Writer Brian K. Vaughan
Penciller Andy Kubert
Inker Danny Miki
Colorist Justin Ponsor
Letterer Virtual Calligraphy Chris Eliopoulos
Cry Wolf, Part One of Four
Cover Dated October 2004
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Xavier Institute for Gifted Children. Westchester, New York. Jean is outside, meditating. Scott shows up, his mother didn’t sign the permission slip, so he didn’t go with the rest of the X-Men to Coney Island. I guess Ultimate Scott still has his mother in his life. I’m sure Scott’s mother doesn’t sign permission to all of their foreign locations or impromptu adventures. I can imagine Xavier drawing a line at fun activities. Once a month, Jean’s telepathy starts affecting her telekinesis. Jean comments on the sunset, but Scott sees it, like everything else, red. Jean gets him to take off his glasses and blast into the sky. So he can see normally for that little bit. Could thing Xavier owns all of the property for miles on end.
Coney Island. Brooklyn, New York. Colossus is trying out one of those strong man games, but it isn’t budging much.
Colossus gets super frustrated, as he knows he is much stronger than the game lets on. He makes a reference to Illyana, so this is the issue that she is mentioned in Ultimate X-Men 18. That’s sort of cool that I bought both of these appearances for Christmas.
Rogue and Bobby are going to go to the Spin ‘n’ Puke, and Bobby invites Kitty – which she is thrilled to be a third wheel.
Storm and Wolverine are going to roam about.
Dazzler is left behind with Colossus, she doesn’t like being called, Dazzler. That is her band name, her name is Ali – I will try to remember that. Ali, like Beast, suspects that Xavier messed with her mind to make her join the team. Ali keeps coming on super strong and Colossus isn’t making a move.
Storm and Wolverine come across the ‘freak show’ tent which upsets Storm. We get the first appearances of Ultimate Wolfsbane, Puck and Great Lakes Avengers’ Big Bertha, as well as Spiral. Wolverine tries to calm her down. We start seeing that Gambit is stalking various members of the team. Storm feels back for Nightcrawler and Angel, as their mutations means that they can’t be out in the public.
We see that Nightcrawler and Angel are in a Danger Room Pirate scenario. Angel wonders if they are going to get into trouble and Nightcrawler suspects Xavier is off rehearsing a dumb speech. Turns out, Xavier is enjoying watching the session.
Rogue is in the bathroom, so Kitty decides to lay into Bobby. She doesn’t like Rogue as she use to work for Magneto and when she was in Weapon X, she messed up Bobby pretty well. Bobby has since forgiven Rogue as she wasn’t in her right mind, at that time. Kitty’s third example is that Rogue nearly killed the insane Mister Sinister, Bobby says that he was trying to kill them, so that is pretty reasonable.
Bobby doesn’t like it that Kitty references how a guy can’t really be dating a girl he can’t touch.
Bobby wants her to stop. Kitty wants him to admit that he is only dating Rogue so that he can avoid being in a real relationship. Bobby kisses Kitty and she’s been desperate to be in a relationship, so she kisses him back. Rogue witnesses this.
Rogue makes her way over to her boyfriend and straight punches out that hussy, Ms. Pryde! She will spend the rest of the issue knocked out.
Gambit asks if there is anything wrong here.
oh, Gambit, does anyone look good with a perm? I haven’t seen any evidence to prove otherwise.
Bobby turns into Iceman and Gambit takes him out.
The other four X-Men hear the ruckus and come over.
Gambit has been training and can now make killer shots and brings down an entire Ferris wheel, with one card.
Wolverine gives some orders and he takes on Gambit.
Wolverine pops his claws and Gambit brings out out his bo staff. He breaks it over Wolverine’s head.
Gambit grabs one of Wolverine’s claws, which must really cut up his hand, right? He starts charging Wolverine’s skeleton and Wolverine sheathes his claws as he doesn’t want to explode. Now, I really want to see Gambit do that to Wolverine, with his healing power, he can take the beating and it would be a cool thing for Gambit to do.
Instead, Gambit charges his bo and places it in Logan’s mouth and explodes his skull.
Issue ends with Gambit telling Rogue that he has been charged with stealing her away.
I own the other three chapters to this storyline, so I will review those one of these days.