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Index to Bishop, XSE, Bishop: XSE, and Bishop the Last X-Man

Author: Robert Diehl
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Updated: Version 1.0, last modified July 25, 2001

Index to Bishop, XSE, Bishop: XSE, and Bishop the Last X-Man
Version 1.0, last modified July 25, 2001
by Robert Diehl (rfdiehl@yahoo.com)

Issue:	Bishop 1
Date:	Dec-94
Story:	Escape from Tomorrow (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Randall, Malcolm (as holograms); Forge, Storm, Prof. Xavier,
Jubilee
Villains:	Mountjoy, Bantam, thugs including Eustace
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Carlos Pacheco
	Inks: Cam Smith 
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Suzanne Gaffney
	Group Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	The XSE has come back in time 70 years to our day, to capture
escaped convicts. Randall and Malcolm cover Bishop and get killed (Uncanny X-Men
287).
	Bishop has been rerunning this scenario in the Danger Room, and Storm is
concerned, and Xavier interrupts and orders Bishop to go out on the town with
her, offering to get them theater tickets (a new mutant power?). Bishop hands
Forge a broken holographic projector that contains the form of his sister Shard.
	Bantam needs to find Bishop, to protect him from Mountjoy now that Fitzroy is
gone (Uncanny X-Men 302). In Central Park thugs attack, and while Bantam gets
away, Mountjoy kills all but one, whom he uses as a host. 
	Bantam calls the mansion but gets Jubilee, who tells him Bishop is at the
theater, and Bantam catches up to him outside Cats. He explains that Mountjoy had
ridden inside him to this time, while the villain attacks and absorbs Storm. He
uses her lightning to attack Bishop, who just redirects it. So Mountjoy shoots
him with poisoned crossbow bolts. He threatens to beat him to death if he doesnıt
release Storm, so he does, and when he tries to slit Bishopıs throat Storm zaps
him, and he runs.
	Note: a pin-up follows.

Issue:	Bishop 2
Date:	Jan-95
Story:	One Man Posse (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop
Regular Characters:	Shard
Guest Stars:	Prof. X, Forge
Villains:	Mountjoy
Other Characters:	Annette Folsom, Capt. Eagleson
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Carlos Pacheco
	Inks: Cam Smith 
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Suzanne Gaffney
	Group Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Bishop, disoriented, finds himself at the mansion, with the X-Men
all dead and Jean recording her message (Uncanny X-Men 287) and then getting shot
by Bishop, who turns on himself.
	Bishop wakes from the nightmare; he is in the medical bay with his sisterıs
hologram, which Forge has made totally interactive. She is not impressed with
Xavierıs dream, since it got all the X-Men killed, and she says Bishop should
have killed Mountjoy even though he was in Stormıs body (last iss.).
	Bishop goes after Mountjoy, resigning from the X-Men so thereıs no conflict.
Xavier lets him make his own decisions. 
	Mountjoy feeds on a young woman and plans to attack Bishop preemptively.
	Bishop rides a motorcycle to a police station in the city and pretends to
arrest Shard. He wants information on Mountjoyıs ³ride² (last iss.), but the cops
just thought he was crazy and sent him home. Bishop gets the address, and Shard
disappears.
	Mountjoy was already there, in a policeman, and he attacks Bishop, but the
cops help him beat him off. Motorcycle chases car and crashes: boom! Bishop,
disoriented, wakes in his own time.

Issue:	Bishop 3
Date:	Feb-95
Story:	Future: Intense (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop
Regular Characters:	Shard, Malcolm
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Mountjoy, Halftrak, Billiboy, Eddie
Other Characters:	Hancock, Dan, Xavierıs Security Enforcers (XSE) including
Recoil, Amazon
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Carlos Pacheco
	Inks: Cam Smith 
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Suzanne Gaffney
	Group Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Shard slaps her brother to get him to focus: heıs not sure heıs
really in his time. 
	Things fade, and heıs in our time, still chasing Mountjoy, who absorbs a bum
for energy. Bishop grabs high voltage lines to charge up and chases him, only to
be knocked off a building.
	Things fade, and heıs a boy in the future, with Hancock, who lose his
eyesight in the Summers Rebellion, when mutants and men worked together to
overthrow the Sentinels. Mountjoy attacks, although Bishop hadnıt met him yet,
and he runs, no longer able to tell past from future.
	Punks beat him up until the cops rescue him, just as the XSE had/will rescue
him from Halftrak and Billiboy, which is why he joined that team, taking Shard
with him. 
	Mountjoy attacks with many arrows, killing a cop and absorbing the punks
until Bishop wallops him, but he is no longer willing to kill in the line of
duty.
	Shard yells at him, since he keeps refusing promotions, wanting to stay on
the street.
	Bishop chases Mountjoy into a subway tunnel and gets ambushed. Mountjoy rides
in his body and plans to destroy the X-Men.

