Thursday, November 19, 2015

#tbt: Uncanny X-Men #226

#tbt: Uncanny X-Men #226 – Freedom Force has the unconscious Rogue, Psylocke and Dazzler as captives. Both teams are unsure what to do. Dazzler comes around and blinding Freedom Force, she tries to get away with her teammates, though Spiral, unaffected by the blast, rushes over and magically attaches Destiny’s mask to Dazzler’s face, blinding her. Both Psylocke and Rogue attack Spiral, but neither is able to best her. Written by Chris Claremont and Art by Marc Silvestri. Read full summary here. 


Rahsaan Chisolm said...

One of mt favorite X-Men arcs. Whenever I read "Fall of The Mutants," I get kinda misty in the frames where:

1. The X-Men sacrifice themselves, but before they do Madelyne gives Scott a heartfelt goodby via live television.

2. A sad and stoic Forge walks back through the streets and an emotional Mystique calls him a murderer.

3. The Ani-Mator kills Cypher and Wolfsbane and Warlock have complete meltdowns. And later when a grief-stricken Magneto blames the kids for Doug's death and Magic tries to attack him.

Damn. Those were some dark days.

Kevin said...

This is the most beautiful British Psylocke was ever drawn. She looks like a goddess whereas Alan Davis made her look like a frumpy grandma.

Tazirai said...

Alan Davis drew my iconic look for her outside of the hair. Tall and curvy. But Psylocke looks amazing under Silvestri's pen I agree. Lol at frumpy grandma.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Kevin and Tazirai, agreed on both points. Silvestri's European-locke is gorgeous without that bouffant hairdo! Davis' European-locke is tall and leggy and nicely curved just with stupid Bouffant hair!

Alexander said...

I wasn't alive yet when these issues where written. I only know Claremont for the stuff & hate he gets now, but these stories always seem well done compared to a lot of the X-books storylines that have been going on for the past few years. It's like even with that being a dark time they still seem to be a well written team. Now days it seems most of the X-books are trash.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Alexander, you are correct. Claremont's best work is the stuff from the when he left Marvel in the 90s and counting backward. Current stuff is trash comparatively.