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Index to X-Men Volume I, since 281: 1 / 15

Author: Robert Diehl (rfdiehl@yahoo.com)
Updated: Version 2.1, last modified June 9, 2001

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Index to X-Men Volume I, since 281 including annuals, 
the Bloodties crossover, X-Men Prime 1995, Sabretooth 1995, 
Archangel 1996, Black Knight and Exodus, the Onslaught crossover, 
Psylocke & Archangel: Crimson Dawn, Team X 2000, X-Men: Magneto 
War, Magneto Rex, Magneto: Dark Seduction, Black Sun
Version 2.0, last modified January 18, 2001
by Robert Diehl (rfdiehl@yahoo.com)


By my reading, the following have been members of
Xavier's band:

1.	Prof. Charles Francis Xavier (Prof. X)
2.	Scott Summers (Cyclops)
3.	Dr. Henry Phillip "Hank" McCoy (the Beast)
4.	Warren Kenneth Worthington, III (the Angel,
5.	Robert L. "Bobby" Drake (Iceman)
6.	Jean Grey-Summers (Marvel Girl, Phoenix I)
7.	Calvin Rankin (Mimic)
8.	the Changeling (alias Prof. X)
9.	Lorna Dane (Polaris)
10.	Alexander "Alex" Summers (Havok)
11.	Ororo Munroe (Storm)
12.	Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler)
13.	Logan (Wolverine)
14.	Sean Cassidy (the Banshee)
15.	Piotr Nikolievich "Peter" Rasputin (Colossus)
16.	John Proudstar (Thunderbird I)
17.	Shiro Yashida (Sunfire)
18.	the Phoenix force (alias Jean Grey)
19.	Katherine "Kitty" Pryde (Sprite, Ariel, Shadowcat)
20.	Rogue
21.	Rachel Summers (Phoenix II)
22.	Magnus (Magneto, aliases include Eric von
Lensherr, Michael 
23.	Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock (Psylocke)
24.	Alison Blaire (Dazzler)
25.	Longshot
26.	Forge, the Maker
27.	Jubilation Lee (Jubilee)
28.	Remy LeBeau (Gambit)
29.	Bishop
30.	Kwannon (Revanche, alias Betsy Braddock)
31.	Samuel Zachery "Sam" Guthrie (Cannonball)
32.	Henry McCoy (Dark Beast, alias Beast)
33.	Joseph (Magneto's clone)
34.	Dr. Cecelia Reyes
35.	Sarah (Marrow)
36.	Japheth (Maggott)
37.	Neal Sharra (Thunderbird III)
38.	Nathan Christopher Charles Summers (Cable)

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men Annual 15
Date:	1991
Story 1:	Queens of Sacrifice (35 pages)
Feature Characters:	Wolverine, Colossus (all in
Regular Characters:	Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	X-Force: Cable, Domino, Cannonball, Boom 
Boom, Shatterstar, Feral, Warpath; New 
Warriors: Namorita, Marvel Boy, Chord, 
Night Thrasher, Silhouette, Speedball, Firestar, 
Nova; Multiple Man, Siryn, Legion, Polaris; 
Brig. Alysande Stuart
Villains:	the Shadow King; The Alliance of Evil: 
Harness, Piecemeal (Gilbert Benson) and 
Proteus (Kevin MacTaggert); Toad, Gideon
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Fabian Nicieza
	Pencils: Tom Raney
	Inks: Joe Rubinstein & co.
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Brad Vancata
	Asst. Editor: Suzanne Gaffney
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Note: this is part 3 of the Kings of Pain 
crossover and takes place before iss. 277.
	X-Men, X-Force, and New Warriors have 
teamed up to stop AIM from recreating 
Proteus (iss. 128). Muir Island is out of 
contact, so they race there. The residents are 
there, but under control of the Shadow King, 
so Moira tries to shoot down Cannonball and 
Firestar when they fly recon. The New 
Warriors clear a landing area, then Siryn 
attacks, along with Multiple Man, Polaris, 
Legion, and Moira with a big gun, but they 
surrender when X-Force shows up.
	Harness has the bloated Piecemeal in 
Edinburgh, sucking up more energy. Police try 
to stop them, but Harness fells them all and 
takes Piecemeal to the castle.
	Cable briefs Moira on AIM's and Genetech's 
efforts to recreate Proteus; she says she knew 
it was possible but wanted her son to rest in 
peace. Moira relates how he had burnt out all 
his host bodies, including his father, and was 
dispersed by Piotr's metal. WHO alerts them 
to the activity in Edinburgh.
	In Switzerland, Gideon and Toad discuss their 
plots and play chess.
	The teams race to Edinburgh and attack 
Harness; Shatterstar opens with his force 
blast, but his armaments take down him, 
Siryn, and Feral.
	Moira leads part of the team to deal with 
Piecemeal, who is in agony. She forces Legion 
to create TK shields around each of them, and 
Marvel Boy a dome above them, filled with 
Speedball's energy. Multiple Men hold 
Piecemeal still; Firestar emits a high-frequency 
microwave to disrupt the Proteus energies, 
which she absorbs with a dampener.
	Harness finally goes down; Warpath punches 
her facemask to pieces, revealing a woman, 
Piecemeal's mother.
	There's too much energy; Legion drops his 
shields, so everyone has to flee; Piecemeal 
explodes, and the resulting being calls himself 
Piecemeal and Proteus.
	Note: continued in X-Factor Annual 6.