Issue:	Bishop 4
Date:	Mar-95
Story:	Final Reckonings (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop
Regular Characters:	Shard
Guest Stars:	Psylocke, Gambit, Prof. X, Archangel, Beast
Villains:	Mountjoy
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Carlos Pacheco
	Inks: Cam Smith 
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Suzanne Gaffney
	Group Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Mountjoy in Bishop walks to the mansion, planning to kill the X-Men
(making Bishop the X-traitor). He punches the first one he sees, Gambit, but
Bishop points a gun at his own head, so Mountjoy jumps into Psylocke and then
knocks down Bishop and absorbs Gambit. Shard wakes her brother: ³Mountjoyıs off
to eat the X-Men, and Iım only a hologram.² Bishop puts her into the mansionıs
security system. 
	Mountjoy absorbs Archangel next, making a strange-looking composite. Shard
distracts him; he doesnıt realize sheıs not real and chases her into the Danger
Room, which has been made into the XSE future. Bishop demands he release the
X-Men, but he fights, instead. Shard catches hold of him and tells Bishop to
blast them both; he does, and the X-Men are freed. Shard insists he execute
Mountjoy, but he decides to be an X-Man and releases his energy, as Xavier and
Beast look on from the control room. Shard disappears, but she may be repairable.

Issue:	XSE 1
Date:	Nov-96
Story:	Time Lost (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Shard
Regular Characters:	XSE including Sureshot, Trace, Recoil, Amazon, Hecatıe,
cadets Sherry (later Shirley Baylor), Trevor Fitzroy (in flashback)
Guest Stars:	Cyclops, Iceman, Colossus, Psylocke?, Forge?, Sunspot; grandma
Storm? (in flashback)
Villains:	Nimrods, Sentinels; Exhumes Virago, Daemon; Billiboy, Halftrack,
Emplates (in flashback)
Other Characters:	Hancock, Rochimbeaux, DeCamp (in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Chris Gardner
	Inks: Terry Austin, Tom Palmer
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Colors: Derek Bellman
	Color Enhancement: Graphic Color Works
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
	Special Thanks to: Deodato Studios, Harry Candelario, the Raiders
	In Memory of: Mark Gruenwald
Synopsis:	Note: this entire series occurs in the Danger Room, where Bishop and
Shard show holograms and talk about their future past.
	Bishop shows the final battle of the Summers Rebellion (including the death
of Cyclops). Then the mutant prison camp where they were raised, the day the XSE
came after Virago, who tries to use young Shard as a human shield. Bishop
intervenes, and Sureshot kills Virago. That is when he realized he wanted to join
the XSE.
	In the present, Bishop asks Shard to join the X-Men, but she refuses to
follow his footsteps. He shows their grandmother (evidently Storm) telling them
tales of the X-Men. On her deathbed, Bishop promised to protect Shard. He feels
guilty about her later death.
	Shard reminds him that he saved her from thugs and got her accepted to the
XSE academy with him.
	In the Summers Rebellion, humans and mutants overthrew the Sentinels, but
mutants remained outcasts. Mutant terrorists (Exhumes) spurred the formation of
the XSE, mutants policing mutants, using the M tattoo now as a badge.
	Cowardly classmate Fitzroy and Hecatıe each give them a hard time, but they
persevere. On a class trip, they are attacked by Emplates, who kill Trace and
Sureshot.

Issue:	XSE 2
Date:	Dec-96
Story:	Future Intense (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Shard
Regular Characters:	XSE including Hecatıe, Amazon, Malcolm, Randall, Feral,
cadets Shirley Baylor, Trevor Fitzroy, Hooper (in flashback)
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Emplates, Exhumes including Styglut (in flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils & Inks: Deodato Studios, Mozart Cuto
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Colors: Derek Bellman
	Color Enhancement: Graphic Color Works
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Emplates attack Shard, and her mutant ability to generate force
manifests, saving her. Bishop rallies the cadets until help arrives. Because of
this, he is inducted into the XSE.
	In the present, Shard explains she always had to prove herself so she
wouldnıt be in Bishopıs shadow. She reminds him about Malcolm and Randall, who
fought beside him against Exhumes who destroyed the human-mutant utopian commune
Harmony, killing Malcolmıs brother. They later died defending Bishop (Uncanny
X-Men 278).

