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Every day in November we will reveal the greatest stories ever told starring a particular character or written/drawn by a particular creator (and throughout the month, you’ll get daily chances to vote for NEXT week’s lists). These lists are voted on by YOU, the reader!
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Today’s list is the Greatest Scott Lobdell Stories Ever Told!
10. Uncanny X-Men #341 “When Strikes A Gladiator!”
This well-remembered tale involved Cannonball, a new addition to the X-Men, taking on the Superman stand-in, Gladiator, and holding his own! Joe Madureira and Tim Townsend supplied the artwork.
9. Uncanny X-Men #390 “The Cure”
Lobdell made a return to Uncanny X-Men to write this, the death of Colossus, as the Russian mutant sacrifices himself to find a cure for the Legacy Virus. Colossus’ farewell page is very well handled. Salvador Larocca and Danny Miki did the art.
8. Uncanny X-Men #337 “Know Thy Enemy”
The X-Men deal with the ramifications of the Onslaught crisis. One of Lobdell’s classic “taking a break” issues. Drawn by Joe Madureira and Tim Townsend.
7. Uncanny X-Men #297 “Up and Around”
The X-Men deal with the ramifications of the X-Cutioner’s Song crisis. One of the very first of Lobdell’s “taking a break” issues. Drawn by Brandon Peterson and Dan Panosian.
6. Uncanny X-Men #308 “Mixed Blessings”
This John Romita Jr./Dan Green drawn issue has the X-Men taking some time off from their various crises and Cyclops and Jean Grey get engaged. A lot of sharp character work in this issue.
5. Generation Next #1-4
This Age of Apoclaypse version of the Generation X kids has Colossus and Kitty Pryde leading the team, only Colossus is…well…not all the way there. #4 is one of the more disturbing 1990s X-Men book that you’ll read. Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham do the artwork.
4. The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix #1-4
In this mini-series, Cyclops and Jean Grey go on a “honeymoon” that really is them being sent into the future to raise a young Nathan Summers, the boy who would later become Cable. Gene Ha and Al Vey supplied the art.
3. Astonishing X-Men #1-4
One of the spotlight books of the Age of Apocalypse, Lobdell and artists Madureira and Townshend really went nuts with this dynamic series with over-the-top action and strong character bits.
2. Uncanny X-Men #303 “Motions”
In the most classic of Lobdell’s many one-off issues of Uncanny X-Men, this issue shows Jubilee dealing with the death of Illyana Rasputin from the Legacy Virus. Kitty Pryde and Jubilee’s relationship in the issue is really well handled.
1. Generation X #1-3
The students at Xavier’s new school begin to show up, but so does the mysterious Penance and the evil Emplate! Stand-out work from Lobdell, Bachalo and Buckingham.
That’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!
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