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Month of Cool Avengers/X-Men Comic Book Moments – Rogue’s Special Coin Trick

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All month long we will feature brand-new Cool Avengers and X-Men Comic Book Moments in celebration of their fiftieth anniversaries this month. Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I’ve featured so far over the years.

Today we look at Rogue finding out one of the more ingenious ways of breaking into the Hellicarrier…

In Uncanny X-Men #182 (written by Chris Claremont and drawn by John Romita Jr. and Dan Green), Rogue discovers that Michael Rossi has been captured by SHIELD while doing some spying on the organization (as he knew that the Hellfire Club had infiltrated SHIELD). Rossi was Carol Danvers Air Force mentor as well as her former lover. So Rogue (who was then still in possession of all of Danvers’ memories and emotions on top of all of Rogue’s own memories and emotions) was driven to go rescue him. Her method of entry was audacious and quite clever on Claremont’s part (and well drawn by Romita and Green)…





The downside, though, is that when Rogue takes Rossi to the Danvers family beach house to recover, he discovers why she knows so much about him…



Brutal stuff. The most powerful moment is obviously the ending, but I’m still partial to the coin trick.