Sunday, December 28, 2014

"The End" Week: Exiles #100!

The Malibu title with this name ended far earlier (as we saw last year!) but with more surprises: from 2008, Exiles #100, "Home is Where the Heart Is" Written by Chris Claremont, pencils by Tom Grummett, inks by Scott Hanna.

If you're not up on this book's premise, luckily for you, it included a reprint of the Judd Winick/Mike McKone first issue: the team was comprised of mutants pulled from alternate realities, put together to try and contain "damaged" realities before other timelines were infected. Fan favorite Blink from Age of Apocalypse was the first recruit; followed by Nocturne, daughter of an alternate Nightcrawler, and a Thunderbird that had been mutated by Apocalypse. And in the hundredth issue, all three leave the team. Morph (also from the AoA, except not) was the only original Exile remaining. It's up to you if the characters leaving had earned their happy endings, or if Claremont was clearing house and stacking the books with characters he wanted, like an alt-Shadowcat, and Psylocke and Sage from the 616-Marvel Universe proper.

A hundred issues is a pretty solid run, and this wasn't the end of the book: it would get a new first issue with New Exiles #1. (The latter would run for eighteen issues.)

1 comment:

Dale Bagwell said...

Not a bad premise really, with some cool ideas explored. I was into it initally because of Blink.