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Issue:	Astonishing X-Men 1 
Date:	Mar-95
Story:	Once More with Feeling (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Magneto and the X-Men:
Quicksilver, Iceman, Sabretooth, Morph, Storm,
Banshee, Nightcrawler, Blink, Sunfire, Rogue
Regular Characters:	Charles Lensherr
Guest Stars:	Gambit; Charles Xavier (in flashback);
Bishop
Villains:	Apocalypse, Prelate Delgado, Rex; Legion (in
flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Joe Madureira 
	Inks: Dan Green, Tim Townsend
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Steve Buccellato, Digital Chameleon
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	In the wake of Bishop's revelations, Magneto
prepares his team for a suicidal mission. Blink ports
in with Sunfire, whose power is out of control, so
Magneto and Bobby have to contain him. Delgado pokes
his head through the portal, so Blink closes it on
him. Sunfire reports that the cullings Apocalypse
disavowed are actually being carried out by his son,
Holocaust.
	Apocalypse sits above a pile of human remains in his
capital in Manhattan. He tells Rex his predictions
were correct about Delgado, and they have located the
X-Men's base.
	Magneto has sent Gambit on another mission, but he
takes time to say goodbye to Rogue. Blink arrives with
her son Charles before they can kiss. 
	Kurt is concerned that Bishop is a distraction from
their effort to help humans evacuate through Maine,
but he trusts Magneto, who thinks this whole universe
may yet be undone. 
	Rogue, Blink, Sunfire, Sabretooth, Wild Child, and
Morph go to stop the cullings. 

Issue:	Weapon X 1 
Date:	Mar-95
Story:	Unforgiven Trespasses (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Logan, Jean Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Sentinels; the Human High Council:
Bolivar and Moira Trask, Emma Frost, Brian Braddock,
Mariko Yashida
Villains:	Infinites, a Balrog-Class Meta-Cyborg,
Havok, Apocalypse, Cyclops, Abyss, Holocaust, Beast,
Magma
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Larry Hama
	Pencils: Adam Kubert
	Inks: Karl Kesel, Dan Green, Chris Warner 
	Letters: Pat Brosseau
	Colors: Mike Thomas 
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	As a favor to the Human High Council, Logan
and Jean ride a Sentinel to the Atlantic sea wall,
crash in, and fight past a Balrog. Havok ports in, so
Jean deals with him while Logan destroys the control
center. Havok blasts Jean, but Logan returns and
stomps him. They get to their Sentinel; Havok follows,
so the Sentinel puts him back in the transporter and
gets rid of him.
	A swarm of Sentinels and transports fly over the
deactivated sea wall, evacuating humans from Maine to
Europe. Cyclops tells Apocalypse that Sinister has fed
information to their enemies. Havok has been fused
with the Sentinel's hand, but he alerts them that
Logan and Jean were responsible. 
	The Human High Council is considering a Doomsday
strike against Apocalypse. Then Magma attacks, and
Logan immediately guts her. Braddock assembles the
attack force of huge aircraft, but Jean says it's
madness.

Issue:	Gambit and the X-Ternals 1 
Date:	Mar-95
Story:	Some of Us Looking to the Stars (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Gambit and the X-Ternals: Jubilee,
Strong Guy, Sunspot, Lila Cheney
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Magneto
Villains:	Infinites (Fedayeen) including the Kurbaj
Squadron under Rictor, Madri, Dr. Peter Corbeau
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Fabian Nicieza
	Pencils: Tony Daniel
	Inks: Kevin Conrad
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Marie Javins
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Jubilee flees the Infinites, after stealing
medical supplies. Strong Guy and Sunspot come to her
rescue. They return to their base in the old Morlock
tunnels and find Magneto there. They are defensive,
till Remy says he brought him there. Two years ago, he
left the X-Men because Rogue married Magneto, and he
has Lila now. Magneto wants them to steal the M'Kraan
crystal, so he can reshape reality.
	Rictor is angry that his squad can't catch the
X-Ternals. He wants to make a name for himself.
	Magneto leads them to a door, behind which is
Apocalypse's science lab. Madri attack; Jubilee
explodes their cloaks, felling them all. Sunspot finds
Corbeau, who explains the lab is the remains of Ship.
He has scanned for the Shi'ar galaxy; Magneto tells
Lila she needs to use her dormant mutant power to
teleport them there, so he cybernetically hooks her
into the computers. Rictor's squad attacks; Magneto
tells Remy to stay with Lila while he deals with them.
Lila opens a portal, which suck in the X-Ternals and
Rictor with them.
	Magneto leaves; Corbeau self-destructs the lab.

