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Issue:	X-Factor 12
Date:	Jan-87
Story:	Boom Boom Boom! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman, Cameron Hodge
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks
Guest Stars:	"Drain Dweller" Morlocks: Ape, Erg, Beautiful Dreamer, Skids, Tar
Baby; Caliban, Leech; Boom Boom
Villains:	Apocalypse; Autumn Rolfson (Famine)
Other Characters:	Sara Grey, Jean's sister
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Marc Silvestri
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Synopsis:	Warren refuses to let his wings be amputated.
	Boom Boom calls X-Factor and turns in Vanisher.
	Jean sees Sara speaking out for mutants on TV and tries to contact her. She
discovers that Sara has been threatened for supporting mutants and has moved
away, and her house explodes.
	Hank and Bobby fail to capture Vanisher, but chase and capture Boom Boom
	Apocalypse takes Autumn as his third horseman.
	Scott decides to return to Alaska to check on Madelyne.

Issue:	X-Factor 13
Date:	Feb-87
Story:	Ghosts! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman, Cameron Hodge
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Caliban, Leech
Guest Stars:	Ape
Villains:	Master Mold
Other Characters:	Officer Higgins
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Finisher: Dan Green
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Synopsis	In flashback: Master Mold (destroyed in Hulk Ann 7) fell to earth in
the Bering Strait.
	Scott says good-bye to Jean and returns to Alaska to find that Madelyne has
disappeared.
	Master Mold rises from the sea, intent on killing Scott. He kills innocent
computer operators and begins tracing information.
	Scott discovers that his grandfather has sold North Star Airways, and he can
find no record of Madelyne anywhere. He is visited by manifestations of Madelyne,
Jean, and Phoenix and blasts his house to smithereens, while policemen find a
red-headed corpse washed up on shore.

Issue:	X-Factor 14
Date:	Mar-87
Story:	The Mutant Program! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Skids, Leech, Boom Boom
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Master Mold
Other Characters:	Trish Tilby, Sam her cameraman
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Synopsis:	Master Mold detects Scott in Anchorage and discovers that all humans
contain some mutant cells. It decides to kill all humans.
	Police arrest Scott, and Master Mold attacks the squad car. Scott blasts
Master Mold to pieces and then tricks it into blowing up an oil refinery,
destroying itself.
	Warren is declared incompetent by court order, and the doctors amputate has
his gangrened wings.

Issue:	X-Factor 15
Date:	Apr-87
Story:	Whose Death Is it, Anyway? (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Caliban, Leech, Boom
Boom
Guest Stars:	"Drain Dweller" Morlocks: Ape, Erg, Beautiful Dreamer, Tar Baby
Villains:	Apocalypse and his horsemen: Pestilence, War, Famine
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Synopsis:	Warren learns his wings were amputated, and that he is under
government investigation. Boom Boom and Masque quarrel.
	Scott identifies Madelyne's corpse, attends her funeral, and returns to New
York.
	Masque attacks Hank and Caliban, but Leech drains his power. The Morlocks,
except for Skids, return to their tunnels.
	Warren sneaks out of the hospital, flies out over the ocean in his private
jet, and explodes it, having willed his fortune to X-Factor.

Issue:	X-Factor 16
Date:	May-87
Story:	Playing with Fire! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids (Sally), Boom Boom
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Masque
Other Characters:	Emma La Porte
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: David Mazzucchelli
	Finisher: Josef Rubinstein
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Synopsis:	Skids and Rusty train, prompting Skids' memories of an abused
childhood. Her first name is revealed to be Sally. She runs into the Morlock
tunnels, followed by Rusty, and ineffectively attacked by Masque.
	Scott and Jean arrange Warren's funeral.
	Rusty is reminded of Emma (whose face he burnt in iss. 1). He makes a deal
with Masque. He heals Emma, and Rusty lets him ruin his own face. Masque then
reneges and re-ruins Emma. Skids learns to control her force field, and she and
Rusty force Masque to heal Rusty.
	Emma is still disfigured, but she has had a religious conversion and decides
she has no need of earthly beauty. She descends into the Morlock tunnels to
preach the gospel to them.

