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Reviews: ’80s X-Men Storylines Ranked From Best To Worst

 

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Dark Phoenix Saga. Marvel Comics.
Dark Phoenix Saga (1980). Marvel Comics

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’80s X-MEN STORYLINES RANKED FROM BEST TO WORST

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: THE BROOD SAGA (1982)

Collects ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #161-167.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

When Uncanny X-Men (1982) #162, was released, it certified Wolverine‘s iconic status. Indeed, the “Brood Saga,” is Chris Claremont’s best X-Men work, and the best X-Men storyline. At CBR.com, Brandon Zachary confirms the saga as “Marvel’s best horror story.”

To begin, the X-Men have been captured in space by an alien giant insect-like race called the Brood for certainly gruesome reasons. Story-wise, “The Brood Saga” progresses quickly through dreams, flashbacks and moments of introspection for its true leader, Wolverine. When the animal-man is faced with a fight against evolution, he enters a berseker rage. Terribly, Wolverine must face the Brood alone or succumb to their ovoviviparous breeding.

In a sense, the storyline is a commentary on the popularity of sci-fi movies such as Alien in the decade. As a critique, it is importantly a coming-of-age story about teenage years and coming to terms with a hostile world. Certainly, this was the turning point in X-Men continuity portraying them as outcasts and warriors. Moreover, the arc features the wondrous first appearance of Captain Marvel as Binary.

Definitely, this story is essential reading and belongs in your X-Men collection.

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BEST: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (1980)

Collects ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #141-142.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In 1980, CBG Fan-winning writer Chris Claremont and legendary artist John Byrne collaborated on Days of Future Past. Brilliantly, the work is a masterful illustration of the X-Men, as the future of human evolution.

In an alternate future, the mutant population has been exterminated as well as the superhumans on Earth-811. On Halloween 1980, Senator Kelly, Charles Xavier and Moira McTaggert were assassinated by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in Washington D.C. After, the Sentinel Program is re-activated to exterminate mutants. Now, it’s up to Kate Pryde, Storm, Colossus and Wolverine to change the past.

In some sense, the story reveals a last effort to time travel to alter the past and change the future. For its part, Byrne’s art captures the urgency of the moment. Though the subject matter is serious and dark, Byrne’s art features colorful panels and expressive faces.

To sum, what makes Days Of Future Past work is the heroism of its characters despite the dystopian trope. In addition, it was significant for the merging of Kate Pryde into the prime Marvel timeline and her founding membership of Excalibur. In addition, it has been adapted into the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Definitely, this storyline is a classic X-Men story. Indeed, fans of Chris Claremont will love the political intrigue as well as the advanced warfare.

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GOOD: DARK PHOENIX (1980)

Collects ‘X-Men’ #129-138.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In 10 Best X-Men Stories Of The 80s, David Harth ranks Dark Phoenix Saga as the best X-Men story of all-time. Though, it is the general consensus among critics, the saga has not received the impact on general audiences that the storylines at the top have had.

Certainly, Dark Phoenix Saga is the most important story and every X-Men storyline since then owes its popularity to the love story. In some respects, the X-Men became men and women in the duel against the Shi’ar Imperial Guard. At the same time, the storyline mired X-Men comics in excessive melodrama involving Scott Summers and his marriage to Jean Grey’s clone.

A few words about the art. For his part, John Byrne’s art is certainly at its best. In fact, the iconic cover of X-Men (1980) #136, created a popular sensation. And Byrne draws the characters’ physiques in distinctive designs and colors. Perhaps, one of the most beautifully-illustrated comics of all-time.

Definitely, the storyline is certainly a must-have for your comic collection, with a blend of adventure, action, drama and sci-fi themes.

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WORST: X-MEN ANNUAL (1987) #10

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 1.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In many respects, “Welcome To Mojoworld,” is the worst X-Men story of the 1980s. Importantly, the evil villain called Mojo first appears in Longshot (1985) #3. Perhaps, a transition to the 1990s’ more extreme but loose storytelling.

To sum, Mojo rules the Mojoverse, a realm where citizens are either forced to watch television or participate in violent battles. Really, a villain with base motivations. At Screenrant, the story makes the list of X-Men: The 10 Weirdest Comic Book Arcs.

