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Issue:	X-Factor 27
Date:	Apr-88
Story:	Gifts! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech, Rictor, Boom
Boom
Guest Stars:	Angel/Death, Snoopy
Villains:	Apocalypse, War, Famine, Caliban/Hell-Hound
Other Characters:	Trish Tilby, Madelyne Pryor Summers, Lieutenant Craig,
Sergeant Miller, John and Elaine Grey
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:	Because the Empire State Building's antenna was knocked off (iss.
25), Bobby replaces it with an ice sculpture of a Christmas tree, as a gift to
New York City.
	From TV, X-Factor learns of the X-Men's fight in Dallas and that Madelyne died
with them.
	Jean visits her parents at long last, to let them know she is alive, and she
promises to find her missing sister Sara.
	The kids are given so many Christmas presents by anonymous New Yorkers that
they decide to give the surplus to a children's hospital. They are mugged along
the way, and X-Factor comes to the rescue.
	Scott tells Jean that he is leaving to find his son Nathan.
	The Ship has repaired itself, and Apocalypse reveals it is booby-trapped.

Issue:	X-Factor 28
Date:	May-88
Story:	Countdown! (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech, Rictor, Boom
Boom, Ship
Guest Stars:	Angel/Death
Villains:	Apocalypse, Caliban/Hell-Hound, Infectia
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writers: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson (plot assist)
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Apocalypse's Ship comes to life: it bumps a tugboat in the Hudson
River; it swallows the kids; it attacks Bobby and Jean.
	Scott, en route to Dallas to find his son, hears about this and returns in
time to save Bobby and Hank from a rocket launcher.
	Warren visits Candy Southern's apartment and finds she has been kidnapped.
	The kids find the Ship's brain, and that it has been shackled. Rusty blows
away the shackle, and Ship begins to speak and starts a self-destruct countdown,
as programmed by Apocalypse. However, it also helps X-Factor remove the bomb and
declares itself willing to house X-Factor.
	Apocalypse begins the transformation of Caliban, and Infectia picks up a man
at a single's bar.

Issue:	X-Factor 29
Date:	Jun-88
Story:	Fame! (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech, Rictor, Boom
Boom, Ship
Guest Stars:	Angel/Death
Villains:	Infectia and the Anti-Bodies: Harold, Greg, Mike, and Fred
Other Characters:	Reporters including Mr. Murphy of the New York Post and Trish
Tilby
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:	Harold, with his genes altered by Infectia, over-extends his power
and disintegrates, so Infectia makes a replacement.
	X-Factor holds a press conference to announce that they are moving Ship into
the Atlantic, to allay the fears of the residents of New York.
	Warren captures Tilby and demands he tell her what she knows about Candy
Southern and Cameron Hodge.
	Infectia sends her Anti-Bodies aboard Ship to capture it. Jean defeats and
disintegrates them.

Issue:	X-Factor 30
Date:	Jul-88
Story:	Kiss of Death! (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech, Rictor, Boom
Boom, Ship
Guest Stars:	Angel/Death
Villains:	Infectia; Freedom Force: Mystique, Blob, Avalanche, Pyro, Spiral,
Spiderwoman, Destiny; Nanny (unnamed)
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:	Infectia plans to bring Bobby under her control and take Ship. She
transforms a policeman into one of her Anti-Bodies and has him attack Bobby, who
has been invited with Hank to dine at the Hard Rock Cafe. She throws herself into
Bobby's arms, while the creature overextends himself and turns to dust. Bobby
agrees to train her in the use of her mutant power and takes her to Ship.
	Scott and Jean fly to Dallas to find Freedom Force, who were the last to see
Nathan, and who try to arrest them.
	Warren uses the computers at Worthington Enterprises to investigate Candy
Southern's disappearance at the hands of the Right.
	Nanny lurks in Omaha.

