels. And for good measure we're topping it
off with the return of Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil mutants and
a two-part tale featuring Lucifer, the early nemesis of Professor X.
They're mutant milestones one and all!
Collecting The X-Men #11 to 21, written by Stan Lee and Roy
Thomas, pencilled by Jack Kirtby, Werner Roth and Alex Toth; features
covers by Kirby and Dean White.
Marvel, paperback, 240 pages, published July 2009
Please note that Variant
editions are published in smaller numbers and so can go out of print
more quickly than regular Masterworks, so please order early to avoid