What’s up, dudes? It’s a Marvel Comics Christmas with AA and CM Chuck from Just Another Friday Night! We’re talking the Outback era of Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri’s X-Men run! Yes, it’s Uncanny X-Men #230!
The X-Men defeated the Adversary and the world presumes them dead. In truth, they’ve taken over the Reavers’s base in the Australian Outback. Having ousted the cybernetic former tenants, Storm, Havok, Rogue, Dazzler, Psylocke, Wolverine, and Madelyne Pryor test the defenses of their new headquarters. Meanwhile, Longshot explores the lower levels and discovers the hidden stolen treasures of the mercenaries.
The psychometric feedback puts Longshot in a coma, and, after a quick recovery, the X-Men resolve to secretly return the loot. Using his powers, Longshot senses the owner of each item, and with the help of the native mutant Gateway, the team deliver the objects via teleportation. Oh yeah! and it’s Christmas Eve! They even run into children waiting for Santa’s delivery and their former proteges the New Mutants Christmas caroling. Dazzler ends up with a motorbike for her troubles, and Rogue gifts Gateway a wooden flute.
Caroling in a snow storm? Check. Cleaning with weather powers? Yep. Pretending to be Santa’s special helpers while delivering presents? Definitely! So grab a stolen locket, psychically determine it’s owner, and teleport into this episode all about Uncanny X-Men #230!
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Author: Gerry D / AA, CM Chuck
Title: Uncanny X-Men #230 (w/ AA and CM Chuck)