Thursday, March 19, 2009

A caption box, a footnote, two thought balloons, and six word balloons.

I count Kitty/Karza and Xavier's balloons as one each...

Yeah, suck it, decompression! Back in the day of four issue miniseries, with three superhero teams, and two writers; no one involved had time to fool around. From X-Men/Micronauts #1, "First Encounter" Written by Chris Claremont and Bill Mantlo, pencils by Butch Guice, inks by Bob Wiacek.

Anyway, we've mentioned Micronauts #37 before here, but this panel's where Nightcrawler finally gets to show the other X-Men he wasn't insane, drunk, and/or lying about the tiny aliens that wrecked the living hell out of the Danger Room. Also, it's already the second time that Professor X would go evil; the first was just for a fill-in, the third was the charm with Onslaught.

I still love this series, even though it's doubtless overwritten to within an inch of its life, it features the New Mutants much more prominently than I care for, and between them both the X-Men and the Micronauts should be able to come up with about a dozen alternate means of shrinking or enlarging themselves. Still all kinds of fun. With the rights for the Micronauts long gone, it'll never be reprinted, but you can find it easily enough. Chop-chop!

1 comment:

SallyP said...

Oh God, Micronauts.