Story 2:	The Killing Stroke (10 pages)
Feature Characters:	
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Freedom Force: Blob, Crimson Commando, 
Avalanche, Pyro
Villains:	Desert Sword: Sirocco, Aminedi, Arabian 
Knight, the Veil, Black Raazer
Other Characters:	Dr. Reinhold Kurtzmann
Credits:	Writer: Fabian Nicieza
	Pencils: Jerry DeCaire
	Inks: Joe Rubinstein
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Mike Thomas
	Editor: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this is part 2 of the Razor's Edge 
	Freedom Force has been sent to Kuwait to get 
Kurtzmann, but Desert Sword has him, Super 
Sabre has been killed, and the Commando has 
lost an arm. They battle: Aminedi's cutting 
wind slices Blob's leg; Pyro's fire holds off 
Black Raazer's demons; Avalanche creates a 
fissure to separate the teams, and Kurzmann 
falls next to Freedom Force, which run to hide 
in a restaurant.
	Arabian Knight spots them; he is helping 
Desert Sword because they hold his children 
hostage. They attack and recapture 
Kurtzmann, then tell Freedom Force to 
surrender. Blob reminds Pyro of their orders, 
so he flash fires and kills Kurtzmann.
	Avalanche and the Commando make it to the 
airport, but it is now a minefield, and they are 
blown up.
	Note: continued in X-Factor Ann. 6.

Story 3:	The Origin of the X-Men (4 pages)
Feature Characters:	various X-Men, X-Factor, the
Fallen Angels, 
the New Mutants, Excalibur (all in flashback)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Mojo, Major Domo; Magneto, Toad, 
Mastermind, the Scarlet Witch, Krakoa, 
Brood, the Phoenix force, the Hellfire Club, 
Sabretooth (all in flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Len Kaminski
	Pencils: Ernie Stiner
	Inks: Don Hudson
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Kevin Tinsley
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Mojo watches a film of the origin of the X-
Men: first team, Magneto, Krakoa, second 
team, X-Factor, Fallen Angels, Excalibur, New 
Mutants, X-Force.
	Mojo stops the viewing, saying this is all too 
convoluted and implausible.

Story 4:	The Enemy Within (5 pages)
Feature Characters:	Wolverine
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Len Kaminski
	Pencils: Kirk Jarvinen
	Inks: Brad Vancata
	Letters: Mike Heisler
	Colors: Brad Vancata
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Logan dreams in black and white. In bare 
flesh, he battles his own adamantium skeleton, 
till it slices itself into him. He wakes to find his 
bedclothes slashed and spends the rest of the 
night meditating.

