Collects 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! Collecting issues #1 - #6 of the hit mini-series, 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 Esad Ribic (THE BROTHERHOOD), this saga will please fans of all ages, with its earnest yet modern examination of these gifted, but troubled youths!