This is an interesting graphic novel, having stories that take place before the famous Chris Claremont/John Byrne 80's classic X-Men stories. Professor X has reappeared, apparently back from the dead (he never died) and Magneto is the main enemy. What I like best is that they go back to The Savage Land and encounter a slew of strange creatures, from bird-like humanoids to the human-Pterodactyl, Sauron. Plus, there are appearances by The Fantastic Four, the Sub-Mariner and Storm. I enjoyed this for what it is--a version of a much simpler X-Men comic. This collects issues 1-12 of the 1999 series.