Writer Chris Claremont
Artist Ron Wagner
Letterer Michael Heisler
Colorist John Wilcox
He-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed Tom DeFalco
Cover Dated February 1991
Girls’ School From Heck Part Three of Three
Lockheed isn’t in issues 31 and 32. It only took us two years to review these three issues! This is Claremont’s final issue of Excalibur.
This issue also concludes Lockheed Month! How fitting!
Issue opens with Kitty and Huntsman tracking Miss Rutherford to leave town for a bit so that they and several other students can get to the football game. Rutherford is under the impression that she is going to meet with Courtney Ross and get a giant loan from the bank. She gets on one train and the other students get on another.
Mesmero is testing out his control over Excalibur. I’m surprised Lockheed is there as I wouldn’t think he would be under mind controlled. Maybe he’s just watching over the team and not understanding what the problem is. Mesmero is tempted to make it so that Rachel falls in love with Alistaire but chooses not too. His villain days, he’s trying, to put them behind him. Alysande shows up, Mezmero can’t mesmerize her. He wonders why he is able to do it to her twin brother but not her. Probably due to all of that military training. Captain Britain punches her unconscious.
On the train. The young ladies are trying their routine. Their train passes by the train that is carrying Miss Rutherford. Kitty tells the gals that she is Shadowcat of Excalibur. They have the nerve to get mad at her for not telling her. She is meant to share all of her secrets, while they were being extremely rude to her. The get to the stadium, they have to share the same locker room the American cheerleaders, who are older and built like supermodels.
We learn the Fenris twins are the ones trying to employ Mesmero. But it isn’t Mesmero, it is Meggan and a huge fight breaks out.
At the stadium. The audience is getting behind the students and their routine, which makes sense as they are the hometown team.
Naturally, the battle take place right next to the stadium. Kitty sees the Phoenix Effect and knows that Excalibur is back home. She ditches the routine to help assist her old team. Captain Britain is the first to see Kitty. The girls leave the field to help Kitty. Which is odd as what are they going to do to help?
Meanwhile, Kitty comes across Mesmero. He promises he isn’t going to take advantage of her, too much – the sicko! Lockheed gets so angry!
Lockheed and Kitty are reunited! Excalibur snaps out of their stance. Mesmero is trying to get away, as are Fenris but the school girls are there to block their path.
Unfortunately, the American cheerleaders won the competition. Excalibur is finally reunited after 20 issues!
Courtney Ross brokers a deal that the football players will use Miss Rutherford’s school as a training ground. So everybody wins!
The Letters Page is filled with letters from – Tim Ellsworth from Canton, OH; Nathan Little from Lafeayette, CO; Tracy Schmick; John Tze-Change Wu aka Briareos Hechatonchires and Christopher Dain Burton. The Letters Page ends with an announcment of a Kitty Pryde fanzine and fan club. Jeffrey C. Young, Editor/typist; Robert J. Spassov, President and Marson Fedrick, Vice President. I would have sent a letter, though I probably would have just sent it to Mr. Spassov. I wonder how long it lasted.
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With this, our second annual Lockheed Month comes to an end. Thank you every body for making it a huge success!
April is our next event month, when we celebrate . . . DAREDEVIL!!!