Issue:	Gambit and the X-Ternals 2
Date:	Apr-95
Story:	Where No External Has Gone Before! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Gambit and the X-Ternals: Jubilee,
Strong Guy, Sunspot, Lila Cheney
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Imperial Guard including Gladiator,
Oracle, Starbolt; C'cil, B'nee; the Starjammers:
Ch'od, Deathbird (Lady Cal'syee), Hepzibah, Raza
Villains:	Rictor
Other Characters:	Jonath
Credits:	Writer: Fabian Nicieza
	Pencils: Tony Daniel
	Inks: Conrad, Milgrom, Christian
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Marie Javins, Digital Chameleon
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The X-Ternals flee the Imperial Guard, while
Rictor just surrenders. Starbolt attacks Sunspot with
solar energy, and Gladiator throws a rock onto Guido:
mistakes both. The team makes it into a forest, but
the trees attack them. B'nee and C'cil can't track
them, but Rictor says he planted a tracking device on
one of them. Emperor D'Ken's telepaths have warned him
about this planet, Ch'reesharaa, and these mutants. 
	The universe blinks. The "nexus expansion" is
approaching, so Gladiator orders retreat. 
	Jonath, half-Shi'ar and half-Mephistoid, says D'Ken
used the M'Kraan crystal to oust Deathbird and kill
Lilandra. But since the nine stars aligned, the power
is out of his control and nullifying the universe.
	The Imperial Guard finds and attacks them, but the
world begins to crystallize. Just in time, the
Starjammers teleport the X-Ternals to their ship.
(Note: Deathbird's name is revealed to be Cal'syee.)

Issue:	X-Calibre 1
Date:	Mar-95
Story:	Infernal Gallop (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nightcrawler (Kurt Darkholme),
Mystique (Raven Darkholme), Destiny (Irene Adler)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Switchback, Cain Marko, Sentinels, Angel,
John Proudstar 
Villains:	Madri, Apocalypse, Pale Riders: Damask,
"Dead Man" Wade Wilson, Danielle Moonstar
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Warren Ellis
	Pencils: Ken Lashley
	Inks: Wegryzyn, Moy, Lardsa
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Joe Rosas, Digital Chameleon
	Editor: Suzanne Gaffney
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	A ferryman (Mystique, see iss. 3) takes
Switchback along an icy underground river to Cain, her
guide. They walk through jungle for days, the come to
the warm haven in the Antarctic: Avalon.
	Sentinels patrol the ruins of Manhattan, where Angel
runs a nightclub, Heaven. Kurt wants him to arrange
passage for him to Avalon, so he can find Destiny.
	Magneto contacts Mystique, ordering her to meet Kurt
in Avalon. She has been ferrying people there, for a
price. 
	Angel sends Kurt to an old Stark warehouse, where
Proudstar is holding a ghost dance. Kurt hates
churches; Proudstar doesn't like the Darkholmes; Kurt
ports away with the finger he pointed at him, then
demands passage. He puts him on the sub Excalibur,
with other refugees.
	Dani is an informant; she tells Apocalypse Kurt is at
the ghost dance, and Avalon is in Antarctica. 
	Destiny welcomes Switchback, but when she touches
her, she sees Apocalypse.

