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Issue:	X-Man -1
Date:	Jul-97
Story:	Breeding Ground (21 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Stan Lee
Villains:	AOA Sinister, Apocalypse, Dark Beast
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Roger Cruz
	Inks: Bud LaRosa, Wellington Diaz
	Colors: Mike Thomas
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this is a "Flashback" issue,
introduced 
and concluded by Marvel creator Stan Lee.
	In a Nebraska orphanage, Sinister has a test-
tube baby lab hidden from Apocalypse, in 
which he has created Nate as a fail-safe 
weapon. He takes him out to check under the 
hood, and decides to name him, after himself 
and Jean.
	Dark Beasts rings up, suspicious. Nate 
wanders off and sees memory-images of other 
orphans. Sinister searches for him, angry (no 
tracking implant?), and warns him of the 
dangers of the outside world.
	Nate psychically projects them to the gene 
pens and tries to stop them, but Sinister jams 
his signal, worried that the boy's powers are 
developing too fast. He gives the kid a teddy 
bear and puts him back in his nutrient bath. 
He decides to encode a fail-safe into Nate's 
DNA.


Issue:	X-Man 29
Date:	Aug-97
Story:	Dead Ahead (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Roust, Jam (Jasmine Archer, see
iss. 34), Bux, 
Marita
Guest Stars:	Havok (Alex Summers), AOA Forge
Villains:	Fatale, Dark Beast (here called the Black 
Beast); Threnody, Madelyne Pryor II
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Roger Cruz
	Inks: Bud LaRosa, Wellington Diaz
	Colors: Mike Thomas
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate dies from the CS-9 (iss. 28), and his
soul 
ascends while the base automatically locks 
down. Dark Beast abandons Havok and Fatale, 
but she ports them to his other base.
	Threnody rises from the dead (iss. 25), in the 
Bronx morgue.
	Nate's soul yells at his own corpse for taking 
the easy way out. He sees Threnody, AOA 
Forge, and Maddie, too. It's a regular dead 
reunion.
	Nate reincorporates himself and blasts out of 
the base. His TK shorts out again, and he 
walks to Washington Square Park and 
collapses. Three girls pick him up, while Roust 
(iss. 20) goes to the loft with a warning for 
him, but he's not there.


Issue:	X-Man 30
Date:	Sep-97
Story:	Coming Home (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Roust, Jam, Bux, Marita
Guest Stars:	Cable
Villains:	Bastion and Prime Sentinels, Madelyne Pryor 
II
Other Characters:	John and Elaine Grey, Joey and Galen
Bailey
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Roger Cruz, Cary Nord
	Inks: Bud LaRosa, Wellington Diaz
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this ties into the Zero Tolerance 
crossover.
	The girls nurse Nate, but he's unconscious for 
days. Cable telepathically wakes him, warning 
of Zero Tolerance, and asks him to look after 
his sort-of cousins, Joey and Galen.
	Sentinels are in the loft, where John Grey has 
taken them, and he hurriedly sends them off 
with Roust. Nate shows up just in time, fells 
the Sentinels, sends John to tend to his wife, 
and goes after the boys, hiding under 
electronics in a maintenance shaft. A Sentinel 
finds them, and Nate zooms off with them 
under his arms.
	In Hong Kong, Maddie senses Nate's distress.
	Still tired from being dead and all, Nate is 
unable to get far, and the Sentinel catches up, 
now reconfigured to withstand Nate's powers.
	Nate takes control of another one, realizes it's 
human, and uses him to blast himself, 
projecting the illusion that they were all killed. 
He sends the Greys off and goes to find Roust.


Issue:	X-Man 31
Date:	Oct-97
Story:	The Last Innocent Mind (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	X-Men: Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, 
Wolverine (all in flashback)
Villains:	Dire Wraiths including Jacob Marks (in 
flashback), Jimmy Marks (Hybrid)
Other Characters:	Jeb Hodges, Marjorie Seaton (both in

flashback), Sheriff Stone, Dr. Hunsinger
Credits:	Writer: Mark Bernardo
	Pencils: Rick Leonardi
	Inks: Dan Green
	Colors: Mike Thomas
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
	Dedicated To: Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscemo
Synopsis:	Nate he rescues a young boy in West
Virginia, 
who is standing in the ruins of his house in a 
storm, and whose parents were attacked by 
the X-Men, who then attack Nate.
	He wakes, not understanding this recurring 
nightmare. He helps an old man who was 
shoved by kids in Washington Square Park, 
and in a newspaper sees a picture of the same 
boy. He goes to West Virginia and 
manipulates the cops into telling him the 
story:
	After the boy's family was killed, a farmer 
found him, and he was put in an orphanage, 
schizophrenic, amnesiac, and seemingly 
possessed. Then the orphanage blew up, and 
he was the only survivor.
	Nate senses that the boy is a mutant, with a 
psionic force field, then goes to the institute in 
up-state New York where the boy was sent. 
The boy welcomes him, and Nate enters his 
mind and finds that Dire Wraiths had invaded 
earth, one had been stranded and taken the 
form of a human, married, and had a son, 
Jimmy, who the Wraiths trained to kill his 
parents.
	Nate has reincorporated its mind, and it 
reveals itself as Hybrid, previously defeated by 
the Spaceknight Rom. It gloats over having 
tricked him and attacks him with TK. Nate 
fakes defeat, then reenters its mind, trying to 
reach his human side. He realizes it's long 
gone, so he just pulverizes the thing.


Issue:	X-Man 32
Date:	Nov-97
Story:	Catching Up from Behind (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Roust, Jam, Bux, Marita
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Jackknife (Jack Cole), Threnody
Other Characters:	Officer Quintin B. Grimes; Joust,
Watts, the 
Abomination (all in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Roger Cruz
	Inks: Bud LaRosa, Wellington Diaz
	Colors: Mike Thomas
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Albert 
Deschesne
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate goes to the Limelight, a dance club in
a 
converted cathedral, with the three girls who 
nursed him (iss. 30). He hears sobbing that no 
one else hears, the band recognizes him as a 
local celebrity and gets him to sing on stage, 
then he gets picked up by Marita's parole 
officer (Westchester, this ain't).
	Roust is looking for Nate, while Jackknife 
stalks Washington Square Park, killing a cop. 
He was a homeless man who heard voices and 
was taken in by the Forgotten; then he got 
worse and killed Joust.
	Roust sneaks into the club just in time to point 
Jackknife out to Nate. Jack attacks Nate, as an 
otherworldly threat to all.
	Threnody sits enthroned on the dead that Jack 
has killed.


Issue:	X-Man 33
Date:	Dec-97
Story:	Blood Will Tell (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Roust, Jam, Bux, Marita
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Jackknife (Jack Cole)
Other Characters:	Joust, Watts, the Abomination,
Threnody (all 
in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Roger Cruz
	Inks: Bud LaRosa
	Colors: Mike Thomas
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/ST
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate and Jackknife fight in mid-air in the 
Limelight, scaring off all the customers. Nate's 
psionic shields don't hold, and he starts to 
worry. Jackknife attacks the bystanders, so 
Nate distracts him with a right uppercut.
	Cole had been a low-level telepath, hearing 
voices in his head, so everyone thought him 
crazy. When Nate fought Abomination (iss. 
20), Cole's mind finally broke, and he started 
killing everyone who came into contact with 
Nate.
	Nate implodes the club, tosses vehicles, and 
explodes gas mains, but Jackknife survives. So 
he wraps him in electrical cables and fries his 
brain. The cops arrive; Nate gives them 
Jackknife to help. They begin to arrest Nate, 
but the crowd vouches for him.


Issue:	X-Man '97
Date:	1997
Story:	Common Ground (38 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Majestrix Lilandra Neramani, Jahf
Villains:	Holocaust (Nemesis), Dark Beast, Sugarman
Other Characters:	Shi'ar including Cmdr. Kai'tra, High
Priest 
Dar'bikk
Credits:	Writer: Christopher Golden
	Pencils, Inks: Ramon Bernardo
	Colors: Tom Vincent
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Jahf warns Lilandra that power is being 
siphoned from the M'Kraan crystal to 
somewhere on earth. She sends a team to 
investigate, and they find Dark Beast and 
Nemesis, who resist.
	Nate notices the battle, just as other Shi'ar 
attack him, then protest that they just wanted 
to talk, then knock him out with a psi-bomb.
	Captive, they are taken to the cruiser 
Wingspan, in orbit. Sugarman is there, 
gloating that he helped capture them all. 
Dar'bikk shows up and plans to drain all the 
M'Kraan energies from them and execute 
them as heretics.
	Dark Beast gets them all to work together and 
convince Sugarman to free them, and they 
fight their way out. Their alliance doesn't last 
long, though, and Nate fights Nemesis, rips 
the shard of M'Kraan from his armor, and 
pulverizes it. All the energy returns to this 
universe's M'Kraan crystal, and Nemesis's 
armor flickers on and off. He and Dark Beast 
find a teleportation device and blast a hole in 
the ship as they leave. Nate uses TK to cover 
the breach until the blast doors close.
	The Shi'ar are still angry, until Lilandra sends 
a hologram dismissing Nate with thanks, for 
restoring the crystal.
	Note: a pin-up of Nate and Nemesis follows.


Issue:	X-Man: All Saints' Day
Date:	1997
Story:	All Saints' Day (48 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Trish Tilby
Villains:	Countess Absynthia "Cindy" von Mort, 
Boniface, Augustine; Esteban Diablo (in 
flashback)
Other Characters:	Jerome, Lydia Lumet; Sebastian
Kraus, Teresa 
Gregor
Credits:	Writer: Ben Raab
	Pencils: Terry Dodson
	Inks: Rachel Dodson
	Colors: Lee Ann Garner
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The day after Halloween, Nate is on a train
in 
Transylvania, on a mission of mercy for 
Jerome, a kid with leukemia in New York. A 
loony old woman told him that Absynthia 
found the secret of immortality and could 
cure the boy. He meets a newlywed couple 
from Germany with a prosthetic hand and leg 
who are seeking the same woman's help. They 
meet her creepy assistants Boniface and 
Augustine, and Absynthia herself, who is 
green but otherwise looks like the portrait of 
her great-grandmother.
	The Germans are actually Interpol, working 
on a mass murder case. Teresa sees Lumet, a 
kidnapped socialite, delivered by truck at 
night, and is killed by Augustine. Nate senses 
her death, while Sebastian pulls a gun and 
tries to arrest Absynthia. She admits being a 
mad scientist, puts goo in his mouth, and 
makes him her immortal henchman.
	Nate fights him, Augustine, and Boniface, and 
gets taken captive. Absynthia tells her story: in 
1810 her husband Count Victor died, and she 
studied mysticism to resurrect him but failed. 
Diablo befriended her and pretended to give 
her poison to end her sorrow, but instead 
made her immortal.
	Sebastian grabs Boniface's pistol: he had been 
faking all along, and now he wants to suicide 
to rejoin Teresa. Nate isn't quick enough to 
stop him, but he does put a TK bubble around 
Absynthia's other captives as her lab explodes. 
She is arrested, and Nate goes back to New 
York and shoots hoops with Jerome.


Issue:	X-Man 34
Date:	Jan-98
Story:	Messiah Complex Part 1: The Ride (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Roust, Jam, Bux, Marita
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	the Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave)
Other Characters:	Gregg, Brannigan, Dr. Marcus
Arlington III, 
nurse Laura Lanning, Matthew T. Barker, 
Stacy Seville
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Roger Cruz
	Inks: Bud LaRosa
	Colors: Mike Thomas
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	In the wee hours of the morning, a cab hits
a 
motorcycle, with fatalities.
	Nate is in Washington Square Park, a local 
hero. He catches some pickpockets and 
continues doing miracles for the crowd. 
Marita runs up: Jam was also on the 
motorcycle, and her arm was cut off. They 
rush to the hospital, where Bux is ineffectually 
chanting with New Age vigor.
	Nate can't fix it, either, and he feels guilty for 
not having prevented it. The doctor comes in, 
and to his shock, Jam's arm has regenerated, 
and his next patient's bullet wound is also 
miraculously healed. Word spreads, and Nate, 
nonplussed, is mobbed by the press.
	The Purple Man observes and manipulates, 
planning to use Nate to take over the world.


Issue:	X-Man 35
Date:	Feb-98
Story:	Messiah Complex Part 2: Media Blitz (21 
pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Roust, Jam, Bux, Marita
Guest Stars:	Peter Parker, J. Jonah Jameson, Robbie 
Robertson
Villains:	The Purple Man, Flag Smasher, the 
Destabilizers
Other Characters:	Dr. Marcus Arlington III
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Cross, Cruz
	Inks: Bud LaRosa
	Colors: Mike Thomas
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Jam takes Nate to a women's basketball game,

to thank him for fixing her arm. One of the 
Destabilizers appears: they are terrorists 
against nationalism. Nate reads his mind, 
realizes he has accomplices, shorts out all the 
electronics with a psi-burst, then picks them 
off one by one. He gets good press on TV and 
in the Bugle, over Jameson's objection.
	He finds Roust in the loft, and tells him he 
can't resurrect his brother. He watches the 
reports about him and sees a mother whose 
son he couldn't cure, so he blows up the TV. 
Dr. Arlington says Nate read his mind to cure 
Jam and offers to teach him to do more. He 
refuses this "calling", until Bux leads a parade 
to the loft, and the crowd changes his mind.
	Flag Smasher promised the Destabilizers 
promised they'd never go to jail: he rigged 
them to blow up as they are taken in. His ally, 
the Purple Man, is displeased and makes him 
jump off a cliff. Then he has his chauffeur, 
Bux, drive on.


Issue:	X-Man 36
Date:	Mar-98
Story:	Messiah Complex Part 3: Falling Star (22 
pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Roust, Jam, Bux, Marita
Guest Stars:	AOA Forge, Soaron, Jason Wyngarde (all in

flashback)
Villains:	The Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave); AOA 
Sinister, Holocaust (both in flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Chriscross
	Inks: Bud LaRosa
Synopsis:	Nate has a nightmare: he is publicly lauded 
for stopping the terrorists (last iss.), then 
condemned for not saving the terrorists. He 
wakes, dumpster-dives for breakfast, then 
manipulates the angry crowd's minds to get 
back to the loft. He telepathically eavesdrops 
on his friends: they are worried because Bux 
is missing. He finds her, meditating: the Purple 
Man has used her as bait, and offers to ally 
with Nate, who attacks him but fails to make 
contact.
	Killgrave ends his illusions, including that of 
Jam's regenerated arm (iss. 34). He 
commands Nate to share his memories with 
him, then says all he wants is his family back. 
Nate creates a TK shield against Killgrave's 
pheromones, reads his mind, and finds not 
love of family but lust for power. He 
commands him to undo it all, but Killgrave 
can't raise the dead: he just points out the 
ruins all around them.
	Nate lowers his guard for a moment, and 
Killgrave disappears. Jam is disconsolate; Nate 
is a failure.


Issue:	X-Man 37
Date:	Apr-98
Story:	Breaking Point (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Roust, Jam, Bux, Marita
Guest Stars:	Peter Parker (Spider-Man); Gwen Stacey, 
Mary Jane Watson-Parker (both in flashback); 
AOA Gwen Stacey
Villains:	the Green Goblin (in flashback); Psi-Ops 
Gauntlet
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Chriscross
	Inks: Bud LaRosa
	Colors: Mike Thomas, Mark Bernardo
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Spider-Man accosts Nate atop the Brooklyn 
Bridge, where Gwen died. He tells him not to 
mess with people's minds: But Nate wipes all 
memory of himself from everyone. He offers 
the same to Jam, who refuses. The loft creeps 
with strange creatures in the wake of 
Threnody, whom Nate now senses in the 
underground tunnels.
	Spider-Man attacks him, to stop this mental 
violation and to prevent Nate from 
overloading himself. But Nate power swirls 
around, and suddenly AOA Gwen is there, 
with a big gun. Nate apologizes for 
materializing this memory; just then Gauntlet 
attacks them. Gwen falls off the bridge; Peter 
rescues her, this time.
	Nate can't psychically sense Gauntlet, so he 
uses the bridge cables against them. They 
attack him from behind and capture him, but 
Spider-Man returns.


Issue:	X-Man 38
Date:	May-98
Story:	Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide? (21 
pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	Roust, Madelyne Pryor II
Guest Stars:	Peter Parker (Spider-Man)
Villains:	Psi-Ops Gauntlet including (Cinder, see iss.

44) Fontaine
Other Characters:	Dr. Marcus Arlington III
Credits:	Writer: Terry Kavanagh
	Pencils: Chriscross, Ariel Olivetti
	Inks: Mahlstedt, Bobillo, Caesar, Sosa
	Colors: Mike Thomas
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Kiff 
Scholl
	Editor: Jaye Gardner
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate uses all his psi-powers, but these 
Gauntlet soldiers are shielded, and he is 
choked and drowned in the East River. Spider-
Man fares better, fending off the soldiers 
above the Brooklyn Bridge. He sees Nate 
captive, and webs his captor.
	Nate quits feigning defeat and splits open the 
soldiers' armor, reads one's mind, and learns 
that they are operatives for Gauntlet, just 
before they fail-safe zip away.
	Spider-Man stops Nate from tracking them: 
he needs help shoring up the bridge and 
preventing the deaths of motorists, who curse 
them as muties and freaks.
	Dr. Arlington does healings in the Third 
World, using powers absorbed from Nate.
	Nate apologizes to Spider-Man for reminding 
him about Gwen. Nowhere to turn, he 
subconsciously summons Maddie, who gladly 
returns to him.



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