Story Mark Millar
Pencils David Finch
Inks Art Thibert
Colors Chris Sotomayer
Letters Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Dated May 2003
Return of the King, Part Four of Seven
Turns out, this website has all one hundred issues scanned, so I am going to keep borrowing images from it, as it is both handy and useful :
The North Pole. Magneto is preparing his master plan. Sounds like what he will later successfully accomplish with Ultimatum.
The Citadel’s Infirmary. Cyclops wakes up and starts optic blasting dudes.
There is an ad for the latest Pokemon games, Ruby and Sapphire, for the Game Boy Advance.
Cyclops is in tighty whiteties.
The Citadel, 0200 hours. Magneto steps into the device that Forge created to amplify his powers. Think a higher production version of the machine from the first X-Men film.
Magneto states that the power increase is that of a pocket calculator being made into a super computer. He cam erase tapes in Japan and can change the weather in Hawaii, at the same time.
Magneto sends troops to where Xavier is being kept prisoner. One of the Sentinels says, oh God, which why would a robot be programmed to have that reaction?
The Brotherhood take Xavier to Magneto. He would hate to see his old friend die with all of the humans.
Sabretooth mentioned earlier, how it is a shame that dogs and cats have to die as well. Magneto assures him that an ark was created to keep some animals alive.
As Magneto is about to perform the death strike, Cyclops optic blasts him from behind. Still in his underwear.
Magneto starts to taunt Cyclops and call him names for being alone.
Cyclops gives the awesome line of not being alone, as the Blackbird crashes through the window. I really like how we were not given any hints of the cavalry was on the way.
Scott and Jean continue their cute, Mr. Summers / Ms. Grey routine.
Wolverine cuts Sabretooth’s head clear off.
Cyclops gives Kitty the order to tamper with Magneto’s machine. Which she successfully does.
Magneto, in a last ditch effort, destabilizes the core of a nuclear reactor in Miami, Florida.
The East Coast is set to be destroyed.
I plan on reviewing issue 31 soon