Another day, another post.
Well today I wanted to bring the Top 5 list on this last post of February, and I figured what the hell, might as well go with my Top 5 favorite X-Teams of all time.
So, here we go.....
The Original X-Men( Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast)
It all had to start somewhere, and it all started with the original five. Consider them the Beatles of the X-Men teams, but they were the first, and arguably the best. Every other incarnation of the X-Men comes directly from them. No wonder they're still heavily featured in big storylines and crossovers. They're just that damn important. Maybe not the most powerful, or most recognizable, but definitely the fore-bearers of everything else that came after them.
Age Of Apocalypse X-Men( Magneto, Rogue, Blink, Sabertooth, Morph, Storm, Nightcrawler, Quicksilver, Dazzler, Iceman, and Wild Child)
Cyclops and Havok were evil....well Havok was.
Wolverine and Jean Grey were doing their own thing.
The Beast was evil, while Angel was content to work as a bar owner.
So that left you these guys, and what team they were, especially with the firepower they were packing with Magneto included in the mix.
Of course what sold it for me, was the Joe Maduriera Astonishing X-Men book with Rogue, Morph, Sabertooth, and especially Blink. She's still as cute as ever to me, and another selling point of the book for me. Plus with her unfortunate death during the Phalanx Covenant, it was nice to finally see her on an X-Team. Even if it wasn't the main universe version.
How could not love this roster, if nothing else for the sheer nostalgia factor. It combined the best of both teams at the time(minus Colossus, Archangel and Iceman) and no doubt influenced millions of kids to pick up some X-Men comics if they hadn't already to see the print version of the X-men.
While it did rely on mostly adapting old storylines from said comics(The Dark Phoenix Saga), they were handled in the best possible way at the time, as well as to spark interest in where these events originated from.
Alone with Spider-Man, it was the best cartoon show in Fox not named Batman, and for that I and countless others will always be grateful.
My favorite team during the early and mid-90's, the Blue team, at least to me, had the best roster of the 90's, but also the better stories and storylines compared to the Gold team. Omega Red, the returns of Longshot and Dazzler and Mojoworld, and everything else that followed. For my money, they were the best team of X-Men during the 90's. They just simply that damn good.
To me, this is my favorite and quintessential X-Men team of all-time(especially when you throw in Shadowcat)
Just look at that roster and the sheer, raw power of them. If Wolverine doesn't shred you to pieces, Colossus will crush you; If Nightcrawler doesn't bamf around, punching the shit out of you, Banshee will make you go deaf and dumb; If Storm doesn't fry or freeze you, Cyclops will blast the fuck out of you with his ruby red beams of force. And Phoenix......well, I highly recommend you don't ever piss her off, unless you want to end up like Mastermind.
Simply put, one of the most powerful line-ups of X-Men ever. Not to mention iconic.
There's a reason every so many years, they all wind up in some form as this, death aside.
So, whatta' think?
Tell me who your favorite X-Men teams were. I'm curious.
Have a good weekend folks.
I know I will. Saturday's the big local Fan Con, and yours truly will be a featured guest, courtesy of my comic group brothers, Grindhorse.
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All Hail The Horse!!!!!!!