Chris Claremont and Jim Lee’s run on X-Men during the 1990s is the stuff of legend. Claremont had already spent the last decade-plus writing for Marvel’s mutants, but Lee’s work on the title set a bold new standard that would define the characters for years to come. Now, IDW is getting ready to honor Lee’s tenure on the book with a new collection. The publisher will compile Lee’s most memorable X-Men pages in Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition.
The collection includes a full reprint of X-Men #1, which after nearly 30 years remains the best-selling American single-issue comic of all time. Readers will also find plenty of Lee’s other X-Men contributions, including famous covers, splashes, and more. The volume spans 160 pages, all scanned from Lee’s original artwork.
“While I had intended to follow in my father’s footsteps and become a doctor, comics were always my passion, and incredibly, more than 30 years ago, I became the artist of my favorite comic book, The X-Men,” said Lee in a statement. “Bringing those characters to life on the printed page was an amazing experience and while several decades have since passed, I still fondly look back on this work with great pride. Flipping through this book will, I have no doubt, rekindle lots of happy memories for me… and I hope for you as well.”
Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition retails for $150 and will hit stores on October 13. The book can also be pre-ordered now.
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Recommended Reading: Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol. 1