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Posted by Illyana Rasputin
Posted by Mercy_

New X-Men was the best book, IMO.

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Posted by Gold Dust Boi
@Illyana Rasputin said:
" The New Mutants
            "

I'm in the middle of collecting the entire original series (1-100) and reading them.  So much fun :)
Posted by PumpkinBomb
@The Dark Huntress said:
" New X-Men was the best book, IMO. "
After Kyle/Yost, of course. They did an excellent job of pruning down the squads; Wind Dancer was the biggest Mary Sue this side of Wakanda.
Posted by Mercy_
@PumpkinBomb said:
" @The Dark Huntress said:
" New X-Men was the best book, IMO. "
After Kyle/Yost, of course. They did an excellent job of pruning down the squads; Wind Dancer was the biggest Mary Sue this side of Wakanda. "
I was referring to the Kyle/Yost run. 
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Posted by Skaddix

GenX, although I initially thought this was a fight, In which GenX or New Mutants would win and New X-men would have no chance.

Posted by Gold Dust Boi
@Skaddix said:
" GenX, although I initially thought this was a fight, In which GenX or New Mutants would win and New X-men would have no chance. "
See I always thought that Gen X was so great when it was out, but after reading all of New X-men, and now I'm going back and reading all the old New Mutants, I have to say that Gen X was the weakest team.
Posted by Skaddix

powerwise not really, Synch would wipe the floor with the opposition its even more unfair if they have Gaia.

Posted by oldgum

Gen X was consist with powerful mutants whose power had poorly developed.

Posted by Backflip

Hmmm Toughie.
 
I love the New Mutants, and I love the New X-Men. Overall, whilst Magma is a part of New Mutants, the newer generation under Kyle/Yost was simply superb. Gonna have to give it too them.

Posted by IllyanaRasputin

New Mutants by far the best :) 
 
then  
 
New X-Men :) 

Posted by xgirl

new x men forever

Posted by Gold Dust Boi
@xgirl said:
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new x men forever

"
SHHHHHHH dont say that, it'll be the next big book they come out with )
Posted by Virus_Warning

Art wise, New Mutants loose horribly
I read it since I love the characters but I hate most of the art
Other than that, though, it's a hard choice (ignoring that I have a major favroite character on each team)
Each have their strengths and weaknesses
If I had to go with one I'd say GenX with the New X-Men an infinitesimally close second
-Virus

Posted by bleedingheart

Both New Mutants and Gen X have some of my favorite characters (Dani and M). And Gen X is what introduced me to comics, and I love it for that. But I'll give it to New Mutants.

Posted by Warpath Storm

If it was a fight though i would disagree with GenX being called weak, they may not have known how to use their powers to the full potential but they were pretty strong,  
Chamber-powerful 
M-powerful 
Husk-Powerful 
Skin-as powerful as he could be 
Jubilee-okish 
Penny/Hollow-Who could stop her? 
Synch-the most powerful of them all 
and like mentioned before if it was during the time with Gaia as a member then they would beat anyone.

Posted by PrinceIMC

Gen X was around when I started collecting comics so I'm gonna go with them.

Posted by xgirl
@Gold Dust Boi said:
" @xgirl said:
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new x men forever

"
SHHHHHHH dont say that, it'll be the next big book they come out with ) "
i would read a new x men forever.
Posted by Skaddix
@oldgum: True not enough time to develop since Marvel tried to delete the nineties and went on a killing spree
But there is no doubt that GenX with Gaia is unbeatable by new x-men, new mutants. Only the five lights with PF Hope Summers is a challenge.
Posted by Gold Dust Boi

still need one more person to follow me...HELP :)

Posted by dstorres

New X-Men.  They have X-23, none of the other teams had a real killer on their roster.

Posted by Gold Dust Boi
@dstorres said:
" New X-Men.  They have X-23, none of the other teams had a real killer on their roster. "
Couldn't the fact that the team had a real killer also count as a strike against them? Thats not really a plus in the "good X-team" column
Posted by Skaddix

x-23 is melee range anyway, other teams have guys who would slaughter her before she got anywhere close.

Edited by Thunderscream

I'm going to interpret Best as which would win in an all-out brawl. I'm including some part timers too to even out the playing field (10 each, pretending all are still powered).

New Mutants 
Mirage, Cannonball, Sunspot, Karma, Cypher, Wolfsbane, Magik, Magma, Warlock & Rictor
 
Gen X 
Chamber, Synch, Jubilee, Husk, M, Skin, Penance, Mondo, Gaia & Blink  
 
Young X-Men  
Prodigy, Hellion, X-23, Elixir, Surge, Pixie, Anole, Rockslide, Mercury & Dust  
 
My vote goes to Gen X because they seem more adaptable.

