So, about a month or two back I finally got around to reading Grant Morrison‘s well regarded 42 issue run of X-Men that has been collected in a massive omnibus that could probably stop a bullet. These issues were originally published while I was on a self-imposed comic book walkabout, so they completely went under my radar. It was only during the last few years and my re-entry into the comic book world that I started hearing of this great era of X-Men that I had missed out on. Being a lifetime X-fan, I decided that it was definitely something I wanted to check out. When I saw Marvel had put out this ginormous tome collecting the run I nearly wept with joy. Okay, there was no weeping, but there was a brief, yet furious click of the ‘Order’ button. The book was delivered to my door and I dove in with enthusiasm.