Your favorite X-Men Moment.

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#1 Posted by Rickbarry (1752 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty self explanatory title. I glanced through the first half dozen or so pages on the forums here and I didn't see a topic dedicated to a favorite X-moment over the years. I'll start us off! My personal favorite moment doesn't involve an epic fight or some type of romantic scene. It's a return!

Now apparently this was the worst kept secret in comics at the time, but I was going to school and hadn't read comics for a few years. So around 2005/2006 ish I heard about this comic series that was flying off the shelves. I eventually bought into the series and around a half dozen issues in I was treated to my favorite character returning from the grave. I was beyond surprised/excited. Joss Whedon has given me much entertainment over the years and was solely responsible for bringing back Petey. He can do no wrong.

#2 Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rickbarry: one of mine is jean remembering the past and present.......so touching :')

#3 Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

haha wolverinephoenix

#4 Edited by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh boy, I got a load of favorite moments from the X-Men! Well, Colossus being resurrected from the dead is one of my all time favorite moments, but here are some other moments of X-Men that I really loved:

#5 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1300 posts) - - Show Bio

Jean facing down the new men in new X men 120.

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

@Rickbarry: very nice topic and pick. I'd have very hard time picking just one moment, even just from Whedon and Cassaday's run, so I'm gonna make a list -hope that's not against the spirit of this!

1) yeah, pretty much every moment in the Whedon/Cassaday Astonishing run. X-men done right.

2) any moment from Days of Future Past that emphasizes how much Kitty or Wolverine are destined to grow as characters. like how Wolverine eventually stops using his claws and still kicks major ass.

3) Magneto's speech to the court in the Trial of Magneto, "the world is my home, not this nor any part of it".. pure balls; so good.

4) Wolverine taking the Nightcrawler to Harry's Hideaway and getting him drunk enough to walk down the street in broad daylight without his image inducer. It's from one of Claremont's back up stories in Classic X-men. those stories totally made Classic X-men far superior to the originals, and this is one of my favourite moments for both of those characters.

5) Kitty standing up to a human mob to save Nightcrawler when he'd lost his powers. I can't remember what issue this is (can anyone else remember?), but I fell in love with that scene.

6) all of Uncanny X-men Annual #11, especially the contrast between the opening and closing scenes. Especially relevant given recent history, Wolverine gains god-like powers and realizes in about three panels that this would corrupt him. For me, this is the last issue of the "Classic" age of X-men, and the only one after Kitty has left.

7) Colossus picking up Magneto after his attack on the X-men at Illyana's funeral backfires on him, and Kitty and Wolverine's reactions to it. Uncanny X-men #298 to #304 or so is all super good to me, but this is the culmination of that run. unless you count Wolverine #75 *choke*..

8) Storm challenging and beating Cyclops for leadership of the X-men, in Uncanny X-men #201. Sick Rick Leonardi art and character defining moments, possibly even more bad ass then when she beat Calisto.

9) Beast coming out of his coma, "Professor X is in this old lady -help me!" -if anyone can get up a picture of this scene, they should; it's perfect.

10) Silence! Psychic Rescue in Progress! for me, this is the stand out issue of Morrison and Quietly's run, and that really was a great run.

#7 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

I got some more favorite moments:

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

@Rabbitearsblog: I laughed so hard I cried the first time I saw this.

#9 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

@dangallant984 said:

@Rabbitearsblog: I laughed so hard I cried the first time I saw this.

Yeah! This was the greatest scene in Joss Whedon's run ever!!!

#10 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rabbitearsblog said:

@dangallant984 said:

@Rabbitearsblog: I laughed so hard I cried the first time I saw this.

Yeah! This was the greatest scene in Joss Whedon's run ever!!!

Awesome....

Touching...

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

@John Valentine: so good. it's just all so good.

#12 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

@John Valentine: Pure Awesomeness!

#13 Posted by Rickbarry (1752 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems people have a few favorite moments from Astonishing.

#14 Posted by xmentas (175 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rickbarry: Because it had damn good memorable moments!

My favorite scene is from the early Uncanny (around the 100s) when Cyclops takes on Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, and Colossus.

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

@xmentas said:

@Rickbarry: Because it had damn good memorable moments!

My favorite scene is from the early Uncanny (around the 100s) when Cyclops takes on Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, and Colossus.

here here.

remember during the Secret Wars when Spiderman defeats the X-men single-handedly? they'd never do that now, even though it makes the most sense..

#16 Posted by poisonfleur (2961 posts) - - Show Bio

Here is one of mine.

#17 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's more from me!

