In the 80s, a bunch of crazy &*^% happened to the X-Men. Arguably the most famous story arc, “The Dark Phoenix Saga,” took place between issues #129 and #137 of The Uncanny X-Men. Chris Claremont and John Byrne teamed up to tell the legendary tale of Jean Grey’s rise to the form of Dark Phoenix, and her eventual demise.
For years, I’d heard about this story. Probably the earliest time was when I watched the X-Men animated series as a child, where they abridged this plotline. I decided last week to finally pick it up and see if the comic still held water thirty-five years later. I was, ultimately, impressed with what I found.