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Issue:	Mutant X 15
Date:	Dec-99 
Story:	The Ripple Effect (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Bloodstorm, Brute, Ice-Man
Regular Characters:	Scotty, Elektra, Cerebro
Guest Stars:	X-Men:  Magneto, Rogue, Nightcrawler,
Mys-
tique, Polaris; Forge; the Hellfire Club: Kitty 
Pryde (Black Queen), Sebastian Shaw (Black 
King), Capt. America
Villains:	Graydon Creed; SHIELD including Gen. Nick 
Fury, Col. Dum Dum Dugan; Sunfire
Other Characters:	 
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Cary Nord
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The Friends of Humanity nuke the X-mansion, 
in retaliation for the Goblin Queen Affair. 
Cerebro survives, and goes to Alex.
	Creed is now president; he pardons SHIELD 
and promotes Fury, who aims to round up all 
super-powered beings, starting with the Six. 
Alex, Ororo, and Bob hold them off long 
enough to let everyone escape. Ororo pilots 
them to a safe haven: Forge's Eagle's Rest.
	The Hellfire Club has fled there from New 
York, and Kitty leads them as Black Queen. 
Shaw says Creed and Fury want to eradicate 
all super-beings and were the ones who 
bombed the X-Men. Cap confirms the gov-
ernment approached him, and the other 
Avengers went bad. Sunfire says the same is 
happening in Japan.
	Forge has created a new Cerebro Mark XIII to 
detect and catalog all mutants; Alex and Shaw 
think this is dangerous.
	Sunfire apologizes, but says he has a duty to 
kill them all. Cap, Alex, and Bob take him 
down. He suicides, exploding the Eagle's Rest 
with himself. The Mark XII rises from the ru-
ins.


Issue:	Mutant X 16
Date:	Jan-00
Story:	God and Man (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Bloodstorm, Brute, Ice-Man,
Capt. 
America
Regular Characters:	Cerebro
Guest Stars:	Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Bella Donna Bou-
dreaux, Raven
Villains:	SHIELD including Nick Fury, Dum Dum 
Dugan; Bastion-model ESP Sentinels; thugs in-
cluding Tom, Dick, Harry; Julien Boudreaux
Other Characters:	Jonah Reeves
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Cary Nord
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The Six save Jonah, a mutant child, from a 
murderous mob of bigots. They are in New 
Orleans, tracking mutant children before 
SHIELD can get them, and Alex has sent Scotty 
and Elektra into hiding.
	They are accosted by the United Guild of 
Thieves and Assassins and brought to their 
boss, Gambit, who is married to Bella Donna; 
they have a daughter Raven. He tells them to 
get out of his town.
	Then SHIELD attacks; they want Raven, who is 
a very powerful mutant. Bella Donna is killed; 
turns out Julien had betrayed them to SHIELD, 
and he takes Raven to them.
	Gambit joins the Six, to get her back.


Issue:	Mutant X 17
Date:	Feb-00
Story:	The Wake Up Call (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Bloodstorm, Brute, Ice-Man,
Capt. 
America, Gambit 
Regular Characters:	Cerebro
Guest Stars:	Cyclops; Binary, Nova, the Silver Surfer
(in 
flashback)
Villains:	Sinister, Jean Grey, X-Man
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer, Art: Howard Mackie, Javier Saltares, 
Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Alex has been having nightmares of being 
pursued, and all his friends being killed. Wak-
ing up in the middle of the night, he realizes 
someone is in the brush and goes after him. It 
is Scott, and he catches his brother, says the 
Starjammers have been killed, and someone is 
after him. The run to Scott's ship, but then 
Scott is blasted in the back. Alex turns to find 
Sinister.
	He wakes in a lab, next to Scott. He gets a fin-
ger loose and frees Scott's visor. They blow up 
the lab and flee.
	Sinister lets them go; he has Jean Grey as an 
ally and X-Man in storage.


Issue:	Mutant X 18
Date:	Mar-00
Story:	?America's Future (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Bloodstorm, Brute, Ice-Man,
Capt. 
America, Gambit
Regular Characters:	Cerebro 
Guest Stars:	 
Villains:	Nick Fury, Jean Grey, Frank Castle
(Punisher)
Other Characters:	Jack Lang, Dianne Davidson, Harry
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Cary Nord, Billy Patton
	Inks: Andre Pepoy
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Fury is training humans to kill mutants.
Jack 
and Dianne are in the program.
	The Six rescue mutant child Harry, and are 
branded terrorists. Jack and Dianne find 
Harry and debate if they can really kill him, 
but Ororo interrupts with a legion of spiders. 
The rest of the Six arrive, just as Dianne bursts 
out in flames: she is a mutant, too, and Jack 
turns against her.
	Punisher and goons attack; Jean Grey shows 
up and helps them escape.


Issue:	Mutant X 19
Date:	May-00
Story:	The Coming (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Bloodstorm, Brute, Ice-Man,
Capt. 
America, Gambit
Regular Characters:	Scotty, Elektra
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Prof. Xavier (see next iss.); Apocalypse and
his 
Horsemen: Death (Warren Worthington), 
War, Famine, Pestilence
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer & Art: Howard Mackie, Javier Saltares,

Andrew Pepoy, Cliff Rathburn, Scott Elmer, 
Rod Ramos
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The Horsemen hunt down Xavier, alive and 
ambulatory, on the streets of New York.
	The Six rendezvous with Scotty and Elektra at 
the angel fountain in Central Park; Alex kisses 
Elektra; Scotty foresees something bad hap-
pening.
	Xavier has let loose a "psychic tidal wave", 
summoning them. A second wave, which Xa-
vier rides, lands him at their feet, with the 
Horsemen close behind. Warren pontificates 
on truth and trust and feuds with War. He 
demands they turn over Xavier; they are not 
sure it's really him but fight to defend him 
anyway. He tries to earn their trust by enter-
ing their minds and helping them win. He re-
alizes Cap is a secret mutant and prompts 
Alex to blast Warren.
	Before he can get them to kill the Horsemen, 
Apocalypse arises.


Issue:	Mutant X 20
Date:	Jun-00
Story:	Everything You Thought You Knew? (22 
pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Madelyne, Bloodstorm, the
Fallen, 
Brute, Ice-Man
Regular Characters:	Scotty
Guest Stars:	The Fantastic Four, Logan, Sabretooth,
Wild-
child, Gambit, Capt. America (all in 
flashback); Jean Grey 
Villains:	Apocalypse (in flashback); Prof. Xavier
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Javier Saltares, Tom Lyle, Billy Patton
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy, Cliff Rathburn, John 
Czop, Jay Leisten
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Alex is disoriented: he remembers dying 
again, then awakes to see the original Six (see 
iss. 1). He tries to get Scotty away from Mad-
die but only scares him. After a while, he 
doesn't know what reality to believe.
	Jean flies toward his window that night, and 
Maddie attacks her, driving her off. Xavier 
talks to Alex, then makes him remember that 
he pretended to ally with Apocalypse so he 
could protect Scotty from him. But Jean inter-
rupts in her psychic body, saying it's all lies. 
Xavier quickly defeats her on the psi-plane.
	Suddenly, he is with the Six infiltrating 
Apocalypse's fortress. Jean returns, and Alex 
blasts her but then realizes she's right. Xavier 
reveals himself as a villain and brushes aside 
the Six with a gesture.
	Alex remembers dying again, but Jean reaches 
out to him, and he awakes with her and 
Apocalypse.


Issue:	Mutant X 21
Date:	Jul-00
Story:	The Good? The Bad.. And Things Get Ugly! 
(22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Bloodstorm, Brute, Ice-Man,
Capt. 
America
Regular Characters:	Elektra, Scotty
Guest Stars:	Apocalypse, Jean Grey, Magneto; Colossus,

