Episode 103, “Shoot-Out At The Stampede!”

X-Men #121, May 1979
“Shoot-Out at the Stampede!”
Written by Chris Claremont, Pencils by John Byrne, Inks by Terry Austin, Lettered by Diana Albers, Colors by Glynis Wein, Edited by Roger Stern, Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter

An Instance Of Classic!

In Which We Discover That Sugar and Spice and PCP-Ice, That’s What Calgary Is Made Of, That Most Supervillainy Is Just A Side Effect Of Grumpy Tummies, And That If Vindicator Is Not Careful He Might Just Fly His F-14 Tomcat Right Into The Danger Zone!!!

Vindicator Promised Logan It Wouldn’t Get Weird! But, Yeah, It Got Weird.

In 1986 Marvel started publishing Classic X-Men, reprinting the Uncanny X-men starting with Giant-sized X-Men #1. Claremont took this as an opportunity to both tweak some story points and add some new material to further explore and flesh out the characters of this early time period. Above are the back covers of Classic X-men #1 (left) and #2 (right), both drawn by artist John Bolton.

John Bolton is an English illustrator who later became known for his dense, realistic painting style which he used on comics such as Neil Gaiman’s Books of Magic and a whole grimoire of various horror comics. In addition to the the art from the back of the comic shown here (Classic X-Men #3 on the left and #4 on the right), John usually did a 8-10 page story for each Classic X-Men issue, all the way up to Classic X-men #44.

While spectacular, most felt this year’s Stampede Stunt Show failed to fit the required Wild West Frontier theme.

If there is one thing Peter knows, it is that if you see quality chain link you do not hesitate to get you some.

Deciding who has to spend 7 minutes in heaven with Sasquatch was getting awkward.

Canada does have a weird smell.

Everybody stops when Colossus hits the dance floor.

Snowbird is not only a shape changer, but she also happily delivers mail to wizard children at their schools.

Waiter, I have a shard of glass in my soup…

Pre-Spiderman, suckas!

Little known fact: Storm’s cape is made out of the same flex fiber technology as Glad’s Force Flex trash bags.

The cold never bothered her anyway.

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