My Ideal X-Men Team

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While writing reviews of the entire Uncanny X-Men series, I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of my ideal X-Men team. Since X-Men teams are traditionally six people, I will stick to six with this list. I may update the list as I learn more about the X-Men mythos as well. Here is my list!

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Cyclops: Cyclops will always be the leader of the X-Men in my mind and the centerpiece to the X-Men universe. His views and leadership styles have shifted greatly throughout the years, but there has never been a question as to who is the leader of the mutants. None of the X-Men movies have done a justice to Cyclops, but there would be no X-Men without their first deputy leader.

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #29

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Uncanny X-Men Issue #29 (February 10, 1967)

Story By: Roy Thomas                                Art By: Werner Roth

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars 

Brief Description: The Mimic can copy all of the powers of the X-Men, but the Super-Adaptoid can copy the powers of the Avengers! Who will come out on top?

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Review of uncanny X-Men Issue #28

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Uncanny X-Men Issue #28 (January 10, 1967)

Story By: Roy Thomas                                Art By: Werner Roth

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Brief Description: The X-Men face off against a secret organization called Factor Three for the first time and must battle the mysterious Banshee and Ogre.

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #27

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Uncanny X-Men Issue #27 (December 10, 1966)

Story By: Roy Thomas                                Art By: Werner Roth

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Brief Description: Mimic has regained his memory, but will he become friend or foe to the X-Men? And is Mimic in control of his own mind or is the Puppet Master controlling is every move?

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #26

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Uncanny X-Men Issue #26 (November 10, 1966)

Story By: Roy Thomas  

Art By: Jack Kirby and Werner Roth

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars 

Brief Description: El Tigre has gained the powers of a god and the X-Men need to defeat him before he becomes unstoppable.

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #25

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Story By: Roy Thomas

Art By: Werner Roth and Jack Kirby

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Brief Description: The X-Men face off against a man wielding the power of an ancient Mayan god.

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #24

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Uncanny X-Men Issue #24 (September 10, 1966)

Story By: Roy Thomas                                Art By: Werner Roth

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Brief Description: There are plenty of mad scientists in the Marvel Universe, but few buggier than the Locust! Will his giant insects cut the X-Men down to size?

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #23

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Uncanny X-Men Issue #23 (August 10, 1966)

Story By: Roy Thomas                                Art By: Werner Roth

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Brief Description: Framed for extorting Washington, D.C., the X-Men must capitalize on dissension in the Maggia’s ranks! Meanwhile, a mysterious figure invades Count Nefaria’s command center!

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #22

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Uncanny X-Men Issue #22 (July 10, 1966)

Story By: Roy Thomas                                Art By: Werner Roth

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Brief Description: The X-Men test their mettle against the robot Colosso, but are lured into a trap by some of Marveldom’s earliest super villains! What does Count Nefaria have in mind for them, and for the Maggia?

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #21

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Uncanny X-Men Issue #21 (June 10, 1966)

Story By: Roy Thomas                                Art By: Werner Roth

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars 

Brief Description: The X-Men break into Lucifer’s base to stop him from enslaving the human race with the mysterious device called Dominus.

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