Uncanny X-Men #230 (1988)


A great splash page and a new costume for Storm.

This issue starts with a nice moment: Storm getting a chance to revel in the fact that she’s gotten her powers back.  There’s a brief sequence where she uses the team’s new portal to check on how the New Mutants are doing without them seeing her.  She doesn’t check on Kitty Pryde, though, which is odd because the two of them were always close.

The team is cleaning out The Reavers’ old base to make it their own, still hiding out in Australia.  This includes returning property stolen by the Reavers to its rightful owners, on Christmas Eve.

Also, we finally get to the storyline where The Marauders broke into a hospital and stole Madelyne Pryor’s baby.

That seems like that happened a long time ago.  We see Madelyne is hunting them down—on her own.  No connection to the rest of the book.  (Why isn’t she asking her husband Cyclops for help?  I mean, I get that she’s proud, but she doesn’t have any powers and this is her baby we’re talking about.)

Creators: Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri
Grade: B

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