I know you’ve probably given up Hope that I would ever get back to Chuck Austen’s X-Men, and I sincerely apologize. Life got in the way of the blog and this was one of the things that I got behind on. But enough excuses and belly-aching. As of today, Chuck Austen’s X-Men is back and I’ll give it my all to keep it on schedule to until the end! So where were we? Oh, yes!
When last we left our heroes, Alpha Flight had shown up on the Xavier Institute’s doorstep and tried to shut down the school. Through a series of inept movements, a fight broke out until Xavier blackmailed the governor of New York and everything was set right again, except for Sammy Pare going back to an abusive household. Now we go full-tilt into anti-religionism (not a word) with Holy War.
Took Place in
Uncanny X-Men #423-424
Archangel (leader), Nightcrawler (leader?), Iceman, Havok, Polaris, Wolverine, Husk, Chamber
Others You Should Be Aware of
Nurse Annie, Cyclops, Phoenix, Professor X, Jubilee, Skin, Magma
In a Nutshell
A bunch of mutants are crucified on the grounds of the mansion leading to the revelation that no one knew that Nightcrawler had actually become a priest (despite him mentioning it constantly). The investigation turns up the most ridiculous religious-based plan ever.
Before I begin, I’d like to point out that the first issue of this story only cost the reader 25 cents, a full $2 less than a normal issue. This was done to try to bring in fans who had seen the recently released X2: X-Men United. So as you go through here, remember – Marvel was using this to bring in new readers.