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Index to X-Men Volume I, since 281 including annuals, related Version 2.1, last modified June 9, 2001 by Robert Diehl (email@example.com) Issue: Uncanny X-Men 381 Date: Jun-00 Story: Night of Masques (24 pages) Feature Characters: Phoenix, Beast, Storm, Gambit, Cable; Cyclops (in flashback) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Neo Shockwave Riders Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Adam Kubert Inks: Tim Townsend Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Wes Abbott Colors: Richard Isanove Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Note: Claremont returns as writer, and six months have passed since last iss. Jean shows Nathan a secret cavern full of treasures, which she found with Xavier before the X-Men were founded. She encourages him to embrace his life after Apocalypse, and they go outside to Venice, during Carnival, and waltz. Jean has a vision: her memories of Scott interrupted with joker cards. She realizes it's a warning from Remy. Just then, Hank swoops down on a rope and grabs her; he was also summoned to Venice. They see Neo Shockwave Riders closing in, and battle ensues, with Ororo joining in. Nathan gets hit with a psychic whip, and his T-O virus goes wild. Jean gets hit with a psi- shark, which starts eating her memories, and she must use the Phoenix force to get rid of it. Remy shows up just as the Neo port away, defeated. Nathan is worried that Jean may become Dark Phoenix again and considers psi-blading her, but Hank guesses his thoughts and tells him to have more faith. One Neo is captured; Jean demands her memories back, but he takes poison rather than answer questions. Jean enters his mind, risking her own life. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 382 Date: Jul-00 Story: Lost Souls (22 pages) Feature Characters: Phoenix, Beast, Storm, Gambit, Cable; Shadowcat, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Colossus (in visions) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Neo Shockwave Riders; Neo Lost Souls: Lament, Dirge, Requiem, Desolation; Mojo, Belasco, Bastion, Dire Wraiths, Fenris, Apocalypse (in visions) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Tom Raney Inks: Scott Hanna Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Saida Temofonte Colors: Brian Haberlin Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Nathan says Shockwave Riders were legendary in his time. Remy has him guard their bodies as they go into the psi-plane after Jean. She sees a vision of the Neo's land, in synch with nature, but now ruined by battle. A Neo attacks her, is immune to her psi, and beats her in hand-to-hand combat. Then she pulls out the Phoenix. Remy, Ororo, and Hank arrive, and they are attacked by the Neo Lost Souls, who merge with them. Meanwhile, Cable is attacked by the Shockwave Riders again, but he has learned their moves. Remy sees his worst moment: the Mutant Massacre; Ororo sees villains who have hurt her and hers; Hank sees humanity turning against him; Jean sees Apocalypse. Nathan uses his psimitar to send energy to them all, giving up his own advantage against the Neo. Remy stops blaming himself and laughs; the others also free themselves with hope. They all return to the physical world and insist they have no quarrel with the Neo, who won't listen to reason, and run away to fight another day. Remy explains that he originally invited them all to Venice (last iss.) for a rescue mission. Despite some doubts, they agree to help him. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 383 Date: Aug-00 Story: Moscow Knights (38 pages) Feature Characters: Phoenix, Beast, Storm, Gambit, Cable Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Alexei Mikhailovitch Vazhin, Maj. Debra Levin Villains: Simyon Borisovitch Kurasov; Ransome Sole, Big Casino, Sketch, Bludgeon, Cudgel, Manacle, Revenant, Galadriel; Neo including Farahd; Tullamore Voge and his hounds Other Characters: Kara Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Adam Kubert Inks: Tim Townsend, Dan Panosian Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Saida! Colors: Richard Isanove Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Ororo flies to Moscow and makes a whirlwind suck up Kurasov, so they can chat. He's a criminal boss also educated by Achmed El-Gibar, and she wants a favor. Two days ago in