Moira MacTaggert, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Kitty 
Pryde (in flashback)
Villains:	The Shadow King, Juggernaut (in flashback); 
Prof. Xavier
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie 
	Pencils: Bart Sears, Tom Lyle
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Jean tries to make Alex remember that they 
are allied with Apocalypse, but he won't buy it 
and blasts him. Magneto, alive, restrains him 
and convinces him to listen. Apocalypse saved 
the X-Men from the nuke (iss. 15).
	Magneto recounts how he and Xavier formed 
the X-Men and defeated the Shadow King. But 
Xavier was scarred, and he fell in love with 
Moira, whom Magneto also loved. Fighting 
Juggernaut, an enraged Xavier killed her, then 
disappeared, allied with Sinister, and began 
recruiting mutants.
	Sinister, double-dealing as always, told Mag-
neto to ally with Apocalypse, who alone could 
stop Xavier. Then Scotty was born.
	Alex returns to the Six and learns that Xavier 
is with Scotty. He plans to build a new world 
order of powerful telepaths, so Alex blasts 
him. Scotty gets in the way, so Xavier blasts 
him, then Alex gets mad and blasts him away.
	The Six arrive, then Xavier puts on psi armor 
and reveals that he has absorbed the minds of 
all the world's telepaths, starting with the 
Shadow King.


Issue:	Mutant X 22
Date:	Aug-00
Story:	Tremble Before His Might (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Bloodstorm, Brute, Ice-Man,
Capt. 
America, Gambit
Regular Characters:	Scotty, Elektra
Guest Stars:	Magneto, Apocalypse and his Horsemen: 
Death (Warren Worthington), War, Famine, 
Pestilence
Villains:	Prof. Xavier; fakes of Galactus, Silver
Surfer, 
Nova, Drax; Sinister
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie 
	Pencils: Tom Lyle, Dusty Abell
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Xavier wants Scotty, so Alex gets his team
out 
of there, to Apocalypse's Antarctic base. The 
Six and the Horsemen scuffle, but Alex assures 
them they are allies, previously controlled by 
Xavier/Shadow King. Still, Scotty has to get 
Hank off Warren, whom Apocalypse then 
reigns in.
	Xavier has also been manipulating SHIELD 
and public opinion in general, and he plans to 
use a fake Galactus to cause a panic, thus 
strengthening the Shadow King and allowing 
them/him to control the world.
	Alex and his assorted allies go to New York to 
stop the ersatz world-devourer, and they eas-
ily defeat his heralds. Magnus, Apocalypse, 
and Alex melt Galactus, then Xavier and his 
ally Sinister activate the resulting genetically 
engineered goo, covering everyone.


Issue:	Mutant X 2000
Date:	2000
Story 1:	A Sinister Thread Part 1: Thieves in the
Night 
(19 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bloodstorm, Gambit
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Colossus, Magneto, Kitty Pryde,
Nightcrawler 
(in flashback)
Villains:	Apocalypse's Horsemen: Death (Warren Wor-
thington), War, Famine, Pestilence; Dracula 
(in flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer & Art: Howard Mackie, Colleen Doran, 
Scott Elmer, Andrew Pepoy, Rod Ramos, John 
Czop
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Just after Ororo was made a vampire: she
tries 
to drown her troubles in thievery with Remy. 
They break into a high-security installation 
and find Warren, who reveals that Ororo is a 
vampire and attacks them both, with the 
Horsemen. Ororo uses the creatures of the 
night to delay them, and explains that Dracula 
bit her and she left the X-Men, unable to resist 
her bloodlust.
	She and Remy find their objective: two chil-
dren. The Horsemen break in, and Warren 
slashes Remy. Dying, he convinces Ororo to 
bite him, so he can survive and save the chil-
dren. She does, then brings down the house, 
and they escape.

Story 2:	A Sinister Thread Part 1: First Blood (14 
pages)
Feature Characters:	Bloodstorm, Gambit
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	 
Villains:	Mikey "the Moose" McCormick, Vinnie "the 
Hammer" Falco; the Assassins Guild including 
Angelique, Jean-Claude, Pierre; Sinister
Other Characters:	
Synopsis:	Remy, now a vampire, fights the bloodlust.
	On the dark streets of the Big Easy, a woman 
is attacked by two of Kingpin's thugs. But this 
is an ambush by the Assassins Guild.
	Before anything can happen, a mist enshrouds 
all. Remy is feeding, and Angelique is his des-
sert.
	At dawn, he hides in a mausoleum and sends 
Ororo away. Sinister arrives, takes the boy, 
and tells Remy to dispose of the girl. When he 
refuses, they fight to a standstill. Remy keeps 
the girl safe, and Sinister take the boy (Nate 
Grey?) to his genetics lab.
	Note: following are 4 cover pictures for alter-
nate universe comics: Doctor Doom Defender 
of the Earth, The Uncanny Spider-Men, Fan-
tastic Four Heroes of Science, and Magneto 
and the X-Men.


