Date: 2017-04-18 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Personal fact: This was the first issue of X-Men I ever read.
And even then, at a very young and foolish age, I don't recall believing Magneto was dead for one second.
Oh, sure, his base has been shot down in flames with no chance of escape. Sure, Charles is reading his mind and telling us Magneto is totally, utterly, definitely, sincerely deal for real this time and we super-double-swear on it, but... c'mon.

Moira's accent seems... a wee bit inconsistent, no?
One sentence she's "your", the next she's "yuir" and "ye're"-ing everywhere.
Make up yuir mind, hen!

... the bit with how Magneto's power is burning out his powers...
Claremont had wanted to do a storyline about mutant powers burning out, didn't he?
Not sure what the whole story was with that, but I can't imagine the higher-ups of Marvel being too onboard with giving the Golden Goose a terminal disease (so to speak).
(Never mind that it's something that just can't really fly in a long-term, ongoing shared universe. Not that Chris seemed to have much intention of sharing by this point.)
Guess since this was his last work, he just decided "the heck with it, what are they going to do? Fire me?"

As far as conclusions to a seventeen year run go... it's not exactly a swan-song. Not the exit seventeen years really deserves, even if said exit wasn't at all willing.
Still, at least Chris managed to leave without going all horribly meta about it, or "FOOLS! You're all doomed without me! DOOMED, I say!"
(... though given what happens to the Hellions a couple of issues later, guessing there was a lot of behind the scenes nastiness.)

Date: 2017-04-19 02:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
At the very least, Claremont made mutant burnout the lynchpin of his X-Men Forever series, which more or less picked up where this issue left off.

Date: 2017-04-19 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
I dunno any backstory here, but the bit about Magneto burning out was a bit different. It was the wound Magneto got in issue #1, combined with Cortez prescribing a diet of round-the-clock energy drinks in place of actual rest, that made his strength start seesawing so wildly that at one point he couldn't even defend himself against Logan...

...and the next, could just BARELY MUSTER THE ENERGY to hold together his whole asteroid for like twelve minutes after a literal planet-killer threw 200 volcanoes' worth of plasma at it, while also magnetically neutralizing the triggers of multiple nuclear warheads. It's kind of a plot-convenient health condition, and relies on Magneto being unusually gullible. but at least it's an internally consistent one.

Date: 2017-04-18 08:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
I never quite got how that Cortez con-man was able to remotely seize control of SHIELD's orbital super-weapon. Or even knew of its existence.

Date: 2017-04-19 12:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Is this before that story we recently saw scans from that had X-Men and Avengers alike trying to bring Magneto in?

And man, now I remember why I didn't like Moira -- reading her is such a headache.

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