Monday, June 7, 2004

Mutant Massacre | Comics

A young mutant named Tommy and her boyfriend Richard Salmons of Hellfire Club were chased in Los Angeles, California by a mysterious group of hostile mutants who goes by the name Marauders. It appears that the Marauders were only looking for an underground group of mutants who call themselves The Morlocks.

Tommy is then killed by the Marauder named Scalphunter after Richard was taken down on a train yard and upon finding out the secret hideout of the Morlocks, The Marauders unleashed a massive carnage and slew hundreds of innocent mutants mercilessly. After witnessing such horror, Gambit who were leading one of the Marauders team under the order of Mister Sinister to the sewers unaware of their true intentions, fled with a mutant child who would later be known as Marrow.

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X Men – Mutant Massacre | Comics

On response to a call for help, the team of X-Factor and X-Men reaches the spot separately to battle The Marauders and help the remaining Morlocks alive. Angel of the X-Factor got pinned to the wall by Harpoon, leading to the amputation of his wings later. Trying to save RogueShadowcat got stuck in her phase form after being attacked by Harpoon. Nightcrawler and Colossus also got heavily injured by Riptide.

What came up next is a legendary battle between two feral mutants of Marvel Universe; Wolverine and Sabretooth when the former was wandering inside the tunnels looking for survivors. These two animals tore each other apart as they could in the heat of the situation. They went on to a second round but Wolverine left the fight to save the life of a Morlock. Sabretooth even reached to X-Mansion secretly and destroys Cerebro but there he was confronted by Psylocke before Wolverine could arrive and she took the fight outside so that Victor Creed couldn't hurt any other students.

The vigilante hero Daredevil and The Mighty Thor have also crossed paths with The Marauders during this massive slaughterous event. Thor's intervention is the only reason why X-Factor got out of the mess with minimum causalities on their rank and he later cleanse the sewer of the dead with his power, which also causes some to believe that Power Pack has also perished within.

For more information on Mutant Massacre crossover, you can check out these links below.

Mutant Massacre (Comics) Wikipedia

Mutant Massacre (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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The Genocidal Run

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01. Uncanny X-Men 210

02. Uncanny X-Men 211

03. New Mutants 46

04. Uncanny X-Men 212

05. Uncanny X-Men 213

06. X-Factor 09

07. X-Factor 10

08. The Mighty Thor 373

09. Power Pack 27

10. The Mighty Thor 374

11. X-Factor 11

12. Daredevil 238

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X-Men – Mutant Massacre (Softcover)

X-Men – Mutant Massacre (Hardcover)

Considered as one of the top notch Marvel Comics crossover, "Mutant Massacre" is a major crossover that took place in 1986. The creative team of the events is writer Chris Claremont (Captain Britain, Contest of Champions II), who is famous for his run on Uncanny X-Men, Louise and Walter Simonson (Alien – The Illustrated Story, Star Wars). When Chris Claremont came up with the idea of the story then Walter Simonson suggested him to make the plot a crossover of the then three major monthly series so that it will not be overlong for the readers.

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Introducing The Marauders

To do the artwork John Romita Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men, World War Hulk) along with Walter Simonson and Sal Buscema (Defenders, Eternals) joined forces. Also goes by the name "Morlock Massacre", this surprisingly successful major crossover has tied-in with a several monthly ongoing series of that time including X-Factor, New Mutants, Power Pack, Thor, and Daredevil apart from the regular Uncanny X-Men ongoing series.
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