Sunday, July 19, 2009
N is for Nightcrawler
The first time I ever saw the X-Men was on a Slurpee cup at the local 7-11 when I was about five years old. Like just about every kid who ever opened a comic book, I went through my X-Men fanboy period, where I’d buy Uncanny X-Men every month, as well as every X-Men-related crossover that Marvel saw fit to print. But unlike most kids, I was never much of a Wolverine fan. Nightcrawler was the character I liked the most, and those two issues* where he and the other X-Men go down into the New York sewers to save Angel from the Morlocks rank up there with my favorite X-Men stories ever.
*issues #169 and 170, just in case you were wondering...