Collect X-Men Children of the Atom (1999) #1-6.
Joe Casey and Steve Rude explore the early days of the X-Men! You've read Casey's bold vision of the mighty mutants in Uncanny X-Men, now read his interpretation of the original squad! This adventure digs deep into the lives of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and the Beast to reveal new depths to the origins of the first X-Men! Professor X and Magneto stand on opposite sides in the war for evolution - but which one will draft these powerful young soldiers? Featuring the art of Steve Rude (Spider-Man: Lifelines), Michael Ryan (Cable) and Essad Ribic (The Brotherhood), this saga will please fans of all ages, with its earnest yet modern examination of these gifted, but troubled youths!