Issue:	X-Factor 31
Date:	Aug-88
Story:	Kiss Off! (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech, Rictor, Boom
Boom, Ship
Guest Stars:	Angel/Death
Villains:	Infectia; Freedom Force: Mystique, Blob, Avalanche, Pyro, Spiral,
Spiderwoman, Destiny; Nanny and Orphan-Maker (unnamed)
Other Characters:	Mr. Binkley, Infectia's postman
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Hank tells the kids that he is suspicious of Infectia, and they use
their mutant powers to prevent her from kissing Bobby. She invites him to her
townhouse for some privacy, and Ship warns Hank to protect him.
	Scott and Jean fight Freedom Force until Destiny tells them that Jean,
Madelyne, and Nathan are hidden to her in the skein of time.
	Infectia puts Bobby in restraints and demonstrates her power on the postman.
Hank battles him, and he turns to dust. Infectia then tries to kiss Bobby, but
Hank intervenes, is infected, and collapses.
	Nanny and Orphan-Maker lurk in Omaha, and the Right is monitoring Warren.

Issue:	X-Factor 32
Date:	Sep-88
Story:	The Carbon Copy Avengers (29 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech, Rictor, Boom
Boom, Ship
Guest Stars:	the Avengers: Dr. Druid, She-Hulk, Thor, Black Knight; the mayor
of New York (Ed Koch); Dr. Strange (as a hologram)
Villains:	Aliens from planet Xarta, led by Lord Zano; Cameron Hodge (unnamed);
N'astirh, a demon from Limbo
Other Characters:	Newscaster Chuck Cherkle
Credits:	Writers: Tom DeFalco (plot), Louise Simonson (script)
	Pencils & Inks: Steve Lightle
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Xartans spy on the Avengers and transform themselves into duplicates
of them. Zano plans to take vengeance on them for a previous defeat. Instead,
they come across Ship and decide to attack X-Factor, who hold back so as not to
hurt the Avengers.
	The aliens have prepared for X-Factor, but not for the kids, who help defeat
them, and Ship places them in stasis. Scott and Jean decide to send the kids to
boarding school, to be among normal humans.
	Hodge contacts N'astirh using one of Belasco's rituals. They make a deal:
power in exchange for the sacrifice of mutant babies.
	Hank is still comatose from Infectia's attack last issue.

Issue:	X-Factor 33
Date:	Oct-88
Story:	For All the World to See (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Skids, Leech, Rictor, Boom
Boom, Ship
Guest Stars:	Angel/Death
Villains:	The Alliance of Evil: Tower, Frenzy, Time-Shadow, Stinger; Nanny and
Orphan-Maker; Freedom Force: Mystique, Blob, Avalanche, Pyro, Spiral,
Spiderwoman, Destiny; Commander Cameron Hodge
Other Characters:	Trish Tilby; Tammy and Sheila Blake
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:	The Alliance of Evil protest the Mutant Registration Act by acts of
public violence.
	Foreshadowing the Inferno crossover, inanimate objects are acting up all over
the city. The kids are to be sent to Andover for summer school, and Boom Boom is
attacked by a sweater.
	Orphan-Maker kidnaps the mutant children Tammy and Sheila from their beds at
night and kills their parents.
	Jean, Bobby, and the kids battle the Alliance.
	Hank emerges from his coma, with his reason and his beast-like form restored,
and helps in the defeat of the Alliance.
	Freedom Force appears, arrests the Alliance, and orders X-Factor to sign the
Mutant Registration forms. Rusty refuses, but he decides to turn himself in to
the navy.

Issue:	X-Factor 34
Date:	Nov-88
Story:	Death! (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl
Regular Characters:	Ship
Guest Stars:	Angel/Death
Villains:	Commander Cameron Hodge and the Right; N'astirh and subservient
demons; Nanny and Orphan-Maker (Peter)
Other Characters:	Candy Southern
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:	Warren attacks the Right's Smile-Faces and forces them to reveal that
they are holding Candy and performing experiments on her. Hodge sends demons
against him, but he pushes through to face Hodge himself.
	Nanny sends Orphan-Maker to kidnap mutant babies before the Right can do so.
	The kids have been shipped off to school, and Hank is helping the Avengers.
Ship and Scott have determined that Nathan is being held in Nebraska, in the
orphanage where Scott was raised. He and Jean fly there.
	Hodge admits his admiration and jealousy of Warren and claims divine support.
He removes Candy from life support, and Warren decapitates him.

