Are you reading Uncanny X-Men?
Unless I missed something, I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk about Maddie's return.
When I first started reading Uncanny way back in the 80s, she was already on the scene. She and Cyclops were married and living their life together. I did think it was a little strange since one of the first X-Men stories I read was the Phoenix Saga trade paperback.
When it was revealed that Maddie was Jean's clone, I was surprised. Maybe it was the art but I just never thought she really looked completely like Jean. With Jean's return, Maddie was left out in the rain. I guess you can't really blame her for going crazy and turning into the Goblin Queen (that was just weird). If you think about it, it doesn't say much about Scott. He had a kid with her and left her pretty much as soon as Jean returned. She may have been a clone but she basically was her own person. She had her own personality separate from Jean's.
Check out Uncanny X-Men if you haven't been reading it. I know some people are on the fence with Greg Land's art but let's not forget Terry Dodson is also doing pencils. I'm also a big fan of Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction. You can't go wrong with those guys doing the writing. You never know what they're going to do next.
Here's some info. on the next issue.
Alfred Lord Tennyson said, “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” -Someone should tell that to Cyclops! Get your fix on all the heart-wrenching drama in Uncanny X-Men #504! Brought to you by the hard-hitting one, two combination of writers Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil) and Matt Fraction (Iron Man, Immortal Iron Fist) and superstar artist Terry Dodson (Marvel Knights Spider-Man)!
It seemed like a new start in San Francisco is just what the X-Men needed, until an old enemy from the past caught up to them. After the stunning revelation last issue, a red-headed woman from Cyclops’ past appears to have returned from the dead—is Madelyne Pryor alive? But that’s not all: The fallout from MESSIAH COMPLEX rains down on the X-men when the footage of the Alaskan Massacre is leaked to the press! Plus, Colossus encounters an enemy from the Old Country while Angel & Beast discover a hero long thought dormant.
If you haven’t picked up the all-new, all-different Uncanny X-Men this is the place to start! You can’t afford to miss part one of ‘Lovelorn’ the new arc beginning in Uncanny X-Men #504!
UNCANNY X-MEN #504 (SEP082388)
Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC 10/30/08, On-Sale 11/19/08