Characters Appearing: Captain Britain, Meggan, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers
Issue(s): Excalibur #31
I don't know where Nightcrawler thought he was going, but he winds up crash landing on the island where the new X-Men had their first mission, and he meets the Son of Krakoa.
The natives of the island now worship the X-Men.
We didn't see any natives in Giant-Size X-Men #1, but there was a temple, so presumably there were natives. It also seemed like the entire island was launched into space at the end of that issue, but apparently something was left behind.
The natives are also into human sacrifice.
Specifically, they are fed to Krakoa's son.
Krakoa's son calls himself Vega-Superior, which i thought was meant to be the name of his species, like homo superior, but i guess it's actually his name.
He makes Nightcrawler fight the Vega-Men, clones of the X-Men.
I like that the Nightcrawler clone says "Bumph" when it "teleports".
Nightcrawler eventually figures out that Vega-Superior's powers are tied to the island, and he lures the creature into the water, where it is defeated. Then the rest of Excalibur show up to rescue Nightcrawler.
This is really a Nightcrawler solo story, but in the beginning we also see Meggan taking on the form of some surrounding seagulls and wondering if she is cut out for super-heroing.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
As a kid, I thought "bumph" was utterly hilarious.
Posted by: Uncanny Michael | July 10, 2015 4:58 PM
Fnord, I never assumed that this was the same island the X-Men fought Krakoa on. I always assumed that this was a NEARBY island that the spore landed on.
Posted by: Michael | July 10, 2015 6:46 PM
The 'I almost forgot' makes it even funnier!
Posted by: Harry | July 10, 2015 6:52 PM
I like that Wolverine has a small head for worship on the island. They are apparently the only people on Earth who don't think Wolverine is totally awesome ;)
Posted by: Bill | July 10, 2015 7:00 PM
Nice to know that Scott Lobdell didn't make a mess out of EVERYTHING X-related.
I was thinking the same thing about the Deadly Genesis retcon, Michael.
Posted by: Jon Dubya | July 10, 2015 9:09 PM
I really liked Scott Lobdell's early work on Excalibur. It was fun and exciting and he finally gave the series a semi-consistency after several totally-unrelated fill-in issues.
Posted by: Ben Herman | July 12, 2015 7:33 PM
That was a ridiculously fun issue.
Wolverine's head is probably the same size as the others, it's just the perspective (which makes Cyclops' head horribly huge, too). I assume the other head in the background is Sunfire's.
Posted by: Nate Wolf | October 20, 2017 4:09 PM
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