X-MEN #79 (1998)

Storm tries to negotiate peace with Callisto, who has turned increasingly militant and has taken in Marrow, who recently attacked two police officers. However, she turns Marrow back over to Storm, saying that Callisto can no longer guarantee the safety of mutants who she associates with–given her recent turn towards violent means to protect mutants.

Note that the similarly numbered Uncanny X-Men #179 also had a big showdown with Storm and Callisto.

X-MEN #77-78 (1998): PSI-WAR

The Shadow King returns, in the guise of the African God Ananasi, targeting Psylocke for her telepathic powers. Psylocke wins the fight, imprisoning Shadow King once again. The battle ripples…

Lilandra by Emma Rios

Two reasons I’m posting this as my “great art” for today. 1. Emma Rios is an extraordinary artist. 2. I don’t think I’ve ever posted a portrait of Lilandra.