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Issue: Generation X 16 Date: Jun-96 Story: Out of Synch (23 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber, Penance Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: X-Cutioner (Carl Denti) Other Characters: Giovanni, Chevy (see iss. 18) Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell, Todd DeZago Pencils: Tom Grummett Inks: Al Milgrom Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Team Buccellato Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Sean flies to the girlsı aid, but Emma orders him to stop mid-flight, before they get close enough to synch with Ev. The girls are on their own, and they try to convince him to fight Emplateıs control; confused, he runs away through the wall. Jubes sends Paige after him, since he canıt really synch her power. M, impressed with the strategy, follows to finish him off. Paige catches Ev in the boiler room contemplating suicide, and he blasts her and catches her mid-husk. They both hurt, and Paige goes down, but Ev keeps himself from feeding on her. M arrives and tells him to synch with her power, to learn why Emplate never fed on her. He cries out in pain, and itıs over. The team reassembles, and Emma, who has been telepathically observing, says they need to solve the problem of M. Angelo answers the door while trying to stay out of sight and hires a man answering a job ad. He and Jono go to Xavierıs for help against Onslaught, but X-Cutioner stops their car, wanting to execute Angelo. Issue: Generation X 17 Date: Jul-96 Story: Teeth of Our Skin (23 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Stan Lee Villains: X-Cutioner Other Characters: Stan and Ida Thomas; Mr. B Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell, Stan Lee Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Mark Buckingham Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Steve Buccellato, Malibu Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Stan Lee narrates: Angelo remembers gang life in the ıhood, while swinging through trees on his own skin. He finds the Jono wounded (Angelo blew up the car to get away from X-Cutioner), and they stumble into a circus. He puts Jono underwater for safekeeping. Mr. Thomas is furious at Sean for not protecting Ev. Sean says worse things would happen if it werenıt for the school, and the Thomases realize they have to keep Ev there. Jubes tries to talk to him, her new best friend, but heıs still upset. X-Cutioner wants to kill Skin for murdering Angelo, not realizing Skin is Angelo, who doesnıt feel like explaining and brings down the big top instead. Emma talks to M: ³Youıre a young woman with secrets, Monet. Itıs one of the few things I like about you.² But she has her students to protect, so she invades her mind. M yields. X-Cutioner was Fred Duncanıs partner in the FBI and inherited his mutant caseload and weapon collection. He has gone vigilante. He finds some of Angeloıs skin and realizes it matches Angeloıs corpse. Still, he chases him into the wax museum. Angelo disguises himself as a mummy and realizes itıs getting easier to use his power. He swings toward X-Cutioner and gets blasted; the momentum blows him into the house of mirrors. He makes X-Cutioner question himself and then pulls the trigger on his energy lance. The blast bounces around the mirrors and puts X-Cutioner down. Angelo picks up Jono and wonders how theyıre going to hitchhike to Xavierıs. Issue: Generation X 18 Date: Aug-96 Story: For the Sake of the Children (22 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber, Penance, Mondo (clone) Regular Characters: Leech, Artie Maddicks Guest Stars: Villains: Toad (Mortimer Toynbee) Other Characters: Chevy Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Mark Buckingham Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Steve Buccellato, Malibu Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Note: this is part of Onslaught: Impact 1. As the team flies a Frost Enterprises jet from St. Louis, Paige writes her brother Sam, comparing the team to his New Mutants. Theyıre not quite a family, yet, but getting there. Sean notices theyıre flying north to Canada and asks Emma whatıs up. Sheıs not telling, and he opens the escape hatch and flies away. Ev, without his seatbelt (long story), goes flying, too, and Paige has to catch him till they can break M out of her trance. Emma says theyıll sort things out when they get home. Sean finds himself on top of a mountain, not sure how he got there. He realizes Emma played with his mind and took the children. At the school, new handyman Chevy helped kill mutant Dennis Hogan (X-Men Prime) and is hiding out. He regrets it. Artie and Leech play in the biosphere, while Mondo lurks. Angelo is en route to Westchester and steals food at a rest stop on I-84. Jonoıs ill since the psi-plane went wacky. Angelo