Month of Cool Avengers/X-Men Comic Book Moments - Rogue Goes Boom!

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 an awesome moment where Rogue uses her powers in an interesting way to try to take out a massive threat to the X-Men...

In Uncanny X-Men #247 by Chris Claremont, Marc Silvestri and Dan Green, the X-Men are in a pitched battle against the crazed Sentinel known as the Master Mold. Rogue, meanwhile, was going through one of her personality shifts where the Carol Danvers' side of her personality (Rogue had absorbed Carol Danvers' powers and personality in her first appearance in Avengers Annual #10) had taken over Rogue's body, even having her wear her old Ms. Marvel costume. In #247, Rogue regains control while in the middle of the battle with the Master Mold.

The X-Men are having a hard time...

So Rogue then decides to use her powers to absorb Colossus' powers and try a bold and outrageous plan...

Wow, what an awesome scene by Silvestri and Green!

Sadly, the Master Mold recovers and Rogue is captured in the Master Mold's blast. Her only way out was to get Dazzler to blast both Rogue and the Master Mold into the Siege Perilous (a sort of mystical reset button, in the form of a magic doorway) to save everyone else. It's an awesome moment, but one I don't quite think qualifies for a listing on my recent "Top Five Heroic X-Men Deaths" list because Rogue knew that the Siege Perilous wouldn't actually kill her.

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