Issue:	XSE 3
Date:	Jan-97
Story:	Future Betrayed (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Shard
Regular Characters:	XSE including Malcolm, Randall (in flashback)
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Mountjoy, Trevor Fitzroy, Anthony Shaw (the Black King) (in
flashback)
Other Characters:	Lycadeon (in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils & Inks: Deodato Studios, Mozart Cuto
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/DL
	Colors: Shannan Blanchard
	Color Enhancement: Malibu
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The XSE chases Mountjoy, who can possess or absorb others. He
corners Shard, but she defeats and collars him. She gets promoted and works on a
prototype holographic soldier, which Bishop shows to be flawed. They fight, and
Hecatıe reprimands both.
	Shard admits she dated the creepy Fitzroy just to bug Bishop. He is the
bastard of Anthony Shaw, and when his legitimate brother William dies, there is
room for him in the Hellfire Club. He quits the XSE and goes villain. Shard and
Bishop later catch him, and at the trial, Shaw offers Bishop a place in the
Hellfire Club. He refuses.
	Shaw gets Fitzroy off, who forms a group of debauched Hellions who torture
humans. The XSE catch him again, and since his father wonıt help, he makes a
deal: he tells Bishop how to find the Exhumes. Shard goes after them, without
Bishop so she gets credit, and her whole team is made vampiric by Emplates.
Fitzroy set them up.

Issue:	XSE 4
Date:	Feb-97
Story:	Conflagration (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Shard
Regular Characters:	XSE including Hecatıe, Malcolm, Randall (in flashback)
Guest Stars:	the Witness (LeBeau, presumably Gambit), Shackle (Shirley Baylor)
(in flashback); Storm
Villains:	
Other Characters:	Lycadeon (in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils & Inks: Deodato Studios, Mozart Cuto
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Colors: Shannan Blanchard
	Color Enhancement: Graphic Color Works
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Bishopıs team is ordered to kill Shardıs team, now Emplates. He
knocks her out, instead, and takes her to see the Witness. He asks him to make
Shard a hologram, and agrees to work for him for a year. Hecatıe is willing to
just suspend him from the XSE, since information about the Witness would be
useful.
	Bishop works with Shackle, his former classmate Shirley, who sold out to
Stark/Fujikawa. He talks to the Witness, who says he is in jail and is a jail.
After a year, he takes his sisterıs holoprojector and returns to the XSE, who
send him after Fitzroy, whom he chased back through time (Uncanny X-Men 282).
	In the present, Shard goes off to be part of X-Factor, with Bishopıs
approval.

Issue:	Bishop: XSE 1
Date:	Jan-98
Story:	Rook Takes Pawn (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Shard
Regular Characters:	XSE including Hecat'e, Malcolm, Randall
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	the Fanatix: Annabella Knox (Rook), Pulsar, Kali, Hardball, Dogface,
Razorback, Shadowbox; the Hellfire Club: Anthony Shaw (Black King); the Human
Defense League: Selden Seymour (Trask)
Other Characters:	Jerome J. Knox
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Steve Epting
	Inks: Mark Prudeaux
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Albert Deschesne
	Colors: Brad Vancata
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	In future New York, Knox throws a gala to raise money for
human-mutant relations; the mutant terrorist Fanatix attack; the XSE come to the
rescue. They kill most of them, but Shadowbox phases away with Pulsar. While
talking to Knox, Randall blasts him dead.
	At the Hellfire Club, Annabella informs Shaw that sheıs joining as the Rook,
and will prove herself by destroying the XSE.
	Seymour denounces the XSE on TV and demands a final solution to the mutant
problem. Bishop and Shard investigate, to prove Randall innocent. Just then, he
breaks jail. Bishop is unable to stop him joining the Fanatix.
	Randall, a captive, learns the Rook can grow and wear body duplicates, which
is how she impersonated him. She now dons Bishopıs form.

Issue:	Bishop: XSE 2
Date:	Feb-98
Story:	Rook vs. Bishop (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Shard
Regular Characters:	XSE including Hecat'e, Malcolm, Randall
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	the Fanatix: Annabella Knox (Rook), Pulsar, Shadowbox, Razorback;
the Hellfire Club: Anthony Shaw (Black King); Toaster, Booger
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Steve Epting, Nick Nappalitano
	Inks: Mark Prudeaux, Robert Jones, Andrew Pepoy, Steve Moncuse
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/ST
	Colors: Brad Vancata
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	In future New York, the mayor dedicates the new Statue of Liberty,
and is shot down by the Fanatix. They kill all the humans and destroy the statue.
Rook removes her helmet, revealing Bishopıs face to the TV cameras.
	Shaw lets Bishop know Annabella is out to destroy the XSE. Hecat'e sends
Malcolm to apprehend Bishop, and confines Shard to monitor duty. Bishop sneaks in
and asks her for information on the Knox family, then he goes to a dive bar and
asks the same. Shard learns that the ancient police force SHIELD has been
experimenting with organic Life Model Decoys, and that Annabella has no records.
Malcolm arrests Shard, and then corners Bishop.

Issue:	Bishop: XSE 3
Date:	Mar-98
Story:	Final Ploy (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Shard
Regular Characters:	XSE including Hecatıe, Malcolm, Randall
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	the Fanatix: Annabella/Jimmy Knox (Rook), Pulsar, Shadowbox,
Razorback; the Hellfire Club: Anthony Shaw (Black King); Booger; the Human
Defense League: Selden Seymour (Trask)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Steve Epting
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy, Mark Prudeaux
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/ST
	Colors: Brad Vancata
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Bishop refuses to surrender; Malcolm refuses to kill him. Instead,
he agrees to help him catch the Rook.
	The Rook impersonates Hecatıe, planning to kill Trask and discredit the XSE.
Randall has turned Pulsar against the Rook, so when Bishop attacks to free him,
the Rook kills Pulsar, phases away with Shadowbox, then kills her.
	The XSE pursue, finding the Rook in her lab beneath their own building
(formerly owned by Jerome Knox). They destroy all the Rookıs grown bodies,
forcing it to return to its original. Turns out to be Jimmy Knox, a little boy.
The XSE catch him and congratulate themselves.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 1
Date:	Oct-99
Story:	Time Loves a Hero (35 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom
Regular Characters:	Shard, Michael 
Guest Stars:	Storm (Ororo Munroe)
Villains:	Trevor Fitzroy (the Chronomancer) and Chronotroopers (see iss. 6)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Allen Martinez
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright 
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Children around a campfire; someone tells them a story of a hero on
the mean streets where he grew up: Bishop, who ignored his sister Shardıs orders
so he could apprehend some punks. He found Fitzroy, who escaped him through a
portal, and the ceiling collapsed on him.
	Bishop wakes from his nightmare, back in the mansion after his captivity in
space (Uncanny X-Men 342-372). Storm is unable to convince him to stay (cf. X-Men
II:92); he gives her his X-medallion till he returns and goes to finish things
with Fitzroy (cf. Uncanny X-Men 282).
	His sister, deceased (XSE 4) and brought back as a photon-based life form
(Uncanny X-Men ı96 Ann.), had been in X-Factor (till X-Factor 141), and he
follows her instructions and finds her unconscious in a tenement. She tried and
failed to stop Fitzroy, and the next room is full of his victimsı corpses.
	A portal opens; Chronotroopers attack, ignoring Shard. Bishop drops through
the rotting floor, finds an electrical box, and blasts. He saves the boy Michael
from the falling ceiling, but then the building collapses. 
	Shard watches helplessly as Bishop is removed from this timeline; he wakes in
a desert just as mutant bandits rob a regentıs carriage. He tries to defend
himself but falls unconscious, and the carriage gets away. The bandits take
Bishop with them, because they also have the mark of the M, but theirs are
painted on.
	Fitzroy is the Chronomancer, with a castle, Chronokeep, and Chronotroopers as
guards, whom he commands to suicide when he realizes Bishop has survived.
	Note: 3 pages of sketches follow.
	Note: the story titles are taken from rock songs:
	1. Time Loves a Hero (Little Feat)
	2. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
	3. Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
	4. Over the Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin)
	5. In the Hall of the Mountain King (ELO)
	6. The Battle of Evermore! (Led Zeppelin)
	7. A New Day Yesterday (Jethro Tull)
	8. Hello, Old Friend (Eric Clapton)
	9. Locomotive Breath (Jethro Tull)
	10. Gimme Shelter (the Rolling Stones)
	11. Canıt You Hear Me Knockinı? (the Rolling Stones)
	12. Helter Skelter (the Beatles), They Might Be Giants (self-titled)
	13. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd)
	14. Remain in Light (Talking Heads)
	15. ŠBeen a Long Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, Lonely Time (from ³Rock And
Roll² by Led Zeppelin)

