X-Men Forever #18
For the record, I did not start actively reading comics until late 2004, when "Identity Crisis" was in full swing at DC. I occasionally picked up comics during the 80's and 90's, but I was not a big fan. Thus, the nostalgia factor is basically a non-issue for me going into X-Men Forever, Marvel's throwback series for fans of Chris Claremont's classic X-Men run.
The story is pretty straightforward and well serves its purpose of establishing Scott as a responsible parent. Great, now that that's out of the way, let's blow up a spaceship! My only real complaint about the story is the dialogue, which harkens back to 80's comic conventions. It's not terrible, but it is a bit dated.
The artwork is solid and helps enhance the illusion that the 80's never ended. The only problem, as others have mentioned, is that the comic uses more modern coloring techniques rather than fully embracing its nostalgia trip. Still, no real complaints here.
The cover is awful. It looks like Prof. X donned Cyclops' outfit and promptly had a heart attack.
I can see why fans of Claremont's X-Men run are eating this up. It picks up exactly where his run left off, and there are just enough modern touches to keep the title fresh. I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this issue. I am certainly not going to continue with the title, but I would heartily recommend it to anyone looking for a classic X-Men title.