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Oh, have to add the "Eve of Destruction" fight. I loved seeing Jean leading a team and taking down Magneto. I tend to prefer battles showing their teamwork, if you had't noticed ;).
My favorite part, which I can no longer find a picture of, is when Magneto realizes that Dazzler and Jean outmaneuvered him, rescuing Xavier and leaving a critical opening for Charles to lock Erik down and for Wolverine to critically injure him.
The X-Men confront and defeat Magneto in his volcano base using teamwork - X-Men 114. Classic issue but I love the fact that they worked together, there were no standout members so each X-Man had a chance to shine and Byrne art is always good:
Probably not. She and Wolverine were the center of the team during the '80s (officially as of the Mutant Massacre - this is actually explicitly referenced in the text when they acknowledged that they were the last members of the new X-Men left), so a lot of stories revolved around them as the more experienced members, especially with her as the leader. Haven't seen anything that indicates that she is going to be in a similar position, since she's been in a secondary role for a while now to the point that there are some new readers that don't even remember when she lead her own team.
BTW, found an awesome Storm image. This is close to what I imagine when I think of the ideal version of Storm - look at that hair texture:
To be honest, it's probably Psylocke. If she had enhanced strength, speed and durability, she'd be a beast. As it is, I think she is the best hth expert on the team. Wolverine has the experience, but if it came down to straight up h2h, her skill most likely exceeds his, Kitty's and Longshot's. I don't think Storm is in that league, though she has good training and natural talent - she'd get taken apart pretty quickly against people who list h2h expertise at such high ranks but she's much better than cannon fodder minions. It's hard to tell with Wolverine - if his healing factor is removed and/or his claws disabled, he takes a dramatic reduction in combat effectivenesse even though he's still very good. I would say that Logan is an example of a character whose prowess and technique is a result of the interaction between training, conditioning and his powers. He probably relies on his powers to walk away from more battles than not as evidenced by the amount of battle damage he typically walks away with, whereas Psylocke has to specialize in speed and technique due to being a glass canon. Somewhat like comparing Batman to Superman - Psylocke probably has the training and skills whereas Wolverine has the ability to be a damage sponge and keep dishing out pain.
I don't know either. I suspect it has a lot to do with some of the current writers being young fans when the relationship was first introduced, and their nostalgia being a catalyst for them to reinvigorate the relationship. This is one of those relationships that seems rather one note to me, and once the characters have nothing keeping them apart any dramatic tension just fizzles.
I refuse to like those outfits they stuck the original X-Men in. They all have a different color scheme but look the same, like they are Power Rangers or something, lol.
I like that part about them, it's all the other random details that I don't like. Just too much random detail.
I can almost get into them, but then I look at the Beast and they just all look bad.
I have to disagree with your critique about too much random detail; Cable's old outfit and the "pouches, pouches and more pouches plus flight jacket" look of the '90s had a lot of random detail to me, whereas these newer costumes just seem to have random designs to break up what would otherwise be feature-less costumes.
No. To be honest, most writers don't know how to handle a personality like hers and the current editorial direction seems to focus on macho posturing. It has not been a good set of years for the X-Women in general.
Would Lex Luthor be a villain or be working for humanity?