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Issue:	X-Factor 41
Date:	Jun-89
Story:	Golden Boy! (29 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers (an infant); Ship; the
X-Terminators: Boom Boom, Rusty Collins, Skids, Rictor; the New Mutants:
Cannonball, Warlock, Dani (and her flying horse Brightwind), Rahne, Sunspot
Guest Stars:	Thomas Jones (later known as Alchemy), his mother, and his sister
Ellie
Villains:	Troll Associates: Phy, Phough, Phumm, Phay, Phee
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Arthur Adams
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Aboard Ship, X-Factor holds a training session with the New Mutants.
Boom Boom has a crush on Cannonball, and Dani is not feeling well.
	In London, Phy abducts Thomas Jones, a boy with the ability to turn things
into gold (or any other element). His mother calls on X-Factor for help. They
take baby Christopher along and follow a trail of transmuted gold objects to the
troll's lair under a bridge. They are defeated and bound with golden chains.
	Troll Associates has been established to destroy the economy by creating a
glut of gold, and thereby regain control of England.

Issue:	X-Factor 42
Date:	Jul-89
Story:	All That Glitters... (29 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers.
Guest Stars:	Thomas Jones (Alchemy), his mother.
Villains:	Trolls: Phy, Phough, Phumm, Phay, Phee
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Arthur Adams
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Phy leads the trolls aboveground to begin their takeover of the
English economy. Phay and Phumm, while guarding X-Factor, try to crush
Christopher, but he protects himself with a force bubble.
	The trolls decide to force Tom to turn the queen of England into gold and
attack Buckingham Palace but are turned back by loud guns and bright lights.
	X-Factor free themselves and attack the trolls in the skies above London and
in the tunnels of the underground. The trolls reach Tom's house and threaten his
mother. He turns them to gold, and then to lead, and X-Factor places them as
statues in Hyde Park. Tom takes the name Alchemy and plans to go to university to
become a molecular biochemist.

Issue:	X-Factor 43
Date:	Aug-89
Story:	Kidnapped! (misspelled Kidnaped!) (29 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	The Chosen: humanoid aliens including Lord Rask, Princes Seera,
Jak, Swen, and Lev; The Rejects: monstrous aliens including Spak and unnamed
Zharkah and Skak.
Villains:	"space gods" later identified as Celestials
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Paul Smith
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue is part 1 of Judgment War.
	Ship warns that it is under some form of attack and suddenly rockets into
space. Jean suddenly breaks through Ship's shield and flies off into space, not
remembering that she cannot breathe in a vacuum. She has the memories of both
Phoenix and Madelyn Pryor and is having trouble reconciling it all.
	Ship goes through hyperspace to a planet that was advanced but has fallen into
decay because of a protracted war. A Celestial appears in orbit and catches Ship
in its hand, while transporting X-Factor to a battle on the planet's surface.
	Warren, now called Archangel, saves Seera but is captured by Rask and
sentenced to death for daring to touch her. Hank joins the Rejects; Jean's
telekinetic powers are neutralized by a Reject "Jammer" (Skak), who also blanks
out Bobby's memory. He is captured by Lev; Christopher by a Chosen soldier. The
battle is ended by the descent of Celestial from orbit, who lands with one foot
directly over Scott.

Issue:	X-Factor 44
Date:	Sep-89
Story:	Another World! (28 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	The Chosen including Princess Seera (and her robot ZZ-105), Lord
Rask, Jak, Swen, Lev, and Lord Palik; The Rejects including Zharkah, old Vlon,
Zheops (deceased), and his wife Wilghe; the Neakj Clan including Murke; the
Beginagains including Zalph and an unnamed Ryest.
Villains:	"space gods" later identified as Celestials
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Paul Smith
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue is part 2 of Judgment War.
	Scott blasts a hole in the ground to avoid being crushed by the Celestial's
foot (last iss.) and is helped by a Beginagain telepath (Ryest). Hank is mistaken
for a Reject and taken by Zharkah to their city. Warren is a captive of the
Chosen, mistaken for a Reject, and scheduled to battle in the Arena. Bobby is
taken by Lev and mistaken for a Dualer - a being with 2 natures, both Chosen and
Reject. Jean has been captured by the Neakj Clan and is still unconscious since
being jammed.
	Seera and a science robot discuss the nature of this world: rather than
physical reproduction, the Chosen are grown in vats by scientists. Imperfect
babies are exiled to the Reject city. She buys Christopher from the soldier who
captured him and plans to raise him as her own.
	The Beginagains are an coalition of Chosen and Rejects who want to live in
peace. They tell Scott that their world has been visited five times by the
Celestials for unknown reasons.

