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Index to X-Men Volume II
Version 2.0, last modified January 21, 2001
by Robert Diehl (rfdiehl@yahoo.com)

Note: UXM = Uncanny X-Men.



Issue:	X-Men II:1
Date:	Oct-91
Story:	Rubicon (39 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey,
Beast, Archangel, 
Iceman, Storm, Wolverine, Banshee, Colossus, 
Rogue, Psylocke, Forge, Gambit, Jubilee
Regular Characters:	Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	Col. Nick Fury, Chief Magistrate Anderson
Villains:	Magneto and his Acolytes including Fabian 
Cortez, Maj. Harry Delgado
Other Characters:	Nance, Sasha, Deke
Credits:	Writer & Pencils: Chris Claremont, Jim Lee
	Inks: Scott Williams
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Joe Rosas 
	Asst. Editor: Suzanne Gaffney
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	In space above Russia, one shuttle pursues 
another, lasers blasting. Magneto appears and 
rips them apart, refusing to allow battle near 
his Asteroid M. The first shuttle calls: they are 
mutants who want him to lead them. He 
protests that those days are over, but they say 
he can't abandon his people.
	Russia notices Magneto's energy signature, 
notifies Washington, and initiates Stage One 
of the Magneto Protocols.
	Xavier has recently returned from space 
(UXM 275) and now plans for the future. The 
X-Men test Forge's defense systems: Bobby is 
knocked down by missiles; Rogue leads them 
around to destroy their launchers; Warren 
tosses Piotr into the mansion, but Jean stops 
him telepathically. Sean notices a second 
assault team below the mansion and sends 
robots to attack; Rogue is knocked out by a 
second wave of missiles. Remy sneaks off 
alone, gets to Jean, and kisses her. She 
explodes: a robot decoy. Telepathically 
masked by Betsy, Logan rips up through the 
floor and tags the real Xavier, putting his 
claws dangerously near his head and 
angering Scott. Logan goes off in a huff, while 
Scott tests the upgraded Danger Room.
	Fury briefs the X-Men about Magneto. Rogue 
says they shouldn't assume he's going to 
attack (they shared a moment, UXM 274-
275). Xavier adopts Scott's plan to split the 
team into two strike forces.
	Magneto stops his new guests from fighting. 
Deke shoots a mutant just as she asks for 
sanctuary; Magneto turns Deke's gun against 
himself. Cortez, calling the humans 
"flatscans," has a proposition.
	Cerebro detects Magneto in the mid-Atlantic, 
so Xavier sends the Blue Team (Scott, Hank, 
Logan, Rogue, Remy, Betsy) on the new 
Blackbird.
	Magneto has raised the Leningrad, the sub he 
sank (UXM 150): he wants the nuclear 
missiles for self-defense. He stops the 
Blackbird in mid-flight; the X-Men attack and 
get their heads handed to them. Logan starts 
to go berserk, so Scott blasts Magneto out of 
his way. He lands among the bones of the 
sub's crew, which gives him pause, but he 
rallies, takes the missiles, and flies away. 
Rogue goes after him to talk, not fight, but 
Russian jets shoot her down, making 
Magneto's point for him. He detonates one 
missile and disrupts electronics across Russia, 
then returns to his asteroid. He is bleeding 
from Logan's claws; Cortez uses his power to 
heal him. 
	The X-Men search for Rogue; Xavier contacts 
them: he got a phone call from Genosha, 
saying she landed there. Cortez has formed 
the Acolytes, including Delgado, who led the 
Russians but switched sides. They rampage 
through Hammer Bay to get Rogue as ally or 
as prisoner. The X-Men arrive and give battle. 
	Magneto arrives and orates: "All my life, I 
have seen people slaughtered wholesale for no 
more reason than the Deity they worshipped, 
or the color of their skin--or the presence in 
their DNA of an extra, special gene. ? 
Henceforth, I declare Asteroid M a sovereign 
world. Home and haven to mutantkind."
	Sean finds Moira crying, saying this is all her 
fault.