On this list, this story arc is one of the worst X-Men story arcs.


RESOURCES

VISIT THE X-MEN READING ORDERS:

Comic Book Herald: The Complete X-Men Reading Order Guide: Chris Claremont Era.


SOURCES

Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 162 in Marvel Database.
X-Men: The Original Brood Saga Is Marvel’s BEST Horror Story in CBR.com.
10 Best X-Men Stories Of The 80s in CBR.com.
Days of Future Past in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 1 136 in Marvel Database.
X-Men Annual Vol 1 10 in Marvel Database.
X-Men: The 10 Weirdest Comic Book Arcs in CBR.com.

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Metropolis Battles: Colossus vs Juggernaut (Hero vs Villain)

 

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Writers and Artists

Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr.

SYNOPSIS FOR “RECHARGED”

After his recent break-up with Kitty Pryde, Logan and Nightcrawler take Colossus to drink at the bar.

However, it turns out to be a trap and a brawl with a familiar foe follows.

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GRADUATION DAY PROBLEM: HEARTBREAK AT THE BAR AND DISASTER!
Uncanny X-Men (1984) #183. Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants at Monahan’s in New York. On the left side is Colossus and on the right side is Juggernaut.

Let’s look at the stats.

COLOSSUS – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Building 17%
Super Speed: Metahuman 25%
Durability: City Block 25%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Street Fighter 25%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%
WEAKNESSES
  • Vibranium.
  • Adamantium.
JUGGERNAUT – EARTH-616
Super Strength: City Block 25%
Super Speed: Metahuman 25%
Durability: City 25%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Street Fighter 25%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%
WEAKNESSES
  • Mental and mystical attacks.

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After a brief misunderstanding, Piotr changes into Colossus and fights back against Juggernaut. Though the battle is lop-sided, it remains one of the most heated fisticuffs between the two rivals.

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‘X-Men (1965) #12, titled “The Origin Of Professor X!”, marks the first appearance of Juggernaut in Marvel continuity. The issue tells of Professor X’s brother’s attack, namely Juggernaut, on Professor X and the X-Men, and of the two brothers’ origin story.

The issue was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

'X-Men (1965) #12, titled "The Origin Of Professor X!", marks the first appearance of Juggernaut in Marvel continuity.
X-Men (1965) #12, titled “The Origin Of Professor X!”, marks the first appearance of Juggernaut in Marvel continuity. Marvel Comics.

LINKS

Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 183 in Marvel Database.
Cain Marko (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 1 12 in Marvel Database.
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“Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011) #175” Review

 

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Uncanny X-Men (1983) #175. Marvel Comics

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At the mansion, the X-Men throw down with Dark Phoenix! Plus, an X-marriage!

Critically, ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1983) #175, is one of the best X-Men stories. Dangerously, Dark Phoenix has returned. In addition, an evil lurks in the shadows.

Together, writer Chris Claremont and a team of artists collaborate on the story. Really, the writing shines on the central protagonist and the reality of the danger. Also, the art in the book is characteristic of X-Men comics in the 80s: anatomically correct, colorful and expressive. Moreover, Cyclops vs the X-Men!

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of the X-Men and at Comic-Cons. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Cyclops! And the X-Men!

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  • Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011) #175.
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 39 pages.
  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • Publication Date: November 1, 1983.

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To begin, this comic continues the important Madelyne Pryor saga in Scott Summers’ life. Here, Dark Phoenix returns to threaten the X-Men. In reality, a powerful villain lurks behind this new threat.

The comic is excellent for your collection. This is the comic to own in order to build your Comixology collection. Collectors will love the original comic format collected as Uncanny X-men 175 NM (1963) Marvel Comics Xmen1.

This product has 3 ratings with an average customer rating of 5 out of 5. There are no customer reviews.

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Super Power: 5 Feats That Show The Thing Can Bust A Planet

 
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THE THING’S ROCK-LIKE SKIN CAN WITHSTAND IMMENSE PRESSURES

.In 'Fantastic Four' (1981) #235, The Thing carries a bomb from the surface of Ego the living planet to its brain, enduring immense heat and pressure.
In Fantastic Four (1981) #235, The Thing carries a bomb from the surface of Ego the living planet to its brain, enduring immense heat and pressure. Marvel Comics.

