CLASSIC X-MEN #17-18 (1988)

After a reprint of Uncanny Men #111’s Mesmero story, we get a back up focusing on Mesmero doing the “creepy Purple Man” with Jean.

This rape story type appears from time to time and it’s always unpleasant to read.

Then he makes the team all fight each other until he gets bored and takes them to the circus, which is where issue #111 begins.

Then Classic #18 has another “stalking Jean Grey” story. This time, it’s Wolverine stalking her to test her abilities post-trauma.

Doesn’t he know that re-traumatizing someone is not helpful?

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