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Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 291
Date:	Aug-92
Story:	Underbelly (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Archangel,
Iceman, Storm, 
Colossus, Bishop
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Callisto, Mikhail Rasputin
Villains:	Morlocks, Steven Lang
Other Characters:	Healer
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Tom Raney
	Inks: Hilary Barta
	Letters: Lois Buhalis
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Callisto, beautiful and bloodied, comes to
the 
mansion in the middle of the night and asks 
he old beau Piotr for help. She has brought 
Healer, who is dying on the front lawn, and 
says the Morlocks attacked them.
	Mikhail has been having nightmares and 
hallucinations of his comrades, whom he 
killed (iss. 284).
	Xavier rushes Callisto and Healer to the med 
lab, then she has him read her mind and 
debrief the team: in the wake of Masque's 
death (X-Factor 9) Healer came to Callisto, 
but she's living aboveground now. Morlocks 
burst in, angry at her for abandoning them.
	Mikhail somehow heard this telepathic 
conference and wants to aid her, another 
leader who has lost her flock. Ororo insists it's 
her sole responsibility, Warren is angry that 
her leadership of the Morlocks resulted in the 
loss of his wings (X-Factor 10). He points out 
they live in a mansion and usually ignore the 
Morlocks. 
	Meanwhile, Healer has dragged himself over 
to Callisto and healed her, thereby killing 
himself and returning her to her natural, ugly 
state.
	Interlude: in Eden Rock Nursing Home, a 
nurse and an agent look at a patient, 
"humanity's last hope" (see iss. 313). 
	Xavier decides to go with the X-Men, saying 
he can telepathically calm the Morlocks. Jean 
is worried that he is overcompensating for 
losing his legs. They go through the tunnels 
and find a large pile of Morlock corpses. It is 
an illusion: a psychic "Do Not Disturb" sign. 
The Morlocks are insane and destroying 
themselves; Xavier senses their minds are 
linked, deranged by Masque.
	Bobby is back in the mansion guarding 
Callisto, so she doesn't go to attack the 
Morlocks. Mikhail demands he release her.
	Ororo goes to reassert her authority (iss. 170), 
which she had abandoned, like she 
abandoned Forge. The Morlocks surround 
her, asking for help, and she gets 
claustrophobic, and brings lightning to Times 
Square and blasts a hole to freedom.


Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 292
Date:	Sep-92
Story:	?the Morlocks Take Manhattan! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Archangel,
Iceman, Storm, 
Colossus, Bishop
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Callisto, Mikhail Rasputin; Morlocks
including 
Me Me, Monte, Brain Cell (Kevin)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Rurik Tyler, Tom Raney
	Inks: Josef Rubinstein, Al Milgrom
	Letters: Lois, Tom
	Colors: Steve Buccellato
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	The Morlocks rush into Times Square and 
rampage. Piotr forces Bishop not to kill them.
	In the mansion, Mikhail overpowers Bobby 
and frees Callisto. Bobby says both are crazy, 
so Mikhail charges up and changes his ice to 
water.
	Warren wanders off to find the altar where he 
was impaled (X-Factor 10). Xavier finds Brain 
Cell, a young telepath, and realizes he can 
calm the Morlocks through him. Colossus and 
Jean fight a Me Me, whose power is to graft 
other people to himself. Bishop tricks Monte 
into bio-blasting him, then gets surrounded by 
cops (investigating his murder spree, iss. 287).
	Bobby, now solid, transparent ice, is freaked. 
Mikhail says he just helped him achieve the 
ultimate extent of his powers. Bobby knocks 
him down with ice cubes, saying he's getting 
power-mad, and the X-Men are his friends. 
Mikhail shatters him.
	Callisto ransacks Ororo's attic and gets her 
vest back (iss. 170). She plans to destroy the 
Morlocks.
	Xavier drags himself hand-over-hand to Brain 
Cell, hiding in a corner. He snags his trousers 
on something, then realizes he has cut his leg 
badly. He sometimes loathes his legs, and 
wants vengeance on the Shadow King (iss. 
280).
	Ororo calms down and sweeps the cops away 
from Bishop, who has opened fire. She yells at 
him, then flies to the Morlocks.