During the Silver Age, the Fantastic Four first appeared. In Fantastic Four (1961) #1, we learn of the superhero team’s origin story. During the Cold War, a team of astronauts are involved in the Space Race. In order to beat the Communists, Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm sneak aboard a rocket. Previously, Ben had warned the team about the need to shield against cosmic rays. Unfortunately, the rocket is bombarded by cosmic rays in space.

In the issue, they acquire super powers and become… the Fantastic Four. Notably, scientist Reed Richards develops the ability to stretch his skin. For her part, Invisible Girl is able to generate force fields and turn invisible. Johnny Storm becomes the Human Torch. And Ben Grimm develops a tough rock-like skin that grants him super strength.

In fact, The Thing’s rock-like skin is highly durable and can withstand injury, impact, pressures and extreme heat. In Fantastic Four (1981) #235, The Thing carries a bomb from the surface of Ego the living planet to its brain, enduring immense heat and pressure. Moreover, Thing is most known for his tremendous super strength.

Let’s list five feats that show Thing may have Planetary-Level of Super Strength.

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WHY THING CAN BUST A PLANET

5. STOPPING AN ALIEN CRAFT FROM TAKING OFF FROM EARTH

In 4 (2004) #7, Ben uses his great strength to prevent an alien ship from taking off.
In 4 (2004) #7, Ben uses his great strength to prevent an alien ship from taking off. Marvel Comics.

Critically, the Fantastic Four are the premiere Marvel superhero team. At CBR.com, Evan Hopkins lists At The Four-Front: 15 Fantastic Four Teams Way Better Than The Original. In some sense, what makes them work is their blend of advanced science and adventure.

In 4 (2004) #7, the FF showcase why they have the perfect team-work. To begin, Mister Fantastic and a team of filmmakers are aboard an alien ship. When the aliens prepare for departure, Mister Fantastic begins to predict his team’s next moves.

In fact, he knows Ben will use his great strength to prevent the ship from taking off. However, he also knows the limits of Thing’s super power. In fact, Ben will fail. Next, the second teammate is Sue Storm who will help Ben succeed. Indeed, Reed’s predictions turn out correct.

And considering the amount of thrust for the alien ship to take-off, Thing’s feat is potentially Planetary-Level. According to NASA, rockets require a thrust of 5.3 million pounds to reach escape velocity. Since this is an alien ship, the energy demands are likely higher.

4. GOING TOE TO TOE WITH NAMOR

 In Uncanny X-Men (2012) #2, Namor and Thing brawled. Marvel Comics.

Really, Thing deserves more respect in the Marvel Universe. In Uncanny X-Men (2012) #2, Namor and Thing brawled. To this end, the Avengers and X-Men were in search of Hope Summers at Tabula Rasa. Accidentally, the two teams bumped onto each other on the island. After dispatching Luke Cage, King Namor went toe to toe with Thing.

Really, Thing has faced quality opponents. In the past, Namor has fought Hercules who has fought Hulk who has fought… Thing. Indeed, get the idea? And considering the competition, we are talking about at least Planetary-Level.

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3. THING HAS BOXED AGAINST CHAMPION CRACKING HIS RIBS

In 'Marvel-Two-In-One Annual' (1982) #7, Thing boxes with Champion for the fate of Earth.
In JLA: Paradise Lost (1998) #3, Martian Manhunter regenerates from a near death experience.

Amazingly, Thing starred in a classic fate of the world story. In Marvel-Two-In-One Annual (1982) #7, Champion makes his first appearance in Marvel continuity. Indeed, Champion has come to Earth for destruction. As an Elder of the Universe, he hosts a boxing competition for the fate of the world.

At CBR.com, Brian Cronin lists the rules of the competition in A Cosmic Being Slowly Realizes That He’ll Never Truly Defeat the Thing. As a result, multiple heroes are disqualified. Only Sasquatch, Colossus, Wonder Man and Thing represent Earth.

Among them, only Thing manages to make a stand. In fact, he lasts against Champion till the third round. During the match, Thing breaks Champion’s ribs. At the end, Champion is victorious in the third round. However, impressed by Thing’s spirit, he decides not to destroy Earth.

