Author: Robert Diehl
Updated: Version 1.3, last modified May 22, 2001
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Index to X-Men Unlimited Version 1.3, last modified May 22, 2001 by Robert Diehl (email@example.com) Issue: X-Men Unlimited 1 Date: Jun-93 Story: Follow the Leader (49 pages) Feature Characters: Prof. X, Cyclops, Storm Regular Characters: Psylocke, Bishop Guest Stars: Ka-Zar, Shanna (in flashback) Villains: The Gamesmaster, Sienna Blaze Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Chris Bachalo Inks: Dan Panosian Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Glynis Oliver Assistant Editor: Jaye Gardner Editor: Kelly Corvese Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: The Blackbird has crashed in the Antarctic, and Scott has lost his visor, so he canıt open his eyes. He shouts, mentally, awakening Xavier, and he acts as Scottıs eyes. They find Ororo in shock from the wound on the ecosystem. Sienna has the mutant power to disrupt the earthıs E-M field, and she has attacked the X-Men to win the Upstartsı game, as judged by the Gamesmaster (his mutation forces him to hear every thought on the planet). The X-Men had been visiting Ka-Zar, Shanna, and their newborn, and collecting a shipment of vibranium. On their way, home, they were blasted out of the sky. Ororo went outside to control the landing; Scott blasted off the rear half of the aircraft. Just then, some debris almost lands on them, and Ororo gets mad. She flies off to take control of the unnatural blizzard. We see the weather through her eyes: swirls of color. But it is too much even for her, and she falls to ground. Xavier directs Scott to pulverize snow just in time to cushion her. She is hot to the touchher body overcompensated for the weather; Xavier risks his life by entering her mind and resetting her temperature. Scott thanks Xavier for giving him a life with the X-Men; Xavier tries to get him to call him Charles, but he canıt bring himself to. Psylocke and Bishop fly to the rescue, get caught in the same blizzard, and have to back off. Ororo has regrets about Forge; Scott gets a piece of ruby quartz, so he can see; Xavier goes off by himself on an ATV, psi-tracking their attacker. Instead, he finds a black tower, and his ATV gives out, stranding him in the snow; Ororo flies Scott in the escape pod and track Xavierıs comm-badge. Instead, they find Sienna, who attacks them. Xavier gives her the illusion of victory and cuts off her control of her power; Scott and Ororo push back the resulting explosion; Sienna ports herself away, taking a last shot, which Ororo barely redirects, so that the escape pod is pushed to safety. Psylocke is about to give up; at the last minute Bishop sees the pod and tractors it in. Xavier explains that a mysterious benefactor in the black tower saved his life; they are now unable to locate it or Sienna. Note: pin-ups follow: Gambit, Wolverine and Jean Grey; Cyclops; Wolverine and Colossus; Storm, Rogue and Psylocke; Cable; the X-Men. Issue: X-Men Unlimited 2 Date: Sep-93 Story: Point Blank (45 pages) Feature Characters: Magneto Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Bova, Dr. Gabrielle Haller, Dr. Moira MacTaggert, Dr. Valerie Cooper, Alexi Vazhin Villains: East German soldiers including Adrian and his brother Utë; Graydon Creed; Exodus; The Brotherhood of Mutants: Blob, Toad, Pyro, Phantazia; Henry Peter Gyrich Other Characters: Dr. Heisenberg, Prof. Felder, Koppel; J. B. Chambers, Walter Rosen Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Pencils: Jan Duursema Inks: Dan Panosian, Keith Williams, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Rubinstein Letters: Richard Starkings Colors: Marie Javins Assistant Editor: Jaye Gardner Editor: Kelly Corvese Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: The East German army attacks Wundergore Mountain; Magneto trounces them. Fleeing, Adrian and Utë stumble across his wife Magdaıs grave. Utë tries to surrender to him; he explodes his body, then sends Adrian away with the corpse. Seven years later, Communism has collapsed, and Adrian holds a grudge. Haller is at Empire State U, lecturing on Magneto as a demagogue. She relates his history: a Gypsy put into Auschwitz, who survived, married, and moved to the Ukraine, but his wife fled when his mutant power surfaced, and he moved to Israel to help camp survivors, where he met Haller. She asserts that he was a crusader, not a dictator. Chambers debates Creed on TV, saying mutants can live peacefully with non-mutants. Adrian flies to the U.S. and meets with Haller, saying Magneto is alive (he and Asteroid M blew up in X-Men II:3), and he wants to capture him. Exodus visits the Brotherhood of Mutants, on vacation in Florida, and offers a haven, but just for Phantazia. She rejects him. Adrian finds them and pays Toad for information. He reviews Magnetoıs past: leading the Brotherhood and being repeatedly defeated; his trial before the World Court; being headmaster of Xavierıs school. Haller tells Moira that Magneto is alive, and asks for help capturing him. Haller gives her medical data to Rosen, in Genetech, who makes ³fugue armor² for Adrian, which will mask him and let him shoot Magneto in the brain with a taser. Adrian modifies the gun to kill. Gyrich announces that Magneto is back, cloaked aboard Avalon. Adrian guesses that he will visit Wundagore and goes to ambush him. He freezes, suddenly remembering that Utë had shot at Magneto, but the bullet ricocheted off a magnetic shield and killed him, instead. Adrian drops his gun; Magneto notices, says nothing, and floats away. Adrian has lost, but he has also lost his hate. Issue: X-Men Unlimited 3 Date: Dec-93 Story: The Whispers Scream (52 pages) Feature Characters: Sabretooth Regular Characters: Rogue, Gambit, Bishop, Beast, Prof. X Guest Stars: Maverick, the Silver Samurai; Iron Fist (in flashback) Villains: Other Characters: Bashur, Geinstach, Uchio Tanaka Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Pencils: Mike McKone Inks: Mark McKenna, Steve Moncuse, Mick Gray Letters: Joe Rosen Colors: Dana Moreshead Editor: Kelly Corvese Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Maverick investigates a church, where Sabretooth tortured and killed a priest. He has gone insane since Birdy died (she was a telepath who kept him calm, see Sabretooth limited series), and Maverick canıt stop him. Geinstach wants to hire Bashur to kill Sabretooth, who has been killing his former associates: a royal, a psychologist, a priest. Bashur declines, and suggests Maverick, instead, since Geinstachıs ties to Clan Yashida eliminate Wolverine, who will not return to Japan. Maverick attacks Gambit, Rogue, and Bishop, trying to get in to see Wolverine, who isnıt even there. Xavier makes him explain himself. Sabretooth meets Bashur, asking for a replacement telepath. He offers Tanaka, of the clan Yashida, and warns him about Maverick and Wolverine. Then he warns the X-Men about Sabretooth. They split up, to protect Geinstach and the Yashida. Rogue, Gambit, and Bishop are too lateGeinstach is dead. Sabretooth is still there and attacks. He touches Rogue, sending her mad, then taking her hostage long enough to escape. Beast and Maverick meet with the Silver Samurai, and Sabretooth soon attacks. The Samurai shows him Tanaka, who has been catatonic ever since the mass deaths of Hiroshima. But Sabretoothıs madness awakens him, and he mind-links them all. They see Sabretoothıs past, especially when he murdered an innocent child. They awaken hours later; Sabretooth has gone to Xavier, but he wants them to kill him. He attacks; Xavier mentally zaps him but wants to save him not kill him. He takes him captive; Bishop aims carefully and knocks him unconscious. Xavier enters his mind and sees the blood he has shed. Guilt is a good beginning for redemption. He sees Creed as a boy, chained in a cellar, with his father throwing a bunny to kill and eat. Xavier convinces him not to kill, and announces that Sabretooth will stay at the mansion, in a fake outdoors in the Danger Room, and he will be reformed. Issue: X-Men Unlimited 4 Date: Mar-94 Story: Theories of Relativity (51 pages) Feature Characters: Rogue, Nightcrawler, Mystique Regular Characters: Forge Guest Stars: Cody, Jimaine Szardos/Amanda Sefton (both in flashback) Villains: Gen. Armond Gaudier, Graydon Creed, Gunther Reinhold, Monte Other Characters: Princess Lorette, Jarroll, Quinn, Marla, Ian Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell Pencils: Richard Bennett Inks: Steve Moncuse Letters: Dave Sharpe Colors: Glynis Oliver Editor: Kelly Corvese Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Note: as the story title says, these are only theories. Mystique has a gun on Gaudier, because he has been secretly arming the Friends of Humanity and helping Creed, who sent Sabretooth after