In which Spotlight on Starjammers is basically a RPG module; Jay may or may not have developed superpowers; artfully tattered clothing is a Summers family tradition; the Starjammers kill a planet; Raza may or may not be super progressive; and Professor X dies (again).
- The T-Bomb
- Spotlight on Starjammers #1-2
- The Starjammers (more) (again)
- The space plank
- The Groff System
- Vam & Mer
- Cr’eee’s dubious past
- Several really on-the-nose planets
- Doki-Doki Universe
- A critical comma
- The expected endurance of the Starjammer
- A Shi’ar imperial poop fight
- Many cameos
- An entirely gratuitous superhero slugfest
- Death Phoenix
- Bald Phoenix
- Several dropped plot threads
- Our thoughts on ResurrXion
- Creative teams vs. characters
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Ever heard of something called “The Draco”?
No, not the blonde guy from Harry Potter. The “Draco” I’m talking about is an Uncanny X-Men arc where Chuck Austen retconned Nightcrawler’s origin story to involve a father from an ancient race of demon-looking mutants long exiled to a hell dimension by a bunch of quasi-angelic counterparts.1
The Draco is one of the worst arcs of Austen’s already fairly shaky 2 run; and generally considered to be one of the worst X-Men stories ever. It’s the continuity equivalent of awkward makeouts at your company Christmas party: everyone does their best to politely pretend that it never happened, and if anyone brings it up, everyone familiar with the story gets acutely embarrassed by proxy.
I am telling you about The Draco not because it has any relevance whatsoever to X-Men: Evolution–it doesn’t–but so that you will understand where the bar sits when I tell you that “Shadowed Past” is my least favorite take on Nightcrawler’s origin story.