Issue:	X-Men II:2
Date:	Nov-91
Story:	Firestorm (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey,
Beast, Archangel, 
Iceman, Storm, Wolverine, Banshee, Colossus, 
Rogue, Psylocke, Forge, Gambit
Regular Characters:	Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	Col. Nick Fury, Val Cooper, Chief
Magistrate 
Anderson
Villains:	Magneto and his Acolytes including Fabian 
Cortez, Chrome; Alpha the Ultimate Mutant 
(in flashback); Gen. Akhronayev; Matsu'o 
Tsurayaba
Other Characters:	Alexyev, Dmitri
Credits:	Writer & Pencils: Chris Claremont, Jim Lee
	Inks: Scott Williams
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Joe Rosas 
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Magneto defends his Acolytes, even though 
they have just attacked a hospital, and Rogue 
says he's proving the anti-mutant bigots right. 
He uses steel beams to take down an assault 
helicopter, specially made from plastics, and 
pushes the X-Men into the basement to rescue 
the patients. Rogue flies at him, but he tosses 
her into the bay. Betsy tries to get Cortez, but 
he parries her blow, then uses his mutant 
power to greatly enhance hers.
	At the UN, Val and Fury observe. Alexyev is 
angry about a nuclear detonation over Russia, 
but the Chinese want to make peace with 
Magneto. Anderson calls from Genosha, 
furious. Russia demands they implement the 
Magneto Protocols.
	Betsy falls under the flood of anti-mutant 
thoughts; Hank rescues her from the mob. 
Remy cracks Cortez across the back of the 
skull with his quarterstaff.
	Magneto has Scott and Logan wrapped up 
and demands the mutants stop squabbling. He 
tries to get Rogue to trust him; meanwhile, 
Betsy sneaks up and plunges her enhanced 
psychic knife through his armor. Rogue is 
about to finish him off when Chrome encases 
the X-Men in metal. Magneto lifts everyone to 
Asteroid M, now guarded by Soviet nukes. He 
chides Cortez for starting this mess; Cortez 
says he found an anomaly: someone altered 
Magneto's DNA.
	The Soviets launch a plasma cannon.
	Xavier goes to Moira, crying in the boathouse, 
which Magneto enters and lifts into the 
stratosphere while Forge and Sean watch 
helplessly. Magneto wants answers: he was 
regressed to childhood by his own creation 
(Defenders 16), and cared for by Moira until 
an alien restored him (UXM 104). He 
demands to know what she did to him; she 
refuses to answer, so he pushes Xavier 
through the wall and into space until she 
confesses.
	On Asteroid M, in front of Acolytes and X-
Men, she says his body was unable to handle 
its own power, resulting in a mental 
imbalance. She tried to stabilize his genetic 
matrix to save him, as she was unable to do 
for her son (Proteus, UXM 126-128). 
Magneto takes her by the throat, furious that 
she played God with him. Every decision he 
made since then is now suspect. He encases 
her in metal, to force her to perform the same 
process on the X-Men and make them his 
allies.
	In the Sakhalin Islands, Russian soldiers sell 
Omega Red's container to Matsu'o, who 
double-crosses and kills them.
	Scott tells Xavier his team has joined Magneto.
	In Westchester, Ororo's team uses Danger 
Room simulations but can't see how to defeat 
them, Magneto, and the Acolytes all at once. 
Fury informs them Stage 3 of the Magneto 
Protocols have been activated, so a de facto 
state of war exists. He suggests the X-Men 
move quickly.


Issue:	X-Men II:3
Date:	Dec-91
Story:	Fallout! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey,
Beast, Archangel, 
Iceman, Storm, Wolverine, Banshee, Colossus, 
Rogue, Psylocke, Forge, Gambit
Regular Characters:	Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	Col. Nick Fury, Val Cooper, Chief
Magistrate 
Anderson
Villains:	Magneto and his Acolytes including Fabian 
Cortez, Harry Delgado
Other Characters:	Ambassador Kamanev
Credits:	Writer & Pencils: Chris Claremont, Jim Lee
	Inks: Scott Williams
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Joe Rosas 
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Forge has rigged an invisible, non-metallic 
glider to let the X-Men approach Asteroid M 
without being detected. Ororo uses her power 
to draw wind high into space. Meanwhile, the 
UN positions its plasma cannon. Magneto 
must be destroyed at all costs.
	Fury warns Jean, saying humanity is scared of 
all the super-beings that have popped up. 
Through her psi-link with Scott, Jean knows 
his conversion is genuine. Cortez suggests the 
same for Xavier, but Magneto wants him 
broken, not turned. When Moira protests, he 
covers her mouth with metal, then yells at her 
for manipulating him. He falters, ill, pushes 
Moira away, and lets Cortez reenergize him. 
	Scott's team relaxes on the asteroid; Remy 
wants to risk touching Rogue, but she flies off. 
Logan sneaks away, and only Hank notices.
	Jean exhausts herself, telekinetically pulling 
the glider to the asteroid. Logan reaches 
Moira, says he knows the glider is coming, 
and unsheathes his claws. Bobby super-
freezes the wall of the asteroid, and Piotr 
punches through it. Xavier meets them. His 
and Jean's telepathy is being inhibited, so Scott 
sneaks up, kisses Jean, and then blasts her. 
	X-Men fight X-Men and Acolytes: Delgado 
smashes Piotr; Hank rejoins the good guys and 
stomps Delgado. Remy whups Sean; Forge 
shoots him, but he deflects the shots; Bobby 
gets Remy, then Betsy stabs his brain. That 
was a mistake: he uncontrollably blasts ice 
and gets her. Jean's psi-link to Scott lets her 
anticipate his blasts, but she is tiring. Rogue, 
also reconverted, blocks one for her. 
	Magneto arrives, saying he should have 
known nothing could make the X-Men his 
allies. Scott blasts him, angry at having been 
manipulated. An Acolyte shoots him, then 
Magneto stops the battle. 
	Xavier tells Magneto his way will always be 
tainted with blood and rage; Magneto chokes 
him, then collapses. Logan stands ready to 
finish him, but he's no murderer. Moira says 
her process failed when the X-Men used their 
mutant powers and reverted to their natural 
state; therefore Magneto had never been 
under her control. She warns him that 
Cortez's treatments are harming him. 
	Cortez escapes in a pod, takes control of the 
plasma cannon, and fires. Magneto puts up a 
shield; Xavier says he should evacuate with 
the X-Men, but he stands with his Acolytes 
and pushes Xavier into the glider, mentally 
saying he is saving the X-Men because his 
mission is to protect mutants. He has no 
quarrel with them, as long as they don't 
oppose him. Explosions engulf the asteroid, 
and the X-Men return home.


Issue:	X-Men II:4
Date:	Jan-92
Story:	The Resurrection and the Flesh (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Beast,
Wolverine, Banshee, 
Rogue, Jubilee, Gambit
Regular Characters:	Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Omega Red (Arkady Gregorivich Rossovich) 
and gunmen, Matsu'o Tsurayaba; Fenris 
(Andrea and Andreas von Strucker); Magneto, 
Kevin MacTaggert (both in flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer & Pencils: Lee, Byrne
	Inks: Williams
	Letters: Orzechowski
	Colors: Rosas 
	Editor: Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: DeFalco
Synopsis:	On a volcanic island in the South Pacific, 
twenty men lay hands on Omega Red. They 
die; he rises. Technicians say the mutant death 
factor is under control, but then they are also 
killed. Matsu'o shows Omega Red a photo of 
Logan, his old enemy.
	Logan, Remy, Jubilee, and Rogue are playing 
basketball. Remy wins, too easily, and Rogue 
thinks he's cheating. They quarrel; Logan 
ruins the basket, and Remy charges the ball. 
He hits Rogue with it, then tries to kiss her, so 
she pushes him away.
	Moira has a nightmare: her son falls off a 
cliff. She tries to save him, but he turns into 
Magneto, and dark forces grab her. Sean goes 
to her; Xavier mindlinks them (his broken jaw 
is wired shut). She is distraught over her 
failure, and they try to convince her to stay 
among friends, but she decides to go, leaving 
Sean behind. 	
	In Berlin, Matsu'o plots with Fenris, who want 
to become Upstart Dominant and thereby 
immortal.
	Remy takes Rogue out to a restaurant for their 
first official date: her in a gown, riding on the 
back of his motorcycle. Hank (for whom 
Forge has recreated an image inducer), Logan, 
and Jubilee tag along in a jeep. Remy tries to 
lose them; a wire is stretched across the road 
and hits Rogue in the neck. Gunmen destroy 
Remy's bike, then attack the jeep, which 
crashes. The X-Men try to fight back; Omega 
Red knocks out all but Logan, whom he 
strangles in his tentacles. Thugs masquerading 
as ambulance drivers bundle the other X-Men 
up, as Moira rides past in a cab.


Issue:	X-Men II:5
Date:	Feb-92
Story:	Blowback (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey,
Beast, Archangel, 
Iceman, Storm, Wolverine, Banshee, Colossus, 
Rogue, Psylocke, Jubilee, Forge, Gambit 
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Maverick (David North), Dazzler (Alison 
Blaire), Lila Cheney, Longshot
Villains:	Omega Red and gunmen, Upstarts Matsu'o 
Tsurayaba, Fenris; Dr. Cornelius; Victor Creed 
(in flashback); Mojo, Spiral
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Jim Lee, John Byrne
	Pencils: Jim Lee
	Inks: Scott Williams, Art Thibert, Bob Wiacek, 
Joe Rubinstein
	Letters: Tom, Lois
	Colors: Joe Rosas 
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Cerebro sounds an alarm; Forge, Scott,
Piotr, 
and Betsy run to the Blackbird. Hank, Rogue, 
Jubilee, and Remy wake up in the ambulance, 
and Remy has a literal ace up his sleeve and 
frees them. Rogue flies ahead to the 
ambulance holding Logan, but gunmen shoot 
her down. Jubilee and Hank manage to drive 
off the road, while the Blackbird attacks. Betsy 
warns Scott and Piotr to get away, just as the 
gunmen blow themselves up. Piotr emerges 
from the wreckage with Logan's mask.
	Logan battles Omega Red in a snow bank, 
while the Upstarts observe their stamina. They 
call off Omega Red; Logan, half-dead, 
remembers seeing him in Berlin thirty years 
ago. Cornelius rigs Logan for a mind probe; 
the Upstarts want to recreate the 
carbonadium synthesizer. 
	Xavier briefs the X-Men, and sends the Blue 
Team after Logan while the Gold Team meets 
with Emma Frost (UXM 281). Jubilee insists 
on tagging along; Sean leaves to go after 
Moira; Forge plays chess with Xavier while 
they wait.
	Maverick breaks into the lab, turns out the 
lights, and frees Logan, who grabs a canister 
and makes a run for it. Cornered by Omega 
Red, he slashes through the wall, jumps out of 
the building, and disappears from sight. 
Maverick gets him and tells him to rest. The 
X-Men arrive, and Maverick leaves them to 
their fate.
	In Malibu, Lila tries to make Dazzler 
remember her past, but she has amnesia. 
Longshot crashes in and kisses her, and Lila 
ports them away when Spiral shows up.


