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Index to X-Men: The Hidden Years

Author: Robert Diehl
Created:
Updated: Version 1.3, last modified August 7, 2001

Index to X-Men: The Hidden Years
Version 1.3, last modified August 7, 2001
by Robert Diehl (rfdiehl@yahoo.com)

Introduction:	In March, 1970, the X-Men were cancelled. For the next five
years the team made sporadic appearances in other Marvel comics (Amazing
Adventures 11-17, Hulk 150, 172, Marvel Team-Up 4, 23, Avengers 110-111, Capt.
America 172-175, Defenders 15-16), but their own book was just reprints of
earlier stories, till the relaunch with the new team in Giant-Sized X-Men 1. And
Claremontıs run began.

	So, wouldnıt it be great to write canonical stories to fill in the gap? And
wouldnıt it be great to have Claremontıs partner, John Byrne, write them? It
could run for, say, 27 issues, one for each of the reprints (iss. 67-93), and it
could end with the old team being captured by Krakoa.

	But, instead of seeing Scott and Jeanıs romance deepen, we saw Xavier play
with the affections of a Midwestern widow woman.

	Instead of learning how Lorna and Alex became archaeologists, we watched them
fly aimlessly around Antarctica for months on end.

	Instead of the story of Fred Duncanıs death, we had the battle of the circus
clowns.

	Instead of sitting with Zelda at Harryıs Hideaway, we spent numberless pages
with a mute bird-lady.

	Instead of seeing how Lorna got her codename, we were in a coma with her and
the Promise.

	Instead of watching Hank leave to join the Brand Corporation, we spent 8
issues with the Fantastic Four and 4 with Mole Man.

	It wasnıt a complete disappointment, of course. It was nice to see a young
Ororo, and the death of Warrenıs mother filled a continuity gap, and the Dark
Phoenix saga was foreshadowed nicely. But it could have been excellent.

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

Also,	Thanks to Peter Luzifer for observing: each cover art contains a hidden
number that would fit if the original X-Men had continued in the 70s. I may have
some wrong: this is a regular Rorschach test.

1 / 67	on the rock next to Cyclopsı left thumb
2 / 68	on the rock to the right to Cyclopsı head
3 / 69	on the bench in the boat, below the N of "ALONE!"
4 / 70	in Jean's hair over her right shoulder: 0 is below the 7
5 / 71	sideways in Angelıs left wing, next to his shoulder? 
6 / 72	next to upper right corner of "RISING!"
7 / 73	below the R of "STORM,² upside down
8 / 74	Hankıs leg (bent like a 7), plus the 4 on Reed Richardıs chest?
9 / 75	the two darker stripes in Phoenixıs left wing?
10 / 76	in the rubble below the B in ³REBORN²; the 7 is elongated?
11 / 77	on Aviaıs right wing, below the spike
12 / 78	on Icemanıs ice sled
13 / 79	on the grass straight up from Jeanıs head
14 / 80	on Dazzlerıs left boot
15 / 81	in the clouds on the lower left
16 / 82	on the gray gatepost in the snow in the background
17 / 83	on the branch below Kraven, next to Hankıs left cheekbone
18 / 84	on Icemanıs left armpit
19 / 85	On the background between Hankıs right foot and left hand
20 / 86	On the background above Hankıs right leg.
21 / 87	On Hankıs left glove.
22 / 88	On the ground between ³FADE² and ³TO.²


Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 1
Date:	Dec-99
Story:	Once More the Savage Land (38 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. Charles Francis Xavier, Scott Summers (Cyclops),
Jean Grey (Marvel Girl), Warren Kenneth Worthington, III (Angel), Henry Phillip
McCoy (Beast), Robert Drake (Iceman)
Regular Characters:	Alexander Summers (Havok), Lorna Dane
Guest Stars:	Changeling, Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder), Sunfire (all in flashback),
Hulk
Villains:	Grotesk, Mesmero, Living Pharaoh, Sentinels, Larry Trask, Sauron,
Lorelei (all in flashback), Magneto, Amphibius
Other Characters:	Savage Land natives
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne
	Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Assistant Editor: Lysa Kraiger
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this series covers the reprint years, X-Men vol. I: 67-93
(1970-75, real time).
	Epilogue (reprise of X-Men I:66): the X-Men fight the Hulk long enough to
take a device from his lab that brings Xavier out of his coma.
	Prologue: Bobby leaves, angry and no longer trusting Xavier, who let the
Changeling take his place (39) and faked his own death (42) while he prepared to
fight the alien ZıNox (65). Xavier mentally summons the team, ignoring Bobbyıs
departure. He scans their minds to learn what happened while he was in seclusion:
Grotesk (41), Mesmero (49), Magneto trying to get Lorna (50), the Living Pharaoh
getting Alex (54), Larry Traskıs Sentinels (57), Sauron (60), Magneto in the
Savage Land (62), and Sunfire (64). Whew!
	Xavier is angry that they didnıt verify Magneto was killed and orders them
back to the Savage Land. The X-Men are worried that he still isnıt quite himself,
but they go.
	Bobby returns, still angry, hoping that Lorna will go with him. But sheıs
Alexıs girlfriend, now; the boys fight, trees are demolished, and Bobby
accidentally hits Lorna in the head. She tells him off; he stalks off.
	The X-Men hit a storm in Antarctica; Cyclops clears a landing path with his
optic blast, but they still crash. Jean uses her TK to protect them and is
knocked out; natives hit the rest with drugged darts. They awake; the natives say
they were just being cautious, and that Jean is dead.
	In his citadel, Magnetoıs ghost plots revenge with Amphibius.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 2
Date:	Jan-00
Story:	The Ghost and the Darkness (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Zelda, Vera, Candy Southern
Guest Stars:	Lorna Dane (in flashback)
Villains:	Magneto, NhuıGhari ³priests²
Other Characters:	Savage Land natives including Avia (see iss. 4)
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne
	Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Scott, distraught over Jeanıs death, blasts innocent jungle and
angers a T-Rex. Hank and Warren rescue him and bring word that Jean is alive!
	Bobby has crashed on Zeldaıs couch, after being out of touch with her for
months. Vera is her roommate now and asks him about Hank. Just then he intercepts
a distress call from Xavier to Alex and Lorna and runs off to help.
	Vera, curious, asks Candy about Xavierıs school. Warren has shown her his
wings, but she keeps his secret.
	The Savage Land natives have actually put Jean in ³Paradise², their version
of a nursing home, under the care of the NhuıGhari, which are winged creatures in
league with Magneto. The X-Men, violating native taboos, fight their way in.
Scott takes an arrow in the chest, but upon entering he is suddenly healed, then
caged with Hank. Warren tries to fly in but the wind knocks him around and he
falls, unconscious. 