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 2
Date:	Nov-99
Story:	Wish You Were Here (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Shard, Michael
Guest Stars:	Witness (Remy LeBeau, see iss. 7)
Villains:	Fitzroy, Chronotroopers
Other Characters:	Joshua, Innocent, Morgan, Merrian
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Allen Martinez
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Bishop wakes on a makeshift operating table, bandaged and bound.
Witness has him released and speaks in riddles about time and where they are now
(an alternate and unpleasant future, apparently). He says Fitzroy is now
Chronomancer, and refugees relate that his clicking, robed Chronotroopers have
taken over, stealing children. 
	Fitzroy has Shard captive and wants her bod; she realizes heıs insane.
	Scorch challenges Bishop, not sure heıs the legendary X-Man. Bishop absorbs
the heat of his flames and blasts him; Scorch is convinced but now angry that
Bishop didnıt stop Fitzroy long ago. Bishop feels guilty; Jinx gives him the
broken X-medallion that he had left with Storm (last iss.), and they nearly kiss.
Michael interrupts them, also lost in this time, and then the camp explodes.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 3
Date:	Dec-99
Story:	Walk This Way (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Shard
Guest Stars:	Witness
Villains:	Fitzroy and Bantam, Chronotroopers
Other Characters:	Merrian
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Allen Martinez
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Michael runs for his life from Fitzroyıs soldiers, who attacked the
camp; Bishop nabs him and tells him to keep still, while he absorbs a blast, and
Jinx (super-speed) and Scorch (flames) attack. Witness directs Link (telepath) to
Dunduine, the city beyond the plains, and explodes his tent as Fitzroyıs troops
try to capture him.
	Bantam, Fitzroyıs toady, brings petitions from subject nobles: they think his
latest attack is insane. Fitzroy thrashes him, no longer wanting an anchor, since
heıll make his stand here. He uses his power on captive children, seeking those
who are mutants.
	Bishop helps bury the dead, takes Michael under his wing, paints Xıes over
the survivorsı eyes, making them his X-Men, and leads them toward Dunduine.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 4
Date:	Jan-00
Story:	Over the Hills and Far Away (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Dunduiners including mayor Duncan Jericho, Kith
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils & Inks: Charlie Adlard, Georges Jeanty, Art Thibert
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this is the Kith Trilogy Part 1.
	Bishop has led the team for days across the high plains, and now heıs lost
Nom. 
	Flashback: they walk until Link can no longer mask their presence
telepathically, and then squabble about where to go, and then Bishop notices a
walled city in the middle of nowhere: Dunduine. 
	They enter the gates, and mayor Jericho welcomes them, dressed as an ancient
Roman. They are suspicious of the hospitality but take a room for the night; Nom
gets up when he hears a kitten padding around; it leads him onto a platform of a
huge machine, which lifts him high in the air, where something swoops down and
nabs him.
	Jericho explains itıs a Kith, and the city has to offer them living
sacrifices; guards surround the team but are quickly defeated. Bishop has to
restrain Scorch before he kills them. He leaves Michael with the townspeople
while the team offers itself to the Kith, to get Nom back.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 5
Date:	Feb-00
Story:	In the Hall of the Mountain King (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael
Guest Stars:	Witness, Clan Hellfire including Fold, Trickster
Villains:	Kith including King Kalin Karth Kith second son of Kol
Other Characters:	Dunduiners including Duncan Jericho, Justina Jericho; Kinlan
Karth Kith first son of Kol
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Allen Martinez
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this is the Kith Trilogy Part 2.
	Bishop stands before King Kalin of the gargoyle-like Kith and tries to
bargain for Nom and to warn them about Fitzroy. Meanwhile Link scans, realizes
the Dunduine captives are alive, and gets feedback from Kalin.
	In Dunduine, Fold and Trickster catch Michael, teleporting away with him.
	The team scuffles with the Kith, who say they are the last of their breed and
have already made a deal with Fitzroy. The cavern collapses, and the team finds
the captives, including Nom, in sacks, in stasis. 
	Bishop has got separated and finds Kinlan in chains: he is the elder brother
and rightful king. 
	Fold and Trickster teleport the team to the sewers of Dunduine, where
Witness, not dead, is with Clan Hellfire. The Kith are swarming on the city. 
	Bishop is left in the cavern with the freed captives. He gets their help to
free Kinlan, and then rides on his back to Dunduine.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 6
Date:	Mar-00
Story:	The Battle of Evermore! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael
Guest Stars:	Witness, Clan Hellfire including Samarra Shaw, Fold, Trickster
Villains:	Kith including King Kalin Karth Kith, Chronotroopers
Other Characters:	Dunduiners including Duncan Jericho, Justina Jericho; Kinlan
Karth Kith
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Michael Ryan
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this is the Kith Trilogy Part 3.
	Kith carry Chronotroopers to attack Dunduine; the team attacks and kills a
few, which gives the panicked townspeople courage to fight. Bishop and Kinlan
also arrive, and the brothers fight for the throne while Bishop is surrounded by
Chronotroopers; he realizes theyıre after Shaw. Kinlan defeats Kalin, knocking
the city wall over, which crushes the Chronotroopers. 
	The city is free and in Bishopıs debt, and Kinlan is also his ally. Shaw has
the team teleported away.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 7
Date:	Apr-00
Story:	A New Day Yesterday (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael, Shard
Guest Stars:	Witness, Clan Hellfire including Samarra Shaw, Fold, Trickster
Villains:	Fitzroy and Bantam, Chronotroopers
Other Characters:	Sentinel GOL-19
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Allen Martinez
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Shaw has taken them to her dilapidated mansion. Jinx and Scorch have
a moment together. Shaw tells Bishop she brought him to this time, to get his
help against Fitzroy. She disrobes and takes him. He wakes in a disused subway
tunnel and comes upon a damaged Sentinel, which unexpectedly has a message for
the last X-Man and gives him Stormıs headdress as proof. It tells him to return
to the site of the X-Menıs last stand, and then dies.
	The team squabbles with Shaw, until Witness puts an end to it. All are
unhappy with his deceitful ways, but heıs not sure whom to trust, and he tells
them to take care of Bishop.
	Shaw retrieves Bishop after the Sentinel gave him its secrets and last energy
cell. 
	Fitzroy is determined that Shard should love him as she once did. He contacts
Shaw, offering a deal.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 8
Date:	May-00
Story:	Hello, Old Friend (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael 
Guest Stars:	Wolverine, Storm (in flashback)
Villains:	Sentinels (in flashback), Fitzroy
Other Characters:	Sentinel GOL-19 (in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Allen Martinez
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Bishop leads his team to the X-Menıs last stand and tells them the
tale:
	Wolverine and Storm run through the California Redwoods to Sentinel GOL-19,
which has been reprogrammed by Forge. They had been fighting Sentinels a long
time, and Magneto is about to unleash an E-M pulse. Storm gives the Sentinel
their secrets and her tiara as a key. Sentinels attack, and GOL-19 fights his own
to protect the mutants, but Wolverine sent him off to the Hellfire Club, where
Gambit has gone. 
	The last of the X-Men died there, and now Bishop finds the imprint of the
tiara on a rock, and beneath it a Cerebro unit. He and Link use it to find
Fitzroy. 
	Note: at some point hereabouts, Bishop is temporarily returned to our
timeline, for the Twelve crossover (Uncanny X-Men 377).

