i mean it depends honestly, you can skip cross overs but its does make them worst then they are to begin with (it can even ruin a good one) also it may leave you dumbfounded at the end some times, bu tyou can always read a wiki or something online and get the jist of it so your personal call really. I read most all X men titles so :-p
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@nathaniel_christopher: I don't have any express plans for his return. The Havok storyline gives me a back door if editorial demands it but I would put it off as long as possible. Preferably I could leave it for my successor to handle. Although having all five original X-Men together again after everything that's happened to them is an interesting prospect
Im a big cyclops fan, so im not a big fan of him dying. And the whole 5 original together is kind of what ANXM are doing but yea it would be neat. Also im a fan of the dead staying dead, so not a fan of Jean's return. However what i do like is the distinct break down from book to book. (team members and mission wise) I also would love to see "New Mutants" named Academy X :D just my opinion. Also I do like wolverine leaving, not because i hate woverine but because he is everywhere, let him just be an avenger and solo book for a while, you can always bring him back.
Also for gods sake can Astonishing X men be lead by Cannonball?! I dont care who else is on the team but Toss him as leader and i dont care who you kill i'd at least pick up that book lol
Astonishing was just a long run series about different X men team, very similar to Amazing X men, Uncanny or just plain X men
X treme was a group of X men from various dimensions banded together by a Xavier had in a bottle to try to save the multiverse from collapsing or some such.
And Yes Legacy is atm just about Xavier's son Legion and how he is dealing with his fathers death and the current state of mutant affairs, and how he is "helping" the cause any way he can.
All 4 of yours are for sure mentioned and need to be i also think you should be able to add
Jean Grey (alive of dead she is an influence on the X men and what they do, hell even named a school after her)
Nightcrawler - He was a positive influence in all the comics, everyone loved him and he kept the morale up, he is a person people listen too
Cable - The first outlaw x man leader :-p
Bishop - his claims to a terrible future has swayed alot of the X men actions
Storm - Big mama of the X men for A long long time, she is very important to the team and when she speaks X men listen
Beast and Angel both have alot of influence on the general public, beast being a famous avenger and shit and angel being rich as hell