X-Men 77 - Kelly & Garcia
Storm has received a package from her homeland that trouble is brewing. With fellow X-dudes in tow, off she jets! Some evil guy who's name I already forgotten wants her as his bride.
Then after some fighting there's a massive psychic energy discharge that seems to affect everyone on the planet.
The true villain revealed!
X-Men 78 - Kelly & Garcia
Psylocke thought she was helping the situation but she was in fact responsible for the Showdow Kings release.
He then explains this in Bond villain style.
He presents the X-Men with their true heart's desires. Sam a renewed relationship with his father, Marrow a life without bone protrusions, Celia a successful practice and Maggot no more slugs. He says this can be made reality.
The gang don't fall for it and Psylocke does some ninja/psychic/ebon dawn thing and in the end the Shadow King is vanquished.
This was an okay two-parter but nothing more. Garcia's art is nicely detailed in places and confusing in others which doesn't help. Story wise, Kelly writes some nice dialogue but the plot is just a bit boring.
Uncanny X-Men 358 - Seagle/Harris & Bachelo
Whoa, Bish is stacked.
Bishop and Deathbird are on an alien planet fighting an unknown enemy when a stranger appears.
One quick explanation later.
Back in Anchorage, Jean suffers the effects of the psychic discharge as seen in X-Men 78.
Our (anti?) heroes have a difference of opinion about what to do and it seems strange that Deathbird is willing to abandon Bishop seeing as how she has been keeping him captive for ages and seems hellbent on claiming him as her mate.
Oh no, she has a change of heart and sticks by her man.
What, I've got to get Team X 2000 to find out where this goes? I don't have that issue, whatever it is, so I guess I'll never know.
Uncanny X-men 359 - Seagle & Bachelo/Ryan
Jean sees Dr Twoyoungmen aka Alpha Flight's Shaman and we discover that shes has lost her powers. I don't remember that lasting long although I could be mistaken.
Rogue is determined to go through with Dr Agee's de-mutanting operation.
Whoa, something is amiss here. Gun wielding maniac alert!
Turns out it is Mystique and she defo doesn't want Rogue going through with it.
Rogue goes back to the operating room for a showdown with Agee.
The problem here is that Rogue flips flops throughout the issue and it just doesn't feel genuine. Mystique cropping up seems forced and what the hell is Henry Gyrich doing there. I wasn't a massive fan of Ryan's art either.
BKV writing a What If? in 1998. Anyone read this?