straps them both to the undercarriage of a tractor-trailer: he saw it in a movie once. Jubes questions Emma when they land somewhere other than Logan Airport, but she just plays mind games to goof up their powers. She blasts M with all ambient psionic energy and has her men take the kids to their new home. She is determined not to lose any more students and has regressed them to mental infancy. Toad is nearby. Sean gets to Montreal, tracking her, and escapes the police there. Issue: Generation X 19 Date: Sep-96 Story: Donıt Wait Up (23 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Sasquatch (Dr. Walter Langkowski) Villains: Toad, the Surgeon Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Mark Buckingham Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/DL Colors: Steve Buccellato, Malibu Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Note: this is part of Onslaught: Impact 2. Emma tries to cook, while her staff questions her sanity and her mind-controlled students act as strangely as she does, playing dress-up like little children. Toad has frogs spying on them and is amazed at the reports. Sean has gone to Dept. H for help, ³Welcome to Alpha Flight. Would you like to be a member?² He finds Sasquatch, who also acts strange but tries to help. A tree falls on Emmaıs mansion, but she pays no mind. M brings her into the psi plane, saying Onslaught is affecting her and Jono, and her mind-control of the students is preventing them from fighting Toad, who has an ally who can transform mutants. Emma says she took Toad in out of pity after the Hellfire Club rejected him. He has made himself a kingdom of amphibians, which now breaks apart. Sasquatch crashes through the roof, two minutes too late to rescue them. Sean is close behind; he has reports about Onslaught and doesnıt blame Emma for being caught in the psychic backwash. Hugs all around, and even M and Jubes call a truce. Issue: Generation X 20 Date: Oct-96 Story: Bodies in Motion (22 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber, Penance, Mondo (clone) Regular Characters: Leech, Artie Maddicks (here called Maddocks), Franklin Richards Guest Stars: Nathan Richards, Howard the Duck Villains: Bastion, Daria; Emplate (in flashback) Other Characters: Chevy; Lloyd Goldestein, Scott Timothy, Richard Tsao (in flashback) Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Mark Buckingham Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Steve Buccellato, Malibu Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Bastion watches tape of Generation Xıs first confrontation with Emplate (iss. 1). The team has a barbeque in the biosphere. Paige is glum after Onslaught, so Sean reminds her thereıs beauty as well as ugliness in the world. Emmaıs salad attacks her, but it stops, and Mondo didnıt see it. Penance gorges herself, and her face is softening. Emma talks to M, sulking on the roof. No one trusts either of them. They agree they need to open up more, and share ice cream. Franklin, orphaned by Onslaught, is dropped off by his grandfather, who warns Sean to keep him safe. He takes to Artie and Leech like a duck to water, and they find a wounded blue lady (see iss. 23). Chevyıs uncle sends him back to the school, to stay out of sight or heıll be arrested. Angelo calls to say he and Jono are fine. Theyıre in Joshua Tree National Park in California, still hitchhiking, and Jono with a false beard. Bastion starts tracking down Jono. Howard the Duck stops to give Jono and Angelo a lift. Issue: Generation X 21 Date: Nov-96 Story: To Live and Die and Molt in L.A. (22 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber, Penance, Mondo (clone) Regular Characters: Leech Guest Stars: Beast, Howard the Duck Villains: Other Characters: Annie, Ignazius, Woof; Tores, Mrs. Espinoza Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Joe Pimentel Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Steve Buccellato Associate Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras In Memory Of: Mark Gruenwald Synopsis: Beast administers the Xenobiology test: Jubes doodles, Paige tries too hard, Mondo falls asleep, and M finishes first. Penance comes in and shreds the test, trying to take it. M goes catatonic and builds an origami house. Howard the alien Duck isnıt happy to be on earth and picks a fight with a bartender. Good thing he is Master of Quack Fu. Jono blasts, while Angelo tries to get to Tores. Somewhere in L.A., an old man on a park bench watches Angeloıs mother visit his grave, and then Tores. Angelo comes as well, and he doesnıt want to explain. Beast talks to Sean and Emma: M is autistic. Issue: Generation X ı96 Date: 1996 Story: Everyday People (52 pages) Feature Characters: Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Mondo (clone) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Storm, Wolverine, Cyclops, Beast; the