Friday, December 04, 2009


In 1987, Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri brought the X-Men to Edinburgh. Dazzler, Rogue, Psylocke and Longshot had a big fight with Juggernaut on Princes Street...

At the time, I liked Silvestri's art. There was a certain lack of weight to everything and it all looked dashed off, but it was different. In retrospect, it was the first of the "Image" style of art I'd come across.

I like the cheeky Doctor Who reference on this next page. Also the mention of Captain Britain, at this time a Marvel UK character that the US comics ignored almost completely. Claremont was already writing towards his later Excalibur series, which featured Captain Britain prominently.

Next, we have some locals having a chat after the X-Men have sorted out Juggernaut.

Just for the hell of it, here is the cover. It's a goodie.

It was good to see Art Adams draw Longshot again - I liked the original series drawn by him.

A few months after this X-Men issue, Colossus visited Edinburgh. This story had a nice personal touch for me. More anon...

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