Episode 086, “The Gentleman’s Name Is Magneto”
X-Men #104, April 1977
“The Gentleman’s Name Is Magneto”
Written by Chris Claremont, Pencils by Dave Cockrum, Inked by Sam Grainger, Lettered by Patterson, Colors by A. Yanchus, Edited by Archie Goodwin
Who You Calling Yellow, Kid?!
In Which We Learn That If There Is One Thing The Scots Are Known For It Is Their Devotion To The Domestic Arts, That Everyone Loves Banshee And His New Delicious Crispy Outer Shell, And That Wolverine’s Girlfriend Is Always On Him About Never Remembering Important Anniversaries, Birthdays, or His Origin Story!
Hey Kids! Guess What’s Not Magnetic? Lead! Just Shoot Him In The Face!
In October of 1896, William Randolph Hearst stole Richard Outcault and his Yellow Kid to star in his brand new New York Journal. Left) One of the last N.Y. World comics, Sept. 20, 1896, where the Hogan’s Alley Kids brutally beat a dogcatcher. Right) In the first half of 1897, Hearst sent R.F. Outcault on a extensive European trip to drum up further interest. We join the Yellow Kid pondering the inscrutable Sphinx in Egypt on May 2, 1897.
Richard Outcault goes on to create another popular comic strip, Buster Brown, a character made immortal by its licensing deal with the Brown Shoe Company. The Yellow Kid makes a few guest appearances, like the July 7, 1907 strip above, before fading into obscurity.
OK, sorry, that sounds like a hack joke, but Ororo did first see this place in one of her dream visions.
And it had a huge penis.
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