Issue:	X-Factor 45
Date:	Oct-89
Story:	Arena! (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	The Chosen including Princess Seera (and her robot ZZ-105), Lord
Rask, Jak, Swen, Lev, and Lord Palik; The Rejects including Zharkah, old Vlon,
Wilghe, Agrom, Zheopah, and Nikoh; the Neakj Clan including Murke, the Djade
tribe; the Beginagains including Zalph and unnamed Ryest and his son Dykon.
Villains:	Celestials
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Paul Smith
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue is part 3 of Judgment War.
	The Chosen force Warren to fight Agrom in the arena (and on page 6 he is
mistakenly drawn headless). He defeats the giant but refuses to kill him, instead
attacking the Chosen, and is restrained.
	Seera believes Warren's story that he is from another world and identifies
Bobby and Jean as his friends.
	Whilge gives birth to a daughter, Zheopah, who soon dies. Most babies die on
this planet.
	Seera sneaks food for baby Christopher; Hank plans an attack on the Chosen
city to free Warren; Bobby bests Lev and Rask in turn in the practice room and is
scheduled to challenge Warren in the Arena.

Issue:	X-Factor 46
Date:	Nov-89
Story:	Exchange (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	The Chosen including Princess Seera (and her robot ZZ-105), Lord
Rask, Jak, Swen, Lev, and Lord Palik; The Rejects including Zharkah, old Vlon,
Wilghe, Agrom, Nikoh, Wrakk, and Largh; the Neakj Clan including Murke, the Djade
tribe; the Beginagains including Zalph, Ryest, and Dykon.
Villains:	Celestials
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Paul Smith
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue is part 4 of Judgment War.
	Hank trains with the Rejects.
	The Beginagains show Scott that Jean is being held by the Rejects and is about
to be part of a prisoner exchange.
	Hank finds Jean and is arrested as a Chosen spy.
	Rask has Seera arrested, accusing her of having stolen baby Christopher from
the Chosen creches. The baby's cries telekinetically awaken Jean, who is barely
contained by the Reject Jammers. She is not quite herself.
	Ship realizes that it was not created by Apocalypse but stolen by him from the
Celestials.

Issue:	X-Factor 47
Date:	mid Nov-89
Story:	Guardian (31 pages)
Feature Characters:	Archangel
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Michael
Villains:	
Other Characters:	Mr. Roth (Warren's teacher), Cameron Hodge and Chuck (his
schoolmates); a cult leader named Philip, his wards Greg, Donny, Beth, Voodoo,
Buzzsaw, Slimeball, Mohawk, Blowhard; Michael's dog Rusty, his father and his
mother Karen.
Credits:	Writer: Kieron Dwyer
	Pencils: Kieron Dwyer
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Jim Novak
	Colors: Mike Rockwitz
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue is an interlude in the Judgment War.
	Warren is a captive of the Chosen and reminisces: as a child picked on by
others and feeling alone, different, and separate.
	In New York City, the boy Michael heals a blind man, which starts a street
fight. Greg and Donny take him to a home for young mutants run by Philip, who
scans his mind. His father had beaten him as a child because he was a mutant.
	Warren breaks up a drug deal, but it turns out that a child (Greg) was selling
drugs to an adult, so he flies off in disgust. He has a moral crisis about right
and wrong.
	Philip beats Beth, who had tried to escape, and then has Michael heal her. She
tries to escape again, and Philip has Michael use his power to un-heal her as
punishment. Warren burst in through the window and is defeated by Philip's
telepathy. Beth, also a telepath, fells Philip.
	Philip is arrested, the cult is broken up, and Michael and Beth remain in New
York to try to help people, but choose not to be superheroes (they don't like
spandex).

Issue:	X-Factor 48
Date:	Dec-89
Story:	Common Ground! (29 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	The Chosen including Princess Seera (and her robot ZZ-105), Lord
Rask, Jak, Swen, Lev, and Lord Palik; the Rejects including Zharkah, old Vlon,
Wilghe, Agrom, Nikoh, Wrakk, and Largh; the Neakj Clan including Murke, the Djade
tribe; the Beginagains including Zalph, Ryest, and Dykon.
Villains:	Celestials
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Paul Smith
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue part 5 of Judgment War.
	Jean is brought to the common ground for a prisoner exchange, and when she is
released, she attacks as Phoenix and is again restrained.
	Seera frees herself and Warren, using her emerging telepathic power, and tells
him of Bobby and Christopher. They are recaptured by Rask.
	Scott and the Beginagains plan to attack and free Jean but are blocked by
Celestials who surround the Chosen city.
	Hank escapes the Reject prison and is attacked by Agrom until the giant hears
that Warren is his friend. He plans to lead the Rejects against the Chosen city.
	Ship debates whether or not he should try to stop the Celestials' judgment of
this planet