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 281
Date:	Oct-91
Story:	Fresh UpStart (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Jean Grey, Archangel, Iceman,
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Gateway
Villains:	Reavers including Cole, Donald Pierce; 
Sentinels; Hellfire Club including the White 
Queen (Emma Frost) and her Hellions: 
Roulette (Jennifer Stavros), Empath (Manuel 
Alfonso Rodrigo de la Rocha), Jetstream 
(Haroun ibn Sal-lah al-Rahman), Tarot 
(Marie-Ange Colbert), Beef, Bevatron; Shinobi 
Shaw, Trevor Fitzroy; Lady Deathstrike; Sen. 
Robert Kelly
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, John Byrne
	Pencils: Whilce Portacio
	Inks: Art Thibert 
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Note: this occurs after X-Men II:5.
	In the X-Men's old base in Australia, Sentinels 
attack the Reavers.
	The X-Men Gold Team attends a Hellfire Club 
ball in New York and is treated rudely by the 
Hellions. Frost crashes in, having stopped one 
in a series of assassins. 
	Shinobi luxuriates in his penthouse with 
Fitzroy. Each has Sentinels at their disposal 
and are jockeying for position in the Upstarts 
by killing for points. Shinobi already killed his 
father (X-Factor 67), and Fitzroy says he sent 
the Sentinels to kill the Reavers and Frost. 
	Frost tries to force open the assassin's mind, 
and the backlash hurts Jean. Ororo tries to 
stop her; Bevatron attacks; melee ensues, but 
Jean telepathically stuns everyone. The X-Men 
are there because Frost proposed an alliance 
against a mutual threat. Ororo demands more 
information, but Frost refuses and wants to 
continue her interrogation of the assassin. Just 
then Fitzroy appears, in force field armor, and 
kills Jetstream. 
	In Australia, Pierce rushes to get to Gateway; 
Lady Deathstrike damages a Sentinel, but this 
model can repair itself. Pierce makes it 
through a sandstorm to Gateway, wakes him, 
and tells him to transport him to whomever is 
responsible for this attack. Some of the 
Sentinels make it through the portal after him.
	Fitzroy shoots Beef through the wall, and he 
falls to the street below. Frost suggests the 
remaining mutants defend themselves, but 
Fitzroy presses a button and becomes invisible. 
He pops up behind Ororo, who blasts him 
with a hurricane. Jean telekinetically locks his 
suit's circuitry, but before Frost can probe his 
mind, a portal opens and Pierce comes 
through. Pierce blames Frost for the Sentinels, 
which attack them both. Fitzroy orders them 
to attack the X-Men and the Hellions.
	Piotr, Tarot, and Jean are quickly put down, 
and Fitzroy is satisfied and leaves. The X-Men 
gather in the street, where Kelly berates them 
for endangering the innocent. He hesitates 
when he realizes Jean is dead.

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 282
Date:	Nov-91
Story:	Payback (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Archangel,
Iceman, Storm, 
Colossus, Forge
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Bishop, Randall, Malcolm
Villains:	Shinobi Shaw; Trevor Fitzroy and Bantam, 
Burke, Kroeger, Stylles and other future 
mutant criminals; Sentinels; Donald Pierce; 
Emma Frost and Hellions including Tarot
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Whilce Portacio, John Byrne
	Pencils: Whilce Portacio
	Inks: Art Thibert 
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Dana Moreshead
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	The Gold Team returns to the mansion, 
bearing Jean's body and a Sentinel's head. 
Xavier says Jean isn't dead, but she's in 
another body. 
	Fitzroy goes to Shinobi's penthouse, bearing 
Frost's body and Pierce's head. He claims 
victory, but Shinobi is unwilling to concede 
his father's ring. So Fitzroy cuts his finger off. 
	Forge has recovered some data from the 
Sentinel's head and locates their base on an 
	A time portal opens in Fitzroy's base, but the 
people are fused together, and Fitzroy absorbs 
their life energies. Fitzroy chews out Bantam, 
who was supposed to stop such intrusions.
	Xavier takes Cerebro to the Arctic and 
explains to the X-Men that Jean put her mind 
into Frost's dead body. He is surprised he 
didn't sense Frost's own death.
	Fitzroy kills Tarot and uses her life energy to 
open a portal, getting allies Burke, Kroeger, 
and Stylles from another time. Kroeger refuses 
to fulfill the bargain, however, and Fitzroy 
pretends to release him, but when he tries to 
go back through the portal, it kills him.
	Jean in Frost's body uses her telekinesis to free 
herself. Xavier immediately senses her and 
sends the X-Men to her aid. Ororo blasts 
through the base's shields, and the X-Men 
easily take out Fitzroy's forces. Then he sends 
in the Sentinels, but the X-Men have a 
strategy: Warren and Piotr smash them, then 
Bobby freezes the damage before they can 
repair themselves. Fitzroy absorbs the 
remaining Hellions and opens a wide portal. 
Future evil mutants stream forth.
	Then Bishop and friends come through and 
attack Fitzroy.

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 283
Date:	Dec-91
Story:	Bishop's Crossing (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Archangel,
Iceman, Storm, 
Colossus, Forge
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Bishop, Randall, Malcolm
Villains:	Emma Frost; Gamesmaster and Upstarts 
including Trevor Fitzroy, Shinobi Shaw
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Whilce Portacio, John Byrne
	Pencils: Whilce Portacio
	Inks: Art Thibert 
	Letters: Tom, Lois
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Bishop's men start arresting evil mutants
toss one back through the portal, which tears 
him apart. Fitzroy laughs, saying the portal is 
one-way, and they are all stuck in the 20th 
century. Bishop orders a termination sweep, 
and the mutants flee in terror, each using an 
image inducer to look like Fitzroy and provide 
cover for him.
	Ororo realizes these people are all from a 
horrific possible future (Days of Future Past, 
iss. 141-142), and that Bishop wears the X. 
He absorbs energy and blasts; Piotr smashes 
him, saying X-Men don't let people get killed.
	Fitzroy gets away, only to be caught by 
Shinobi's men. Bishop doesn't believe these are 
really the legendary X-Men, so he puts a 
restraining cuff on Piotr, forcing him back to 
human form. Ororo blasts Bishop, but he just 
absorbs it; Bobby ices him; he blasts Bobby's 
ice sled. Warren catches him and shoots metal 
feathers; Bishop's men shoot at them; Ororo 
whips up a hurricane and finishes it.
	Xavier returns Jean's mind to her own body. 
Shinobi reclaims his father's ring from Fitzroy. 
He appeals to the Gamesmaster, who rules in 
favor of Shinobi. Shinobi sets off bombs to 
destroy Fitzroy's base, and Bishop uses the 
distraction to get away from the X-Men, 
whom Ororo lifts up to the Blackbird.

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 284
Date:	Jan-92
Story:	Into the Void (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Archangel,
Iceman, Storm, 
Colossus, Forge
Regular Characters:	Bishop, Randall, Malcolm
Guest Stars:	Sunfire (Shiro Yashida)
Villains:	Emma Frost; aliens including Primate,
Other Characters:	Kobiashi, Hideko, Tanaka, Rosmenkov 
Credits:	Writer: Whilce Portacio, John Byrne
	Pencils: Whilce Portacio
	Inks: Art Thibert 
	Letters: Michael Heisler
	Colors: Oliver, Rosas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	On Sakhalin Island, Sunfire gets new armor
enhance his power. He is reluctant to help the 
Russians, who dispute the island with Japan, 
but they need to work together to investigate 
an anomaly in a large pit. He collects power 
and blasts, but just gets pushed away, and 
something emerges.
	Piotr has a broken nose, and Jean is back from 
the dead again, having transferred her mind 
into Frost's body. Ororo wonders if Frost 
might have done the same, and Xavier and 
Jean begin to scan for her mind, but Forge 
interrupts with a distress call from Japan.
	Sunfire and the Russian army fall before alien 
invaders from the pit. The X-Men arrive and 
save Sunfire from death, but Warren is 
quickly felled, and Jean is stymied by how 
alien their minds are. Piotr drops down from 
the Blackbird, and Sunfire has to fly him out 
of the way, but the aliens decide to regroup. 
Forge shoots concussive missiles to knock 
them out, and they sacrifice themselves to 
protect the pit. The Primate's armor explodes, 
revealing a girl within. She warns them it is 
too late, and the pit implodes, sucking all 
down into it. Forge and Xavier, in the 
Blackbird, fear the black hole will destroy the 
	On the other side of the world, Bishop and his 
men kill three criminals from his time who 
had resisted arrest after a spree of pillage and 

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 285
Date:	Feb-92
Story:	Down the Rabbit Hole (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Jean Grey, Archangel, Iceman,
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Sunfire, Col. Mikhail Rasputin, Trish
Villains:	Aliens including Primate, Tooker, Sha-Har-a-

Other Characters:	Capt. J. Walker Kyle
Credits:	Writer: Whilce Portacio, John Byrne
	Pencils: Whilce Portacio
	Inks: Art Thibert, Al Milgrom
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Jean, Piotr, and the Primate land in an
jungle. Aliens surround them and knock out 
Jean, then attack Piotr, exhausting him. When 
he reverts to human form and they see his 
face, they stop, seeing fulfillment of a 
prophecy. He and Jean are taken in honor to a 
nearby city.
	Ororo wakes in an alien desert, where a 
hermit takes her in. When she explains she 
arrived via a portal, he gets angry, saying her 
world will be sucked into his, and they start 
across the desert to fix it.
	Warren descends into a skirmish and is 
mistaken for the Angel of Death but then 
attacked. His wings kill everyone in sight, 
while he is unconscious. He wakes, acclaimed 
by the rebels, and is taken to their leader Sha-
Har-a-Zath, who names him Protector 
General, against his will.
	Bobby and Sunfire crash through the roof of 
Tooker's pub, angering him. But Bobby 
quickly defeats his bouncers. They hear a 
town crier announce a warrior of steel and 
realize it's Piotr.
	Piotr is surrounded by pretty girls; Jean 
interrupts, saying they need to look for their 
friends. Ororo arrives, and the hermit reveals 
himself to be Piotr's brother Mikhail. 
	Tilby reports on Bishop's handiwork. The 
locals are blaming the X-Men for a mutant 
gang war.

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 286
Date:	Mar-92
Story:	Close Call! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Archangel,
Iceman, Storm, 
Colossus, Forge 
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Sunfire, Mikhail Rasputin, Nick Fury,
Pym, Reed Richards
Villains:	Aliens including Primate, Sha-Har-a-Zath,
Posse Comitatus; the Avatar of the 
Triumvirate, Tra-Mai-a-Zath (in flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer, Pencils: Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio,
	Inks: Art Thibert
	Letters: Task Force X
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Mikhail greets his brother, then says he 
refuses to close the portal that threatens to 
destroy two worlds. He had been a 
cosmonaut, but when his government 
discovered he was a mutant, they faked his 
death (see iss. 99, Jun-76), then sent him to 
Sakhalin to investigate the anomaly. He was 
pulled in; his crew was killed; the Avatar's 
people rescued him, and he married his 
daughter Tra-Mai-a-Zath. Then he discovered 
the graveyard of ships that fell through the 
portal, and that his crew was killed by the 
Avatar. He raised rebellion and used his 
powers to try to close the portal, killing 
everyone around him, friend, foe, and spouse. 
Piotr tells him he's not to blame.
	Xavier and Forge fly in the Blackbird above 
the portal, which has swallowed the island. 
The best scientists are unable to find a timely 
	Piotr, angered at his brother's self-defeat, 
armors up and stalks away. Ororo explains 
that Piotr idealized Mikhail after his supposed 
death, and the truth has disappointed him.
	Warren, disoriented by Sha-Har-a-Zath's kiss, 
watches as his wings kill the Posse Comitatus, 
in what was supposed to be a training session. 
She wants revenge on Mikhail, who killed her 
	The rebels attack the portal and Warren's 
team. He fells Jean, who tells him to fight the 
mind control. When Sunfire nearly melts his 
wings off, he snaps out of it. Piotr takes the 
blast of a neutronic cannon, and Mikhail 
finally reveals himself, just as the void begins 
to grow. He realizes that to close it now will 
destroy the alien world, but that would at least 
save Earth.
	Mikhail extends his power; Sunfire, Bobby, 
and Jean lend their skills to open a stable 
window home, and a small piece of island 
appears below the Blackbird. Piotr does CPR 
on his brother and saves his life: he wants him 
to live to meet Illyana. Jean confirms that the 
energy was dispersed safely, and the aliens 
have survived. 

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 287
Date:	Apr-92
Story:	Bishop to King's Five! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Archangel,
Iceman, Storm, 
Colossus, Forge, Bishop
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Randall, Malcolm, the Witness, Shackle
Villains:	Trevor Fitzroy (in flash-forward), Mutant 
criminals including Stygut
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: John Romita, Jr.
	Inks: Scott Williams
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Going, Rosas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Bishop and his XSE partners are stuck 100 
years in their past, killing criminal mutants 
from their own time in a nightclub in New 
York. Randall and Malcolm are killed in the 
line of duty. 
	That gets the X-Men's attention, and they put 
Bishop down before he can kill Stygut in 
retaliation, thereby letting the criminal escape. 
Bishop passes out, still determined to capture 
him, and then Fitzroy, a spoiled brat with an 
influential father.
	While chasing down Fitzroy in the future, 
they (will have) stumbled across the long-
disused X-mansion subbasements, with a 
recording of Jean being attacked. She says:
	"Alex?! Cable? anyone?! ? don't even know 
? transmission being received? ? taken total 
? taken totally unaware! Both teams ? and 
? decimated! Mansion security was 
deactivated ? activated? activated? from 
within! ? betrayed by one of our own! ? 
Professor Xavier ? was the first to die. ? 
only one left ? power's negated. Our own 
fault, really ? should never have trusted? we 
knew so little about? You?! ? may have 
killed the X-Men? but the dream will 
never?! ?Die?quot; (cf. Onslaught: X-Men, 
	After dropping Fitzroy at the maximum 
security Pool, Bishop went to visit the last 
person to see the X-Men alive: LeBeau, the 
Witness, for whom he had once worked. He 
demands to know who betrayed the X-Men 
but gets no answer.
	Fitzroy, meanwhile, had drained the life force 
of a rat, ported out of his cell, and started 
draining guards. He releases the prisoners, 
including Bantam, who acts as his anchor 
when he ports. Bishop, Randall, and Malcolm 
follow them through a huge portal and find 
themselves in the 20th Century (iss. 282). 
	Bishop wakes in the X-Men's med lab, has a 
telepathic interview with Xavier, and joins the 
team, to the surprise of the other X-Men.

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 288
Date:	May-92
Story:	Time and Place (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey,
Beast, Archangel, 
Iceman, Storm, Colossus, Jubilee, Forge, 
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Opal Tanaka
Villains:	Stygut
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Byrne, 
	Pencils: Andy Kubert 
	Inks: Bill Sienkiewicz
	Letters: Starkings
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Scott and Hank return to the mansion, and 
Piotr, Warren, and Bobby tackle them. Scott 
starts to lecture them, but Warren tells him to 
relax, then asks him if Betsy is gorgeous. Scott 
stammers, then goes to debrief Xavier about 
Omega Red (X-Men II:5-7). Jean overhears.
	Xavier has Ororo training Bishop in the 
Danger Room. He shakes Scott's hand, in awe 
of being among his heroes, and asks Ororo to 
take him to New York so he can acclimatize to 
his new environment.
	Bobby drops in on Opal; Warren has a 
message from Charlotte (both relationships 
since X-Factor 59), but he just goes nude 
	The rest of the team accompanies Bishop into 
the city. He says in his time, ground-level 
buildings were all slums, even the Waldorf. 
He stumbles across Stygut, the last of the 93 
criminals that Fitzroy freed. Stygut absorbs the 
life forces of his two female companions and 
blasts Bishop, trying to overload him. Bishop 
tells the X-Men to stand back, then fights him. 
Ororo hits Bishop with lightning, to charge 
him up, and he executes Stygut. Ororo blows 
him back, saying X-Men don't (pardon me: 
"do not") kill. She draws his attention to the 
wounded bystanders, and he gets the point.
	Back at the mansion, he spends some time in 
the Danger Room, thinking. He goes to 
Ororo's bedroom and hands her his command 
insignia, thereby submitting to her leadership.

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 289
Date:	Jun-92
Story:	Knots (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Archangel,
Iceman, Storm, 
Forge, Bishop
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Opal Tanaka
Villains:	Mystique, Cyburai (ninja cyborgs)
Other Characters:	William and Maddy Drake, Hiro
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Whilce Portacio
	Inks: Scott Williams
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Ororo tells Bishop about the history of the 
school; Magneto's portrait is still on the wall 
(see New Mutants 35-75). Bishop is still in 
awe of his heroes.
	Bobby asks Forge to tie his bowtie, but turns 
out his mutant power doesn't work on ties. 
Bobby sees something is wrong, but he doesn't 
want to talk.
	Jean takes Xavier to her thinking log, from 
when she was a teenager. She sees he is 
bothered by the loss of his legs (iss. 280), but 
he doesn't want to talk.
	At Bobby's parents' house on Long Island, Mr. 
Drake doesn't like his son dating an Oriental. 
Outside, a policeman tries to arrest a prowler, 
Hiro (Opal's arranged fiancÈ, X-Factor 64), 
who knocks him out.
	Bobby gets Warren to do the tie; Warren 
thinks his dating days are over, since he is 
now "a blue-skinned Angel of Death." He sees 
himself, as the Avenging Angel, and they fight. 
Turns out it's Mystique playing with his head 
(she's staying at the mansion since Wolverine 
52). Xavier calls Warren to his office, but he 
just flies off in a huff.
	Ororo berates Mystique; Forge, jealous of 
Bishop and Ororo, comes to her defense and 
bickers with them. He accuses Ororo of 
neglecting their relationship, and he proposes 
	Bobby takes Opal to a restaurant, to meet his 
parents. Mr. Drake refuses to talk to her, and 
Bobby stands up to him, but their spat is 
interrupted by Hiro. He warns them they are 
about to be killed; just then ninja cyborgs 
attack, trying to kill the Drakes for vengeance.

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 290
Date:	Jul-92
Story:	Frayed (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Jean Grey, Iceman, Storm,
Colossus, Forge, 
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Opal Tanaka, Mikhail Rasputin
Villains:	Mystique, Cyburai
Other Characters:	William and Maddy Drake, Hiro
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Whilce Portacio
	Inks: Scott Williams
	Letters: L. Lois Buhalis
	Colors: Kevin Tinsley
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Bobby and Hiro defend Opal and the Drakes 
from cyborg ninjas.
	Piotr goes into town to buys tickets to Russia. 
Mikhail has been having headaches. He 
knocks into a pizza delivery guy and, enraged, 
merges him with a tree.
	Ororo soars high, considering Forge's 
proposal. Forge in a sub-basement, taking her 
hesitation as rejection. He finally fixes the 
Blackbird, and laughs to think he can fix 
anything but her. Jean slaps him with a towel, 
saying there's nothing wrong with her. Forge 
says she is incapable of life away from the X-
Men, and that their only time together was in 
another dimension (iss. 226). He asks Jean if 
Ororo loves him; she says it's not her place to 
say, and Forge takes that as a negative.
	Hiro explains to Bobby that Tatsu'o wants 
vengeance for his interfering with his family 
(X-Factor 63-64). Opal surrenders herself to 
save the Drakes, but Hiro frees her. She 
refuses to let the boys fight her battles again, 
but Bobby ice-slides away with her. Hiro is in 
allegiance with her birth mother, Madame 
Tatsuo, and stays to fight the cyborgs.
	Bishop doesn't want Ororo to leave, since 
she's his only friend on the team. Mystique 
needles him; they compare the loss of Destiny 
to the loss of Randall. Forge interrupts and 
takes Mystique away, saying she's going 
	Hiro, overpowered and out of options, sets his 
self-destruct and blows up the restaurant. 
Opal cries out, but nothing can be done. She 
says it was a matter of honor that Bobby can't 
	Forge tells Ororo he's leaving with Mystique 
(as predicted by Destiny, iss. 255). Ororo says 
she needs him, but he knows better. "You'll 
never leave the X-Men -- not for good. You're 
going to stay trapped beneath the debris that 
is your life. Forever." He leaves her sobbing, "I 
was going to say yes," but Bishop is in the 

