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My Comics Reading List For September 2022

 

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This is My Comics Reading List for September 2022. For anyone just jumping onto comics, we are recommending the following single issue comics as jumping on points into regular subscriptions or continuations. You will not regret it!

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1. THE THING (2021-2022) #6 (of 6) (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

MARVEL UNIVERSE GOES OUT WITH A BANG! It all comes down to this! The secret power behind Mot is revealed at last – but with it comes a very personal threat to Ben Grimm! Can the Thing battle his way past the one foe that waits for all of us and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat? And in order to do so, will it mean working hand-in-glove with Doctor Doom?



2. X-MEN (2019-2021) #3 (MARVEL) (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

EARTH’S MOST POWERFUL! The most powerful heroes of the dominant species on the planet, the X-Men rise to protect the world against any threat.



3. THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE (2020-) #3 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

1983. Japan. Tatsu Yamashiro’s life has been taken from her. Her home, her children, her husband are all gone. With nothing left but a burning pain and the sword that stole her family from her, Tatsu begins a long journey of healing, self-discovery, agency, and rebirth. This is the story of Tatsu Yamashiro, the woman known to many as Katana-a hero who became more than the world ever intended for her, ultimately making a family of like-minded Outsiders who rally together for the common good amidst xenophobia and oppression.
The long-awaited miniseries written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) and beautifully illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi continues to look at the mythology of the DC Universe as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups.



4.  BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST (2022-) #4 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

As Robin and Supergirl race to retrieve the secrets of the Devil Nezha from ancient China, Batman and Superman get more than they bargained for in the present! To save humanity from the fires of the demon, the World’s Finest must go toe-to-toe with the protector of Sector 2814…Hal Jordan.



 

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5. SABRETOOTH (2022) #3 (OF 5)(MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

THE GREAT ESCAPE! Sabretooth and the other exiled mutants have stopped fighting each other long enough to start working together. They might not like one another, but they all want out of the Pit. You’d think their biggest obstacle would be the Professor or Magneto…but no. The greatest obstacle will be one of their own.



6. IRON MAN (2020-) #4 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

KORVAC is on the loose and Tony Stark is on the hook for it. Iron Man and Hellcat were lucky to survive their first encounter with Korvac and his new disciples, but finding him and stopping him is proving an even greater challenge. Tony is reticent to let other hero allies in on the fact that he opened up a giant can of worms all on his own, but it might be a moot point given that Korvac has placed Tony under a very clever and threatening gag order. As Korvac powers down all of New York City in order to try and again go cosmic, Tony’s forced to turn to lesser-known colleagues on the fringe in order to stop him. One advantage he has: Hellcat is hearing things ever since their last encounter with Korvac… Strange things… Things that might overtake her entirely.



7. THE FLASH (2016-) #2 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter Two. In issue #2, The Flash trains novice speedster August Heart to help protect the people of Central City from the Black Hole, a new breed of rogue with a deadly agenda for the Fastest Men Alive.



8. THE JOKER (2021-) #3

SYNOPSIS

The hunt for The Joker is under way, as Jim Gordon heads to a remote part of South America to run down a lead…and comes face-to-face with the Clown Prince of Crime himself! The mystery around A-Day deepens, but not before an attack by the blood-thirsty Sampson family!
And in the Punchline backup story, Punchline has to face off against the Queen of Spades’ new muscle…Orca! At the same time, Bluebird’s investigation at Punchline’s alma mater takes a dark and horrifying turn!



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My Comics Reading List For August 2022

 

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In ‘Thanos’ (2018) #17, Silver Surfer (The Fallen One) falls into a trap set by Thanos before facing future Thanos. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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1. THE THING (2021-2022) #5 (of 6) (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

“THE NEXT BIG THING” CONTINUES! What began as just a simple altercation in Manhattan has now spiraled into a cosmic showdown on the moon, as the Thing faces off with a trio of familiar villainous faces from the past! And should he win out, the greatest and most implacable enemy of all is waiting for him in the wings! There’s drama, action, romance, revelations, surprises and excitement as Walter Mosley and Tom Reilly’s epic adventure reaches its penultimate issue!



