On a Comic Messageboard, someone presented the question of what your Top 6 Favorite X-Men Characters are. Wow, tough choices!!! So, instead of thinking long and hard about it, I thought I'd post the first 6 that came to my head. Here they are:
*ARCHANGEL - In Apocalypse's Horseman costume; great costume! Loved the metal wings with poison-tipped "feather darts"! Blue skin....shaved head....finally, Warren was a character I liked and wasn't "useless." One of the few exceptions of turning a character darker that I loved! I wish he was back that way (he's now back to his original non-blue skin and feather wings).
*MAGNETO - Such a tragic character! Great design! Just everything about him I love!
*STORM - Either the Cockrum/Byrne era Storm, or the Mohawked version! Once she became "Jim Lee Glam" and onward, I stopped liking her. But man, back then - she was amazing!!!
*COLOSSUS - Big ATHLETIC Russian who turns his skin into Organic Steel? Hell yeah! His character was very interesting; complex yet very simple at the same time. Love that he's back.
*ICEMAN - I feel he's rarely (if ever) handled properly. But I love his powers and SIMPLISTIC streamlined look - like ICE! He kicked ass during Simonson's X-Factor series - remember when he had that belt and his powers were out of control?!!
*WOLVERINE - Back in the day...Byrne X-Men days up even through the Jim Lee days. Before he became WAAAAY overexposed. Back when he was still mysterious and in the background. When he still had his berserker rage and the inner struggle to control it. The Ronin Samurai. The Brown & Orange costume. Man, back then, Wolverine was cooler than cool. Now....he's so overexposed, I hate seeing him.
Fellow comic nerds - what are YOUR favorite 6 X-Men characters?