Friday, January 13, 2017

Wanted TPB: Starjammers & Brood Saga Omnibus

Writer: Various
Artist: Various
Publisher: Marvel Comics (1980-1984)
Includes: X-Men #104, 107-109, 154, The Uncanny X-Men #155-158, 161-167, 174, X-Men Spotlight on Starjammers #1-2, Uncanny X-Men #275-277, Starjammers #1-4, and Starjammers #1-6

Spoilers Below on WHY this needs to be a Omnibus

We learn that Corsair is Cyclop's father.
There are impregnating nasty aliens called the Brood - Marvel's and Chris Claremont's answer to Aliens!
Giant space whales live in the universe and are used as ships.
Wolverine fights off a brood stomach baby and wins, but barely.
The X-Men attack the newly formed New Mutants, who hold their own.
Professor X completely transforms into a Brood, but manages to keep his mind somewhat intact then gets a new cloned body that allows him to walk.
Kitty is kicked out of the X-Men.

That is some wild and crazy shit - plus the Starjammers are space pirates - SPACE PIRATES!

Creation: Dave Cockrum created the Starjammers with the intent of having them star in their own series. However, when he submitted the concept for Marvel's two try-out series, Marvel Spotlight and Marvel Premiere, he was repeatedly informed that these series were booked for two years solid. Running out of patience, Cockrum showed the Starjammers to X-Men writer Chris Claremont and convinced him to use the characters for this series. In order to provide a plausible excuse for the Starjammers to make repeat appearances in X-Men, they decided to make Corsair, the leader of the Starjammers, be the father of Cyclops, the leader of the X-Men

Marvel Handbook: The Starjammers were a group of renegade spacers who perform acts of piracy and sabotage in the tradition of old English buccaneers. The original Starjammers, Ch'od, Hepzibah, Raza, and their human leader Corsair met in the slave pits of the Shi'ar Empire. This was during the reign of D'Ken the mad when atrocities of the Empire were many. When the four escaped and stole a starship, they swore vengeance on the tyrannical government that had enslaved them. They battled the empire abourd their ship, the Starjammer (of which they have at least two). Soon others joined the Starjammers to fight for freedom.

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