Writer Michael Higgins
Penciler Ron Lim
Inker Joe Rubinstein
Colorist Glynis Wein
Letterer Agustin Mas
Cover Dated March 1990
We kick off Lockheed Month!
So Cross Time Caper took so long that they needed breaks from time to time, I imagine to try to break up all of the alternate universe fun. That storyline just went on forever. It is a publication practice that modern Marvel wouldn’t have done, to have fill-in stories. They probably would have made this a one-shot or something or just bit the bullet on the delay.
Issue opens with a married couple in Edinburgh. They are taking pictures of the scenery, when the mountain they are on starts to rumble. The mountain is known as, Arthur’s Seat. An energy force comes over them, they are now inside stone cocoons. This giant of a blue man, Demon Druid, announces that he is alive again!
Over at the Lighthouse, Meggan is making herself look like a monster as that is how she feels. Kurt is trying to soothe her but she calls him a monster and flies off. She feels horrible about calling him that and Kurt hates that Brian is putting her through all of this. Brian is spending more and more time with Courtney Ross. Or who he believes is Courtney Ross but really is Sat-yr-9 (her doppelganger).
London. Brian and Sat-yr-9 are out on the town. She invites him into her home. She sees Meggan flying about and tries to distract Brian from looking. Meggan spots the couple and flies off again. Brian believes he saw Meggan’s flight signature. He goes inside, regardless.
Meggan sees the energy signature at Arthur’s Seat and goes to investigate. The signature is turning into an energy version of Stonehenge. She shifts into a form of ‘Not Godzilla’ and goes on the attack. Demon Druid and her start fighting. He wants to use her for a better power source than the couple.
London. In a page that seems like Lim wanted to just ensure that he could sell the page later, Sat-yr-9 is in some lingerie. She’s watching television and sees the big fight.
Edinburgh. Kitty and Rachel are dressed to go out, in their respected styles. They were hoping to go to a bar called, Witchery by the Castle. When they open the door, it looks like a bar that bikers would be scared to go into. Disappointed, they walk away. They see the lights and Rachel shifts their clothes into their uniforms. Kitty isn’t pleased by this. It does bring up the question, does Rachel reset their clothes once the adventure is over? Does Kitty have to remind her to do so? Is that outfit gone completely? Do they just buy dirty rags and have Rachel turn the material into better outfits?
Demon Druid senses an even more powerful force and gets distracted from Meggan. Poor Meggan, she is always being replaced. The force he senses is Rachel and her Phoenix powers. Meggan is placed into one of those stone cocoons.
Kitty attacks first, and tries phasing into him – which hurts both of them. Demon Druid and the electric Stonehenge disappear as does the stone cocoons.
Sometime later. Poor Meggan is going through a lot this issue.
Kitty is tinkering away on a device that should solve the problem. Look at sweet Lockheed just watching on. As a fan of the dragon, that’s all I’m asking for in today’s artist. Just have him be near by.
This is during the awkward phase where Kurt is having feelings for Meggan.
I like Kitty being the gadget person of the team. It is a good role for her and she rarely gets to do it outside of Excalibur. It helps that Captain Britain is also a scientist, so they balance each other other. Kitty is the tech and Brian is the higher science guy.
Speaking of whom, Brian comes in. Meggan is excited to see him and update him on what has been happening and he just straight up yells at everyone to leave him alone. Rude!
Look how supportive Lockheed is in that first panel! Poor little guy fell asleep!
Kitty has also fallen asleep working on that device. Captain Britain wakes her up, he has concluded perfecting the device.
Kitty is talking and Meggan has the nerve to ask her to quiet down, Meggan is trying to watch television. Kitty is about to make a comment about how Meggan can watch cartoons later but she notices Meggan is watching the news, and stops.
Demon Druid is back! He’s at the Darkmoor Research Facility. Demon Druid is back up to making his light show version of Stonehenge. Kitty says that they are not ready. Captain Britain wants her to get ready and flies off like a jerk and the hot head that he is.
Kitty is ready, Kurt teleports the rest of the team to Darkmoor, which exhausts him. Him teleporting so many and so far, reminds me of What If V2 33, so I was a little worried. Even though I know that Kurt doesn’t die until Second Coming but still, I don’t want that guy being hurt.
Kitty explains to Widget how important he is to the plan. Odd that they teleported with Widget and Phoenix as that’s what’s causing them to teleport to all of the alternate Earths during Cross Time.
The team wants Captain Britain to stop fighting Demon Druid but the hot head isn’t listening. We get the cover image, as Rachel has to stop his attacks.
Kitty is ready. Rachel links Kitty’s mind with Demon Druid. Kitty’s device opens a portal to where he wanted to go and he goes peacefully.
Captain Britain wakes up and everyone chastises him, as they should.
Not a bad done in one.