Editor’s note: Bronze Age Essentials uses Marvel’s inexpensive B&W Essentials volumes to sequentially review extended runs of Marvel comics from the 1970s and ’80s.“Who Will Stop the Juggernaut?” by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and Sam Grainger (from X-Men #102, published and © Marvel, Dec. 1976):
A better title would have been “Rivalry!”: Banshee vs. Black Tom, Wolverine vs. Colossus, Storm vs. her debilitating Achilles’ Heel (including a beautiful page 9), Juggernaut vs. his “half-brother”* Xavier and Xavier vs. Cyclops. Query: Is Scott just misunderstood or deep down a jerk? Nightcrawler gets a cool power upgrade, and Misty Knight (Jean Grey’s roommate?!?) and Lilandra (as a face in a mirror) are introduced. Marvel would take 6 issues to do all this now!
*What? How? Is this proto-retcon? Or secret history? Did they share the same mother, or father? How did Juggernaut come to hate Xavier so? Help!