Thursday, February 9, 2012

X-Cutioner's Song: Epilogue Part 1

Uncanny X-Men #297 and X-Force #19 are considered the epilogue to the "X-Cutioner's Song" crossover event discussed in my last post. Uncanny #297 is of particular interest in that Professor Xavier temporarily regains his ability to walk following Apocalypse's extraction of the techno-organic virus Stryfe shot into him (did I mention that Apocalypse saved Prof. X? It's true!).

Issue #297 includes some bonding between Rogue and Gambit, the seed planted for their romantic relations to come, and Beast reminisces with Archangel while rebuilding their old X-Men hangout (Harry's Hideaway bar), destroyed when Jean & Scott were kidnapped by Caliban (issue #294). More ineresting however is the bonding between Jubilee & Xavier after she finds him outside the Weschester estate of his School For Gifted Youngsters, walking around barefoot in the grass...

Jubilation convinces Xavier to try rollerblading, even rolling him right into a swimming pool, bringing the serious man out of his shell and opening up a side that Jubilee or any of the X-Men have seen. As the sun begins to rise, Xavier realizes he is slowly losing use of his legs again, and bids Jubilee farewell, thanking her for an evening more enjoyable than he can remember. His struggle to remain upright after leaving her side is more than obvious to the emotional Jubilee, holding back her tears & searching for the words to offer the dignified leader help to his wheelchair...

*Read more on this issue at Uncanny X-Men.Net!
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