Writer / Penciler Alan Davis
Inker Mark Farmer
Letterer Chris Eliopoulos
Colorist Glynis Oliver
Cover Dated Late January 1993
We catch up with Rachel, who we haven’t seen in quite a while. The Phoenix Force has been healing her, it has also been learning so much about life, through her eyes. Rachel is on a different planet, one that is about to be consumed by Galactus! Rachel tries to tell Galactus to not feed on this planet, as it does contain life. Which has never stopped him before. Rachel blows up his machien and now he is angry.
Earth. Brian and Kurt are fighting, it is a fair fight as Cerise has given Kurt some armor. Kurt believes he has the advantage but Brian is still faster than him.
Meggan doesn’t like that they are fighting, but Kitty corrects her that they are merely training. Kurt knocks Brian out, which surprises everyone.
Brian comes to his senses, more embarrassed than anything. Brian hasn’t been sleeping, wanting to seek out Sat-yr-9 and punish her for killing Courtney Ross. This upsets Meggan, as he (foolishly) said that is the only thing that matters.
Kurt has yet another “how to love Meggan, properly” chat with Brian.
At a radio station, with DJ Scott Wright. A lady chauffeur arrives, to take him to a television station – his star is on the rise. The chauffeur is really part of the villain group, the Warpies, he tries to impress them than he is actually, microMAX. They are not that impress, as they already knew that. I didn’t know he was a DJ.
The issue, twice now, as cut to this beautiful full page splashes of Rachel fighting Galactus.
Beneath Braddock Manor. Kitty and Lockheed are trying to figure out what is wrong with the mastermind computer, its organic circuitry isn’t operational anymore. Feron is down there, as he won’t take a hint or become useful. He refuses to aid Kitty, yet doesn’t leave her side. I love this Kitty, super feisty! Feron is suppose to be learning social skills, but his base personality of being a jerk, is a huge obstacle.
Feron tries to compare himself to Kitty, both of them had elders that were guiding and protecting them. Feron had monks and Kitty had the X-Men, but the X-Men never sheltered her. Kitty is about to get loud with Feron when . . .
Widget crashes into the room! It isn’t in its cute ball form but in its humanoid form. It warns Sentinels are coming, and it disappears again. This story, will be what Davis & Farmer are leading up to.
Kitty is going to inform Kurt but she wants Feron to keep hooking up the computers. If he doesn’t, Lockheed has permission to scorch Feron!
Another beautiful Rachel v Galactus page.
Brian has taken Meggan to the Braddock Summer Cottage, on England’s South coast. Those Braddocks, sure had money! The young couple are having fun, playing in the ocean and enjoying each other’s company. They have decided to take a week off, and enjoy a brief vacation. Brain has decided to fully accept his position as Captain Britain, both on Earth and in the Captain Britain Corps. Brian finally musters up the courage, after two days, of finally proposing to Meggan! So great! It will still take twice as many issues (64 of them!) to get to issue 125, where they finally get married! Sadly, the scene ends with them in the target of some goon.
Since Rachel stopped Galactus from feeding, he isn’t nearly as strong as he should be – so she has a chance. He gets real with her, that he and the Phoenix Force stink of death and destruction. Galactus, coldly, draws her attention to how she was trying to save this foreign planet but in their duel, she has destroyed it.
Excalibur has come together for a debriefing. Kurt mentions how this is Widget’s ninth cryptic message. Their phone rings, Kitty answers to discover Alistaire on the other end. He has been searching for those who killed his sister, but he has gotten too close. The issue ends with him being knocked out!
Sword Strokes, letters are from – Dietmar Dath of Germany / Daniel Hazard Jr of Milwaukee, WI / Jeff Maccubbin of Baltimore, MD / Dor Rumsower of Forestville, CA wrote a nice poem. Matthew Pearson of the United Kingdom, Derek E. Wright of Sale Creek, TN, Jason P. Arnold of Canada and Richard Olney of Syracuse, NY – all wrote letters, as well.
Next issue has Excalibur v RCX, while Phoenix faces her future.
Inside back cover ad is for Wayne’s World VCR Board Game! So silly
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Lockheed next appears in Excalibur 64, so that will be the next issue we review.