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 9
Date:	Jun-00
Story:	Locomotive Breath (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael, Shard
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Tull, Fitzroy
Other Characters:	Williams John
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Allen Martinez
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The team is en route to Fitzroy and comes across train tracks, well
maintained by Tull, who is like Nom but can speak. He offers them his train, if
they can fix it.
	They follow the tracks past villagers who are not pleased to see another
giant: Tull has been sitting under the bridge, trapping them. Bishop offers to
help, if they ally with him against Fitzroy. Nom goes back to Tull, who tells him
of Azeroch, who led the mighty giants and would return when they needed him. The
race has diminished since then. Tull attacks Nom as a rival ³last of the giants,²
and they damage the bridge. Michael slips and starts the train moving; it slams
into Tull before he can kill Nom and crashes in the gully below. Bishop leads the
team and villagers toward Fitzroy, who offers to give Shard what will make her
happy.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 10
Date:	Jul-00
Story:	Preludes Part 1: Gimme Shelter (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael, Shard
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Fitzroy and Bantam, Chronotroopers, regents including Kendrick, Kith
Other Characters:	Menzies, Morrow, Morlocks including Pendicies, Roosus, Choff
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Allen Martinez
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Fitzroy has collected his regents, who bristle under his savage
rule, so he kills them all. Bishopıs ragtag army is also restless, trekking
through the snow toward a dangerous enemy. Bantam sneaks into Shardıs cell and
tells her Bishop is alive. He finds Morlock child laborers in the cellars and is
appalled. 
	Bishop rallies his troops with an inspiring speech, then yells at Michael for
wearing the X on his face and making himself a target. The kid runs off, sees a
savage man, and runs back to Bishop. An avalanche falls on all of them, and they
slowly dig themselves out. Morlocks confront them.
	Nom rises from the snow and walks away, seeking his kind.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 11
Date:	Aug-00
Story:	Preludes Part 2: Canıt You Hear Me Knockinı? (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael, Shard
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Fitzroy and Bantam, Chronotroopers
Other Characters:	Morlocks including Seer, Thumper, Note, Tracker
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Eric Benson
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The Morlocks have been awaiting a deliverer, but Thumper decides
Bishop is a loser and attacks him, and Note hypnotizes the rest. They demand
Bishop pay a toll to pass the mountains, but when they find Stormıs tiara on him
they stop.
	Shard is at the end of her rope, as Fitzroy continues to try to influence
her.
	The Morlocks take Bishop to a chamber with a huge image of the tiara of their
leader ³Oro.² They ally with him against Fitzroy and get them into Chronokeep.
Bishop finds Bantam, who tells him Fitzroy has Shard. Chronotroopers appear but
fail to attack Bishop; he takes their energy and blasts them with it. Fitzroy
wants him for himself, and Bishop takes Link, Bantam, and Tracker while Scorch
and Jinx lead the army.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 12
Date:	Sep-00
Story 1:	The Chronowar: Act 1: Helter Skelter (31 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael, Shard
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Fitzroy and Bantam, Chronotroopers
Other Characters:	Morlocks including Tracker, Pendices
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Eric Benson
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Fitzroy tells Shard how heıs learned to control time and says heıs
changed. He offers her a choice.
	Bishop sends Bantam and Tracker to open the gates, while he and Link go for
Fitzroy. Michael, looking for Bishop, stumbles into the workroom and is mistaken
by the guards for a Morlock child.
	The army invades past the few guards; Bantam has been beaten and warns them
to retreat, but the gates swing closed and they are suddenly surrounded by
Chronotroopers emerging from the floor of the courtyard.
	Bishop finds his sister, but Fitzroy has begun turning her back into flesh,
and she is disoriented. Bishopıs army is defeated, and Fitzroy has him captive.

