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Issue:	X-Man 63
Date:	May-00
Story:	No Direction Home Part 1 (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Forge
Villains:	Scratch; the Gauntlet including Beckham,
Lau, 
Helen Burnside, Glass, Yoshida
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Warren Ellis, Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Christie Scheele
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
	Special Thanks To: Tim Bradstreet
Synopsis:	Note: here begins X-Man as a "Counter X" 
book.
	Forge flies his ornithopter to meet Mr. 
Scratch, in a futuristic New York City. He has 
been a busy inventor and a war victim. ("They 
held me down and made me watch as a 
French girl with red eyes ate my hand.")
	Scratch is a servant of the queen, with brain 
damage; he takes Forge by subway to show 
him that they built his greatest invention, then 
he kills him to keep it secret.
	Beckham is a dictatorial businessman, who is 
killed in the elevator by a creature exploding 
from inside his body, while his assistant Helen 
watches. She screams all the way to the 
hospital.
	Nate (sporting a new look, similar to the 
urban punk Calvin Klein model on the back 
cover) arrives, psychically calms her down, 
and asks for information. He is self-appointed 
shaman for the mutants of this world, and 
isn't quite human any more.
	Helen takes him to a building where her 
organization is holed up. It is a tesseract 
(bigger on the inside), with a big guard, 
whom Nate mentally shuts down. He 
announces himself to the inner group of 
mutants, who have stirred up something 
deadly.


Issue:	X-Man 64
Date:	Jun-00
Story:	No Direction Home Part 2: Nowhere to Hide 
(22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Gauntlet including Helen Burnside, Yoshida;
a 
Broken Man
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Warren Ellis, Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Christie Scheele
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate breaks through Gauntlet's telepathic 
blocks and makes them talk. They are a 
(Skull-and-Bones-like) group of rich, 
powerful mutants who have rejected the 
Xavier-Magneto debate and gone exploring 
alternate universes, both heavenly and hellish. 
In the broken universes, they disturbed 
something big and purple, with an external 
spine, which breaks through. Gauntlet 
scatters, leaving Nate to fight it alone. The 
monster wants vengeance but won't say why. 
Nate severs its arm and beats it back, for now.


Issue:	X-Man 65
Date:	Jul-00
Story:	No Direction Home Part 3: Lost Worlds (22 
pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Gauntlet including Yoshida; a Broken Man
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Warren Ellis, Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Christie Scheele
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate stands in the imploded ruins of 
Gauntlet's headquarters, and wipes the minds 
of witnesses. He links together with Gauntlet's 
minds and makes them admit they did 
something heinous in one of the broken 
universes, and a native wants revenge.
	Nate calls them idiots, the goes down to the 
broken universe to fix things. He finds the 
Broken Man, who doesn't trust him. He says 
Gauntlet trapped them there and stole their 
children, and he throws a rock at Nate.


Issue:	X-Man 66
Date:	Aug-00
Story:	No Direction Home Part (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Gauntlet including Yoshida, Helen Burnside; 
Broken Men
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Warren Ellis, Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Christie Scheele
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Jason 
Levine
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Nate, fed up with the Broken Man's "bile and

ellipses," reads his mind to get some answers. 
Gauntlet took their children to grow human 
organs to sell, and trapped the adults there. 
Five weeks our time, and a century of theirs, 
they adapted their species enough to break 
through the barrier. One volunteered to go 
wreak vengeance, but failed.
	Nate goes in his stead, and demands the 
children back from Gauntlet. Helen helps him, 
but they realize the children are already dead. 
Nate reaches out with his mind and executes 
all the Gauntlet by incineration, except Helen, 
who was the one that suggested they take the 
children in the first place. He sends her down 
to the broken universe, then buries the dead 
children.


