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X-Men Masterworks Vol. 8
Regular Edition Cover

Vol. 134: X-Men Masterworks
Variant Edition Cover

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Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Volume 8

Reprints: Avengers #110-111, Incredible Hulk #172, 180 & 181, Captain America #172-175, Marvel Team-Up #23 & 38, Defenders #15-16 and Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4

(Vol. 134 in the Marvel Masterworks Library)

First Print
Release Date: March 10, 2010

REGULAR EDITION ISBN: 978-0-7851-4222-5 • List Price: $54.99
VARIANT EDITION ISBN: 978-0-7851-4223-2 • List Price: $54.99
VARIANT PRINT RUN: 1080

304 Pages

Collection Editor: Cory Sedlmeier

Scripted by Steve Englehart, Len Wein, Chris Claremont, Bill Mantlo, Roy Thomas and Tony Isabella

Penciled by Sal Buscema, Don Heck, Herb Trimpe, Gil Kane and John Buscema

Preface by Steve Englehart

Introduction by Roy Thomas

Bonus Content
• Pages 1-2 of Incredible Hulk #182 featuring Wolverine
• Full-page cover galleries of X-Men #81-93
• Wolverine character designs by John Romita
• House ads for Incredible Hulk #181
• Cover to Incredible Hulk and Wolverine #1


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PREVIEW IMAGES

AVENGERS #110: Page 9
AVENGERS #111: Page 2
CAPTAIN AMERICA #172: Page 17
CAPTAIN AMERICA #173: Cover
CAPTAIN AMERICA #173: Page 4
CAPTAIN AMERICA #173: Page 6
CAPTAIN AMERICA #174: Page 12-13
DEFENDERS #15: Page 4
DEFENDERS #16: Page 3
GIANT-SIZE FF #4: Cover
GIANT-SIZE FF #4: Page 5
INCREDIBLE HULK #172: Page 10
INCREDIBLE HULK #180: Page 18
INCREDIBLE HULK #181: Page 2
INCREDIBLE HULK #182: Page 1
MARVEL TEAM-UP #23: Page 4
MARVEL TEAM-UP #23: Page 8
MARVEL TEAM-UP #38: Page 8
X-MEN #92: Cover


WRAPPING UP THE X-MEN MASTERWORKS LINE!

This is it! The culmination of the Silver Age legacy of Marvel's mutant misfits, the X-Men!

Closing the gap between the end of the X-Men’s original series in 1970 and the debut of the All-New, All-Different team in 1975, the Marvel Masterworks present several never-before-collected X-Men tales that set the stage for Giant-Size X-Men #1!

First up: Forced underground by anti-mutant hysteria run amok, the X-Men find themselves pursued by a secret adversary that seeks to pick them off one by one. And if being on the run wasn’t tough enough, here comes Magneto! Only the combined might of the X-Men and the Avengers can prevent the Master of Magnetism from unleashing a nuclear holocaust. Then, with the X-Men's ranks dwindling, Professor X, Cyclops and Marvel Girl head West for reinforcements, but instead bump into the Incredible Hulk and the Juggernaut. (Ouch!)

Next comes the culmination of the classic Secret Empire saga, where the X-Men find they share a common enemy with Captain America and join forces with the shield-slingin' Avenger to save the nation and rescue their mutant comrades. Then, on the eve of the X-Men’s departure to face Krakoa the Living Island, Iceman and the Human Torch team-up to battle Equinox, the Thermo-Dynamic Man – and with his team missing, Professor X must enlist the Defenders to fight a resurgent Magneto and Alpha, the Ultimate Mutant!

To top it all off, we’ve also included X-Man-to-be Wolverine’s very first appearance! The ol’ Canucklehead leaps from the top-secret Weapon X program and throws down in his first famous battle with the Incredible Hulk. It’s the all-time classic that made comic book history! There’s also the debut of Madrox the Multiple Man – Chris Claremont’s first X-Man – and the Beast vs. the Griffin.

This X-tra special Masterworks volume polishes off the library of every X-Fan’s dreams – completing the original adventures of Marvel’s most-famous super team! Collecting AVENGERS #110-111, INCREDIBLE HULK #172, 180 & 181, CAPTAIN AMERICA #172-175, MARVEL TEAM-UP #23 & 38, DEFENDERS #15-16 and GIANT-SIZE FANTASTIC FOUR #4, plus the rare covers to X-MEN 81-93

(From official Marvel solicit)


Issues Reprinted
Avengers #110-111, Incredible Hulk #172, Captain America #172-175, Marvel Team-Up #23, Defenders #15-16, Incredible Hulk #180-181, Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4 and Marvel Team-Up #38

 

AVG #110

AVG #111

HULK #172

CAP #172

CAP #173

CAP #174

CAP #175

MTU #23

DEF #15

DEF #16

HULK #180

HULK #181

GSFF #4

MTU #38

 

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