Issue:	X-Men II:6
Date:	Mar-92
Story:	Farther Still (21 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Beast, Wolverine, Rogue,
Psylocke, 
Jubilee, Gambit
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Maverick, Lila Cheney, Longshot, Dazzler
Villains:	the Hand, Omega Red, Matsu'o Tsurayaba, 
Sabretooth and Birdy, Mojo, Major Domo, 
Fenris, Dr. Cornelius
Other Characters:	Janice Hollenbeck (in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Jim Lee
	Inks: Art Thibert
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Joe Rosas 
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Jubilee, Hank, and Scott fight past ninja 
guards, but then Omega Red attacks them. 
Carbonadium, a flexible alloy similar to 
adamantium, conducts his mutant death 
factor, and he has lethal pheromones on the 
side. 
	Everyone is looking for Logan. Maverick has 
him; unconscious, he remembers working 
with him and Creed to disrupt the super 
soldier program, Creed killing the scientist 
Janice, and all of them jumping ten stories to 
escape Omega Red.
	Mojo co-opts Lila's teleport and orders his 
guards to attack. Lila suggests Dazzler 
remember how to user her light power, 
quickly. Longshot insists Mojo is not above the 
law, and an alien helps them escape down a 
chute. They get to Longshot's rebel base, and 
he kisses Dazzler, trying to jog her memory.
	Fenris and their ninjas attack the X-Men; their 
bioelectric blast fells Remy; Matsu'o takes 
control of Betsy by post-hypnotic suggestion; 
she uses her psionic knife to knock out Rogue.
	Through shared psionic rapport, Logan feels 
Betsy's pain and wakes up. He pops claws on 
Maverick, his memory having been erased. An 
alarm distracts him, and Maverick knocks 
him away, then pulls a gun to arrest him. 
Logan points out Creed is the one who tripped 
the alarm.
	Creed and Birdy meet with Matsu'o, who has 
an X-Man collection. He vaguely remembers 
Omega Red, and he has tussled with Remy 
before. He takes Betsy to track Logan, who 
convinces Maverick to free him, since he can't 
beat Creed alone. Turns out they can't beat 
him together, either, and Creed drags them 
back to Matsu'o. Matsu'o offers the X-Men to 
Omega Red, until they can stabilize his 
metabolism with the carbonadium 
synthesizer.


Issue:	X-Men II:7
Date:	Apr-92
Story:	Inside? Out! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Beast, Wolverine, Rogue,
Psylocke, 
Jubilee, Gambit
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Maverick, Longshot, Dazzler
Villains:	Dr. Cornelius, Matsu'o Tsurayaba, Omega 
Red, Fenris, Sabretooth, Mojo, Major Domo
Other Characters:	Janice Hollenbeck (in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Jim Lee
	Inks: Art Thibert
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Joe Rosas 
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Cornelius probes Logan's mind to see what he

did with the carbonadium synthesizer: Logan, 
Creed, and Maverick had infiltrated the 
Russian lab just as they were creating their 
super soldier, Omega Red. 
	Creed has Maverick captive and keeps 
repeating one sentence. Matsu'o realizes what 
happened to the synthesizer and tells 
Cornelius to kill Logan. Betsy attacks, having 
feigned being under Matsu'o's control. She 
makes Omega Red think he has released his 
death factor, then stabs him through the lung. 
	Maverick jumps up, also having feigned 
defeat, and shoots one guard in the head so 
the other gives him directions to the lab. Then 
he shoots him and takes charge of Creed, who 
is under Betsy's mind control.
	Betsy takes out Andrea, but Matsu'o knocks 
her silly. Creed and Maverick go to free the X-
Men, but when Betsy is knocked out, Creed is 
free. Hank kicks him with his leg restraints, 
then uses them to free Jubilee, who blasts 
Creed with fireworks.
	Matsu'o gloats over Betsy, but then Logan 
breaks free. He and Omega Red fight, then the 
X-Men break down the door with Creed's 
body. Scott blasts Matsu'o; Remy throws 
charged debris at Andreas; Rogue takes out 
Omega Red. The lab starts to explode, so Scott 
makes a hole in the roof and has Hank call for 
the Blackbird. 
	In the Mojoverse, Longshot's rebels have been 
defeated, and Dazzler plans to contact the X-
Men.
	At the German embassy, Maverick asks the X-
Men to keep all this quiet. Logan goes to take 
care of unfinished business: Matsu'o has his 
men digging up Janice's grave, since Logan 
had put the synthesizer into her body. But he 
has already put himself in her coffin. 
Cornelius is about to shoot Logan, when 
Maverick shoots him through the head. Logan 
tosses the synthesizer to Maverick, then goes 
to find information about his past.