And considering Champion once destroyed a planet by jumping several feet in the air and stomping it. Definitely, a feat of Planetary-Level Super Strength.

2. THING TRANSPORTED A BOMB ALONG EGO THE LIVING PLANET TO ITS BRAIN

In 'Fantastic Four' (1981) #235, The Thing carries a bomb from the surface of Ego the living planet to its brain, enduring immense heat and pressure.
In Fantastic Four (1981) #235, The Thing carries a bomb from the surface of Ego the living planet to its brain, enduring immense heat and pressure. Marvel Comics.

Perhaps, one of Thing’s most popular feat. In fact, both a feat of super strength and durability. In Fantastic Four (1981) #235, The Thing carries a bomb from the surface of Ego the living planet to its brain. So doing, Thing endures immense heat and pressure.

And considering Ego is a cosmic being who has tangled with Galactus and Silver Surfer. Since Thing had to climb the planet’s anatomy, this is definitely a Planetary-Level feat.

1. THING WITHSTOOD, PUSHED BACK AND CRUSHED THE HYDRAULO-PRESS.

 In 'Fantastic Four' (1969) #92, Ben withstood, pushed back and crushed the Hydraulo-Press.
In Fantastic Four (1969) #92, Ben withstood, pushed back and crushed the Hydraulo-Press. Marvel Comics.

Definitely, Thing’s number one feat. In Fantastic Four (1969) #92, the Skrulls used the Hydraulo-Press against Thing. Powerfully, the weapon could bench press a planet. Dangerously, the Skrulls pressed the weapon down on Thing. Incredibly, Ben withstood, pushed back and crushed it.

And considering the force involved, Thing had to bench press a planet. Definitely, a feat requiring more than 5.972 × 1024 kg, the mass of the Earth.


LINKS

Fantastic Four Vol 1 235 in Marvel Database.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
At The Four-Front: 15 Fantastic Four Teams Way Better Than The Original in CBR.com.
4 Vol 1 7 in Marvel Database.
Space Shuttle Propulsion Trivia in NASA.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 12 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Two-In-One Annual Vol 1 7 in Marvel Database.
A Cosmic Being Slowly Realizes That He’ll Never Truly Defeat the Thing in CBR.com.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 92 in Marvel Database.
Hydraulo-Press in Marvel Database.
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Metropolis Battles: Gambit vs Wolverine (Hero vs Hero)

 
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Writers and Artists

Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Klaus Janson, John Byrne, Rick Leonardi, Marc Silvestri, Michael Golden, Larry Stroman.

SYNOPSIS FOR “TOO MANY MUTANTS!”

Following the X-Tinction Agenda the X-Men, New Mutants and X-Factor have gathered at Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters. While the X-Men and Cable contemplate bringing the teams together under one leader, Gambit officially tries out for the X-Men.

In the Danger Room, Wolverine spars with Gambit.

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SPARRING MATCH IN THE DANGER ROOM! GAMBIT VS WOLVERINE!
In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1991) #273, Gambit spars with Wolverine.
In Uncanny X-Men (1991) #273, Gambit spars with Wolverine. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants inside Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. On the left side is Gambit, and on the right side is Wolverine.

Let’s look at the stats.

GAMBIT – EARTH-616

Super Strength: Peak Human 8%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Peak Human 8%
Energy Projection: City Block 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Genius 42%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • Guild Costume.
  • Throwing Spikes.
  • Playing Cards.
  • Bo-staff.
WOLVERINE – EARTH-616

Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Metahuman 25%
Durability: Planetary 50%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 58%
Intelligence: Leader 33%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • Wolverine’s Suit.
  • Adamantium.

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THE FIGHT

In order to officially join the X-Men, Gambit spars with Wolverine.

The battle to decide who is the master assassin!

DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with Wolverine and Gambit sparring in the Danger Room.

On the following page, a simulation of Lady Deathstrike appears. Wolverine destroys it.

On the final page, Gambit strikes Wolverine four time with his bo-staff ending the match.

GAMBIT BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x4): 1 DAMAGE PT (x4) = 4 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


GAMBIT’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

0 DAMAGE PTS.

DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

Durability: Peak Human 8%

MUMM-ATOR’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-4 DAMAGE PTS.