Edited by unicornpuncher

Ive read all the Original New Mutants run, most of Generation X and all of the New Xmen.  Honestly, I would have to say I enjoyed the New Xmen stories the best.  They were grittier, and you didnt know what was going to happen next.  I would say the New Xmen had the best storylines, while Gen X was just too emplate heavy and boring.  New Mutants had its moments, but also was mediocre.  Although I gotta say, Illayana was a hardcore player in the first New Mutants series.
 
As far as teams, I think its only fair to compare the noob New Mutants to New Xmen and Gen X and have this be fair.  I would give the fight to New Xmen (Dust, Hellion and X-23 are a great powerhouse), but if we were talking with experience, I would say the Current New Mutants overall.
  
But as far as my favorite, I would say the late New Mutants who turned into the original Xforce was my favorite team/book.

Posted by Skaddix

How in the world do the new X-men win a fight, Dust, X-23 and Hellion would be wrecked by Synch or Gaia or Magma or Warlock who are all really strong.

Posted by Raionherustsu

I'd go with Gen X. Skin is the only "weak" out of the team, but they have a lot of powerful members.
 
@Skaddix said:

" How in the world do the new X-men win a fight, Dust, X-23 and Hellion would be wrecked by Synch or Gaia or Magma or Warlock who are all really strong. "
Why do you consider Synch that powerful? I remember he used Chamber's power to fly and was able to use Emma's potential telekinesis, but isn't his power a bit unpredictable, even for him?

Posted by Jubilantlad

New X-Men ( :
Posted by J1ml33

generation x because they  a little  more a product of their time (the extreme and gritty but cool 90s !) one of my favorite x-teams next to x-men and x-factor .
to the they were not the most perfect team but they had gotten the job done when in combat , but if it was a fight between the new mutants and generation x my money would be on generation x just for their heart in battle despite how powerful they are power wise !

Posted by THUNDERBOLT30
@IllyanaRasputin said:
"New Mutants by far the best :)  then   New X-Men :)  "
Posted by Skaddix
@Raionherustsu: no it was only unpredictable twice once with emplate and once when that hack writer needed to come up with some way to kill him.  Besides that he synchs and copies their powers to max mastery level so with with access to chamber, gaia or jubes, he should be pretty much unstoppable.
Posted by John Valentine
@Skaddix said:
" x-23 is melee range anyway, other teams have guys who would slaughter her before she got anywhere close. "
Not likely. Don't undervalue her. 
Also, Synch is a cool character, but his powers were unreliable at best. 
Only really Monet, Sunspot, Magma and Cannonball pose a threat to her from long range and she's skilled enough to do something about most of them.
 
My favourite collection of mutants are the Xavier Institute Survivors by far. 
Hellion, Mercury, Rockslide, Dust etc.
Posted by Skaddix

do u know anything about Gaia? Synch control is fine like i said only had problems twice, he can just copy jubes and subatomic detonate the other teams.

Posted by John Valentine
@Skaddix said:
" do u know anything about Gaia? Synch control is fine like i said only had problems twice, he can just copy jubes and subatomic detonate the other teams. "
Oh, the character who appeared for eight issues of the entire run? Hardly a long-standing team member, but don't worry, you can have Mondo, he's fun. 
Did Synch ever do that in Generation X? I've researched and I don't think he did.
Edited by Skaddix

Its was during Phalanx Covenant so before the GenX book, I believe. anyway Gaia has tk, tp, and reality warping limited only by willpower that puts her above everyone else here.

Posted by IllyanaRasputin

So, the first comic books I read were the New Mutants, fell in love with them, became a Magik fan to the max :) 
second I read New X-Men, fell in love with them.... big time Surge fan here don't hate on her or I'll start a war :P 
 I actually never picked up an issue of Generation X... and well this thread got me interested in reading it, so I got the Generation X Classic, which consisted of some Uncanny X-Men issues, dealing with the creating of GenX and then 4 issues of the new series GenX, and I'm really liking it so far, I really love the character Husk, and I'm liking the team dynamic!  
 
It's really hard to compare the teams if you really think of it, because the New Mutants were the oldest team, and they were like old school with their story line which I really liked, but it's hard to compare them with the New X-Men comic books, because the New X-Men (especially Childhood's End) was really intense and so much loss, and evil which I really enjoyed. And well GenX, from what I've been reading so far is really good and I'm liking the characters personalities better! 
 
So anyway, now I'm done with my rant, it's hard to choose which one I like better now, since I'm more in depth with the other teams other than just the New Mutants!

Posted by GREGalicious

GENERATION X (my personal fav) or the original NEW MUTANTS would win. 
I dont feel the newer team had the team dynamic that the other two had and would suffer because of that.

Posted by Kairan1979

New X-Men are my favorite. Too bad Hellion wasn't a leader.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

Sorry but it had to be Acadmey X, BOTH run's were great.