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 3
Date:	Feb-00
Story:	On Wings of Angels (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane (Magnetrix)
Guest Stars:	Ka-Zar, Zabu
Villains:	Magneto, Amphibius, NhuıGhari
Other Characters:	Savage Land natives including Sakaa, Linak, NhuıAbdar, Avia 
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne
	Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Xavier guides Alex and Lorna to Antarctica, and they hit the same
storm (iss. 1) but land safely. They find the X-Menıs crash-site; Ka-Zar and Zabu
find them; Lorna takes the name ³Magnetrix,² for some reason.
	Hank and Scott elude the NhuıGhari and learn that their paradise is actually
a labor camp. They overcome a guard and find a blimp-powered airship.
	Warren wakes, and the natives take him to paradise. NhuıAbdar explains: his
ancestors found that place of miraculous healing, but over time were changed into
weak, winged things, so they tricked other natives into slavery.
	Jean breaks out of her cell and sees Magneto but canıt detect his mind. She
fights through the interference, but Magneto (³the second most powerful mutant
mind on earth²) fells her.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 4
Date:	Mar-00
Story:	Escape to Oblivion (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Ka-Zar (in flashback)
Villains:	Magneto, Amphibius, NhuıGhari, Lorelei (in flashback)
Other Characters:	Savage Land natives including NhuıAbdar, Avia
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Magneto has Jean. He recalls their last meeting (X-Men I:63), when
he used his mutate Lorelei to enthrall the X-Men and Ka-Zar, but Jean, immune,
lifted Scottıs visor and brought down the house. Magneto fell into a subterranean
river and washed up in the NhuıGhari land. In astral form, he intimidated them
into his service and learned that radiation from volcanic vents there stimulates
the brain, causing miraculous healing and telepathy, but a major eruption is due.
He rejoins his body and plans to escape.
	Bobby charters a plane to take him to Antarctica, but it is grounded in
Tierra del Fuego by the storm (iss. 1).
	Jean telepathically tells Scott and Hank everything. They burst in, and Hank
knocks out Magneto just as the eruptions and a slave revolt begin. Jean
telepathically warns the natives, Scott blasts an escape tunnel, exhausting
himself into unconsciousness, but the natives get out. The X-Men escape in the
NhuıGhari airship but then hit the storm.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 5
Date:	Apr-00
Story:	Riders on the Storm (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Candy Southern, Havok, Lorna Dane
Guest Stars:	Ka-Zar and Zabu; Ororo Munroe
Villains:	Magneto, NhuıGhari
Other Characters:	Avia
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Candy drives up to the X-mansion and is captured by G-3, a security
robot.
	Bobby decides to ice his way across 700 miles of rough seas to the Savage
Land.
	Jean barely holds the airship together while arguing with Magneto, who says
the blimps are filled with radioactive gas from the Savage Land paradise, with
which he planned to control the world. Expecting imminent demise, he throws
himself from the airship; Avia follows him; Warren follows her; Hank ties a rope
around himself and jumps after Warren and pulls him back in. The X-Men,
desperate, lash themselves to the remaining blimps, abandoning the NhuıGhari, and
are soon separated by the winds.
	Hank falls to earth in a jungle, at the feet of Ororo.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 6
Date:	May-00
Story:	Behold a Goddess Rising (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Candy Southern, Havok, Lorna Dane 
Guest Stars:	Ororo Munroe, Ka-Zar
Villains:	Sauron (Karl Lykos); Deluge; Magneto (in flashback)
Other Characters:	Mkumba, Sigurd Jarlson, Arnstrom, Avia
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Bobby collapses, exhausted, on the shore of the Savage Land. Lykos
saves him from a pterodactyl and fights off the impulse to consume his life
energy.
	Candy confronts Xavier.
	Ororo introduces herself to Hank, who realizes she is a mutant. She started
the storm (iss. 1-5), to fill a dam, but it was stolen from her. Jean finds Scott
unconscious in the jungle, with Deluge investigating him, lifting his visor and
actually holding his hand in the eye-beam. Ororo and Hank see the beam and come
swinging through the vines, but Deluge easily bests them all. He ties them up and
drowns them behind the dam.
	Alex, Lorna, and Ka-Zar investigate the fiery remains of Magnetoıs base;
Lorna stops calling herself ³Magnetrix,² and Alex uses the word ³forestation.²
Natives attack them. Warren and Avia are caught in the net of a fishing trawler.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 7
Date:	Jun-00
Story:	Power Play (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane
Guest Stars:	Ororo Munroe, Ka-Zar; The Fantastic Four: Reed Richards (Mr.
Fantastic), Crystal, Ben Grimm (the Thing), Johnny Storm (the Human Torch)
Villains:	Karl Lykos, Deluge
Other Characters:	Sigurd Jarlson, Arnstrom, Avia
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Jean telekinetically lifts Scottıs visor and telepathically opens
his eyes, bursting the dam; Hank recovers enough to break them all free of their
restraints.
	Lykos has rescued Bobby and taken him to a ruined camp. He has amnesia.
Lorna, Alex, and Ka-Zar talk to the freed slaves of the NhuıGhari. The fishermen
plan to sell Warren and Avia to a circus.
	Deluge still controls the storm; he was born albino, rejected by his village,
captured by scientists, and rushed to the city with appendicitis. Angry that his
people were being secretly isolated for study, his mutant power manifested. Now
he wants to destroy the world.
	Jean mind-links Hank and Ororo, then takes off Scottıs visor to let Deluge
absorb all his energy. He overloads and explodes.
	Ororo quells the storm and flies off; Scott finally wakes. They return to
Westchester, find the mansion dark, and scuffle with the Fantastic Four, inside.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 8
Date:	Jul-00
Story:	Shadow on the Stars (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast; Iceman (in
flashback)
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane, Candy Southern
Guest Stars:	The Changeling (in flashback); The Fantastic Four; Ka-Zar
Villains:	Sentinels, Grotesk (all in flashback); Krueger, the Phoenix force,
the ZıNox
Other Characters:	Sigurd Jarlson, Arnstrom, Avia
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Inks: Joe Sinnott
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Four weeks ago: Jean, Scott, and Hank, disguised as the Brotherhood
of Evil Mutants, infiltrate a Sentinel base, fight them, and escape.
	Present: Jean dons her original uniform, and realizes Xavier is not right in
the head.
	The FF want to know why Xavier was reading their minds; so he explains.
Changeling took his place and was killed by Grotesk (X-Men I:42; already dying of
cancer, he wanted to redeem himself). Meanwhile, Xavier united all humanityıs
minds, channeled it through Jean, Alex, and Scott, and overwhelmed the invading
ZıNox with our alien-ness, driving them away (X-Men I:65). Reed points out that
they are still out there marauding the universe and takes them aboard his
backward-engineered Skrull spaceship. They reach the ZıNox planet and attack.
Just then the Phoenix force scans and enters Jean.
	Candy enters the mansion, but G-3 stops her in the foyer. Alex, Lorna, and
Ka-Zar, having accomplished nothing in the Savage Land, come across Bobby.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 9
Date:	Aug-00
Story:	Dark Destiny (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Candy Southern
Guest Stars:	Agatha Harkness, Sue Richards, Franklin Richards, the Fantastic
Four
Villains:	the Phoenix Force, the ZıNox, Karl Lykos, a Sentinel
Other Characters:	Ashley Martin
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Reed sent Sue and the baby to Harkness for safety. Sue is frustrated
that sheıs no longer an active team member.
	Phoenix tries Jeanıs body and is impressed with its power. She attacks Reed,
so Scott blasts her but holds back. She fries him, so Hank and Crystal try to
stop her but canıt.
	Scott shakes her: it was a vision, which quickly fades from memory. They are
still fighting the ZıNox. Hank says theyıre outnumbered, so Reed crashes into the
main base on the surface. While the others battle a monster, he takes Ben and
Hank to the main gravity drive, which reaches to the planetıs core. He wants to
shift the entire world into the distortion zone on the edge of negative space,
and Ben is the only one who can go deep enough. The ZıNox notice and activate the
drive; Hank uses Reed like a rubber band to snatch up Ben before heıs trapped.
	They get away in time and congratulate themselves on tying up loose ends: the
ZıNox will have energy, but no planets to destroy.
	Candy demands to speak with Xavier. Bobby is with Lykos. A Sentinel grabs a
little girl in Illinois.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 10
Date:	Sep-00
Story:	Home Is Where the Hurt IsŠ (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane, Candy Southern, Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Guest Stars:	Ka-Zar
Villains:	Amphibius, Magneto, Karl Lykos, a Sentinel
Other Characters:	Ashley Martin, Edna McCoy; Tanya (in flashback)
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Amphibius fishes Magneto out of icy waters. 
	Moira tests Jean: something happened to her in space, but thereıs no trace
now. Xavier took her to Muir while telling the boys they were in Boston, and Jean
is uneasy with the deception. Xavier says he can share secrets only with her,
since the others canıt defend against telepathy.
	They return to Westchester; Cerebro detected a mutant in Illinois, near
Hankıs hometown. He and Xavier visit his mother, while Scott and Jean use Cerebro
to locate Warren. Candy shows up, saying Xavier gave her access to the mansion,
and she wants to go with them.
	Alex, Lorna, and Ka-Zar zip around the Antarctic looking for Bobby, who is
still camping with Lykos. Lykos remembers being tempted to kill his girlfriend
and jumping off a cliff instead (X-Men I:61), landing on a ledge and getting to
the Savage Land. He found the remains of a German expedition on an island and
hopes to use their equipment to tap geothermal energies to feed on.
	Xavier sends Hank to scout around the mutantıs unremarkable house. He finds
an old barn out back, and a Sentinel inside.
	Jean makes Candy wear her green costume, to hide her identity, while she uses
her school uniform. They fly to the freighter (iss. 7) and are attacked by
telepathically shielded freaks. They fight their way below-decks and find a
feather and then Warren.
	Ashley, a mutant, comes home and talks to Xavier, waiting in the front yard.
Hank crashes through the house chased by the Sentinel, which has completed
repairs, gasses Hank, and grabs Ashley, intending to destroy all mutants.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 11
Date:	Oct-00
Story:	Destroy All Mutants! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Candy Southern
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Larry Trask and his Sentinels, Judge R.C. Chalmers (both in
flashback); Kreuger and his freaks including Remiped; Magneto, Amphibius; Karl
Lykos (Sauron); the Blob (Fred J. Dukes), Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde), Unus
(Angelo Unuscione, a.k.a. Gunther Bain)
Other Characters:	Teri (see iss. 14) and Ashley Martin; Avia
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Four weeks ago, Larry Trask ordered the Sentinels inherited from his
father Bolivar (X-Men I:14) to destroy all mutants. Bolivarıs friend Chalmers is
horrified and rips the medallion from Larryıs neck. Turns out Larry is a mutant
(X-Men I:58), and Bolivar made the medallion to mask him from the Sentinels, who
now turn against him.
	Two weeks later, after Scott tricked the Sentinels into flying into the sun
(X-Men I:59), the fragments of five units reassemble themselves.
	Now the Sentinel has got to Dunfee and captured Ashley. She scolds it for
damaging her house and tells it to release her; it obeys.
	Jean, Scott, and Candy find and free Avia. Scott blasts back the shipıs
freaks till Krueger arrives; he simply waves the blast away. He knows of the
X-Men and has his own team of ³natureıs mistakes.²
	Magneto, his powers partially restored by healing gasses (iss. 3), sends
Amphibius to reconnoiter; he finds Lykosıs camp.
	Hank wakes and fights the Sentinel till Ashley makes it stop. Her mother
returns to the ruins of her home and has many questions.
	Kreuger wonıt say where Warren is and insists Avia was being properly
punished. He mistakes Candy for Jean, which Scott hopes will help. Then he uses
his mutant power to put them all to sleep. He radios Blob and offers to sell the
X-Men, to add to his collection.
	Xavier says Ashley is a mutant, and she has the Sentinel explain that it flew
randomly until it detected a mutant but broke down again before it could destroy
her. Now its original programming reactivates, and it attacks Ashley, who yells
at it, saying she doesnıt want to be friends any more, and that the 5 robots it
is made of should hate each other as much as she does. That works, and the
Sentinel violently disassembles. Hank holds back Mrs. Martin, since Ashleyıs
mutant power has manifested, and she is angry.
	Bobby, running from Magneto, touches Lykos, which transforms him into Sauron.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 12
Date:	Nov-00
Story:	And Death Alone Shall Know My Name (38 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane, Candy Southern
Guest Stars:	Atlanteans including Namor the Sub-Mariner; the Fantastic Four
(in foreshadow)
Villains:	Magneto, Amphibius; Karl Lykos (Sauron); Kreuger and his freaks
including Blunt; Unus, Mastermind, Blob
Other Characters:	Teri and Ashley Martin
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Magneto forms a replacement helmet and plans to attack Bobby and
Lykos. Alex and Lorna finally get to the same island (trying since iss. 8).
	In Illinois, Ashley gets mad at Xavier for ruining her robot. Her mutant
ability is to put her life force into inanimate objects. She destroys Xavierıs
wheelchair, and Hank snatches him out of it in time.
	Aboard ship, Candy frees herself. Unus and Mastermind arrive by boat to buy
the X-Men and point out that Marvel Girl isnıt Candy, who slams Krueger with a
grappling hook, but that fails to release Scott and Jean, so she runs for it, but
Mastermind traps her in an illusion of an endless staircase. He then pays Krueger
with illusory money, as he did for Warren.
	Magneto climbs down a shaft and finds geothermal equipment, so he brings lava
up to power it.
	Bobby is suspicious of Lykos, especially when he sees him feeding off the
energy of a baby dinosaur. They are interrupted by Magnetoıs attack, and when
Bobby touches Lykos, it triggers him to become Sauron. Alex and Lornaıs craft
goes haywire and crashes onto the island. Sauron attacks Magneto, mesmerizing him
so that he thinks heıs fighting X-Men and losing. Bobby, his memory restored,
goes to rescue Lorna and Alex. Alex is for letting Sauron and Magneto beat on
each other, but Bobby ices up to prevent Sauron from feeding on Magnetoıs energy.
Sauron mesmerizes Alex so he blasts Magneto. Lorna senses something as Magneto
uses his power, so she takes Bobby to find and destroy his antennae. Magnetoıs
power is cut off, but he has already brought lava to the surface, and the ground
melts. He offers Sauron a deal, but he wonıt serve, and Magneto falls into
boiling lava. Bobby follows but loses him and returns just in time to save Alex
and Lorna from Sauron. But he mesmerizes them all into thinking they never saw
him or Magneto, but just picked up Bobby and returned home.
	Sauron has no geothermal energy to sustain himself; Amphibius reverts to
human form; Magneto crawls up from the ashes, saved by leftover healing factor
(iss. 3); Namor notices the warm waters in the Antarctic and investigates, taking
the half-dead Magneto to Atlantis.
	Note: that story was told in Fantastic Four 102.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 13
Date:	Dec-00
Story:	Blood and Circuses (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Angel
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane, Candy Southern
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Mastermind, Blob, Unus, Kreuger
Other Characters:	Teri and Ashley Martin; Burtram Worthington, Kathryn
Worthington
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Mastermind tries to convince Jean that Blob is Scott, but she is a
telepath. He realizes it would be a challenge to fool her. 
	In Dunfee, Xavier tells Mrs. Martin that her daughter is a mutant. Ashley,
meanwhile, reassembles her Sentinel. Xavier decides he has no choice and
manipulates Ashleyıs mind, a delicate operation. They both collapse.
	In Antarctica, Bobby, Lorna, and Alex retrieve their aircraft and start home.
They find no one in the mansion, but Cerebro has detected a mutant in the
Himalayas.
	The Brotherhood have Warren, Scott, and Candy caged in a circus; they show
them that Jean is on their side now and send them into the big top to fight wild
animals and killer clowns, with their mutant powers suppressed.
	Scott realizes Mastermind is messing with their perceptions and that he has
blasted a hole under Blob. Warren ignores his eyes and flies Candy above the
fray, while Scott blasts everything that moves.
	Jean telekinetically picks the lock on her cell and escapes, but Kreuger
renders her unconscious.
	On Long Island, Warrenıs uncle Burtram and widowed mother Kathryn prepare to
marry.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 14
Date:	Jan-01
Story:	Yet No More Like My FatherŠ (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Angel
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane, Candy Southern
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Mastermind, Blob, Unus, Kreuger and his freaks including Blunt;
Burtram Worthington (the Dazzler), Dr. Stuart
Other Characters:	Avia, Teri and Ashley Martin; Kathryn Worthington
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
	Dedicated to the Memory of: Dick Sprang
Synopsis:	Scott fights clowns. Warren puts Candy on the acrobatıs platform for
safety and helps him. Blob criticizes Mastermindıs illusions. Krueger has shut
down Jeanıs mind.
	In Dunfee, Xavier successfully cut off Ashleyıs mutant power. The police
arrive, astonished at the giant robot on the lawn. Xavier says it is a crashed
Sentinel, and Mrs. Martin says everything is okay.
	In Westchester, Bobby uses Cerebro to find the other X-Men, in Florida. He
has Alex and Lorna help him secure the mansion (damaged in iss. 7) before going
after them.
	Mastermind, Scott, and Warren lose their mutant powers; Krueger has caught
them. He is angry at being paid with illusory money (iss. 12 -- Federal Reserve
notes?) and demonstrates that Blob is now a pushover. Scott and Warren realize
theyıre in a small circus tent, and they easily scare off the pathetic
roustabouts.
	Krueger has Jean hostage; Candy swings down and kicks him in the head. The
police take Unus, Blob, and Mastermind and tell the X-Men to get out of town. The
freaks release Avia and the X-Menıs aircraft and go to make new lives for
themselves.
	Candy tells Warren his mother is about to marry his uncle, a.k.a. the
Dazzler, who entangled his father in a scheme to conquer the world with a diamond
laser and then killed him. He also kidnapped Candy; Warren rescued her; the
Dazzler punched him in mid-air, and he dropped them, swooped to save Candy, and
assumed the Dazzler was dead (see Ka-Zar Quarterly and Marvel Tales). A little
more than kin, and less than kind (Hamlet I.2).
	They fly to Westchester and pick up Bobby but refuse Alex and Lornaıs help,
which Bobby thinks was rude. Scott berates Jean for using telepathy to make
Kruegerıs freaks turn against him.
	They arrive at the Worthington estate on Long Island in civilian attire and
meet Warrenıs family doctor, who is in on his secrets. They confront the Dazzler,
who has practiced his power and can fry their brains with his light. Warrenıs
mother interrupts, and everyone tries to act normal. Dr. Stuart says they canıt
tell her anything, or the shock would kill her. Frailty, thy name is woman!
(Hamlet, ibid.).

