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Angelophile ([personal profile] angelophile) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-02-25 11:32 pm

An X-men classic - Storm vs. Callisto

For Black History Week.

Back in Uncanny X-men #170, Angel had been kidnapped by the Morlocks to be their leader, Callisto's, love slave (hey thar Claremont) and Kitty is dangerously ill, thanks to the Morlock Plague. Which leaves the X-men with no choice - the only way to save their friends is to claim the right of leadership over the Morlocks and the only way to do that is by defeating Callisto. Step forward... Nightcrawler! But apparently the leader of the X-men has other ideas...

Storm 1

Storm 2

Storm 3

Storm 4

Storm 5

Lesson #1 in Don't Fuck With Storm class.

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[personal profile] cleome45 2011-02-26 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
Paul Smith's stuff didn't do it for me. It was technically nice, but it always felt so... hollow. I could admire it up to a point, but I never warmed to it.

I also remember, at the time, being once again irritated about the whole "ugly"-people (especially women) are evil and bad-- again. I suppose as she got to be more sympathetic, Callisto got more conventionally attractive, right?
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[personal profile] zenbro 2011-02-26 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
Yes. Same thing happened to Marrow as well. She went from skull-with- female-features to a button-nosed fairy princess with cute horns.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2011-02-26 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
the most evil mutants are usually pretty attractive. Usually the ugly mutants are just kind of thuggish. The pretty ones want to conquer and enslave. The ugly one are just stand-offish and short tempered.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-02-26 12:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Before Morrison came along, we'd had Marrow, Skin, Penance and Chamber as students/X-Men, which perhaps wasn't a massive step in the right direction, but seems to have been at least a start.

IIRC around the time the story above came out, Claremont had plans to make Caliban a resident of the X-Mansion, replacing Cerebro as "handy mutant tracker", but changed his mind.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-02-26 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it's the other way round in this case, for at least some of the characters. Whilst some of the Morlocks were the "non-pretty mutant" kind, a lot of them were normal looking but let Masque alter them so they weren't normal looking as a sort of gang initiation.

[personal profile] tpsreports 2011-02-26 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
You see I love Smith's work but maybe it's because these are the X-men I grew up with.