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Issue:	Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix 1
Date:	May-94
Story:	Wish You Were Here! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Scott Summers (Cyclops), Jean Grey-Summers (Phoenix),
Nathan Christopher Summers (Cable)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Mother Askani (Rachel Summers)
Villains:	Paladin Chıvayre, Aurron
Other Characters:	Boak
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Gene Ha
	Inks: Al Vey
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Jean was with Scott, on their honeymoon in St. Barts, but suddenly
finds herself bound in the Askani cloisters, 2000 years in the future, under
bombardment by Apocalypse. She struggles free, realizes she has no TK, and climbs
to free another traveler. They touch; she realizes it is Scott, and that they are
both in different bodies with no powers. At least they still have their psionic
bond.
	Apocalypseıs goons invade; Rachel kills them all, but then Chıvayre shows up.
Jean and Scott help knock him out, then Rachel explains she had them brought
here. The Askani have all been killed, and she is dying. The Phoenix force left
her 80 years previous.
	She saved Brian Braddock from the timestream (Excalibur 75) and arrived in
Apocalypseıs time. Mutants rule, killing weaker beings at will. She founded the
Clan Askani (³outsiders²) to restore Xavierıs dream. Apocalypse is burning out
host bodies more and more quickly, planning to use Nathan as the perfect host. So
Rachel got the ill baby (X-Factor 68), created a backup clone (Stryfe, see Cable
8), had bodies created from the DNA of the Summersı descendants, and had Jean and
Scottıs minds pulled into them.
	She adds their powers to these bodies and tells them to take care of Nathan,
who has been taken to safety by Boak, an android; then she passes out. Chıvayre
returns, announcing the destruction of the Askani (just like the XSE, Scions of
Genetics, and Xavier Collective). He has Nathan.
	Scott jumps in, blasts Chıvayre, and rescues his son. He has Jean open the
pipes and flood the building, washing them to safety.
	So, in bodies generated from their distant descendants, Scott swims to shore
with the infant Nathan, son of Jeanıs clone, and Jean with the aged Rachel,
daughter from an alternate timeline. Taking the kids on their honeymoon.

Issue:	Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix 2
Date:	Jun-94
Story:	Tenure (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops (³Slym²), Phoenix (³Redd²), Cable
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Rachel (in flashback), Prior Turrin
Villains:	Chıvayre, Magal, Stryfe, Apocalypse, Bolt, Marl
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Gene Ha
	Inks: Al Vey, Terry Austin
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	The ³Unit Dayspring² has been posing as human for five years, slowly
making their way to the city Coastcrest on the Pacific. (They arrive atop a mule,
like Joseph, Mary, and Jesus into Egypt.)
	In Apocalypseıs stronghold, the ruling mutants have gone decadent. Chıvayre
is annoyed that he failed to kill the Summerses, and the Askani teachings
continue.
	Stryfe is refusing to study and incinerating his tutors, like any pampered
young monster.
	Jean covers Nathanıs metal parts, and they try to enter the city, but the
mutant guards pick on them, and a human informs on them, saying they are Askani.
Turrin arrives, a human anarchist with much influence in the city, and gets the
guards to back off. He takes them into the city.

Issue:	Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix 3
Date:	Jul-94
Story:	Through the Years (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops (³Slym²), Phoenix (³Redd²), Cable
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Rachel; Clan Rebellion: Turrin, Skerrit, Siddard, Gyak
Villains:	Apocalypse, Chıvayre, Stryfe
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Gene Ha
	Inks: Al Vey, Mark Pennington, Terry Austin, Joe Rubinstein
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Three years later: Jean has been teaching Nathan to use his mind to
mask his T-O virus, but the boy is tired of hiding.
	Apocalypse has been teacheing Stryfe to kill; he thinks Stryfe is Nathan, and
says he infected him (X-Factor 67), to prove his worth. Chıvayre is disgusted
with Apocalypse and realizes the Askani had the real Nathan (iss. 1).
	Scott and Jean have been helping Turrinıs terrorist raids. They find the lab
that is creating the Legacy virus, then Chıvayre attacks, trying to capture them.
Stryfe appears, and orders their deaths; Jean and Scott are forced to reveal
their mutant powers, making Turrinıs group suspicious.
	Nathan has snuck along; Rachel talks to him telepathically, teaching him to
use the computers. Stryfe finds him, realizes he is a clone, and blasts him
full-power, knocking himself out, and enflaming Nathanıs T-O. Rachel calms it
back down.
	Turrinıs group escapes, just as Chıvayre destroys the complex. Scott visits
Rachel, still in a coma, thanks her and says he loves her. Chıvayre decides that
compassion is the true strength, and that he needs to stop Apocalypse and Stryfe.

