Colossus VS Sebastian Shaw (Astonishing X-Men) Colossus VS Sebastian Shaw (Astonishing X-Men) Colossus VS Sebastian Shaw (Astonishing X-Men) Colossus VS Sebastian Shaw (Astonishing X-Men)

All of this isn’t really happening, Emma Frost just telepathically made Colossus think he was fighting Sebastian Shaw. Still, Colossus should have known better than give Sebastian Shaw all of those powerful blows.

From – Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3 #15

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  1. I loved this little fight. Shaw is an underrated powerhouse. He not only gets stronger, but faster as well, if going by his original fight between Colossus and Storm way back in the Claremont/Byrne era. I would assume Colossus either forgot Shaw’s abilities, or–more than likely–Nova was manipulating his mind so he couldn’t remember. Either way, I enjoyed this fight and thought of it while re-reading the Dark Phoenix Saga graphic novel again.

    This was a great X-Men run, partly because the same team worked on every issue (Whedon/Cassady). I liked Morrison’s run better, or certain aspect of it, but it would’ve benefited from a regular artist. Even someone solid but less flashy like Mark Bagley would’ve been better than the frequent artist switches.

    I miss Colossus as one of the main players, like from the Claremont books. Sometimes I wonder why certain mutants aren’t as popular as some Avengers–I mean, throw Colossus on the Avengers team and his popularity would skyrocket, under the right creative team. He’s got an awesome look and he’s a powerhouse. Another thing: with all the minority mutant characters, why aren’t some of those promoted to the foreground and given awesome stories. Marvel has made it clear they’re committed to diversity. Okay, well instead of replacing OGs or dropping new unknowns on us, utilize the awesome characters who already have some kind of following, and build them up. Characters like Sunspot, Dani Moonstar, Bishop, Richter, and on and on… make these characters into household, pop-culture names. It wouldn’t be hard–a good writer, a good artist, and a darn good story would cinch it.

    But that’s way off the subject. This was a fun fight (even if it was in Colossus’ head). Thanks for posting!

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