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I thought a lot about which of my favourite characters to include in this post, but ultimately decided that "You never forget your first" and went with MY entry-level X-Man; Kitty Pryde.

I first started buying superhero comics with X-Men 131, which was in the middle of her debut story, against the newly introduced Hellfire Club. She was a gawky teenager, not particularly pretty and she was in over her head with the circumstances and was, frankly and rather refreshingly, not only brave and resourceful, but openly terrified and STILL taking risks to help people she barely new (Which I can always respect). But the X-Men Hellfire Club can be cover in more detail in other posts... if we haven't already... much check on that.

Shadowcat - Mutant, teenager, kickass fighter, good friend and really, REALLY bad enemy to make )
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From Excalibur Annual #2 back in 1994. This was about eight years after Cypher was killed, and about three months after Douglock was introduced in the pages of "The Phalanx Covenant", and was perhaps meant to provide a primer..

A Change of Worlds... )
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a night out at the pub!


This is an unsual issue in that it has four different pencillers; David Williams, Mike Wieringo, Jeff Moy and Mike Miller, the art shifts are a little jarring at times, and Brian Braddock's hair approaches the hilarious at times, but try not to let that distract you..

Hi-jinks ensue )
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Mentioned in this post, on the subject of societies without gods, there's The Uncreated. From issue #90 of Warren Ellis' Excalibur run, Kitty and Pete Wisdom break into a Black Air facility where Kitty inadvertently releases a group of aliens with a somewhat unusual theistic position...

Uncreated Preview

What would you call that, exactly? Deuscide?

Read more... )
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Been reading through old X-Men related comics for a while now, and I've just reached this point in Excalibur that provides an interesting counter point to, shall we say, current event:

7 pages from Excalibur #52 )
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Given all the fuss about the Phoenix of late, I thought this might be timely, or possibly far too late.. but it has Alan Davis on art, so I just don't care.... Look on this as one of my "Accentuate the Positive" posts in reply to much of AvX if you like...

Alan Davis' version of 'What IS the Phoenix?' )
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My choice combines what would've been my choice for favorite artist (Alan Davis) and a legendary writer who hadn't devolved into a cliched hack yet (Chris Claremont). I give you:

Any resemblence to Sliders is coincidental. )
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Look on it more as a bit of a late tribute to the late Mr Wagner.

I hunted for this issue in my backissue boxes for OPM week but couldn't find it until a couple of days ago, and as a moment, it's just brilliant.

It's the fur, chicks dig the fur... )
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I figured we're all familiar with the happy-go-lucky, exuberant side of Nightcrawler by now, so I thought I would provide a little contrast by taking a look at some of the character's darker hours - some of them rarely talked about, but absolutely crucial to his development.

Kurt Wagner under the cut. )
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When we first met Rahne Sinclair, back in the New Mutants Graphic novel, she was a terrified 13 year old, being pursued across her Scottish island home by a literal pack of torch-wielding villagers, led by the Reverend Craig, a Presbyterian minister of, even by Presbyterian standards, excessively strict views. (Translation - The man was nuttier than squirrel shit and had about as much to do with the Christian concepts of love and charity as a slug has to do with tap dancing)

Awesomeness and an unfortunate 1990's costume within.. ) i
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Here's the climax of EXCALIBUR #16, when the team was bouncing across parallel universes, like a proto-EXILES. I posted a page of this once before, as it involved the first (and only?) time Kitty Pryde ever killed someone.

All the Excalibur members have been separated from each other and lost their powers, and Kurt has just found out he may have mixed up his good guys and bad guys in this world.

suggested tags: char: captain britain/brian braddock, char: meggan, char: nightcrawler/kurt wagner, char: phoenix/marvel girl/rachel summers, char: shadowcat/kitty pryde, creator: chris claremont, creator: alan davis, group: excalibur, publisher: marvel comics, title: excalibur

Hey, that giant tentacle monster looks familiar )
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Title: Excalibur #65 - "White Lies, Dark Truths" (1993, Marvel, 22 pages)
Creators: Alan Davis (writing and art)
Availability: Out of Print, at least until Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis v.3 shows up (and it damn well better!)

Two-point-five pages in which Kurt and Brian are rather awesome.

Have I mentioned that I really miss Davis-on-Davis Excalibur? )
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Title: Excalibur #62 - "Of Birth, Death, and the Confused, Painful Bit In Between" (1993, Marvel, 22 pages)
Creators: Alan Davis (writing and art)
Availability: Out of Print (at least until Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis v.3 hits)

In the course of investigating strange happenings at St. Oswald's church, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, and Cerise are ambushed by a group of strange individuals calling themselves the Seraphim. Rather than actually get beaten down, Kurt plays 'possum and allows himself to be taken to the Seraphim's base.

And thus the stage is set for a Nightcrawler Crowning Moment of Awesome. )
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While rifling through the $.50 bin of my LCS I stumbled across Excalibur #40 "The Trial of Lockheed." Now I know very little about Excalibur but I love Lockheed so I picked it up without really reading it. It wasn't until later that I realized what a delightful piece of crack I had picked up. By the request of several people from my previous Lockheed post I am posting a few scans here. About 4 1/3 pages.

The premise: Lockheed is injured from something that happened in a Previous Issue. He's in surgery.

If you ever wanted to know how what the inner monologue of a dragon sounds like... )

tag wranglers:

char: lockheed, char: shadowcat/kitty pryde, char: nightcrawler/kurt wagner, title: Excalibur


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