Before House of M, before Onslaught, before the tragedy ofnthe Dark Phoenix, there were a handful of troubled teenagers and one man with a dream. Return to the X-Men's early days and discover the teams lost tales in this exclusive collection, expertly crafted by legendary comic book created John Byrne. The first seven issues of John Byrne's X-Men: The Hidden Years are collected in one titanic tome for the first time! This series chronicles the adventures of Marvel's original team of merry mutants after their Silver Age saga had run its course, and before the launch of the All-New, All-Different band of heroes. COLLECTING: X-Men : The Hidden Years 1-7
"Humanity is at a crisis point. With 'ordinary' humans terrified of their mutant neighbours, Professor Charles Xavier has a vision of a future where everyone can live side-by-side. Transforming his home into a school for young mutants, he uses his incredible mental powers to show them how to master their extraordinary abilities and mould them into a formidable fighting team."--Back cover.
John Lindley Byrne (born July 6, 1950) is a British-born American comic-book writer and artist. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on many major American superheroes. Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics’ Superman franchise, the first issue of which featured comics' first variant cover. Coming into the comics profession exclusively as a penciler, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men comics during his tenure on them, and launched his writing career in earnest with Fantastic Four (where he started inking his own pencils). During the 1990s he produced a number of creator-owned works, including Next Men and Danger Unlimited. He scripted the first issues of Mike Mignola's Hellboy series and produced a number of Star Trek comics for IDW Publishing. In 2015, Byrne and his longtime X-Men collaborator Chris Claremont were inducted into the comic book hall of fame.
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Title The Ghost and the Darkness
X-Men. the Hidden Years
Author John Byrne
Publisher Panini Publishing, 2011
ISBN 1846531551, 9781846531552
Length 196 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches