A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 54
Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
In honor of our friend, AERose, we continue our special “Moments from Uncanny X-Men” theme week!
We continue with a great Jim Lee moment featuring a certain star spangled Avenger!
Uncanny X-Men #268, by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, is a cool story mostly set in the past when a pre-Weapon X Logan teamed up with Captain America to protect a young Natasha Romanova (who would grow up to become the Black Widow – hey, folks, what is the explanation for her odd aging?). In present day, Black Widow seeks out Wolverine and his female furies, Psylocke and Jubilee, for help.
The book opens with one of the coolest action shots you can imagine, and this became such a famous drawing by Jim Lee that Marvel plastered it over so many products during the 1990s. I hope Lee was paid for all the usage of his awesome drawing!
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Their first meeting is great, as well.
The story overall was pretty cool, too.
The second best scene in the comic (for unintentional humor purposes) was Psylocke and Black Widow going under cover to a party.
Daniel Way later did one of the few good “the story you thought you saw wasn’t actually what was going down” stories that I have seen with an issue of Wolverine Origins that was smartly packaged with a reprint of this issue for an extra buck.