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Here are the top five variant takes on the X-Men! Note I don’t mean What If…?s or Alternate Realities, but stuff like X-Men Fairy Tales.
5. The Manga X-Men
I really was not much of a fan of this manga take on the X-Men, but I can’t think of a more deserving fifth place variant!
4. The Noir X-Men
This Fred Van Lente-penned variant on the X-Men is cute – you have to love the notion of the plot being the murder of Jean Grey!
3. The Fairy Tale X-Men
This was a strong mini-series filled with good fairy tale takes on the X-Men, and the artwork was stunning all throughout, particularly the Kyle Baker art for the second issue!
2. The X-Babies
The X-Babies are a cute concept, and they also seem to have legs, as the gag is still being used nowadays, two decades or so after they first popped up!
1. Kitty’s Fairy Tale X-Men
One of the most charming issues of Claremont’s X-Men run, this one-off issue by Claremont and the late, great Dave Cockrum was so cool that Cockrum even got to do a Nightcrawler mini-series based on the Bamf! character from Kitty’s fairy tale!
That’s the top five! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!
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