Issue:	Factor X 1
Date:	Mar-95
Story:	Sinister Neglect (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Artemis, Phantazia (Eileen Harshaw), Newt
(Mortimer Toynbee), Avalanche (Dominic Petros), Pyro
(St. John Allerdyce), Angel, Scarlett McKenzie
Villains:	Aurora, Northstar, Cyclops, Havok, Sinister,
the Bedlam brothers, Beast; Elizabeth and Sam Guthrie;
Henry Peter Gyrich
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: John Francis Moore
	Pencils: Steve Epting
	Inks: Al Milgrom 
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Glynis Oliver 
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Artemis leads escapees from the pens, but
Cyclops, Havok, Aurora, and Northstar attack them. The
battle is brief, and Havok kills Artemis, to save
Scott from her knife.
	In the statue of Apocalypse in New York harbor,
Sinister plots his overthrow, before he starts a world
war. Apocalypse had put in him charge of breeding the
next generation of mutants, and now his "children" are
on their own.
	The Guthries guard the pens full of test subjects.
Havok and Sam both resent Scott's insistence on
benevolence. Havok visits Beast in his lab: he
dissolves people and uses their genetic material to
grow Infinites, who only last about a year. He is
willing to support Havok, but says Apocalypse won't
tolerate killing Scott. Havok goes next to Angel's
club, which is interrupted by gunfire: Gyrich, who has
himself wired with explosives. The Bedlam brothers
scramble his mind and equipment, and he is escorted
out. Scarlett and Havok are having a scandalous secret
affair: human and mutant.
	Sinister has been missing for days, so Scott has the
Bedlams break into his sanctum, which he wrecked
before he left. Scott realizes he abandoned them, so
he takes charge, but Havok has other ideas. Sinister
remotely detonates the statue.

Issue:	Generation Next 1
Date:	Mar-95
Story:	From the Top (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Colossus, Shadowcat, Chamber,
Know-It-All (Claudia St. Croix), Paige Guthrie (Husk),
Mondo, Skin, Vicente
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Magneto, Bishop; Illyana Rasputin
Villains:	
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer & Pencils: Bachalo, Lobdell
	Inks: Mark Buckingham
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Steve Buccellato, Electric Crayon
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	In Colorado, Chamber fights Husk in a
training session, while Claudia, who is mostly
computer, observes. Mondo interrupts when they start
kissing, and then Colossus ends the session, angry
that they haven't pushed themselves harder. Husk turns
her hands to acid and burns his head, but he slaps her
away, then Kitty attacks her with her claws. She
feigns defeat, then stabs Kitty through the belly with
her arm, now a diamond spike, but Kitty phases through
it. Chamber drops a tree on Colossus, and Skin wraps
up Kitty, who pulls him out of a tree. Husk morphs to
a bio-pattern that Kitty can't phase through and takes
her out, even though Skin is still in the way. 
Colossus is angry at Husk, but Vincente captures him,
while Claudia ineffectively calls and end to the
session.
	Magneto arrives and freezes everyone in place. He
takes Colossus and Kitty aside, explaining about
Bishop. Although Apocalypse killed all known time
travelers, Claudia scans for those with an
unrecognized power. She learns Illyana is alive, in
Portland.

Issue:	X-Man 1
Date:	Mar-95
Story:	Breaking Away (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	X-Man (Nathaniel "Nate" Summers)
Regular Characters:	Forge, Toad, Soaron, Brute,
Mastermind
Guest Stars:	Magneto; Bishop (in flashback), Theresa
Rourke
Villains:	Cyclops, Cotter, Apocalypse, Shadow King,
Domino, Infinites, Sinister
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Jeph Loeb
	Pencils: Steve Skroce
	Inks: Sellers, Smith, LaRosa, Conrad
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Mike Thomas 
	Editor: Lisa Patrick
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate remembers Cyclops helping him escape,
then going to the X-mansion and seeing Bishop argue
with Magneto. Forge taps him on the shoulder,
explaining they're not really there, and he used their
psi-link to find him. He brings him back to his body,
where he sees he has blasted the terrain, endangering
his team. Forge says he has to stop training by
himself, and they need to move along.
	Forge's team wanders and puts on plays in the ruins
of the Midwest. Mastermind makes sure no one sees them
for what they really are, but the local prelate is
suspicious. Nate uses his power to change his mind,
but Forge says every time he uses his power it's like
a beacon.
	Cyclops tells Apocalypse that Sinister has fled.
Shadow King warns him of a powerful psi, which gives
Cyclops thoughts of rebellion. Apocalypse sends Domino
to capture or kill this new threat.
	In Kansas, Infinites put humans including Theresa
into boxcars. Forge's team derails the train and frees
them, but then Infinites attack, wounding Soaron. Nate
lets loose with his power, and Theresa's sonic power
manifests. She realizes she's a mutant and will never
be helpless again. 
	Forge is unhappy with Nate, but the team moves on.
They meet a man named Essex, who says he can help.

Issue:	Age of Apocalypse: The Chosen (23 pages)
Date:	Apr-95
Feature Characters:	
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Apocalypse, Madri (Jamie Madrox)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Cover: Ian Churchill, Scott Hanna, Ashley
Underwood
	Colors: Ashley Underwood
	Designer: Ronnie Lawler
	Asst. Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The Madri are Apocalypse's priests and
agents. One of them violates his sanctuary and reads
his classifications:
	Chosen: Magneto, Rogue, Cyclops, Storm, Quicksilver,
the Four Horsemen (Holocaust, Mikhail Rasputin,
Sinister, Abyss), Weapon X, Jean Grey, Colossus,
Angel, Sabretooth, Wild Child, Bishop
	Forgotten: X-Man, Havok, Northstar, Aurora, Beast,
X-Calibre (Nightcrawler, Mystique), Human High Council
(Bolivar and Moira Trask, Emma Frost, Brian Braddock,
Mariko Yashida), Gambit and the X-Ternals (Lila
Cheney, Strong Guy, Jubilee, Sunspot), Xavier
	He learns the Madri are Chosen as well, but then
Apocalypse catches him, marks him Forgotten, and
destroys him.

Issue:	Astonishing X-Men 2
Date:	Apr-95
Story:	No Exit (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Rogue, Sunfire, Morph, Blink,
Magneto, Sabretooth, Wild Child
Regular Characters:	Charles Lensherr
Guest Stars:	Bishop
Villains:	Nemesis (in flashback), Apocalypse, Rex
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Joe Madureira 
	Inks: Dan Green, Tim Townsend
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Steve Buccellato, Digital Chameleon
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Rogue leads her team to Chicago to stop
Holocaust's culling. The crowd is panicked, and
Sunfire goes berserk, so Rogue has to absorb his power
while the team guides the humans to safety. She sees
his memories of the massacre in Japan, and that he
blames himself for not stopping it.
	In Westchester, Magneto cradles his son, saying
goodbye in case the world dies. 
	Apocalypse is angry at Abyss's failure to stop the
evacuation of Maine. But Rex has located Magneto's
base.
	Sabretooth asks a reluctant Blink to teleport him and
Wild Child to Holocaust, a suicidal delaying tactic.
Rogue tries to stop it, but Blink zaps her and then
sends them along to Indianapolis. Sabretooth wakes
Wild Child, and they confront Holocaust, who tells him
the location of the Infinite processing plant.
Sabretooth sends Wild Child off with that information,
then fights.
	Nemesis's first kill was the Scarlet Witch, for which
Magneto destroyed him, and now he is Holocaust, in
body armor. Sabretooth lets loose on him, rips off his
helmet, but then collapses.

Issue:	Amazing X-Men 1
Date:	Mar-95
Story:	Crossing Guards (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Banshee, Iceman, Quicksilver,
Storm, Exodus, Dazzler, Magneto
Regular Characters:	Nanny, Charles Lensherr
Guest Stars:	Bishop, Sentinels
Villains:	Abyss, Infinites, the Brotherhood: a Madri
Cardinal, Vanessa Carlysle (Copycat), Box (Madison
Jeffries), Spyne, Yeti, Arclight
Other Characters:	Jeremy Graves
Credits:	Writer: Fabian Nicieza
	Pencils: Andy Kubert
	Inks: Matt Ryan 
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers, Digital Chameleon
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Copycat spies on the humans gathering in
Booth Bay Harbor, Maine, who are expecting to be
evacuated to Europe. 
	In Westchester, Bishop watches the X-Men train to
disable Sentinels: the Human High Council can't
program them to see them as allies. Magneto helps
Exodus expand his powers, so he can transport the team
to Maine. Storm whips up the weather around a
monitoring tower in Newfoundland, to mask the approach
of the Sentinels. They fill the sky, destroy the
tower, and land near the humans, scaring them as they
rescue them. 
	They detect mutants nearby; Dazzler projects images
of Logan and Jean Grey to distract them; Quicksilver
inserts a disk into one and reprograms them to ignore
the X-Men.
	But they still detect mutants, and one blasts Bobby,
leaving him in shards. The Brotherhood have scrambled
the disk, and they stand ready to attack.
	Meanwhile, Abyss has abducted the boy Jeremy.

