In which Jay returns from Latveria; Sabretooth is significantly less menacing in French; Fabian Nicieza takes the reins; X-Force wins our hearts and minds; Gideon plunders Flash Gordon’s wardrobe; Crule does not actually rule; Rictor was right; Ship is the friend who helps you move, but better; the X-Force kids strike out on their own; and it’s probably impossible to explain Joseph too much.
The secret origin of Gideon
How to get deported from Latveria
Marvel en français
Some gratuitous posturing
What the actual Domino has been up to
One hell of an outfit
A comical mix-up
A somewhat radical cosmology
A very dramatic strike force
A four-page spread
A fight for one is a fight for all
The death of Copycat
Things only Cable and Domino could do
Joseph (more) (again)
Marvel style and its evolution
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Art by David Wynne. No print this week, but you can contact David to purchase the original!
In which we ring in the new year with Cable’s on-page debut; it’s really the ’90s now; we enter the third major era of New Mutants; what Liefeld lacks in craft he makes up for in energy; we pitch a new “What if–” line; Rusty and Skids are terrible superheroes; X-Factor has probably given up on a lot of things; we speculate at gratuitous length on the content of Cable’s pouches; you have reason to go to the devil; and Cable makes a lot more sense when you realize he’s of, by, and for teenagers.
How the Legacy Virus got loose
New Mutants #86-89
Cable’s on-page debut
The third major era of New Mutants
A shift in the balance of power
A comics shop to probably avoid if you time-travel back to the mid 1990s
The stupid adventures of Rusty & Skids
Yet another Acts of Vengeance tie-in
An accidental prison break
Cops, or maybe protestors
The Mutant Liberation Front
A goody two-shoes man-stealing redheaded werewolf
Spooning with Cable
NEXT EPISODE: X-Factor kicks it Silver Age.
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