Oh, this book.
This book hurts me so, so much.
The X-Men Unlimited title served many different functions over its tenure, sometimes varying from month to month.
With this issue, titled Hard Promises, it sought to bring some closure to the long-running Shi’ar storyline that had served as the alien-nature wing of the X-Franchise almost since the onset of the Claremont run.
Spinning out of the success of Star Wars (it’s true people, deal with it) the Marvel creative staff decided to have their team of misfits trying to fight for inclusion in a society that finds them uncanny… go to space, and save a princess.
Yup, that totally fits.
Okay, I’m being a little harsh.
What is horrendous in concept works in execution under Claremont’s pen, but even with that small miracle, one just has to stand back and …