DURABILITY: STELLAR

Durability: Stellar 58%

WINNER: GAMBIT WINS.

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The Incredible Hulk (1974) #180, titled “And the Wind Howls… Wendigo!”, marks the first cameo appearance of Wolverine in Marvel continuity. As Hulk faces Wendigo, the Canadian Army activates Weapon X to take him down.

The issue was created by Len Wein and Herb Trimpe.

In 'Incredible Hulk' (1974) #180, Hulk faces Wendigo and Weapon X.
The Incredible Hulk (1974) #180 marks the first cameo appearance of Wolverine in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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“Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011) #273” Review

 
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Uncanny X-Men (1991) #273. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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Following the X-Tinction Agenda the X-Men, X-Factor and the New Mutants contemplate their next moves against the various threats facing them from around the globe.

Critically, Uncanny X-Men (1991) #273, is one of the best X-Men stories. Together, the X-Men, New Mutants and X-Factor meet at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. To this end, they must meet the global threats to mutants and the X-Men. And, an impending crisis looms.

Together, writer Chris Claremont and a team of artists collaborate on the story. Though stoic, the writing shines on the relationships among the different teams. Nevertheless, the art in the book is characteristic of the 90s: big, bold, fun. Moreover, Gambit vs Wolverine!

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of the X-Men and on the occasions of birthdays. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Storm! And Iceman!

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  • Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011) #273.
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 24 pages.
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  • Publication Date: January 21, 2014.

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To begin, this comics foreshadows an important crisis in X-Men continuity. Mysteriously, the menace of the Shadow King looms. Indeed, a trial that will test the X-Men leading to new threats and even new relationships. Such as Rogue and Gambit. In addition, the X-Men must save Professor X.

The comic is excellent for your collection. You will definitely love the color palette and the characters’ tall physiques. This is the comic to own in order to build your Comixology collection.

This product has excellent reviews and has 4 ratings with an average customer review rating of 5 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One customer review said: “Great artwork and storyline!”

Overall, this graphic novel was great.

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I recommend this comic as one of the most important comics in X-Men history.


























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Super Power: Magneto’s Mastery Of Magnetism Is The Next Phase Of Human Evolution And Makes Him An Omega Level Mutant

 
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WHY MAGNETO IS THE MASTER OF MAGNETISM

Magneto in ‘X-Men’ (1991) #1. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

As Homo superior, Magneto is the next phase of human evolution. Originally, the master of magnetism represents the mutant population which by accidents of evolution has been granted super powers. Magneto‘s mastery of magnetism is the super power to control, manipulate and shift magnetic fields on a planetary to solar system scale. In the past, the mutant powerhouse was once classified as an Alpha Level mutant. This has been changed to an Omega Level mutant. In fact, what is an Omega Level mutant?

Read on!

The term, initially “Omega Level Mutant Abilities” was seemingly used at first by Fred Duncan, and quickly adopted by Charles Xavier to define some of his first students, and was described in those terms: “Yet what he called Omega (the last) he meant as regards to an “ultimate threat,’ while I simply prefer to think of such mutant abilities as unlimited potential.

-“Mutant Power Level Classification”, Marvel Database

In other words, what makes Magneto an Omega Level mutant is power without limit. In fact, Magneto has been stated on several occasions to be the most powerful mutant on Earth.1,2,3 On another occasion, he has been called the most powerful being on Earth.4

PHOENIX IS MAGNETO’S RIVAL

In ‘X-Men’ (1978) #112, Magneto defeats Phoenix and Wolverine. Photo/Marvel Comics

In early X-men stories, the X-men regularly met Magneto as their foe. In ‘X-Men’ (1978) #112, the X-men return to Mesmero’s carnival trailer to find… Magneto. Eager to even the score with the X-Men, Magneto systematically subdues each member. Phoenix intervenes during the fight, and Magneto quickly defeats her by siphoning her Phoenix flame. Clearly, it has been stated that Magneto’s power rivals Phoenix’s.5 In Marvel continuity, Professor X and Magneto have been shown to match and defeat the Phoenix in duels.