Fantastic Four (all in flashback) Villains: Sentinels (in flashback); Fenris (Andrea and Andreas von Strucker) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Michael Golden Pencils: Jeff Johnson Inks: Dan Panosian Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Cabrera, Lazellari, GCW Editors: Mark Powers, Mark Bernardo Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: The X-Men are on the TV in another ³mutant menace² story in the aftermath of Onslaught, while a guy gets a Dear John letter, a woman rushes off for work, and a man plans to run off with his secretary. Sean is stuck in traffic in New York City. The kids are restless, except for Mondo, who is enjoying America, and Paige is mooning over Jono. Sean gets fed up and orders the kids out of the van, telling Angelo and Ev to park it. The 51st Street subway is delayed, so dumped-guy meets late-for-work girl. Jubes and M have a spat over their relative worth. Armed men in a sedan hit a courier in the garage; Sean hears it and comes running, while Angelo and Ev attack. Sean uses his sonics to shield them from the bullets, but they are all captured by coils that dampen their powers. Itıs Fenris, and theyıre stealing a mutagenic wave generator, Methuselah-Alpha 001, which may be able to cure diseases but also causes mutations and kills mutants. They want to set it off in the city, as terrorists. M heard Sean and brings the rest of the team to the rescue. Andreas turns on the generator, to torture Sean and find out who heıs working for. He screams, breaking glass all over the block, and the rest of the teamıs powers go out of control. Before Andrea can have them all killed, Mondo breaks through the garage floor, and Ev synchs everyoneıs powers at once. Fenris get too close to each other, and their power activates. Boom. The mutants get up in the wreckage; Fenris reassemble and blast Sean, but the team comes running, and they flee. Late-for-work-girl gets a promotion and starts dating dumped-boy; adulterer-guy was also embezzlement-guy, and he gets arrested. Graydon Creed starts his anti-mutant campaign. Issue: Generation X 22 Date: Dec-96 Story: All Hallows Eve (22 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber Regular Characters: Leech, Artie Maddicks, Franklin Richards Guest Stars: Villains: Nightmare Other Characters: Iggy Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell, Michael Wright Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Al Vey, Scott Hanna Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Steve Buccellato Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Sean and Paige have Artie, Leech, and Franklin at the Halloween festival in Rutland, VT, so they can rake in the candy. Sean lets the boys run around with no costumes, since this is the one day they can. Paige asks him if he misses Theresa (Siryn, his daughter, raised by his cousin Black Tom Cassidy), and he says yes. Franklin starts to cry, missing his parents, and Paige sympathizes, saying she lost her father not long ago. Back at the school, local punks plan to attack with eggs, toilet paper, and soap, when they see a flame-headed skeleton and hanging mummy: Jono and Angelo. M lifts their car and tosses it, and the punks flee in terror. Emma observes, a bit concerned, trying as ever to keep the kids safe. She notices Nightmare lurking behind her and tells him to speak up. He has been playing tricks, like the salad (iss. 20), and now claims he needs her help to regain his realm. Sheıs not inclined to bother, but he wonıt let her sleep, and she realizes heıs trying to test her. She assures him she canıt invade his realm corporeally. Still, he gives her a nightmare of the children being attacked. He says itıs his way of thanking her: a warning of things soon to come. Issue: Generation X 23 Date: Jan-97 Story: For All This We Give Thanks (22 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Chamber Regular Characters: Leech, Artie Maddicks, Franklin Richards Guest Stars: Howard the Duck, Beverly Switzler Villains: Bastion, Daria Other Characters: Tana Nile Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell, Michael Wright Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Al Vey, Scott Hanna Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Steve Buccellato Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: The day before Thanksgiving, Sean knows he should call his daughter but procrastinates. He has to take M to the doctor, but she has reacted to her autism by crushing all the cars. Sean and Ev find her levitating in a sulk. Jono and Paige go to Kentucky, and heıs impressed with the scenery. She tries to cozy up to him, but he reminds her he has no lips. M zooms away, and Sean follows, knowing thatıs what she really wants. She pleads with him not to see any more doctors, because her father had her poked and prodded enough. Paigeıs family