Issue:	X-Factor 35
Date:	Dec-88
Story:	Go to the Orphan Maker! (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Ship
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Nanny, Orphan-Maker and children helpers: Shatter-Box (Jean's niece
Gailyn), Speed-Freak, Monitor, Big Top, Bonzo; N'astirh's demons
Other Characters:	Lefty (real name Nathan, in flashback); Nathan Christopher
Summers
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Terry Shoemaker
	Inks: Joe Rubinstein
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Petra Scotese
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Foreshadowing the Inferno crossover, a truck comes to life and
attacks Bobby and Hank.
	Jean and Scott, searching for Nathan Christopher, arrive at the orphanage in
Nebraska where Scott was raised and find mutant children in a zombie-like state.
	Scott reminisces about being beaten by the other orphans, led by Lefty, and
realizes that his memories are jumbled. In the basement they find infants frozen
in coffin-like stasis chambers.
	Nanny has children kidnap the infants while she and Orphan Maker attack Scott
and Jean. The demons steal the infants, including Nathan Christopher, from
Nanny's team, and take them to N'astirh and the Goblin Queen. Nanny pursues,
intent on saving the infants, and Scott and Jean are close behind.

Issue:	X-Factor 36
Date:	Jan-89
Story:	Transformations! (31 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Angel/Death
Villains:	N'astirh and his demons, including Crotus; Madelyn Pryor the Goblin
Queen; Cameron Hodge (in the background)
Other Characters:	Trish Tilby, cameraman Rick, Candy Southern
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 Inferno crossover, and Manhattan is a
demonic parody of itself, compliments N'astirh.
	Hank and Bobby defeat a hot dog stand and a fire hydrant, respectively, and
Trish confesses she is having a hard time dealing with Hank as Beast. She is
swallowed by a runaway subway train turned worm, and Hank and Bobby follow. She
helps them electrocute the train with its own third rail.
	Warren mourns Candy's death.
	Jean uses her renascent telepathic ability to track Christopher back to
Manhattan, in time to see N'astirh's demons emerge from Limbo. They are joined in
beating back the demons by Hank, Bobby, and Warren, who rejoins the team.
	Jean warns that Christopher is in danger, and they race to his rescue.

Issue:	X-Factor 37
Date:	Feb-89
Story:	A Matter of Honor (31 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Angel/Death
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Wolverine
Villains:	N'astirh and his demons; Madelyn Pryor the Goblin Queen; (Mr.
Sinister in the background)
Other Characters:	Nathan Christopher Charles Summers
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 Inferno crossover.
	N'astirh reappears, nastier and more powerful than ever, having acquired the
Transmode Virus. He brings Christopher to Madelyn, who accuses Scott of never
really wanting her and accuses Jean of stealing everything she is. When she
attacks Jean, N'astirh intervenes. They fight, while demons attack X-Factor.
	Jean fails to get Nathan from Madelyn and is restrained by demonic versions of
her own parents.
	Madelyn transforms back to her normal self, but keeps Nathan, and Wolverine
appears.