Story 2:	They Might Be Giants (8 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nom 
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	
Other Characters:	Giants including Chakra, Azeroch
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Adam Pollina
	Inks: Art Thibert
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
Synopsis:	Nom crawls through the desert till his kind finds him. They take him
to Azeroch, dead and withered on his throne, but who promised to return. The
child Chakra says Nom is Azeroch reborn and hands him a staff.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 13
Date:	Oct-00
Story:	The Chronowar: Act 2: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael, Shard
Guest Stars:	Uatu the Watcher
Villains:	Fitzroy and Bantam, Chronotroopers
Other Characters:	Morlocks including Tracker, Kith including Kinlan Karth Kith
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Art Thibert, Green, Milgrom, Elmer, Cannon
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Fitzroy has Bishop in chains and has caught Michael, too. He tells
the boy how Bishop and he had been friends, but he became a laughing stock, so
that Bishop didnıt even bother tracking him down. He plays around Michael, nearly
feeding on him, till he bites his hand and runs. So Fitzroy tortures Bishop by
torturing Tracker, using portals to cut off his body parts and sending them
around the world. Fitzroy demands Bishopıs submission but gets his spittle
instead.
	Kinlan reappears and frees Jinx and Scorch from the Chronotroopers. He has
brought reinforcements. Link finds Shard, who says Fitzroy wants to become time
itself, and they can stop him at the moment of transformation. Fitzroy goes out
to the snow to begin the process; energy whirls around him; and even Uatu comes
to watch. Bishop has been freed by Link and confronts him.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 14
Date:	Nov-00
Story:	The Chronowar: Act 3: Remain in Light (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Scorch, Jinx, Nom, Link
Regular Characters:	Michael, Shard
Guest Stars:	Witness, Uatu the Watcher
Villains:	Fitzroy, Chronotroopers
Other Characters:	Morlocks including Thumper, Kith, giants
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Ray Snyder
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Bishop attacks Fitzroy, weak after opening a large portal. Kith
attack the Chronotroopers, while Scorch gets Jinx to safety, and Link and Michael
join them. Scorch leads them back into the battle, and then Nom appears with the
giants as reinforcements. Witness reappears and takes Michael away.
	Shard, in chains, regrets becoming flesh again and slices off her arm to get
free. She gets to Bishop and dissolves into energy, which he absorbs. He blasts
Fitzroy but misses, and Shardıs energy goes into the portal. Fitzroy is about to
follow, but Bishop catches his ankle and holds him as the portal collapses,
bisecting him. Energies flash into Bishop and then explode, and Bishop is gone.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 15
Date:	Dec-00
Story:	ŠBeen a Long Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, Lonely Time (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop
Regular Characters:	Nom, Michael (in flashback)
Guest Stars:	Prof. X and Cadre K Skrulls including Fiz
Villains:	Deathbird; Trevor Fitzroy (in flashback)
Other Characters:	 
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Georges Jeanty
	Inks: Nathan Massengill 
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft 
	Colors: Jason Wright 
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this is part of the Maximum Security crossover.
	Cadre K investigates a wrecked starstation, finding nothing but corpses:
Deathbirdıs handiwork. An energy field slams into the station: Bishop has been
returned to our universe. 
	Deathbird knocks out Bishop and carries him away, uses him as a shield
against the Shiıar energy weapons, and runs away when he overloads. 
	Bishop wakes to find Xavier in a Shiıar suit that lets him walk, and Cadre K,
the mutant Skrulls he now leads. Xavier reads his mind and sees his war against
Fitzroy and the allies he made along the way, including Michael, who was left
behind.
	Xavier explains that Earth has been made a prison planet, with an energy
barrier around the solar system. Deathbird has a key, and Xavier needs to rescue
his student ZıCann, a Skrull telepath.
	Deathbird shoots Xavierıs suit, so Bishop has to go after her alone. She
wallops him with a metal rod but then uses a blaster, which he redirects to her.
She throws the key to him, wanting to pit Xavier against Lilandra. She dares him
to kill her, then opens an airlock and is sucked into space. Bishop is able to
close the airlock, and he admits to himself that he hates her. He regrets the
innocents that died before he put down Fitzroy, and heıs determined not to repeat
that mistake. 
	Xavier is back on his feet and volunteers Bishop to go to Earth.

