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Issue: X-Force 89 Date: Apr-99 Story: Armageddon Now 3: Hellions Triumphant! (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Sunspot, Proud-star, Siryn, Moonstar, Domino, Bedlam Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: New Hellions: King Bedlam, Magma, Para-digm, Tarot, Switch, Feral; the Armaged-don Man Other Characters: Sen. Owen Danville, Col. US Army, Ret., Dr. Wheeler, Dr. Woolsey; Fenwick Credits: Writer: John Francis Moore Pencils: Terry Shoemaker Inks: Bud LaRosa Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Albert Deschesne Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bobbie Chase Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: In 1959, the Alamogordo Project (as in Brian Xavier, Kurt Marko) investigated mutations caused by atomic energy. The Armageddon Man's power is to draw natu-ral disasters to himself, and he destroyed a town with an earthquake. The army un-der Col. Danville bombed him and put him in suspended animation. Under Paradigm's control, Dani is able to see his memories. He was experimented on as a young mutant with TK, and in-jected with a tech-organic virus. Switch and Feral kidnap Danville, now a senator. Christopher blackmails the US government for $1 billion, or he'll wake the Armageddon Man. Tarot touches Paradigm and infects him with tarot images. Dani uses her new quantum energy to break the team free. Then the Armageddon Man breaks free. Issue: X-Force 90 Date: May-99 Story: Armageddon Now 4: Rude Awakening (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Sunspot, Proud-star, Siryn, Moonstar, Domino, Bedlam Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: New Hellions: King Bedlam, Magma, Para-digm, Tarot, Switch, Feral; the Armaged-don Man Other Characters: Owen Danville Credits: Writer & Pencils: John Francis Moore, Jim Cheung Inks: Morales, Stull, Koblish, Mei Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Oscar Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bobbie Chase Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Sam rushes the Armageddon Man and gets knocked for a loop; Christopher is more successful using a Black Air psi-amplifier to befuddle him. The rest of X-Forec attacks the Hellions; Feral rips out Siryn's throat. Jesse, having run away, returns and de-stroys the amplifier; the Armageddon man's power grows and causes disasters on all the West Coast. Tarot explains that the he draws power from the earth itself, then goes with the retreating Hellions be-cause she "cannot live without" Christo-pher. Sam recovers and convinces Amara to help, although she insists she is still no hero. Dani distracts the Armageddon Man, Jimmy tosses him skyward, and Sam blasts into him, discharging the built-up energy. They wrap him in carbon rods and give him to Danville. Paradigm has decided to leave the Hellions and evolve elsewhere; Jesse is invited back to X-Force. Siryn is in the hospital; she has lost her voice. Issue: X-Force 91 Date: Jun-99 Story: Fallout (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Sunspot, Proud-star, Siryn, Moonstar, Domino, Bedlam Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Banshee (Sean Cassidy); Cable, Shatter-star, Iceman, Cyclops, Angel, Beast, Mar-vel Girl (flashbacks) Villains: Black Tom Cassidy (flashback) Other Characters: Owen Danville, Eurydice, INS agents San-chez and Fulton; DC detective Napoleon Sanders, Gavin; Hannah, Maeve (flash-back) Credits: Writer: John Francis Moore Pencils: Tommy Lee Edwards Inks: Al Williamson Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Siryn considers leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge, but doesn't. Danville goes on the news blaming mutants for the disas-ters (last iss.), although he knows better. Jesse turns out to be a good cook. Ban-shee visits to check on his daughter, but doesn't catch her. Siryn reminisces: drinking in Catholic school, thieving with her uncle Tom, join-ing X-Force with Cable. Banshee reminsces: working for Interpol, marrying Maeve who dies in an IRA bombing, fighting the X-Men undercover, not knowing Theresa was his daughter. Roberto has a bad day: Tabitha dumps him, then he gets picked up by INS. Dom-ino is accosted by Sanders who wants