#18 Posted by judasnixon (6195 posts) - - Show Bio

One of my all time favorite moments from X-men was the end of second coming on the golden gate bridge. That was the last time the X-men felt "epic". AVX came nowhere close to it.

#19 Edited by NightHaunter (111 posts) - - Show Bio

Big question. I don't know where people find scans but; When Rogue ends up in the Savage Land and teams up with Magneto (weird couple but whatever) there's a part where Magneto kills some Russian general guy (he killed his son years before). Love a Magneto who can almost justify his actions.

Colossus/Kitty is a good choice, love how much the art talks. Damn this thread reminds me how awesome Whedon was. Like the Hope moment as well.

#20 Posted by God_Spawn (37319 posts) - - Show Bio
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#21 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, there's a lot to pick out of Joss's run.

#22 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightHaunter said:

Big question. I don't know where people find scans but; When Rogue ends up in the Savage Land and teams up with Magneto (weird couple but whatever) there's a part where Magneto kills some Russian general guy (he killed his son years before). Love a Magneto who can almost justify his actions.

Colossus/Kitty is a good choice, love how much the art talks. Damn this thread reminds me how awesome Whedon was. Like the Hope moment as well.

Definitely agree with this!!! For me, any moment between Kitty and Colossus in Joss Whedon's run was fantastic, like this scene:

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

Havok beating the hell out of Cyke thus powering him up to obliterate Sinister in X-Factor #39. Sinister should have remained dead though, it would have been a real book end in the X-Men saga.

#24 Edited by AgeofHurricane (7264 posts) - - Show Bio

Leader of the Morlocks.

This is a moment that'll stay down in X-Lore for millenia to come. Even when we're in heaven.

#25 Edited by DarkDay (504 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome....

I'm not afraid to admit that this sort of made me cheer after Colossus returned.

Touching...

Nightcrawler and Cable

#26 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkDay said:

Awesome....

I'm not afraid to admit that this sort of made me cheer after Colossus returned.

Oh yeah! I loved that scene too! It was great seeing the Fastball Special again!

#27 Posted by NightHaunter (111 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkDay said:

Touching...

Nightcrawler and Cable

Awesome. But she so wasn't worth it.

#28 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32748 posts) - - Show Bio
#29 Posted by DarkDay (504 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightHaunter:

Maybe, maybe not. But this Hope was so worth it.

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

@NightHaunter: I agree, but something I like about Nightcrawler is that would never think that.

#31 Posted by NightHaunter (111 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkDay: True. As far as her contribution to the universe she was worth it. But as a character she plummeted after Second Coming.

#32 Posted by xmentas (175 posts) - - Show Bio
#33 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7264 posts) - - Show Bio

Cry for the children.

Another moment that will always stay within my heart. Mainly because prior to this i wasn't exactly a big fan of Emma Frost's character, but this beautful exchange of words between herself and Ms Marvel in New X-Men brought some new found respect.

Where were you?

#34 Edited by PhoenixoftheTides (3450 posts) - - Show Bio

I have three:

1) Cyclops and Jean make their final stand against the Imperial Guard, holding their ground for as long as they can after the less experienced members were overwhelmed.

2) Magneto rips the adamantium from Wolverine's bones; because he had threatened to do this before and I was hoping Logan would never get it back.

3) All Out Assault on Krakoa, with all of the X-Men and the passing of the torch as most of the original members retired from active membership.

#35 Posted by DarkDay (504 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightHaunter: Honestly I have no idea what they were thinking while writing her. Personally I think Cable should have stayed dead and she should have taken his place as the jaded, future soldier on a mission to save the past. The Hope we got in Cable would have done just that and probably would have created her own X-Force.

#36 Posted by dm_jlifan (24 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

I miss these two so much. Their current dynamic is horrible, F@#$ AvX, Bendis and Marvel NOW.

#37 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

@dangallant984 said:

@Rickbarry: very nice topic and pick. I'd have very hard time picking just one moment, even just from Whedon and Cassaday's run, so I'm gonna make a list -hope that's not against the spirit of this!

1) yeah, pretty much every moment in the Whedon/Cassaday Astonishing run. X-men done right.

2) any moment from Days of Future Past that emphasizes how much Kitty or Wolverine are destined to grow as characters. like how Wolverine eventually stops using his claws and still kicks major ass.

3) Magneto's speech to the court in the Trial of Magneto, "the world is my home, not this nor any part of it".. pure balls; so good.

