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


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-

For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.
And see my Ratings of Runs on comics here.

Related Posts

About The Author