Issue:	X-Men II:8
Date:	May-92
Story:	Tooth and Claw (20 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey,
Beast, Storm, 
Wolverine, Rogue, Psylocke, Jubilee, Forge, 
Gambit, Bishop
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch), Bella Donna 
Boudreaux
Villains:	
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Jim Lee
	Inks: Lee, Thibert
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Joe Rosas 
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Logan can't get computer access to files
about 
his past in Germany and is irritated when 
Jubilee wants him to meet Bishop, whom 
Ororo has reluctantly accepted onto the team. 
Bishop says Forge will be called Genesis, and 
that Jubilee is the last X-Man.
	Forge is irritated that Ororo hasn't been 
spending time with him. Ororo is irritated that 
Scott went down in history as "the X-Men's 
greatest leader." 
	Bishop recognizes Remy as the Witness (UXM 
287) and commands (!) Xavier to psi-scan 
him to see if he is loyal. Xavier demurs, and 
Jean says it's time for a picnic at the lake.
	Logan gets a one-word answer: "Barrington." 
He feels his mind slipping, full of fake 
memories (Wolverine 30), so Xavier says he 
should focus on the present.
	Jean psi-bolts Scott when she catches him 
gawking at Betsy. Ororo has to get Bishop to 
stand down and reminds him they can't build 
a better future by brutalily. Rogue has 
prepared a picnic basket for Remy, and he 
flirtatiously chases her. She runs smack into 
Bishop, who picks a fight with Remy, who 
charges Rogue's boysenberry pie and throws 
it. Rogue's face gets in the way, and she 
doesn't kill them both but tells Bishop to judge 
Remy as he is, not as he might become.
	Just then, Bella Donna appears and blasts all 
three of them. Remy has them stand down and 
says that's his wife.
	She meets with the team and says the New 
Orleans guilds are at war. Remy explains that 
he wed her to bring peace between the 
Thieves and Assassins Guilds; her brother 
fought Remy and was killed, and Remy was 
exiled (before UXM 266). He must return to 
restore the peace, and the X-Men go with 
him.
	Ghost Rider speeds into New Orleans, scaring 
a local sheriff half to death.
	Note: the story continues in Ghost Rider II:26.


Issue:	Ghost Rider II:26 
Date:	Jun-92
Story:	Blood Feud! (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch)
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	X-Men: Cyclops, Gambit, Psylocke,
Jubilee, 
Beast, Wolverine, Rogue; Bella Donna 
Boudreaux; Thieves Guild including Bernard 
Le Branche, Jean and Michelle Martine
Villains:	Brood in the Assassins Guild
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Ron Wagner
	Inks: Mike Witherby
	Letters: Janice Chiang
	Colors: Gregory Wright
	Editor: Bobbie Chase
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Note: this occurs after X-Men II:8.
	It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and the 
Assassins Guild (Boudreaux) is plying its trade 
against the Thieves Guild (LeBeau). Le 
Branche is victim #12, and Ghost Rider comes 
to avenge the innocent blood. His human host, 
Ketch, has been wounded, and he needs to 
find Blaze to save his life.
	The X-Men arrive in a rental car and get 
pulled over by a sheriff. He pulls his gun 
when he sees they're mutants, so Logan slices 
it, Jubilee blinds him, and Scott blasts out his 
tires, and Remy destroys his whole car to 
prevent him using the radio. They leave him 
there by the side of the road (protect a world 
that fears and hates them?).
	Ghost Rider goes to a church in a lonely part 
of the French Quarter. Nearby, an assassin 
kills another thief, and then his pregnant wife. 
Ghost Rider fights him, not sure he's human. 
He gets away, and Ghost Rider chases him 
into an ambush. The Assassins want to make 
him one of their own: they reveal themselves 
to be Brood. They overpower him, and the 
queen implants an egg.
	Rogue and Bella Donna reconnoiter the city 
and find nothing. Remy takes charge from 
Scott; Logan sniffs out the players and realizes 
they're up against the Brood. Melee ensues.
	Then they come across the Queen and Ghost 
Rider, who is now Brood.
	Note: the story continues in X-Men II:9.


Issue:	X-Men II:9
Date:	Jun-92
Story:	The Not So Big Easy (20 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Beast, Wolverine, Rogue,
Psylocke, 
Jubilee, Gambit
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch), Bella Donna 
Boudreaux
Villains:	Brood in the Assassins Guild, including 
Slaymasters
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Jim Lee
	Inks: Lee, Thibert
	Letters: Orzechowski, Buhalis
	Colors: Joe Rosas 
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Note: this occurs after Ghost Rider II:26.
	The Brood has taken over half the Assassins 
Guild, killed half the Thieves. The X-Men fight 
them, and Remy sees that Bella Donna now 
has powers. Jubilee finds herself facing Ghost 
Rider, who has been infested, and Hank 
rescues her. ("As she is technically not an X-
Man, Jubilee isn't covered by our major 
medical insurance. You hurt her. She sues us. 
We'll lose the house.")
	Logan decides to take the fight to the queen. 
Then the floor caves in, and they are 
separated in a labyrinth of caverns under the 
city.
	Bella Donna hits Remy, angry that he left her 
on their wedding day rather than taking her 
into exile.
	Logan slices and dices Ghost Rider, who was 
about to attack Hank, who realizes that the 
Brood is arguing with Ghost Rider's human 
host, so the implant isn't complete. Ghost 
Rider runs off, and Logan goes after.
	Scott helps Betsy, who flirts with him. Jubilee 
stumbles upon a chamber full of captives, 
whom Rogue helps free from their cocoons. 
Ghost Rider attacks them, and the wall 
collapses; Scott and Betsy are on the other 
side. Scott zaps Ghost Rider, who says the 
Brood chose the Guilds because they have 
been specially bred for centuries. Remy tosses 
a card at him before he can reveal any more. 
Bella Donna blasts him with her accidentally 
acquired powers. Betsy stabs him with her 
psionic blade, and when she senses Ketch's 
mind, she goes in.
	She finds herself with Ketch, Ghost Rider, the 
Brood, and Bella Donna. The ladies separate 
the Brood and destroy it. Ghost Rider is free, 
but Bella Donna is mortally wounded, and 
Remy holds her in his arms as she dies and 
disintegrates.
	The X-Men and Ghost Rider prepare to take 
vengeance on the Brood.
	Note: the story continues in Ghost Rider II:27.


