Uncanny X-Men: What we do and don’t need from the new series

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Don’t: Need to be accepted by the superhero community

It was great seeing Cyclops tell Captain America how he felt about him in Uncanny X-Men No. 11. During Avengers VS X-Men, Cap said that he wished he did more for mutants. After the crossover, Cap created the Avengers Unity Squad (titled Uncanny Avengers) led by Havok and later by Rogue. However, once Hydra Steve Rogers was in charge, that project ended. After the real Captain America came back, he went back to forgetting the mutants existed. This is probably for the best.

The X-Men have spent the majority of their existence rarely crossing over with the rest of the Marvel Universe. This furthers the idea that the mutants aren’t accepted by the rest of the world. They’re looked at as the black sheep of teams, despite saving the universe more times than almost any other team. Why is this a good thing? This means the X-Men don’t have to base their arcs on whatever else is going on with the rest of the super-powered community. This makes the stories less confusing when you don’t have to buy a ton of comics to find out what’s going on with the X-Men.