a ex-KGB research facility: the X-Men meet Vazhin, who called in a favor from the Thieves Guild. He sends them to Sole's trendy nightclub to free Levin. Jean disguises them, even reconfiguring their minds, except for Hank, who makes a spectacle of himself as a distraction, and Ororo, who stands by as backup. The security system picks up on them anyway, and Sole has Sketch draw a new reality and capture them. Manacle manacles Ororo, but she defeats him, then flees Revenant's images of the dead from her past. Kurasov goes to Sole, delivering an unconscious Storm LMD to him, while the real Ororo sneaks in through an airshaft. Sole is auctioning off the X-Men, to either Voge or Farahd's Neo. Bludgeon and Cudgel interrupt Storm's rescue of Levin; she thunderbolts 'em, and Sketch takes this chance to rebel, redrawing the LMD to have machine gun arms, and freeing the X-Men. Jean and Nathan telepathically get the customers to evacuate; Hank hits Sole's pressure points so he releases Kurasov. Remy, Ororo, and Hank trick Manacle into weaving a thorny cage. Revenant attacks Jean but soon vanishes in horror; Sole attacks her, and she releases the Phoenix, which inadvertently knocks out Nathan. The Neo port away with Sole and his thugs, including the renegade Neo Galadriel. Levin takes charge and covers up the whole thing. The slave Sketch is free, and the slaver Voge is captured. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 384 Date: Sep-00 Story: Crimson Pirates (24 pages) Feature Characters: Gambit, Phoenix, Cable, Storm, Beast, Wolverine, Rogue, Nightcrawler, Forge Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Alexei Mikhailovitch Vazhin, Maj. Debra Levin; Tessa Villains: Killian and his Crimson Pirates and Sea Dogs: Bloody Bess, Vassily, Broadside; Tullamore Voge and his Hounds; Simyon Borisovitch Kurasov Other Characters: Dmitri Koniev, his wife and daughter Irina Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Adam Kubert Inks: Tim Townsend, Lary Stucker Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Richard Isanove Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: In Moscow, Killian and his pirates shoot men in limos and kidnap the defense minister, Koniev. Levin and Remy sit with Voge, who says nothing, obviously waiting for rescue. Vazhin determines he's human from an alternate earth. Suddenly, Levin aims a gun at Voge and pulls the trigger. It's a blank, but enough to distract him, while Jean invades his mind. But first, she sees Logan, back at the mansion and using Cerebro despite the headache it causes him. He wants help against the Goth, who have stolen much of the team and Salem Center (X-Men II:103). She says she's investigating similar abductions by Voge, who shows up with his Hounds, saying he's an old hand at defeating "mentats." He attacks Logan; Jean quickly sends him back to his body, then realizes who Voge is. In Westchester, Kurt and Forge get the overloaded Cerebro under control, and Logan wakes up swinging. He says that, for a moment, he wanted to become a Hound. Jean collapses; Nathan goes to the astral plane after her and finds Onslaught, then Jean inside, then is horrified. Koniev demands entry; Vazhin knows him well and realizes it's a trap. The X-Men prepare, and Killian's Sea Dogs enter, to rescue Voge. Nathan realizes he's been purged of the T-O virus: even his scars are gone. Ororo sets up a hurricane wind, then freezing cold and lightning, and Remy takes down Broadside and Killian in turn. Ororo's wind stops, and Remy gets a psimitar through the chest. Nathan has been possessed and felled them both. Levin plans to kill Voge and flee; Jean wakes in Hank's arms and says Nathan is lost. The Sea Dogs get to them, shooting Vazhin. Hank burst through a wall; they fall and escape into the river. Killian and Voge decide to flee the authorities. Hank, Jean, and Levin are very wet and very mad. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 385 Date: Oct-00 Story: Shell Game (23 pages) Feature Characters: Phoenix, Archangel, Beast, Storm, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Colossus, Rogue, Psylocke, Gambit, Thunderbird III, Cable Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Killian and his Crimson Pirates and Sea Dogs including Bloody Bess; Tullamore Voge and his Hounds; The Goth and his Goth: Beldame, Sanguine, Wanderer Other Characters: Credits: Writer & Art: Chris Claremont, German Garcia, Michael Ryan, Randy Green Inks: Panosian, Pepoy, Ketcham Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Albert, Saida Colors: Richard Isanove Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: To stay alive, Remy has made a deal with Bloody Bess (X-Men II:104), and she takes the X-Men to Madripoor to help abduct slaves. Logan, Jean, Rogue, Hank, and Kurt arrive from Hong Kong, and they fight their teammates. Ororo attacks Jean; Nathan uses TK and telepathy to hold off Logan; Remy attacks Rogue. But Beldame senses they are holding back, so she touches Ororo, sending her powers out of control, and Bess is able to enslave Jean. Hank throws Angel onto Bess then dances with Piotr. Kurt rapidly ports Beldame around, and Neal refuses to attack Rogue, despite his slaver collar. Kurt and Hank throw Piotr at Betsy, but she instinctively uses her new TK to hurl him back. Rogue takes her glove off and threatens Remy; he tells her to trust him, and she does. But Nathan zaps her with his psimitar, she knocks Remy's cards loose, and the room collapses. Even Logan is knocked out, and Nathan is disturbed to realize he enjoyed the battle. In their base in caves in China, the Sea Dogs are categorizing and assembling their slaves for transport. Goth, the head Goth, reneges on his promise and enslaves Gambit's team. Jean has cast illusions to switch places with Beldame. She knocks out a guard, telepathically links minds with Forge, and instructs Hank to deactivate all the slaver collars. Then Betsy creates her psychic katana and destroys the slavers' transmat. Gambit's team, free of control, attack the Goth and Sea Dogs. Neal, Ororo, and Remy try to overload Goth with energy, but he blasts them all before Remy can throw a card, but Rogue quickly absorbs his power, charges the card, and blows up Goth. The X-Men capture the rest of the villains and free the captives. Remy reassures Rogue, who feels bad about killing Goth. Note: previews of Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men follow. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 386 Date: Nov-00 Story: For Those in Peril (22 pages) Feature Characters: Phoenix, Beast, Storm, Rogue, Cable; Cyclops (in a vision) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Other Characters: Capt. Aleytys "Lee" Forrester, her crew including Paolo; Credits: Writer & Art: Chris Claremont, Thomas Derenick Inks: Norm Rapmund Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Saida Colors: Richard Isanove Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Remy takes the team dancing in his favorite jazz club in New Orleans. Nathan isn't into it: he thinks mutants should keep a lower profile. Remy is suspicious of him, saying his attitude changed in Moscow (iss. 383). Jean and Nathan both miss Scott, whose body was never recovered. Jean gets a telepathic call from Lee Forrester, captain of the fishing trawler Arcadia, who has had brief romances with Scott (iss. 144), Magneto (iss. 148), and Nathan (Cable 12- 14). She is now caught in Hurricane Sam, so Ororo takes Nathan and Rogue to rescue her. Remy hints to Rogue to be careful of Nathan, but she just gets frustrated with his obscurity. An Air National Guard plane in the storm gets hit by lightning, and Ororo is knocked out by flying debris. Rogue has Nathan continue to Lee's ship while she swoops down and catches her, then gets hit by a wave and is forced to steal part of Ororo's power so she can make it to the Arcadia. The storm breaks the windows in the ship's wheelhouse, and Nathan uses his TK to keep out the sea and breaks off his telepathic link to Jean, who has been monitoring with Hank and Remy. Rogue holds up the mast until the crew can weld it in place and announces that they are mutants and X-Men. Nathan telepathically projects to the damaged plane to guide them toward the ship. Rogue checks on Ororo, thankful that the X-Men have taught her to hope rather than despair, then flies and catches the plane, while Nathan makes a TK tube so the flight crew can slide down to the ship. Ororo recovers and says their only hope is to get to the hurricane's eye, so she, Rogue, and Nathan use their powers to cut through the worst of the storm. Rogue, pushing the ship, gets caught in the undertow and is in danger of drowning when she sees a light and goes toward it. She thinks she sees Scott, but it is Nathan. She thanks him, and