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86 – Legends (Fall of the Mutants, Part 1 of 3)
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In which we begin our 3-part coverage of Fall of the Mutants; Roma is very good at her job; strange things are afoot in Dallas; Mystique’s parenting skills are somewhat lopsided; Neal Conan is awesome; Havok gets a soapbox; Storm and Forge flirt with godhood; Rogue’s costume exists in a state of quantum uncertainty; Colossus is the organic steel wrench in the gears of chaos; and the X-Men die for real (but get better).
- Crossovers vs. events
- The Fall of the Mutants
- Uncanny X-Men #225-227
- A really great marketing campaign
- The Adversary (again)
- The Starlight Citadel
- Retcons as applied pareidolia
- A metaphor that is also a real chess piece
- A sort-of stabbing
- Neal Conan & Manoli Wetherell
- Literally hard-hitting journalism
- A whole new world
- Another variation on the Rogue’s-costume drinking game
- A really improbable plan
- The death and resurrection of the X-Men
- Mutant metabolisms
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