to wrap up the bank robbery case (iss. 72); she refuses to cooperate and is suddenly ported away. Siryn almost has a drink to make herself feel better; she goes to an AA meeting in-stead, then writes a note to Jimmy: she is going away to stay with an aunt, for a while. Issue: X-Force 92 Date: Jul-99 Story: Strange Interlude (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Sunspot, Proud-star, Moonstar, Domino, Bedlam Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Halloween Jack, also as Quentin, Boone, Cable, et al. Other Characters: INS agents Sanchez and Fulton, Hiram Fo-gelstrom; Napoleon Sanders (flashback) Credits: Writer: John Francis Moore Pencils: Mike Miller Inks: Holdredge, Mei, Candelario, Collazo, Palmiotti Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Oscar Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Domino has been abducted by Halloween Jack, who is romantically obsessed with her. He holds her in his citadel, which is surrounded by a chaos field. The INS wants to deport Bobby because of his expired student visa and recent asso-ciation with Reignfire (iss. 80). Jack wants to save Domino from her ap-parent death-wish. She has associated with violent gangs and mercenaries since childhood. He is a shape-shifter from a water-world future, and he warns her that if she stays with X-Force, they will all be killed soon. Of course she rejects his proposition. She fights him, overloads his chaos engine, and forces him to port them both away before it blows. She dump him in Vegas and calls her friend Victor Lomenzo. While playing frisbee in the park, Dani is accosted with a demand for assistance. Issue: X-Force 93 Date: Aug-99 Story: Strange Interlude (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Sunspot, Proud-star, Moonstar, Domino, Bedlam Regular Characters: Guest Stars: New Mutants Wolfsbane, Xi'an (in flash-back) Villains: Ry'lor the Destroyer and his lizard Kodo; Eternals Astarte, Electryon; Odysseus In-digo Other Characters: INS agents Sanchez and Fulton Credits: Writer: John Francis Moore Pencils: Mike Miller Inks: Holdredge, Mei, Candelario, Collazo, Palmiotti Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Oscar Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Ry'lor is a sun god living on a Pacific is-land. When X-Force approaches, he at-tacks them with fire pits, giant rats and bees. The Eternals help them, saying Dani is the only one who can defeat Ry'lor. They send them to a temple containing an alien en-gine which is transforming the island. Bedlam fails to disrupt it; instead the team is transformed, except for Dani. She tries but fails to help; the Eternals reveal that they are leeching her power and strike her down. Ry'lor wakes her and telepathically swaps life-stories. He was an interstellar con-querer, but when he came to earth, he turned a new leaf and tried to help the na-tives. They turned against him, so he killed them and has lived in solitude ever since. He says Dani is a conduit of the infinite quantum energy that binds all things. She taps into it and shuts down his broken en-gine. She tells him to get a life, and he de-cides to return to the worlds he attacked and make amends. The Eternals are working with Odysseus to capture Arcadia (iss. 83-84). X-Force at-tacks and easily defeats them. Domino returns to San Francisco just in time to say goodbye to Bobby. Issue: X-Force 94 Date: Sep-99 Story: Artifacts & Apocrypha (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Proudstar, Moon-star, Domino, Bedlam Regular Characters: Sunspot Guest Stars: Pete Wisdom, Delphi; Quicksilver, Jenny Ransome Villains: Magistrates and mutates including Gregori; gargoyles including Marcelus; Selene; the Tiger; Magneto Other Characters: Kiki, Archimedes "Archie" Fogg the CPU (see next iss.) Credits: Writer, Pencils: John Francis Moore, Jim Cheung Inks: Morales, Stull, Ramos, Koblish Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Oscar Colors: Kevin Tinsley Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: The team goes to Genosha (first time since the end of the New Mutants). They fight both mutates and magistrates, and meet Wisdom. He had sent one of Delphi's memory boxes to Sam, which showed himself as a boy, being saved from two battling giants. Wisdom