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Is there trouble on Krakoa for a certain poly couple in ‘X-Force’ #18?

A certain polyamorous mutant relationship may be in trouble.

Spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned.

We here at AIPT have taken a fascination with Scott Summers’ love life. Just read Adam Reck’s ranking of Cyclops’ past loves to get a sense of the storied history for the character. More recently last summer, it was pretty obvious Scott’s relationship with Jean Grey was complicated.

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Detailing his relationship info drops in Cable #2 and X-Men #10 it’s clear the new way of love and “make more mutants” has complicated things for Summers. One big takeaway in that article is how Scott is cool with Logan sticking around and getting intimate with Jean. But maybe that’s changing after the events in X-Force #18.

Credit: Marvel Comics

Credit: Marvel Comics

Things get more complicated in X-Force #18 this week. In a quick two-page scene, Benjamin Percy and Garry Brown reveal a rather romantic moment between Logan and Jean. Set on the Moon, Jean creeps up on Logan who looks a bit downtrodden as he sips some coffee.

Ignore the fact that it’s never too late for Logan to drink coffee since his healing factor likely eradicates the effects in seconds.

X-Force #18 love romance scott summers

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Logan can’t be consoled. That is until Jean lays her lips on his.

Is there trouble on Krakoa for a certain poly couple in 'X-Force' #18?

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In a flash, things change however as Jean sees something truly horrible–it’s the beastie that is making trouble this issue–and pulls away from Logan. In the very next moment, Logan is shocked and questioning Jean moving away, Scott hears something is up and comes to look, and things get rather tense.

In the last two panels below you can see Scott is concerned as he orders Jean to “come to bed.” Forget the fact that Jean was making a move on Logan, and realize the love triangle might be altered forever after this moment.

Is there trouble on Krakoa for a certain poly couple in 'X-Force' #18?

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Can these three fix what just happened? Can Scott trust Logan with the mother of his children? We’ll have to find out in a future issue if Jean and Logan makeup and if this scene changes Scott’s perspective on Wolverine.

Will Logan get an invite to Chandilore, or is he on the outs for Scott and Jean? Only time, and the mending of hearts, might tell. I highly recommend you read the entire issue–it’s a great horror adventure–which is out now in comic book shops.

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