Issue:	X-Man 67
Date:	Sep-00
Story:	The Infinities of Evil Part 1: Further Down the

Spiral (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Madelyn Pryor, Scratch
Other Characters:	Qabiri, Melchior
Credits:	Writer: Warren Ellis, Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Christie Scheele
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Jason 
Levine
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	On a higher plane, Qabiri realizes the 
imperfect universes are able to reach up, so 
they must be forced to choose perfection or 
destruction. Over the objections of his peers, 
he goes down spiral as missionary-soldier.
	Six months ago: Nate dreams of himself 
destroying Quito, Ecuador. He is staying with 
Maddie in Buenos Aires; she's been taking him 
around the world. He knows he has used his 
power but doesn't remember how. Maddie 
offhandedly kills a beggar child. He sees a 
paper saying Quito was destroyed and realizes 
he did it and goes there. Maddie too easily 
convinces him to take her along.
	Above the city, he sees he has sketched 
Maddie's face in the destruction. She tries to 
continue her control of him, but he resists, 
saying he made her (iss. 25). She reveals she's 
not that Maddie but came through her like a 
door. She's the real Madelyne Pryor and has 
been slowly taking over his mind. She has him 
to take her home, to a futuristic Manhattan 
(see iss. 63), where Scratch greets them.


Issue:	X-Man 68
Date:	Oct-00
Story:	The Infinities of Evil Part 2: Danger Signs (22

pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey (AOA)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Madelyn Pryor, Scratch
Other Characters:	alternate Nate Grey 998
Credits:	Writer: Warren Ellis, Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Christie Scheele
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Jason 
Levine
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Six months ago on Earth 998, Nate and 
Maddie are greeted by Scratch. He says 
Maddie, the Queen, has been "fishing" for 
Nates for eight years, since the Maker (see iss. 
63) made a machine to travel to other worlds.
	In the palace, servants prepare Nate to be 
knighted. Maddie can manipulate him, having 
got him to create a shell for her to inhabit on 
his earth. She telepathically shows him the 
double helix of alternate worlds and says her 
original Nate self-destructed, so she has 
finally found on that worked, and he is her 
weapon.
	She brings forth a spy and orders him to kill 
her. She disintegrates, though Nate says he 
didn't do it. Maddie says they conquer Asia 
tomorrow, but he flies away, following a voice 
in his head around the world, and finds 
another Nate.


Issue:	X-Man 69
Date:	Nov-00
Story:	The Infinities of Evil Part 3: Double Vision
(22 
pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey (AOA)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Madelyn Pryor, Scratch
Other Characters:	alternate Nate Grey 998
Credits:	Writer: Warren Ellis, Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Christie Scheele
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Saida, 
Wes
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The Asian army is attacking, and one of 
Maddie's Black Knights resents having to die 
to defend her, so Scratch kills him with his 
bare hands.
	Nate 998 introduces himself to Nate AOA. 
Nate AOA is suspicious and attacks him but 
gets knocked back, then Nate 998 opens his 
mind and explains that Maddie has lured 
many alternate Nates there, then killed them 
all when she found them defective. Nate 998 
survived and has tried to help, although he 
admits he is insane. He has formed a hidden 
tribe and become their shaman. He takes Nate 
AOA there, shows him Forge's preserved 
corpse, and gets him to animate it, to reveal 
Maddie's secrets. It explains that Maddie 
ruled the world as her empire but died at the 
end of the 19th century and, contrary to her 
expectations, did not resurrect. The world 
dissolved in war, and then Maddie returned 
and began to reconquer it. Forge made devices 
to let her see and travel to other universes. 
They became lovers, and she admitted she was 
actually an alternate Jean Grey.
	Scratch interrupts, destroys the corpse, and 
makes threats.


Issue:	X-Man 70
Date:	Dec-00
Story:	The Infinities of Evil Finale: Worlds Without 
End (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey (AOA)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Madelyn Pryor, Scratch
Other Characters:	alternate Nate Grey 998
Credits:	Writer: Warren Ellis, Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Christie Scheele
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Troy 
Peteri
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Two Nates can't take down Scratch, while his

soldiers kill villagers. Our Nate blasts away 
impetuously, and Scratch breaks his spine 
with one blow, then crushes Nate 998's throat 
and says no mutant power can effect him.
	Nate 998, dying, transfers the brand that 
keeps his body from destroying itself to our 
Nate, then dissolves. Scratch brings our Nate 
to Maddie; he is crippled, but his power is 
intact, and she telepathically orders him to 
destroy Asia. A huge fireball grows across the 
east, but it's just an illusion, and Maddie 
realizes she has the wrong Nate. She kills 
Scratch's guards, pulls the real Nate's location 
from this one's mind, destroys him, and 
orders Scratch to prepare the Engines of God 
and then execute himself.
	Our Nate in 998's form is back on our earth, 
unconscious in an alley, where a woman 
takes him in till he recovers.
	Scratch tells Maddie he knows she's Jean; she 
attacks but can't harm him. He suggests they 
wed and rule together; then Nate interrupts 
and destroys the Engines: Maddie/Jean is 
confined to this universe. She confronts Nate; 
he says, "A Jean Grey gone bad is an 
omnivore." She sucks the life force out of all 
her followers and attacks again; he says Nate 
998 fixed him, and he gives her the power she 
wanted, but it is too much and destroys her 
city.
	Six months later on our earth, Nate heals one 
mutant who killed another, and says he is the 
shaman of all mutants as his tribe.


Issue:	X-Man 71
Date:	Jan-01
Story:	Fearful Symmetries Part 1 (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Burning Tiger (Qabiri)
Other Characters:	Jeremy, Margo, Sister Perpetua,
Nicola 
Zeitgeist, Citydweller, Prof. X (Nate Xavier), 
alt. Thor, Technocrat (Randy)
Credits:	Writer: Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Christie Scheele
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's TP
	Asst. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	Thirty years ago in Kansas, a meteorite
makes 
a big crater near two geriatric adulterers. 
They hear a baby inside and open it, but then 
flee in horror and turn to stone. Kansas burns.
	Present: Nate offers to help a nun who put out 
her own eyes because she saw visions. He says 
she's a mutant, gets her to trust him, and takes 
her flying, letting her see through his eyes. 
She tells him about her visions of horrible 
demons attacking humanity. He thinks she's 
seeing alternate earths and asks to trigger a 
vision, to see if he can cure her.
	The vision: Zeitgeist observes a ruined White 
House, Citydweller a ruined New York. Prof. 
X (alt. Nate) and Thor attack Qabiri: Thor by 
main force; he gets pureed; Xavier by creating 
a dreamball. Qabiri says X and Zeitgeist have 
the power to travel to other worlds and are 
therefore a threat to his. Technocrat devises 
scorpions to eat Qabiri's force field. Zeitgeist 
arrives and blasts him.
	Perpetua, who is Zeitgeist's alternate, appears 
and offers to help Citydweller. Nate catches 
Zeitgeist, whose power was cut off by Qabiri. 
X is dead; Nate assembles the remaining 
group and prepares for Qabiri's attack.


Issue:	X-Man 72
Date:	Feb-01
Story:	Fearful Symmetries Part 2 (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Burning Tiger (Qabiri)
Other Characters:	Sister Perpetua; the Protectorate:
Citydweller, 
Nicola Zeitgeist, Technocrat (Randy), White 
Bird (Amara), Nightfighter; alt. Thor, Prof. X 
(Nate Xavier) (both in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Christie Scheele
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's DG
	Asst. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	On Earth 253: Citydweller says Qabiri 
appeared in Times Square an hour ago and 
started burning all the world's cities. The 
Protectorate confronted him, he demanded 
their world-walkers, blasted a few of them, 
then flew away to destroy more cities.
	Citydweller dies; Zeitgeist says she's the spirit 
of the age, so if it dies, she does, too. She says 
their Prof. X was Nate Xavier, our Nate says 
that explains a lot, then goes to talk to Qabiri.
	Nightfighter is rounding up the few survivors 
on Earth and taking them to their space 
station Foldcastle.
	Nate finds Qabiri, who immediately blasts him 
and is shocked to see it had no effect. They 
call each other insane, Qabiri for wanting to 
destroy every earth less evolved than his, Nate 
for thinking he's a shaman. They prepare to 
fight.
	Zeitgeist sees Qabiri fall to earth and gets 
Technocrat to port them there: Nebraska, 
which is on fire, and Technocrat overloads 
from the heat and explodes. Zeitgeist climbs 
down the crater to make sure Qabiri is dead, 
then realizes it's Nate. Qabiri explodes the 
world, making ours now Earth 611.


Issue:	X-Man 73
Date:	Mar-01
Story:	Fearful Symmetries Part 3 (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Burning Tiger (Qabiri)
Other Characters:	Sister Perpetua; Nicola Zeitgeist,
Hassan, Idris
Credits:	Writer: Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Digital Chameleon
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Jason 
Levine
	Asst. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	Nate flees with Zeitgeist and Perpetua, and 
they find themselves on a broken world of 
molten acid. They find Hassan there, who also 
looks like Zeitgeist and Perpetua.
	Qabiri gets to our earth, Edinburgh, to be 
precise, and burns people, demanding to 
know where Nate is.
	Nate realizes the three women aren't 
alternates but pieces of one whole. He forces 
them together, and they become Idris, just as 
Qabiri arrives and attacks. Idris beats him off, 
then flees again with Nate. She had fled 
Qabiri's world and scattered herself among 
the universes. Nate wants to go reassemble 
her, hoping to learn something that can stop 
Qabiri.


Issue:	X-Man 74
Date:	Apr-01
Story:	Fearful Symmetries Part 4 (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Burning Tiger (Qabiri), Melchior
Other Characters:	Idris
Credits:	Writer: Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Quique Alcatena
	Colors: Digital Chameleon
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/OG
	Asst. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	At the high end of the chain of parallel
earths 
is the Brilliant City: perfect and unchanging, 
till Nate and Idris arrive. The inhabitants 
confront them; Nate tells them to stop Qabiri, 
but they disavow him. Nate leaves to avoid a 
fight, and finds Qabiri about to destroy Earth 
611. He says he wants to talk; Qabiri blasts 
him, but he's just a telepathic projection. He 
threatens to destroy the Brilliant City unless 
Qabiri chases him down. He says he was 
recently on a lower earth, where change was 
constant and life precious; he wonders if that 
isn't better than the unfeeling Brilliant City.
	Melchior attacks Idris, contaminated by the 
lower earths. Nate rescues her and warns that 
Qabiri is right behind him. They attack him, 
also contaminated, so Nate has time to restore 
Idris's missing parts. He says she's a mutant, a 
changed being in a changeless place.
	Qabiri demolishes the city; Nate tells the 
inhabitants to do what Idris did: to look up. 
Great beings look down upon the spiral of 
earths, and even the Brilliant City is a broken 
world to them. Arrogance collapses, as does 
Qabiri; Idris decides to leave and be Sister 
Perpetua, and Nate helps her forget.


Issue:	X-Man 75
Date:	May-01
Story:	Till the End of the World (39 pages)
Feature Characters:	Nate Grey
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	a Harvester
Other Characters:	Mike, Carla; Jeremy, Margo (in
flashback)
Credits:	Writer: Steven Grant
	Pencils, Inks: Quique Alcatena
	Cover: Ariel Olivetti
	Colors: Digital Chameleon
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Saida!
	Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	In a sunflower field in Kansas, Mike and
Carla 
are running away. They are confronted by a 
Harvester, exuding energy; Mike blasts it but 
only hurts Carla as a side effect. Carla decides 
she doesn't want to see the world but wants to 
stay and be happy, but Mike knows her mind 
has been destroyed. He agrees to go back, but 
not before burning a mayday in the field.
	Nate, orbiting the earth, sees it and descends 
to Picayune, Kansas. He masks his presence, 
but Mike sees him anyway, freaks, and blasts 
him. Nate explains he's the mutant shaman, 
come to help. Mike explains the town has 
been under mind-control for years, since the 
arrival of the editor of the Picayune Sun, who 
sees and blasts Nate. Nate tries to read its 
mind and realizes it's an alien; they fight, but 
the alien tells Nate to look and understand 
what it is. Nate leaves, to get perspective, and 
realizes its energy is interwoven throughout 
the world. He returns; the alien says its race 
has observed the solar system since before it 
formed. They seeded the primeval Earth with 
mitochondria (cf. Star Wars Episode I), 
spurring life. The harvest is now ripe.
	The Harvester arrived thirty years ago (iss. 
71), analyzed the genetic structure of two 
humans, and formed a body. Since then it has 
spread its net throughout all mitochondria.
	Nate offers himself instead, but the alien 
doesn't want strange power. Nate takes Mike 
to the highway, then goes back to stop the 
alien, who has begun to harvest and powder 
the humans in town. It warns Nate that 
destroying it will destroy the world; Nate 
plans to turn all his power on himself, instead, 
making both of them into beings of pure 
energy, and his "tainted" energy will poison 
the world for the aliens. They both dissolve, 
becoming part of every living creature.
	Mike observes and sees that everything has 
changed. Nate has opened his mind so he can 
be the next shaman; he says goodbye to Carla.
	The series ends.

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