Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Low Content Week: X-Men/Micronauts #1

I've mentioned this one before: X-Men and the Micronauts #1, "First Encounter" Written by Chris Claremont and Bill Mantlo, pencils by Butch Guice, inks by Bob Wiacek. From back in the day when there was only one X-Men book! (Well, and this limited, the first Magik limited series, a reprint book, an annual, and New Mutants that month.)

I was going to say, man, that is a pared-down X-Men roster, but yeah, the New Mutants show up too. Still, I love this opening, and think it would look just amazing animated: an armada of grim, grey warships flying into battle...led by a kinetic, limb-flailing, brightly-colored Bioship. Singing a classic earth folk song. Ah, comics. There's some spotty bits that haven't aged as well in this one, like body-swapping, heroes turned to the dark side, Professor X going evil for I believe the second time at that point...but the good stuff makes up for it.

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