has been working with ex-Black Air ops to retrieve dangerous weapons; he wants X-Force to help recover the CPU from an experimental spacecraft that crashed in Genosha. Delphi trades memo-ries with each teammate, to prepare them. Jesse gets the knowledge of martial arts. Roberto is living the high life in Brazil but is bored, until he sees two thugs abducting a woman. He intervenes; they are gar-goyles; she is Selene and takes care of them herself. She has an offer for him. Ransome alerts Quicksilver to X-Force's presence, and he demands they leave. Sam distracts him with a memory box and clobbers him. They enter the lab and find the CPU, but it activates the rest of the lab. And Magneto is alerted. Issue: X-Force 95 Date: Oct-99 Story: Magnetic Distraction (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Proudstar, Moon-star, Domino, Bedlam Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Pete Wisdom; Wolfsbane, Magma, Magik, Warlock, Doug Ramsey (in flashback); Quicksilver, Amelia Voght Villains: Magneto Other Characters: Archie; Lucas and Tyler Guthrie (in flash-back) Credits: Writer, Pencils: Jim Cheung, Nelson DeCastro, John Francis Moore Inks: Mark Morales, Rod Ramos, Rob Stull Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: In a Genoshan lab, the team busts up the robot security. Wisdom says the CPU is imprinted with the mind of his dead friend Archie. Then Magneto arrives. He de-mands the CPU; his old students fight him. Dani is now able to disrupt his magnetic field, so he thunks her. Bedlam is off with Domino, kung-fu-ing the bad guys. She sees him take pills; he explains he needs them or his power will short-circuit his brain. They sabotage the island's power supply, and Magneto is forced to go and restore order. James gets away with the CPU. Quicksilver confronts him, but James convinces him to let him go. The team reassembles aboard a fishing trawler, and Wisdom downloads Archie's mind into a life model decoy. Archie gives Sam another memory box; his father and uncle Lucas bury two corpses. Issue: X-Force '99 Annual Date: 1999 Story: Loose Ends (38 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Proudstar, Moonstar Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Rictor, Shatterstar Villains: Martin Henry Strong, Neurotap, Freddy; Zellig, Blanco; Ernesto Gallegas; various criminal Richters; Mojo (in flashback); Hanna Verschiagen, Frocht Other Characters: Versucht-1 (Asahi "Hanrasha"); V-2 through V-8 Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Pencils & Inks: Chris Renaud, Rod Ramos, Scott Elmer, Rich Perrotta, Gus Vazquez, Ken Lashley Letters: Sharpefont & P.T. Colors: Kevin Somers Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: V-2 is a spike-limbed woman in a lab, who beats on a criminal. Shatterstar and Rictor (last seen iss. 76) have been harassing Rictor's gun-running family (iss. 34). Blanco offers them big money to fight, and they agree, needing cash and smelling something fishy. Shatterstar introduces himself as Benjamin Russell (iss. 59-61); he still doesn't know which of his identities is true, so he's keeping both. Next morning (after artfully obscuring the exact sleeping arrangements), they fight V-2. V-1 breaks in, throwing darts and zapping bad guy synapses. He wants to rescue V-2, even though she doesn't want to be freed. He zaps her, to immobilize her, but accidentally kills her. Shatterstar hums his sword (iss. 28) and blasts an escape route. V-1 explains: his mother, Verschiagen, is a mutant mad sci-entist, who bore eight children so she could tap their powers like batteries. He escaped and is trying to shut her down. The trail leads to Strong (Ann. 2), who now has a deformed, spider-like mutant (Freddy) to act as his body. V-1, Rictor and Shatterstar attack; Sam, Dani, and James break in to help Strong, at Neurotap's request. Strong says V-1 lost control of his powers because his mother addicted him to an enzyme; V-3 and V-4 are already comatose. V-1, Neurotap, Ric-tor and Shatterstar decide attack Ver-shiagen directly, in Germany. Rictor makes flying rock columns to take them there, over X-Force's objections. Vershiagen and the other V's capture them, and she starts the power-draining process. Sam, Dani and James arrive in time to help