her (Sabretooth ltd. series). She kills him, to send a message to Creed, then morphs and slips away. Creed hired Reinhold to investigate, and he confirms that Mystique is his mother, and he has a brother. He kills him for his efforts. Forge has summoned Kurt and Rogue to Washington. Kurt pauses in the airport to scare the bejeezus out of abusive father. At Gaudierıs funeral, the minister turns out to be Mystique. She wired a bomb to the corpse and says she wants to avenge the people Gaudier killed. Rogue flies off with it before it explodes; Kurt bamfs away with Mystique, and she hints she is his mother, too. Creedıs people start shooting at him, so Rogue sweeps down and rescues him. Forge interrogates Creed; he denies all, and reaffirms his intention to be a powerful politician and rid the country of mutants. Rogue takes Kurt home to Caldecott County, Mississippi, to meet Mystique and arrest her for murder. Mystique had found her, after she kissed Cody and put him in a coma, and befriended her as a fellow mutant. She and Destiny raised her, then used her as a weapon. Meanwhile, Kurt had been abandoned at birth and was being raised by a loving circus family. Creed meets Kurt on the porch and says they are brothers. He found out that Mystique married a German count and gave birth to a freak. She ran away and let a frightened farmer throw her baby over a waterfall. Creed then attacks Kurt. Rogue remembers Cody; Mystique shows up with his face. She says Rogue and Irene are the only people she ever loved. Creed shows up, dragging an unconscious Kurt along. Mystique reveals that she was the farmer who sacrificed Kurt to save her own life. She now shoots at Creed, but it is really Kurt with an image inducer, and he bamfs and snatches away the gun. Creed is angry they arenıt all killing each other; his backup plan is an attack helicopter. Mystique and Kurt dive over a cliff and are barely hanging on. Mystique lets go of her rope and falls into the river below, forcing Rogue to save Kurt. Note: a gallery follows: Mystique and Kurt; Kurt and Mystique; Rogue, Mystique, and Kurt. Issue: X-Men Unlimited 5 Date: Jun-94 Story: Hard Promises (50 pages) Feature Characters: Storm, Forge, Jubilee, Prof. X Regular Characters: Cyclops, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Jean Grey, Storm (in flashback) Guest Stars: The Starjammers (in flashback); Shiıar including LıDeroh, Baranka, Luten, Deathbird; Kree including Shymır, Trigor, Dantella, Malakii, Visog Villains: DıKen, the Supreme Intelligence (both in flashback) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: John Francis Moore Pencils: Liam Sharpe Inks: Kevin Conrad, Steve Moncuse, Robbin Riggs, Matthew Ryan Letters: Starkings/Comicraft Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Kelly Corvese Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Lilandra sends an envoy, who arrives late at night and nabs assorted X-Men and rushes off to Hala, to witness the formal union of the Kree and Shiıar empires. Xavier hasnıt seen Lilandra for a long time, and he is bothered that she has built a beautiful capitol building, while leaving Hala in ruins after the negabomb explosion (which the Kree Supreme Intelligence had manipulated the Shiıar into making, planning for a more evolved Kree bred from the survivors) and making Deathbird the new governor. Jubilee sneaks off during the ceremony and tries to talk to a Kree girl, Shymır; her brother Trigor rushes her away. When Lilandra addresses the crowd, Trigor tries to shoot her, and when guards stop him, he suicides by grenade. Ororo and Forge use their powers to keep Lilandraıs balcony from collapsing, and Xavier telepathically calms the crowd. He finally gets to hmm talk with Lilandra; she is sympathetic to the Kree, but Deathbird is not. Ororo and Forge are also having too much distance in their relationship. Jubilee sneaks off and finds Shymır again; the Kree resistance is planning to collapse the Stargate. She sides with them, seeing their misery, and asks Xavier to talk to them. They go, with Lilandra, and she talks to the leader, Malakii, but they are interrupted by Deathbirdıs guards and must flee. Two Kree have gone off to blow up the Stargate; the X-Men give chase. Xavier mind-links Forge and Malakii so they can rewire the bomb; it explodes but doesnıt destroy the gate. Lilandra lets Deathbird arrest Malakii, since he is still a terrorist, and she is still the