Issue:	Ghost Rider II:27
Date:	Jul-92
Story:	Vengeance: Pure and Simple (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch)
Regular Characters:	 
Guest Stars:	X-Men: Cyclops, Gambit, Psylocke,
Jubilee, 
Beast, Wolverine, Rogue; John Blaze
Villains:	Brood 
Other Characters:	Clara
Credits:	Writer: Howard Mackie
	Pencils: Ron Wagner
	Inks: Mike Witherby
	Letters: Janice Chiang
	Colors: Gregory Wright
	Editor: Bobbie Chase
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Note: this occurs after X-Men II:9.
	Ghost Rider and the X-Men take the battle to 
the Brood Queen's lair, to rescue the captive 
children of both the Guilds, glued to the walls 
of the cavern. 
	Ketch, within Ghost Rider, is dying. Clara tells 
Blaze that he needs help, so he leaves the 
carnival behind.
	Ghost Rider, Remy, and Logan track the 
queen, while the rest defend the children. 
Ghost Rider faces the queen and pulls her 
skeleton right out of her body, but even that 
doesn't stop her. Blaze arrives, guns blazing, 
and they take off the queen's head. Logan 
sticks claws through her eyes, tosses the head 
in the air, Remy explodes it with a card, and 
Scott blasts it, just to make sure.
	Ghost Rider and Blaze ride off together. Remy 
vows to track down the traitor to the Guilds.


Issue:	X-Men II: Annual 1
Date:	1992
Story 1:	The Slaves of Destiny (36 pages)
Feature Characters:	Beast, Psylocke, Rogue, Gambit,
Wolverine, 
Cyclops, Prof. X, Forge
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Arize (Toymaker), Quark
Villains:	Mojo, Major Domo, Spiral, Gog, Magog
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Fabian Nicieza
	Pencils: Jim Lee, P. Craig Russell, Brian 
Stelfreeze, Adam Hughes, Stuart Immonen, 
Dan Panosian, Greg Capullo, Mark Texiera
	Inks: P. Craig Russell, Brian Stelfreeze, Joe 
Rubinstein, Harry Candelario, Dan Panosian, 
Mark Texiera
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski, Lois Buhalis
	Colors: Joe Rosas
	Managing Editor: Suzanne Gaffney
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Note: this is part 1 of Shattershot.
	Arize narrates that Mojo has crushed the 
rebellion. Quark gives himself up to save the 
life of a hostage, who is immediately killed 
anyway. Mojo sees the carnage and gloats; he 
personally captures Arize in his hidden 
bunker. Arize refuses to make new slaves and 
blows himself up. Mojo realizes he has 
escaped, and Major Domo says he probably 
went to Earth.
	Hank, Betsy, Rogue and Remy train in the 
Danger Room, racing each other to the 
control panel. Betsy gets there first, but Logan 
pops out of the wall and says she's dead. Scott 
says that reaching your destination doesn't 
always mean the mission is over. 
	Mojo wants more bipeds, because they bring 
in great ratings. Major Domo has him contact 
Spiral, who is on Earth looking for Longshot, 
so he can recapture Arize.
	Cerebro has detected a new mutant in 
Afghanistan. The X-Men find him among the 
Muhajedin camp (who at this point are seen 
as freedom fighters against the Soviets). They 
evade a stinger missile and punch a few 
rebels, then Hank says, in Pushti, that they're 
not here to fight and gets taken to the injured 
Arize. Betsy mind-links with him and learns 
of the rebellion and its leader, Longshot.
	Mojo's retrieval team, plus an announcer, 
arrives, and Remy and Rogue run into them 
on reconnaissance. The announcer is 
enthusiastic about the battle, until Remy 
knocks him off his aircraft.
	The rest of the X-Men join in: Scott zaps, 
Logan impales, Betsy uses her psionic knife, 
and Hank kicks, babbles, and spins one poor 
soul acrobatically with his feet. Gog calls a 
retreat, and they port away. Scott prevents the 
team from following them, not willing to 
endanger the current mission, even though 
Longshot is involved.
	Mojo is enraged to learn he received the 
highest ratings ever, as the fans laughed at his 
failure. He decides he doesn't need Arize and 
plans to make his own bipeds. Major Domo 
awaits his downfall.
	Note: continued in UXM Ann. 16.
	Note: following are diagrams of the mansion 
and the grounds and pin-ups of Psylocke and 
Beast; Colossus, Psylocke and Gambit; 
Wolverine; Prof. X, gambit, Beast, Cyclops, 
Jean Grey, Rogue, Bishop, and Iceman's foot

