Excalibur #51-52 (1992)

I really don’t’ like this comic.  Fortunately, nothing really important ever happens in it.  In fact, issue #51 fights for its own irrelevancy by taking place entirely in an alternate reality with Excalibur barely appearing.

Then in #52, we pick up with the storyline of Rachel Summers struggling against the Phoenix force.  Professor X comes by to help.  As a result of his psychic work with Rachel, we get a long history of the Force and what it has been doing through history.  If you want that kind of backstory, this isn’t a bad issue to get it in.

The cover to issue #52 acknowledges that this book isn’t very good.  The X-Men don’t appear in the book, except as part of the flashbacks/history of Phoenix Force.

Creators: Alan Davis, with art by Doug Braithwaite (#51) and Will Simpson (#52)
Grade: D

For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.

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