he hints that he saw Scott, too. Rogue's hopes are raised. They make it to the eye. Nathan points out to Rogue that they still need to lift the trawler up and over the storm to safety. "Piece o' cake, Sugah." Issue: Uncanny X-Men 387 Date: Dec-00 Story: Cry Justice, Cry Vengeance! (23 pages) Feature Characters: Phoenix, Beast, Storm, Rogue, Gambit, Cable Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Lilandra, the Imperial Guard including Gladiator, the Starjammers: Corsair, Hepzibah, Ch'od, Raza; Cerise; Prof. X and Cadre K Villains: Dark Phoenix (in flashback), Mandroids; Webwing, Hussar, Neutron, Star Hammer, C'Cll and B'Nee Other Characters: D'Bari ("asparagus") people, Everett K. Ross, Dora Milaje, Lee Forrester, Billy, Matheson Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Salvador Larroca Inks: Tim Townsend Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Saida Colors: Richard Isanove Asst. Editor: Pete Franco Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada Synopsis: Note: this is part of the Maximum Security crossover. Years ago and light-years away, the D'Bari solar system was destroyed (iss. 135, Jul-80) by Dark Phoenix, who had replaced Jean, wanting to experience humanity. Today, Jean and Hank are shopping in a market in New Orleans, where the X-Men are recuperating in a secret hospital. Ross, regent of Wakanda, and Milaje fly in to see Ororo, and she goes with them: she has a private history with the Black Panther. Jean does a light psi-scan to make sure it's safe; Hank worries about the potential for mutants to abuse their powers. The airmen thank the X-Men for rescuing them (last iss.), and Forrester sympathizes with Jean for the loss of Scott. But both Rogue and now Jean have sensed that he is still alive. In space, Lilandra is aboard the Starjammer. Xavier telepathically projects himself there, and Lilandra asks for his help finding Deathbird. He is angry that Earth has been made a dumping ground for intergalactic criminals, but Lilandra says Earth's influence is disproportionate, and the galaxy wants it stopped. She had to avoid civil war, but she sent Cerise (ex-member of Excalibur) to warn the X-Men. Mandroids attack the hospital; Hank recognizes their armor is out of date, but Jean says they have advanced psi-shielding, so she can't tell what they're after. She and Nathan lead the battle away from the hospital and into a warehouse. Rogue touches a soldier and learns he is a diversion: the real objective is Jean. Jean and Nathan are ambushed, and she is captured. She attacks Webwing on the psi- plane; it retreats in horror when it sees the Phoenix sign. Star Hammer blasts Jean, and she barely holds on. Nathan throws his psimitar at C'Cll and B'Nee, and then the other X-Men arrive. Rogue recognizes their foes as court-martialed Imperial Guard, who say they have been exiled to Earth. Jean tries to attack Star Hammer on the psi- plane, but she is overwhelmed with images of the D'Bari home world burning. Jean denies it was her, but Star Hammer insists on retribution and blasts her. He is the last D'Bari, and Jean has let him think he killed her. The X-Men clean up the mess. Jean says she is responsible for Dark Phoenix because she let it merge with her. She plans to set things right. The X-Men realize Earth has become a prison planet. Jean realizes Scott may be alive. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 2000 Date: 2000 Story: Share (40 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Cable Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Amelia Voght (in flashback) Villains: Casey Fullerton-Smith Other Characters: Amy Stringer, Penny, Simmons, Charlene Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell, Fiona Avery Pencils: Essad Ribic Inks: Jimmy Palmiotti Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Saida Temofonte Colors: Guy Major Asst. Editor: Pete Franco Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada Synopsis: St. Madeleine's school in Holyoke, TN. Amy and Penny are friends. In the schoolyard on Thanksgiving, Penny gets shot. Then a lot of students get shot. The gunman confronts Amy, who says she's not afraid. He shoots her in the head twice. She lives, but she's blind and crippled. The doctors say she could walk again, but she's too angry to try. A few days later, a firetruck driver suddenly goes blind and crashes. In Westchester, Xavier wakes, sensing something. Neither Nathan nor Cerebro can detect it, but hundreds of people have been rendered blind temporarily. Xavier goes to Amy's house, where she sits alone in her room, ignoring a party. She senses him telepathically, and he touches her, showing her his memories of his own recuperation, when he was first paralyzed (iss. 20, -1). It didn't work for him, but it could for her. He offers to train her body and her incipient telepathy. She agrees, trains hard, and is able to walk with crutches. Xavier has Nathan pick him up. The gunman was another student, Fullerton- Smith, and he goes on trial, pleading insanity. Amy testifies. The defence counsel questions the extent of her injuries. Angered, she makes everyone in the room go blind and feel what it's like to be shot. She grabs the bailiff's gun and points it at Fullerton-Smith. Xavier freezes everyone's minds and tells Amy this isn't the way: she has let her anger carry her away, like Fullerton-Smith did. Authority must be respected, even when it's not right. He says abusers rarely understand the pain they cause, and now at least Fullerton-Smith does. It's not enough, but she can't let rage consume her. Amy stays to suffer the consequences for her own behavior. Xavier releases the room and goes home with Nathan. He is impressed with her. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 388 Date: Jan-01 Story: Dream's End Part 1 of 4: The Past is but Prologue! (23 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Phoenix, Beast, Storm, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Colossus, Rogue, Psylocke, Gambit, Bishop, Thunderbird III, Cable Regular Characters: Dr. Moira MacTaggert Guest Stars: X-Force: Cannonball, Meltdown, Proudstar, Bedlam, Banshee (?); Generation X: Jubilee, M, Chamber, Husk, Skin; Wolfsbane Villains: Sen. Robert Kelly; Magneto; the Brotherhood of Mutants: Mystique, Sabretooth, Toad, Blob; the Hellfire Club including Sir Gordon Phillips; Sentinels, Trevor Fitzroy (as Danger Room simulations) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Salvador Larroca Inks: Art Thibert, Larry Stucker Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Saida Colors: Richard Isanove Asst. Editor: Pete Franco Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada Synopsis: Note: for a previous "Dream's End," see iss. 372. Kelly gives a campaign speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, equating the end of slavery with that of the mutant threat. Mutants around the world watch on television, with anger and fear. Mystique, in Glasgow, plans another assassination attempt. Off the Hebrides, a soldier on the yacht Divinity tries to escape by helicopter, but Sabretooth stops him, with Toad at his side. Mystique has killed and replaced Phillips's wife; he is the head of all the Hellfire Clubs. She says they were testing a human-only strain of the Legacy Virus, and Phillips, still living, is therefore a mutant. She flies the helicopter away as the yacht explodes. The X-Men train in the Danger Room. Bishop, recently returned, is distracted by a simulation of Fitzroy. Jean and Nathan are sympathetic; Xavier is not: he needs him focused on immediate problems. Logan and Rogue play hide-and-seek on the grounds instead of attending Xavier's conference, in which he briefs them on Mystique. He has planted Nathan in Kelly's inner circle to guard him. Logan finds Rogue manifesting Ororo's powers and with claws in her hands. He prompts her to retract the claws so the wounds can heal. Mystique impersonates Moira on Muir, but Rahne sees through it, tussles with Sabretooth and bites him, then runs off to call the X-Men. Rogue is randomly manifesting powers of mutants she has touched; her skin becomes metal like Piotr, and blue like Kurt, and her eyes blast like Scott (but she can control it). Bishop grabs her, trying to absorb her energy, but is quickly overloaded. Jean and Xavier arrive to help order her mind. She wakes, saying Mystique is on Muir. Xavier tries to mind link with Moira, but no luck. Rogue grabs Logan and Bishop and flies there. Nathan observes Kelly's speech at Faneuil Hall, Boston. Blob crashes the party. Muir Island blows up (cf. X-Factor 69). Note: the story continues in Cable 87. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 389 Date: Feb-01 Story: The Good Shepherd (23 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Beast, Storm, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Colossus, Rogue, Psylocke, Gambit, Dr. Cecelia Reyes, Thunderbird III Regular Characters: Dr. Moira Kinross MacTaggert (in flashback) Guest Stars: Villains: Mystique; Joe MacTaggert (in flashback) Other Characters: Troop, Benes (in flashback) Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Salvador Larroca Inks: Art Thibert Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Saida Temofonte Colors: Hi-Fi Design Asst. Editor: Pete Franco Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada Synopsis: Note: this occurs after X-Men II:108. Xavier works out, swinging on rings, swimming in the pool, and thinking about recent set-backs: Moira and Sen. Kelly murdered; a young mutant in Texas, Serafina Montoya, also murdered; Rogue's power dangerously mutated; Cecelia addicted to Rave. Moira had been buried by family and friends in Scotland; Kelly with honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Xavier remembers meeting Moira Kinross, at Oxford at a lecture by a brilliant geneticist whose mind Xavier couldn't read (Milbury, perhaps?). Xavier was already bald; Moira was dating a Royal Marine, Joe MacTaggert (here misspelled MacTaggart), but she invited Xavier to ride motorcycles with them to Devon for the weekend. Xavier sensed she was attracted to him and Joe wanted to punch him. He went, more interested in standing up to a bully than in getting the girl. Moira told him she's attracted to Joe's recklessness. In a local pub, Joe started making out with Moira, getting them kicked out. She tosses Xavier the keys to her bike, and he stays, but hears a telepathic warning. He raced the bike through a storm and found Joe with his crashed bike, wounded but all right. He found Moira telepathically, they instantly fell in love, and she broke up with Joe. In the Danger Room, Cecelia hallucinates and rages as she goes through withdrawal. Kurt teleports himself, Neal, and Betsy out of the way when her force field spikes crash through the control room window. Betsy tries to contain her with TK and calls Xavier. Xavier remembers first talking to Cecelia. She didn't want to be a mutant, and he said there's no choice, like being a Puerto Rican woman. He asked her why she became a doctor: her father was shot dead in front of her and she couldn't help him. She asked him why he started the X-Men: he remembers the war (now looking more like Vietnam than Korea). Xavier enlisted to prove his manliness to Joe and worked in search and rescue, becoming a legend and receiving the nickname "The Good Shepherd." Moira sent him a Dear John (different from the "someone like me" one in iss. 309) a month before their wedding. On his next mission, Xavier tripped a land mine. He lay there, wounded in body and heart, then got up and completed his rescue mission. Ever since, he has lived for the futures of others. Rogue takes Logan to snoop in Kitty's room (MIA since X-Men II:100). They see her photo collection of dead friends, and Rogue says Kitty left her a letter telling her about Destiny's diary, volume 7 of 13. They read and find themselves in it, then see Remy trying to kill Mystique in the infirmary of the Federal super-hero prison on Long Island. Ororo sneaks in as well and stops him. Mystique, speaking around the tube in her mouth, says their fate is sealed. At age 13, Destiny's power manifested, and she compulsively wrote 13 cryptic diaries that year. When she finished, she was blind. She and Mystique spent years trying to decipher them, but were unable to change anything. Mystique gave the diaries she still had to Xavier, to let him play Cassandra for a while. Ororo and Remy ask for proof: she tells them to ask Logan and Rogue, who have read this conversation in the diary. The mansion shakes, and Xavier knows it's time for him to help Cecelia help herself. He enters the Danger Room, and she lashes out at him, while Betsy, Kurt, and Hank vainly try to protect him. He talks to Cecelia, saying they're both doctors (since when is Xavier a medical doctor?). He says the drug is an excuse for her to lash out: her real fear is of being a mutant. She calms down and apologizes; he says, "You're not really part of the team until you've trashed the Danger Room." The dream lives. Mini-Rant: "The Good Shepherd" is an appellation of Jesus Christ (John 10:11). Xavier was Onslaught. 'Nuff said. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 390 Date: Mar-01 Story: The Cure (22 pages) Feature Characters: Beast, Colossus, Dr. Cecelia Reyes, Prof. X, Gambit, Wolverine; Phoenix (in flashback) Regular Characters: Dr. Moira MacTaggert (in flashback) Guest Stars: Villains: Stryfe, Mastermind, Mystique (all in flashback) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Salvador Larroca Inks: Townsend, Stucker, Vines, Hanna, Miki Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Hi-Fi Design Asst. Editor: Pete Franco Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada Synopsis: Mystique's manipulation of the Legacy Virus helped Moira discover the cure, and Xavier read it from her dying mind. Now Hank has it all put together, and his triumphal yawp rebounds across the grounds. The X-Men come running, on alert, but Hank says he has the cure, which can be disseminated just like the virus: airborne, triggered by the first subject's mutant power. Cecelia points out that would kill the first subject, so Hank puts it away till he can figure a solution. Piotr contemplates. The others play basketball, with powers, saying they should enjoy and not hide them. Xavier joins in, manipulating all their minds so he can score. Piotr uses anesthesia on Cecelia, injects himself with the cure, and turns to metal. He blames himself for not sending Illyana home to safety, and he refuses to wait while others die. His energy signature flares, making a flash that alerts the X-Men. Cecelia wakes and does CPR, but he is gone. Quotations from Giant-Sized X-Men 1, 1975. Piotr: "Papa ? what should I do?quot; Nikolai Rasputin: "Do as your heart tell you, my son. It will not betray you." Extended rant: the Legacy Virus was elaborated as a bad practical joke, but instead of an ingenious and elegant solution to the mind-game, we get lame babble put into Hank's mouth. And "Patient Zero" was Gordon Lefferts (X-Force 18), with no indication he was a mutant. And an instantaneous airborne cure is more mystical than medical. And Xavier is a telepath, but he mistakes Hank's yell for an attack and doesn't sense Piotr's state of mind. We live in a culture of violence, where many children think it's cool to hurt others, with words, fists, and sometimes weapons. Piotr was a gentle giant: arms of steel but the heart of an artist, horrified when forced to kill (iss. 211). Now he is gone, and Marvel will judge only by sales. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 391 Date: Apr-01 Story: Dad (23 pages) Feature Characters: Cyclops Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Corsair (Maj. Christopher Summers); Raza, Ch'od, Hepzibah, Alex Summers (all in flashback) Villains: Shi'ar (in flashback) Other Characters: Katherine Summers (in flashback) Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Salvador Larroca Inks: Tim Townsend, Lary Stucker Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Saida Temofonte Colors: Hi-Fi Design Asst. Editor: Pete Franco Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada Synopsis: Scott is back, having been merged with Apocalypse and presumed dead for months (Search for Cyclops LS). He has a new movie- star haircut, uniform, and motorbike. He mourns Piotr's death but respects his decision (reader persuasion alert!) He is considering his future and has asked his father to meet him. They awkwardly avoid hugging and then go fishing. Corsair recalls thinking the Starjammers could change the Shi'ar Empire. On the lam, they went diving for food but were driven off by large-toothed sea creatures. He laughs at the memory; Scott doesn't get it and continues brooding. They camp; Corsair asks Scott to use his power to start the fire, but he's offended his own father doesn't know he has a force beam, not a heat ray. Corsair tries to apologize but gives up. Scott finally asks him why he didn't come back for his kids; Corsair says he was a captive and then had responsibilities with the Starjammers; Scott says he never cared about them; Corsair backhands him. Scott: "Yeah, that's a solution." He doesn't want children because he's afraid of being a bad father. But he went time traveling to raise Nathan (Adventures of Cyclops & Phoenix) and again asks why Corsair didn't come back. Corsair breaks down and admits he was too ashamed, unable to protect his family, and he thought they were better off without him. He apologizes. Scott relents, and they awkwardly avoid saying they love each other. Scott recalls the last night the family was together, camping, and just like then he falls asleep in his father's embrace. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 392 Date: Apr-01 Story: From the Ashes of the Past? Still Another Genesis (22 pages) Feature Characters: Phoenix, Jean-Paul Beaubier (Northstar), Hector Rendoza (Wraith), Paulie Provenzano, Leyu Yashida (Sunpyre), Johanna Cargill (Frenzy), Dazzler, Prof. X, Wolverine, Cyclops Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Magneto, mobsters including Big Fats Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Salvador Larroca Inks: Scott Hanna, Tim Townsend Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's ST Colors: Hi-Fi Design Asst. Editor: Pete Franco Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada Synopsis: Note: this is Part 1 of Eve of Destruction. Magneto's ambassador Cargill is illegally captive in the Pentagon; Jean wipes the federal agents' minds and frees her. Jean-Paul (formerly of Alpha Flight; openly gay and Quebecois) is in Philadelphia (as in the Tom Hanks movie), signing his book, "Born Normal." A man posing as a fan pulls a machine gun, but he's not super-fast, so Jean- Paul turns it round on him. Jean arrives and questions his mere celebrity, but he claims to be happy. In Boston Common, a mob attacks Hector, age 16, a sick mutant with invisible skin. Jean arrives and freezes the mob. She recruits him to save a world that hates and fears him. Paulie returns to a mafia front in Brooklyn. In the Marines he learned he is invulnerable. He wants half; the mobsters shoot him, ruining his suit, so he beats them up. Jean arrives, expresses disgust, and recruits him. They drive to the mansion just as Leyu flies in. She's Shiro's little sister and is using his Sunfire costume; neither Yashida is particularly keen on helping the X-Men. Paulie is knocked through the door; he has a problem with "limp wristed" Jean-Paul, who beats him rapid-fire till his nose bleeds. Jean says Magneto has declared war on humanity, abducted Xavier and displayed him as a symbol of foolish pacifism. Most X-Men are gone fishin' (for Destiny's diaries, X-Men II:109; X-Treme X-Men), so she needs an interim team. Meanwhile, Logan and Scott are already in Genosha. They need to leave immediately, without training, with Cargill agreeing to be their guide. The doorbell rings, but the neither mansion security nor Jean's telepathy detects anyone. She opens the door to find Dazzler, a bit worse for wear. Note: it was once unacceptable to perform a homosexual act; now it is unacceptable to criticize it; cf. Isaiah 5:20. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 393 Date: May-01 Story: Like Lambs to the Slaughter! (22 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Colossus (in flashback), Cyclops, Wolverine; Phoenix, Northstar, Wraith, Paulie Provenzano, Sunpyre, Frenzy, Dazzler Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Polaris Villains: Magneto; X-Baby AOA Apocalypse, Dark Beast, Sugarman, Holocaust (all as memories) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Tom Raney Inks: Scott Hanna Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/ST Colors: Hi-Fi Design Asst. Editor: Pete Franco Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada President: Bill Jemas Synopsis: Note: this is Part 3 of Eve of Destruction. Magneto remembers being nursed by Piotr, after Xavier shut off his mind (X-Men II:25). Piotr wanted him to ignite the faith he once had; Magneto now berates Xavier for not stopping human attacks on mutants and says Piotr achieved in death more than he or Xavier ever did. He is slowing the blood to Xavier's brain, to keep him captive. Jean telepathically trains her interim team in the use of their powers; Provenzano is a pig, and she puts him in his place. Jean takes everyone into Dazzler's memories of the Mojoverse, which was overrun by X-Baby versions of the AOA. Longshot may be dead. The Blackbird lurches forward and breaks apart. Jean scrambles to get the team safely to the ground, but they are delivered by magnetic power to Magda Square. Scott and Logan come running, while Lorna helps escapees. Magneto shows them Xavier; Dazzler uses the roar of the crowd to blast him with light, but he uses magnetism to deflect it back, disintegrating her.
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