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 15
Date:	Feb-01
Story:	Death Be Not Proud (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Angel
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane, Candy Southern
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Tad Carter; Burtram Worthington (the Dazzler), Dr. Stuart
Other Characters:	Avia, Kathryn Worthington
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Assoc. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor: Jason Liebig
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	The X-Men return to Westchester from their various adventures;
Warren gets Avia to the autodoc; Scott warns him thereıs something rotten on the
estate of the Worthingtons. They get Warren to tell them about the Dazzler.
	Lorna puts on a blonde wig and goes into town. Carter arranges to bump into
her and buys her coffee. 
	Stuart mentions that Warrenıs mother has started attending church and reading
the Bible. Burtram asks Warren to be his Best Man. Jean canıt read his mind, and
they are stymied, unable to attack Burtram for fear of hurting Kathryn. 
	Stuart has a private word with Burtram: they are poisoning her tea so she
will die three days after the wedding.
	Lorna returns to the mansion; Alex says sheıs been gone for nine hours, but
she doesnıt remember it being that long. He uses Cerebro to isolate the anomaly
in the Himalayas, then drags her along: he wants to prove himself.
	On her wedding day, Kathryn collapses. Stuart says itıs just exhaustion, but
Hank realizes something is up. Burtram drops all pretense, suits up as the
Dazzler, says heıs after the money, and uses his light to attack their nervous
systems. He realizes thereıs an X-Man missing; Scott blasts him out the window,
and Warren, furious, beats him up. Scott and Hank have to restrain him. 
	Burtram surrenders; Jean reaches into his mind and shuts off his mutant
power. He implicates Stuart, who admits he always considered Warren a blight on
the Worthington heritage. He says thereıs no way to save Kathryn, since Burtram
overdid the poison. Her dying wish is for her Angel to take her home to heaven,
so he flies her up to the clouds till she passes over.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 16
Date:	Mar-01
Story:	Echoes of a Lost Generation (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Angel
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane, Candy Southern
Guest Stars:	First Line: Yeti, Pixie; Inhumans: Black Bolt, Medusa
Villains:	Burtram Worthington (the Dazzler), Dr. Stuart, Kraven the Hunter
Other Characters:	Constable Barber, Avia, Teri and Ashley Martin; Rapunzel (in
flashback)
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Assoc. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	The X-Men return to the mansion and find a message from Alex: he and
Lorna took the Sentinel ship to the Himalayas. The X-Men are not pleased.
	Lorna wakes in the snow: the ship was knocked out of the sky, and she doesnıt
see Alex. She takes shelter in a nearby temple and then screams.
	The police investigate the double-murder at the Worthingtons, but Jean
manipulated Stuart and Burtramıs minds so they couldnıt denounce Warren as a
mutant. 
	A mysterious someone easily breaks into the mansion, invisible to its
defenses. He knocks out Avia with a karate chop.
	The X-Men get to the Himalayas and get knocked out of the sky by a boulder
thrown by Yeti.
	Xavier is with the Martins in their wrecked house with a broken Sentinel in
the yard. He tells Mrs. Martin her daughter is not brain damaged, but sheıs still
a powerful mutant.
	Yeti was a hero, one of the First Line, who vanished before the Fantastic
Four were formed. He has gone feral, and the X-Men canıt stop him, but then he
turns to stone. The Inhumans have arrived. Yeti was one of them, but he was too
wild and left the Great Refuge. The Skrulls invaded earth, killing all the First
Line but Yeti and Pixie, and Yeti took the dead body of his Skrull girlfriend
Rapunzel into the mountains and never left.
	Lorna wakes next to Alex. The Inhumans fix the X-Menıs craft, and they all
fly away. Jean is upset that no one remembers the First Line, who died as heroes.
In the mansion they find Kraven, with Avia hostage. He wants to hunt one of the
X-Men. 

