Uncanny X-Men annual #7
Issue(s): Uncanny X-Men annual #7
The Impossible Man's on a scavenger hunt. He and his people are competing to determine who gets to be the leader of their new planet. Poppy starts by showing up masquerading as Galactus...
...and he steals the X-Men's Mansion.
After that, he grabs Nick Fury's eyepatch, Zabu, all of the Wasp's costumes, the window to Dr. Strange's townhouse, and the Black Queen's (which would have meant Jean Grey's) Hellfire Club outfit. This means guest appearances by Fury and Valentina (Steranko-ish tribute)...
...the Avengers (thought balloons make it clear that Iron Man is James Rhodes, not Tony Stark)...
...Dr. Strange, and others.
Then he heads to Marvel's Studio to try and collect Stan Lee, but he's on the west coast.
The X-Men catch up with him there (and there's cameos by a lot of Marvel creators and editors).
Next a group of aliens show up to extract vengeance from the Poppians for all of the nuisances they've created...
..but Lilandra is able to mitigate the situation.
The MCP lists Jean Grey's father Dr. John Grey as appearing in this issue, but i think that must be a mistake.
It's actually a well-written and cute story. But i can't overcome my dislike of the character.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Lilandra is still with the X-Men, but there's talk of her having to leave for the Shi'ar Empire to deal with her sister's takeover (she's sure taking her sweet time about it, though), so this has to take place before Uncanny X-Men #177 and New Mutants #13, when she leaves, but after Uncanny X-Men #174. And despite what the cover shows, Cyclops does not appear in this issue, suggesting that it takes place after his wedding in #175. Iron Man's appearance (actually James Rhodes) needs to be on the East Coast for this appearance; MCP has him here between Iron Man #175-176. Ka-Zar and Shanna the She-Devil's appearance is relatively context free; they just have to be on friendly terms. In between issues #28 and #29 of Ka-Zar the Savage works well enough.
Cross-over: Assistant Editors' Month
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: N/A
Inbound References (3): show
Black King, Colossus, Contessa Valentina Allegro De La Fontaine, Dr. Strange, Dum Dum Dugan, Impossible Man, Jarvis, Ka-Zar, Lilandra, Lockheed, Magik, Nick Fury, Nightcrawler, Professor X, Rogue, Shadowcat, Shanna the She-Devil, She-Hulk, Storm, War Machine, White Queen, Wolverine, Zabu
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