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Review: X-Men #107

Far from Earth, the X-Men face off against the mighty (familiar) Imperial Guard – and require some help from the Starjammers! An excellent swan song from Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum’s initial teaming on the all-new, all-different X-Men.

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Review: X-Men #106

Trapped in a fever dream, Professor X relives a previous battle between new X-Men and old. Marvel’s mighty mutants fall prey to the Dreaded Deadline Doom with this fill-in issue from Bill Mantlo and Bob Brown.

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Review: X-Men #105

The X-Men face off with Eric the Red and Firelord with perhaps the fate of the universe in the balance. This one strains the suspension of disbelief, but it’s still a strong outing from the regular creative team of Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum.

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Review: X-Men #104

During a side mission to Moira MacTaggert’s island, the new team faces their first battle with the X-Men’s arch-nemesis, Magneto. Another flawed-but-enjoyable outing from the team of Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum.

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Review: X-Men #103

The X-Men emerge victorious from the clutches of Black Tom Cassidy and the Juggernaut … with a little help from leprechauns? While there’s some good things happening in this issue, it ultimately falls short of the lofty standards of the Chris Claremont/Dave Cockrum creative team.

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Review: X-Men #102

Lured into a trap at Banshee’s ancestral home, the X-Men battle Black Tom Cassidy and the Juggernaut. While a solid effort, this issue from Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum struggles with both pacing and suspension of disbelief.

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Review: X-Men #101

Jean Grey nearly dies saving the X-Men but becomes Phoenix instead … then the rest of the team goes on vacation. A mid-issue shift in plot keeps Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum’s debut of Phoenix from being a classic.

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Review: X-Men #100

X-Men try to rescue X-Men but end up fighting … the X-Men? Sentinel shenanigans are afoot – perhaps with deadly consequences! Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum go all in for this celebratory 100th issue of X-Men.

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