them break the connections; Verschiagen implodes, and the V's die from lack of en-zyme - a noble sacrifice. Sam gives Xavier's card to Neurotap. Issue: X-Force 96 Date: Nov-99 Story: Family Secrets (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Moonstar, Domino, Bedlam Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Jennifer Kale, Sunspot; Sledge (in flash-back) Villains: Selene, Jordan Holiday, Indigo, Dr. Chandra, Dr. Joshua, Reignfire; Finn, Weller, Stone (all in flashback) Other Characters: Lucas Bartholemew (stet.) Guthrie, Roland, Cheri, Garrison; Randy Lee Wat-son, Tyler Guthrie (all in flashback) Credits: Writer: John Francis Moore Pencils: Anthony Williams Inks: Mark Morales Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Sam breaks his uncle Luke out of an Ar-kansas penitentiary, to get the rest of the story. Ten years ago, he was stealing a truck full of cigarettes when his partner got shot and showed his true, Deviant form. Luke opened the back and instead of cigarettes, he found a Celestial Golem. He called the buyer, and got his brother Tyler to help him. Sam, then a boy, snuck along. They met the buyers, Finn and Weller, de-liver the goods, and were about to leave, but Sam found a lab full of captive chil-dren. The Deviants want to use the Golem to alter their DNA and make them adapt-able, like humans. The experiment goes awry, and the Golem attacks, while the Guthries flee. Sledge arrives and uses an force-field exo-skeleton to defeat the Go-lem; it explodes. Tyler makes his brother help him bury Finn and Weller (see last iss.), and Sledge erases the children's memories. Sam gets Domino to help return Luke to jail. Indigo, Chandra, and Joshua set up operations in the Amazon - they have the remains of Reignfire. Meltdown and Bedlam chat and are ob-served by a mysterious someone. Dani does tai chi with Kale and she sees a ghost bear. Selene has Holiday captive; she makes him tell Sunspot he doesn't work for SHIELD but for Damocles. Issue: X-Force 97 Date: Dec-99 Story: Cracked Foundation (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Moonstar, Proud-star, Bedlam Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Sunspot, Sledge, Ulysses Dragonblood, Arcadia Deville Villains: The Damocles Foundation's Odysseus In-digo, Dr. Segismund Joshua, Dr. Chandra; The Sword's Argos the Hunter, Zona, Stranglehold, Pyre; Reignfire; Selene Other Characters: a Gatherer, Veeg Credits: Writer: John Francis Moore Pencils: Anthony Williams Inks: Scott Elmer Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Mike Thomas Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Somebody's been reading the back-issues! Millions of years ago, the Celestials visited Earth, sent their Gatherers to explore, and genetically manipulated three races: the Eternals, humanity, and the Deviants. The Damocles Foundation is working out of an underground base in the Amazon, a former Deviant city. They have a leftover Gatherer and plan use Reignfire to power it. Selene has brought Bobby there to stop them, before they become rivals to the Hellfire Club, but they are captured by the Sword. X-Force visit Sledge's junkyard in Detroit to follow up on Uncle Luke's story (last iss.) and finds Ulysses and Arcadia there. Ulysses explains: Eternals and Deviants fought for millenia and became humanity's gods and devils. They called a truce a mil-lenia ago. When man split the atom, In-digo, threatened, gathered Deviants, Eternals, and humans to form the Damo-cles Foundation, to create a new species to control the planet. He gets Veeg to teleport them to the Ama-zon, and they break Bobby and Selene out of their cell. Indigo cancels everyone's powers, fistfights his brother, and mes-merizes Arcadia. Meanwhile, Selene uses her magic to activate Reignfire in the Gatherer. She demands control of the Foundation; Indigo sends the Sword, but the Gatherer turns them into lizards. Dur-ing this distraction, X-Force get their pow-ers back. Somehow in synch, Arcadia and Dani destroy the Gatherer. Selene is mad. Issue: X-Force 98 Date: Jan-00 Story: Temptation (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Moonstar, Proud-star, Bedlam Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Sunspot Villains: Selene, Blackheart, Hela Other