Issue:	Bishop the Last X-Man 16
Date:	Jan-01
Story:	Dreamıs End Part 3 (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair), Wolverine (Logan), Rogue
Villains:	The Brotherhood of Mutants: Sabretooth (Victor Creed), Mystique
(Raven Darkholme), Toad (Mortimer Toynbee); Sen. Robert Kelly (as a template for
Mystique)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell, Joe Pruett
	Pencils: Thomas Derenick
	Inks: Massengill & Team X
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Jason Wright 
	Asst. Editor: Mike Raicht
	Editor: Mike Marts
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	Note: this occurs after Cable 87.
	On Muir, Wolfsbane is trapped under a fallen girder, and Sabretooth
approaches. But when he threatens Moira, she goes wolf, and he wallops her.
Bishop interrupts, blasting him out of the way. He frees Wolfsbane and sends her
to find Moira. Sabretooth thinks heıs out of power, but Bishop blasts him again:
he doesnıt bluff.
	He sees Kelly outside, warning about the abuse of mutant powers, then
Wolverine attacks, and Bishop stops him. Kelly was Mystique, of course, and she
gets away.
	Wolfsbane finds Toad tied up and hanging by his tongue. Rogue is there, mixed
up with various borrowed mutant powers. Then Mystique shoots Wolfsbane.
	Bishop and Wolverine find Moira in the debris of her lab (blown up in Uncanny
X-Men 388). She is dying, but she says Mystiqueıs manipulation of the Legacy
Virus (to kill only flatscans, Uncanny X-Men 388), has given Moira the cure.
	Mystique tells Rogue she shot Wolfsbane with the gun the U.S. government had
Forge make to neutralize mutant powers (Uncanny X-Men 185). Rogue wonders if it
has another charge, but Mystique is unwilling to give her an easy out, and she
kicks her instead. Rogue says sheıs sick and Xavier can help her, but Mystique
stuff a knife into her belly, actually harming her. Mama knows her weaknesses.
	Bishop and Wolverine show up, but Mystique takes Wolfsbane hostage and points
her gun at Wolverine, who would die without his healing factor.
	Rogue rallies and stabs her mother with her Wolverine claws.
	Note: the story continues in X-Men II:108



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