#comicthursday is looking at Uncanny X-Men 230.
Published in June 1988, written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Marc Silvestri (who was helped by Joe Rubinstein on the cover). This is a stand-alone issue following the events of the Fall of the Mutants.
The X-Men are believed dead, when in reality they have taken cover in the Australian Outback at the former base of defeated villains the Reavers. They are allowing the world to believe their demise in order to protect their loved ones from those seeking to harm the mutant team.
We begin with Storm, who just recently regained her powers, leading a training exercise against Rogue.
The core storyline is introduced when Longshot stumbles on the Reavers stolen treasure, items which can speak to him due to his abilities, and they are mourning the fact they were stolen from their rightful owners.
After some debate on whether this mission is a good use of the X-Mens time, it is decided to return as many items as possible as heroism is not only defeating the bad guy, but doing the right thing.
With the assistance of Gateway, whom Rogue has been trying to bond with, the team jaunts across the world in the blink of an eye, effectively playing Santa Claus.
While returning items in New York, Storm sees the surviving members of the New Mutants, a nice little cameo scene.
A very quick yet touching read, it flows smoothly as its not cluttered with multiple storylines. This issue stands out as I have always loved the Outback team.
The X-Men are at their best at times like this, not fighting some earth shattering villain, but coming together to do some good for a world that hates and fears them.
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Thanks to @crazybaconsandwic I’ve finally got a Rubinstein sketch on my Wolverine 1. I really like how this one tuned out. Now I just need to add the sigs of Frank Miller and Chris Clearmont to the book. #wolverine#marvel
Avengers Annual 7, 1977. This is a terrific book, a first draft of the 90s Infinity War series and therefore of the upcoming movie, though the movie won’t star Adam Warlock, Captain Mar-vell or, um, Pip the Troll. Plus the art by Jim Starlin (also the writer) and @josefrubinstein is phenomenal. In space Warlock finds his kinda-girlfriend Gamora at death’s door, having finally located her kinda-father Thanos, Lord of Death, who apparently wasn’t happy to see her. She croaks, though she’ll come back eventually to join the Guardians of the Galaxy, and we cut to Avengers Mansion where the perfect lineup, to my mind—Cap, Thor, Iron Man, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Beast—are alerted by Captain Marvel and cosmic weirdo Moondragon to the imminent destruction of everything by the vast armada of Thanos and his sun-destroying star gem! Over a number of lavish pages Adam Warlock describes the Lord of Death’s history, ending with his murderous pan-galactic quest to gain the five infinity gems, including leeching power from the stylish gem on Warlock’s forehead while posing as an ally while they fought some other lunatic. Thor and Iron Man noisily fight the armada while the rest of the party sneaks aboard the flagship, to find only Warlock’s pointless chum Pip the Troll, his mind wiped but for every detail of Thanos’s plans. They track him to a distant replica ship where Warlock, then Thor, fight the mad titan, or so his friends call him, until Iron Man can smash the big hollow star gem. Thanos teleports away. Warlock’s been killed, and we see him join Pip, Gamora and all their other dead allies in weirdo paradise.
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Variety is reporting that Spike Lee is circling to direct Sony Pictures' "Nightwatch," a feature film based on the Marvel Comics character. While Lee's involvement is in the early stages, he could potentially helm the project from a script by Cheo Hodari Coker (Netflix's “Luke Cage”). Edward Ricourt (Now You See Me) wrote an earlier draft of the script. Created by Terry Kavanagh, Alex Saviuk and Joe Rubinstein in 1993, the character of Nightwatch is "the alter ego of African-American scientist Dr. Kevin Trench. Trench witnessed a costumed man die battling terrorists while armed with invisibility-generating cloaking devices. The scientist learned that the corpse was an older version of himself, and then went on to steal the futuristic suit of armor to discover the origins of his alternate self. The suit enhanced his physical capabilities, provided him with nanotechnology that healed his wounds, and a cape that responded to his thoughts so that he could glide through the air." The superhero has teamed up with Spider-Man, Captain America, Deathlok, among other heroes, in the comic books. The site adds that the film will be apart of Sony's "Spider-Man" universe, which also includes "Venom," "Silver and Black" and "Morbius, the Living Vampire." What are your guy's thoughts on Spike Lee potentially directing "Nightwatch"? #Nightwatch#SpikeLee#Circling#Direct#SonyPictures#MarvelComics#CheoHodariCoker#EdwardRicourt#TerryKavanagh#AlexSaviuk#JoeRubinstein#SpiderMan#CaptainAmerica#Deathlok#Venom#SilverAndBlack#MorbiusTheLivingVampire#Variety