In this issue, the enemy (“Cobalt Man”) is really just a lame version of Iron Man. In fact…
He’s after Iron Man when the X-Men intervene.
But most of the story focuses on the characters and their personal lives. I couldn’t resist posting Beast finding Bobby’s “ice pole,” but the real crucial panel from this issue is this one:
Who’s that? Candi Stanton, who will be Angel’s girlfriend for the next 15 years or so. It helps Cyclops out because Angel was a rival for Jean. He’s a millionaire with a generally positive attitude. Cyclops is a morose codependent who can’t even look you in the eyes. He needed his competitor eliminated!
Meanwhile, Bobby seems to be British.
“Birds”? And there’s a hint of Beast’s ape-like future…
Creators: Roy Thomas and Werner Roth
First appearance: Candy Stanton