Writer Warren Ellis
Penciler Casey Jones
Inkers Rob Haynes / Jason Martin / Scott Koblish
Letters RS & Comicraft
Colors Ariane Lenshoek
Cover Dated October 1996
Look at Lockheed, maybe his second cover of this spotlight month? It is, as he is on the back cover of issue 100. Not too bad.
This is the Post-Onslaught issue. The news reports that – The Fantastic Four, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and other members of the Avengers (those poor no-namers!) – are all presumed dead. The news makes a big point of stating that the X-Men have been untouched. ooof! That is going to play well to the flatscans’ fears!
Kurt can’t believe that these heroes are gone and Moira repeats, that the world needs Excalibur, more than ever now.
The Chalk & Cheese. Pryde and Wisdom’s favorite place to go. Wisdom can’t believe that the Prime Minister is going back to only giving Excalibur “some credit” to the events of issue 100. Now that the world may be angry at mutants, he doesn’t want to come off pro-mutant. Or “pro-racism” as I like to think of it. The Labour Leader, on the other hand, is all for Excalibur – which is nice. Kitty isn’t quite a fan of being a political football.
Kitty isn’t comfortable with having the likes of Cyclops and Wolverine being outlaws and her being beloved by the press. Wisdom (I imagine speaking for Ellis, who I read is a lot like him – sort of like John Constantine – who Wisdom is the Marvel counterpart of) goes off about how Cable’s gun is the size of him and that comes off pretty scary. Wisdom goes on to repeat one of the more famous lines about the X-Men – one always knows where they have been, as they leave a trail of destruction, in their wake.
Pryde tries to make the conversation have a lighter tone by pointing out how horrible Wisdom eats, like a man who never knows when his next meal will be or if he will have one.
Muir Island Station. Brian is telling Meggan of a time where he fought beside Captain America. As if Meggan doesn’t recall Excalibur 59 & 60! But Brian’s tale is from before those issues. Brian talks about how America loved Captain America more so than how Britain loved him, as Captain Britain. This doesn’t hurt Brian, as the two countries are vastly different, especially with how they treat their heroes. Meggan hopes that works in the other direction. That Britain will not hate mutants, as much as Americans do. Meggan changes the topic and wants to set a date for their wedding. Which is now, t-minus 23 issues – not like the characters know that.
There is an ad for the film “Alaska” which sounds up my ally. “A missing father. A desperate search. An unforgettable adventure.” A very young Thora Birch (I assume) is in it, as is Charlton Heston! Unfortunately, it isn’t on Netflix. shoot!
On Muir Island. Moira has agreed to release her prisoner to Alistaire. The agency he is now the director of, is called “The Department” – I’m disappointed by the lack of a better title. That mutant is Spoor, and he is very loud. Rory should have stayed away from that fella! He would have had his leg still!
A German Countryside. Amanda has teleported herself, Colossus and Wolfsbane. Amanda is searching for her mother, Margali, and suspects that she returned home. Amanda is going to go inside the house but Wolfsbane takes the lead, as Kurt wants Amanda to stay safe. Once Wolfsbane gets to the door, a siren goes off.
Back at the bar, Wisdom and Pryde are about to leave. As they head outside, they are confronted by four goons. This is such a great scene, as the couple has some real fun banter between each other as they don’t take the threat seriously – as they shouldn’t. Wisdom whispers that Pryde shouldn’t kill any of them. They beat the fools, quick and easy! Wisdom tells Pryde to watch out, as a guy comes from behind her. She is fully aware of that guy, as she’s more of a professional than he is! The two just haven’t worked together, that much.
Pryde goes as far as to say that these fools are a mere workout, and Wisdom only likes to see her get sweaty. She wouldn’t mind some applause and general worshiping. I do like how neither of them needed their powers.
Making this comic hard to read, is two trading cards, one of Reed Richards, drawn by Jim Lee. The other is an Overpower playing card.
The two go to the remaining still conscious guy, for some answers. He is with the American government, he has a message that they are no longer welcome in America. The two head back to Muir Island, they gag him and pretend he is the last prisoner that Alistaire needs. Moira goes along with it, claiming his name is Crimson Goatgouger.
Bullpen Bulletins. Ghost Rider is getting a new costume. Adam Kubert gets a spotlight. There is an Avengers : The Legend, one shot coming out – celebrating 30 years of their history. Not sure why Fantastic Four didn’t get this type of memorial issue.
Checklist for August 28 –
2099 : World of Tomorrow 2
Avengers : The Legend 1
Iron Fist 2 of 2
Marvel Fanfare 2
Silver Surfer 121
Spectacular Spider-Man 239
Venom : The Hunger 3
X-Force / Youngblood
X-Men : Pryde & Wisdom 2 of 3 – Kitty Pryde and Peter Wisdom’s adventure of epic proportations continues! By Warren Ellis and Terry Dodson!
X-Men vs. Brood Day of Wraith 2 of 2
Wisdom claims his power is that he controls people with this voice and he breaths through his fingers. Kitty leaves a note for Alistaire, to let the guy loose, after a bit. Pryde and Wisdom start cracking up, once the plane departs.
What is Colossus doing, putting on his gauntlets while everyone else is relaxing?
Casey likes to draw Lockheed as if he is the size of a dog! I wish we got more scenes of Moira and Kitty together, I feel like they barely talk to each other.
Moira reveals that X-Factor’s current mission is to bring in Xavier. Everyone gets sad, but team morale booster – Pete Wisdom – gets everyone out of the dumps and they head off to a pub, as the issue ends.
SwordStrokes, letters from – Sean Williamson of Freeland, MI and Matt Bib of New Castle, DE.
Next Month : Strange Locales! Surprising Guest Stars!! and a Final Farewell (*sniff sniff*) from Warren Eliis & Carlos Pacheco!!! Not to be messed!!!!
We will be skipping that issue and going to our last issue of Lockheed Month . . . Excalibur 113.
We get preview pages from Heroes Reborn : Fantastic Four and Captain America.
Inside back cover ad is for TNBC shows – Saved by the Bell : The New Class, Hang Time, California Dreams and NBA Inside Stuff. Whenever NBA Inside Stuff came on, I knew it was time to turn off the television and get something to eat.