UNCANNY X-MEN #179: 1st Leech

Kitty Pryde marries Caliban to save Peter’s life.

And then the dickwad dumps her in a few issues. What a fucking heel.  Of course, being turned into a statue by the evil mutants kind of excuses it.

This issue also features the first appearance of the young Warlock and future X-Factor member Leech.

His appearance would evolve to be “cuter” later on, when he becomes a young ward of X-Factor.

And Masque, also a Morlock, displays her powers.

Pretty creepy.

Caliban shows surprising sensitivity in the end–letting Kitty out of the marriage because she doesn’t love him.

Creators: Claremont and Romita Jr.
Grade: A

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