4) Wolverine taking the Nightcrawler to Harry's Hideaway and getting him drunk enough to walk down the street in broad daylight without his image inducer. It's from one of Claremont's back up stories in Classic X-men. those stories totally made Classic X-men far superior to the originals, and this is one of my favourite moments for both of those characters.

5) Kitty standing up to a human mob to save Nightcrawler when he'd lost his powers. I can't remember what issue this is (can anyone else remember?), but I fell in love with that scene.

6) all of Uncanny X-men Annual #11, especially the contrast between the opening and closing scenes. Especially relevant given recent history, Wolverine gains god-like powers and realizes in about three panels that this would corrupt him. For me, this is the last issue of the "Classic" age of X-men, and the only one after Kitty has left.

7) Colossus picking up Magneto after his attack on the X-men at Illyana's funeral backfires on him, and Kitty and Wolverine's reactions to it. Uncanny X-men #298 to #304 or so is all super good to me, but this is the culmination of that run. unless you count Wolverine #75 *choke*..

8) Storm challenging and beating Cyclops for leadership of the X-men, in Uncanny X-men #201. Sick Rick Leonardi art and character defining moments, possibly even more bad ass then when she beat Calisto.

9) Beast coming out of his coma, "Professor X is in this old lady -help me!" -if anyone can get up a picture of this scene, they should; it's perfect.

10) Silence! Psychic Rescue in Progress! for me, this is the stand out issue of Morrison and Quietly's run, and that really was a great run.

These definitely! I wanted to put the moment where Kitty stands up to the mob in my top moments of the "Mutant Massacre" storyline, but I couldn't find the pic for that!

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

@Rabbitearsblog: I almost forgot that moment with Kitty myself; got down to number nine and was like "hell, now I have to push everything down a slot or look like an ass hole"

Also forgot Magneto at the swing set in God loves, Man kills. there's just too many..

#39 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3450 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkDay said:

@NightHaunter: Honestly I have no idea what they were thinking while writing her. Personally I think Cable should have stayed dead and she should have taken his place as the jaded, future soldier on a mission to save the past. The Hope we got in Cable would have done just that and probably would have created her own X-Force.

Exactly. I totally get where you are going with this.

#40 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
 
 
The defining moment of Cyclops. When he finally lets himself be. 
#41 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

@dangallant984 said:

@Rabbitearsblog: I almost forgot that moment with Kitty myself; got down to number nine and was like "hell, now I have to push everything down a slot or look like an ass hole"

Also forgot Magneto at the swing set in God loves, Man kills. there's just too many..

Oh yeah! I also remembered the moment where Stryker brainwashes Xavier into thinking that the X-Men were demons.

#42 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyclops, BD (Before Douchebagging-it-up)

#43 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomchu said:

Cyclops, BD (Before Douchebagging-it-up)

I remembered this moment from the Dark Phoenix Saga! It was so sad...

#44 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rabbitearsblog said:

@tomchu said:

Cyclops, BD (Before Douchebagging-it-up)

I remembered this moment from the Dark Phoenix Saga! It was so sad...

Rereading this page and Gwen Stacy's Death always makes me melancholy.

#45 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

Here are a few of my favorite scenes from "God Loves Man Kills:"

#46 Posted by NightHaunter (111 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomchu said:

@Rabbitearsblog said:

@tomchu said:

Cyclops, BD (Before Douchebagging-it-up)

I remembered this moment from the Dark Phoenix Saga! It was so sad...

Rereading this page and Gwen Stacy's Death always makes me melancholy.

It's strange that this was built up so much before I got round to reading it, and I knew exactly what happened, but it was still so emotional. Shows what a great story it was.

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

@Rabbitearsblog said:

Here are a few of my favorite scenes from "God Loves Man Kills:"

awww yeeeah! now that's what I'm talking about!

hey, on a side note, whenever I try to put more than one image in a post, I can't get it to work (my original post for this thread looked epic until I hit post), does anyone know why this might be?

#48 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

@dangallant984 said:

@Rabbitearsblog said:

Here are a few of my favorite scenes from "God Loves Man Kills:"

awww yeeeah! now that's what I'm talking about!

hey, on a side note, whenever I try to put more than one image in a post, I can't get it to work (my original post for this thread looked epic until I hit post), does anyone know why this might be?

I had problems with trying to post several pics at once too. I'm not sure why it keeps doing that.

#49 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7264 posts) - - Show Bio

The only Jean Grey currently worth reading (atm) is the Ultimate Jean Grey.

Reassuming her title.

#50 Posted by DishonestSnakeCharmer (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightcrawler and Hope in Second Coming

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