A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments - Day 57

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 another nifty Paul Smith scene!


To set up the scene, note that the X-Men went missing for awhile while they were prisoners of the Brood. Professor Xavier figured that they were dead. Eventually, he moves on and begins training a new class of young mutants known as, cleverly enough, the New Mutants.

However, the X-Men are not dead and they return home and after they take care of a pesky situation with an alien hosting inside of the Professor, the Professor explains how this new group of young mutants will affect the make-up of the X-Men.

Well, as the next issue box tells us, the next issue, Uncanny X-Men #168, features one of the most notable scenes/moments from Kitty Pryde's comic history, and it happens to be the very first page of the comic!!

Awesomely designed by writer Chris Claremont and artist Paul Smith (who had JUST recently joined the book as the regular artist).

The rest of the issue involves some cute scenes of Kitty trying to think of ways to get Xavier to relent...

Before finally proving herself and getting put back on to the team, while also solidifying Lockheed's place as Kitty's friend/pet...

Great issue.

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