I've been over he past few days blazing my way through all things Outback X-men. It's by far my favorite era. Was full of fun excitement, worldly travel. and wholly less confusing crap about timelines, and destinies. It was X-men in it's purest form. a trailblazing team of specialists who jaunted around the world doing the non-lethal x-force duties. The fun was there, the excitment, I couldnt wait to read it. It seemed to last forever but was only 20 or so issues worth, outside of the Marvel winter,spring, summer, fall specials.
I loved the team.
Storm- the leader whose duties were quite clear and didn't walk a morally gray area, she knew what needed to be done and did it.
Wolverine- Storms co-leader and the person who made sure she stayed on track, more enhanced human, rather than indestructible superhuman.
Psylocke- Storms right hand- Woman, tactician and support specialist, who longed to be the hero, and became a Lady Lancelot in order to do so.
Dazzler- the plucky singer re-finding her way in the world, now that the world thinks her dead and gone, trying to fit in.
Longshot- Happy fellow with a dark past, yet not so dark the book became a drag.
Havok- heir to the throne of his brother, trying to prove he's just as valuable to the team, yet conflicted over the use of his abilities.
Colossus- The tin man with a heart of cold, but a will of steel, who would do anything to protect his friends, but really just wanted to paint.
Rogue- Still wanting to get close, but knowing it was impossible, so she did and proved herself in other ways to herself and her team.
So I guess the question is. Would you support a return to the Outback with this team. Either in the form of a mini, or yearly mini, or say a alternate, they never left the outback setting. It would in essence became the new School. With perhaps the outback serving as a new haven for mutant kind away from mass humanity. It would basically be Utopia without all the angst.
So instead of it being a book set specifically in the past. But a divergent book ala AOA, but less stabby and deathy.