Issue:	X-Factor 49
Date:	mid Dec-89
Story:	Power Struggle (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	The Chosen including Princess Seera (and her robot ZZ-105), Lord
Rask, Jak, Swen, Lev, and Lord Palik; the Rejects including Zharkah, old Vlon,
Wilghe, Agrom, Nikoh, his father Boomer, Wrakk, and Largh; the Neakj Clan
including Murke, the Djade tribe; the Beginagains including Zalph, Ryest, Dykon,
and Zank.
Villains:	Celestials, Apocalypse, an unnamed Loki
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Paul Smith
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue part 6 of Judgment War.
	Rask has arranged for Warren to battle the amnesiac Bobby in the arena. If he
does not kill his friend, Seera will die. Palik blinds Warren to ensure that he,
and his sponsor Rask, will lose.
	Hank and the Rejects join forces with Scott and the Beginagains.
	Bobby almost defeats Warren, but the duel is interrupted by the Beginagain's
attack. Lev frees Seera before Rask can kill her, and she telepathically restores
Bobby's memory.
	On Earth, Apocalypse observes that other super-villains are making strange
alliances and deduces that a mastermind is controlling this struggle for
dominance. Loki rewards his insight by offering to ally with him.

Issue:	X-Factor 50
Date:	Jan-90
Story:	Judgment Day (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	The Chosen including Princess Seera (and her robot ZZ-105), Lord
Rask, Jak, Swen, Lev, and Lord Palik; the Rejects including Zharkah, old Vlon,
Wilghe, Agrom, Nikoh, his father Boomer, Wrakk, and Largh; the Neakj Clan
including Murke, the Djade tribe; the Beginagains including Zalph, Ryest, Dykon,
Zank and Ketroc. Professor Xavier, Lilandra, Sikorsky.
Villains:	Celestials, including Arishem the Bringer of Doom; Apocalypse and
Caliban, Loki.
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Rich Buckler
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	This issue part 7 of Judgment War.
	Hank and the Rejects' attempt to rescue Warren has developed into a regular
brawl, which becomes a revolution when Lev and Seera convince the Dualers to
rebel against the Chosen.
	Scott and the Beginagains learn of Christopher's whereabouts from a science
robot and free him and Jean. Scott's presence helps Jean to suppress the
personalities of Phoenix and Madelyn Pryor and regain her sanity. They together
destroy the city's power supply, letting the Rejects in the arena attack the
Chosen.
	Dykon is blinded by Palik and then forces him to remove his and Warren's
blindness, enabling Warren to defeat Rask.
	The Celestial called Arishem descends from the sky, ready to destroy the
planet with the formula of destruction on his thumb. Ship appears, to warn
X-Factor that they should leave immediately, but they only give Christopher into
its care. Jean wants to help save this world, to make up for the world that
Phoenix destroyed.
	Ryest, Palik, and Zharkah unite the Beginagains, Chosen, and Rejects against
the Celestials to save their planet. Jean melds all their minds together but is
afraid that by holding so much power she will be corrupted by Phoenix, so Scott
acts as her focus. His optic blast in the shape of a phoenix cuts off Arishem's
hand. The Celestials depart, leaving behind another Ship to record the progress
of this world.
	Jean had fed Phoenix and Madelyn into that blast as well, so she is now free
of them, except for the memories.
	X-Factor return to their Ship, and in hyperspace pass by the ship containing
Lilandra and a very ill Xavier.
	In his base below Mt. Everest, Apocalypse forces Loki to reveal himself,
battles him, and drives him off with the help of an enhanced Caliban.

Issue:	X-Factor 51
Date:	Feb-90
Story:	Home! (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	Morlocks: Chicken Wings, Mole
Villains:	Sabretooth; Apocalypse and Caliban
Other Characters:	(Rick) Carmichael and Opal (Tanaka), owner and employee of
Acme Records in Manhattan; Officer (Charlotte) Jones of the NYPD; Trish Tilby
(called Trilby)
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Terry Shoemaker
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Sabretooth (thought killed in Uncanny X-Men 213) reappears, courtesy
his healing factor. He is hunting Morlocks again, kills Chicken Wings, and chases
Mole. Apocalypse observes and prevents Caliban from teleporting over and
attacking him. Opal finds Mole hiding in the record store basement and harbors
him.
	X-Factor return to Earth. Christopher says his first word: "ba" (ball). Ship
decides to park upright, towering over Manhattan like a skyscraper. Police and
reporters arrive by helicopter, crash into one another, and are rescued by
X-Factor. Warren has difficulty controlling the aggression of his wings and
wrecks the reporters' equipment.
	Caliban rebels against Apocalypse. He now has control of his "shadow power":
he can absorb psionic power from the fear of his enemies and use it against them.
He teleports to New York, and all this is part of Apocalypse's plan to make him
so great a menace that all mutants unite against him.

