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Issue:	Psylocke & Archangel: Crimson Dawn 1
Date:	Aug-97
Story:	Before the Break of Dawn (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Psylocke (Elizabeth "Betsy"
Braddock), 
Archangel (Warren Kenneth Worthington, III)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Gomurr the Ancient, Wolverine; Iceman, 
Beast, Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Capt. Britain, 
Doug Ramsey (in flashback)
Villains:	Proctor Tar, Kuragari and Undercloaks; 
Slaymaster, Spiral, Matsuo Tsurayaba (in 
flashback) 
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Ben Raab
	Pencils: Salvador Larroca
	Inks: Thibert, Martinez, Parsons, Hack Shack
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/KF, AD
	Colors: Lichtner, Lusen, Liquid Color
	Editor: Matt Idelson
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Tar sends mystic symbols after Gomurr, but 
instead they turn on him. Kuragari announces 
he is the new master of the Crimson Dawn.
	Warren, enjoying his restored natural wings 
(UXM 338), flys back to Betsy in his Soho loft, 
with roses and Broadway tickets. But she's still 
too shaken to go out (she was attacked by 
Sabretooth in UXM 328 and healed by the 
Crimson Dawn in 330).
	Gomurr wanders the city, intangible, then 
senses something. He finds Tar, who says 
Kungari is back and then dies.
	Betsy meditates, trying to get herself together, 
when she hears a voice. She lunges into the 
shadows and finds herself in the next room. 
She creates her psychic knife and grabs 
Warren, about to kill him. He settles her 
down, and she says she was overtaken with 
rage. Warren says he's been trying to help 
her, but she just retreats into her own mind.
	Kuragari plans to conquer the world, only 
Betsy is in the way, and she is nearly insane. 
He sends Undercloaks to her with a gift.
	Logan visits Warren's apartment, to make 
sure Betsy's okay. He points out that Warren 
has undergone major changes, as well, and he 
should just let Betsy heal her own way. 
Warren flies him back to the Lower East Side, 
then stands on the Empire State Building in 
the rain and wonders if he's strong enough to 
help her.
	Betsy battles holograms of former foes: 
Slaymaster (Capt. Britain 13), Spiral (New 
Mutants Annual 2) and Matsuo (X-Men 
II:32), and then nearly kills Doug Ramsey. 
Then Undercloaks welcome her to the dark 
side.


Issue:	Psylocke & Archangel: Crimson Dawn 2
Date:	Sep-97
Story:	?When the Devil Comes a Callin'! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Psylocke, Archangel
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Gomurr 
Villains:	Tar (deceased), Kuragari and Undercloaks 
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Ben Raab
	Pencils: Salvador Larroca
	Inks: Thibert, Martinez, Parsons, Hack Shack
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/KF, AD
	Colors: Liquid Color
	Editor: Matt Idelson
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Gomurr performs a rite incinerates Tar's
body 
and prepares his soul for reincarnation. 
Warren flies home, having decided to tell 
Betsy he loves her and that she needs 
psychological help. Her dojo is on fire, and 
she telepathically tells him to get away, but he 
goes to help her fight off Undercloaks and gets 
himself clobbered (still not readjusted to his 
wings, he says). Betsy saves his pinfeathers, 
brutally destroying the Undercloaks. She finds 
a ring on the floor and tells Warren she can 
take care of herself. Each of them recognizes 
that her personality changed since the 
Crimson Dawn, and they both wish she could 
reach out to Warren for help.
	Kuragari destroys the Undercloak who reports 
the failure of the mission. At least they left the 
ring, which will make Betsy his bride. He 
looks into the vision pool to see what may stop 
him: Warren.
	That night, Warren has a dream of Betsy, who 
says she doesn't know who she really is. He 
realizes the ring is affecting her. She says she 
is an Undercloak and attacks him, but 
Gomurr's voice interrupts, identifying her as 
Kuragari in disguise.
	Warren wakes, and Betsy enters the room. 
Gomurr is shocked to see her wearing the 
ring, which she can't take off. Kuragari grabs 
her, and battle ensues. Kurgari knocks 
Warren and Gomurr back and drags Betsy 
through the shadows.


