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Issue: Uncanny X-Men 309 Date: Feb-94 Story: ?When the Tigers Come at Night! (20 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Jean Grey; Cyclops (in a dream) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Gabrielle Haller, Lilandra Neramani, Amelia Voght (in a dream) Villains: Magneto, Kurt Marko (in a dream) Other Characters: Sharon Xavier (in a dream) Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: John Romita, Jr. Inks: Dan Green, Jon Holdredge Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Steve Buccellato Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Note: this occurs after X-Men II:28. Xavier remembers nearly dying in Antarctica (X-Men Unlimited 1) and feeling both afraid and relieved. He has lived his life trying to change the world and just wanted to rest. He was rescued and revived; now he remembers his mysterious benefactor was Magneto. He feels guilty over wiping his mind (X-Men II:25); his conscience is one of the things that makes him different from Magneto, to whom he is now talking in his dreams (cf. the Onslaught crossover). Magneto asks for one word to describes him: Xavier replies, "Abuse." Magneto asks him if he ever abused his own power, to take what he wanted. Xavier denies any resentment of Scott and Jean's happiness, compared to the waste of his own life. Magneto asks about his family; he tells about his beloved mother. Magneto forces him to be honest, his mother accepting beatings from Kurt Marko and drinking too much. Xavier says she married him for her son's sake, and he used his emerging psychic powers to comfort her. Magneto says he has a fetish for aiding helpless human women. Xavier remembers leaving Gabrielle, and Moira dumping him for Joe. He has Lilandra; Magneto laughs at this interstellar relationship. Xavier admits to unfinished business: after he was first crippled in Tibet (iss. 20), he was in a hospital in Bombay and wanted to die. Amelia was his nurse and was the first woman who didn't need him but just wanted him. Then she found his notes on creating Cerebro and angrily accused him of using her because she's a mutant. He demonstrated his telepathy; she realized she wasn't the only freak in the world; they embraced, his first positive meeting with another mutant. Later, they returned to the States. He attended Columbia; she reluctantly helped him compile prospective X-Men. When he brought Scott into the mansion, she left him, foreseeing that his team-building would spur a genetic arms race. She preferred to remain hidden and safe and said, "You can't change the world with a dream, Charles," and she left. Magneto makes him admit the whole truth: panicked, he momentarily took control of her mind, then recoiled in horror at himself. She said nothing, just slapped him. He still feels guilty, abusing her like his stepfather forced his mother. He swears he'll never be like that, like Magneto, who says he can strive for his dream and achieve personal happiness, too. Jean wakes him; he was napping by the fire. He apologizes for letting the X-Men down; she says that although they disagree with harboring Sabretooth (X-Men Unlimited 3), they all owe him a debt. Xavier asks her to do something for him: to love Scott, because the chance for happiness is what the X-Men were created to secure. They embrace and say they love each other. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 310 Date: Mar-94 Story: "?Show Me the Way To Go Home?quot; (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cyclops, Beast, Archangel, Iceman, Banshee, Gambit, Bishop; Jean Grey (in flashback) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Forge, Cable, Nightcrawler; Askani, Charlotte Jones (in flashback) Villains: X-Cutioner (Carl Denti), Sabretooth, Emma Grace Frost Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: John Romita, Jr. Inks: Dan Green Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Steve Buccellato Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Scott and Sean are on their way to Scott's bachelor party, when an alarm goes off in the Danger Room, in the depths of the mansion. They are shocked to find a holographic replay of Scott giving Nathan Christopher to Askani (X-Factor 68). The computer refuses to shut it off, so Scott blasts the controls. Cable reveals himself; he wanted to get Scott's attention. Scott recently learned Cable is his son (Cable 7), back from the future. Sean is ready to attack him, for corrupting his daughter (Siryn, X-Force 3), but Scott sends him ahead to the party, in a bar in Greenwich Village, which is a dud, especially when Bishop