2. X-MEN (2019-2021) #2 (MARVEL) (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

When an island full of unspeakable horrors appears on the horizon, the X-Men have their work cut out for themselves keeping Krakoa safe!



3. JUSTICE LEAGUE: LAST RIDE (2021-) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Once, the Justice League was the most powerful collection of superheroes in the universe. But an unthinkable tragedy within its ranks has caused Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to go their separate ways, leaving the League broken and disbanded under a veil of anger and mistrust. Now, against the backdrop of the universe’s greatest murder trial, can the League reconcile the past before they’re eradicated by the greatest villains in the cosmos?



4.  BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST (2022-) #3 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Great Scott! It’s a twisted time-travel tale of titanic tenure! In an attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery of the “demon,” Robin the Boy Wonder and the Supergirl of Krypton venture back in time to China circa 1600 B.C.-running headfirst into the ancient superheroes known as the House of Ji! Meanwhile, Superman and Batman are losing a race against time to save their fellow superheroes from the schemes of a new villain…one simply known as the Devil Nezha.



 

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5. SABRETOOTH (2002) #2 (OF 5)(MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

MAN IN THE BOX! Professor X promised there would be no prisons on Krakoa. Sabretooth was the first in the hole, but now he welcomes five more mutants to his own private hell. What laws did they break? Are they ready for what they’ll find? No. No, they’re not.



6. IRON MAN #3 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

Tony Stark is getting tired of apologizing for being himself, especially when as Iron Man he’s more powerful than most any other human being on Earth. As he wears himself out trying to do everything he can to be a force of good in the world, he’s beginning to chafe at the idea that he really owes anybody anything. Is it too much to ask for a thank you? He’s trying to keep his head down and his ego in check, but when KORVAC reveals himself as the puppet master behind Stark’s latest investment, Tony will at least have somewhere to channel his anger and frustration… That is, if he survives the conflict at all.



7. THE FLASH (2016-) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter One

A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well…you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts—but just where did this amazing new friend come from?



8. THE JOKER (2021-) #2

SYNOPSIS

As the dust settles on Arkham Asylum and tragic recent events, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world-and powerful forces are lining up around the globe to hunt him…but where exactly is the Clown Price of Crime? Jim Gordon, facing his twilight years haunted by the madman, knows where to start the hunt, and he’s been given the go-ahead to pursue him…but will he be willing to pay the price? And what shocking revelation will Gordon stun Batman with before he departs?

And in the backup story, within the walls of Blackgate Penitentiary, Punchline has become the target of the Queen of Spades from the Royal Flush Gang. It’ll take everything Punchline has just to survive, while on the outside, Bluebird digs deeper into Punchline’s horrific past!



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My Comics Reading List For July 2022

 

SUPERHERO DAY

In ‘Thanos’ (2018) #17, Silver Surfer (The Fallen One) falls into a trap set by Thanos before facing future Thanos. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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This is My Comics Reading List for July 2022. For anyone just jumping onto comics, we are recommending the following single issue comics as jumping on points into regular subscriptions or continuations. You will not regret it!

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1. THE THING (2021-2022) #4 (OF 6) (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

BEN GRIMM’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARVEL UNIVERSE UNDER THE GUIDING HAND OF WALTER MOSLEY CONTINUES! Guest-starring the Silver Surfer! The battle with the Champion of the Universe leads the Thing and his friends to the Blue Area of the Moon and the domicile of the Watcher – where strange things are transpiring and new enemies await! Can a regular guy from the Lower East Side make it in the far-flung cosmos?



2. X-MEN (2019-2021) #1 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

DAWN OF X! The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility… and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!



3. JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY (2018-) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard teammates try to stop Despero from slave-trading Coluan refugees, they discover something that nothing in the universe could have prepared them for: Darkseid…who says he’s there to help?!