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 17
Date:	Apr-01
Story:	Hunter and Hunted (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman 
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane 
Guest Stars:	Agt. Fred Duncan
Villains:	Kraven the Hunter; (Tobias) Messenger, Tad Carter, Simon
Other Characters:	Avia, Teri Martin
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Assoc. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	Hank runs from Kraven while the other X-Men have Avia in the
autodoc: Kraven poisoned her and offered them the antidote if Hank gave him a
good hunt. He put traps all over the grounds, and Hank is subtly poisoned by each
one.
	Messenger leads a secret organization (the Promise, see next iss.) which ages
very slowly and has plans for Lorna. They contact her telepathically, distracting
her.
	In Dunfee, Duncan helps out and sees that Xavier and Mrs. Martin are
attracted to each other. 
	The X-Men go to help Hank; Alex and Bobby bicker, and Jean has to separate
them. Kraven attacks the weakened Hank, who chatters as he fights but is unable
to vanquish his adversary. Kraven admits heıs using poison, so Hank has no reason
to hold back and attacks furiously. Kraven blasts with the eyes on his vest, but
Hank catches and pounds him; Scott arrives and has to blast Hank to make him
stop. 
	Kraven keeps his word and provides antidotes. The X-Men canıt turn him over
to the police without revealing themselves, so Jean wipes his mind. Hank is
ashamed he lost control. Alex is frantic: Lorna floated up into the air and
disappeared.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 18
Date:	May-01
Story:	Promise of a New Tomorrow (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman 
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane 
Guest Stars:	 
Villains:	Claw (in flashback); Tobias Messenger and the Promise: Tad Carter,
Craig, Gracie, Lucy Robinson (see iss. 21), Simon, Gene
Other Characters:	Teri Martin
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Assoc. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	On an autumn night, Warren flies over Long Island Sound toward
Westchester, where he sees Lorna floating away. Bobby is angry with Alex for not
stopping her, but he couldnıt blast her out of the sky. Hank and Jean left Kraven
(last iss.) with a telepathic suggestion to turn himself in to the police.
	Lorna knows her mind is clouded; when she lands, Carter (iss. 15) greets her.
Messenger, born mute, telepathically welcomes her. 
	Warren flies ahead of the Blackbird to lead the team to Lorna. Alex tries to
enter the building, but it has a telepathic shield that induces sleep, and Jean
canıt read anything inside. Then a monster attacks. 
	In Dunfee, Mrs. Martin questions Xavierıs methods. Her husband was killed in
action (nuclear sub in the navy).
	Messenger explains: Claw formed the group to exploit their powers. After he
was defeated, Messenger took over. They put themselves in suspended animation and
emerge once a decade. 
	Outside, the X-Men see illusions of each other as monsters and defeat
themselves; only Alex is left standing (although Scott has always been immune to
his power). Gracie takes Lornaıs form, kisses him, and then drains him into
unconsciousness.
	Messenger accuses Xavier of indoctrinating his followers, like Magneto. He
says neither oneıs vision will work, and the only resolution to the human-mutant
conflict is war, before mutants start battling each other. They want Lorna and
Alex to join them, and Lucy wants Warren, too, because heıs beautiful.
	The Promise found a vast network of tunnels, and they bring Lorna down to put
her into hibernation with them. 