	Jean, seeing no other choice, turns off Me 
Me's mind, freeing his victims. 
	Xavier gets to Brain Cell and touches him, 
activating the boy's telepathy and freeing the 
Morlocks. He comforts him, while the 
Morlocks retreat below ground.
	Mikhail has reverted Bobby to human flesh: 
he is still unwilling to kill. Callisto kisses him, 
saying she will work on that.


Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 293
Date:	Oct-92
Story:	The Last Morlock Story (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Archangel,
Iceman, Storm, 
Colossus, Bishop
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Morlocks
Villains:	Callisto, Mikhail Rasputin; Reavers
including 
Harpoon (in flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Rurik Tyler, Tom Raney
	Inks: Joe Rubinstein
	Letters: Lois Buhalis
	Colors: Kevin Tinsley
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Bishop tracks the Morlocks through their 
tunnels; he, Ororo and Piotr find them under 
Mikhail's leadership. 
	Xavier has meanwhile sent Jean to find 
Warren and climbed back to his wheelchair. 
Callisto finds and challenges him to a duel by 
kicking him in the teeth.
	Piotr un-armors himself, trusting his brother 
and trying to convince him he needs 
psychological help. Mikhail says he's only 
good at killing, and he opens gates to the East 
River, flooding the tunnels.
	Callisto slashes at Xavier while the waters rise. 
He punches her, but realizes he shares her 
anger over physical deformity. Mikhail lifts 
uses his power to drag her to him and 
explains he seeks redemption by putting the 
Morlocks out of their misery. Bobby arrives 
and traps him in ice, which he easily shatters. 
But this time Bobby has backup.
	Jean finds Warren mourning his lost wings. 
He tells her to back off, furious:
	 "You have no idea what it's like to have your 
entire life pulled out from under you!" 
	 "Warren, please. You're talking to a woman 
who's been killed, cloned, and kidnapped 
more times that I can remember. Let's keep it 
in perspective."
	She tells him he's responsible for his actions, 
not Apocalypse and not his wings.
	Bishop charges up and attacks Mikhail; Piotr 
pulls him back before he gets killed. Bobby 
and Ororo ineffectively try to hold back the 
flood. Piotr tells his brother he's a coward; 
Warren swoops him out of the way, not 
trusting Mikhail. Mikhail puts the X-Men in a 
force bubble and ejects them from the tunnels, 
then waits to die. 
	Piotr calls home to say he won't be visiting, 
and he has no surprise. Jean hugs him.
	Ororo finds all her plants dead, her last 
companions from Kenya. Bishop comforts her.


Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 294
Date:	Nov-92
Story:	Overture (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey,
Archangel, 
Iceman, Storm, Colossus, Rogue, Psylocke, 
Gambit, Bishop
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Det. Charlotte Jones, Lila Cheney;
X-Factor: 
Strong Guy, Multiple Man, Quicksilver; X-
Force: Warpath, Boomer, Sunspot, Rictor, 
Siryn, Cannonball; Trish Tilby
Villains:	Terrorists including Anita; Horsemen of 
Apocalypse: Caliban (Death), Famine (Autumn 
Rolfson), War (Abraham Lincoln); Stryfe as 
Cable
Other Characters:	James
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Brandon Peterson
	Inks: Terry Austin
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Mike Thomas
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Note: this is part 1 of the X-Cutioners's
Song 
crossover.
	Warren gets an image inducer and a limo and 
takes Charlotte out on a date, to Lila's One 
World Harmony concert in Central Park. 
There, Bishop frets over the impossibility of 
keeping tight security. Below the stage, 
terrorists plant a bomb, trying to kill Xavier. 
Stryfe, impersonating Cable, shoots them, 
wanting to kill Xavier himself.
	In Westchester, Scott and Jean go to Harry's 
Hideaway, and Scott daydreams about Betsy 
again. Bobby and Piotr go to the Shop Rite. 
Opal is taking some time to think, and Piotr is 
grieving over his brother.
	At the concert, Remy tries to comfort Ororo 
about her break-up with Forge, but she says 
he hasn't been much of a friend since he went 
to the Blue Team. He waltzes with her, to rock 
music, because that's the only step he knows.