4.  BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST (2022-) #2 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight have arrived at the compound of Niles Caulder-the Chief in charge of that strange band of misfits known as the Doom Patrol-but all is not as it seems. While Batman works with Niles to cure Superman of his freakish transformations, a side mission to track a mysterious figure known as “the Demon” attracts the Dark Knight’s attention…and moreover, it could have some connection to Superman’s poisoning at the hands of Metallo! It’s danger, intrigue, and the surprise appearance of Deadman in chapter two of World’s Finest!



 

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5. SABRETOOTH (2002) #1 (OF 5)(MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

DOWN IN A HOLE! Sabretooth went into the Pit, sentenced to an eternity of torment. Sure, that sounds like hell, but maybe that’s where he feels most at home. What’s he been doing down there? What secret deal has changed his fate forever? And what if he’s not alone? Award-winning novelist Victor LaValle teams up with amazing artist Leonard Kirk to bring us the story of what lies beneath Krakoa.



6. IRON MAN #2 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

TONY HAS COMPANY…AND HIS NAME IS KORVAC! Tony Stark continues to roughly dismantle the fancy, shiny and sophisticated ways of his past…but the world doesn’t seem quite convinced that he’s changed his rich guy tune. As Iron Man, he takes the fight to the streets, looking to sacrifice himself on the altar of super heroism again and again—first with Arcade and Absorbing Man then with medical vigilante Cardiac—all in hope of redemption in the eyes of the public. Only trouble is he might get himself killed in the process, and there are still plenty of people in line with an ax to grind. Old friends like HELLCAT try to help him find peace of mind and speak truth to his stubborn god complex, but lurking on the horizon is a threat Tony—and indeed the entire cosmos—hasn’t seen in years…KORVAC…yet another guy who believes he’s smarter than the rest of the universe.



7. ONE-STAR SQUADRON (2021-) #4 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Everyone must go! Under pressure from the board, Red Tornado is forced to fire some of his hero colleagues so the company can stay afloat. First on the chopping block…Power Girl! Will her self-help bible by Maxwell Lord assure her survival? Or is she as doomed as Krypton once was?



8. THE JOKER (2021-) #1

SYNOPSIS

Following the events of Infinite Frontier #1, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement-and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces are also in pursuit of The Joker?

And in the backup story, following the events of the smash hit Punchline #1, DC’s most controversial new villain navigates the infrastructure of Blackgate Penitentiary-while on the outside, Harper Row takes up the mantle of Bluebird to stop her brother from falling under Punchline’s influence.



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“Iron Fist (1975-1977) #14” Review

 

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SABRETOOTH MAKES HIS FIRST FEROCIOUS APPEARANCE IN ‘IRON FIST’!
'Iron Fist' (1977) #14, titled "Snowfire", marks the first appearance of Sabretooth in Marvel continuity.

Iron Fist (1977) #14. Marvel Comics

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One of the best first appearances in Marvel Comics in the Bronze Age. Gift Iron Fist (1975-1977) #14 to your family and friends on the occasions of birthdays and graduations. Available on Amazon.

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Featuring X-Villain Sabretooth! Iron Fist and Colleen Wing are being hunted in the Canadian wilderness, at the mercy of its brutal snowstorms and hidden threats. Jeryn Hogarth, prisoner of Sabretooth! Will Colleen and Danny be able to save the man they swore to protect?

Critically, Iron Fist (1975-1977) #14 is the first appearance of Sabretooth in Marvel Comics. In fact, it tells the first encounter of the battle Iron Fist vs Sabretooth.

Together, legendary writer Chris Claremont and John Byrne collaborate on the comic. Really, the writing shines on the heroism of Iron Fist. Indeed, the art in the book is characteristic of John Byrne: anatomically correct, picturesque and colorful.

Indeed, share this Kindle & Comixology comic to fans of Iron Fist, Sabretooth, the X-Men and on the occasion of birthdays. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Iron Fist! And Sabretooth!