Issue:	Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix 4
Date:	Aug-94
Story:	Sacrifice (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops (³Slym²), Phoenix (³Redd²), Cable
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Turrin
Villains:	Apocalypse, Chıvayre, Stryfe
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Gene Ha
	Inks: Al Vey, Bill Anderson, Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Nathan has hit puberty, his virus has exploded, and he is in a coma.
	Apocalypse tortures Stryfe to make him ready for the transferral, and
Chıvayre is unable to dissuade him. Jean and Turrin go to help him stop
Apocalypse, he attacks Turrin, wanting only Jeanıs help.
	Rachel talks to Nathan telepathically, explaining that he can control the
virus. Nathan pulls himself together and warns Scott that Jean needs them.
	Chıvayre and Jean attack Apocalypse; he finally realizes Stryfe is a clone
and realizes he would burn out that host body, too. Scott has Nathan break the
psi-energies between the two, and Apocalpyseıs withered shell collapses, empty.
	Meanwhile, Rachelıs body has just died. She can no longer keep Jean and Scott
in this time, and she asks Jean to take the Phoenix name again. Scott says
farewell to Nathan, who must now fight to restore Xavierıs dream in the ruins of
Apocalypseıs world.

Issue:	Askaniıson 1
Date:	Feb-96
Story:	The Shadow Lengthens (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nathan Christopher "Askani-son" Summers/ Dayspring (Cable,
as a young man)
Regular Characters:	Tetherblood, Aliya, Blaquesmith, Professor
Guest Stars:	Prof. Xavier, Angel, Iceman, Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Bishop, Shard,
Wolverine, Colossus, Mother Askani (as visions), Fossil
Villains:	Stryfe, Chıvayre, Zero; New Canaanites including ŒStrator Umbridge,
Tribune Haight; Sanctity
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writers: Scott Lobdell, Jeph Loeb
	Pencils: Gene Ha
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Two thousand years in the future, Apocalypse has been overthrown,
and the New Canaanites are now the oppressors. Some like Fossil still preach
Xavierıs dream, but Nathan heckles him as being ineffectual, until he has an
attack. He and Tetherblood are arrested by Umbridge as dissidents.
	Aliya is an Askani noviate, under Madam Sanctity, who although a powerful psi
and disciple of Mother Askani, is quite mad.
	Blaquesmith introduces himself to Nathan, wanting to help. He pulls them out
of time and investigates his T-O virus, finding an anomaly: Professor, who
introduces himself.
	Stryfe is practicing sadism in Apocalypseıs New Orleans temple. Chıvayre,
ever loyal, plans to help him take over the world, as Apocalypseıs heir, and
creates Zero as an aide.
	Haight informs Umbridge that the legendary Askani indeed exist, and sends him
to primitive Eurasia to stop them and their messiah. Umbridge immediately makes
the connection to Nathan.
	Blaquesmith uses Askani power to free Nathan and Tetherblood, and is
apparantly killed by the guards. Professor gets them away in an escape pod, and
Blaquesmith has telepathically suggested that Nathan seek out the last Askani.

