I read this crossover event when it first ran through the issues of Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor and New Mutants. The storyline is good and Marvel was good enough to include the original 4 part story that introduced Genosha in Uncanny X-Men. Chris Claremont is at his finest and Jim Lee's art in the Uncanny books is just simply amazing. And then you have Louise Simonson. Hated her writing back then, hated it when I re-read the HC. Louise Simonson writes dialogue like she was writing for a radio teleplay... completely over the top and unlike any human being would speak. An example that just had me wretching; "Hodge, why have you brought that alien creature here, where I create the mutates who provide for Genosha's well being?" Really? Simply campy and awful. And the bad news is that she is writing 6 out of the 9 issues of the crossover. Mainly this book has made me look forward to the upcoming Claremont/Lee Omnibuses that are coming out in a few months. What if the Louise Simonson issues were written by someone capable? I guarantee you, with a story this strong this could be remembered up there with "Dark Phoenix Saga" and "Days of Future Past" if only Marvel had allocated the proper talent.