Issue:	X-Factor 52
Date:	Mar-90
Story:	Celebrity! (31 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	Morlocks: Chicken Wings (deceased), Mole
Villains:	Sabretooth; Dr. August Hopper (the Locust)
Other Characters:	(Rick) Carmichael and Opal (Tanaka); Officer (Charlotte)
Jones; Trish Tilby; Annie, a street person; Sifter, Rat, and another street thug
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Terry Shoemaker
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Brad Vancata
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Annie shows Jones the body of Chicken Wings, and Warren saves her
from an attack by street thugs. Sabretooth shoots him out of the sky with an
assault rifle, and they slash each other with poisoned claw and feather until
they both drop unconscious.
	Scott and Jean, Hank and Trish dine at Windows on the World and are attacked
by giant cockroaches that burst through those windows. X-Factor kill many roaches
and arrest their creator, the mad scientist Hopper.
	Bobby, baby-sitting Christopher, goes to the Acme Record store to buy CD's and
asks Opal out for dinner.

Issue:	X-Factor 53
Date:	Apr-90
Story:	Ghosts (31 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	Mole
Villains:	Sabretooth; Caliban
Other Characters:	Opal (Tanaka); Officers (Charlotte) Jones and her partner
Seth; Trish Tilby; a doorman named George
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Terry Shoemaker
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Caliban, hunting Sabretooth, finds the unconscious Warren instead.
They fight, Caliban trying to prove his superiority to Apocalypse's previous
creation. Warren scars his face but is nearly killed.
	Scott and Jean take a romantic walk through Central Park, and, standing by
Belvedere Castle, he proposes marriage, but she says no. She has to sort out her
own mind, filled as it is with the memories of Phoenix and Madelyn Pryor.
	Bobby and Opal walk toward her place in Soho, trailed by Mole, who is
suspicious of Bobby's intentions. He and Bobby fight until Opal intervenes. Mole
returns to the sewers, where Sabretooth is waiting to kill him.

Issue:	X-Factor 54
Date:	May-90
Story:	Crimson (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Nathan Christopher Summers; Ship
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Crimson
Other Characters:	Officer (Charlotte) Jones (who is mistakenly drawn as a white
woman on page 1); Opal (Tanaka); Peter Rasputin (Colossus, of the X-Men), his
friends Jennifer and Philip; Frederik Spense, Gerhard's agent
Credits:	Writer: Louise Simonson
	Pencils: Marc Silvestri
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Brad Vancata
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Warren has been taken to St. Vincent's hospital but is still drugged,
delusional, and violent. The rest of X-Factor arrives, help subdue him, and
return him to Ship.
	Bobby, Hank, Opal, Crimson, and an amnesiac Peter attend a party together at
an art gallery (displaying Gerhard's sculptures). Crimson is a type of vampire,
using her victims' memories of pain to kill them. She attacks Hank, making him
remember the moment he turned blue and furry, but Hank has reconciled himself to
this pain, so she moves on to Peter. She attacks him on the roof of the building,
and Hank intervenes.
	Warren awakens and flees Ship because that is where Apocalypse transformed him
into Archangel.
	Jean leaves for awhile, to get her head together.

Issue:	X-Factor 55
Date:	Jun-90
Story:	Desperately Seeking Vera (30 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Archangel
Regular Characters:	Ship
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Mesmero; Infectia
Other Characters:	Opal (Tanaka); Vera
Credits:	Writer: Peter David
	Pencils: Terry Shoemaker, Colleen Doran
	Inks: Allen Milgrom
	Letters: Joe Rosen
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Three times, Hank comes across Vera, his ex-librarian ex-girlfriend,
who is now a street-walker/cellist/hot dog vendor and does not know him. He is
attacked by a monster inside a hot dog cart. Mesmero reveals himself as the cause
of this confusion. Vera frees herself from his mind-control, and Hank defeats his
goons, who turn to ashes. Vera is actually now a teacher and aware of Hank's
relationship with Trish.
	Infectia observes, having been the one who hired Mesmero to attack Hank.
	Meanwhile, Warren is still missing and delusional.

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