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 19
Date:	Jun-01
Story:	Broken Promises (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman 
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane 
Guest Stars:	 
Villains:	Mole Man; Tobias Messenger and the Promise: Tad Carter, Craig,
Gracie, Lucy Robinson, Simon, Gene
Other Characters:	Teri Martin
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: Greg Wright
	Assoc. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	Hank faces a giant beetle and judiciously runs; Scott finds him and
blasts it. Jean and Bobby show up; they wonder if they were shrunk or transported
back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Hank realizes theyıre in a huge
chamber; Scott finds a metal floor under the dirt; Hank says itıs ancient. Mole
Man observes them on TV monitors.
	In Dunfee, Xavier is disturbed from his coziness with Teri: his telepathic
bond to his students has been broken.
	Scott canıt blast through the metal, and Jean canıt sense anything. Messenger
speaks mentally, saying he was born in 1859. Mute, he learned to use his
telepathy to communicate and searched the world for mutants. They worked together
to shorten World War I but slowly aged and died off, so Messenger put himself in
suspended animation, emerging once a decade to check on things. He plans to leave
the X-Men trapped in this environment for their safety, while he returns to
hibernation with his recent recruits, including Lorna, Alex, and Warren.
	Scott is able to crack the floor; Bobby uses ice to widen it, and they start
down a tunnel of machinery. Thereıs not enough humidity in the air, so Bobby
deices before he dehydrates. They enter a chamber with a giant fan, and Jean
telekinetically fights the air currents so they donıt get sucked in. She canıt
hold on, and Scott blasts the fanıs engine, but they still get sucked into a net
stretched over the fan, and then drop into a subterranean chamber. Mole Man is
there, and he attacks.
	Lucy emerges from hibernation and wakes Warren; she wants his help getting
back at the people who stole her life.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 20
Date:	Jul-01
Story:	Worlds within Worlds (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman 
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane 
Guest Stars:	Namor (the Sub-Mariner); the Fantastic Four: Reed and Sue
Richards, Ben Grimm, Johnny Storm, Crystal
Villains:	Magneto; Mole Man and his Subterraneans; Lucy Robinson
Other Characters:	Teri Martin, Mike
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: VLM
	Assoc. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Synopsis:	On the ocean floor lays Atlantis and the palace of Namor, its king.
Magneto allies with him against the humans. 
	Mole Man has the X-Men brought to him; they protest, so he proves his
heightened senses and agility by thrashing them. When Jean lifts him, he pushes a
button and reveals ³the mind-numbing glare of the Valley of Diamonds.² They are
stunned, but Bobby ices it over. Mole Man pulls a cord to open the floor, and
monsters attack. 
	Warren takes Lucy home to Philadelphia. Sheıs been in suspended animation for
the better part of 30 years, and her aged son is angry she deserted him and
lashes out at all mutants. They leave, and Lucy tells Warren she chose not to use
her power of suggestion on her own son. Warren asserts his will and returns to
free Alex and Lorna.
	Xavier sees Reed on TV saying magnetic waves attacked from Atlantis, Ben shot
a missile in response, and an Atlantean armada is approaching. In astral form, he
investigates and confirms Magnetoıs involvement. Magneto is surprised he is alive
(X-Men I:42) and refuses to call off the attack.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 21
Date:	Aug-01
Story:	Let Loose the Dogs of War (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman 
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane 
Guest Stars:	Namor, Sue Richards; Eternals Ikaris and Pixie; Lady Dorma
Villains:	Magneto; Mole Man and his Subterraneans; Lucy Robinson
Other Characters:	Teri and Ashley Martin
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: VLM
	Assoc. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
	President: Bill Jemas
Synopsis:	Magneto tricked the Fantastic Four and Namor into fighting each
other (cf. Fantastic Four I:102). He magnetically grabs Sueıs craft, while Xavier
in astral form warns him thatıll just anger both Reed and Namor. 
	Warren tries to get Lucy to free Alex and Lorna from hibernation, but she
says it would kill them. Xavier visits; heıs heard of Messenger and has them
speed up the chronometer so the pods will open. 
	Mole Man says his memory is back, and heıs angry at the X-Men (see iss. 34).
He drops the team into a chamber that amplifies every sound to concussive force. 
	Teri leaves Xavier unconscious and takes her daughter to school; Xavier has
wiped Ashleyıs mind and turned off her power.
	Changing the clock has somehow accelerated time, and Alexıs power overloads.
Boom. Heıs okay, and they quickly get him into his containment suit. Lornaıs pod
is damaged, and Lucy has to use her power on Alex to make him go to New York and
help the Fantastic Four, while she stays to stabilize her.
	Warren searches tunnels for the rest of the team and is frozen by pixie dust.
Pixie and Ikaris want to keep the Eternals a secret, and they wonder what the
rise of mutants means for them.
	Alex finds Manhattan crawling with Atlanteans and blasts them, but then the
human mob attacks him. He blasts and runs to save himself.
	Xavier checks Atlantis and finds Magneto has kidnapped Dorma, and Namor is
furious. Magneto orders him to attack the Baxter Building.

