Monday, January 19, 2015
Epic Beards of Review: The Uncanny X-Men #206 (Comic-a-Day #19)
The Uncanny X-Men #206, JUN 86 (w) Chris Claremont (a) John Romita, Jr and Dan Green
This issue opens with Storm rescuing a couple from a mugging---without her powers. She's still a formidable opponent, and makes easy work of these hooligans. Storm is herself then confronted by San Fran's finest, and makes a new friend in Lieutenant Bree Morrel, perhaps a friend when she needs it most.
Obviously still reeling from events with The Beyonder, the X-Men are hiding out at the residence/offices of one Jessica Drew (previously Spider-Woman) and her investigator partner. The neighborhood is supposedly haunted, so that's how the mutant menace can slouch around without being noticed much.
There's some weird scene here with the new Phoenix is balancing dirty dishes on her way to the kitchen when Rogue excitedly mentions they received a postcard from Cyclops, Madelyn Pryor and baby. Rachel drops the dishes and she freaks out quite a bit.
Kitty Pryde heads out on a date, only to find the craziness of Freedom Force back in full...force intent on apprehending the X-Men again. they've recruited a new Spider-Woman to join the ranks and fight surprisingly well as a team. Some bold moves by the X-Men turn disastrous, and it looks as though Freedom Force is going to win...