Characters: Lenny Delmonico, Belinda Cisneros; Fitzsimmons, Maurice "Tiger" Antonini (il-lusions), Juliana Sandoval Credits: Writer & Pencils: Jim Cheung, John Francis Moore Inks: Mark Morales Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Bobby dreams of his girlfriend Juliana, who died taking a Hellfire Club bullet for him (Marvel Graphic Novel #4), then wakes in a fancy hotel. He is a celebrity, with groupies, and he saved one from a fall. He realizes it's an illusion from Selene and confronts her. She has X-Force in the Hellfire Club and is playing with their minds. James sees the massacre at Camp Verde but is not able to do anything about it; Meltdown sees a man in New York who had his head blow off; Sam sees coal min-ers dying of black lung; Jesse sees himself in a mental institution. Selene wants Bobby to join the Hellfire Club (his father was a member, New Mutants 12) and shows him a future where he advises the President and makes the world better for mutants. Bobby refuses and blasts away and frees his teammates. Blackheart advises Selene: appeal to his heroism. They send demons acting as Hellfire Club goons to fight X-Force. Dani is captive in the basement, where Blackheart is about to kill her, but then Hela shows up, claims her soul, and frees her. Dani uses her power to scare away the demons, then the team is confronted by Selene and Blackheart. They have taken Juliana from Purgatory and use her to blackmail Bobby into joining the Club, as Black Rook. Juliana's soul is put into a re-cently deceased girl's body in Baltimore. Issue: X-Force 99 Date: Feb-00 Story: Bad Company (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Moonstar, Proud-star, Bedlam, Domino Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Sunspot, Siryn, Arcadia; Magik, Magma, Wolfsbane (in flashback), Brightwind, Risque, SHIELD Villains: Selene, the Demon Bear, Ophelia; the Ce-lestial Gatherer (in flashback); Lloyd, Wu Other Characters: Juliana Sandoval (now Marissa Sebastian); Dani's parents William Lonestar, Peg Moonstar (in flashback); Victoria Donnelly, Bradbury Collins, Mary Weather Credits: Writer & Pencils: John Francis Moore, Jim Cheung Inks: Mark Morales Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: The Demon Bear is rampaging in down-town San Francisco; it is an other-dimensional embodiment of negative emotions that at one time absorbed Dani's parents, and later attacked her (New Mu-tants 17-20) and was dispelled by Magik's Soulsword. Sam blasts into the bear and finds it is just a miasma of negative emotions. Dani uses her cosmic power, but the bear just feeds on it. Sam goes to get Kane; Arcadia shows up and says the bear is after her and Dani. It haunted her and attacked Sledge and Ulysses, so she drove out to find Dani, whose memories she shares. The bear grabs and swallows them both, and they find themselves in a cave in an-other dimension, with Arcadia's girlhood doll Mary Weather, who talks, and Bright-wind, who doesn't recognize Dani. Theresa, still mute, is staying with her aunt, a gory mystery writer, in a quaint town called Looking Glass. She goes into an antique shop, where Ophelia mali-ciously snaps a necklace around her. Selene fits out Bobby as a black rook. Wu and Lloyd are still observing Tabitha. Risque (sent by Sledge) and SHIELD arrive to help. Mary has Arcadia and Dani draw their power back from the bear, but Arcadia can't hold it, and it explodes. The bear and Arcadia disappear, but now there are four Danis (Mirage, Valkyrie, MLF, and Cosmic). Issue: X-Force 100 Date: Mar-00 Story: Dark Cathedral (38 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Moonstar, Proud-star, Bedlam, Domino, Caliban, Strong Guy Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Sunspot, Siryn, SHIELD, Risque, Ulysses, Jennifer Kale, Man-Thing; alternates of all X-Force members plus Feral, Copycat, Shatterstar, Deadpool, Rictor, Karma, Wolfsbane, Warlock, Magik, Cable (poor, forgotten Gosamyr!) Villains: Queen of Star Swords Other Characters: Mary Weather, Dr. Elizondo, Victoria Don-nelly Credits: Writer & Pencils: John Francis Moore, Jim Cheung, Chris Renaud Inks: Mark Morales, John Czop, Scott Ko-blish, Rich Perrotta Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins, Wilson