I had originally meant to post this first, before my review of X-Men Unlimited 43, but these things happen.
As I commented over there :
Aw, the solo Lockheed issue that was meant to explain where Lockheed was during his absence from Excalibur 125 and Kitty’s return to the X-Men in Uncanny 360. There is a hint that Lockheed believes Kitty is dead (or missing) and Kitty never mentions Lockheed – like, at all! – so we are suppose to assume that she believes he is missing and / or dead from this unexplained story.
Yet, this story – at most – can only take place over a few weeks and not the months she spends with the X-Men.
That little detail has always ruin this solo Lockheed story for me. But the story itself, I really like. Lockheed, being drawn by his co-creator, Paul Smith, in a cute done in one (half) fashion.
I would be cool if we were treated to more adventures of Lockheed as what is he up to when he isn’t with the X-Men all of those times?
I just find issue with the placement of continuity but that isn’t the creative team’s fault so I try to still enjoy the story on its own.
Since I typed all of this on my own, I feel okay with just copying and pasting it here.
I’m sure at the time I read this, which would have been when it was originally printed – which it is cover dated April 2003 – I wouldn’t have recognize it as being THE Paul Smith, Lockheed’s co-creator, on art duties.
Stephen Grant wrote the story.
The issue itself also has a New Mutants story in it. Magik is there in a flashback sequence, so I will be reviewing both stories when I do the review for the issue proper.
That story is done by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz.