By Alan Kupperberg
One-shot comedian that includes Obnoxio, the decrepit, cigar-smoking, alcoholic clown additionally visible in loopy journal. The Uncanny X-Men’s Professor Xavier hires him to entertain at Kitty Pryde’s party, yet issues don’t end up the best way they need to. an interloper units off the X-Men’s alarms and Obnoxio will get stuck in the course of all of it. accordingly, the clown finally ends up scuffling with the X-Men with seltzer water and sneezing powder. finally, Professor Xavier catches the true intruder—an ice cream guy long past bad.
Obnoxio closes his exhibit by way of thwarting against the law gang whilst he’s referred to as in for jury accountability. regardless of his solid deed for the day, we doubt the X-Men are going to be inviting him again quickly.
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