Ramos Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: As a girl, Arcadia had a fantasy world where she fought the Queen of the Star Swords, but it turns out she is real and has possessed Arcadia, plans to conquer all dimensions, and has the four Danis as her guards. She quickly neutralizes SHIELD, and the Danis attack X-Force. James finds the real Dani, who now has no powers. The queen builds a dark cathedral on the Golden Gate bridge; Dani uses her link to Arcadia to break in with the team, but they are separated into various alternate worlds. James and Risque see X-Force still in Camp Verde, Cable and Sam having been killed by the MLF. Domino and Bed-lam see X-Force in a world conquered by Belasco. Sam and Tabitha see X-Force all in the Weismann loony bin. Dani sees Arcadia's imaginary friends Mary Weather and the dragon Fenwick, who chases her, gets slain by Cable, and changes back into Ulysses. They meet slacker X-Force, who have surrendered to the queen. X-Force defeat three alternate Danis, and our Dani absorbs their powers, which sends them them back to their own reali-ties. Then the queen shows up and sends hordes of alternates to attack. Cable gets to the queen, but she cuts him down and shows him alternate versions of himself. Kale shows up with Man-Thing, who makes cosmic Dani understand what to do. Our Dani uses Cable's psimitar to attack the queen; cosmic Dani adds her energy, and the queen retreats to her own dimen-sion. Man-Thing makes our Dani under-stand how to destroy the cathedral, which she does, and everything is back to nor-mal, and her minus her cosmic powers. Bobby accidentally on purpose bumps into Julia, who partly remembers him. Siryn, possessed, leaves her aunt's. Issue: X-Force 101 Date: Apr-00 Story: Learning to Fly (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cannonball, Meltdown, Moonstar, Proud-star, Bedlam Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Other Characters: Kevin, Toby, Billy, Patty, Dr. Matherson Credits: Writer: Joseph Harris Pencils: Steven Harris Inks: Rick Ketchum Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Matt Hicks Editor: Jason Liebig Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Tabitha watches Sam as their powers fail (courtesy the High Evolutionary, see Un-canny X-Men 379), and he falls into San Francisco Bay to be retrieved by the har-bor patrol. Toby harrasses Kevin, a young mutant who can fly. Or could. He falls flat off the jungle gym. The team considers the wierdness of being normal while waiting for Sam in the hos-pital. Tabitha takes a walk and comes across Kevin, falling flat off a bench. She tells him it's better to be normal, but he runs off. Next day, he climbs a water tower to prove himself to his classmates. Patty finds Tabitha; she climbs up a catches him by the belt. Sam is fine. Issue: Domino 1 Date: Jan-97 Story: Rise and Fall (23 pages) Feature Characters: Domino Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Eugene Milton Judd (Puck) Villains: Henry Peter Gyrich and government Mandroids, Lady Deathstrike Other Characters: Dr. Milo Thurman Credits: Writer: Ben Raab Pencils: David Perrin Inks: Harry Candelario Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Joe Rosas Editor: Mark Bernardo Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: In a government facility, Milo muses on world history, is berated by Gyrich berates for not predicting Onslaught, reads Dante's Inferno, and is attacked by Deathstrike. Gyrich realizes Milo is missing and sounds red alert. In Rio in a bikini and boots, Domino enjoys Carnival. She is attacked by a cybernetic midget who turns out to be Pico (supposed killed by Deadpool in X-Force 14). She overcomes him, and he refuses to say who sent him. Puck shows up and tells her Milo is in trouble. She explains she was in love with him. She breaks into the base he was held in, luckily gets the Mandroids to knock each other out, walks past many corpses, and runs into Deathstrike. Issue: Domino 2 Date: Feb-97 Story: ...Death Be a Lady Tonight! (22 pages) Feature Characters: Domino Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Lady Deathstrike, Donald Pierce, Skullbuster Other Characters: Dr. Milo Thurman Credits: Writer: Ben Raab Pencils: David Perrin Inks: Harry