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Author: Robert Diehl
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Index to X-Man and related
Version 1.2, last modified May 27, 2001
by Robert Diehl (rfdiehl@yahoo.com)

Introduction:	Where did Nate first land?
	What did he teach Onslaught?
	What is the last name of Jean's niece and 
nephew?
	Who owned the Irish pub Nate liked best?	
	What city did Nate dream of destroying?

Loeb:	Jeph Loeb wrote nine issues, the first four of 
which replaced Cable during the Age of 
Apocalypse (summarized separately). Mr. 
Sinister genetically engineered Nate as the 
ultimate weapon, with power so great that it 
threatens to destroy him. His was the only 
book to continue the regular Marvel universe, 
where he fought himself as much as any 
villain. X-Man never had much to do with the 
X-Men but played well with other Marvel 
heroes.

	Best: the return of Maddie Pryor.

	Not-So-Much-the-Best: Sugarman as the 
ghost in Genosha's machine.

Ostrander:	John Ostrander wrote for a half-dozen
issues 
and introduced Nate to the X-universe, 
usually explosively, and gave him the death-
junkie Threnody as a girlfriend.

	Best: meeting Xavier, Rogue, and Exodus.

	Not-So-Much-the-Best: Maddie with Selene.

Kavanagh:	Terry Kavanagh took over for four years, the

bulk of the series. He made Nate the miracle-
worker of Washington Square Park, 
befriended him to Spider-Man, and let 
Maddie kill Threnody. Then Nate got into the 
club scene and went astray. He started dating 
his mother-twice-removed, spent a lot of time 
in Irish pubs, and was trailed around by Ness 
to no apparent purpose.

	Best: a mutant who directly helps people, 
trying to reestablish the Hellfire Club, not 
overlooking Joey and Galen, Threnody's 
death-addiction.

	Not-So-Much-the-Best: resurrection after 
Coldsnap; Roust, Jam, Bux, and Marita; The 
Purple Man, Tech-Gnomes, Sylph, Urchaala.

Ellis & Grant:	X-Man became a "Counter X" book in iss.
63, 
with an abrupt break in continuity, new 
writers Warren Ellis and Steven Grant, and an 
unrenlenting ruthlessness. Some people liked 
it, but the series was dead in a year.

	Best: hmm? I guess we should be happy we 
didn't have to witness Perpetua poking out her 
own eyeballs.

	Not-So-Much-the-Best: "a French girl with 
red eyes ate my hand," Ariel Olivetti's 
geriatric Nate, Maddie as an alternate Jean 
Grey, Nate instantaneously fixed, Nate as 
shaman.

Honorable Mention:	Maddie v. Tessa in the '96 Annual.

Dishonorable Mention:	All Saints' Day

Anyway,	Enjoy the index. Let me know if you find any 
mistakes.


Issue:	X-Man 5
Date:	Jul-95
Story:	The Man Who Fell to Earth (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey (X-Man)
Regular Characters:	Madelyne Pryor II
Guest Stars:	AOA's Forge, Cyclops, Phoenix (in
flashback); 
Prof. Xavier, Bishop
Villains:	AOA's Sinister, Holocaust, Apocalypse (in 
flashback)
Other Characters:	Sven Claris
Credits:	Writer: Jeph Loeb
	Pencils: Steve Skroce
	Inks: Bud LaRosa
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Digital Chameleon
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Lisa Patrick
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: The X-Man series issues 1-4 were the 
Age of Apocalypse version of Cable.
	"The most dangerous being on the planet" has 
fallen onto our earth in Switzerland, crawls 
out of the crater, and wanders, disoriented. He 
is hit by a truck, and the when driver tries to 
help him, he freaks out, thinking he is on his 
world and Apocalypse is after him. He 
wanders into town, confused, and a stranger, 
Claris, takes him in, and he gives his name as 
"Nate Grey", half-remembering Jean. He 
sleeps, and his subconscious mind brings 
Madelyne Pryor into being.
	In Westchester, Xavier senses Nate's power 
but, strangely, is unable to trace him.


Issue:	X-Man 6
Date:	Aug-95
Story:	Earthly Delights (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Madelyne Pryor II
Guest Stars:	Blaquesmith
Villains:	Sugarman, Rex
Other Characters:	Sven Claris
Credits:	Writer: Jeph Loeb
	Pencils: Steve Skroce
	Inks: Bud LaRosa
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Digital Chameleon
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Lisa Patrick
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Sugarman has been on our earth for 20 years,

secretly manipulating Genosha. He took note 
of Nate's appearance and sends Rex to catch 
him. Rex goes to Switzerland and finds Sven 
getting drunk in a bar.
	Nate offers to read Maddie's mind, since she 
has only partial memories. He is attacked by a 
monstrous apparition of Havok, which then 
disappears, leaving Nate exhausted.
	Just then Rex arrives, trying to take Nate alive. 
Nate leaves him unconscious in the snow and 
goes off with Maddie, aware now that he is 
being hunted.
	Blaquesmith also tracks him.