	X-Factor is in the Grand Hyatt, watching the 
concert on TV. Multiple Man annoys Strong 
Guy by doing the conga with himself and 
rubbing it in that Lila didn't ask him to 
bodyguard. He annoys Quicksilver by 
existing. 
	Jean telepathically yells at Scott: "?is this 
ability to drool whenever Psylocke enter a 
room some new mutant power of yours?quot; He 
reassures her that he loves her, and they kiss. 
Then Caliban bursts in. Piotr and Bobby rush 
to help and are attacked by Famine and War.
	Lila makes a short speech on tolerance and 
introduces Xavier, who gives a long speech on 
tolerance. Many in the crowd heckle him, and 
then Stryfe shoots him.
	Scott thinks he killed Apocalypse (X-Factor 
68); Caliban says he has new power, enough 
to ignore Scott's blast and Jean's TK. He no 
longer snivels, and he rejects Caliban, the 
name Callisto gave him: he is Death, and he 
brings down the ceiling.
	Famine zaps Piotr, but he is armored, so her 
power feeds on herself. Piotr punches War, 
then the Horsemen teleport away, taking Scott 
and Jean.
	Warren flies at Stryfe, furious; he fires a few 
shots then bodyslides away. Xavier is 
wounded in the head. In their base on the 
Camp Verde reservation, X-Force gets their TV 
working and sees news of the attack.
	Note: continued in X-Factor 84.


Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 295
Date:	Dec-92
Story:	Familiar Refrain (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Jean Grey, Beast, Archangel,
Iceman, Storm, 
Wolverine, Colossus, Rogue, Psylocke, Jubilee, 
Gambit, Bishop
Regular Characters:	Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	X-Factor: Quicksilver, Strong Guy,
Polaris, 
Havok, Multiple Man; X-Force: Cannonball, 
Feral, Boomer, Sunspot, Shatterstar, Siryn, 
Rictor; Val Cooper; Cable
Villains:	Apocalypse and his Horsemen: Caliban, 
Famine, War; Stryfe
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 5 of the X-Cutioners's
Song 
crossover and occurs after X-Force 16.
	Apocalypse, still half-dead but relishing the 
strain, climbs a cliff to a mansion, to confront 
whomever is using his Horsemen. He finds X-
Men Gold standing triumphant over them. 
	X-Force is detained in the Danger Room, in 
ugly school uniforms, and Cannonball 
reconsiders his leadership ability. They bicker 
with Jubilee, whom Strong Guy ejects. Polaris 
questions if they should be treating these kids 
like criminals.
	Betsy knows what it's like to have her mind 
and body transformed against her will, and 
she seems about to put Xavier out of his 
misery, when Moira calls a conference.
	Sinister told Bobby that Apocalypse has Scott 
and Jean; he swats him away, saying he 
shouldn't be so gullible. Hank sees how weak 
he is, but gets swatted away as well, slamming 
Ororo out the window with him. 
	Jean is being held by mechanical hands; Stryfe 
taunts her, suggesting she did the same to 
him.
	Val tells what little they know about Stryfe: he 
leads the MLF, terrorists attacking genetics 
labs. His motives are unknown, and he may 
be Cable.
	In violation of international law, Logan has 
taken Bishop to Canada's Dept. K, to get 
information on Cable's safe houses. They fight 
many guards.
	Quicksilver, Piotr, and Warren get Apocalypse 
down, but his house has alien technology, 
which recharges him. He is still weak, so he 
teleports away.
	Havok and Remy interrogate Cannonball, 
wanting help finding the MLF, and offering to 
release them for the duration of the mission.
	Cable bodyslides to Dept. K, finds it already 
under attack, and hopes to get away quickly 
with information on the MLF. Then he runs 
into Logan and Bishop.
	Note: continued in X-Factor 85.


Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 296
Date:	Jan-93
Story:	Crescendo (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey,
Beast, Archangel, 
Storm, Wolverine, Bishop
Regular Characters:	Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	X-Factor: Polaris, Havok; Cable and
Professor; 
X-Force: Cannonball
Villains:	Stryfe, Zero, Dark Riders: Tusk, Mainframe, 
Foxbat, Psynapse, Gauntlet
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Brandon Peterson
	Inks: Terry Austin
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Joe Rosas, Marie Javins
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Note: this is part 9 of the X-Cutioners's
Song 
crossover and occurs after X-Force 17.
	The Dark Riders, newly allied to Stryfe, try to 
stop Scott and Jean from escaping. Jean uses 
their psychic rapport to stop Scott's unvisored 
eyes from blasting, until Tusk gets close 
enough. They make their way through Stryfe's 
huge complex, Jean extending a TK line and 
doing a Luke and Leia across a chasm. Stryfe 
observes complacently.
	Hank has removed the bullet from Xavier's 
head, but the T-O virus keeps growing. Moira 
has broken its binary code, but it just says, 
"You are smart but I am smarter," with a 
picture of Stryfe behind it.
	On Graymalkin, Cable, Bishop, and Logan 
review Stryfe's actions thus far: assaults on 
Xavier, Jean, Scott, and Apocalypse. Bishop 
suggests they find what links all of them.
	Apocalypse recovers from his battle with 
Stryfe and offers to save Xavier, and Warren 
believes he can do it.
	Jean and Scott come across a replica of Scott's 
baby (X-Factor 68). Jean senses a mind and 
picks him up, and Stryfe announces he is 
linked to his own consciousness and the 
complex's life support. Therefore, he is Stryfe's 
human shield, but on the other hand they can 
kill him just by killing the baby. Jean and Scott 
are outraged at the suggestion, but Stryfe tells 
Zero he knows they'll do it, because he saw 
them do it before. Since they can't find a way 
to free the baby, they decide to surrender. 
Stryfe has his Dark Riders shoot to kill and 
sets the complex on self-destruct. Stryfe is 
shocked to see them protect the baby and fight 
back: his whole life of hatred has been 
invalidated. He deconstructs the baby, which 
wasn't really alive; Scott and Jean jump and 
are sucked out a hole in the wall.
	Cable's Professor scans all of Apocalypse's 
bases but can't find Stryfe. Logan realizes he's 
not on Earth (cf. X-Factor 68). 
	Note: continued in X-Factor 86.


Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 297
Date:	Feb-93
Story:	Up and Around (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Beast, Archangel, Rogue,
Jubilee, 
Gambit
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Brandon Peterson
	Inks: Dan Panosian
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Marie Javins
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Note: this is the epilogue to the
X-Cutioners's 
Song crossover and occurs after X-Force 18.
	It is a beautiful, starry night. Warren makes 
Hank help him rebuild Harry's Hideaway (iss. 
294).	 He uses a silent hammer gun invented 
by Forge; Hank says it's an example of "The 
Use of Genetic Advancements in Practical and 
Commercial Employment," the title of 
Warren's junior-year term paper, which he 
paid Hank to write, but then Xavier had him 
deliver the paper telepathically, showing he 
didn't have an original idea in his head. Hank 
admits he tipped off Xavier, but not till after 
he cashed the check.
	Jubilee roller blades around the mansion and 
falls flat on her face when she sees Xavier 
walking. He says he temporarily has his legs 
back: an after-effect of the T-O virus. He 
admits he misses standing, running, etc., so 
she offers him her blades.
	Remy finds Rogue on the roof of the mansion 
and refuses to let her brood alone. She says 
she has no chance at happiness because she 
can't be touched; she wishes Remy could, but 
slaps away his hand when he tries. He goes 
away.
	Jubilee takes a reluctant Xavier by the hand 
and gets him to blade. He starts to get the 
hang of it, then she pulls him into the pond 
with her.
	Warren says he wishes he could go back to 
the old days; Hank says Apocalypse made him 
blue, while he did it to himself, but they're 
both stronger people for it, so stop being blue. 
A cop interrupts them, and their image 
inducers automatically activate. They 
convince him they're contractors working 
overtime.
	Remy comes back with a blanket and hugs 
Rogue, saying everything's going to be fine. 
Promise.
	Jubilee and Xavier huddle in blankets; she tells 
him she thought he was a stiff, but sees now 
that "underneath it all there's, like, this vague 
semblance of a normal guy." Xavier rises to 
go back to the mansion, but his legs give out. 
Jubilee helps him back to his wheelchair.


Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 298
Date:	Mar-93
Story:	?For the Children! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Archangel,
Storm, Gambit, 
Bishop
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Sharon Friedlander, Tom Corsi, Det.
Charlotte 
Jones, Trish Tilby
Villains:	Acolytes: Joanna Cargill (Frenzy), Harlan, 
Sven, and Eric Kleinstock, Carmella 
Unuscione; Sen. Robert Kelly
Other Characters:	Teddy, Dwayne
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Brandon Peterson
	Inks: Al Milgrom
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Marie Javins
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Xavier spends three solid days in his Ready 
Room, reviewing large amounts of data from 
around the world. Bishop interrupts him to 
resign, saying his methods are too brutal for 
the X-Men. Xavier refuses, saying he's there to 
learn.
	Friedlander (see New Mutants 43, Sep-86) 
now works at a Catholic school in 
Middleborough, and Xavier has asked her to 
baby-sit a mutant. The Acolytes appear, and 
Cargill (see New Mutants Ann. 7) punches her 
out.
	Bishop and Remy train in the Danger Room: 
without weapons, they have to get past 
Warren and many holograms of Warren, and 
touch Jean. Obviously, Jean is trying to get the 
two of them to play nice.
	Xavier and Ororo meet Charlotte in Central 
Park; she is one of his informants and gives 
him a coroner's report. Xavier hears a primal 
call for help and telepathically alerts the X-
Men.
	Corsi, driving the school bus, senses 
something is wrong and backs away. The 
school explodes, and Eric Kleinstock flies to 
attack the bus. Corsi shoots a hole through his 
belly. Unuscione picks up Corsi with her 
exoskeleton, and luckily for him, the X-Men 
arrive. The remaining Kleinstocks blast 
Warren with plasma; Unuscione catches Jean, 
but she dissolves her psionics and slams the 
Kleinstocks, who merge into one entity. Remy 
gets Cargill to chase him through the 
playground, where he hits her with a charged 
inner-tube swing.
	Jean says Magneto would never attack 
innocent children; Remy tells Cargill he never 
thought was a follower. Unuscione splits open 
the bus and uses her psychic powers to find 
the mutant, Teddy; she realizes he also has 
Down's syndrome and throws him back. 
Warren recovers and says the boy's family 
was killed by supremacists. Unuscione orders 
the Kleinstocks to "purify" the bus; Bishop 
throws off their shot, which starts a fire. 
Gambit tosses cards to create an energy 
barrier protecting the bus, while the others 
evacuate the children. Ororo arrives and puts 
out the fire with rain; the Acolytes escape.
	Trish reports that 14 staff were killed in the 
school; Kelly tours the site, says, "I told you 
so," and says it's a wake up call to the Mutant 
Menace.


Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 299
Date:	Apr-93
Story:	Nightlines (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Jean Grey, Beast,
Archangel, Iceman, 
Storm, Colossus, Bishop
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Forge, Illyana Rasputin, Det. Charlotte
Jones
Villains:	Henry Peter Gyrich; Acolytes Delgado, Anne 
Marie; Sen. Robert Kelly, Graydon Creed; 
Gamesmaster and the Upstarts: Trevor Fitzroy, 
Fabian Cortez, Shinobi Shaw
Other Characters:	Elton Cayer, Teddy
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Brandon Peterson
	Inks: Dan Panosian
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Marie Javins
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Gyrich has Forge help him investigate the 
crash site of part of Asteroid M (see X-Men 
II:3). Forge says it survived the crash too well, 
so something or someone guided it. Inside, 
they find Magneto's empty armor, with 
Delgado and Anne Marie kneeling, statue-like 
before it.
	Jean takes Xavier to ABC-TV in New York: his 
assassination attempt (iss. 294) has upped his 
public image from genetics expert to mutant-
rights activist, and he is on Nightline debating 
Kelly (chairman of the Federal Committee on 
Mutant Affairs) and Creed (head of the 
Friends of Humanity, whom they don't realize 
is Victor Creed's son), in the wake of the 
Acolyte attack (last iss.).
	In St. Mary's Boys Home, Warren puts Teddy 
to bed and chats with the Mother Superior, 
who is pro mutant.
	Xavier points out that there are good mutants 
as well as bad; Creed tries to blame the X-Men 
for Kelly's wife's death (iss. 247), but Kelly 
denies that and says he's not out for 
vengeance. He just wants to police the 
mutants, and Creed calls for the 
implementation of the Mutant Registration Act 
(iss. 224).
	Fitzroy wants to offer Creed membership in 
the Upstarts, which now includes Cortez, who 
claims to have killed Magneto. They bicker, 
and Gamesmaster rules that Fitzroy's secret 
other protÈgÈ will be the last Upstart. 
Whoever wins gets the service of all the 
others.
	Piotr sketches; Illyana gets out of bed to give 
him a valentine she made for him. He says 
he'll always be there to protect her.
	Hank joins the TV debate, with the Avengers 
symbol behind him. He says "Sieg Heil" to 
Creed and proceeds to ridicule his position, 
ending the debate with a raspberry. Xavier 
hides his face.
	Bobby, Bishop, Ororo, Warren, and Charlotte 
watch the debate at Harry's; Bishop thinks he 
recognizes one of the waitresses; Ororo raises 
a toast to fallen comrades and fallen foes, and 
finally to the future.
	Kelly realizes he agrees with much of Xavier's 
position. Off stage, Jean hears a telepathic 
voice: Kelly's aide is a mutant. Xavier is in 
touch with Scott and prepares to take the team 
to France, where the Acolytes are based.


Issue:	Uncanny X-Men 300
Date:	May-93
Story 1:	Legacies (46 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey,
Archangel, 
Iceman, Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Bishop 
Regular Characters:	Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	Nightcrawler, Forge, Stevie Hunter
Villains:	Acolytes: Fabian Cortez, Milan, Amelia
Voght, 
Senyaka (here called Sanyaka), Spoor, Katu, 
Javitz, Scanner, Seamus Melloncamp, Sven 
and Harlan Kleinstock, Unuscione; 
Gamesmaster
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Jon Romita, Jr.
	Inks: Dan Green
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Steve Buccellato
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	On a dark and stormy night, Xavier abruptly 
sends Kurt to France. He arrives to find Forge 
with a large, complex gun, which he shoots, 
enveloping him in metal strips. Kurt proves 
his identity by teleporting free. Forge explains: 
there's a sixty-mile zone in the north of 
France that Cerebro can't penetrate. He has 
created a booster to help Xavier, and he leaves 
Kurt with it, refusing to help further because 
he no longer believes the dream.
	The X-Men were supposed to meet Moira on 
her family's estate near Paris, but it is burning. 
Piotr, Logan, and Bishop check and find no 
one among the wreckage, and Ororo blows 
out the fire with a hurricane wind. An angry 
mob of locals appears: they set the fire, and 
they want no mutants here (cf. iss. 200). 
Xavier makes Bobby and Bishop stand down, 
apologizes, and uses mind control to make 
them think the X-Men have disappeared. 
Logan protests, and Xavier doesn't like it, 
either.
	He thinks back to when he planned the school 
with Moira. He started with the original five 
and kept the international candidates (Ororo, 
Piotr, Kurt) for later. He claims to have named 
them X-Men after the X-factor in their genes, 
not himself. He knows Magnus is a threat.
	The Acolytes have Moira captive in the 
abandoned monastery Mont St. Francis, and 
are torturing her. Milan scans her mind, 
projecting her memories onto a video screen. 
A neophyte Acolyte, uncomfortable with 
Cortez's brutality, brings her a tray of food.
	Stevie is watching Illyana, who has a cough 
and a fever. Bobby tries to reassure Piotr but 
gets told off, since he is an only child.
	The X-Men had stolen files from the FAA and 
projected he Acolytes' plane from 
Middleborough back to France. They land and 
greet Kurt.
	Cortez wants to use Moira's methods (X-Men 
II:2) to brainwash new recruits. Moira grabs 
him by the ponytail and reminds him she 
knows he killed Magneto. He calls Voght and 
tells her she can have Moira's mind wiped 
now. Moira talks to the Neophyte, trying to 
convince him Cortez is a villain, but he is 
afraid of him and walks through the floor 
with his hands over his ears.
	Warren takes Bishop to scout ahead and 
congratulates him on getting Xavier to be 
more aggressive, attacking the Acolytes in 
their base.
	Cortez calls for the Gamesmaster, who tells 
him he's reaching too far. Neophyte 
overhears, realizes Cortez did kill Magneto, 
and escapes through a wall. Cortez enhances 
his power, propelling him through the 
monastery and out the other side. Xavier uses 
Forge's enhanced Cerebro to locate him, lying 
in the mud.
	A local woman finds Neophyte and tries to 
help him; Katu shoots her in the back. Cortez 
has denounced Neophyte as a traitor, and 
Senyaka catches him with his psionic whip. 
The X-Men arrive: Logan slices the whip, and 
the feedback fells Senyaka; Bobby dumps ice 
on Spoor; Scott zaps Katu; Xavier tells 
Neophyte there is a better way.
	Cortez has Moira brought to him, to see what 
effect his power will have on a flatscan. 
Neophyte has got the X-Men into the 
monastery, and they attack, rescuing Moira 
and destroying the computer banks that held 
her stolen memories.
	Piotr and Kurt punch and kick Javitz and 
Cortez; Bishop blasts the Kleinstocks; Warren 
hits Milan with flechettes; Unuscione crushes 
Warren, whom Kurt catches; Piotr throws off 
Unuscione's skeleton, then rescues Kurt and 
Warren from the Kleinstocks; Bobby goes up 
against Cargill, morphs his form into 
something stronger, and punches her out; 
Javitz puts his huge hands over Scott's eyes, 
only to get blasted; Melloncamp attacks Jean 
and gets psi-blasted through the ceiling.
	Jean takes Moira to the Blackbird for medical 
attention. Xavier finds Voght praying to 
Magneto's helmet; she teleports away. Bishop 
catches Cortez on a turret, waiting for 
teleportation, and is about to execute him 
when Cortez enhances his power, burning 
him out with his own energy, leaving him 
depleted. But before Cortez can kill him, 
Neophyte emerges from the floor and punches 
him, then Ororo flies Logan in, and he slices 
him. Neophyte is afraid the X-Men will 
brainwash him, but Xavier lets him go; he 
says Magneto and Xavier were both great, and 
their dreams more similar that either realized.

Story 2:	Epilog (8 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Colossus
Regular Characters:	Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	Illyana Rasputin
Villains:	Fabian Cortez, Amelia Voght, Gamesmaster
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Brandon Peterson 
	Inks: Dan Panosian, Al Milgrom
	Letters: Richard Starkings
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
Synopsis:	Voght teleports Cortez out of the hospital, 
where he was recovering from Logan's claws. 
Gamesmaster appears to him, saying he has 
lost all his points for killing Magneto; he 
realizes what that means.
	Xavier and Moira are in his Ready Room, 
discussing a new genetic virus (X-Factor 90), 
for which there is no cure. Illyana is sick.


Issue:	Uncanny X-Men Annual 17
Date:	1993
Story 1:	The Gift Goodbye (44 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Jean Grey, Bishop,
Iceman, Colossus, 
Archangel, Storm
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Illusions of Nathan Christopher and
Rachel 
Summers, XSE's Shard, Prof. X, Polaris, Havok, 
Wolverine
Villains:	Tower, X-Cutioner (Carl Denti); Mastermind 
(Jason Wyngarde); illusions of Nimrod 
Sentinels, Trevor Fitzroy
Other Characters:	Marni
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Jason Pearson 
	Inks: Mark Farmer
	Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
	Colors: Kevin Tinsley
	Asst. Editor: Lisa Patrick
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Tower (X-Factor 33) is now a mercenary in 
Central America, and he gets drunk at a bar in 
San Miguel and snaps the waitress's neck. 
Then X-Cutioner kills him. He tells the 
townsfolk that he only kills mutant murderers.
	Elsewhere, Jean is married with two kids and 
one on the way. Little Nate gets her to buy 
him X-Men figures in a toy store. Nimrods 
appear and attack him, a latent mutant. Jean 
knows nothing about this and grabs him; the 
Nimrods kill a few humans trying to get to 
her, and then the XSE's brother and sister 
team of Bishop and Shard takes out the 
Nimrods. The X-Men arrive, and everyone 
compliments Bobby, now Icemaster, who 
leads the team and has become a celebrity.
	Shard makes Bishop withdraw before he gets 
into a fight with Logan; while Bishop's back is 
turned, Fitzroy kills Shard. Bishop and Jean 
both feel something is wrong with this reality. 
Then Scott and Rachel arrive, and the kids 
want to go to the X-Men movie.
	In reality, Bobby, Jean, and Bishop have been 
overcome by Mastermind, who is still 
comatose on Muir Island. Ororo, Warren, and 
Piotr are trying to determine a way to free 
them, before Mastermind dies and takes them 
with him.
	They had come at Mastermind's request, but 
no one knows how he was able to write a 
letter. Ororo sent Bobby and Bishop to guard 
Jean while she spoke with him; all three were 
immediately attacked. 
	In illusion: Jean and Scott sit before a roaring 
fire which for a moment becomes the 
Phoenix, but they don't know what it is. 
Rachel and Nathan come downstairs, 
complain about their parenting, and blast 
Scott. Jean uses TK to smash them against a 
wall, saying she's not actually their mother, 
then she scans their minds and realizes they're 
projections of her own insecurities. She 
explodes the landscape and finds Mastermind 
in the rubble, apologizing. Bishop also realizes 
he is in an illusion, and he joins Jean.
	Alarms sound: X-Cutioner is approaching 
Muir, and he is armed with a variety of 
pilfered weapons, and wanting to avenge the 
death of Fred Duncan at the hands of a 
mutant (?). Ororo sends Warren and Piotr to 
fend him off. Piotr doesn't ask questions but 
just knocks him off a cliff (actually, he knocks 
the cliff off), and Warren has to swoop down 
and catch him. X-Cutioner returns the favor 
by paralyzing him, then faces Piotr.
	Jean and Bishop kill the X-Men, who have 
turned nasty, and rescue Bobby. Jean finds 
and remembers Mastermind's letter, then 
Bishop sees a window to reality.
	Ororo stops X-Cutioner before he hurts Piotr; 
he explains he is there to kill Mastermind.
	Mastermind explains that he got sick (the 
Legacy Virus) and was sent from the asylum 
to Muir. He regrets his pathetic life and says 
his manipulation of Jean (UXM 129-137, of 
course) is the closest thing he ever came to 
love. Death approaches; Jean uses her TK to 
push Bishop and Bobby out into reality, but 
she is still stuck, so they begin CPR on 
Mastermind.
	Ororo unleashes full-force winds at X-
Cutioner, then lightning.
	Mastermind asks Jean not to hate him and 
uses his last energy to push her out of his 
mind. He dies, alone, but having made 
amends, and Jean let him think she was the 
Phoenix.
	X-Cutioner has disappeared; Warren thinks 
Ororo incinerated him and denounces her 
callousness; she says she just electrified the 
air, and he must have teleported away. Ororo 
says they need to have a talk about Kamikaze 
(X-Factor 85), but then Warren finds Piotr, 
unconscious and sliced through the head and 
torso.
	Note: a preview of X-Men Anniversary 
follows.

Story 2:	Of Kings and Queens and Promises (44 pages)
Feature Characters:	
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Trevor Fitzroy and Bantam, Siena Blaze
Other Characters:	Wallace Benton
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Tom Grummett
	Inks: Al Milgrom
	Letters: Steve Dutro
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
Synopsis:	Fitzroy siphons the life energy of a man and

uses it to revive Bantam, upon whom he relies 
to keep track of his portals. (He had killed him 
because he questioned him in public).
	Blaze and Benton are surrounded by cops in 
the New Mexico desert; he wants her to use 
her mutant power, but she says that'll just 
make things worse. Fitzroy ports in, kills 
Benton, and uses his energy to port in a train 
holding mutant prisoners from the future, 
including an older Blaze. The train smashes 
the cop cars, then ports back to the future.
	Fitzroy wants her to join the Upstarts: kill 
mutants, get big points. He knows her from 
the future.
	Note: continued in X-Men Unlimited 1.
	Note: following is a pin-up of Bishop.



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