Candelario Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Joe Rosas Color Separations: Heroic Age Editor: Mark Bernardo Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Domino fights Deathstrike ineffectively, until two thermite grenades luckily roll under her, blowing the floor away and blasting Domino clear. Flashback: Domino was one of the government guards protecting Milo, who can mathematically predict the future. He courted her and gave her the name Beatrice; they fell in love. Pierce has Skullbuster start to make Milo a cyborg. Deathstrike comes back for more; she fights Domino while bombs explode the base around them. Next day, she finds herself a prisoner of Pierce in the Weapon X bunker. Issue: Domino 3 Date: Mar-97 Story: Hard Luck! (24 pages) Feature Characters: Domino Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Puck Villains: Donald Pierce, Lady Deathstrike, Skullbuster; Trevor Fitzroy and his Sentinels, A.I.M. (in flashback) Other Characters: Dr. Milo Thurman Credits: Writer: Ben Raab Pencils: David Perrin Inks: Harry Candelario Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/LA Colors: Joe Rosas Color Separations: Heroic Age Editor: Mark Bernardo Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Pierce plans to make Milo and Domino cyborgs. He explains that after the Sentinels attacked him (Uncanny 281), Fitzroy downloaded his harddrive, then gave him to a mysterious benefactor, who reconstructed him. Flashback: A.I.M. tried to steal Milo from the U.S. government, thinking he was an artificial intelligence. Domino was supposed to have been killed defending him. Domino is prepared for an acid bath and a cybernetic exoskeleton, but luckily gets free and pushes Deathstrike and Skullbuster into the acid. She shoots Pierce, but he connects to the computer to save himself. Milo is beyond help; Domino self-destructs the base. She returns to Rio and commiserates with Puck. Issue: X-Force/Champions '98 Date: Dec-98 Story: Demon From Within (37 pages) Feature Characters: X-Force: Cannonball, Meltdown, Sunspot, Proudstar, Siryn, Moonstar; the former Champions: Iceman (Bobby Drake), Arch-angel (Warren Worthington), Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Hercules, John Blaze (formerly Ghost Rider) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Hades (aka Link) and followers including Victoria, a Titan Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Tom and Mary Bierbaum Pencils: Terry Shoemaker Inks: Sean Parsons, Harry Candelario Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/EM Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bobbie Chase Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: In northern California, a cult of Hades gathers around Link, who accuses Victoria of being a traitor. Driving to Yosemite, X-Force is caught in a rockslide and finds a giant hand emerging from the earth. Hercules is battling the cult and about to surrender when Link takes his informant Victoria hostage, but X-Force rescues her, and the cult retreats. Hercules explains that the cult has a scroll with a spell to raise a Titan; his former team the Champions have the counter-spell and must be quickly reassembled. Tabitha doesn't trust Victoria, who flirts with Sam; Sam doesn't trust his ex-girlfriend Tabitha. Hercules shows Moon-star the scroll, which she can read because she was a Valkyrie. She notices the spell tells the Titan to destroy whomever raises him. The Champions arrive and start the coun-ter-spell, but Moonstar realizes it's a trick. She makes them stop because the Titan is actually being raised. Sam is caught in an earthquake, and Victoria leaves him for dead, but Tabitha and Sunspot rescue him. Link reveals himself to be Hades and fells Jimmy; both teams attack but have little chance against a god. Iceman tricks Hades into announcing that he raised the Titan; Hades exits rather than face the Titan and strands Victoria, who was actually his ac-complice all the time. The Titan is still rising; Siryn has the Champions complete the spell to open the gateway. Dani summons up the Titan's greatest fear, so horrible that no one can look, and it retreats. The Champions take a moment for the press but have no intention of reforming.
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