("Shot through the heart!")
Boris Kaufman, cinematographer of many famous films including On the Waterfront and 12 Angry Men (a personal favourite of mine) as well as fighting against the Nazis in France during WWII, passes away aged 82.
"From our speed I estimate we have come many miles already from the embarkation point!" Really, Beast? Your boat was in bow-range from the jetty just two panels ago. That river must be breaking the sound barrier! I guess that means the boat's going to need a... sonic boom?
 I forgot to mention this yesterday, but another problem with this storyline is that we already know what happens. It's one thing to know the X-Men will all make it out OK, one tends to assume that in any case. But by starting this series off with dealing with Magneto's base in the Savage Land you're in a situation where you know not only will our heroes escape, but so too must the villain. Formulae that this mean you have to work even harder to generate surprises - you can't just give up on them entirely.