Issue:	X-Factor 38
Date:	Mar-89
Story:	Duet! (48 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Angel/Death/Dark
Angel/Archangel
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	The X-Men: Storm, Colossus, Wolverine, Rogue, Psylocke.
Villains:	N'astirh and his demons; Madelyn Pryor the Goblin Queen, Havok as her
Goblin Prince, Dazzler and Longshot under her control; (Mr. Sinister in the
background)
Other Characters:	Nathan Christopher Charles Summers
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Al Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue is part of the Inferno crossover.
	Atop the demonized Empire State Building, Madelyn plans to sacrifice Nathan
and other infants to make a permanent bridge from Limbo to earth, and also to
avenge herself on Scott, who abandoned her.
	Madelyn "brings out the demon" in the X-Men and X-Factor, who are soon
battling each other instead of her. Storm accuses Scott of having betrayed
Xavier's dream by leading a team of mutant hunters, but he convinces her that it
was all Cameron Hodge's doing.
	Dazzler and Longshot attack Angel, who is tempted to join Madelyn but instead
frees Jean and Wolverine. Havok attacks Scott while Jean tries to get Nathan away
from Madelyn, who encloses them both in a force bubble. She reveals that she was
created by Sinister, a clone of Jean with memories implanted by the Phoenix after
it died on the moon. Sinister set her up to marry and breed with Scott, and when
Jean returned, he attempted to eradicate her, but she fled to the X-Men. She
"died" with them and took charge of their computer systems to help alienate them
from X-Factor. Finally, she allied herself with demons.
	Scott, Dazzler, and Havok break through Madelyn's force bubble. She explodes
like a bomb, trying to kill all of them, but the X-Men use their powers to shield
each other, and she succeeds only in killing herself. A piece of the Phoenix
appears and returns Madelyn's memories to Jean.
	The demons vanish, and New York returns to its normal, slightly less than
demonic state.
	Beast refuses to allow Warren to keep the name Dark Angel, instead calling him
Archangel. X-Factor vows to find and stop Sinister.

Issue:	X-Factor 39
Date:	Apr-89
Story:	Ashes to Ashes (31 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel/Death,
called "Deathangel" by Sinister.
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	The X-Men: Storm, Colossus, Wolverine, Rogue, Psylocke, Havok,
Dazzler, Longshot.
Villains:	Mr. Sinister and the Marauders: Polaris under the control of Malice,
Sabretooth.
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Walter Simonson
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Gregory Wright
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue is part of the Inferno crossover.
	Sinister and Polaris have defeated most of X-Factor and the X-Men (Uncanny
X-Men 243), and Sinister has Jean captive. As the fight is renewed, each hero
confronts Sinister in turn and is defeated again.
	Scott realizes that Sinister had visited him when he was a child, triggered
his optic blast, and put him in a coma. Sinister controlled the orphanage where
Scott and Havok were raised, he created Madelyne Pryor as a Jean's clone, later
destroyed her and abducted her child. He placed blocks in Scott's mind and gave
him his first ruby quartz glasses to control his optic blast.
	Warren defeats Malice/Polaris, while the rest of the heroes free Jean. Havok
blasts Scott, recharging him, while accusing him of being Sinister's puppet in
order to enrage him and free him from Sinister's mind control. When Sinister
tries to capture Jean again, Scott blasts him into little pieces and declares him
"gone forever."

Issue:	X-Factor 40
Date:	May-89
Story:	Dust to Dust (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers (an infant); Ship; The
X-Terminators (from the limited series): Rusty Collins, Arthur Maddicks, Leech,
Rictor, Skids, Boom Boom, Taki.
Guest Stars:	Freedom Force: Mystique, Pyro, Blob
Villains:	Nanny and Orphan-Maker
Other Characters:	10 infants from Inferno; John and Elaine Grey; their
grandchildren Galen (previously called Gailyn) and Joseph "Joey" Bailey, and
other of Nanny's "Lost Boys and Girls"
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Rob Liefeld
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	X-Factor return from the funeral of Madelyn Pryor. Bobby takes Leech,
Arthur, and Taki back to school. Jean, Scott, Hank, and Warren take the ten
babies abducted during Inferno to Washington, to hand them over to the FBI. Nanny
and the Orphan-Maker observe and then attack.
	Warren fells Nanny, and the Orphan-Maker relates her tale: she was a mutant
and a cyborg scientist working for the Right. When she discovered the Right was
destroying mutants, she tried to stop them, was imprisoned in one of her own
cyborgs, and went mad. She saved Orphan-Maker from Sinister and has since been
abducting mutant children to keep them safe and under control.
	Jean finds these "Lost Boys and Girls", including Galen and Joey (abducted in
iss. 35), hanging unconscious in Nanny's ship, and frees them, but their minds
are still controlled by Nanny's pixie dust.
	Nanny and the Orphan-Maker escape by teleportation. Freedom Force takes charge
of the infants and children and informs X-Factor that Rusty Collins will be
remanded to them until trial.

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