Will we get a more stable/permanent X-Men lineup soon? There doesnt seem to be a well-defined core team at the moment. Nick Lowe: Derek! You are living in the past! Shake free of thinking of the X-Men as blue and gold teams. Certain books have set teams (Astonishing X-Men, X-Force, the upcoming New Mutants), but things have changed. The X-Men arent strike teams that protect mutants theyre an army led by a general (Cyclops). He has specific groups that he puts together for specific tasks and some are more formal than others.