Classification: Extraterrestrial weapon of mass
Creator: Scientists of the Conquest
User/Possessors: The Fearless Leader
First Appearance:Uncanny X-Men I#245 (June, 1989)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: To fatally disrupt any
and all relationships: personal, professional, organic, inorganic, macro
or micro, reducing it down to the most primally sub-atomic networks. The
bomb's mere presence was enough to dissolve the most loving bonds,
prompting brother to slay brother and boon companions to tear themselves
apart. The effect of the Jean Bomb would eventually affect the planet
itself, until nothing remained but stray atomic particles.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Rob Liefeld (pencils), Dan Green (inks).The Jean Bomb was intended as a parody on the divisive effect Jean Grey's controversial death and subsequent resurrection had on all of Marveldom. At the same time, the overall storyline of Uncanny X-Men I#245 was meant as a loving spoof of the early 1989 DC crossover Invasion! In this three part storyline, an alliance of alien races banded together to invade the Earth (and, incidentally, also had a weapon called "the Gene Bomb"). Where DC's Alliance of aliens targeted strategic spots like Gotham City and Paradise Island, Chris Claremont's remarkably similar looking alien legions decided Australia would be the ideal place to invade, once more proving their total lack of awareness regarding the Earth's reputation as a planet to reckon with.
Profile by Norvo.
The Jean Bomb has no known connections to
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Uncanny X-Men I#245, p7, pan3 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#245, p7, pan1-3 (three panels)
Uncanny X-Men I#245, p16, pan3 (Havok & aliens going after vessel holding the Jean Bomb)
Uncanny X-Men I#245 (June, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Rob Liefeld (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
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Last Updated: 12/26/13
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