Paul Smith, for many a top-10 X-artist, signs on for Storm’s Brood transformation, a double-sized Brood story conclusion.
The cover to issue #165 is i-freakin’-conic.
Wolverine is an athiest.
Also in this story: The new New Mutants comic gets a little recognition. Professor X is more involved in world affairs now, so Moira offers to take up the “teacher” mantle.
The team goes to the Brood homeworld, and Kitty makes a Star Trek reference.
There, the team gets infected by the Brood and Wolverine makes a choice…
It’s a great character moment, heroically drawn by Smith.
And, in the end, Professor X “dies.”
But we all know he ain’t really dead.
Creators: Chris Claremont, Paul Smith