Synopsis: 'Runaway' was written byJo Duffy, with art by Kerry Gammill and Tom Palmer and opens with a football match (don't care if you call it soccer, it's always going to be football) being played by six of the New Mutants, Robert 'Sunspot' DaCosta, Amara 'Magma' Aquilla, Sam 'Cannonball' Guthrie, Ilyana 'Magik' Rasputin and … Continue reading December 1986: Fallen Angels 1 – Or, to run a school, maybe you should be good with kids
Synopsis: 'Are you sure' was written by Chris Claremont with art by Jon Bogdanove and Terry Austin and opens with Franklin Richards dreaming about his father Reed 'Mr Fantastic' Richards killing the X-Men and the other members of the Fantastic Four before reading an old journal and finally becoming Doctor Doom. When he awakes, … Continue reading November 1986: X-Men vs Fantastic Four 1 Or, I think Reed might need some help.
Synopsis: Psylocke was written by Chris Claremont with art by Alan Davis and Paul Neary and opens with Betsy 'Psylocke' Braddock using the X-Men's Cerebro system to check the grounds of the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, current home of the X-Men and the Morlocks who survived the recent Mutant Massacre. She checks in … Continue reading October 1986 – Uncanny X-Men 213 Or, despite all the horror and violence, everyone looks fabulous.
Synopsis: Performance was written by Chris Claremont with pencils by Art Adams and Terry Austin on inks and opens with a Danger Room training sequence where Rogue, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Colossus, Wolverine and Storm are battling the Xavier School's headmaster Magneto, This is being observed by New Mutants members Cypher and Sunspot and current houseguest Betsy … Continue reading September 1986: X-Men Annual 10 – Or, the real heroes here are the X-Men’s Stylists
Synopsis: Rites of Conquest was written by Roger Stern with art by John Buscema on breakdowns and Tom Palmer on finishes and opens with Hercules holding up a solid oak table with a dozen people sitting on it, to settle a proposition bet with a guy he is drinking with. The pair drink on with … Continue reading August 1986: Avengers 273 – Or Hercules, Greek god of bitchiness
Synopsis: The Starbrand was written by Jim Shooter, penciled by John Romita Jnr with inks by Al Willliamson and opens with Ken Connell dirt-biking in rural Pennsylvania. After a risky jump, he finds a bomb-site. Shortly afterwards, he is approached by an old mall, all unearthly and cryptic. He does 'something' and Ken passes out … Continue reading July 1986: Starbrand 1 – Or, what is the deal with the quacking thing?
Synopsis: Introducing the Sinister Syndicate was written by Tom DeFalco, with layouts by Ron Frenz and pencils and inks by Brett Breeding and opens with Peter 'Spider-Man' Parker carrying Silver Sable through a firefight. The mismatched pair are being attacked by a collection of villains which includes Rhino, Boomerang, the Beetle, Speed Demon and Hydroman. … Continue reading June 1986 – Amazing Spider-Man 280 – Or, What? Were Kangaroo and the Spot busy?
Synopsis: Hero worship was written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Al Gordon and opens with Jennifer 'She-Hulk' Walters telling her boyfriend Wyatt Wingfoot (remember him? From the Lee/Kirby run) that Central City California is enclosed within an unknown black globe. She Hulk is outside the city with Tony 'Iron Man' Stark, Simon 'Wonder … Continue reading May 1986: Fantastic Four 293 – Or, so who’s actually looking after the kid?
Synopsis: 102 uses for a dead cat was written by Peter David, with art by Rich Buckler and Bob McLeod and opens with 5 ridiculous looking thugs about to kill Felicia 'Black Cat' Hardy (in costume) after breaking her nose. She's suffering the effects of a concussion, hallucinating that the lead thug is Spider-Man. … Continue reading April 1986: Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man 116 – Or, who exactly are we supposed to root for?
Synopsis: Heat was written by Denny O'Neil with art by Mark Bright, Atkin and Garvey and opens with Tony 'Iron Man' Stark (in full Silver Centurion armour) finishing construction of an orbiting space station, pleased with his handiwork. Also pleased is an un-named general from the Caribbean nation of Boca Caliente (you read that right, … Continue reading March 1986: Iron Man 207 – Or, wait the country is called Hot Mouth?