Crazy Cyclops Once Fought His Own Team | Screen Rant

After a battle with his fellow X-Men, Scott Summers turns on his team in a fit of rage - but Cyclops always has a method to his madness.

Crazy Cyclops Once Fought His Own Team | Screen Rant

Scott Summers has been an integral part of the X-Men team since the first issue back in 1963, but things weren't always as peaceful among the team as they are now. The normally calm and collected Cyclops once caused chaos by unexpectedly turning on his fellow mutants after their battle with the psionic Proteus. However, things aren't what they seem...

During the Power of Proteus story line written by Chris Claremont, the trust and loyalty that is a key part of the X-Men crew is tested. In Uncanny X-Men issue 127, Cyclops ends up fighting his friends as well as the villains of the story. A scuffle with Moira McTaggert leaves him out cold, and he is left lying on the ground as easy prey until the team pulls themselves back together.

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Wolverine is left spooked by how easily Proteus defeated the team and Cyclops antagonizes him by accusing him of faking. Summers gets Logan so riled up that his claws come out and he takes a swipe at him. Love rivals Logan and Scott need no excuse to fight, having a tension between them that has lasted throughout the X-Men history, but the confrontation between them in this issue is completely out of character. Colossus tries to break up the fight, but Summer's deadly optic blasts bounce off his metallic exterior and hit Wolverine. The insults between the pair continue, getting Wolverine even more riled up. Nightcrawler is thrown into the brawl before Storm stops the fight with her weather wielding powers.

The whole story turns out to be a test devised by Scott to trick each member of the team into proving they were really worthy of facing Proteus again. The only member of the group aware of the plan was Jean, who had read Scott's mind earlier in the day. Jean played dumb so she could be a safety net if things went drastically wrong. After the confrontation the focus goes to the X-Men chasing Proteus down before he can do any more damage. Claremont sneaks in some well known Scottish landmarks such as Cullodon Muir and Edinburgh Zoo to emphasize the fact they are on Moira's turf. The beautiful Edinburgh landscape drawn by John Byrne provides a backdrop to the argument between Moira and her estranged husband and the arrival of the X-Men. The famous crag where the extinct volcano Arthur's Seat sits is the perfect spot for the X-Men's arrival.

Proteus continues to leave a pile of bodies behind him, with his strength growing at each kill. He possess his father with his powers and soon sets his sights on his mother Moira. The X-Men swoop in, united again after Cyclops's earlier deception. Proteus tries some of his reality altering tricks, flooring the X-Men once again. The issue ends of a cliffhanger, meaning hooked readers have to buy the next issue to see if the X-Men are triumphant in saving Moira, The only thing that is for sure is that Cyclops' earlier fraud really did help make the team stronger.

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What Help Is Out There for Comic Book Stores? | Screen Rant

#Creators4Comics was a huge success, but the funds from this campaign only help US stores. What help is there for stores around the rest of the world?

What Help Is Out There for Comic Book Stores? | Screen Rant

The coronavirus pandemic has hit a lot of industries hard, with comic books one those affected around the world. The troubles stem further than just the publishers, with creators, fans and the stores that sell our favorite stories all being affected.

Creators and fans around the world banded together for the #Creators4Comics, but the funds from the hugely successful campaign only help the stores affected in the US. The comic book business is a global community that is crying out for help, but what help is there for stores outside of the US? #Creators4Comics was started by comic book veterans as a way of saving stores hit hard by the pandemic. The industry has been on pause, with titles either being digitally released or delayed until fans can go outside safely again. Diamond Distributors decided that they would not send out any new titles during the spread of COVID-19, which has left stores with no new content to sell. Stores instead have had to rely on dedicated customers to keep them afloat.

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Regie Rigby, who owns a comic book store in Harrogate in the United Kingdom, says his dedicated customers are doing everything they can to help the store survive while Diamond aren't shipping any new products. "Our regulars have really rallied round to support us," explains Regie. "Regulars have helped by clearing their pull boxes and buying gift vouchers each week so we've had a regular income."

Since the huge success of #Creators4Comics, comic book talent outside of the US have started to see what they can do to help the industry from collapsing in their part of the world. Bordering country Canada has no access to the money raised by #Creators4Comics as all the funds go to the American charity Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC), so they started their own hashtag #Canucks4Comics, with funds going to the Canadian Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund (CLDF). Australian comic book artist Jon Sommariva has started a campaign similar to #creators4comics that is using the hashtag #aussies4comics. In Ireland, Declan Shalvey has recruited Irish creators and started a similar fundraising effort with #Storysellers. There doesn't seem to be much help currently available for shops in the United Kingdom or the rest of Europe outside of government funding, but there are a few projects in the works to raise money for the creatives who make the comics.

Both the #Creators4Comics and #Canucks4Comics auctions have ended, but they have started a wave of other crowd-pulling auctions that are still ongoing. The #aussies4comics campaign was only launched at the end of April, with names like All New Wolverine writer Tom Taylor getting involved in promoting the raising of funds for stores down under. Many of the auctions have already finished, but there are more additions daily of original art that can be found under JonRedJ's ebay account.

Irish comic book artist Declan Shalvey, known for his award winning work Hero Killers and art on Marvel titles Deadpool and Moon Knight, also recently set up his own appeal. His efforts raises money for the retail community in Ireland. Fans can donate cash directly, or keep an eye on the thread under #Storysellers to bid for original artwork and signed comics. If there is a piece of art that tickles a readers fancy, all they have to do is comment the amount they would like to bid on the original tweet where is is advertised. There are also one-to-one video Q&As with illustrators, portfolio reviews and scripts up for grabs. There is no direct charity to donate the money to, so Shalvey has set up a GoFundMe page for the proceeds to be collected.

There are currently no auctions or fundraising campaigns available to stores in the United Kingdom. The comic stores instead are having to rely on help from the Government that is available for all shops during the crisis, not just those selling comics. All retailers and businesses have the option to furlough their staff so that 80% of their wages will still be paid during the lockdown while they can't work. There are also grants available to cover any loss in profits, as well as loans available for the stores that are really in dire need of the cash injection. What funding is available for the rest of Europe and across other continents is currently unknown

There are a handful of other fundraising schemes available to help retailers. The Insider Art Digital Anthology raises money specifically for female and non-binary retailers through comics, crafts and cats. Names such as Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Domino) and Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) are contributors to the project. It is unknown if Insider Art is a global project, but the website does say that any female or non-binary retailer can apply for funds. A project titled is a collaboration of tales from creators such as 's Charlie Adlard, but this is mainly to raise funds for those that make comics.

Often when people think about comics they only think about America, but talent and publishers are not just US based. Many well known writers such as Grant Morrison and Mark Millar are from Scotland, and the popular character Judge Dredd was created in a shed in Dundee. To keep the comic book industry alive, funding is needed world-wide. Hopefully as time goes on, more campaigns will spring up to save the shops that fans like to frequent.

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