So going with a feature I haven't done in awhile, Back-Issue Spotlight.
For today's pick, I chose Professor Xavier And The X-Men#10.
I don't know if you any of you guys remembered, but back during the later portion of '94, Marvel's comic sales were not doing good at all. Drastic measures had to be taken, and that's how we got Avengers : The Crossing....and comics in the market like this one. Prof X and the X-Men, as well as Uncanny Origins, Over The Edge, and the Untold Tales of Spider-Man. All of 'em part of a new marketing stratedgy to pull in new readers for the low, low price of only 99 cents.
Out of all those titles though, only Untold was ever given any notice or hype by the industry, since it was Kurt Busiek writing the adventures of Spidey in his early years.
Professor Xavier And The X-Men#10 (Aug '96) "The Devil Below" by Art Holcomb and Nick Gnazzo.
This one's pretty much a straight up re-telling of Uncanny X-Men#9, which I didn't know at the time since I was waaaaay too young at the time.
In fact, if you just swapped out the more modern renditions of that issue with the original, classic versions, outside of the obvious differences in styles, storytelling-wise, it realy is the same issue...more or less.
Give me a break people. I had to scan these with my new Motorolla Moto E cell phone....
Xavier explains the whole deal, and Cap's just all like "I'm afraid we all acted too hastily. Next time I hope we meet under more friendly circumstances."
It truly awas a simplier time back then, because nowadays, they'd just flip each other off and make low-blow comments to each other.
Then again, God only knows how twisted and screwed up they'd be in the hands of today's modern writers.