Issue:	X-Man 7
Date:	Sep-95
Story:	Whispers in the Night (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Madelyne Pryor II
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Selene, Sugarman, Rex
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Jeph Loeb
	Pencils: Steve Skroce, Phil Hester
	Inks: Bud LaRosa, Matt Ryan, Keith Williams
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Digital Chameleon
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Lisa Patrick
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate and Maddie go to Paris and plummet 
from the sky ? Nate is having trouble keeping 
up his energy levels. Maddie half-remembers 
being hurt by the X-Men. They fall in love and 
attract Selene's attention; she appears to them, 
and they chase her into an alley full of 
clowns. Selene gets Maddie to go with her, 
then interferes with Rex. In Genosha, 
Sugarman rants and raves over it all. Nate is 
left alone in Paris.


Issue:	X-Man 8
Date:	Oct-95
Story:	Hitting Bottom (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Blaquesmith
Villains:	Rex, Dark Beast
Other Characters:	Susan
Credits:	Writer: Jeph Loeb, John Rozum
	Pencils: Steve Skroce, Scott McDaniel
	Inks: LaRosa, Miller, Russell, Pennington, Ryan
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Malibu's Hues
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Lisa Patrick
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate has a job on a yacht, where he is 
approached by a beautiful blonde. He is 
suddenly uncontrollably hungry and thirsty, 
even attacking the crew, and he sees a 
reflection of himself dying.
	Blaquesmith, in New York, records a spike of 
psi-energy and realizes it's just like Cable but 
without the t-o virus. Rex tracks it, too, boards 
the ship, kills a crewman, and attacks Nate, 
who soon runs out of energy. Just then, Dark 
Beast appears and kills Rex with a 
hypodermic.


Issue:	X-Man 9
Date:	Nov-95
Story 1:	Question of Power (16 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Blaquesmith
Villains:	Rex, Dark Beast
Other Characters:	Susan
Credits:	Writer: Jeph Loeb, John Ostrander
	Pencils: Skroce, Haynes
	Inks: LaRosa, Carani, Lowe, Hanna, 
Pennington
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Malibu
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Lisa Patrick
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Dark Beast tells Nate he and Sugarman also 
survived the Age of Apocalypse universe, and 
he wants to mentor him. Nate fights him, 
instead.
	Susan wakes with a hangover and realizes the 
crew is dead. Dark Beast grabs her, shows 
Nate that she hates and fears mutants, and 
offers to rule the world with him. Nate 
hesitates, then blasts him, but gets suddenly 
weak. Dark Beast explains that Sinister built in 
safeguards on his power, which will 
ultimately kill him, and he offers to help him 
live. Nate blasts him again, goes to find the X-
Men.
	Blaquesmith observes from a distance, then 
goes to warn Xavier.

Story 2:	Teeth of the Storm (6 pages)
Feature Characters:	Blaquesmith
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Lee Weeks
	Inks: Bill Sienkiewicz
	Colors: Pal Becton, Malibu
	Letters: The Usual Suspects
Synopsis:	Blaquesmith pilots his craft through a 
hurricane to get to Westchester. He ponders 
Cable, his clone Stryfe, and Nate Grey, and 
suddenly he comes under fire. He maneuvers, 
fires back, and gets away.


Issue:	X-Man 10
Date:	Dec-95
Story:	Confrontation (21 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Blaquesmith, Prof. Charles Xavier
Villains:	Dark Beast (in flashback)
Other Characters:	Sheriff L.B. Kellogg, Amanda
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Steve Skroce, Jan Duursema, Casey 
Jones
	Inks: Bud LaRosa, Ian Akin, Rob Hunter
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Malibu
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jaye Gardner, Lisa Patrick
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate flies through the hurricane (last
iss.), 
sees Blaquesmith's ship under attack, and gets 
hit by lightning. He washes ashore in North 
Carolina, then collapses again. He wakes in 
jail; the sheriff takes him out for breakfast.
	Xavier finds Blaquesmith lovingly fingering 
his Shi'ar equipment. Blaquesmith explains 
that he has come across a bio-signature 
nearly identical to Cable's, but with much 
more power. They agree he could be 
dangerous, so they track him, and Xavier goes 
there in astral form.
	Nate sees a news article about Moira getting 
the Legacy virus, and the locals express anti-
mutant bigotry, so Nate gets angry and makes 
them forget him. Xavier observes, but Nate 
detects him and pulls him into the physical 
plane. Xavier tries to talk to him and identifies 
himself as the head of the X-Men, but Nate's 
X-Men were led by Magneto, so he blasts him, 
warning him to leave him alone. Xavier 
retreats before Nate pops an artery.


Issue:	X-Man 11
Date:	Jan-96
Story:	The X-Cutioner's Song (19 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Rogue, Prof. Charles Xavier, Moira 
MacTaggert
Villains:	X-Cutioner (Carl Denti)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Steve Skroce
	Inks: Bud LaRosa, Rob Hunter
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Graphic Color Works
	Letters: Pat Brosseau
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	X-Cutioner is a rogue FBI agent with an 
armory of alien weapons to kill bad mutants 
with. Now he targets Rogue, for killing Cody.
	She has left the X-Men after learning of 
Gambit's treachery in the Morlock Massacre 
and is sunning herself on a North Carolina 
beach. Nate crash-lands next to her. 
Overwrought from fighting Xavier (last iss.), 
he reflexively blasts her, so she knocks him 
out.
	When he wakes, he's calm, and they talk, but 
then X-Cutioner attacks. Nate defends Rogue 
but quickly tires, then Rogue jumps in. X-
Cutioner goes down, then ports away.
	Rogue tells Nate the X-Men could help him, 
but he won't hear it, so she sends him to 
Moira.
	Xavier alerts Moira about Nate.


Issue:	X-Man 12
Date:	Feb-96
Story:	Trust (19 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Threnody
Guest Stars:	Excalibur: Britanic (Brian Braddock),
Colossus 
(Piotr Rasputin), Shadowcat (Katherine 
Pryde), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner); Dr. 
Moira MacTaggert, Wolfsbane (Rahne 
Sinclair), Prof. Charles Xavier
Villains:	Mr. Sinister (Nathan Essex); Rory Campbell; 
Spoor
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Steve Skroce
	Inks: Bud LaRosa
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Graphic Color Works
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate gets to Muir, and Excalibur immediately

attacks him as in intruder and knocks him 
out. He wakes, and Moira offers him a meal 
and a round of medical tests.
	Sinister orders Threnody to investigate Nate, 
but she plans to use him as her ticket out.
	Nate introduces himself to Rahne, then parts 
the sea to show her a shipwreck she told him 
about. Later, he snoops through the lab and 
finds Spoor, caged and making accusations of 
inhumane treatment. Nate, remembering 
Apocalypse's pens, invades Moira's mind to 
learn the truth. He realizes she is Xavier's ally, 
and that he is doomed to be killed by his own 
power by the age of 21. He explodes, literally.


Issue:	X-Man 13
Date:	Mar-96
Story:	The Hunted Below (19 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Threnody, Madelyne Pryor II
Guest Stars:	Britanic, Rogue, Moira MacTaggert, Prof. 
Xavier, Beast (all in flashback), Cable
Villains:	Marauders: Scrambler, Vertigo, Prism, 
Blockbuster, Arclight, Riptide, Scalphunter; 
Dark Beast (in flashback); Selene
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander
	Pencils: Luke Ross
	Inks: Rob Hunter
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Graphic Color Works
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Sinister sends the Marauders after the
traitor 
Threnody, and they chase her in the sewers of 
Paris. Nate is nearby and hears her mind. 
Mistaking her for Maddie, he comes to the 
rescue. The Marauders put up a good fight, 
but when Scrambler messes with Nate's mind, 
he explodes.
	While they are stunned, Threnody helps Nate 
get away. She explains that she can't control 
her mutant power to sense dying people, and 
Sinister saved her from insanity (X-Men II:27) 
and used her to find victims of the Legacy 
Virus.
	Nate uses he psi-powers to turn the 
Marauders' powers against each other and 
kills all but Riptide, who he sends back to 
Sinister with altered memories that Nate 
doesn't exist and Threnody was killed.
	Selene has taken Maddie in, and Cable is 
tracking Nate.
	Note: the story continues in Cable 30.


Issue:	X-Man 14
Date:	Apr-96
Story:	Fallen from Grace (19 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Threnody, Madelyne Pryor II
Guest Stars:	Cable, Blaquesmith
Villains:	Exodus
Other Characters:	Ella
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander, Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Steve Skroce
	Inks: Bud LaRosa
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Graphic Color Works
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Cable has tracked Nate to Switzerland; so
has 
Exodus. He is unstable and feeding off Nate's 
power as they fight. Blaquesmith tries to get 
Cable to destroy Nate, thinking he's an ally of 
Apocalypse, but Cable tries to ally with him, 
instead.
	Nate overloads Exodus with power, then 
shoves him down a crevasse and seals it over 
him. Threnody, Cable, and Blaquesmith are all 
intimidated.
	Maddie, alone with a servant in Selene's 
mansion, cuts her hand cooking. But she 
doesn't bleed until she notices it.
	Note: the story continues in Cable 31.
	Note: a pin-up of Cable and X-Man follows.


Issue:	X-Man 15
Date:	May-96
Story:	Turning Point (20 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Threnody, Madelyne Pryor II
Guest Stars:	AOA Forge
Villains:	Sinister, Holocaust, Sebastian Shaw (Black 
King), Tessa, Onslaught
Other Characters:	Ella
Credits:	Writer: John Ostrander, Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Steve Skroce
	Inks: Bud LaRosa, Rob Hunter
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Graphic Color Works
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate dreams of Forge, who tells him he's 
dreaming and warns him that many want to 
use him. He wakes to kiss Maddie, but that's a 
dream, too, and he wakes kissing Threnody, in 
a Red Cross station with the victims of the 
avalanches he caused (last iss., Cable 30-31).
	Not sure if Threnody is working with Sinister, 
he enters her mind. He sees her buried under 
dying bodies and pulls back before he gets 
pulled in. He then removes the psi-baffles 
from her head, and her accumulated death 
energy explodes. Nate is knocked out, and she 
considers abandoning him, but then takes him 
to the Mediterranean to recuperate. They 
discuss the fact that his power may kill him, 
and she claims to be able to help.
	Maddie takes a bubble bath in Selene's tub. 
Her wound (last iss.) is already healed, and 
she doesn't remember her past.
	Shaw and Tessa are attacked by Onslaught, 
who wants Shaw's ally Holocaust to capture 
Nate. He attacks him on the beach.


Issue:	X-Man 16
Date:	Jun-96
Story:	Survivors of the Storm (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Threnody, Madelyne Pryor II
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Holocaust, Selene
Other Characters:	Ella
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Val Semeiks
	Inks: Bud LaRosa
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Graphic Color Works
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate remembers shoving a shard of the 
M'Kraan crystal into Holocaust's chest.
	Holocaust attacks him on the beach, 
wounding bystanders, and their dying gets 
Threnody's attention. She tries to help the 
victims, but desires their death energies and 
euthanizes one.
	Maddie pokes around Selene's secret attic, 
finding her victims just as she returns. She has 
just killed the other Externals (X-Force 53-54) 
to prepare for troubles to come. She wants 
Maddie as her heir, gives her a leather outfit, 
and sends her to London to meet Rob Roy.
	Holocaust explains that he has allied with 
Onslaught, a new, mysterious villain. He 
battles Nate, then takes Threnody hostage, and 
Nate yields.


Issue:	X-Man 17
Date:	Jul-96
Story:	One Step Forward (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Threnody, Madelyne Pryor II
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Holocaust, Selene, Trevor Fitzroy
Other Characters:	Ella, Marie, Craken, Shorty, Oscar
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Steve Skroce
	Inks: Bud LaRosa, Rob Hunter
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Malibu
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate telepathically tells Threnody to use
her 
stored death energies against Holocaust, but 
she is frozen, so he enters her mind and does 
it himself. Holocaust lands somewhere in the 
Mediterranean, and Nate takes the survivors 
to the hospital.
	In London, Fitzroy pumps Craken for 
intelligence on Xavier. He finds Maddie 
cheating at darts and introduces himself, but 
she brushes him off. He pursues and tries to 
suck her life energy, but there's nothing there. 
He realizes she was sent by Selene and attacks 
her.
	Holocaust returns and attacks Threnody, but 
Nate comes to the rescue. He shatters 
Holocaust's armor while Maddie shatters 
Fitzroy's. Selene, taking vengeance on being 
repeatedly sliced into ribbons (Uncanny X-
Men 301), drains Fitzroy's lifeforce. Threnody 
warns Nate that since he beat Holocaust, 
Onslaught will be next. She suggests they get 
help, and he agrees to contact the Avengers.
	Note: the Onslaught update is included here.



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