Issue:	Mutant X 23
Date:	Sep-00
Story:	The Gift of Fear! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Bloodstorm, Brute, Ice-Man,
Capt. 
America, Gambit
Regular Characters:	Scotty, Elektra
Guest Stars:	Magneto, Jean Grey, Raven, Apocalypse;
Co-
lossus, Storm, Wolverine, Rogue, Cyclops, 
Shard, Wild Child, Mystique, Forge, Sabre-
tooth, Polaris (all in flashback)
Villains:	Sinister, Prof. Xavier, X-Man; visions of
Red 
Skull, William Robert Drake, Dracula, the As-
sassin, Cyclops
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer & Art: Howard Mackie, Tom Lyle, An-
drew Pepoy, Cliff Rathburn
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Sinister has Xavier attack their minds,
making 
them see their worst enemies: Cap sees Red 
Skull; Bob sees his father; Ororo sees Dracula; 
Gambit sees the last assassin; Hank sees hu-
man and blue, furry incarnations of himself; 
Magneto sees those mutants who have died; 
Alex sees Cyclops. All get beat up and yelled 
at.
	Jean Grey and Apocalypse erect psionic 
shielding, barely able to hold out against Xa-
vier. Because Alex is not from this universe, 
Xavier hasn't figured him out yet, so he has 
time to wreak havoc on Sinister's machinery.
	But Xavier has Scotty, X-Man, and Raven cap-
tive, to use as batteries, and holds them hos-
tage. He plans to merge the whole world into 
one mind: his. This comes as a surprise to his 
ally Sinister, and they fight. Xavier fells him 
quickly, then starts absorbing minds. He blasts 
Apocalypse and Alex, but then Scotty and Ra-
ven intervene, pouring their energy into Alex, 
and he blasts Xavier. Apocalypse dies; Xavier 
raises a hand toward Alex, but Hank takes the 
blast. Bob freezes Xavier, but then he just dis-
appears.
	They get Hank to a med lab, then Alex and 
Gambit send Scotty, Raven, and Elektra to the 
X-Men's base on the moon.
	The team bickers about what to do next: hunt 
down Xavier or let the anti-mutant hysteria 
die down. Alex thinks back to his universe, his 
real friends and family and considers resign-
ing.
	Hank rises from the med pod, his intelligence 
restored.


Issue:	Mutant X 24
Date:	Oct-00
Story:	Doorway to Yestermorrow (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Brute, Ice-Man 
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	alternate Havok (in flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer & Art: Howard Mackie, Javier Saltares,

Andrew Pepoy
	Cover Art: Michael Golden
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Gina Going
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Hank tries to enter his old laboratory, but
he 
can't remember how he locked it. He has been 
having flashback memories of the explosion 
that took away his intelligence, and he wants 
answers. Alex rashly tries to blast in, but Hank 
made it indestructible. He finally remembers 
how to open the door, and they enter.
	Bob shows up, and he and Hank clown 
around, Bob nearly falling into a portal to the 
Negative Zone, which Hank discovered. Hank 
now plans to investigate what happened to 
this world's Havok. Bob quizzes Alex about 
his world's Iceman, but he doesn't remember 
how he cured Loki's curse.
	Hank remembers that he had been trying to 
cure Bob. A fire starts in the lab, and Alex and 
Bob come running. Bob puts it out with ice, 
and Hank remembers all: Havok started the 
explosion that cost Hank his mind and Bob his 
chance at a cure. 
	This world's Havok had an affair with Sue 
Storm, which made Maddie jealous, and she 
turned to Bob for comfort, which made Havok 
jealous. So he sabotaged the lab.
	Hank has also discovered a way to send Alex 
back to his world, and says their Havok may 
already be there.



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