Essential Classic X-Men Vol. 2 review. Classic Game Room presents a review of yet another surprisingly great Essential X-Men book, mostly done by writer Roy Thomas and artist Werner Roth. This is a fantastic place for X-Men fans to get back to, and for newcomers to start (although Vol. 1 would probably be best), and it’s a solid read in its own right. ESSENTIAL CLASSIC X-MEN VOL. 2 review features a look at a different Mary Shelley-inspired Frankenstein comic incarnation.