Issue:	Askaniıson 2
Date:	Mar-96
Story:	A Tiny Spark (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nathan Christopher Dayspring
Regular Characters:	Tetherblood, Aliya, Blaquesmith, Professor
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Stryfe, Chıvayre, Zero, New Canaanites including ŒStrators Porus,
Umbridge, Tribune Haight; Dark Phoenix (as a vision); Sanctity
Other Characters:	Marmelzat
Credits:	Writers: Scott Lobdell, Jeph Loeb
	Pencils: Gene Ha
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Color Separations: Malibuıs Hues
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nathan and Tetherblood go to a milk bar, where they are recognized
by Canaanite ŒStrators. With Professorıs help, they fight and overcome them.
Blaquesmith shows up, alive, and berates Nathan for wasting his time when he
should be saving the world. He tells him bluntly to go to Ebonshire, then
vanishes. Tetherblood realizes this is something Nathan must do alone, and says
goodbye.
	In Egypt, Umbridge is on the trail of the hidden Askani stronghold,
undercover with the mercenary Marmelzat, who sells a fusion engine to Stryfe and
Chıvayre, who are based inside the Sphinx. Marmelzat sets course to Ebonshire,
deep in Eurasia, where the genetics of vegetation went wild, and which serves as
the last Askani base. There Sanctity draws psionic energy from Askani
worshippers.
	Chıvayre tries to create soldiers for Stryfe, despite his concern over the
boy's growing madness. Zero directs Stryfe to find Sanctity, as an ally.

Issue:	Askaniıson 3
Date:	Apr-96
Story:	An Ember GrowsŠ (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nathan Christopher Dayspring
Regular Characters:	Tetherblood, Aliya, Professor
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Dregon, Loci; Stryfe, Chıvayre, Zero, New Canaanites including
ŒStrator Umbridge, Tribune Haight, Columbus; Sanctity
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writers: Scott Lobdell, Jeph Loeb
	Pencils: Gene Ha
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Color Separations: Malibuıs Hues
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Professor has guided Nathan to Ebonshire, where they find
Marmelzatıs ship (see last iss.), destroyed by Dregan, which Nathan naturally
attacks. As he is about to die, Aliya rescues him and finds Umbridge. Nathan
falls in love, then passes out.
	In the ruins of Washington, Tetherblood overhears Haightıs plan to destroy
the Askani.
	Aliya and Nathan impress each other with their psi skills. Nathan uses her
psimitar to kill some large insects.
	In a base under the Nile, Chıvayre braces himself to put Stryfe down like a
mad dog, only to realize it is a psionic projection, and Stryfe is sitting on his
shoulder. Stryfe doesnıt kill him, however; heıd rather just torment him.
	Aliya takes Nathan to Sanctity. He bends the knee to her, and asks to be
taught the Askani ways. Sanctity directs Aliya to teach him, though he is a male,
for he is the Askaniıson.

Issue:	Askaniıson 4
Date:	May-96
Story:	A Bright and Shining Light (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nathan Christopher Dayspring
Regular Characters:	Tetherblood, Aliya, Blaquesmith, Professor
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Stryfe, Chıvayre, Zero, New Canaanites including ŒStrator Umbridge,
Tribune Haight, Columbus; Sanctity
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writers: Scott Lobdell, Jeph Loeb
	Pencils: Gene Ha
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Color Enhancements: Malibu
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Sanctity and Aliya publically anoint the Askaniıson, but he does not
seek adulation but battle. Umbridge is there, posing as a servant to Nathan,
awaiting the Canaanite armada. On board Columbusıs ship are Haight and
Tetherblood, posing as a Canaanite soldier. Stryfeıs ship also follows the
armadaıs wake. Chıvayre wishes he could stop Stryfe from reaching the Askani and
become even more powerful; Stryfe finally fries the brain of the feeble man.
	Blaquesmith pops in on Nathan, and tells him Aliya is part of his destiny. He
disappears just as the Canaanite bombardment begins; Nathan concentrates on
putting up a TK-shield, and his T-O virus grows out of control. Umbridge shows
her colors and shoots Aliya; Tetherblood, still dressed as a Canaanite, shoots
her and takes Nathan and Aliya captive and takes them to Haight.
	Sanctity makes the Canaanite pilots crash their ships into each other. Haight
fires thrusters in her face; she appears to have died, but Stryfe has taken her
aboard his ship, to be his mentor.
	Tetherblood shows his colors and kills Columbus. Cable lets Haight live, but
vows to fight his tyranny.