is at the church preparing dinner, but Jono thinks theyıre trying to avoid him. She indignantly denies this. Bastion has Daria investigate Emma. Artie, Leech, and Franklin have befriended a reluctant Howard the Duck, who stopped by with Beverly to visit Jono and Angelo (see ı96 Ann.). They take them to see their sick friend, Tana Nile (the blue lady from iss. 20), whom they have kept secret. Jono tells Paige he can never be like her father. She says heıs a jerk for suggesting it, and she likes him for who he is. Sean lights a fire while M snoozes on the couch; heıs not sure how to help her. Emma says he let M manipulate him, and sheıs a threat, having lied to them. He says Emmaıs a threat, and she agrees. Jono leaves, apologizing for ruining the holiday. Paige gives him a Bronx cheer and cuddles unhappily with her stuffed dog. Issue: Generation X 24 Date: Feb-97 Story: Home for the Holidays (24 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Husk, M, Jubilee Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Emplate, Mondo (clone) Other Characters: Cynthia Jennifer ³Cynjen², Col. Gayle Lord-Becker, Lucinda Guthrie (all in flashback) Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Rick Leonardi Inks: Bud LaRosa, Jason Martin Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Steve Buccellato Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Emma takes the girls to Mıs home in Monaco for Christmas, to get away from the U.S. (see X-Factor 130). Jubes asks Paige why she didnıt go home instead; M explains her visit with Jono was a disaster (last iss.); Emma tells her as a budding telepath to respect peopleıs boundaries. Jubes says they should tell each other everything, and she starts: she and Cynjen were troublemakers in the mall, till cornered by the police. Her mutant power manifested under the stress, and she escaped, but nothing would be the same again. M freaked out her nanny when she first manifested, but then all Monaco rejoiced, especially her father. Emplate arrives to debunk this myth, freezing everyone except M. He wants her to acknowledge the reason heıs trapped in an alternate dimension; she says he shouldnıt insult their motherıs sacrifice. He shows her his existence: grabbed by thousands of cold hands, and he wants someone to take his place. At age 13, Paige wanted mutant powers like her brother Sam, but as their mother said, you canıt rush things. She tried everything anyway, till she literally tore out of her own skin. She thanked God for the power. Emma says her parents had her committed ot a clinic when she heard voices in her head, and the guards abused her. She learned to control their minds and escaped, and she never looked back. Merry Christmas. Back at the school, Mondo is forced to wait in the snow. Issue: Generation X 25 Date: Mar-97 Story: <untitled> (36 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Jubilee, Penance, Husk, Synch, M, Chamber, Skin Regular Characters: Leech, Artie Maddicks, Franklin Richards Guest Stars: Howard the Duck, Beverly Switzler, Man-Thing, Gateway Villains: Mondo (clone), Black Tom Cassidy, Bastion Other Characters: Tores, Bumpkin, Tana Nile Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Al Vey, Scott Hanna Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Brad Vancata Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Mondo attacks Sean, at the behest of Black Tom, who has evolved into a tree-like being and gone mad (see Deadpool minis). In Buddyıs in L.A., Tores has a tense phone conversation with Emma. Emma arrives at the school to find it covered with vines. Tom announces himself, and she finds her powers donıt work on him. Jubes flees Mondo and runs into Bastion. He shoots Mondo and puts Jubes to sleep. Tom gleefully attacks the tree house, and the kids, Howard, Beverly, and Tana Nile run for it. Artie, having seen one mutant massacre already (along with Leech, X-Factor 10), attacks with a hologram of Sabretooth, but Tom doesnıt flinch. He wants custody of the kids, but Howard has doused him with gas and now drops his cigar. Tom isnıt down for long, and Man-Thing arrives only to stare at Franklin. Howard tells the kid to relax, as Man-Thing envelops him, to keep him safe, and then rescues the rest of them. Tom retreats underground, but Penance follows. Gateway shows up, having tried to make amends for his part in the death of the Hellions (Uncanny X-Men 281), and he knows his time with Generation X is at an end. Tom has most of the team captive in a manner reminiscent of Krakoa (Giant-Sized X-Men 1), and Sean promises to kill him. Tom blames him for taking Theresa away and says he has to prove he can be trusted to protect Generation X. He orders him to kill Emma, and then manipulates her into attack him so he will. Emma pleads with him to kill her, to save the kids. He refuses, so she takes control of his mind, sacrificing