Majestrix. Jubilee is not pleased. Xavier returns home. Note: gallery follows: Lilandra, Xavier, Storm, Forge, Jubilee; Forge and, Jubilee; Storm. Issue: X-Men Unlimited 6 Date: Sep-94 Story: Primal Scream (56 pages) Feature Characters: Havok, Polaris, Cyclops, Phoenix Regular Characters: Iceman, Angel, Beast (in flashback) Guest Stars: Nereel, Torgah Villains: Sauron, Barbarus, Worm, Whiteout, Lupo, Brainchild Other Characters: Tuval of the Sky, Lt. Makeba; Tanya Anderssen (in flashback) Credits: Writer: John Francis Moore Story Boards: Paul Smith Pencils: Mandel Alves Flor, Fabio Laguna, Al Rio, Edde Wagner Inks: Ralph Cabrera, Keith Champagne, John Lowe, Mark McKenna, Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein, Tim Townsend Letters: Steve Dutro, Bill Oakley, Richard Starkings Colors: Joe Agostinelli, Ariane, Mel Sanchez, Andrew Triana, Matt Webb Editor: Kelly Corvese Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Ice Station Alpha guards the Savage Land in Antarctica, and the UN troops shoot down an approaching aircraft. It contains Worm and Whiteout, who have Alex captive, food for their master Sauron, who is going mad. He keeps seeing Tanya, the girlfriend he killed, and himself as Karl Lykos. Lorna, Scott, and Jean come to find Alex. They learn from Nereel that Sauron has taken control of Magnetoıs mutates and has been raiding the villages. Sauron leaves Alex out as bait, then attacks, knocking Jean out and hypnotizing Lorna. Scot surrenders, for now, and Whiteout drugs him with a black lotus. Brainchild puts him and Alex in a device to transfer their energy to Sauron. Jean awakens, and prods Lorna awake, but Sauron is already overloading on the Summersı power. Lorna destroys the machine; Jean nudges Barbarusıs mind into letting them go. But Sauron intercepts them, and they drop into the jungle. Sauron hypnotizes Lorna and Jean; they see each other as Malice and the Goblin Queen and fight. He hypnotizes Havok, inciting his resentment of his older brother, but they drop through a ruined floor and recuperate. They attack and bury Sauron under pulverized idol. Jean tries to reach into his mind to Karl Lykos, but that personality obliterates itself, trying to kill Sauron. All thatıs left is an animal mind, and it flies off into the jungle. Note: gallery follows: Wolverine; the original X-Men; Rogue; Colossus and Magneto; Archangel and Psylocke; Longshot; Cyclops and Phoenix; Generation X Issue: X-Men Unlimited 7 Date: Dec-94 Story: Memories (44 pages) Feature Characters: Storm, Phoenix, Gambit Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Achmed El-Gibar, thieves including Jamil, Karima Villains: Candra, Bond Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Howard Mackie Pencils: John Romita Inks: Joe Rubinstein Letters: Starkings/Comicraft Colors: Matt Webb Editor: Kelly Corvese Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Ororo has returned to Cairo because her old teacher is dying. She relates her story to Jean and Remy: her parents dead, she wandered the streets until El-Gibar took her in, making a thief of her but giving her a second family with the street urchins. The girl Karima nabs Jeanıs purse and Remyıs wallet; Ororo stops her with a storm and retrieves them. Candra is in town, she and Bond go to see El-Gibar, offering to take over the urchins after he is dead. Jamil fights with Ororo and goes with Candra. El-Gibar knows Jamil is a mutant and asks Ororo to rescue him. Ororo, Jean, and Remy search the city and are led into an ambush; common criminals attack them and are quickly swept away. Candra and Bond, however, fell them and leave them buried in rubble. Jean calms Ororo, who overcomes her claustrophobia and breaks them out. They attack Candraıs palace, just as she has ordered Jamil to kill Karima as a proof of loyalty. Ororo challenges her to single combat. Jamil and Bond meanwhile attack Jean and Remy. The X-Men win, with a knife-throwing assist from Karima. But Jamil still goes with Candraanything to get off the streets. El-Gibar prepares Karima to take his place. Note: gallery follows: original X-Men; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants; Lady Deathstrike and Psylocke; Bishop; Beast, Iceman and Jubilee; Jean Grey, Storm and Gambit; Mystique; Wolverine Note: The next issue is preempted by X-Men Chronicles, part of the Age of Apocalypse crossover.
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