Is important to read Classic X-Men in the phoenix saga?

#1 Posted by ultraanizado (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello! I am very new in this comic world and I was browsing the page of the story arc of the Phoenix Saga. I see that in the reading order appear some numbers of "Classic X-Men" which are reprints of the original Uncanny X-Men, so want to know if I MUST read those reprints with the additional stories in order to understand the whole saga or if those are optional.

Thanks a lot!

#2 Posted by lorex (954 posts) - - Show Bio

If you are just going back now to read the Phoenix Saga try getting the trade as it will have the story narrowed down to the key issues where the story unfolds.

#3 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

They've retconned too much of the Phoenix Force since then for it to be relevant. If you're just looking for a story, it's not bad.

#4 Edited by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be worth it, just so that you could understand the red-hot fury of some fans with how things have gone on recently in the Marvel Universe,

Hmm - maybe its best you don't.

#5 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

It would be worth it, just so that you could understand the red-hot fury of some fans with how things have gone in recently in the Marvel Universe,

Hmm...maybe its best you don't....

Sadly true. It is a great story, but it will do little to explain what is going on with the Phoenix Force. In fact will probably just make the whole thing more confusing.

#6 Posted by ultraanizado (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you very much for your answers!

So basically what you suggest is that I skip those "Classic X-Men" numbers until I become, lets say, a more advanced reader in the Marvel comics? I found this link in Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Uncanny-X-Men-Vol-Marvel-Masterworks/dp/0785137041/ do you think that is the right collection, regarding the Phoenix saga for me?

Thanks again! :)

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