Issue:	Psylocke & Archangel: Crimson Dawn 3
Date:	Oct-97
Story:	The Dark Side! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Psylocke, Archangel
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Gomurr; Capt. Britain (in flashback)
Villains:	Kuragari and Undercloaks; Tar (in flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Ben Raab
	Pencils: Salvador Larroca
	Inks: Thibert, Martinez, Parsons, Hack Shack
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Colors: Liquid!
	Editor: Matt Idelson
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Warren picks himself up and sees the sky has

turned red; Gomurr says Betsy and the world 
are doomed.
	In the Crimson Dawn, Betsy resists her captor, 
but he says she's an Undercloak now and 
traps her in a mystic cage. He explains that 
because the Crimson Dawn saved her life, a 
soul is owed.
	Gomurr says Warren has to save her, alone, 
while he protects the world from Kurgari's 
dragons (Excalibur 107-110).
	Betsy tries her psychic knife but just gets 
slapped across the room. She picks up a 
katana, and he demans she prove herself as a 
great warrior and become his queen. He says 
when she was a proper English lady she 
always wanted an exotic life, and slaps her 
around, then gives her to his Undercloaks.
	Gomurr sends Warren to the Crimson Dawn 
dimension. Betsy, black as sin all over, attacks 
him.


Issue:	Psylocke & Archangel: Crimson Dawn 4
Date:	Nov-97
Story:	The Dawning Dusk (2 pages)
Feature Characters:	Psylocke, Archangel
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Gomurr, Tar
Villains:	Kuragari and Undercloaks 
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Ben Raab
	Pencils: Salvador Larroca
	Inks: Thibert, Martinez, Parsons, Hack Shack
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Albert 
Deschesne
	Colors: Lichgner, Lusen, Liquid!
	Editor: Matt Idelson
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Betsy attacks Warren, able to read his mind 
and slip through shadows. Kuragari looks on 
approvingly, and they kiss, but Warren 
doesn't believe Betsy would give herself to 
him. They leave to conquer the world, while 
Undercloaks attack Warren. He notices Betsy 
dropped some shuriken, perhaps on purpose.
	Tar's spirit comes back to help Gomurr. He 
marks his hands, making him the next 
Proctor, saying their battles were just tests.
	Gomurr goes to the Crimson Dawn, rescues 
Warren, then takes him to the chamber of the 
Ebon Vein. He says it's Warren's debt to repay, 
not Betsy's: he took the stuff of life for her, so 
he must give back from his heart.
	Betsy feels a change; Warren arrives and 
attacks the Undercloaks. Kuragari has mystic 
symbols attack him; he says he loves Betsy, 
and she breaks free and stabs Kuragari with 
her katana. Gomurr arrives, and the 
Undercloaks submit to him. He sends mystic 
symbols to eat Kuragari alive.
	Karmic accounts are back in balance, and 
Betsy and Warren return home; she still has 
her Undercloak powers.


