Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
I'm beginning my Christmas/Winter Present to you folks this week, by featuring one reader requested cool moment this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There were so many e-mails (and most of them quite heartfelt requests) that I felt that randomly choosing three was the best way to go, so I used a random number generator to get the three choices.
Today, we get a moment requested by Kellen involving Storm fighting against Callisto, the leader of the Morlocks...
To set the scene of Uncanny X-Men #170 (by writer Chris Claremont, penciler Paul Smith and inker Bob Wiacek), the X-Men are in conflict with the underground mutant dwellers known as the Morlocks. The Morlocks are typically those mutants who are too freakish to survive on the surface. In any event, Callisto (the "Queen" of the Morlocks) has kidnapped Warren Worthington, the Angel, and intends to make him her husband.
Well, the X-Men show up and try to stop her, but in the ensuing battle, Storm is stricken by a deep illness thanks to the powers of the Morlock known as Plague. She is then tied up and the X-Men are forced to watch as the twisted wedding begins. Earlier, Plague also used her powers on Kitty Pryde, who is now deathly ill.
Things are looking bleak, but there is still one chance...
While "the" moment is surely Storm stabbing Callisto in the heart, that scene where she catches the knife is pretty damn cool.
Paul Smith - you are awesome!!!