Issue:	X-Factor 17
Date:	Jun-87
Story:	Die, Mutants, Die! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel (deceased), Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Boom Boom, Leech,
Caliban, Rictor
Guest Stars:	Thor, Ariel
Villains:	Apocalypse, War, Pestilence, and Famine
Other Characters:	Trish Tilby
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Synopsis:	Bobby, frozen from battling Loki, is returned to X-Factor HQ by Thor
and learns of Warren's death.
	Warren's funeral is mobbed. Bobby, provoked by Trish Tilby, loses control of
his power. The timely intervention of Leech saves him from being exposed as a
mutant.
	Apocalypse plans to resurrect Warren as his fourth horseman.
	The governor of California calls on X-Factor to capture Rictor, who has
threatened San Francisco. Caliban accompanies them and is asked to join X-Factor.
	Scott talks out-loud to Warren and Madelyne, and everyone fears for his
sanity.
	It is revealed that Hodge has been spying on X-Factor and plans to destroy
them.
	In San Francisco as the X-Terminators, they engage in a helicopter battle and
rescue Rictor, who was actually a captive of a human terrorist group called "the
Right."
	To prevent Rictor from shaking down a building, Bobby freezes it solid, but it
still collapses. Jean, to stop Rictor's power, momentarily stops his heart via
telekinesis.

Issue:	X-Factor 18
Date:	Jul-87
Story:	The Enemy Within! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Caliban
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Rictor, Skids, Leech
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Apocalypse, Angel/Death
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Synopsis:	Rusty thaws Bobby, frozen solid since last issue. Skids also warms to
him.
	Rusty, Scott, Rictor, and Hank train, and Scott reminisces about falling in
love with Jean, who was actually Phoenix. He is visited by an hologram of
Phoenix, a trick set up by Hodge. He and Jean fight until Leech intervenes. She
believes he loves Phoenix, not Jean, and he was temporarily convinced that she
was Phoenix.
	Apocalypse has resurrected Warren as his fourth horseman: Death.

Issue:	X-Factor 19
Date:	Aug-87
Story:	All Together Now! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Caliban
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Apocalypse, War, Pestilence, Famine, Angel/Death
Other Characters:	Trish Tilby
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Synopsis:	Jean and Scott make up and clean up after their fight last issue.
Scott, guilty for abandoning Madelyne and for attacking Jean, decides to disband
X-Factor.
	Bobby, Hank, and Caliban, searching the city for Skids, flee from police
helicopters. Apocalypse sends War, Pestilence, and Famine to attack them in
Central Park.
	Jean and Scott join in, and Scott accidentally wounds Jean. Pestilence infects
Hank and some bystanders. Scott orders Bobby to freeze the Horsemen, and he
creates a mini-glacier that traps himself as well. Apocalypse teleports his
horsemen away.
	Scott, concerned about the anti-mutant public image of X-Factor, decides that
Hodge must go.

Issue:	X-Factor 20
Date:	Sep-87
Story:	Children's Crusade (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Caliban
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech, Rictor
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: June Brigman
	Finisher: Randy Emberlin
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Synopsis:	X-Factor returns to their complex via the Morlock tunnels, with Hank
ill and Bobby frozen solid.
	Rusty thaws Bobby, whose is still out of control, so Leech stays with him to
siphon off his power.
	Rusty decides to go to Central Park and melt the glacier that Bobby created
last issue, to prove himself a good mutant. He is attacked by a street gang and
buried under an avalanche of ice. Arthur, Skids, and Rictor come to his rescue.
The kids then team up and melt the rest of the ice.

Issue:	X-Factor 21
Date:	Oct-87
Story:	For Every Action... (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Caliban, Cameron Hodge
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech, Rictor
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	The Right's Smile-Face machine-gunners; Apocalypse, War, Pestilence,
Famine, Angel/Death
Other Characters:	Trish Tilby
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Synopsis:	Hodge returns for the reading of Warren's will and is physically and
verbally assaulted by X-Factor. They denounce his anti-mutant ad campaign and
throw him out.
	Warren's fortune is left to X-Factor, but administered by Hodge. X-Factor
plans to expose his whole ploy to Tilby but are interrupted by machine-gunners
claiming to be mutants. Hodge had ordered this attack to discredit mutants.
	Bobby and Scott use their powers to fend off the attack and quickly depart to
avoid revealing themselves as mutants. Apocalypse observes and laughs.
	The Smile-Faces attack the kids living in the X-Factor complex.

