The X-Men became stars during the decade of excess, rising above nearly everything else in the comic industry at the time. This was made possible because of great stories, tales that have stood the test of time and showed just how amazing the X-Men could be.
The Dark Phoenix Saga isn't just the best X-Men story, but among the greatest Marvel stories of all time. Showcasing the final battle between the X-Men and the Dark Phoenix, Claremont and Byrne are in rare form for this one. It completely lives up to its billing as a saga, testing the X-Men in ways they'd never been tested before.
The Dark Phoenix Saga is action-packed and heartbreaking. It's the X-Men story that even non-fans of the team know about and has played a huge role in X-Men and Marvel history ever since. It's Claremont and Byrne at their finest and a story that everyone can agree is the best.