X-Men: Some stuff about 51-100

So its a lot harder to just pick 10 goofy or relevant things to tell you about X-Men 51-100.  Part of it is that from issues 67  through 93 Marvel starting reprinting earlier stories with new covers.  67 was a reprint of the first appearance of the Juggernaut and they simply went on from there, oftening reprinting two issues in a single issue.  From 1970 to 1975 X-Men was basically not a series.  I can’t even fathom how angry fans must have been.  Luckily Lein Wein came along in 1975 and published Giant Sized X-Men.  Once that happened everything changed as Chris Claremont started writing the monthly series and Chris was not afraid to have just as much if not more drama than action.  But I now bring you tidbits.  Little interesting nuggets of information that are fact in the context of issues 51-100.  They may not all be funny, but they will be informative and entertaining.  And in the future I may have to look at smaller issue sets to do.

Polaris is Magneto’s daughter, but not really!

Angel was his own superhero before the X-Men, known as the Avenging Angel!

Professor X isn’t dead!  Surprise!  But he stayed dead for like 23 (#42-65) issues just so he could get the jump on these aliens!

Iceman and Havok get violent over who gets to date Polaris!

When the new X-Men are introduced the old X-Men leave with no explanation other than its time to move on.  Well except Cyke.  Either way the new line up is Colossus, Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Thunderbird, and Sunfire

Wolvie’s a Canuk, aye.

Did I say Sunfire and Thunderbird?  Cause Sunfire kind of immediately left after one issue and Thunderbird kind of died next issue.

Eric the Red shows up!  But wait, Cyclops made up Erik the Red so he could have a costume to fool the baddies, how does that work?

Evidently when Beast left he went and became all blue and furry.  Or gray at first and then blue.  And then became an Avenger.  I learned that on Wikipedia since it didn’t happen in the pages of X-Men so no picture for you! Okay maybe one pic.

So that whole thing the movies and cartoons do where there’s the whole sexual tension between Wolverine and Jean when they meet?  Not so much in the comic.

Nightcrawler’s holographic cover up is stylin’ fraulein!


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