A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments - Day 55

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!

In honor of our friend, AERose, we continue our special "Moments from Uncanny X-Men" theme week!

We continue with a cool Rogue/Wolverine scene from Chris Claremont/Paul Smith's run.


To set up the scene, the X-Men have traveled to Japan for the marriage of Wolverine and his fiancee, Mariko. Rogue has just joined the X-Men while Wolverine was away, and he is none too pleased with their former enemy now being on the team. In any event, the X-Men are celebrating when bad guys (Viper and Silver Samurai) poison all the X-Men, except Storm, who goes after thm but is taken off the board herself.

That leaves Wolverine and Rogue, the former's healing factor is fighting off the poison's effect while Rogue eventually recovers (more or less) because of her powers she gained from Ms. Marvel.

So this leads to Uncanny X-Men #173 when Wolverine is forced to team up with Rogue, who he still does not trust, to fight Viper and Silver Samurai.

What a great cover by Paul Smith.

In any event, Wolverine and Rogue work together through the issue and Wolverine slowly begins to trust her, with the final touch coming when Rogue sacrifices herself to save Wolverine.

He then decides to return the favor in a really cool scene courtesy of Chris Claremont and Paul Smith (the last panel would naturally be the "moment").... (click on the pages to enlarge them)...

Paul Smith was so good on Uncanny X-Men.

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