Issue:	Longshot 1
Date:	Feb-98
Story:	Fools (48 pages)
Feature Characters:	Longshot
Regular Characters:	Nutt, Wilson, Diane, Tallulah,
Mikey, 
Berkowitz, Dennis/Denise
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Thingee (alias Clifford Spalding)
Other Characters:	Herb, Ray, Betty and Garret
Fillmore, Sheriff 
Gale, Beatrice Lillian, Jake Benny, Elston, Dr. 
Joshua Doctor
Credits:	Writer: John Marc DeMatteis
	Pencils: Michael Zulli
	Inks: Al Williamson
	Letters: Bill Oakley
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
	Longshot Created By: Ann Nocenti, Arthur 
Adams
Synopsis:	Longshot leaves the Mojoverse on a quest 
through a nonsensical land. He comes across 
the monster Thingee about to eat the tiny Nutt. 
He throws blades, but the letters "HA-HA" of 
the Thingee's laughter protect him, and he 
swallows Nutt. Longshot goes in the maw 
after him and explodes the Thingee from the 
inside.
	He felt queasy and insubstantial and was 
sucked into a black portal. He found a gold 
twister that he decided was the doorway to 
heaven and nearly went through it, but then 
backed away, realizing his soul was no longer 
pure. The twister dumped him in the 
cornfields near Baum, Kansas, to meet his 
destiny. He realizes he can't be dead because 
he's vomiting. He finds Nutt in his pocket, and 
they start walking to New York, not realizing 
Thingee is also on earth. They get directions 
from some locals who laugh at them, and then 
a little girl named Betty takes gives them a free 
meal. Longshot touches her to read her mind, 
and the ghost of her drowned brother Garret 
appears, saying he wants her to be happy. 
After Longshot leaves, Thingee attacks the girl, 
and Longshot hears the screams, but Nutt 
convinces him it's nothing.
	Cops find him in a field the next morning: 
Betty is catatonic, repeating his name. He 
attacks the cops and gets away, but Garret 
warns him the house is guarded, and his sister 
is in a sanitarium in nearby Barrie.
	Bea shells peas on her porch, and her dead 
beau from fifty years ago shows up with 
flowers and transforms her back to youth. But 
he is Thingee, and he feeds on her.
	The cowardly Wilson catches Longshot 
breaking into the sanitarium but then helps 
him get to Betty. Longshot reads her mind and 
sees Thingee. He gets her past Dr. Doctor, 
fighting off his guards, and frees the rest of 
the inmates. He mentally cleanses Betty, or a 
gold twister does, and his own innocence is 
restored, having been tested by suffering.
	Thingee impersonates a couple of cops and 
takes mental control of the sheriff, and they 
attack. But Nutt tells Longshot to join all the 
inmates together, and they purge Thingee 
with their gold twister of hope, dreams, and 
love. She departs, raining her grace on them. 
They people she had eaten are restored, and 
Longshot says his goodbyes, but the inmates 
follow him, Dorothy-like, toward New York.


Issue:	Magneto Rex 1
Date:	Apr-99
Story:	Ascendance (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Magneto (Magnus)
Regular Characters:	Amelia Voght, Dr. Alda Huxley,
Quicksilver 
(Pietro Maximoff), Phillip Moreau, Jenny 
Ransome, Pipeline, Fabian Cortez, Dr. Moira 
MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	Trish Tilby, the Black Panther
(T'Challa), Capt. 
America (Steve Rogers), Gabrielle Haller, 
Rogue
Villains:	magistrates, Zealot (Thomas Moreau, mutate 
665) and his mutates including 407, 21
Other Characters:	mutates including 201; Harold
Credits:	Writer: Joe Pruett 
	Pencils: Brandon Peterson
	Inks: Matt Banning
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Richard Isanove, Liquid! 
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this occurs after X-Men II:87.
	The UN has given Genosha to Magneto; 
human refugees flood into Wakanda, Cap 
denounces appeasement, and Moira and 
Haller see dark times ahead.
	Magneto overlooks Hammer Bay, his half-
ruined capital, and plans empire. Magistrates 
strafe him, but he stalls their jets and demands 
they kneel. When they resist, he tries to stop 
the blood flow to their brains, but he gets a 
migraine. Before the pilots shoot him, a 
mutate has the earth swallow them.
	Huxley is Genosha's representative to the UN. 
She is shrewd and realistic and has plans. 
Voght was a nurse and Charles Xavier's lover. 
Now she spies on Pietro as he saves a baby 
from a fire in the American Midwest. He 
confronts her, saying she's deluded for 
believing in his father. He decides to confront 
him, and she ports him to Genosha. Horrified 
by the ruins, Pietro takes a quick tour. Zealot 
picks him up on a surveillance camera and 
plans to use him to gain control of the island. 
Voght tells Pietro the UN only gave it to 
Magneto to keep him busy, but he is its best 
chance.
	Rogue flies in, alone since the X-Men 
disappeared (Uncanny X-Men 368). She 
hopes to find the good in Magneto, as in the 
Savage Land (Uncanny X-Men 274).
	The mutates tell Magneto they captured the 
magistrates' base and decrypted their 
intelligence. He meets Moreau (the 
Genegineer's son), Ransome (a mutate), and 
Pipeline (a former magistrate), uneasy allies. 
Huxley welcomes him; he suspects her 
motives. Moreau warns him of Zealot, his 
brother and a mutate, who has raised a 
guerilla faction.
	Pietro goes to save a mutate from magistrates; 
it's a trap, and she stuns him. Voght sees 
Rogue arrive.
	Magneto realizes his power is diminished, so 
he goes to Cortez, whose power is to boost 
powers. He forgives him for trying to kill him 
(X-Men II:3), and Cortez reluctantly swears 
allegiance.
	Rogue sees mutates in a ruined church; Zealot 
is holding a rally and has Pietro tied to a 
cross.


Issue:	Magneto Rex 2
Date:	Jun-99
Story:	<untitled> (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Magneto 
Regular Characters:	Amelia Voght, Dr. Alda Huxley,
Quicksilver, 
Phillip Moreau, Jenny Ransome, Pipeline, 
Fabian Cortez, Ferris
Guest Stars:	Rogue
Villains:	Zealot and his mutates
Other Characters:	mutates including 56
Credits:	(missing by mistake, listed next iss.)
	Writer: Joe Pruett 
	Pencils: Brandon Peterson
	Inks: Matt "Batt" Banning
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Richard Isanove 
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Zealot plans to kill Pietro as the first
victory 
over Magneto. Rogue is about to intervene 
when Voght stops her, saying they need to 
plan first with Magneto.
	A satellite explodes and falls to earth. Magneto 
has destroyed it and condemns the UN for 
spying on him, in violation of treaty. He 
bashes it into a reconnaissance plane, then 
graciously lets the UN search for survivors.
	Voght and Rogue arrive and say Pietro has 
been captured. Magneto refuses to help 
because Pietro always spurned him, Amelia 
failed to protect him, and he has no feelings 
for Rogue. She refuses to believe him and 
kisses him. In his mind she sees only 
enormous hurt and something hidden and 
sinister. Magneto gives her an hour to vacate 
Genosha.
	Rogue questions Ransome and Moreau; they 
say they just want to rebuild their homeland. 
Huxley pumps Cortez for information on 
Magneto and his son.
	Pietro broods in Genosha's Bastille. Voght and 
Rogue pop in; Voght gets shot; Rogue and 
Pietro whup on Zealot's mutates. They break 
out, only to find more mutates.
	Zealot tortures one of Magneto's mutates, to 
cleanse him. Huxley tells Magneto he was one 
of the first mutates, and the Genegineer's son. 
Magneto is surprised everyone hasn't 
welcomed his leadership.
	Mutates spray-paint a scarlet L on the face of 
a mutate with the Legacy Virus. Pietro stops 
them and suggests compassion while showing 
none. Zealot catches them and has the ill 
mutate killed (before Pietro can react!). 
Magneto's forces arrive, and Pietro finds 
himself fighting alongside Cortez (his 
daughter's kidnapper, X-Men II:26). Then 
Magneto appears, energies flashing.


Issue:	Magneto Rex 3
Date:	Jul-99
Story:	Once We Were Kings (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Magneto
Regular Characters:	Amelia Voght, Dr. Alda Huxley,
Quicksilver, 
Phillip Moreau, Jenny Ransome, Pipeline, 
Fabian Cortez, Ferris
Guest Stars:	Rogue, Gabrielle Haller, Trish Tilby, the

Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), Iron Man, 
Marvel Boy
Villains:	Zealot and his mutates; Apocalypse (En Sabah

Nur)
Other Characters:	Ambassador Wychek
Credits:	Writer: Joe Pruett 
	Pencils: Brandon Peterson
	Inks: Batt
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Richard Isanove, Monica Kubina 
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Magneto has spurred anti-mutant protests 
outside the UN and official protests within; 
Huxley calls for patience.
	Pietro realizes Magneto's power is out of 
control and watches as he bowls over Zealot. 
But Zealot can manipulate the island itself and 
counter-attacks, while his mutates attack 
Magneto's.
	Apocalypse and ravens observe the carnage 
with satisfaction.
	Zealot crushes Magneto with dirt; Pietro gets 
Cortez to augment his power and digs him 
out. Moreau tries to reason with his brother 
while holding a gun on him; he feels no 
family bond except to his mutates and says 
Magneto will destroy them all. Magneto 
wraps him in metal and shoots him into 
space. Rogue is appalled, but Pietro stops her 
from doing anything, saying he can get 
through to his father, even while rejecting his 
methods. Voght takes him to see an 
internment camp for mutates with the Legacy 
Virus and says Magneto plans to expand by 
force, and she's not sure she can continue to 
support him. This helps Pietro make up his 
mind.
	Magneto assembles the human elite. Some are 
allowed to remain; the rest are deported as 
profiteers, and then the border closes. Pietro 
confronts him, saying they can both agree to 
stop anti-mutant bigotry. He chooses to 
remain as his father's conscience, to keep 
Genosha safe for humans. Magneto agrees. 
Rogue recoils from them both, warns 
everyone the X-Men will be watching, and 
flies away.
	Magneto congratulates Voght and plans to 
mold Pietro in his image or kill him trying.


Issue:	X-Men: Hellfire Club 1
Date:	Jan-00
Story:	Witch Hunt (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Irene Merryweather
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Rev. Hiram Shaw, Dormammu 
Other Characters:	Sarah Shaw, Obadiah Shaw, Abigail
Harkness, 
Henry
Credits:	Writer: Ben Raab
	Pencils & Inks: Charlie Adlard
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Irene, a freelance reporter (see recent
issues of 
Cable), goes to Salem to uncover the truth of 
the witch trials. She has researched 
extensively (but thinks a Congregationalist 
pastor should be called "Father" and "Your 
Grace"), and has uncovered a chronicle by 
Obadiah Shaw. The current Reverend warns 
her not to write the story, but then agrees to 
tell her the whole thing.
	In 1692: Rev. Hiram Shaw oversees the 
burning of witches, while his son Obadiah 
consorts with Abigail Harkness, whose family 
is suspect. Hiram forbids him to see her again, 
but he refuses to obey, so he accuses her of 
witchcraft. 
	That night, the Dormammu pulls Hiram into 
his dimension, knowing him to be the current 
Sorcerer Supreme, and warns him to stop 
preventing his access to earth. He says 
Hiram's lust for power is the spark for mutant 
battles to come.
	Hiram is returned to his bed and finds his wife 
Sarah horribly dead. He blames Abigail for it, 
and she is condemned to death by hanging. 
Obadiah breaks her out of gaol and plans to 
sail with her from Boston to London. Hiram 
leads men to chase them down, but Abigail is 
a real witch, and she blasts the riders, while 
Hiram chooses not to reveal his own power. 
He then disappears, and Obadiah writes his 
chronicle to protect future generations.
	Irene leaves; somebody shoots the Reverend.


Issue:	X-Men: Hellfire Club 2
Date:	Feb-00
Story:	Toll the Bell Liberty (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Irene Merryweather
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Archangel, Rogers (Capt. America),
Ulysses 
Bloodstone
Villains:	Hellfire Club including Lady Grey, Sir
Patrick, 
Lady Diana, Commander Clinton, Maj. Gen. 
Wallace Worthington
Other Characters:	Jarvis, Elizabeth Shaw
Credits:	Writer: Ben Raab
	Pencils & Inks: Charlie Adlard
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Kevin Somers, Christie Scheele
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Irene is in Philadelphia to meet an expert
on 
colonial history, but instead Warren is sitting 
in the bar waiting for her. He warns her she's 
treading on dangerous turf but agrees to tell 
her part of the story, off the record.
	In 1780: Philadelphia is reeling from Benedict 
Arnold's betrayal, and paranoia is running 
high. Elizabeth Shaw is a guttersnipe recently 
arrived from England, and when she looks in 
a tailor's shop at the dresses, Grey takes her 
in, to the Hellfire Club, as her protÈgÈ. 
	The Hellfire Club wants to turn General 
Worthington, the city's new commandant. 
They use Elizabeth as bait, and he takes it, 
marrying her after a brief courtship.
	The Revolutionary War continues, with the 
rebels aided by Capt. America and Ulysses 
Bloodstone. Elizabeth actually falls in love 
with her husband, and Grey berates her for 
not stealing military secrets. She leads the 
Hellfire Club to Worthington to collect the 
debt she owes, and there is gunplay. Rogers 
arrives to find the mansion ablaze, reveals 
himself to be Capt. America, and rescues 
Worthington. Elizabeth apologizes to him as 
he dies, saying he told the Hellfire Club 
nothing.
	Warren tells Irene not to let ambition get the 
best of her, like it did Elizabeth; she's 
surprised to learn the Shaws and 
Worthingtons are related. He tells her the 
professor she contacted was murdered, and 
she has made herself a target.


Issue:	X-Men: Hellfire Club 3
Date:	Mar-00
Story:	For Want of a Soul (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Irene Merryweather
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Lady Jacqueline Crichton (Spitfire),
Union 
Jack, Lord Montgomery Falsworth (the 
original Union Jack)
Villains:	Hellfire Club including Pierce, Manners, Sir

Waltham, Jacob Shaw, Nathaniel Essex (Mr. 
Sinister)
Other Characters:	Brig. Gen. Cornelius Shaw, Lt. Esau
Shaw
Credits:	Writer: Ben Raab
	Pencils & Inks: Charlie Adlard
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Irene realizes her expose of Sebastian
Shaw's 
Inner Circle has got out of hand. On a rainy 
London street, two women shoot at her, and 
Union Jack pulls her into his car and takes her 
to the Falsworth estate. Spitfire, an ex-World 
War II heroine, has tea brought while they 
chat. Her father was the first Union Jack, 
during both World Wars, and he worked with 
Shaw's ancestor Cornelius, killed in 1915.
	1915: at the funeral, Pierce tries to recruit the 
son Esau to the Hellfire Club, but he's not 
interested. Falsworth knows they're traitors, 
working with the Kaiser. Sinister knows Esau's 
a mutant, and his brother Jacob is envious and 
devious. He lures Jacob to his lab and injects 
him, transforming and giving him power.
	Pierce can't convince Esau, so Jacob stabs him 
dead. Falsworth finds Esau's fallen pistol and 
realizes what happened. He crashes into the 
Hellfire Club, accusing them of sedition and 
murder, but one of the naked floozies shoots 
at him, jumps out a window, and runs away, 
having transformed back into Jacob's form. 
	Irene thanks Crichton for the information.


Issue:	X-Men: Hellfire Club 4
Date:	Apr-00
Story:	Also Sprach Sebastian (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Irene Merryweather
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	X-Men: Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm,
Banshee, 
Jean Grey
Villains:	Jacob Shaw, Hellfire Club including
Sebastian 
Hiram Shaw, Tessa, Warren Worthington Jr., 
Howard Stark, John Braddock, Harry Leland, 
Emma Frost, Donald Pierce, Selene, Edward 
Buckman (the White King); Sentinels
Other Characters:	Sam, Chantel
Credits:	Writer: Ben Raab
	Pencils & Inks: Charlie Adlard
	Letters: Jon Babcock
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
	Special Thanks To: Chris Claremont
Synopsis:	Shaw has Irene captive in China and sends 
Tessa to answer all her questions. 
	As a young man, Shaw works in the steel mills 
of Pittsburgh, his family having fallen on hard 
times. His father Jacob dies in the hospital just 
as he gets a scholarship to Stevens (in 
Hoboken, NJ). That night in a bar, some of the 
locals beat him up for being ambitious, but his 
mutant power manifests, and he throws them 
off. In college, he works hard and has his 
choice of engineering jobs after graduation. 
By 30 he is a millionaire, and by 40 a 
billionaire. 
	He joins the Hellfire Club, alongside 
Worthington, Stark, and Braddock, finds 
allies, and battles the White King, Edward 
Buckman. He proposes marriage to his 
mistress, Chantel, but she doesn't like him 
being in the Hellfire Club. 
	He says he loves her more, but then a Sentinel 
kills her, sent by Buckman, and the X-Men 
fight back the other Sentinels. Shaw kills 
Buckman and assumes control of the Hellfire 
Club. His power has grown ever since.
	Shaw confronts Irene, saying he won't let her 
publish the story, threatening to buy all the 
publishing houses. He leaves and has Tessa 
telepathically knock her out. She wakes two 
days later in her own home, with an invitation 
to join the Hellfire Club in her hand. She 
tosses it in the fire and calls the Bugle with a 
story.



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