UNCANNY X-MEN #174-176: Scott gets married, Smith leaves

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Scott marries Jean Grey lookalike Madeline Pryor, and Paul Smith resigns as artist.  The wedding issue is drawn half by Smith and half by John Romita, Jr., the take-over artist.  His work on X-Men would become one of the best runs of his illustrious career.

Overall, the story deals a lot with Jean Grey’s absence–obviously.  Lots of excellent character moments like the one above.

Also, Henry Peter Gyrich–who had been a government handler for both The Avengers and the X-Men, meets his future replacement, Valerie Cooper.

Creators: Chris Claremont, Paul Smith, J.R. Jr.
Grade: B-

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