starts comparing it to future rites of passing and Hank starts telling jokes in Latin. X-Cutioner has piggybacked Cable's bodyslide into the mansion, looking for a particular mutant. Cable got the wedding invitation and sarcastically asks if he's supposed to carry the rings. He's angry that Scott gave him up, dispassionate and not considering the effect on his life. Warren muses if he can convince Jean to dump Scott at the altar. Remy asks him about having Sabretooth in the house; he says there's obviously a skeleton in Remy's closet, but he doesn't care. Remy moves on to Bobby, who is busy being carded. Scott has the computer bring up his personal logs, which reveal his anguish and guilt after giving up his son. Cable says that doesn't change anything, and Scott didn't think it would. Sabretooth the uninvited guest and alerts Scott. X-Cutioner breaks into the med lab, to get at Frost (middle name Grace, comatose since iss. 283). He raises a hand to execute her, but Scott, wordlessly, blasts him. When he bodyslides behind Scott, Cable throws a half-ton of medical equipment at him, then he and Scott blast in unison, and X-Cutioner has to port away. Scott immediately turns to help Frost; Cable is impressed and says he's now proud to know him and call him father. All he wanted is to know Scott missed him; Scott says he would have given anything to raise him (see The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix limited series). Cable bodyslides him to his bachelor party; Scott finds the wedding RSVP in his hand. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 311 Date: Apr-94 Story: Putting the Cat Out (23 pages) Feature Characters: Beast, Iceman, Storm, Jubilee, Bishop Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Yukio Villains: Sabretooth, Emma Frost, Phalanx Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: John Romita, Jr. Inks: Dan Green, Al Vey Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Steve Buccellato, Marie Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Jubilee yells at Hank, who is performing a diagnostic on the Shi'ar power core when he's supposed to be taking her into Salem Center for a movie. She tries to get Bobby to take her, but he's busy enhancing security around the med lab. So she waits for Hank: "Almost done." "Then you'll probably have to shed or something!" Bishop sits in the snow, remembering when his sister Shard showed him they could absorb the energy of it melting (but from their body heat, so it shouldn't work). Ororo checks if he's okay, before she goes into town. He says he's trying to start living in the moment and playfully throws a snowball at him. She easily avoids it, then buries him in a snow bank. Sabretooth is in his cell, raging. Hank finds a glitch in the core, caused by Magneto's E-M pulse (X-Men II:25), and the power goes off. Bobby tries to cover Frost, still comatose, as both of them are caught in an energy backlash. Hank alerts Bishop, who runs to secure the tiger in the tank, who has got loose and got Jubilee by the hair. Bishop runs with his hands tearing through the walls, absorbing any residual energy. Jubilee tries her best: "Eat host plasma bursts! Ya' third-rate Wolverine wannabe loser nobody!" Sabretooth tosses her away, and she breaks a rib. She wishes Logan were there. Bishop bursts through the wall, and Sabretooth flees. Jubilee is scared to be alone, but Bishop has to chase Sabretooth before he gets to the Morlock tunnel entrance. Hank is frantically making repairs, ten seconds from a core meltdown. Sabretooth tries to jump Bishop, but he blasts him and grabs his head. He says he wishes he could just execute him; Sabretooth says he's bluffing and has run out of energy, and dares him to kill him before he rips his face off. Unexpectedly, Jubilee has arrived and zaps him into unconsciousness with a taser. Hank has restored the core; Bobby is unconscious and lying across Frost. Ororo is in a nightclub in the city meeting Yukio. She realizes she is panicked, under a calm fa┴ade. She is being hit on by triplets, who now reveal themselves to be Phalanx. Ororo tells Yukio they should have met at the mansion. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 312 Date: May-94 Story: Romp (22 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Beast, Iceman, Storm, Jubilee, Bishop, Gambit Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Yukio Villains: Phalanx, Emma Frost, Sabretooth Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Joe Madureira Inks: Green, Candelario Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Steve Buccellato, Kevin Somers Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Ororo and Yukio, unlikely friends but kindred spirits, flee the Phalanx. They are after Yukio because she is part of Xavier's Mutant Underground, she says to fulfill her social conscience and get a danger rush, as she leaps off a building. Ororo catches her, astonished at her recklessness. She flies them north, toward the mansion and away from nightclub. Remy is on his motorcycle on his way to the club, and he asks a beautiful woman for directions. He notices Ororo's lightning: she has caught a Phalanx between her and the big billboard in Times Square. Yukio pokes at the remains, trying to figure out what it is; it reassembles and blasts her; Ororo blasts it and douses Yukio with rain to put out the fire. Yukio says she came to the states because she was afraid for Ororo. A New Yorker with a baseball bat beats the remains of the Phalanx; it grabs and assimilates him, and Ororo and a cop are unable to free him. The Phalanx grabs Ororo, saying it has adapted to her powers, so she sends lightning to the sidewalk under it, instead. It adapts and grabs her again, wanting to assimilate her and all the X-Men's secrets. Remy arrives, and Yukio and the Phalanx both recognize him. Ororo freezes the Phalanx around her, shattering it. Remy crashes his bike into it, but it just laughs and incorporates it. Remy points out it just assimilated gasoline; he throws a card and ignites it. Ororo directs the blast away from bystanders and flies Remy and Yukio away from harm and to the USS Intrepid's dock. Yukio pulls a knife on Remy; they once had conflicting contracts in Milan, and she warns him not to harm Ororo. The woman Remy hit on shows up: she is an agent from the National Security Council, investigating the Phalanx since it appeared in Montclair (iss. 303) and Colorado (iss. 306). Remy realizes no one knows about Colorado; she transforms into Phalanx. In the mansion, Hank does CPR on Bobby; he breathes and babbles about Pierce (see iss. 281). Bishop has Sabretooth in restraints, and he starts insulting them all, so Xavier telepathically shuts him up. He is unable to probe Bobby's mind, because Frost, still comatose, is causing interference. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 313 Date: Jun-94 Story: Hands across the Water (23 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Beast, Iceman, Storm, Banshee, Jubilee, Gambit, Bishop Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Yukio, Doug Ramsey Villains: Phalanx including Steven Lang, Cameron Hodge, M. Camden, H. Schwandt; Sabretooth, Emma Frost Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Joe Madureira Inks: Dan Green Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Steve Buccellato, Kevin Somers Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Remy swims for his life across the Hudson River, a giant Phalanx in pursuit. It catches and drags him under, wanting to assimilate him, but he pulls out cards and explodes its innards. Swimming his way to the surface, he rescues Yukio, near drowned. In Westchester, Bobby is comatose and glaciating the med lab. When Hank jokes and calls him a popsicle, Jubilee yells at him, guilty about calling Illyana a "pimple" and now aware of death. She talks to Sean, saying she doesn't feel ready to be an X-Man. Sabretooth is caged again; Xavier says he'll cure him or die trying. Ororo is battling another Phalanx and realizes it is made of human volunteers who want to purge the world of mutants. She destroys the Phalanx, which also kills the NSC agent (last iss.), who reverts to human form. When Ororo goes to check on her, she pops back up with a T-O gun emerging from her belly, but Remy arrives and knocks her out. Lang (iss. 96, 291) is part of the Phalanx and its brains; he has recreated Doug Ramsey from his corpse (New Mutants 64), to help improve the assimilation of humans, but he resists. Hodge is there, too (iss. 306, see X- Terminators 2, 1988), directing the capture of mutants. Phalanx approach Yukio, who pleads for her life while Remy charges a ship's anchor; when ready, Ororo blasts the anchor chain and drops it on the Phalanx, Yukio and Remy dive into the water, and the explosion is enormous. Yukio kicks Remy in the jaw instead of thanking him: she doesn't trust him, and she asks Ororo to drop her at the airport. Bishop questions his usefulness, since he didn't stop Sabretooth in time (last iss.). Jubilee calls: Bobby is up and raging. Xavier arrives and realizes it is Emma Frost in his body. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 314 Date: Jul-94 Story: Early Frost (22 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Archangel, Iceman, Storm, Banshee, Jubilee, Bishop Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Shard Villains: Emma Frost; Trevor Fitzroy (in flashback) Other Characters: Brett Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Joe Madureira Inks: Dan Green Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Steve Buccellato, Kevin Somers Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Frost has broken out of her coma (iss. 281) by taking over Bobby's body (iss. 311), and she's using his powers much better than he ever did. Warren and Ororo chase her; she doesn't believe her students are dead (iss. 282), jumps in the Hudson, and freezes it behind her. Xavier recalls Warren and Ororo; Sean and he are in the Blackbird, and he knows where she's headed. Bishop works out against a robot in the Danger Room. He has recreated a hologram of his sister and commanding officer, Shard, who critiques his performance. He misses her. Jubilee enters and asks about her; Bishop says she's dead, and he killed her. Frost gets to the Frost Enterprises building, but she doesn't know how to de-ice, and the guards find her skulking outside. She demands to enter the building; they shoot a hold in her chest, but that doesn't stop her. She melts and slides into the building, taking out the guards there but chiding herself for being unaccustomed to physical combat. She says she founded the Hellions to protect her, but also to help them. She gets to her computer and sees that Fitzroy killed them all. She cries out, saying she'll never forgive herself, and when guards surround her, she tells them to kill her. Xavier arrives and telepathically stops the guards. She tells him she set the Hellions up as targets; he says he has also felt that responsibility; Sean takes her hand, saying they can't bring back the dead, but they can build a new future. He carries her out; Xavier looks at the roster of dead Hellions and vows, "Never again." Issue: Uncanny X-Men Ann. 18 Date: 1994 Story 1: Trust Is a Two-Edged Sword (38 pages) Feature Characters: Jubilee, Prof. X, Storm, Jean Grey, Beast Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Stevie Hunter, Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde) Villains: Caliban (Death), Sabretooth Other Characters: Smitty, Lopez, Dean, Goose Man Credits: Writer: Glenn Herding Pencils: Ian Churchill Inks: Hilary Barta, Bud LaRosa Letters: Richard Starkings Colors: Dana Moreshead, Mike Thomas Editor: Lisa Patrick Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Four boys camp out; three of them look at dirty magazines, but the fourth brought comic books, which one of them says are bad because they glorify mutants. Caliban comes out of the woods and says one of them is a mutant; they run off scared. He takes their supplies and goes into the sewers. He has Jubilee shackled there, and left a note for Xavier saying he'll trade her for Sabretooth (X-Men Unlimited 3), who killed his people (iss. 211). He will only deal with Kitty, so the X-Men contact her in the UK. Xavier goes to talk to Sabretooth, who won't help unless they release him. Xavier walks away. Jubilee gets Caliban to unshackle her, then tries to blind his light-sensitive eyes with her fireworks. She runs, but Caliban says there's worse things in the tunnels than him and recaptures her. Kitty doesn't want to betray Caliban like she did Colossus (Excalibur 71), but Xavier says lives were at stake in both cases. Jean gives Sabretooth enough telepathic "glow" to settle him down, and Kitty takes him into the tunnels. Caliban senses them coming; he now has Jubilee bound to the ceiling. Sabretooth, shackled, still attacks Kitty, but she phases, uses her martial arts, and gets him to back down. Caliban traps them in a chamber filling with water. He tells Kitty to phase and save herself, but she shorts out a fuse box to open a door, one that Caliban says is too dangerous. A squid grabs Kitty; Caliban punches Sabretooth when he abandons her, then attacks the squid and gets beaten. Sabretooth lends a hand and tears the squid apart. Kitty is shocked to see how Apocalypse transformed Caliban (X- Factor 24) and tells him Sabretooth may be capable of reform. Sabretooth tricks Kitty into phasing, so he can swipe his manacles through her and free himself. He goes at Caliban, Jubilee shoots fireworks, and Kitty gets the shackles back on him. Caliban runs off, ashamed. Story 2: And Nothing Will Ever Be the Same (10 pages) Feature Characters: Bishop, Jubilee Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Malcolm, Randall (as holograms) Villains: Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Jeph Loeb Pencils: Tim Sale Inks: Joe Rosen Colors: Greg Wright Editor: Lisa Patrick Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Bishop uses the Danger Room to recreate a mission that nearly ended in Malcolm's death. Jubilee asks him if he wants to go rollerblading, and he says no, still brooding on the past. But he changes his mind, and walks along with her. Note: pin-ups of Wolverine, Archangel and Jean Grey, Caliban, and Cable follow. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 315 Date: Aug-94 Story: Peers (22 pages) Feature Characters: Colossus Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Magneto and Acolytes including Neophyte, Amelia Voght, Exodus, Scanner, Javitz, Milan, Joanna Cargill, Carmella Unuscione, Sven and Harlan Kleinstock, Rusty Collins, Skids (Sally Blevins) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Roger Cruz Inks: Green, Rubinstein, LaRosa, Barta Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Buccellato, Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Piotr is on Avalon (since iss. 304). He is acting as defense attorney for Neophyte, who is being tried for treason (iss. 300). They expect it to be a kangaroo court. Exodus talks to Magneto, propped up comatose on his throne. Scanner dares to look at him, so Exodus zaps and chokes her. Piotr talks to Voght, the prosecutor, hoping to find independence of thought, but she says she doesn't trust her judgment, so she does as she's told. The trial starts: Voght says Neophyte betrayed their trust; Piotr says if Magneto could be choose to ally with Xavier, then Neophyte has a right to make his own decisions. Milan shows how the Acolytes found Neophyte holed up in an abandoned church in Switzerland. They gave him a home and a leader, and he betrayed them. Neophyte speaks for himself, saying he changed his mind when he saw Moira being tortured, and he thinks Xavier's way is better. Unuscione grabs the boy with her exoskeleton, but Voght ports him away, to wait until the verdict. Exodus halts the fighting, then goes to consult with Magneto. Voght suggests neither Xavier nor Magneto is 100% correct; Piotr has second thoughts about joining the Acolytes. Exodus returns with the verdict, but before he can pronounce, Piotr insists that Magneto would have respected Neophyte's decision, and that no one deserves blind obedience. Exodus finishes saying that Neophyte's punishment is exile to earth, and he ports him away. Voght asks if Piotr is happy, having alienated the others; he is glad to have said what he did; Exodus realizes that his leadership will no longer be unquestioned. In his darkened chamber, Magneto smiles. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 316 Date: Sep-94 Story: Generation Next Part 1: Encounter (24 pages) Feature Characters: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Banshee, Jubilee Regular Characters: Guest Stars: M (Monet St. Croix) Villains: Emma Frost, Phalanx including duplicates of Iceman, Storm, Archangel, Psylocke, Gambit, Bishop, Beast, Rogue Other Characters: Col. Gayle Cord-Becker, ret. Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Joe Madureira Inks: Terry Austin, Dan Green Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Steve Buccellato Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Note: this is part of the Phalanx Covenant crossover. M is being chauffeured along a rainy road in Monaco. Cord-Becker, her bodyguard, complains that she has refused to talk for three months, since the trouble with her brother and the twins; she wants to send her to Xavier's school, but her father doesn't want to admit she needs help. Suddenly the highly armored limo is wrecked by the Phalanx. Cord-Becker throws M out the door and pulls gun. The Phalanx absorbs the limo, chauffer, and Cord-Becker. It is unable to analyze M due to psionic interference; the Phalanx hypothesizes she is the most powerful of the next generation of mutants, so it plans to kill her. For now it takes her captive. Xavier has put Frost back into her own body (see iss. 314), and she is restrained and raving in the med lab. Sean tries to help, but *Storm shows him the door, making him realize he has become an outsider. Scott and Jean call for Xavier; Sean directs them to Muir (see Wolverine 85). *Archangel shows up and tells him to let full-time X-Men handle communications. Sean sees that Jubilee is alone in the Danger Room, then notices *Psylocke leaving Xavier's Ready Room, which is supposed to be private. He goes in and finds *Gambit and *Bishop fiddling with Cerebro. He chats, letting drop that Xavier is walking, and they don't notice the lie, so he realizes they're either impostors or under