By mattydeNero 66 Comments
You need to put a few things in prospective if you're talking about a DREAM TEAM of X-Men. Does that mean CURRENT? Does that mean EVER? Let's just go with the current array of X-Men.
The three mutants I have added in this comment are who I would guess to be the candidates for death. Let's start with CABLE. He's been time-warping for YEARS protecting HOPE. And if any of you have read Cable's newest series, you know that he's not doing too good physically. He's taken some serious lumps for the prophecized "mutant savior". Will it all be worth it? Or will his final act as a hero and X-Man be saving mutantkind?
Second, Kurt "Vahgnah". We all love NIGHTCRAWLER. Wolverine even has a soft spot for the guy. Halle Berry does as well. After the newest issue of X-MEN LEGACY, he's returning home with Rouge, Psylocke, Blindfold, and Mags after a run-in with PROTEUS(a Trekkie, not really). Now I read an interview with MATT FRACTION a few days ago and I have been mulling it over. Fraction said that this death is of a character we all know well, and all love. Which brings me to the assumption that he definitely could be killing off Nightcrawler.
Then again, maybe Hank McCoy could be even more loved that Nightcrawler. BEAST is at the top of my list to axe. He's been through a lot in the past three years. So much that he decided to up and roll out of "Utopia". I really wish S.W.O.R.D. would've gotten another 12 or 15 issues. A new writer and artist might've made it more appealing because I loved AGENT BRAND and Beast's loving banter with one another. And LOCKHEED!! Anyway, so, he leaves the X-Men, and S.W.O.R.D. gets cancelled in the real world. Hmmmm? Again I revert back to that Fraction interview.
Moving on with that in mind, here's who I would put together(excluding the aformentioned) as my CURRENT X-MEN DREAM TEAMS.
UNCANNY X-MEN W - M. Fraction A - The Dodsons
Uncanny X-Men is the driving force of their universe. Therefore, it needs the core members remaining, plus NAMOR rocking it out for mutantkind. Whereas Legacy would be more driven by Prof and Mags teaching the seasoned, yet still new X-Men.
X-MEN LEGACY W - not Joe Casey A - Phillip Tan or Clayton Henry(I loved "Rise And Fall of the Shi'Ar Empire")
That's what I got. What would you people do?