UNCANNY X-MEN #151-152 (1981)

Kitty’s parents pull her out of Xavier’s school and send her to the Massachusetts Academy (home of the Hellfire Club).

Nice moments between Kitty and the team before she leaves.

There’s definitely not enough scenes like that in comics today. Although the deep kiss with Peter is…She’s 13 years old.

Love is in the air, I guess.

Storm goes with Kitty to check out the new school. (Why don’t Kitty’s parents do it?)

Of course it was all a trap. Emma Frost takes over Storm’s mind, and the Hellfires go back to attack Xavier’s school.

With some Sentinels along to help.

They play whack a mole with Colossus.

But Emma didn’t just mind-control Storm–she body switched her!

The X-Men are kidnapped (again) and taken to the Hellfire Club base (again).

And of course they break free. Starting with a nut shot:

Wolverine encounters Angelo Macon, Wade Cole, and Murray Reese, the Hellfire Club guards who he cut to pieces in X-Men #133. They are cyborgs now. They don’t love him.

And after he escapes, Wolverine chooses not to kill them.

Meanwhile, Storm-as-Emma nearly dies in a car crash. A car crash after the car hurtles through the air…

Claremont loved vehicle crashes. See the tag below.

A fight ensues. Emma hijack’s Storm’s powers but can’t control them.

And she accidentally electrocutes Sebastian Shaw. Don’t worry, he’s not dead.

But he is critically injured, forcing Frost to say the Hellfire Club will go into hiding for a while.

Also, Storm gets to kick Emma’s ass.

Dave Cockrum sits out the interior art for this, but still does the covers. Which are outstanding.

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