Story 2:	X-Men's top Ten Villains (5 pages)
Feature Characters:	Jubilee, Wolverine
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	 
Villains:	
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Dan Slott
	Pencils: Karl Altstatter
	Inks: S. Williams, B. Vancata
	Letters: Starkings
	Colors: Dana Moreshead
Synopsis:	Jubilee has the Danger Room set up the X-
Men's top ten villains; Logan catches her and 
initiates the safety locks.
	10. Mojo
	9. the Reavers
	8. Sentinels
	7. the Brood
	6. the Upstarts
	5. Omega Red
	4. Apocalypse
	3. Mr. Sinister and the Marauders
	2. Magneto and the Acolytes
	Jubilee guesses that #1 is Dark Phoenix, but 
Logan says that scenario was already played 
out.
	1. Hatred, in this case, anti-mutant hysteria.
	Note: following is a pin-up of Rogue and 
Psylocke, a diagram of the Blackbird, and pin-
ups of Havok and Cyclops vs. Sentinels; Mojo; 
Forge, Wolverine, Banshee and Xavier vs. 
Omega Red; and Rogue


Issue:	X-Men II:10
Date:	Jul-92
Story 1:	Where Happy Little Bluebirds Fly? (16 
pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Beast,
Wolverine, Rogue, 
Psylocke, Jubilee, Gambit
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Longshot, Lila Cheney, Dazzler
Villains:	Mojo, Major Domo, Mojo II the Sequel
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Jim Lee
	Inks: Wiacek, Altstaetter, Panosian
	Letters: Buhalis, Orzechowski
	Colors: Ariane
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Longshot, amnesiac, is blown by a tornado to

Kansas. His house lands on top of a woman 
cyclist. He sees Scott, brainless, Rogue, unable 
to kiss, and Logan, cowardly. Hank plays 
Toto, with growls only he makes Longshot 
remember they are being manipulated by 
Mojo. The start down a yellow brick road to 
his citadel.
	Mojo's "The Wizard of X" is making record 
ratings; he has Xavier strung up and forced to 
watch. 
	Major Domo reruns how the X-Men were 
captured: Dazzler found a teleporter to take 
her to Westchester, but he was a double agent 
and kidnapped the X-Men to the Mojoverse. 
Mojo immediately jammed the psi's; Scott 
turned up the music to charge Dazzler, who 
zaps Mojo and escapes. She sees Longshot, 
working for Mojo again, and falls down a 
well. 
	Mojo sends Remy, Betsy, Jubilee, and Lila to 
attack Longshot. Dazzler, unconscious among 
the garbage, is retrieved by Mojo II (see next 
iss.).

Story 2:	Last Stand (6 pages)
Feature Characters:	Maverick (David North)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	 
Villains:	a super soldier, Alexander Ryking
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils, Inks: Mark Texiera
	Letters: L. Lois Buhalis 
	Colors: Mike Rockwitz
Synopsis:	Maverick is surrounded by guards. He drops a

grenade, locks himself in his armor, and kills 
a few dozen. Ryking observes and considers 
giving himself up, but a super soldier refuses 
to let him, saying Barrington needs him. 
Maverick blasts in; Ryking swears he told 
Barrington everything he knows about the 
Xavier File; Maverick is still under orders to 
kill him, but gets interrupted by a blast to the 
back. The super soldier says he needs Ryking 
to fix his body, which the X-Men rendered 
useless. They begin a tussle.


Issue:	X-Men II:11
Date:	Aug-92
Story 1:	The X-Men vs. the X-Men! (Again) (16 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Beast,
Wolverine, Rogue, 
Psylocke, Jubilee, Gambit
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Longshot, Lila Cheney, Dazzler
Villains:	Mojo, Major Domo, Mojo II
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell
	Pencils: Jim Lee
	Inks: Bob Wiacek
	Letters: Lois Buhalis
	Colors: Marie Javins
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Mojo II wants Dazzler to help him overthrow 
Mojo, whose popularity is at an all-time high 
because of the X-Men broadcast. Suspicious of 
him, she goes along. Mojo II says the spined 
slaves of the Mojoverse are ready to revolt if 
given leadership, and he has his agents 
controlling the cameras, to broadcast his own 
victory.
	Longshot can't read Lila out of her mind 
control, while Betsy stabs Scott with her 
psionic knife, making him blast Rogue full-
force, knocking her out of the arena and out 
of Mojo's control. Then he blasts Mojo's 
control booth, but it is made of transparent 
Mojonium.
	Xavier, unable to break through Mojo's 
telepathic dampers alone, is linking to each of 
his students' minds with Betsy's help. She goes 
to free Jubilee, who then attacks Logan, 
snapping him out of his cowardice. He slashes 
at Mojo's control booth weakening it enough 
for Rogue to smash through.
	Mojo II arrives as well: he is a clone, "flawed" 
with compassion (and a spine). The spined 
ones raise rebellion, and Mojo fights. ("Maybe 
I should have stuck to Brady Bunch reruns?quot;) 
Longshot stabs his fat belly with a sword, and 
he disintegrates.
	Mojo II takes over; Xavier senses that Dazzler 
is expecting. Longshot suggests the name 
"Shatterstar" (see X-Force, esp. iss. 61).

