In which we meet Miles’s favorite X-Man; Longshot is Secret Wars II done right; we are fairly committed to the idea of Ann Nocenti as a post-apocalyptic daredevil superhero; Longshot is patient zero of the ‘90s; Ricochet Rita is the best; luck is a zero-sum commodity; Mojo is legitimately terrifying; and nuance is Longshot’s secret weakness.
The Body Shop
Several ill-advised body swaps
Rachel Summers Syndrome
The evolution of Art Adams
The metaphysics of luck
The secret origin of pouches
A large number of pop culture allusions
The social economics of jetpacks
A whole lot of social satire and commentary
Luck as a zero-sum commodity
Longshot and Dazzler’s star sigils
Finding (or creating) your comics community
NEXT WEEK: The Trial of Magneto!
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