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    His wings aren't exactly ripped off- he's pinned to the wall by Harpoon during the Mutant Massacre, and his pinion feathers are torn out. Then gangrene sets in and his wings are amputated in whatever issues of X-Factor immediately follow the Massacre, and he returns with the metal wings (bleah) as Death in the Fall of the Mutants crossover, around X-Factor #24 or 25.

    (BTW, this question would probably be better suited for the "Post your various questions about the X-Men" thread further down the board. Just for future reference.)

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    Default Ok, Going to Barnes & Noble, Which X-Men TPB's should I read (I'm A new comic reader)

    Long title. I know, sorry. Which should I start to dig into?

    I am thinking a current Uncanny X-Men TPB so I can buy some new issues if I like it. Anyone know what is the newest one?

    Then I want to read some classic stuff. Interesting thing that have happened in the past 30's years or so of the X-Men.

    Any idea's? Barnes & Noble has TONS of TPB's of marvel, dc, and indy comics..

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    Pick up all the Essential X-men volumes 1-5. That can get you caught up. No wonder its called Essential. :)

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    Astonishing X-men and New X-men Acdemy X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishtaco
    Pick up all the Essential X-men volumes 1-5. That can get you caught up. No wonder its called Essential. :)

    And what he said too :)

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    Ok, I can't buy anything as of now (no $ :() but I can get a good start on them, buy reading them there for free ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxBaker
    Ok, I can't buy anything as of now (no $ :() but I can get a good start on them, buy reading them there for free ;)
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    Current stuff? Lots of good stories, but for the main, core X-Men, not spinoffs, go with X-Men: The End of History, and/or Astonishing X-Men: Gifted. They're by two of the three core X-Men writers right now, and should get you fairly caught up.

    For the classic stuff, try either Essential X-Men #1 or 2. 2 has the better stories, but 1 starts you off with the All-New, All-Different team's debut in 1975. If they don't have them, go with either The Dark Phoenix Saga or Days of Future Past (both contained in Essential X-Men #2).

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    The Essential editions are good. They offer a TON of reprints for a good price. The only problem is that they're in black & white.

    BUT...

    Barnes & Noble has partnered with Marvel to publish Marvel Masterworks editions in paperback. These little beauties are in full color and only $12.95 each! They don't reprint as much as the Essential editions, but the quality upgrade is well worth it.

    They're up to volume 2 now in Uncanny. If fans buy this reprint series, maybe we can look forward to B&N publishing several more volumes so we can all have Claremont's original run sitting on our bookshelves in one GLOOOORRIOUS collection!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Nobs
    Barnes & Noble has partnered with Marvel to publish Marvel Masterworks editions in paperback. These little beauties are in full color and only $12.95 each! They don't reprint as much as the Essential editions, but the quality upgrade is well worth it.

    They're up to volume 2 now in Uncanny. If fans buy this reprint series, maybe we can look forward to B&N publishing several more volumes so we can all have Claremont's original run sitting on our bookshelves in one GLOOOORRIOUS collection!
    I totally just saw those the other day... but, I don't know. I mean Giant-Sized is great and all but are the rest of the stories from then worthwhile to pick up for any reason other than "they're early adventures of the All-New All-Different team!"?

    If it was Phoenix/Dark Phoenix/Proteus/Days Of Future Past/Brood era stuff, I'd be there in a second... but I dunno about those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iGotKittyPryde
    I totally just saw those the other day... but, I don't know. I mean Giant-Sized is great and all but are the rest of the stories from then worthwhile to pick up for any reason other than "they're early adventures of the All-New All-Different team!"?

    If it was Phoenix/Dark Phoenix/Proteus/Days Of Future Past/Brood era stuff, I'd be there in a second... but I dunno about those.
    I enjoyed them, there is the Magneto vs X-Men in the Volcano story...which is great!

    Ox Baker let me make a couple of other suggestions but be aware these tpbs are a little pricey...

    Mutant Genesis, Reprints Adjectiveless X-Men 1-7, and it includes one of the best Magneto stories of all time IMO.

    I agree with the others on Astonishing X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Essential X-Men is a definite one, and yea I think for the most part the stories there are great. Just to let you know there is a volume 6 coming out later on this year....I would normally reccomend Mutant Massacre on its own but, that is included in the Volume 6 of essential X-Men.

    Another one I would reccomend is X-Men Vignettes. What this is when Marvel started a series called Classic X-Men, they reprinted issues but the thing is that at the end of each issue was a brand new back up story that fleshed out the characters even more so...Vignettes collects these Stories, so thats another one I would reccomend.

    I would reccomend staying away from the X-Men story called Inferno. Its not a bad story, its one of the best, but its a very complicated story, and would be best read once you read alot of the Essentials and such, since it deals with aspects of the Phoenix Story and a character called Madelyne...

    I hope that helps out a bit Ox
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    I would also love to know what trade to get next. Right now I have 4 essential books, the first 2 Grant Morrison books, and the first Joss Whedon book, with some random issues also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidboring
    I would also love to know what trade to get next. Right now I have 4 essential books, the first 2 Grant Morrison books, and the first Joss Whedon book, with some random issues also.
    Which of the grant morrisons trade do you have? And which essentials? If you got 1-4 you need to pick up volume 5. And like noted earlier six is coming out later this year!
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    I got the 1st 4 essentials, "Imperial", E for Extinction and Gifted, plus some random back issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidboring
    I got the 1st 4 essentials, "Imperial", E for Extinction and Gifted, plus some random back issues.
    Which back issues?

    If you liked Imperial and E is for..., check out Here Comes Tomorrow. :)

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