Cyclops's Arcs

#1 Edited by Comics_SKS (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I recently started reading X-Men and have really enjoyed following Cyclops's story. I'm pretty sure I'm missing a few arcs in between the arcs I've read. I was wondering if anyone could fill me in on the ones I've missed. So far I've read New X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny X-Men Vol.3, AvX, and All New X-Men. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

#2 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

@Comics_SKS said:

I recently started reading X-Men and have really enjoyed following Cyclops's story. I'm pretty sure I'm missing a few arcs in between the arcs I've read. I was wondering if anyone could fill me in on the ones I've missed. So far I've read New X-Men Astonishing X-Men Uncanny X-Men Vol.3 AvX All New X-Men Any help would be greatly appreciated

Do you mean Whedon and Cassaday's Astonishing X-men, from 2004? because that's probably my favourite Cyclops arc.

I liked him alright in the early 500's of Uncanny X-men, though it's not one of the greatest runs, he's pretty bad ass in it.

I would also recommend the AvsX: Consequences mini series, he's pretty central to that, and it's pretty decent; I'd recommend it way more than AvsX, itself.

#3 Posted by Comics_SKS (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I read the AvX Consequences and I can't wait for the new Uncanny X-Men coming out in Feburary. The Whedon and Cassaday run was my favorite too. It's what got me really into X-Men.

#4 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

@Comics_SKS said:

I read the AvX Consequences and I can't wait for the new Uncanny X-Men coming out in Feburary. The Whedon and Cassaday run was my favorite too. It's what got me really into X-Men.

Yeah, that's usually where I tell new readers to start.

Other than what I mentioned, you may have read most of the best Cyclops stories already, but if you really want to dig deep, I would suggest Dual (from Uncanny X-men 201) and the original run of X-factor from the 80's.

#5 Posted by x_29 (2274 posts) - - Show Bio

Whedon and AVX consequences are really good arcs for Cyke.

#6 Posted by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio

Whedon's Astonishing X-Men, Gillen's Uncanny X-Men and AvX consequences, with ANX following on, are good, modern Cyclops arcs. Messiah Complex and Second Coming are arguably Cyclops arcs too.

Fraction's X-Men is mostly based around Scott, but the quality's not great.

#7 Posted by One_Eye (783 posts) - - Show Bio

@Comics_SKS: Might I also suggest Eve of Destruction? A lot of people see it as the precursor to the Scott Summers of today and having read it first hand I can agree. It's a short, fun little read that features Cyclops and Wolverine teaming up in a buddy-cop style fashion. Also you get to Scott pull off some amazing stunts like his trademark bank-shot. :)

I say give it a go.

#8 Posted by chasereis (794 posts) - - Show Bio

@dangallant984 said:

@Comics_SKS said:

I read the AvX Consequences and I can't wait for the new Uncanny X-Men coming out in Feburary. The Whedon and Cassaday run was my favorite too. It's what got me really into X-Men.

Yeah, that's usually where I tell new readers to start.

Other than what I mentioned, you may have read most of the best Cyclops stories already, but if you really want to dig deep, I would suggest Dual (from Uncanny X-men 201) and the original run of X-factor from the 80's.

I'm proud of you.

@Comics_SKS: Greetings fellow Cyclops fan. Dangallant984 has pretty much summed my opinion. X-Factor v1 1-64 are all worthy of reading and the best part is you really get a feel for the O5 as well. Honestly that is when Cyclops really came unto his own.

#9 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

@chasereis: really? not when he quit the X-men to get some time to himself and wound up fighting a giant octopus in the Bermuda Triangle? ahhahahaha! I'm kidding, no you're probably right.

#10 Posted by chasereis (794 posts) - - Show Bio

@dangallant984: Well first of all Lee Forrester (at the time) was a worthy score. So bang hot blond on tropical beach but have to fight calamari? Good trade, bro. But UGH, she ended up with maggie-neeto. EEEWWWW....That would make me ashamed to say "hey I hit that".

#11 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

@chasereis: bwahahahaha! good show, old boy!

#12 Posted by yin666 (12 posts) - - Show Bio

There's also a lot of great Cyclops arcs during Claremont's run starting in the late 70s. There are stretches that are very Cyclops heavy, but a lot of threading is done for multiple story arcs in many of those books, so I would just start reading Giant-Size X-Men #1 =P

#13 Posted by slimlim (266 posts) - - Show Bio

For background and context, you might wanna try the original Dark Phoenix Saga. While not really a Cyclops arc, the events did define a lot of what happens to him later on. The INFERNO story as well.

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