Dolla Dolla Bin Y'all! - X-men #1 Toys 'R' Us Limited Edition
Here's an introduction article for this new feature on the Collectors Corner Blog, "Dolla Dolla Bin Y'all" where I will be taking a look at some of the fun, weird, and hidden gems lurking in our $1 bins at our 3 locations! This first entry was a Toys 'R' Us stores exclusive and features the X-men, with a team consisting of Cyclops, Storm, Jean grey, Wolverine, Iceman, Gambit, Archangel, Psylocke, and Professor Xavier going against Gideon and a team of familiar X-men villains including The Juggernaut, Toad, Deadpool and other members of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
The book features Gideon tapping the psychic energies of Psylocke, Jean, and The Professor to power a unique sentinel dubbed the Psi-ber Sentinel! A one and done book, this issue rounds things out well with quite a bit of similarity with the X-men Animated Series, which was on the air at the time of the publication of this issue. Some quick face-offs ensue; Gambit vs. Deadpool, Pyro vs. Iceman, Archangel vs, Phantazia and Toad, and Wolverine against The Blob, before the activation of the massive Sentinel.
The art is pretty simple, with characters filling nearly ever panel and dialogue staying uncomplicated for the presumably young reader audience. We do get a few cool panels like this one:
and this piece of brilliant leadership by Cyclops: