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Issue:	X-Factor 137
Date:	Sep-97
Story:	It Was a Dark & Stormy Night (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Polaris, Mystique, Wildchild, Forge
Regular Characters:	Val Cooper
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Sabretooth, Trevor Chase, Bowser (here called Browser), Stone; the
Brotherhood's Havok, Fatale
Other Characters:	hospital workers including Tony, Carol, Abie; Maj. Edmond
Atkinson and his soldiers; Justine and Cole Chase
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Andy Smith
	Inks: Art Thibert
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/KF
	Colors: Kevin Somers
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	On a dark and stormy night, Val and her ex, Atkinson, risk their
careers to rush X-Factor to a hospital. Forge asks Val why she ever let
Sabretooth on the team; she replies, "I don't know!"
	Sabretooth tracks a scent to the Chase's house, attacking them because they
are Mystique's friends. He slashes Mr. Chase, but before he can kill Trevor,
Stone interrupts, claiming to be his contact with the Hound program, and that he
was only to abduct the boy. Sabretooth can't scratch Stone, so he slashes Mrs.
Chase and follows Stone back to Hound HQ.
	A helicopter approaches the hospital, so Val orders Atkinson to withdraw his
men before they are in the line of fire. Mystique expects Val to turn her over to
Bastion in order to save the team, so she attacks her and is shot by Atkinson.
This has given Val an idea; she calls Bowser and offers to surrender to him (he
has a rivalry with Bastion). Atkinson sends his men away but stays to back her
up; Mystique escapes; Bastion's men attack the hospital.
	Fatale and Havok port in, Val having known they would tap her call to Bowser.
Alex refuses to reconsider his rejection of Xavier's dream, but he does get
Fatale to port the team to safety. Val stays behind, to try to change the system
from within.

Issue:	X-Factor 138
Date:	Oct-97
Story:	Fear Walks Amongst Us (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Polaris, Wildchild, Forge
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Sabretooth, Stone; the Brotherhood's Havok, Dark Beast; Omega Red;
Mystique
Other Characters:	Marlene Petrokova, Father Vincent Bloch, Sen. Ralph Brickman,
his daughter Gloria
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Mel Rubi, Rob Hunter
	Inks: Steve Moncuse, Allen Martinez, Hack Studios
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/EM
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Sabretooth has rejoined the Hound program, but with his own twist: he
kills the mutant recruits instead of bringing them in alive. Even Stone's threats
don't deter him, so Omega Red is sent to deal with him. He wants to trade
Sabretooth for the carbonadium synthesizer he needs to stabilize his death
factor. They tussle, and Sabretooth finally drives Omega Red off.
	Havok has had Dark Beast treat Polaris, Forge, and Wildchild. The two have
different agendas, and are suspicious of each other.
	Unconcious, Forge dream-walks. A raven (as in Darkholme) tells him to explore
the hearts of others to find his destiny.
	Mystique is also Brickman's wife Mallory. She pretends to have been kidnapped
by Sabretooth.
	Sabretooth catches Stone in his human form, slashes him, and wants to be taken
to Bowser to renegotiate their deal so he gets to kill who he wants.

Issue:	X-Factor 139
Date:	Nov-97
Story:	The Enemy Within (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Polaris, Forge
Regular Characters:	Val Cooper
Guest Stars:	Capt. America, Peter Parker, J. Jonah Jameson (all in flashback),
Ever
Villains:	the Brotherhood's Havok; Mystique; Trevor Chase, Sabretooth (both in
flashback)
Other Characters:	Sen. Ralph Brickman, his daughter Gloria, Special Agent
Vargas, Maj. Edmond Atkinson, Dr. Robert Casey, Mr. Stanley
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Duncan Roleau
	Inks: Art Thibert, Whitney McFarland, Hack Shack Studios
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Kiff Scholl
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Vargas takes Mystique/Mallory Brickman's statement about having been
kidnapped by Sabretooth, and is skeptical. So is her adopted daughter Gloria, who
asks who her "mommy" really is. Mystique explains that she's had an eventful
life, but doesn't allay Gloria's suspicions. However she had Brickman (whom she
loathes) wrapped around her little finger, and gets his help to track down
Sabretooth (ironically, he contacts Val).
	Mystique also has Forge's implant surgically removed, the doctor killed, and
Vargas reassigned to the Arctic.
	Val plans to track down Graydon Creed's killer, and Atkinson promises to help
her if needed.
	Beneath the Morlock tunnels, Forge and Polaris are being nursed by the
Brotherhood. Both yell at Havok for having turned villain.
	He doesn't trust McCoy, however, and has Ever to get him into his gene pool,
where still-living victims are trapped in hi-tech pods. Ever has been plotting
with Alex to gain McCoy's trust so they can take down his whole operation.

Issue:	X-Factor 140
Date:	Dec-97
Story:	Going Home (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Shard, Polaris (in flashback)
Regular Characters:	XUE: Fixx, Greystone, Archer
Guest Stars:	Bishop
Villains:	Sabretooth (in flashback), Exhumes, Fitzroy and Bantam
Other Characters:	Malcolm, Randall
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils & Inks: Duncan Roleau, Jamie Mendoza, Hackshack Studios
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Albert Deschesne
	Colors: Glynis Oliver, Matt Webb
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Sabretooth depixilated Shard (iss. 136), and she wanders a
dreamscape, landing in her (future) past, in the XSE. She fights exhumes
alongside Bishop, then joins the XUE, a band of renegade law enforcers. They want
her to get Fitzroy for them.
	She and Bishop interrogate Bantam and confirm that Fitzroy can jump through
time. The XUE breaks into the maximum security Pool to get him.

Issue:	X-Factor 141
Date:	Jan-98
Story:	Dreams of Tomorrow (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Shard, Polaris, Wildchild, Forge
Regular Characters:	XUE: Fixx, Greystone, Archer
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Fitzroy and Bantam
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Howard Mackie
	Inks: Jaime Mendoza
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Glynis Oliver 
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The XUE let Bantam escape, so they can attack him and scare him into
leading them to Fitzroy. They attack and capture him.
	Shard explain they want him to send a volunteer back in time, to change
history. He agrees, so she frees him, and he attacks her. She and the XUE
recapture him, but Shard decides their plan is hopeless and wants out. She goes
back to being a good XSE officer.
	In the present, Shard is in Polaris's body. Fixx is still psionically linked
to her, so she sends the XUE through her back to the past. Shard emerges from
Polaris and leaves X-Factor so she can stop them before they screw up the future.

Issue:	X-Factor 142
Date:	Feb-98
Story:	Give Me Shelter (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Wildchild 
Regular Characters:	Val Cooper
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Sabretooth; the Secret Empire including Farrell (in flashback)
Other Characters:	Edmond Atkinson
Credits:	Writer: Bill Rosemann
	Pencils: Leo Fernandez
	Inks: Dan Green
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/EM
	Colors: Ian Laughlin
	Editor: Kelly Corvese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Kyle is ill. He sneaks through DC to Val's house, entering via the
chimney to avoid government agents.
	Edmond asks Val about her relationship with Kyle, and she relates how she was
just out of school and recruited by Farrell (actually the Secret Empire) to help
with Kyle's "treatment" and unlock his potential (he had actually been kidnapped,
and they wanted to make him into a living weapon).
	She became friendly with him, but the drug and DNA treatments made him feral.
She learned later that Wyre's DNA had been used, that he had killed most of the
Empire, and Kyle was rescued and partially rehabilitated. He fought against and
then with Alpha Flight as Weapon Omega, but then mutated back into Wildchild.
	Then, Sabretooth breaks in, captures Val, and tells the rest of the story:
Kyle had been captured and drugged, and again marketed as a weapon. He was fed a
homeless man, and Val saw this but did nothing.
	Kyle hears this and leaps for Val-he knocks her out of harm's way as
government agents break in, then skedaddles. Sabretooth also escapes.
	Kyle left a note saying he's leaving for a while. He roams the streets,
becoming more feral.

Issue:	X-Factor 143
Date:	Mar-98
Story:	The Fall of the Brotherhood: Part 1 (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Shard, Havok, Mystique
Regular Characters:	XUE: Fixx, Greystone, Archer
Guest Stars:	Ever, Aurora
Villains:	Jude Black; the Dark Beast, Fatale
Other Characters:	Ralph Norton, Brian Young, Jane Doe, Sen. Ralph Brickman
Credits:	Writer, Pencils, Inks: Howard Mackie, Duncan Rouleau, Art Thibert
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Kiff Scholl
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
	Editors: Kelly Corvese, Frank Pittarese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	In Poughkeepsie, cops chase a criminal holding hostages on a speeding
bus. They try to race past a train, but instead collide. Sprites rescue all the
passengers; only Black, Doe, and Young are killed. They are immediately possessed
by Sprites containing the minds of Archer, Fixx, and Greystone, resp. Shard,
wandering toward Westchester, knows they've arrived.
	Alex muses in Rockefeller Center: how he formed the Brotherhood to get at
McCoy, how he no longer trusts even Xavier. A monster attacks Ever and a little
girl, so he destroys it. Ever tries to tell him McCoy's body tanks aren't what he
thinks.
	Fixx, Archer, and Greystone call Mystique as Mallory Brickman and make her
meet them in Grand Central. (Wasn't this book supposed to be based in DC?) They
are accosted by a Mystique as a policeman, but they see through her disguise.
They tell her a mutual friend put them together, to go into the past and change
the future. She fights, until they quote her dead friend Destiny, when she agrees
to help them get Havok.
	Alex busts up the sewers, gunning for McCoy. He sends Aurora away and blows
Fatale away. Then Mystique and the XUE show up to stop him, and Shard to back him
up.

Issue:	X-Factor 144
Date:	Apr-98
Story:	Points of View (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Shard, Havok, Mystique
Regular Characters:	XUE: Fixx, Greystone, Archer
Guest Stars:	Ever, Random
Villains:	the Dark Beast, Fatale
Other Characters:	Mary Stewart 
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Duncan Rouleau
	Inks: Jaime Mendoza
	Letters: Richard Starkings Comicraft
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
	Editors: Frank Pittarese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
	Special Thanks To: Allen Martinez
Synopsis:	Havok and Shard fight Mystique and the XUE, trying to free the Dark
Beast's human subjects. Mary is one of these, a runaway whom Random befriended
and captured for McCoy.
	Ever uses his psi-powers to stun them all and stop the fight. He explains that
the Dark Beast has infected all the humans with Moira MacTaggert's strain of the
Legacy virus, so they cannot be freed.
	Havok blasts Fatale, and Random, who has meanwhile turned against the Dark
Beast. McCoy throws some vials filled with a catalyst that makes normal bacterial
grow monstrously. He gets away; Mystique goes back to her Senator; Ever, Random,
and Mary stay to care for the infected humans; and Havok goes off with Shard and
the XUE.

Issue:	X-Factor 145
Date:	May-98
Story:	Phantoms (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Shard
Regular Characters:	XUE: Fixx, Greystone, Archer
Guest Stars:	Forge
Villains:	Sentinels, Micah and camp guards (in forward-flash) 
Other Characters:	Rachel, Micah Leash
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Duncan Rouleau, Trevor Scott
	Inks: Jaime Mendoza, Scott Hanna
	Letters: Richard Starkings Comicraft/SH
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
	Editors: Frank Pittarese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Greystone remembers his childhood in the future: being branded with
an "M" for mutant, to avoid being hunted down by the hound Micah and the
Sentinels. His powers were triggered by this trauma, and he attacked the guards.
Micah killed his mother, but before he could get revenge, the Summers rebellion
started, and all was confusion.
	In the present, Havok trains his team during a lightning storm in Central
Park. Greystone sees a newspaper story about a kidnapped child named Micah Leash,
whom he thinks is the same person, and he goes off with Fixx to find and kill
him. They follow the psychic trail from the schoolyard where he was nabbed.
Archer appears, to prevent their committing murder.
	They find a cult which had kidnapped many children and is about to give them
"the mark of the beast," and they defeat them. Greystone is unable to kill the
child, and they hope that saving him from the cult is enough.
	Archer recalls the life of his host body (international terrorist Jude Black),
and calls Rachel, but she hangs up on him. He decides to make Jude's life his
own.
	Forge appears in response to Havok's request and gives him keys to one of his
properties and a rebuke for turning his back on X-Factor.

Issue:	X-Factor 146
Date:	Jun-98
Story:	Fairie Light (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Shard, Fixx, Greystone, Archer; Polaris
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Multiple Man
Villains:	Mr. and Agnes Young; Genoshan mutates
Other Characters:	Rachel and Cal Black; Louise Young
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Lee Moder
	Inks: Scott Koblish
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
	Editors: Frank Pittarese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Alex's new team settles into their HQ on the Jersey side of the
Hudson. Fixx, rebuffed by Shard, falls asleep, and her sprites subconsciously fly
off.
	One follows Archer to Brick Town, where he finds Jude Black's wife and son. He
promises not to let them down again.
	Another follows Greystone on a visit to Brian Young's family: drunk parents
and battered sister. He scares the father.
	Another follows Alex to a bar, where he meets Jamie and invites him to return
to the team. He refuses, then reveals he has also invited Lorna.
	Archer is attacked by mutates in retaliation for Black's crimes against
Genosha. Fixx's sprite warns her; she assembles the team (including Alex, who
leaves Lorna without explanation, again). They confront the mutates, who choose
the better part of valor.

Issue:	X-Factor 147
Date:	Jul-98
Story:	Bashed! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Shard, Fixx
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	 
Villains:	students of the Bronx High School of Science
Other Characters:	Kevin
Credits:	Writer: Joseph Harris
	Pencils: Mike Miller
	Inks: Nghia Lam
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
	Editors: Frank Pittarese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Havok has sent Shard into New York, to get to know her new world. On
the subway she sees some locals chasing a mutant boy, Kevin. They corner him, so
Shard, reluctant to reveal herself, has to save him. Everyone runs from her,
including Kevin, who drops his book bag.
	She looks in his science book and finds him at school. He shows her his power:
he is can pull his thumbs all the way down. She laughs: he's not a mutant, just
double-jointed. They become friends.
	The next day, she tries to visit him in school again, but a crowd gathers,
some to throw stones at her and other to watch. Even Kevin is pressured into
throwing a stone; Shard blasts a tree in half, and all of them run away in fear.
Shard returns to X-Factor, depressed.
	Note: Havok's team is officially referred to as X-Factor, and is based in New
Jersey.

Issue:	X-Factor 148
Date:	Aug-98
Story:	Sorry Is the Hardest Word! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Polaris 
Regular Characters:	Val Cooper
Guest Stars:	 
Villains:	Henry Peter Gyrich, Agent Saunders, Mandroids
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Lee Moder
	Inks: Scott Koblish
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/EM
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
	Editors: Frank Pittarese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Alex has arranged to meet Lorna in a cabin in the desert. He wants to
apologize, and to recall the good times on archaeological digs. Gyrich, a small
army, and many Mandroids attempt to arrest him for terrorism on a 747 (see
Uncanny X-Men 339). Alex doesn't resist and is put into restraints; then the
ground opens up, and metal cables and pipes pull him under, through the mines,
and out to Lorna, who is seriously ticked at him. Alex explains he was kidnapped,
and Fatale wrote the good-bye note (iss. 118).
	Gyrich blows up everything in sight, and a Mandroid manages to find Alex.
Lorna vents. Then she tunnels up to the surface. They talk, he apologizes, she
says it's over, and now she just doesn't want to be enemies.
	Gyrich's forces show up again; Alex and Lorna each blast them. A damaged
Mandroid attacks Gyrich; Alex cuts him loose, only to be arrested again. Just
then, Val shows up and takes jurisdiction.

Issue:	X-Factor 149
Date:	Sep-98
Story:	Times Change (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Havok, Shard, Greystone, Archer, Fixx, Polaris, Multiple
Man
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	Cyclops (Scott Summers)
Villains:	 
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: James Fay
	Inks: Scott Koblish
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/EM
	Colors: Glynis Oliver
	Editors: Frank Pittarese
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Greystone wants to return to the future, which is now fixed.
	Alex has a nightmare, and realizes he has to call his brother and apologize
for trying to kill him (Uncanny X-Men 339).
	Jamie has convinced Lorna that they should rejoin the team. Archer leaves,
wanting a new life as Jude Black. Alex wants to take the team public, like the
Avengers, to give mutants some good press.
	Greystone attacks Jamie, saying he is a future villain, but Fixx says he's
nuts, driven literally insane by time hopping. He has constructed a timeship,
which Fixx says will probably just blow up. Alex goes in and dissuades him, but
too late. They try to disable the reactor, but blow up. Polaris shields the team
she has inherited from the falling debris, and Fixx says they're both dead.
	Note: THE END, after 121/2 years, 3 roster upheavals, half-a-dozen writers,
and 3 editors-in-chief. Alex will go on to become Mutant X in an alternate
universe.

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