Issue:	Amazing X-Men 2
Date:	Apr-95
Story:	Sacrificial Lambs (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Exodus, Quicksilver, Banshee,
Dazzler, Storm, Iceman
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Sentinels, Karma
Villains:	Abyss, the Brotherhood: a Madri cardinal,
Copycat, Box, Spyne, Yeti, Arclight; Sebastian Shaw,
Rex, Apocalypse
Other Characters:	Jeremy Graves
Credits:	Writer: Fabian Nicieza
	Pencils: Andy Kubert
	Inks: Matt Ryan 
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers, Digital Chameleon
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Abyss feeds off Jeremy's false hopes. 
	The Brotherhood attack the X-Men. Copycat
impersonates the Scarlet Witch to distract
Quicksilver, but Dazzler rescues him. Box reprograms
the Sentinels to attack the X-Men. Storm uses
lightning to delay them, but they are still needed to
evacuate the humans. Sean goes alone after the Madri
but finds him dead at the door of his aircraft. Abyss
killed him for his failure, and he shows Sean he has
Jeremy inside him, hostage. He tells Sean to send
Quicksilver to him. His girlfriend Storm backs him up.
They enter the ship and find the boy catatonic.
Quicksilver punches out Abyss, then twists his
ribbon-like body, making him fall endlessly into
himself. They return the boy to his parents, and learn
that the Sentinel directive to protect humans has
overcome their aversion to mutants. 
	Rex tortures Karma for information about Angel and
Gambit. 

Issue:	Factor X 2
Date:	Apr-95
Story:	Abandoned Children (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Angel, Scarlett McKenzie, Polaris; Rogue
(in flashback), Valerie Cooper
Villains:	Aurora, Northstar, Cyclops, Havok,
Apocalypse, the Bedlam brothers, Beast; Elizabeth and
Sam Guthrie
Other Characters:	Tommy Chang, Samantha DuPris
Credits:	Writer: John Francis Moore
	Pencils: Steve Epting
	Inks: Al Milgrom 
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Glynis Oliver 
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Sinister has hooked up the Brain Trust: 6
disembodied telepaths who anesthetize the prisoners of
his pens, but it doesn't work on everyone. Chang and
DuPris are making a break for it, following an image
of Magneto. Polaris sees him and asks to go, too, but
he says the risk of discovery is too great. 
	Alex and Scott discuss Sinister with Apocalypse: he
knows to expect a devious plot but is convinced he
will endure. He offers to make Scott his next
Horseman, which infuriates Alex.
	The Guthries tell Alex about the escape, and they go
to interrogate Polaris. She says it was her father,
Magneto; Alex says she's crazy and slaps her; she
attacks him with her power; he turns her over to
Beast, who knows her story: parents killed in a
culling, she manifested her magnetism and went mad,
power stolen by Rogue.
	Scott has the Bedlams investigate the remains of
Sinister's base in the statue of Apocalypse. Angel
visits, worried that a war is about to start. Alex
visits Scarlett and says he's plotting to get rid of
his brother. Scarlett is an informant for the Human
High Council, but she wants out before she's captured
like Karma.
	Polaris's magnetism screws up Beast's scanners, so he
plans brain surgery, but Scott stops him, since that
would violate the Kelly Pact. Beast tells him the Pact
is a ploy, and Apocalypse will destroy all humans.
Scott asserts his authority, now that Sinister is
gone, and Beast submits. 
	That night, a cloaked figure with one red eye rescues
her from the pens. She thinks it's Magneto. Northstar
and Aurora catch them, having been alerted by Alex,
but Scott and Polaris knock them out. Scott hands her
over to Val, and Alex sees them.


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