Issue:	The Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix 1
Date:	Jun-96
Story:	Digging Up the Past (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Jean Grey-Summers (Phoenix), Scott Summers (Cyclops)
Regular Characters:	Rebecca Essex, Daniel
Guest Stars:	Charles Darwin
Villains:	Nathaniel Essex; Cootie Tremble and his Marauders; Apocalypse (En
Sabah Nur)
Other Characters:	Martha, Pat
Credits:	Writer: Peter Milligan
	Pencils: John Paul Leon
	Inks: Klaus Janson
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Enhancements: Malibuıs Hues
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras	
Synopsis:	At Milbury House near London in 1859, Essexıs pregnant wife Rebecca
digs up their dead son, Adam Stanislaus. Apocalypse observes.
	Essex is a brilliant, amoral, atheistic scientist. He lectures the Royal
Society on evolution and identifies ³Essex Factors² that can cause powerful
mutations. He displays a model he assembled from dead human and animal parts,
horrifying his audience. Even Darwin thinks heıs mad.
	He goes to a pub and gets drunk; Tremble invites him to an underground freak
show. His Marauders mug him, but Essex enlists them in the cause of science. They
move into Milbury House, and Essex begins human experimentation.
	From a chamber deep underground, Apocalypse rises and surveys London. He
thinks back to his origin as a slave in Egypt. A statue of the god Seth spoke to
him of a greater destiny, and his powers manifested.
	The Marauders are prowling for new victims; they find Apocalypse, and he a
few and demands to be introduced to Essex.
	Jean appears in a burst of light in Westminster Abbey; Scott in the sewers.
Both are disoriented and naked, and Scott doesnıt have his visor.
	Rebecca can hear the screams of Essexıs victims, enters his lab, and sees a
boy preserved in solution. She digs up their son, and finds nothing in the
coffin. Essex explains he has been examining the deformities that killed him. En
Sabah Nur approaches and introduces himself as an ally.

Issue:	The Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix 2
Date:	Jul-96
Story:	Unnatural Selection (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Phoenix, Cyclops
Regular Characters:	Rebecca Essex, Daniel
Guest Stars:	Sanctity
Villains:	Nathaniel Essex and his Marauders including Oscar Stamp; Apocalypse;
the Hellfire Club including Lord Braddock, Shaw
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Peter Milligan
	Pencils: John Paul Leon
	Inks: Shawn Martinbrough, Klaus Janson
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras	
Synopsis:	The outcasts in the sewers attack Scott, thinking him a Marauder. He
opens his eyes for a moment, and his optic blast backs them off. He contacts Jean
through their psionic rapport; she recognizes the clothing and accents (!) as
realizes they are a century in the past.
	Sanctity appears to her, explaining she is the last Askani and she brought
them there to stop Apocalypse. She directs her to Essex and says they have 48
hours.
	Rebecca tells her husband that experimenting on their dead son is evil and
insane, but Essex sees himself as a genetic pioneer. Essex shows Apocalpyse his
lab and tells him about Darwin; Blue-Lips realizes he is the next step in
evolution.
	Jean goes to Milbury House and sees Rebecca reburying her child. She takes
her to the lab, where Jean talks telepathically to Daniel and learns Essex has
gone to the Hellfire Club, for funding.
	Scott blasts the gate and lets the freaks out of the sewers. He saves Stamp,
a fallen Marauder, from them, and he leads him to the Hellfire Club.
	Apocalypse has been planning the future with them, then shifts into his full
blue-lipped form and kills one to impress them.
	Jean and Scott meet up outside and realize Essex will become Sinister. Scott
is tempted to blast him, but instead decides to convince him. The Marauders,
enhanced by Apocalypse, attack, then Apocalpyse himself. They knock Jean into the
river and taken Scott captive. Essex finds Jean washed up on the docks.

