FW Presents: Find Your Joy: Uncanny X-Men #153

Siskoid finds his joy when his 12-year-old self comes across the perfect comic, launching an expansive collection and a theatrical career in one fell swoop.

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14 responses to “FW Presents: Find Your Joy: Uncanny X-Men #153

  1. I’m the sister in question and that podcast brought back great memories. Found my joy in a weird way this morning. Thanks bro !

    1. Please, please, comment on Siskoid’s podcasts more often, Julie. And if you could reveal embarrassing truths about your brother’s childhood, that would be wonderful!

  2. Wait! You had a crush on Kitty Pryde too?! Sorry, if I had known, I would have backed off, and found myself a different teen superhero crush.

    Seriously though, thank you for sharing about this issue. I honestly was one of those who wondered why Kitty named her little dragon Lockheed. Now, I need wonder no longer.

  3. I’m really enjoying this series and its fun look at a variety of comics.

    Siskoid, it took guts to admit you had a crush on Kitty, but I think all of us teenage comic fans probably crushed on a comics character (or several) at some point. I still hate Green Arrow for evicting my teen crush *sigh*Batgirl*sigh* from her back-up spot in Detective Comics. If I had an X-Men crush, it was definitely Storm.

    I don’t really remember what I thought of this issue at the time. It is quite the unusual issue to inspire a fanship for the title.

    1. I don’t feel like it took much guts seeing as 1) a LOT of people tell me they had a crush on Kitty Pryde and 2) I’m not a teenager admitting this in front of the class. 😉

  4. While I respect and enjoy his ’70s work, and he’s one of the all-time great costume designers, I received Dave Cockrum’s second run on X-Men about as warmly as latter-day Swan on… well. I’ve never been able to will myself to read most of these issues, but especially “Kitty’s Fairy Tale,” which pains me to look at. I think I bought it as an X-Men Classic with a fun Mike Mignola cover, but I never wanted to crack it. It’s ironic, because I did buy Uncanny X-Men Annual #8 off the newsstand on the strength of my love for Kitty Pryde, and I did read it many, many times from the summer of ’84 through several years onward. Although it wasn’t as “eventy” as the other X-Men annuals of the 1980s (owing at least in part to the absence of an Adams/Davis/etc.) I maintain an affection for this science fantasy. The minimalism of Steve Leialoha (anticipating/influencing Scott McCloud?) and the space to create a broader dramatic epic better suited my tastes then and now. Of course, you were three years older by that point, so it makes sense that the annual wouldn’t impact on you the same way.

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