Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #246

Issue Date: 
July 1989
Story Title: 
The Day of Other Lights

Chris Claremont (writer), Marc Silvestri,(penciler) Dan Green (inker), Glynis Oliver (colorist), Joe Rosen(letterer), Bob Harras (editor), Tom DeFalco (editor in chief)

Brief Description: 

Dazzler looks into the Seige Perilous and sees herself dying whilst Wolverine decides to leave to take care of some business. Carol Danvers (in control of Rogue's body) visits her brothers grave and Senator Kelly says no to funding for new sentinel projects. Nimrod gets turned into Master Mold and is then attacked by Carol. In the midst of the battle Senator Kelly’s wife Sharon is shot by Nimrod’s eye blasts.

Full Summary: 

Dazzler looks into the Seige Perilous using her laser eye blasts to see what would be in store for her if she passed through the portal. Each image (lawyer, superhero, singer, houswife, bag lady) she see’s shows her dying in a brutal manner. She doesn’t believe what she is seeing as the images form of a decaying corpse which tells her that death comes to us all. Then as quickly as it started the images have gone and Dazzler is alone in the darkened room. She is so scared she is shaking and is unable to produce any light as she has been drained of energy. She pulls out a tape from her bag and finds a tape drive to play it on. She then creates light from the music and realises that her hand is bleeding where it was holding the Seige Perilous.
In New York city Nimrod breaks into a building where a gang is selling narcotics. The gangsters fire on Nimrod, which has no effect, and after administering a final warning, he kills them all before destroying the drugs. He then leaves with the money, and decides to give it back to the community.
Back in Australia Wolverine is washing when Storm interupts him. She confronts him about wanting to take a leave of absence. He tells her it is something that he has to do and has to do alone and that he will be back when he’s finished.
In Washington DC Carol Danvers, in control of Rogue's body, visits the "Wall", where the names of dead soldiers are carved in. She leaves her medal of honour where her little brother’s name and apologises for not coming for a long time. She starts to cry, salutes and then flies off.
In Australia Longshot is watching Colossus train against Havok. Havok is really pushing himself. He gets Longshot to throw some blades in the air which he attempts to destroy whilst avoiding Colossus attacking him. He misses some and gets angry with himself when a blast ricochets of Colossus and towards Longshot, only for Longshot to dodge at the last minute. Dazzler turns up and gets Colossus to throw some more blades in the air which she destroys with ease causing Havok to get slightly jealous.
In Manhattan again Senator Kelly is at the Hellfire Club talking with Sebastian Shaw who is enquiring funding for another Sentinel project which kelly is oppossed to. The discussion is interrupted by Kelly's wife Sharon. Being a former waitress of the club she thought it funny to dress up once more as a maid, but the senator is shocked and slightly embarresed.
Downtown Carol leaves her old appartment and thanks the landlady for looking after her stuff. She then meets up with Psylocke and they talk about the problems Carol is having with 'sharing' Rogue‘s body; she also shows her the costume she wore as Ms. Marvel.
Further downtown Nicholas Hunter (Nimrod) is working on a construction site when he finds a small circuitry module. He picks it up and starts to run a scan; suddenly he reverts back to his true robotic configuration and causes near explosives to blow up. After the dust has cleared Master Mold appears from the rubble. Carol and Psylocke are walking down a street when Betsy telepathically hears the screams from the workmen. Carol flies to the site and sees Master Mold repairing himself with the construction materials. Believing to be safe since the X-Men are invisible to technical scans, she attacks but is knocked away and smashes into senator Kelly’s limo. Senator Kelly is knocked unconsious and his wife, still in a daze, gets him out of the car, but then runs back to pull out the superhero. Carol's mind is unconscious and so Rogue is in control after waking up. She is angry that Carol made her wear the "ugly" Ms. Marvel costume. Sharon Kelly tries to help her free from the wreckage when Master Mold targets them. Rogue tells her to run and she’ll draw its fire but the robot's confused sensors lock on Sharon and shoot. Then it targets on Rogue.

Characters Involved: 

Colossus, Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine (all X-Men)

Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers (absorbed personality inside Rogue’s head takes control)

Nimrod / Nicholas Hunter

Master Mold

Senator Robert Kelly

Sharon Kelly, his wife

Sebastian Shaw


Story Notes: 

Wolverine mentions to have just returned from Mexico with Havok. (Havok & Wolverine : Meltdown limited series)
Master Mold was last seen on an orbital space station that exploded. Apparently the robot was destroyed though some modules remained intact. (Marvel Comics Presents #24)
First appearance of Sharon Kelly.

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