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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Obnoxio the Clown versus the X-Men

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Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment!

Today we look at the time Obnoxio the Clown took on the entire X-Men team…

Obnoxio the Clown was the mascot of Marvel’s Crazy magazine. In 1983, he got his own one-shot comic, where he meets the X-Men, as Professor X bizarrely hires him to be the clown at Kitty Pryde’s birthday party…


The problem is that a bad guy attacks at JUST the same time Obnoxio shows up, causing Cyclops to think that the Clown is the bad guy…


However, the REAL bad guy is a villain named Eye Scream, who can turn into…well…ice cream.


The X-Men don’t know that, so they take on Obnoxio…


I love Nightcrawler’s teleporting sneezing jag.

Obnoxio escapes, only to get trapped in the Danger Room…


He eventually escapes and when the X-Men get to Xavier, they discover that Xavier has recovered and dealt with the Eye Scream situation…


While fun, that was one weeeeird issue!