Story 2:	Over ?Again (7 pages)
Feature Characters:	Maverick (David North)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	 
Villains:	a super soldier, Alexander Ryking
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Scott Lobdell
	Pencils, Inks: Mark Texiera
	Letters: L. Lois Buhalis 
Synopsis:	Maverick empties his machine gun on the 
super soldier, who has omnium skin. Then he 
tries a grenade, which at least gets himself 
blown away from the villain. He wishes he 
still had his mutant healing factor.
	He gets to a hydraulic bolt gun and fires, 
piercing the weakened skin. The soldier begins 
to overload with energy; Ryking still insists he 
doesn't know how Xavier got hold of the 
Xavier File. Maverick follows his hateful 
orders, shoots another bolt, and kills them 
both. 


Issue:	X-Men II:12
Date:	Sep-92
Story:	Broken Mirrors (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Beast,
Wolverine, Rogue, 
Psylocke, Jubilee, Gambit
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Val Cooper
Villains:	Sauron, Toad, Pyro, Blob (as holograms); 
Carter Ryking
Other Characters:	John, Wilcox; Blackwell; Bill,
Charles Jaco
Credits:	Writer: Fabian Nicieza
	Pencils & Inks: Art Thibert, Dan Panosian, 
Trevor Scott
	Letters: Tom Orzechowski
	Colors: Rosas, Javins
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	The Ryking Hospital near Las Cruces, New 
Mexico, is "the Betty Ford Clinic for rich 
super folks." The staff scramble to sedate 
Carter as he has another seizure; he is a 
mutant, hospitalized since childhood. He had 
see CNN report of his father's death.
	Rogue takes a swim, and Remy wants to talk 
about his wife. She's not sure how she feels.
	Hank drives Betsy to the airport; she's visiting 
England. Scott observes, and frustrated, 
smashes a picture of Jean.
	Xavier has Jubilee training in the Danger 
Room against second-string villains. Blob 
catches and kisses her, then Logan puts a claw 
through his brain. He's angry with Xavier for 
keeping a top-secret file from him; Xavier is 
angry at Logan's invasion of his privacy. 
Logan apologizes but still wants answers.
	Carter blasts free of the hospital, destroying 
the interns who try to taser him. He goes to 
find out what his father did to him.
	The file concerns his father's work, in 1964, 
saying he was researching mutations. Xavier 
recently received it anonymously and isn't 
convinced it's true.
	Xavier goes to Alexander Ryking's funeral in 
Sioux Falls; Carter flies in, kills the guards 
who pull guns, and says his father was evil. 
Xavier links with him telepathically; they had 
been boys together. Carter says he sent Xavier 
the file. Xavier sees he has gone mad but 
agrees to go to Alamogordo with him. The X-
Men see the news reports and confer with Val.


Issue:	X-Men II:13
Date:	Oct-92
Story:	Hazardous Territory (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Beast,
Wolverine, Rogue, 
Jubilee, Gambit
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Cannonball 
Villains:	Carter Ryking; Stryfe and the Mutant 
Liberation Force: Zero, Rusty Collins, Skids 
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Fabian Nicieza
	Pencils & Inks: Art Thibert, Dan Panosian 
	Letters: Lois Buhalis
	Colors: Rosas, Javins
	Editor: Bob Harras
	Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Synopsis:	Brian Xavier, Kurt Marko, and Alexander 
Ryking worked together at Alamogordo, and 
two of their sons became mutants (and the 
other a big bully). Carter wants to know why, 
so he takes Xavier to the abandoned base. He 
is angry Xavier didn't believe the file he sent 
him, and blasts a wall to reveal a hidden 
staircase.
	The X-Men arrive, and Logan tracks Xavier. 
Rogue tries to help, considering his recent 
mental problems, but he just gets angry. He 
expects to find answers on this base, too. They 
find the hidden subbasements; Scott, Remy, 
and Hank arrive to find Carter holding Xavier, 
Logan, and Rogue.
	Cannonball (having just lost Cable, X-Force 
15) calls the mansion, interrupting Jubilee's 
bubble bath, then doesn't leave a message.
	Rusty and Skids, working for Stryfe, recover a 
scroll with Egyptian writing and a picture of 
Apocalypse.
	The X-Men are uncoordinated, trying to 
capture Carter, while Xavier and Hank say 
they should just talk to him. Scott blasts the 
tasers he has attached to his arms; without 
them, he can't control the release of his 
energy. The X-Men are about to flee, but 
Xavier won't abandon him. He tries to control 
him telepathically, but his power explodes, 
destroying the base but leaving the epicenter 
unharmed.
	Logan questions Carter, but Xavier says they 
found nothing in the base and suggests they 
investigate elsewhere.




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