herself for her students. Tom, exulting in destruction, slices Ev in half. Turns out the kids were just constructs full of worms, and Tom has them captive elsewhere. He has been spying on them through his Mondo clone. Penance attacks and splits him down the middle, and heıs gone. Sean still doesnıt know where the kids are. Deep beneath the ocean, a jellyfish-like transport rises, no longer under Tomıs control. The kids surface in the middle of nowhere, near Gordon Bennett. Issue: Daydreamers 1 Date: Aug-97 Story: Once upon a Time (23 pages) Feature Characters: Leech, Arthur ³Artie² Maddicks, Franklin Richards, Howard the Duck Regular Characters: Tana Nile Guest Stars: Man-Thing Villains: the Dark Hunter, the Red Witch of the Southeast, the Red Witch of the Southwest Other Characters: Hassan, Tweedlegreen, Strange Credits: Writer: J.M. DeMatteis, Todd DeZago Pencils: Martin Egeland Inks: Howard M. Shum Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Kevin Somers Editor: Mark Bernardo Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Howard the Duck created by: Steve Gerber Synopsis: Note: this occurs after Generation X 25. Trapped in another world he never made, Howard the Duck is sentenced to death. Flashback: he left earth with Man-Thing, guardian of the nexus of all realities. Franklin asked him why heıs such a grouch, and he complained about being dumped on earth. Tana Nile scolded him for talking that way around kids, then tossed him through a door to another reality. Franklin convinced Man-Thing to go after him, and Tana Nile got Artie to use his mind like a net to find him. Howard is in Nevernevernarniozbia, where Tweedlegreen wants him as a pet and rescues him from falling. He gets a Kree-like genie from a lamp. An empty ship glides through the nexus, captained by the Dark Hunter. Man-Thing lands Dorothy-like on the Red Witch of the Southeast. Munch-Things celebrate. A cross-dressing Dr. Strange fairy appears and agrees to take them to the king. The Red Witch of the Southwest attacks. Howardıs genie gives him a DeSoto to get home in, and he is not amused. Before he can use his wishes, black knights capture him. And so he winds up before a Doom-like king and a queen like Emma Frost. Leech breaks the Red Witchıs bubble, letting the others rescue Howard. Man-Thing instinctively protects Franklin from the black knights, but when the Dark Hunter arrives, he actually speaks, ³Oh, man! Weıre really in for it now!² Issue: Daydreamers 2 Date: Sep-97 Story: Across the Universe (23 pages) Feature Characters: Leech, Arthur ³Artie² Maddicks, Franklin Richards, Howard the Duck Regular Characters: Tana Nile Guest Stars: Man-Thing Villains: the Dark Hunter Other Characters: Strange Credits: Writer: J.M. DeMatteis; George Broderick, Jr. Pencils: Martin Egeland Inks: Howard M. Shum Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Kevin Somers, Digital Chameleon Editor: Mark Bernardo Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Howard the Duck created by: Steve Gerber Synopsis: The Dark Hunter wants Franklin and attacks Man-Thing, Howard, and Tana Nile with shadows which Leech canıt dampen. Artie attacks with holograms but is defeated. Then Strange arrives and easily waves the Dark Hunter away with his wand. He canıt return everyone to earth, but just moves them on to the next world. While they wander, Howard tries to figure out how Man-Thing can suddenly speak. They come to a Seuss-like town, go to the diner, and Franklin asks for food in rhyme. The cadence police soon arrive to arrest them, though, and Tana Nile hopes the jail can protect them from the Dark Hunter. Tana Nile says her race, from Rigel-Z, is ancient and forcibly colonized inferior planets. She tried to change their attitude but got jailed, so she fled to find the Avengers and instead found Generation X. Howard comforts her. Artie has a nightmare about Franklin and then confronts him, but Man-Thing protects him. The Dark Hunter arrives, and Tana Nile grabs and tosses him. They flee the jail, past the unconscious guards. The Dark Hunter nabs Artie, and Howard orders Man-Thing to follow, but heıs starting to decay and isnıt sure he can do it. They all wind up on Howardıs home planet, Duckworld. Howard is famous there, and every bird wants his autograph. Issue: Daydreamers 3 Date: Oct-97 Story: Dark Eyes (23 pages) Feature Characters: Leech, Arthur ³Artie² Maddicks, Franklin Richards, Howard the Duck Regular Characters: Tana Nile Guest Stars: Man-Thing; Reed and Sue Richards (as illusions) Villains: the Dark Hunter Other Characters: Ward, June, and Princess the Duck (as illusions) Credits: Writer: J.M. DeMatteis; George Broderick, Jr. Pencils: Martin Egeland Inks: Howard M. Shum Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Kevin Somers, Digital Chameleon Editor: Mark Bernardo Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Howard