Issue:	X-Factor 22
Date:	Nov-87
Story:	If I Should Die... (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Caliban
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins (Fire-Fist), Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech,
Rictor, Boom Boom (Tabitha Smith)
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Cameron Hodge and The Right; Apocalypse, War, Pestilence, Famine,
Angel/Death
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Sal Buscema
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	The attack on X-Factor complex continues from last issue. Hodge's
troops capture the kids.
	Boom Boom returns and smuggles aboard the plane taking the kids to Arlington
Interactive Museum of Science. She avoids capture and rescues Rictor, but they
are cornered and surrender to Hodge, who is revealed as the leader of the Right.

Issue:	X-Factor 23
Date:	Dec-87
Story:	You Say You Want Some Evolution? (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Caliban
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech, Rictor, Boom
Boom
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Cameron Hodge and The Right; Apocalypse, War, Pestilence, Famine,
Angel/Death
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Sal Buscema
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	X-Factor arrives in Arlington and breaks in. They are captured within
a cage of ruby quartz but break out. Hank short-circuits the electric box,
freeing the kids, who join the battle. Bobby is fitted with an inhibitor belt,
which actually helps him get his power back into control. Bobby and Scott defeat
a robot duplicate of Hodge. The Museum is destroyed.
	Apocalypse pits Death against the other horsemen as a training exercise. He
later teleports X-Factor, planning to pit his Horsemen against them.

Issue:	X-Factor 24
Date:	Jan-88
Story:	Masks (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Caliban
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Apocalypse, War, Pestilence, Famine, Angel/Death
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue is part of "The Fall of the Mutants" crossover.
	X-Factor fights Apocalypse aboard his Ship floating above New York. He reveals
that because of Pestilence's touch, Hank's strength is growing but his mind is
weakening. He also reveals his own long history as god of death in various
cultures and asks X-Factor to join him. They refuse and attack the Horsemen.
Death is revealed to be Warren, and he uses feather blades laced with
tranquilizers to subdue X-Factor.
	Caliban, weary of being weak, joins Apocalypse in exchange for enhanced power.
The Four Horsemen go forth to destroy the weak, beginning in Manhattan.

Issue:	X-Factor 25
Date:	Feb-88
Story:	Judgment Day! (40 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Power Pack
Villains:	Apocalypse, War, Pestilence, Famine, Angel/Death; Caliban
(Hell-Hound); Cameron Hodge (in flashback)
Other Characters:	Ronald Reagan (in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue is part of "The Fall of the Mutants" crossover.
	As the Horsemen attack Manhattan, X-Factor frees itself and battles Apocalypse
aboard his Ship. He throws Scott and Jean down to the city to let them try to
stop the Horsemen. Jean battles Famine, and Scott War, while Bobby and Hank fight
Apocalypse.
	Hank damages the Ship, and it careens into skyscrapers, including the Empire
State Building. Power Pack helps Jean stop the antenna from falling. Pestilence
attacks Power Pack and is killed. Warren splits the antenna in two, and it
crashes to earth.
	Aboard the Ship, Warren fights X-Factor. He destroys an ice statue of Bobby
and thinks he killed him, which shocks him into turning against Apocalypse.
	Apocalypse escapes with Caliban and leaves X-Factor his Ship. They crash land,
narrowly missing the Statue of Liberty and crushing the old X-Factor complex.
	Warren reveals that Hodge was the one who blew up his plane (iss. 15) - he did
not attempt suicide. But Apocalypse has changed him, and he refuses to rejoin
X-Factor.

Issue:	X-Factor 26
Date:	Mar-88
Story:	Casualties (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Angel/Death
Villains:	Apocalypse, War, Famine, Caliban/Hell-Hound
Other Characters:	Policemen including Lieutenant Craig and Sergeant Miller; a
news crew including a cameraman named Fred; Trish Tilby; cameraman Neal Conan;
Madelyne Pryor Summers (on TV)
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue is part of "The Fall of the Mutants" crossover.
	X-Factor emerges from the crash of Apocalypse's Ship, and the NYPD try but
fail to arrest them.
	X-Factor and Warren try to clean up the damage caused by the Ship's crash.
Hank is by now stronger and quite stupid.
	While taking casualties to Roosevelt Hospital, Scott and Jean discuss Madelyne
and Nathan. He never really loved her, and his bad marriage ruined him as leader
of the X-Men.
	The public acclaim X-Factor as heroes and give them a ticker-tape parade. They
decide to use Apocalypse's Ship as their new headquarters and get new costumes.

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