Friday, May 20, 2016
I've considered setting up different tags for proper Nightcrawler and Deadpool comic appearances, and the nonsense strips I do around here; but haven't gotten around to even starting that notion. But every once in a while, we reference actual, bona fide continuity; like Wednesday's strip touching upon today's book! From 1988's Classic X-Men #24, reprinting 1979's X-Men #118, "The Submergence of Japan!" Plot and script by Chris Claremont, plot and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Ric Villamonte.
This month, the X-Men's world tour makes its way from the Savage Land to Japan, which is about to be sunk by Moses Magnum. How the arms dealer is doing that is a mystery, but he also has Mandroid troops that he sends to collect hostages.