With the news from Disney+ Day that Disney will be streaming a new X-Men: The Animated Series called X-Men 97, it got me thinking why 97? Of course the obvious answer is that the series picks up at the conclusion of the origina series, but What If( ,,, voice), the series is tacking stories from the X-Men comics from 1997? What was going on with our merry mutants in 1997? This series is going to look back on Uncanny X-Men from 1997 and recap all 12 books from that year. Starting with issue....., we will look at key characters and moments and from time to time, cross over into the X-Men book as both books were running stories that crossed over. Come to me my mutants and lets look back at issue # 340 of Uncanny X-Men
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Pencils by: Joe Madueeira
Inks: Tim Townsend
We open with the mystery of who tried to kill Bobby Drake, AKA, Iceman's father.... and he name drops Creed, but which Creed are we talking about?
The book then shifts to Sam Guthrie, AKA Cannoball, who has most recently been moved up from the New Mutants/X-Force, to the main roster of X-Men. Sam is working undercover on the Presidental campaing of Graydon Creed. His anti-mutant platform has made him the darling of the "we hate mutants" crowd. The X-Men are doing their best to disrupt the campaing from the inside knowing full well a bigoted President would mean a disatser for mutants( man this sounds super familiar)
While Sam is feeling uneasy about these questions about his father, he knows who Creed's father is( Sabertooth for those who aint know) and Sam drops that bomd during this convo which completely rattles Creed
Outside the hospital, Creed's tactical, strike team is looking to get the drop on some mutants. They figured if they were able to hurt Bobby's dad, other mutants would come out... and they were right. But they did draw out a mutant they maybe didn't plan for.... Its the Wolverine!!! Editors note... I hate this version of Wolverine who was way more animal acting than man... the design is cool by Joey Mad tho