the Duck created by: Steve Gerber Synopsis: The Dark Hunter has Artie and reads his mind for information on Franklin. He shows Artie the truth and convinces him to help him. Tana Nile swats the ducks away with Man-Thingıs decomposing body. She takes everyone to Howardıs dysfunctional family, who welcome them and turn out to be Cleaverish. This worldıs Dr. Richards is able to view earth, and Howard is a TV star. Man-Thing wants Franklin to tell the truth, but he explodes instead, pureeing Man-Thing and Leech. Howard yells, saying this isnıt his real family, and the illusion dissolves. He thinks Franklin has been creating all this and goes to see Dr. Richards, who is transformed from duck to human illusion. Tana Nile tells Franklin to stop, but he zaps her, instead, and goes off with his fake parents. Howard finds himself in a starry void, but the Dark Hunter retrieves him, having reassembled everyone. The Dark Hunter confronts Franklin, saying he used the Man-Thingıs connection to the nexus to create all this, and even he is a projection of Franklinıs pain. Franklin, furious, zaps him, but he forces him to face the (supposed) reality of his parentsı deaths. Reality dissolves, and they are in Man-Thingıs swamp. Franklin says farewell to his parents, but heıs not alone as long as he has his friends. Issue: Generation X 26 Date: Apr-97 Story: Adrift (24 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber, Penance Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Bastion and Operation Zero Tolerance (OZT) soldiers; Nightmare Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Joe Bennett Inks: Joe Pimentel Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Marie Javins Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Most of the kids are adrift in the ocean. M rips off Paigeıs skin, to finish her husk, but sheıs still in a state of shock. The sun is rising, and they have no shade. Sean has Emma in the infirmary; both she and Black Tom seem dead. Sean takes Penance to find and rescue the others. Jubes fights off OZT soldiers, not sure where she is or who cut her hair. She takes the gun from one of them, but then stop to do CPR on him. Bastion observes, astonished. Jubes saves the guyıs life and then has to run from his buddies. Angelo is falling apart and dying of exposure, so Jono blasts off part of the organic raft to cover him. M, panicked, flies up to find help somewhere. Paige tells Jono to stop protecting her, so they can die as equals. Nightmare greets Emma as she wakes; he wants a favor in exchange for his warning (iss. 22). M pushes herself too far and falls unconscious into the water. Ev goes in, without powers, and saves her. She says theyıre going to die. Sean uses the schoolıs version of Cerebro but canıt find the kids. Emma joins him, and heıs amazed to see her alive: she had forced him to stun her, not kill her. She assures him the kids are alive. Jubes escapes the OZT facility but falls unconscious into the snow. She is found and returned. Issue: Generation X 27 Date: May-97 Story 1: The Last X-Man (21 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Jubilee, Penance Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Archangel, Bishop, Storm, Amiko (all in flashback); Wolverine Villains: Bastion and Operation Zero Tolerance (OZT) soldiers, Daria; Krakoa (in flashback) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Joe Bennett Inks: Joe Pimentel Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Marie Javins Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Note: this occurs after X-Men II:65. Bastion shows Cyclopsıs damaged visor to Jubes, claiming he is dead, but she insists heıs lying. Daria questions Bastionıs methods, but he sees Jubes not as a child but as a mutant. He plans to interrogate her about the X-Men. He reviews Jubesıs memories: Cyclops comforting her after Illyanaıs death (Uncanny X-Men 303). She was surprised to see Wolverine cry, and Cyclops tells her about Wolverineıs foster daughter, Amiko, in Japan. At the school, Emmaıs staff digs themselves out of Black Tomıs moss, while Emma scans Seanıs mind for clues to what his cousin did with the team. She finds his memories of Krakoa (Giant-Sized X-Men 1), and Sean rushes off with the realization. Bastion tells Jubes he killed Bishop, whom she remembers as saying she would be the last X-Man (Uncanny X-Men 288?). He shows her Wolverine captive, tortured, and broken. She laughs, knowing itıs untrue, and still refuses to provide information. She berates Bastion for fighting for the right to torture and kill. Daria, who has a conscience, doesnıt act on it. Her monitors pick up Bastionıs memories of his origin as a machine, which he tells her to ignore (see Machine Man/Bastion ı98). Story 2: Cookinı With Jubilee (1 page) Feature Characters: Banshee, Husk, M, Skin, Jubilee, Penance Regular Characters: Leech, Artie Maddicks Guest Stars: Villains: Other Characters: Credits: By: Jim Mahfood Special Thanks To: Jason Liebig Synopsis: Jubes cooks one huge pancake to feed the team. Issue: Generation X 28 Date: Jun-97 Story 1: Oh, Now I Get It (16 pages) Feature Characters: Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Daria, Glorian (Thomas Gideon) Other Characters: J, Clara, Hunter, Marius St. Croix Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Al Vey Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Joe Andreani Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: J the seagull narrates: Aboard ship, Paige wakes from a nightmare about being trapped in Black Tomıs pod. Jono, with face intact, comforts her with a song on his guitar. Ev runs a daycare center, Camp Jubilee, on deck. M and her brother Marius, no longer Emplate, lounge nearby. Angelo is strung up on a mast. Jubes is Bastionıs captive, is on a hunger strike, and tries to get through to Daria. Glorian, Shaper of Dreams (FF 191, Hulk 267), gives deserving beings their greatest fantasies and is annoyed at Angelo, who isnıt playing along. He says the team doesnıt really want these shallow dreams, and he doesnıt want anything fake. Glorian gets mad, and the fantasies dissolve. Angelo winds up with what he really wants, reality, and his friends back. Story 2: Ye Double Feature (10 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Jubilee, Penance Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Storm, Wolverine, Cyclops, Havok, Polaris, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Angel (all in flashback) Villains: Krakoa (in flashback), Daria Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Bryan Hitch Inks: Paul Neary Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Joe Andreani Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Emma scans Seanıs memories of Krakoa (Giant-Sized X-Men 1), where they realize Black Tom was sending the children. It must have found its way back to earth. They are jetting there with Penance, and Emma says they canıt really help their students and thinks about the Hellions (Uncanny X-Men 303). Sean hugs her, and she thanks him. The pilot has reached the site of Krakoa, and thereıs a ship there, raised from the depths, but no one aboard. Cyclopsıs voice comes over the radio (X-Men II:64), and they race to his aid. Daria tries to get Jubes to cooperate, but she blasts her with fireworks. The nanotechs within Daria defend her, sending a swarm of metal bugs to attack Jubes. Issue: Generation X -1 Date: Jul-97 Story: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship (22 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Stan Lee Villains: Harry Leland, Dark Beast Other Characters: Tores, Samuel Cumberland, Ben Nishimura, Lowell Fontaine Credits: Writer: James Robinson Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Al Vey Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Marie Javins Associate Editor: Mark Powers Editor: Bob Harras Synopsis: Tores has a knife to Angeloıs throat, and then Stan Lee, dressed as Jono, interrupts, talks about the team, and flashes back: Emma, age 16, was disinherited, so she sneaks into Cumberlandıs gala and reads rich peopleıs minds for stock tips. She overdoes it, and, nauseous, faints in the ladiesı room, recovers, and leaves quickly. The bodyguards loitering outside harass her (sheıs 16!), as Sean and his partner Fontaine observe. They are NYPD detectives, staking out Leland. Emma scratches a bodyguard, runs, and gets cornered and knocked down in an alley. Dark Beast attacks the bodyguards and takes Emma. He is befuddled, remembering only part of his past, but still experimenting on other peopleıs body parts. They agree to help each other, and then Sean attacks. He loses, and Dark Beast is about to vivisect him, when Emma takes control of his mind, the first time she tried that power. Fontaine arrives with Leland, about to arrest Emma, but sheıs a quick study, and she has them take Sean to the hospital and forget everything. She plans to make a fortune in stocks and walks off with Dark Beast, the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Issue: Gen 13 / Generation X 1 Date: Jul-97 Story: Generation Gap (28 pages) Feature Characters: Gen 13: John Lynch, Caitlin ³Kat² Fairchild, Burnout (Robert ³Bobby² Lane); Freefall (Roxanne ³Roxy² Spaulding) and Queelock, Grunge (Edmund Percival Chang), Sarah Rainmaker; Generation X: Banshee (Sean Cassidy), Chamber (Jonothon Evan Starsmore), Husk (Paige Guthrie), Synch (Everett Thomas), M (twins Nicolette and Claudette St. Croix, alias Monet St. Croix, alias Yvette), Skin (Angelo Espinoza), Jubilee (Jubilation Lee) Regular Characters: Black Razors, Leech, Arthur ³Artie² Maddicks, Anna Guest Stars: Vortex (Jamie Moore) Villains: Carlos Ramirez; Trance and his freaks including Phobia, Kewpie Doll, the