Northstar cameo in Uncanny X-Men #510

Uncanny X-Men #510
Jul 2009

The Sisterhood arc continues in this issue as the X-Men are attacked physically, psychically and magically at their new Graymalkin headquarters by the Red Queen’s gang of bad girls. Northstar appears in one panel, possibly more, as a regular member of the X-Men, having joined up in issue #508.

In the previous issue, Cyclops had been sleeping on the couch, separately from Emma Frost, when Northstar, Dazzler and Pixie arrived home from a night of partying. The Sisterhood then launched a psychic attack with the help of Empath, who was in the X-brig. The attack continues in this issue: Cyclops is immobilized, as the manifestation of the attack in Cyclops’ mind is shown as a sensation of being trapped in a classroom, with some easily recognizable dead X-Men and some unnamed figures. One of the unnamed figures could possibly be Northstar, but it’s hard to tell.

Once the attack ends, Cyclops recovers as Emma embraces him. Northstar is in the background to Scott’s right, which is where he was right before the psychic attack. He’s not named but it must be him because he’s similarly dressed, in the same position, and the only other person in the room was Dazzler, who you’d not mistake for Northstar, even in the persistent red emergency lighting used in half the panels of the book. His identity has since been confirmed in the Official Index to the Marvel Universe #13.

It's like, how much more red could this be? And the answer is none. None more red.

Note: although Mister Jeffries was a member of the X-Men at the time, he was in the “vault” with the rest of the Science Team and did not appear.

Note: there is a variant cover and a 2nd printing variant for this issue.  The variant cover also has a sketch variant (not shown until I get a copy!).

Uncanny X-Men #510 – J. Scott Campbell variant
Uncanny X-Men #510 – Second Printing variant


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