In ‘New X-Men’ (2004) #150, the Omega Level mutant faces a resurrected Phoenix. During the battle, Jean Grey has the upper hand though Magneto is initially protected by his helmet from Phoenix’s telepathy. Finally, Magneto attacks Phoenix with a planetary electromagnetic pulse, giving her a heart attack. Both Omega Level mutants die: Phoenix dies while Magneto seemingly dies at the hand of Wolverine.

It appears Phoenix is Magneto’s limit as an Omega Level mutant. This means Magneto’s powers can at least match Phoenix’s at the Solar System Level. Of course, Phoenix has been classified as a Multiversal being, Beyond Omega Level.

In 'New X-Men' (2004) #150, Magneto kills Phoenix with a planetary electromagnetic pulse.
In ‘New X-Men’ (2004) #150, Magneto kills Phoenix with a planetary electromagnetic pulse. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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MAGNETO’S SUPER POWERS

MAGNETO CAN CONTROL ANY METAL TO ACHIEVE VARIOUS EFFECTS

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (2012) #2, Magneto powers the headless body of a Sinister Celestial.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (2012) #2, Magneto powers the headless body of the Dreaming Celestial. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (2012) #2, the X-Men are under attack by the Celestials. Brand contacts Cyclops and he tells her that it is about Sinister and the head of the Dreaming Celestial. Brand tells Cyclops it is not about that and that the Celestials are headed for Earth. During the issue, Magneto controls the head of the Dreaming Celestial.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto used his control of metal to expand and manipulate the magnetic field around the Celestial’s headless armor.

MAGNETO CAN CREATE MAGNETIC FORCE FIELDS

In 'X-Men' (1993) #25, Magneto erects magnetic force fields against Jean Grey.
In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto erects magnetic force fields against Jean Grey. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto attacks humanity on a planetary scale over his mutant nation space station Avalon. Under Professor X’s command, the X-men decide and execute a plan to finally end Magneto’s threat. Brutally, Magneto single-handedly takes on the X-Men. During the fight, Magneto erects magnetic force fields against Jean Grey’s telekinetic attack.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto’s mastery of magnetism allows him to create magnetic force fields impenetrable to telepathic, telekinetic, enegy manipulation and physical attacks.

MAGNETO CAN CREATE ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES (EMPs)

In 'X-Men' (1993) #25, Magneto creates an EMP on the planetary scale.
In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto creates an EMP on the planetary scale. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto attacks humanity on a planetary scale over his mutant nation space station Avalon. The attack in the Avalon storyline is an EMP at the planetary scale that causes all the nations of the Earth to lose power and go dark.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto’s control of magnetic fields, allows him to create EMPs similar to nuclear explosions. This is an effect of his ability to produce magnetic rays on a planetary scale.

MAGNETO CAN MANIPULATE IRON AT THE ATOMIC LEVEL

Magneto can manipulate iron at the atomic level.
Magneto can manipulate iron at the atomic level. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

As master of magnetism, Magneto can manipulate iron at the atomic level.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto has the power to manipulate iron at the cellular and atomic levels. This is an effect of Magneto’s ability to see magnetic fields and manipulate magnetic fields at the atomic level.

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘ULTIMATE X-MEN’ #6, MAGNETO USES HIS THOUGHT HELMET TO PROTECT AGAINST PROFESSOR X’S TELEPATHY

In 'Ultimate X-Men' (2001) #6, Magneto's Thought Helmet protects against Professor X's telepathy.
In ‘Ultimate X-Men’ (2001) #6, Magneto’s Thought Helmet protects against Professor X’s telepathy. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

X-Men Vol 1 112 in Marvel Database.
New X-Men Vol 1 150 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 2 in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 2 25 in Marvel Database.
Ultimate X-Men Vol 1 6 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Official Marvel Index To The X-Men #6.

2. Uncanny X-Men #368.

3. X-Men Vol 2 #110.

4. X-Men Unlimited #2.

5. Classic X-Men #18.

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Metropolis Battles: Colossus vs Gladiator (Hero vs Villain)

 

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE FATE OF THE PHOENIX!”

Empress Lilandra has teleported the X-Men aboard the Shi’ar starship. Deeming the Phoenix too dangerous, she judges the Phoenix must die. Professor Xavier demands to judge the matter by combat with the Shi’ar Imperial Guard. During the battle, Colossus faces unlike he has ever seen!