mind-control. The computer tells him the only humans in the building are him, Frost, Jubilee, and Sabretooth. He tries to send for help, but *Beast has gutted the communications room, so he goes to release Sabretooth. When *Rogue tries to stop him, he screams at it, shredding it into T-O bits, and he realizes he's up against the Phalanx. *Rogue reassembles, and Sabretooth, still shackled, busts it to bits. Sean says he has the detonator for Sabretooth's muzzle and sends him to free Jubilee and Frost. The Phalanx are alerted, but they're busy downloading all of Xavier's data: they are unable to assimilate mutants and have the X-Men captive, as test subjects. Sean uses firearms to destroy *Gambit and *Bishop, and realizes the Phalanx were going after the child mutants Xavier has identified. Frost disrupts *Storm and *Iceman telepathically. Sean self-destructs the Ready Room, and the rest of the Phalanx with it. He rendezvous with Sabretooth, Frost, and Jubilee in the Morlock tunnels, and plans to rescue the children. Note: continued in X-Men II:36. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 317 Date: Oct-94 Story: Generation Next Part 3: Enter Freely and of Your Own Will (22 pages) Feature Characters: Banshee, Jubilee Regular Characters: Guest Stars: SHIELD including Agt. Santora Villains: Emma Frost, Phalanx including Gregor, Harvest Other Characters: Husk (Paige Guthrie), Skin (Angelo Espinosa), Blink (Clarice Ferguson), M (Monet St. Croix), Synch (Everett Thomas) Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Joe Madureira Inks: Dan Green Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Steve Buccellato Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Note: this is part of the Phalanx Covenant crossover. Paige wakes, a captive of the Phalanx, and realizes the blanket over her is actually Skin. With them are Gregor, optimistic, Clarice, pessimistic, and M, catatonic. They are unable to break out, but Paige assures them the X- Men will rescue them. She realizes she is infected with the transmode virus. Sean, Frost, Jubilee, and Everett go to Frost's highly fortified townhouse on a skyscraper in San Francisco. Frost is unable to trace Paige any further. Sean warns Frost not to try anything and sonically disrupts the targeting devices trained on him. Emma brings up the (stolen) schematics of the local SHIELD safe house, saying they can use it to track the children. Harvest visits the children, saying he was a human who joined the Phalanx and now wants to eradicate all organic life. Clarice uses her power to teleport him elsewhere, in many pieces. But he's Phalanx, so he'll recover. Everett talks to Jubilee, who feels useless as an X-Man, only able to generate fireworks. He agrees with her, which is a mistake. Sean and Emma use their sonic and telepathic powers to mask them as they walk through the front door of the SHIELD facility. M speaks. She had been planning their escape, and has reconfigured part of the T-O clothing they are all wearing. She blasts Gregor, having deduced it is Phalanx. SHIELD sees the puddles Sean and Frost dragged in and captures them. Frost threatens to fry their minds; Sean just screams, instead. M punches the wall and frees them. Paige is starting to feel the T-O virus. They realize they're on a ship at sea. Note: continued in X-Men II:37. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 318 Date: Nov-94 Story: Moving Day (23 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Archangel, Iceman, Storm, Banshee, Jubilee, Gambit, Bishop Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Skin (Angelo Espinosa), M (Monet St. Croix), Husk (Paige Guthrie), Synch (Everett Thomas); Nathan Christopher Summers (in flashback) Villains: Emma Frost (henceforth a hero) Other Characters: Ike, Moke Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Roger Cruz Inks: Tim Townsend Letters: Grover (?) Eliopoulos Colors: Steve Buccellato Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Workmen remove the "Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters" sign and see Angelo on his way to hitchhike to New York. Hank stops for him and agrees to drive him to the airport, since he doesn't want to leave his family and be an X-Man. Scott is guilty over abandoning his son, again (Adventures of Cyclops & Phoenix 4). Xavier, having absorbed 10 years of his and Jean's memories, says he had no choice. Scott isn't sure if he should tell Cable the whole story. Xavier says their experiences in the future may help them cure the Legacy Virus, then he drops his tea, and Jean catches it mid-air. He says the strain is getting to him, and with the loss of the years