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  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 18 pages.
  • Kindle & Comixology format available.
  • Publication Date: July 7, 2015.

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To begin, Iron Fist (1975-1977) #14 is the first appearance of Sabretooth in Marvel continuity. In order to save Jeryn Hargarth, Iron Fist and Colleen Wing must survive Sabretooth and his gang in the Canadian wilderness.

Really, the comic showcases the thrill of Sabretooth’s first appearance, as more than a thug. In addition, Iron Fist shows why he is Marvel’s best martial artist.

The comic is good for your Iron Fist collection. You will definitely love the chilling battles, the life-and-death situations and the story of survival.

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I recommend this Bronze Age comic as the chilling first appearance of Sabretooth in Marvel Comics.


























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Metropolis Battles: Iron Fist vs Sabretooth (Hero vs Villain)

 

METROPOLIS BATTLES

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SYNOPSIS FOR “SNOWFIRE”

Iron Fist and Colleen Wing are being hunted in the Canadian wilderness. At the mercy of a snowstorm, they must recover in time to save Jeryn Horgarth, the man they swore to protect.

Featuring the first appearance of the snow-chilling menace of Sabretooth!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

SABRETOOTH MAKES HIS FIRST FEROCIOUS APPEARANCE IN ‘IRON FIST’!
In 'Iron Fist' (1977) #14, Sabretooth picks out a disguised Iron Fist with his enhanced sense of smell.

In ‘Iron Fist’ (1977) #14, Sabretooth picks out a disguised Iron Fist with his enhanced sense of smell. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants at the Canadian Rockies. On the left side is Iron Fist, the Living Weapon and on the right side is Sabretooth.

Let’s look at the stats.

IRON FIST – EARTH-616

SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: CITY
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Iron Fist Suit.

SABRETOOTH – EARTH-616

SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER-SPEED: WARRIOR
DURABILITY: CITY BLOCK
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: STREET FIGHTER
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Adamantium Laced Skeleton.
  • Adamantium-Laced Claws.
WEAKNESSES
  • Muramasa Blade.
  • Carbonadium Poisoning.
  • Vulnerable Senses.
  • Memory Issues.
  • Drowning.
  • Adamantium Poisoning.
  • Decapitation/Severe Spinal Damage.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: DEATHSTROKE VS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

THE FIGHT

In the Canadian Rockies, Iron Fist must save Jeryn Horgarth. He must clash with Sabretooth!

The battle to decide who is the warrior!

DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with Sabretooth removing Iron Fist’s disguise by scratching away his costume. Iron Fist responds with a tap.

IRON FIST BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.

On the following page, Iron Fist ends up snow-blind in the snow. Sabretooth hits him with a sneak clawing on the back.

SABRETOOTH INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACK: 4 DAMAGE PTS.



The fight kicks into high gear. As Iron Fist attempts to connect with his attacks, Sabretooth claws him on the back. On the following page, Iron Fist finally connects with a roundhouse kick. Then, Iron Fist lands a strike at Sabretooth’s throat, a toss and a final punch that knocks him out.

SABRETOOTH INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACKS: 3 DAMAGE PTS.
IRON FIST BLUNT FORCE (x3) + CONCUSSION ATTACKS = 1 PT (x3) + 3 PTS = 6 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Sabrettooth is knocked out and Iron Fist reconvenes with Colleen.

TOTAL


IRON FIST’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-7 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Burned In Martial Arts For 3 Hours = 16439956 J.
-(7 DAMAGE PTS * 16439956 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 0.02739992666 PTS * Ton of TNT.


DURABILITY: CITY

SABRETOOTH’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-7 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Burned In Martial Arts For 24 Hours = 131519652 J.
-(7 DAMAGE PTS * 131519652 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.21919942 PTS * Ton of TNT.


DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

WINNER: IRON FIST WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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SABRETOOTH IN COMICS

The issue was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

'Iron Fist' (1977) #14, titled "Snowfire", marks the first appearance of Sabretooth in Marvel continuity.