BY THE STARS! COLOSSUS FACES A FOE UNLIKE HE HAS EVER SEEN!
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1963) #137, the combat begins. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants on the Blue Area of the moon. On the left side is Colossus and on the right side is Gladiator.

Let’s look at the stats.

COLOSSUS – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: CONTINENT
SUPER-SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • X-Men Blackbird.
  • X-Men Stratojet.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vibranium.
  • Adamantium.
GLADIATOR – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
eNERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Shi’ar device.
  • Shi’ar starships and star-gates.
WEAKNESSES
  • Susceptible to a specific wavelength of radiation.
  • Confidence affects powers.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.

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THE FIGHT

In a combat to save the Phoenix, Colossus must battle a foe unlike he has ever faced before.

The battle to decide who is the champion!

WINNER: GLADIATOR WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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COLOSSUS IN COMICS

‘Giant-Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, titled “Deadly Genesis” marks the first appearance of Colossus in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Colossus and of how he was recruiter by Professor X. In Siberia, Piotr Rasputin is tending the crops when the tractor malfunctions and heads towards his sister Illyana. Changing into his metallic form, Colossus collides into the tractor and saves Illyana. Then, Professor Xavier recruits him to his school.

The comic was written by Len Wein and penciled by David Cockrum.

COLOSSUS’ FIRST AWESOME APPEARANCE
‘Giant-Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, titled “Deadly Genesis” marks the first appearance of Colossus in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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SOURCES

X-Men Vol 1 137 in Marvel Database.
Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Kallark (Earth-616) in Marvel Database..
Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
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Marvel Day: Salute To An Act Of Bravery, Rogue Saves Colossus From Death Killed By The Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants

 

MARVEL DAY

THE X-MEN ARE UNDER ATTACK! AND COLOSSUS HAS BEEN HEATED AND COOLED INTO A STATUE!
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Pyro and Avalanche heat and cool white hot Colossus into a statue. Photo/Marvel Comics

IN MARVEL UNIVERSE

MYSTIQUE TRAINS WITH X-MEN DUPLICATES IN ORDER TO KILL THE X-MEN

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique sends the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in order to kill the X-Men. At the beginning of the issue, Mystique is fighting X-Men duplicates. The training simulation starts with Mystique fighting a Wolverine duplicate. Mystique defeats him by slashing his jugular. Next, Kitty Pryde phases onto the battle scene and sees Wolverine bleeding. It is Mystique. She has metamorphed into Wolverine and kills Kitty. With an attack that destroys the scene, the Colossus duplicate exclaims “Murderer!” Mystique defeats him with a flare skull.1

Suddenly, an optic blast hits Mystique behind her back. Mystique takes Cyclops and Colossus into the circus with mirrors. She feigns to shoot Colossus with a gun only for Cyclops to respond with an optic blast that reverberates through glass, killing Colossus. Cyclops cries “No!!”1 Sneaking up behind him, Mystique murders him by choking him with a rope. Then, she faces Storm. Responding to Storm’s attack, Mystique blows up a fuel truck behind Storm, incinerating her. Stepping into the circus like a trapeze, she meets Rogue who means to avenge her friends. As she incinerates Rogue with her gun, she howls “like a mad dog.”1 The last enemy is Nightcrawler. After he teleports her, she hesitates to kill him with her dagger. He does not. He knocks her out.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique trains with X-Men duplicates in order to kill the X-Men. Photo/DC Comics

COLOSSUS IS FROZEN INTO A STATUE BY PYRO AND AVALANCHE

Kurt, Amanda Sefton, Kitty, and Peter go to see the Royal Ballet at Lincoln Center. Peter and Kitty drop Kurt and Amanda. Then, they go park the car. On their walk in the parking, there is an explosion. Peter asks Kitty to summon the fire brigade while he attempts to save people. Changing into Colossus, Peter springs into action. Colossus notes the building is derelict and that there must be squatters.