Issue:	The Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix 3
Date:	Aug-96
Story:	The Origin of a Species (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Phoenix, Cyclops
Regular Characters:	Rebecca Essex, Daniel
Guest Stars:	Charles Darwin
Villains:	Nathaniel Essex and his Marauders including Cootie Tremble, Oscar
Stamp, Reggie; Apocalypse; the Hellfire club including Franz
Other Characters:	Maude
Credits:	Writer: Peter Milligan
	Pencils: John Paul Leon
	Inks: Shawn Martinbrough, Tommy Lee Edwards
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Kevin Somers, Malibu Enhancement
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras	
Synopsis:	Essex fishes Jean out of the water; she warns him that Apocalypse is
a monster, but he is in love with genetics and no longer with his wife. A
mechanically-enhanced Tremble attacks Stamp; Jean saves him. Essex is confused:
the strong saving the weak contradicts Darwin.
	Apocalypse interrogates Scott and is impressed with his optic blast. He binds
and tortures him.
	Essex decides to return to his wife; he finds his experiments free, Rebecca
dying, and her premature baby dead. She affirms her love and disgust of him, says
he is sinister, and dies. Distraught, he smashes headstones in his family
graveyard. He goes to Darwinıs house, wild-eyed, and says he has seen the cruel
future.
	Apocalypse summons the Hellfire Club; they resent him but obey. His plan: war
(incited by the Hellfire Club) and pestilence (created by Essex) to destroy the
weak; Essex to help him breed and control the strong. The result: a world of
³industry, craft, wisdomŠ coupled with barbarity, sadism and madness.² He will
remain in the background until the time is right.
	Stamp helps Jean find Scott, she fights the Marauders but gets captured, as
well. She tries to control Apocalypseıs mind, but he fights back. Essex arrives
and submits to Apocalypseıs enhancement.
	Stamp goes to the freaks; they beat the ex-Marauder, but Daniel helps him
convinces them to free Jean and Scott.
	Apocalypse attacks Buckingham Palace.

Issue:	The Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix 4
Date:	Sep-96
Story:	Beginnings (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Phoenix, Cyclops
Regular Characters:	Daniel, Oscar Stamp
Guest Stars:	Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, William E Gladstone; Sanctity
Villains:	Nathaniel Essex and his Marauders including Cootie Tremble;
Apocalypse
Other Characters:	Higgins
Credits:	Writer: Peter Milligan
	Pencils: John Paul Leon
	Inks: Shawn Martinbrough
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/DL
	Colors: Kevin Somers, Malibu Enhancement
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Scott canıt bring himself to kill Sinister for his future crimes,
and he gets away as the sewers collapse. He feels no love nor remorse, only a
slight doubt about creating a pestilence for Apocalypse.
	Apocalypse rampages into Buckingham Palace, planning to kill the weak
royalty.
	Tremble attacks Daniel and Stamp; Jean saves them, but is unable to save
Tremble as Sinister breaks his neck. He plans to make better Marauders through
breeding.
	They ask Sinister to help them stop Apocalypse, with a last shred of
humanity, he directs them to the palace. They arrive in time to save the imperial
couple, and battle until Apocalypse suddenly grows weak. Sinister arrives, lying
about the pestilence. He takes Apocalypse away to regenerate.
	Jean wipes everyoneıs memories, and she and Scott are pulled back to their
own time.
	Apocalypse forces Sinister to tell the truth: he manipulated the pestilence
to effect only him, because the original one was barbaric and unscientific.
Apocalypse commends his strength, warns him he is stronger, and rests. Sinister
begins to plot.
	Sanctity is glad that Sinister is on his way to creating Cable.
	Next year, Daniel emigrates with Stamp to New York. They pose as father and
son and take the name Summers.
	In 1882, Sinister attends Darwinıs funeral in Westminster Abbey.
	Historical notes: Victoria did not become Empress of India until 1877.
Gladstone did not become prime minister until 1868. In 1859 he was M.P. for
Oxford and became Chancellor of the Exchequer (something like Treasury Secretary)
in Palmerstonıs cabinet, and he was never ³royalty.² Also, he foreign crisis of
the day was Italy, not Ireland.


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