Uncanny X-Men #122
Issue(s): Uncanny X-Men #122
This whole issue is more or less a down-time book, following up on Cyclops and Colleen Wing's budding romance, Professor Xavier in space, Jean running into Jason Wyngarde for the first time on her way to Muir Island (and some hints about the upcoming Muir Island saga), Mariko showing up at the New York Embassy, and the X-Men restoring Xavier's mansion since it's been mothballed after Xavier left.
The main plot focuses on Storm exploring Harlem.
She gets into trouble with some young heroin addicts and is helped out by Power Man and Misty Knight.
In a prologue for the next arc, Juggernaut and Black Tom hire Arcade to kill the X-Men.
The Classic X-Men back-up for this issue, by Nocenti, has the X-Men at a costume party, looking for the host's friend's psychotic ex-husband. It's poorly done.
Quality Rating: A-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place after Power Man & Iron Fist #57.
Continuity Insert? P - (Classic X-Men Reprints add new scenes)
My Reprint: Classic X-Men #28
Inbound References (2): showAraki, Arcade, Banshee, Black Tom, Colleen Wing, Colossus, Cyclops, Havok, Juggernaut, Lilandra, Luke Cage, Madrox the Multiple Man, Maelen, Mariko Yashida, Mastermind, Miss Locke, Misty Knight, Moira MacTaggert, Nightcrawler, Phoenix Force, Polaris, Professor X, Storm, Wolverine
Some graffiti in the heroin addicts' room makes fun of Gene Simmons, which is interesting because Marvel had done those KISS Super Specials.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 4, 2011 3:50 PM
According to Byrne, he basically just laid out this issue and most of the art is Terry Austin. Austin did all the graffiti in the heroin addict's building.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | November 18, 2012 4:29 PM
One interesting thing about the backup story- it was published right before Inferno, and Nocenti apparently didn't like the way the Scott and Maddie thing was being resolved, since she used it to suggest Scott had difficulty being faithful.
Posted by: Michael | July 28, 2014 9:38 PM
Colossus is one of Marvels greatest X-Meb personas and it literally took until a DeadPool Movie with Ryan Reynolds to allow him some accurate Air Time!! Colossus Rules, get him some air time Marvel!?
Posted by: RocknRollGuiTarPlayer | July 20, 2016 12:18 AM
I don't think it's accurate to call Storm's story the "main plot." It's only about a page longer than the Colossus sequence, and the Cyclops and Colleen subplot spans more of the issue, though it takes up less total space. The main body of the story even ends with that thread. Honestly "plot" is not a word I'd use in conjunction with this issue. It's a pair of short stories bookending a sequence of subplots, shot through with some common themes.
Posted by: Michael Booth | July 15, 2017 12:06 AM
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