‘Iron Fist’ (1977) #14, titled “Snowfire”, marks the first appearance of Sabretooth in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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SOURCES

Iron Fist Vol 1 14 in Marvel Database.
Victor Creed (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.

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Super Power: Mystique’s Metamorphing Is A Mutant Adaptation

 

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MYSTIQUE’S METAMORPHING

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1984) #177, Mystique faces duplicates of the X-Men.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique faces duplicates of the X-Men. Photo/Marvel Comics

Today, we talk about Mystique’s uncanny super power. I speak of Mystique’s metamorphing.

Mystique was once the leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Mystique is a mutant that is said to be over a hundred years old. Her specific mutation is the ability to metamorph, that is, Mystique can psionically alter her cells and her tissues in order to change her physical appearance. In fact, using this super power, Mystique can create perfect duplicates of any human, humanoid or semi-humanoid of any sex. Moreover, Mystique is usually naked and uses her metamorphing ability to create clothing on her duplicate physical appearance.

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Metamorph: Mystique can psionically alter the formation of her biological cells at will. As a result, she can cause herself to look and sound like an exact duplicate of any human, humanoid, or semi-humanoid being of any sex, wearing virtually any kind of clothing. Her control is so exact that she can precisely duplicate another person’s retina pattern in her own eyes, finger, palm and skin-pore patterns on her own hands and skin, smell to overlap the original being, and vocal cords to match voices to the point of corresponding voice prints.

Mystique was once exposed to dangerous levels of radiation in order to save the life of Toad. The process dramatically morphed Mystique’s appearance, causing her skin to become reptilian, and boosted her powers so that she could now morph her body into taking certain desired physical traits depending on her situation at the time (note: this reptilian form was quickly discarded, whether it was because of retcon or if she simply shape-shifted back to her previous form remains to be seen).

Examples of this new ability included: night vision, wings on her back, talons in her fingers, sharp fanged teeth, natural body armor, mermaid-like tail, and she could even compress into a nearly two-dimensional state to glide on air currents (similar to Mr. Fantastic), which she used to survive an explosion.

Since her resurrection by The Hand, her powers have been enhanced to a higher level than they were before, to the degree that she could fool super-humanly acute senses such as Wolverine’s sense of smell, something she couldn’t do before her death. Other new facets of these abilities include tentacle generation[91][92], animal shifting[93][91] and partial liquefaction.[94]

Raven Darkholme (Earth-616), Marvel Database

Mystique is able to enhance her strength, speed, endurance, senses and agility. Mystique’s metamorphing retards her aging process enabling her to live for an extended life span and is said to be over a hundred years old.

There are limitations to Mystique’s metamorphing super power as she is not able to duplicate the powers of the person she imitates. For example, though she can metamorph into Nightcrawler’s physical appearance she cannot duplicate his teleportation ability.

Let’s look at some battles in comics where Mystique used this uncanny super power.

IN ‘UNCANNY X-MEN’ (1984) #177, MYSTIQUE DUPLICATES WOLVERINE’S PHYSICAL APPEARANCE TO KILL A DUPLICATE OF KITTY PRYDE

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique kills a duplicate of Kitty Pryde. Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique is at the time the leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Mystique faces X-Men duplicates created by the nefarious Arcade.

The game begins as the Wolverine duplicate faces Mystique. Mystique manages to evade Wolverine’s attack partially as he wounds her right side. Evading another attack, Mystique slices Wolverine’s throat with her blade where there is no bone to stop it. Wolverine bleeds to death.

On the following page, a Kitty Pryde duplicate finds Wolverine sitting on the ground against the wall. Kitty Pryde notes he is not bleeding and is startled. Because of her inexperience, she does not react to the attack from Wolverine. As Kitty Pryde lies in a pool of blood on the ground, Wolverine metamorphs into Mystique.

Mystique goes on to take on the rest of the X-Men.