of data in his Ready Room (iss. 316), he feels useless. Monet takes the other kids to the mall. Sean is looking forward to being headmaster of the new school; Bishop says he'll have his hands full. Angelo won't let Hank talk him out of leaving, so he sings along with the Rolling Stones instead. He stops the car when Angelo's skin starts growing again; he can't control it. Frost impatiently oversees workmen installing the new sign: "Xavier Institute for Higher Learning." She refrains from taking over their minds and starts acting like one of the good guys. Bobby goes to talk to her, about her taking over his body and using his powers better than he can. She calls him a loser and a fool and a clown and goes inside his head to make him manifest icy spikes, then turns it off and says he'll have to learn for himself. Hank gives Angelo the car keys and tells him to find a hopeless place without music, where he can ignore the world, and he drives off. Jubilee packs to leave and suddenly feels homesick. Warren says goodbye, and she yells at him, saying he's never been a friend. He says he's not expressive; she says he ought to try being human. But they hug. Scott and Jean are moving into the boathouse; they get the thief Remy to help carry their stuff. He envies Scott: "?a future with a wife dat loves you ? and a past filled wit' things you're not ashamed of." Scott says he had Bella Donna and has Rogue; Remy says his marriage was forced, and he won't give a straight answer on Rogue. Xavier sees Sean off: Xavier's school is officially moving to the Massachusetts Academy, with Sean and Frost running it. Sean has doubts about her; Xavier says the former White Queen has a big heart, and Sean can help her get over the loss of her Hellions. Jubilee comes downstairs and doesn't let Xavier say anything or she'll cry; she just hugs him and leaves. Angelo drives up and politely asks to join the school. Xavier says he can catch Sean if he hurries. Note: the story continues in the Generation X series. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 319 Date: Dec-94 Story: Untapped Potential (23 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Beast, Archangel, Iceman, Rogue, Psylocke Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Legion (David Haller) Other Characters: William and Maddy Drake Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Steve Epting Inks: Dan Green, Tim Townsend Letters: Chris, Audra Colors: Buccellato, Becton, Hicks Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Note: this occurs after the Rogue limited series. Bobby makes an ice castle for Rogue on the Long Island shore; he remembers his father criticizing his sand castles, saying you don't get ahead by dreaming. He's been feeling like a slacker since Emma Frost took over his body. Xavier dreams of Israel, where he and Magneto were friends. He says he's always drawn his resolution from Magneto, and wonders what would have happened if he had never been around. Bobby thanks Rogue for driving him home for a visit and says Remy's a jerk for playing with her head. She begins to defend him, but Bobby points out the surprise wife, and she calls herself pathetic. "There's nothing pathetic about wanting to be loved, Rogue." They show up at the Drakes three hours late, so dad is ticked already. Warren arranges for Betsy to sing at a nightclub he owns. He mentions that although he lost Worthington Enterprises (X-Factor 21), he still has a personal fortune, then he makes his move, and she lets him fly off with her. Mrs. Drake serves a late repast; Mr. Drake serves up insults until Bobby, fed up, ices over his newspaper. Dad doesn't like his girl friends: Italian, Japanese, or mutant (Zelda, Opal, Rogue). Bobby storms out, saying he's sorry to have disappointed him. Rogue says Bobby told her good things about his father but never mentioned he was a bigot. Dream-Magneto says he and Xavier have caused a war, and the world would have been better without him. He reveals himself to be Legion, Xavier's insane son. Warren dances with Betsy in mid-air. They joke that things are supposed to be more complicated, full of angst and plot twists, and then they kiss. Rogue sits with Bobby on the beach while he builds a sand castle. He says he always protected the underdogs and thought he learned that from his father. Rogue says his father is just wrong. Hank hears Xavier cry out and goes to wake him up. Xavier explains that Legion has reassembled his fractured psyche; Hank hopes that's a good thing, but Xavier says he's unlimited and unstable. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 320 Date: Jan-95 Story: The Son Rises in the East (22 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Jean Grey, Iceman, Storm, Psylocke, Bishop Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Gabrielle Haller, Lilandra Neramani, Gladiator, Jahf Villains: Legion (David Haller) Other Characters: Dr. Hessen Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid Pencils: Roger Cruz Inks: Tim Townsend Letters: Bill Oakley Colors: Steve Buccellato Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Note: this is part 1 of the Legion Quest crossover. There's a storm in the desert, but Ororo is still unable to get Legion's attention. Bishop is unable to siphon off his energy, and Jean is barely holding herself upright, while Bobby and Betsy hide under an ice shield. Ororo realizes they were arrogant to think they could overcome Legion. Flashback: the X-Men land in Israel and see the army and the PLO working together, so things must be bad. Gabrielle briefs them: their attack was thrown back with heavy casualties, Legion has erected a black dome in the desert, his energy readings are off the charts, and the government is considering a nuclear strike. Legion has recently emerged from his coma and overcome his schizophrenia; his unified mind is "ten times" as powerful as his father, Xavier. The X-Men go to see what they could do. Legion finally speaks to Ororo, and since she's unhappy with what he's done there, he teleports them both back in time to Cairo, where she witnesses the jet crashing into her building, about to kill her mother. She instinctively races to rescue her, but there's no time, and they wind up back in the Negev. Legion says time travel is his newest power and he intends to change history. Bishop rushes him and gets felled, but that makes an opening for Bobby and Jean to attack. Flashback: as they approached, Legion telekinetically grabs the Blackbird, the makes it disappear. Jean congratulates him on his progress in healing his mind, but fails to convince him he needs more work. Legion says he plans to fortify his father's dream. Ororo realizes Legion plans to go back in time and remake Xavier's dream. She grabs Betsy and has her spike Bishop, who still has some of Legion's chronal energy. When he ports away, they all go with him, leaving Jean alone in the desert. Jahf knocks down Gladiator to warn Lilandra of "the end of all that is." Note: continued in X-Men II:40. Issue: Uncanny X-Men 321 Date: Feb-95 Story: Auld Lang Syne (22 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Archangel, Iceman, Storm, Rogue, Psylocke, Gambit, Bishop Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Erik Magnus Lensherr, Cable Villains: Legion (David Haller) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid Pencils: Ron Garney Inks: Townsend, Green, Rubinstein Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Steve Buccellato Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Note: this is part 3 of the Legion Quest crossover and takes place after Cable 20. Past: in a bar in Israel, Xavier theorizes about the existence of mutants and tries to convince Magnus they can live in harmony with humans, but he thinks homo superior will need to fight to survive. A legless veteran rolls in on a cart and begs; the patrons toss small change and insults. Xavier stands; Magnus gives the bartender some money for the damages; Xavier twists the arm of a fat boorish drunk, then takes a bill from him and hands it to the veteran. A brawl breaks out. Magnus: "And you dreamed of a world without violence." Xavier: "Any dream worth having, Erik, is a dream worth fighting for." Together then beat up 14 sailors, then leave. Present: the Shi'ar have cobbled together a psi-boosting machine, letting Jean hold Cable's body together while his latent time travel power (?) is jump-started by Xavier, sending his mind to the past. Past: Bobby and Bishop are dockworkers, while Betsy probes Ororo's mind, trying to overcome her amnesia. They are all frustrated. Meanwhile, Xavier admits he feels guilty about falling in love with a patient; Magnus tells him life is too short for such worries. At the hospital, Legion telepathically masks himself as Xavier and accosts Gabrielle (possibly fathering himself). Xavier senses the attack. Cable appears to Bishop; Ororo flashes lightning at him, assuming he's an enemy; he catches Bishop and makes him remember to stop Legion. Xavier and Magnus find Gabrielle on the ground and Legion powered up, planning to kill Magnus before he can become Magneto. Note: continued in X-Men II:41. Note: the Age of Apocalypse intervenes, see the Astonishing X-Men 1-4.
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