Running up the stairs, he reaches the top floor and sees Blob. The fire was a trap set by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Blob slaps outside the building. Then, Pyro creates of bird of living fire. Colossus is heated red-hot then “white-hot, to incandescence and beyond!”1 As Colossus wonders if he can melt, he falls to the ground “like a meteor”.1 He attempts to gather his wits but then he is cooled to absolute zero cold by Avalanche.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Pyro and Avalanche heat and cool white hot Colossus into a statue. Photo/Marvel Comics.

MYSTIQUE ATTACKS THE X-MANSION TO RECRUIT ROGUE BACK INTO THE BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, the X-Men are under attack by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Mystique. As the X-Men battle the Brotherhood, Mystique infiltrates the X-Mansion. The X-Men manage to defeat the Brotherhood though Blob reveals the mission objective: kill Professor X and recruit Mystique’s adoptive daughter Rogue, back into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

At the X-Mansion, Mystique metamorphs into Rogue and offers Professor X some herb tea. Professor X is struggling to maintain contact with the X-Men. He notes something is scrambling his psi-scan. As he identifies the psionic scrambler used by Mystique to inhibit his psi-probes, Rogue fires a shot at Professor X. As Professor X lies on the floor, Mystique states that Professor X was able to identify her psionic scrambler and alter her shot at the last moment so that it may only wound him and not kill him.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, Mystique metamorphs into Rogue to fool Professor X and shoots him. Photo/Marvel Comics.

Rogue enters the room and an argument between mother and daughter ensues. Mystique metamorphs back into her form. She reveals her mission was to get Rogue back into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and orders her to pack her things while she finishes killing Professor X. Rogue says her powers are out of control and Professor X is her chance to have a normal life.

Appearing before the X-Men over a hologram, Mystique gives the X-Men an ultimatum. The freedom of the Brotherhood of Mutants in exchange for the life of Professor X. Storm, the leader of the X-Men, agrees to let the Brotherhood go free. Then, we see the bloodied body of Kitty Pryde on the floor.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, Mystique gives the X-Men an ultimatum in order to save the life of Professor X. Photo/Marvel Comics.

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ROGUE SAVES COLOSSUS, SHE IS TURNED INTO STONE

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #179, Rogue helps resurrect Colossus from the attack by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Kitty Pryde has to marry Caliban the Morlock. However, she gives her word to no longer resist her promise and marry Caliban if the Healer can help resurrect Colossus. Kitty’s plan is for Rogue to absorb Colossus’ powers and for the Morlock healer to heal Colossus wounds as he becomes human.

Rogue agrees to Kitty’s plan. She begins to absorb Colossus’ powers enduring unimaginable pain. As Colossus reverts to his human form, “he has seconds to live.”2 Immediately, the Healer heals his wounds. Once the process is complete, Rogue has been turned into a statue. Storm laments that Rogue may have finally earned her place with the X-Men. In the end, Kitty is released from her promise and no longer has to marry Caliban nor live with the Morlocks.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #179, Rogue helps resurrect Colossus from the attack by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 177 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 178 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 179 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Uncanny X-Men #177.
  2. Uncanny X-Men #179.
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Feat: Cyclops, ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #115

 

CYCLOPS (SCOTT SUMMERS)
EARTH-616

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1978) #115, titled “Visions of Death!”, Cyclops performs an energy projection feat. The human-pteranodon hybrid super-villain named Sauron puts Wolverine under hypnotic control to attack Cyclops and Nightcrawler while Storm lies on the floor unconscious. During the fight, Cyclops knocks out Wolverine with an optic blast.

How much energy projection does it take for Cyclops to knock out Wolverine with an optic blast?

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1978) #115, Cyclops performs an energy projection feat. During the fight, Cyclops knocks out Wolverine under hypnotic control by Sauron with an optic blast.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1978) #115, Cyclops performs an energy projection feat. During the fight, Cyclops knocks out Wolverine under hypnotic control by Sauron with an optic blast.

CYCLOPS BLASTED WOLVERINE FIVE FEET BACKWARDS WITH A NARROW OPTIC BLAST OF FORCE 2 POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH.

CYCLOPS GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 21015.2202296 J OF WORK, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A HUMAN BEING OR 5.00362 MICROTONS OF TNT.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

PEAK HUMAN

                       

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SOURCES

X-Men Vol 1 115 in Marvel Database.
James Howlett (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Scott Summers (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.