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what Happened to Claremont and JRJR.?
Review for Uncanny X-Men (1981) 193-A

Comic Book by Marvel, May 1985

     
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June 08, 2012
comicuniversity

what Happened to Claremont and JRJR.?

I want to preface this review by saying I am one of the few people out there who think Claremont is way overrated and John Romita Jr. is way underrated.

Phew. Glad I got that off my chest.

They both sucked in this issue. It just makes no sense.

The premise is that Thunderbird (Warpath) is after Prof. X and Banshee--and all the X-Men kinda---for the death of Thunderbird I (his older brother) in the battle against Count Nefaria 100 issues ago.

Alright. That is an intriguing plot device. Especially considering Thunderbird II is mixed up with the Hellfire Club and the hellions and Xavier and Banshee are not nearly full strength at this time.

Well, Thunderbird II is just like Thunderbird I. He is basically normal human, except everything is heightened somewhat. Decent powerset, but not overwhelming. He is doing this alone too, so he doesn't have the contacts and resources of the Hellfire Club or Hellions to help

Well....he manages to do two things, totally on his own, that he has no business being able to do and NEITHER OF THEM ARE EVEN EXPLAINED IN THE COMIC. First, he sneaks onto Muir Isle (A hightech, mutie detecting defensive fortres basically) and get the drop on Banshee, capturing him, and then back off Muir isle without dectection. It just is never explained how he got there. At all. One panel Banshee is jogging. The next, ThunderbirdII attacks him. The next, they are in the Rockie Mountains. It's assinine.

Second, and even more insanely stupid, Thunderbird II manages to hide Banshee inside the depths of NORAD. That's right. The most strongly defended installation on Earth. Of course NORAD is the sight of the original Thunderbird's death, so the location has story interest. HOW DID A TEENAGE MUTANT SNEAK AN UNCONSCIOUS ADULT MUTANT INTO NORAD!!!! Come on Claremont.

I mean, those two actions were so stupid that I could not enjoy the comic.

Oh, and Romita Jr. Sucked in this issue again. THere was no continuity. Characters looked different on each page.

1/2 out of 5 stars: AVOID THIS COMIC!
Comments
ISZA
Sunday, March 02, 2014
I always thought Thunderbird was underrated, could have kept expanding his powers or history. A filler story definitely/
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