Issue(s): Excalibur #91, Excalibur #92
The issue ends with Colossus showing up at Muir Island while Kitty and Pete are kissing. Colossus attacks Pete, badly injuring him - lung puncture and everything.
Needless to say, the rest of the group is horrified.
I don't love how Colossus is written throughout this issue. Part of the idea is that he's emotionally distraught and also physically tired from having walked all the way to Muir island (??!?). But his attack on Pete is not meant to illicit sympathy and he's explicitly depicted as acting like a big baby.
This is, i guess, a continuation of the horrible way that Colossus has been treated post-Claremont, and i guess Nightcrawler's analysis is an attempt to address that with more depth...
...but after Colossus' nearly irredeemable actions it doesn't seem like enough.
As it is, Nightcrawler, in an attempt to cover for his friend, concocts a story to tell the X-Men about how Colossus was suffering from residual effects from his brain damage. So Colossus will remain with the team for "observation". He and Kitty also have a reckoning.
Another thing marring these issues is the weak art-by-committee. Kind of like the story, it's fun looking at first glance but uglier upon further examination.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: When speculating about how the X-Men will react to Colossus' actions, Nightcrawler talks about Wolverine as if he isn't descending into a feral state, which seems to suggest this takes place after Nightcrawler sees Wolverine in the Wolverine '95 annual. That annual takes place between Wolverine #91-92, which were published months earlier than these issues, so it may not be possible for things to occur in that order, but since i have such a limited number of the relevant books, it works for me.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showAmanda Sefton, Annie Crossan, Captain Britain, Colossus, Meggan, Moira MacTaggert, Nightcrawler, Pete Wisdom, Rory Campbell, Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde), Warlock, Wolfsbane
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