Issue(s): X-Men #37
The art in this issue looks a little rushed.
It's said that there is something unusual about the other Phalanx that are attacking - Harvest describes them as ill-formed - but we don't learn the details. This may just be a way to allow the new mutants to fight the previously seemingly unstoppable Phalanx. Harvest himself is in an unusual state: he's been cut off from the rest of the Phalanx for unknown reasons, and he's showing more of an individual personality. But he's still acting for the Phalanx's goals.
The new mutants still wind up in trouble. Luckily Banshee's team is on their way to save them. But it's Sabretooth who gets there first.
Sabretooth senses Paige's techno-organic infection...
...but it turns out that it's just the dead skin from her "Husk" that was infected. Paige, like all mutants, remains immune to the Phalanx.
But Harvest keeps rebuilding himself, and ultimately Blink sacrifices herself to stop him.
This issue joins Jubilee and Synch with the (surviving) new mutants that had been held captive by the Phalanx, thus establishing the cast for Generation X. But it doesn't end the threat of the Phalanx, which will be dealt with in the other subsections of the Phalanx Covenant.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: This is the fourth and final part of Phalanx Covenant: Generation Next. Phalanx Covenant: Life Signs begins in X-Factor #106.
Crossover: Phalanx Covenant
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showBanshee, Blink, Claudette St. Croix, Harvest (Phalanx), Husk, Jubilee, Nicole St. Croix, Sabretooth, Skin, Synch, White Queen (Emma Frost)
I'm glad Fox brought back Blink for "The Gifted" t.v. show.
Posted by: clyde | January 16, 2018 3:13 PM
Jubilee makes reference to blowing up a house in Hong Kong. Does that count as a reference to X-Men 258?
Posted by: Michael | January 17, 2018 11:17 PM
Added that reference, thanks Michael.
Posted by: fnord12 | January 20, 2018 1:34 AM
I always thought Blink's death here looked really cool. I like the fragmenting effect.
Posted by: J-Rod | March 2, 2018 1:07 PM
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