Uncanny X-Men #315
Issue(s): Uncanny X-Men #315
Neophyte is going to be put on trial for having helped the X-Men, and Colossus has appointed himself as his defender.
Magneto is still on Avalon. He's still comatose, but he's been growing a nice beard. Exodus is weirdly (but unsurprisingly) paranoid, and punishes... whoever this is for looking at Magneto's face.
After a nonsensical trial and a lot of infighting, Exodus rules that Neophyte should be banished to Earth. The pseudo-development of the issue is that while he's articulating a defense for Neophyte, Colossus decides that Xavier's dream didn't fail so much as he (Colossus) didn't work hard enough or sacrifice enough for it. I say "pseudo" because it's not like this realization results in him leaving the Acolytes this issue.
Normally, i'd be all over an All Villain issue, but Exodus and the Acolytes and their quasi-religious procedures are supremely uninteresting. There are no major developments and there's nothing to report regarding Rusty and Skids.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showAmelia Voght, Carmella Unuscione, Colossus, Exodus, Francisco Milan, Frenzy, Harlan Kleinstock, Isaac Javitz, Magneto, Neophyte, Rusty Collins, Scanner (Acolyte), Skids, Sven Kleinstock
Note that Colossus's characterization this issue is pretty much impossible to reconcile with his characterization in Cable 11. In that issue he seemed to have totally embraced the Acolytes' ideology.
Posted by: Michael | December 20, 2017 8:06 PM
Nobody can look at daddy but meeeee!!!!!!
At least it won't be too long before Holocaust blows Space Jonestown from kingdom come.
Posted by: Mortificator | December 20, 2017 8:20 PM
Reading this as a 9 year old, I thought Neophyte was some kind of cool 90's power-derived name like Barrage or Tempo. Further appearances of the character only added to my misinterpretation of the word.
It really is a cool sounding word!
Posted by: Bigvis497 | December 20, 2017 9:53 PM
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