Characters Appearing: Siryn
Marvel Comics Presents #43 (Siryn)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #43 (Siryn story only)
They are the Kinsman, and they want to be Ireland's answer to the Avengers.
And yes, they include an actual fucking leprechaun. Literally the Notre Dame mascot come to life.
There's also a water nymph, some other guys that i don't care about, and what appears to be a pile of regurgitated potatoes.
They're supposed to be escorting Banshee to a debriefing, but he's not home. So Siryn blasts them, hopefully out of continuity entirely.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP place this forward in publication time, after the Kings of Pain annual event and between X-Force #4-5, but it seems like there's no reason for that, and as AF notes in the comments, Siryn's costume indicates that this should go prior to Kings of Pain. So i'm just leaving this at publication date.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I just shake my head at the overload of really bad Marvel 'Irish' accents on display here. I suppose I'll begrudgingly give credit for showing the team handlers with a bank of monitors and such like, implying that Marvel Ireland isn't some backwater with cobbled streets, pigs in the parlour and so on.
Posted by: Harry | July 30, 2015 7:08 PM
I don't see why this couldn't take place after Fallen Angels but before Siryn goes home to Muir Island.
Posted by: Michael | July 30, 2015 8:50 PM
I'm happy to put it there but i figured there must be a reason why the MCP stuck it so far ahead.
Posted by: fnord12 | July 30, 2015 9:29 PM
Yeah...this is probably why Shamrock gave up heroing.
Posted by: Ataru320 | July 30, 2015 9:42 PM
And I was just complaining about the portrayal of England in the Union Jack story, but apparently Ireland didn't fare any better.
This was printed in 1990! The British invasion of comics happened in the 80's, right? You'd think the American creators would've learned something about the British Isles by now!
Posted by: Berend | July 31, 2015 9:11 AM
Exactly, Berend. What's forgivable in a Claremont/Cockrum 70s Uncanny X-Men is far more jarring by 1990. Though I think they later toned down Banshee, Siryn etc?
Posted by: Harry | July 31, 2015 11:48 AM
You hope that they've been blasted out of continuity entirely, and the MCP doesn't list them for this story - so they probably don't appear again. Having said that, I thought there was definitely potential in the Kinsmen, if they were written better than this.
Surprised you didn't comment on the fact that the nymph is called Dyke, so I guess it's not a derogatory term for a Lesbian in American.
Also, I thought there were a couple of funny moments. The panel where Boulder comments on how, in class, they were told to exposit at every opportunity, for example.
Posted by: Stephen | August 1, 2015 12:37 PM
Actually, it is slang for Lesbian in America.
Posted by: Michael | August 1, 2015 12:53 PM
I think the costume also denotes this should be pushed back. She was wearing the X-Men blue and golds at this point.
Posted by: AF | March 17, 2016 1:47 PM
Apologies, followed this from New Warriors #11-13 and didn't realize at this point the Muir Island Saga had concluded.
I suppose she could've/would've went back to this after basically being dropped by the X-Men.
Posted by: AF | March 17, 2016 1:54 PM
Actually, i agreed with your first comment and was in the process of moving this. In any event, i don't see any reason not to put this at publication date, so i've pushed it back into the 1990 category. I don't know why the MCP pushed it forward.
Posted by: fnord12 | March 17, 2016 1:57 PM
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