WINNER: MYSTIQUE WINS BY DEATH

IN ‘UNCANNY X-MEN’ (1984) #178, MYSTIQUE METAMORPHS INTO ROGUE TO FOOL PROFESSOR X AND SHOOTS HIM

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1984) #178, Mystique metamorphs into Rogue to fool Professor X and shoots him.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, Mystique metamorphs into Rogue to fool Professor X and shoots him. Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, the X-Men are under attack by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Mystique. As the X-Men battle the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Mystique infiltrates the X-Mansion. The X-Men win the battle though Blob reveals the mission objective: to kill Professor X and get her adoptive daughter Rogue, back with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

Mystique uses her uncanny super power. Mystique is metamorphed as Rogue and brings Professor X some herb tea. Professor X is struggling to maintain contact with the X-Men as they face the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. He notes that there is interference scrambling his psi-scan. As he identifies the psionic scrambler used by Mystique to inhibit his psi-probes, Rogue fires a shot at Professor X. As Professor X lies on the floor, Mystique states that Professor X was able to identify her psionic scrambler and alter her shot at the last moment so that it may only wound him and not kill him.

Rogue enters the room and an argument between mother and daughter ensues. Mystique metamorphs back into her form. She reveals her mission was to get Rogue back into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and orders her to pack her things while she finishes killing Professor X. Rogue says killing Professor X is wrong. Mystique asks her to stand aside.

WINNER: MYSTIQUE WINS BY INCAPACITATION

IN ‘SABRETOOTH AND MYSTIQUE’ (1996) #1, MYSTIQUE METAMORPHS INTO A GARGOYLE FROM THE DEFENDERS

In 'Sabretooth and Mystique' (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphs into a gargoyle from the Defenders. Photo/Marvel Comics
In ‘Sabretooth and Mystique’ (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphs into a gargoyle from the Defenders. Photo/Marvel Comics
In 'Sabretooth and Mystique' (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphed into a gargoyle fights A.I.M.
In ‘Sabretooth and Mystique’ (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphed into a gargoyle fights A.I.M. Photo/Marvel Comics
In 'Sabretooth and Mystique' (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphed into a gargoyle takes flight carrying Sabretooth away from A.I.M.
In ‘Sabretooth and Mystique’ (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphed into a gargoyle takes flight carrying Sabretooth away from A.I.M. Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Sabretooth and Mystique’ (1996) #1, Mystique and Sabretooth infiltrate a S.H.I.E.L.D. base. Mystique disguised as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Cameron Bisset and Sabretooth are headed to the morgue to look for an A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) called James Hedrickson. They are looking for a device implanted into his corpse. As Mystique looks away, Sabretooth dissects the man’s body and finds the device.

Suddenly, A.I.M. operatives erupt on the scene, breaking the roof. They identify the device as a capsule and engage Mystique and Sabretooth in combat. During the battle, Mystique uses her uncanny super power. Mystique metamorphs into a gargoyle. As Sabretooth engages Karl Steiner, an A.I.M. operative, Mystique holds one of the A.I.M. operatives in a choke hold and retrieves the capsule.

The A.I.M. operatives open fire while Mystique takes flight carrying Sabretooth. Mystique warns Sabretooth to not struggle and reveals the limits of her super power. She states her strength does not change with her appearance. Mystique reveals the gargoyle she duplicated is from the Defenders.

WINNER: MYSTIQUE PROLONGS THE BATTLE BY BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL

SUPER FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘WOLVERINE’ (2012) #302, MYSTIQUE METAMORPHS AS YUKIO TO MAKE LOVE TO WOLVERINE, FOOLING HIS SENSES

In 'Wolverine' (2012) #302, Mystique metamorphs as Yukio to make love to Wolverine, fooling his senses.
In ‘Wolverine’ (2012) #302, Mystique metamorphs as Yukio to make love to Wolverine, fooling his senses. Photo/Marvel Comics

LINKS

Raven Darkholme (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Mystique in Comic Vine.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 177 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 178 in Marvel Database.
Sabretooth and Mystique Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Wolverine Vol 2 302 in Marvel Database.

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