Water Nymph, Albino, Baby; Emplate (Marius St. Croix), D.O.A. Other Characters: Frank Colby Credits: Writer: Brandon Choi Pencils: Arthur Adams Inks: Alex Garner, Peter Guzman Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Dave Lanphear Colors: Joe Chiodo, Martin Jimenez Editor: Scott Dunbier Consulting Editor: Bob Harras Covers By: Arthur Adams & Alex Garner, J. Scott Campbell & Tom McWeeney Gen 13 created by: Jim Lee, Brandon Choi, J. Scott Campbell Generation X created by: Scott Lobdell, Chris Bachalo Synopsis: Note: this was published by Image Comics. At a protest rally at Nottingham Airfield in the UK, Sean watches for an international terrorist, Ramirez, who has a boy, Vortex, and is trying to steal nukes. Black Razors attack him and he escapes, but Sean is knocked down. In San Diego, Gen 13 gets word that Trance interrogated Carlos, then made him suicide. From his alternate dimension, Emplate observes a new source of food. Cerebro alerts Generation X to two new signatures, in San Diego, CA, and in Quantico, VA. Trance is in Quantico, planning to use Vortex to return home and claim his throne. Gen 13 gets Queelocke to teleport them, and then Generation X arrives. Emplate is not far behind, and they all fight over the boy. Trance offers Emplate Queelocke, which he puts in a trance and makes him open a portal. Grunge and Paige follow them through before it closes. Emplate and Trance soon realize theyıre immune to each other. The teams convince Vortex to help them, and he teleports them to New Orleans. Melee ensues; Trance entrances Sean, and he blasts Jono; Emplate swears to find a way to feed on Gen 13 but retreats; Trance entrances everyone to cover his own retreat. The teams return to the respective homes, and Vortex is no longer a threat to national security. Note: two pin-ups of the cover art follow. Issue: Generation X 29 Date: Aug-97 Story: No Surrender (24 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber, Penance Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: OZT Sentinels, Daria; D.O.A.; Emplate (in a hologram) Other Characters: Gil, Tores Credits: Writer: James Robinson Pencils: Chris Bachalo, Mark Hanna Inks: Al Vey, Eric Cannon, Tim Townsend, Al Milgrom Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/EM Colors: Marie Javins Associate Editor: Mark Powers Editor: Bob Harras Synopsis: Note: this is part of the Operation: Zero Tolerance (OZT) crossover. Angelo is back in L.A., and Tores has a knife to his throat. Yesterday in Venice Beach: Jono tries to get alone with Paige, but she goes shopping with M. They wind up at Angeloıs cousin Gilıs place. Heıs the only one that knows Angelo is alive. They pig out on Sugar Bombs, and Angelo decides to contact the only person who can help them, who also may want him dead. Emma takes Sean and Penance in disguise to her place in Florida, since OZT has begun. Tores has already told OZT to monitor Gilıs house, and now they transform into Sentinels and blast the house. They search for survivors and try to kill Tores, who is a mutant. Angelo grabs her out of the way, and the team runs for it, hiding in the sewers. Sean wonıt let Emma start the stove, and while she eats Spam, D.O.A. shows up with a message from Emplate: he always knows where M is and will tell them if they give him Penance. Daria is shocked at her bodyıs reaction to Jubesıs attack. She didnıt know she was part machine, and Jubes has to calm her down so she can get control of herself. Sentinels chase the kids through the sewers of Venice. Issue: Generation X 30 Date: Sep-97 Story: Some Things Hurt More Than Cars and Girls (22 pages) Feature Characters: White Queen, Banshee, Husk, Synch, M, Skin, Jubilee, Chamber, Penance Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: OZT Sentinels, Daria; D.O.A.; Emplate (in a hologram) Other Characters: Gil, Tores Credits: Writer: James Robinson Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Al Vey, Eric Cannon Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/EM Colors: Marie Javins, Digital Chameleon Associate Editor: Mark Powers Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Note: this is part of the Operation: Zero Tolerance (OZT) crossover. Emma wants to take Emplateıs deal, but Sean refuses. She says her whole life has been compromise with lesser evils, and she wants to find the rest of the kids. They are in a garage full of neat vehicles. M tells Jono to resolve his pain and his feelings for Paige, so he apologizes to her for Thanksgiving (iss. 23). Tores notices the Sentinels surrounding the building. They try to come up with a plan, while Ev freaks and convinces M to kiss him once before he dies. Jubes wonders how long sheıs been captive. Daria decides sheıs a freak, too, and frees Jubes. Emma psi-blasts Sean and hands Penance over. Sentinels attack.
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