UNCANNY X-MEN #169-170 (1983): 1st Morlocks

Kurt has a threesome. No, not really.

He’s having a sexy bath with Amanda Sefton when he gets the alert call and has to save Warren’s girlfriend, who has been hurt–so he leaves her with his girlfriend to help her while he goes to get the other X-Men.

Angel was kidnapped and taken to the sewers.

The X-Men go hunting.

And we meet Callisto and the Morlocks, Caliban’s extended sewer family.

Who overtake the X-Men.

This story is “the one where Storm becomes a badass.”  Soon after, she got a Mohawk.

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She kicks ass to free Angel, who’s been kidnapped by the Morlocks, led by Callisto.

Other ongoing characters are introduced, like Masque.

Kitty is wounded and separated from the group, and thus begins Caliban’s creepy fascination with her.

Great story.

And in the area of subplots, because no Claremont script is complete without about a half dozen of them, Maddie Pryor and Cyclops are continuing to fall in love and Destiny precogs that Rogue is in danger.

More on that next issue.

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