Issue:	X-Men: The Hidden Years 22
Date:	Sep-01
Story:	Friends and Enemies (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Prof. X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman 
Regular Characters:	Havok, Lorna Dane, Candy Southern
Guest Stars:	The Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Crystal, the
Human Torch (Johnny Storm), the Thing (Ben Grimm); Namor, Lady Dorma, Sue
Richards
Villains:	Mole Man and his Subterraneans, Magneto, the Promise including Lucy
Robinson, Tad, Simon, Craig, Tobias Messenger (deceased)
Other Characters:	Teri and Ashley Martin
Credits:	Writer, Art: John Byrne, Tom Palmer
	Colors: VLM
	Assoc. Editor: Lysa Hawkins
	Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
	President: Bill Jemas
Synopsis:	The Fantastic Four brace against Atlanteans in the elevator. Xavier
arrives in psi-form to help Reed make a device to defeat Magneto. 
	Mole Man has the X-Men captive, but Hank breaks the bonds, so Mole Man
triggers an avalanche. Warren wakes and carries Scott as he blasts the rubble.
	Reed zaps Magneto, and when he uses his power, the device grows stronger. He
is trapped in a cone of magnetism. Dorma and Sue are freed.
	The X-Men climb to the surface. Bobby is ready to forgive Xavier, who didnıt
foresee the Changelingıs death (X-Men I:42). They emerge onto the devastated
remains of Monster Island (Fantastic Four I:1).
	Xavier floats over to Alex and keeps his path clear. Lucy revived Lorna and
the Promise, but Messenger is dead. The rest are sick of hibernation and split
up.
	Xavier returns to his body and finally leaves Dunfee, driving his own
modified car all the way. He promises to return and remove Ashleyıs mental blocks
when itıs safe. Heıs flattered by Teriıs affection, but thereıs no room in his
life for romance.
	Hank and Warren returned Avia to the Savage Land. The team throws Hank a
surprise 20th birthday party, and he blows the candles off the cake.
	Note: the series ends, 5 issues too early to lead into Krakoa.



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