Characters Appearing: Adam Crown, Albion, Algernon Crowe, Angel, Beast, Bishop, Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Black Widow, Breeze James, Brendan Rathcoole, Bronwen Gryfnn, Captain America, Che, Clementine, Colossus, Cyclops, Dark Angel, Death's Head II (Minion), Dr. Strange, Eadmund Porlock, Francesca Grace Lexley, Gambit, Gregory (Warheads), Gudrun Tyburn, Havok, Hulk, Human Torch, Iceman, Invisible Woman, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Killpower, Leona McBride, Madrox the Multiple Man, Misha (Warheads), Motormouth, Mr. Fantastic, Nick Fury, Ormond Wychwood, Polaris, Professor X, Quicksilver, Rogue, She-Hulk, Sir Gawain, Stacy Arnheim, Strong Guy, Thing, Thunderstrike, Tigon Liger, Union Jack (Joey Chapman), Vision, Wolfsbane, Wolverine
Mys-Tech Wars #3
Issue(s): Mys-Tech Wars #3
And he's not the only one.
Notice Dark Angel recognizing that something is wrong. When Professor X says that they have to flee, she realizes that the problem is that the universe is falling apart, and characters from alternate dimensions are replacing the real heroes. "This is some frail Xavier from another, mean-spirited dimension".
That explains Polaris' costume.
But some characters, despite taking a beating, manage to hang in there.
Captain America and Wolverine continue their misunderstanding fight with Motormouth and Killpower in the middle of all this.
Killpower is clawed by Wolverine and is knocked into a chasm, thought dead, but he'll turn up next issue.
And the encounter between the Warheads and Death's Head II on Un-Earth is repeated again (with more jarring differences). But they eventually head back to the real Earth to confront Mys-Tech, as we saw at the end of Warheads #11. And Death's Head II is angry enough to not worry about offending anybody.
The problem is that the Mys-Tech executive board's lives are woven into the fabric of the universe. Dark Angel warned the heroes about this in issue #1, but Death's Head wasn't there, and Wolverine is too pissed about the death of Nick Fury to care.
Basically we're at the big brawl portion of the crossover, so there's not much to say. I wish Hitch's art were inked more cleanly, or by less people.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: One scene i didn't show is the arrival of the Knights of Pendragon to the main fray. It basically repeats the scene from the end of Knights of Pendragon #12, except that Albion is upside down.
As i say above, i take the alternate reality situation as an explanation for why X-Factor are showing up in costumes that they weren't wearing at the time i'm placing this. I suppose i shouldn't even list them as characters appearing but that's a bit tricky. It's hard to know who has been replaced or when. So i'll assume that any character that has been replaced has a real world counterpart that is at least behind-the-scenes. In any event everything gets reset so it really doesn't matter.
Crossover: Mys-Tech Wars
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Polaris's costume is the one she starts wearing in X-Factor 87. Unfortunately, Cable is lost in time when she starts wearing it and by the time he gets back, Vision is red and green again, the Thing's face is scarred and the real Thor has returned.
Posted by: Michael | May 2, 2016 8:42 PM
People from alternate dimensions making their way to the real world as an explanation for out-of-character moments, you say?
Posted by: Morgan Wick | May 3, 2016 3:54 AM
This reminds me of Hypertime, a few years later at DC.
Posted by: Luis Dantas | May 3, 2016 9:05 AM
In the thrilling conclusion of Mys-Tech Wars, She-Hulk sleeps with the Juggernaut! Oh, wait that was a *different* alternate dimension character :)
Posted by: Ben Herman | May 3, 2016 1:26 PM
Ben understands what my comment was getting at :)
Posted by: Morgan Wick | May 3, 2016 6:22 PM
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