Issue:	Uncanny X-Men Annual 16
Date:	1992
Story 1:	The Masters of Inevitability (36 pages)
Feature Characters:	Bishop, Archangel, Storm, Iceman,
Prof. X, Jean Grey
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Arize (Toymaker)
Villains:	The Death Sponsors: Timeslot, Sweepzweak, 
Deadair, Lead-In, Cancellator; Apocalypse
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Brandon Peterson
	Inks: Terry Austin
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Note: this is part 1 of Shattershot and
after X-Men II: Ann. 1.
	The Death Sponsors attack the rebel base on 
Mojoworld, then go to Earth to fight Arize, 
Spiral, and the fallen messiah. They work for 
a pirate network and want to embarrass 
	The X-Men rescue civilians in a burning 
building, where Bishop runs into Apocalypse, 
who holds him hostage to make Piotr let go of 
a main support beam (he wants to kill a latent 
mutant in the fire). Bishop threatens to blow 
his own head off, to eliminate himself as a 
hostage; Apocalypse says he's mad, and Piotr 
says that's not the solution. End program: it 
was a Danger Room scenario. Xavier 
questions if Bishop would have really killed 
himself; he shoots at Xavier's chair, blasts 
Bobby's ice sled, and goes to the showers.
	Jean is in Arize's head, calming him, and 
learns he is a genetic engineer who made a 
race of bipeds, who were immediately 
enslaved. So he made one with an 
independent streak: a messiah. At that point, 
he has amnesia. Xavier arrives; Arize says he 
created life but is responsible for the deaths of 
	The Death Sponsors find themselves in Tokyo, 
then lock onto Arize. The teleport to 
Westchester; Bobby, Warren, and Bishop 
defend the mansion, but Timeslot and 
Cancellator get past them and attack Jean and 
Ororo from the rear. Jean uses TK to get 
Timeslot off Arize, and all three are teleported 
to a spot over the mansion.
	Bishop breaks Lead-In's jaw; Cancellator 
punches Piotr up from the subbasements and 
into the sky; Sweepzweak uses his power to 
disrupt everyone's mutant powers. Bishop 
pulls a gun, but the Death Sponsors hold all 
the X-Men hostage, saying they just want 
Arize. He lets them go, but then shoots 
Timeslot in mid-teleport. They all explode, 
leaving Arize behind, with his memory 
restored. He goes off to learn about Earth, so 
he can fix his own world.
	Note: following is a pin-up of Strong Guy and 

Story 2:	Angel of Death (8 pages)
Feature Characters:	Archangel, Cyclops, Jean Grey,
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Terrorists, Amalgam including Destiny
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Chris Cooper
	Pencils: Jae Lee
	Inks: Jan Harps
	Letters: Richard Starkings
	Colors: Steve Buccellato
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Terrorists in Mandroid armor attack a
plant, and Warren is the only hero around. 
While helping a civilian, a terrorist with the 
ability to calculate every possibility shoots 
him, leaving him unconscious.
	He wakes as an earlier self, impaled on a wall, 
and knows he's hallucinating and dying. 
Amalgam, a.k.a. the Angel of Death, offers 
him death, or death and giving her his powers 
and memories, so he can live on in some 
sense. Amalgam shape shifts into other X-
Men, trying to convince Warren to surrender. 
He does, and she kisses him, but something in 
him fights the process. Destiny, inside her, 
sees his time is not yet come, and one day he 
also will be called the Angel of Death.
	He wakes in a hospital bed, with the X-Men 
around him, who tell him he beat off the 
terrorists and killed their mutant leader.
	Note: following is a pin-up of Storm.

Story 3:	Roots of the Past (7 pages)
Feature Characters:	Storm, Bishop; Archangel, Iceman,
Beast (both in flashback)
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	
Other Characters:	Randall, Malcolm (in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: Skip Dietz
	Pencils: Herb Trimpe
	Inks: Tom Palmer
	Letters: David Sharpe
	Colors: Kevin Tinsley
Synopsis:	Ororo, about to start a Danger Room session,
goes to get Bishop, who still feels like an 
outsider. He says everything is different in his 
time: the mansion destroyed, even the 
lakeshore broken by Sentinels. Only a single 
oak tree was there, which was supposed to 
mark the graduation of the first X-Men and 
start of the next class, but Bishop realizes it 
isn't there.
	Ororo tries to help, but he says she doesn't 
trust his methods either, so he stalks off, 
falling asleep on the grounds. He wakes in a 
rainstorm: Ororo is watering a freshly planted 
oak, which, today, is just for him.
	Note: following are pin-ups of Archangel; 
Storm and Cannonball; and Colossus vs. 

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