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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

X-Men Gold – Evil Empires | Comics

Secret Empire of Hydra takes over the world and all the X-Men in Xavier Institute goes under lockdown.

In Central Park, a badly scarred Piotr Rasputin is sitting next to Kitty Pryde while the rest of the X-Men were playing baseball. They were talking about his recent injuries sustained during their fight over Manhattan against Alpha Sentinel. It was so severe that it made him turn back to his human form and now he cannot turn to steel anymore.

Rachel Grey kisses Kurt Wagner to return his feelings for her, which she felt when she was unconscious at Infirmary after taking out a Nanoswarm. Anole came in rushing to tell that something strange is happening outside. Doctor Strange appears on hologram to inform them of a Darkforce Dimension dome covering the city.

An assassin is hunting down mutants with a deep personal vendetta, going by the name "X-Cutioner". Inside X-Mansion, one of the new students named Belén was found dead by a gunshot on her head and a cross on her face. Kitty deduces that this is anti-mutant serial killer that Logan and Ororo have been investigating for some time.

After killing another boy named Oscar, the killer picks up Eye Boy and as he was about to get the drop on him, Shadowcat kicks him in the face. Prestige tries to take him out while Piotr moves Trevor away. He quickly came back to help them take down the assailant only to get shot in the face, which Rachel deflects back to him.

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X-Men Gold – Evil Empires | Comics

Dust and Rockslide discovers huge amount explosives in Danger Room while looking for X-Cutioner earlier. As Kitty is informed she phase Piotr and Rachel through down with her to defuse the bombs but realizes that she can't. The mansion is quickly evacuated and Kitty goes back to the killer to find a disarming trigger.

Old Man Logan and Storm goes out seeking people in need of help and the former jumps into an alleyway to save an old woman from a demon. After he gutted it down, another one came out from the shadows and seriously injured him before meeting his fate. Nightcrawler faces an angry mob that chases him because of his appearance.

Shadowcat confronts X-Cutioner once again upon saving Pixie from his clutches but gotten depowered by a remote trigger he holds. Turns out, he has a personal vendetta against mutants for losing his family and pulls the trigger but Pete took the bullet before Santo Vaccarro knocks him out cold in time to save their home from blowing up.

Afterwards, Kitty and Pete heads for Washington, D.C. to meet the Congress about Mutant Deportation Act, where Anton Vanko AKA Whiplash made a break for it. He is taken down and despite their role in saving lives, the act progress further.

In Russia, Viktor Komolov of the Solntsevskaya Bratva collects the remains of Arkady Rossovich from The Hand in an attempt to resurrect the Soviet super soldier, Omega Red. Through black magic ritual, he even managed to revive Red but his body was still decaying and he needed to constantly feed on people's life energy to live.

The X-Men are tipped off about Omega Red's rebirth and they all fly to Russia for the Red Death to come at him. They realized that they have been lured there so that Komolov can use Magik' power to keep him alive forever. Colossus regained his armored form just in time and Logan gets a rematch with Arkady after quite a long time.

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Lockdown at X-Mansion

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X-Men Gold – Evil Empires

X-Men Gold second monthly series follows its second arc in "Evil Empires" that collects issues #07-12 from Marvel Comics by writer Marc Guggenheim (Civil War – Wolverine, Extraordinary X-Men – IvX) with aid from artist Ken Lashley (Black Panther – Deadliest of the Species, X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics), Lan Medina and Luke Ross.

Aside from being a storyline of its own, "Evil Empires" served as one of the many tie-in stories to "Secret Empire" crossover event. Also, Colossus and Shadowcat bonds together once again in between these adventures, which would eventually come to a conclusion in "Til Death Do Us Part" story after a generation long period.

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Omega Red Seeks Magik

One of the survivors of a Magneto attack in past, who lost his wife and kid to the madness of the megalomaniac becomes a problem for them. The final issue shed lights on the backstory of another newly introduced villain named Kologoth Antares and how he came to join the newly reformed Brotherhood of Evil Mutants by Mesmero.

Another old villain who used to antagonize Wolverine in general; Omega Red is back again but he tussled with a different version of Logan. The Gold team along with the Blue team of X-Men will join forces to fight back an enemy from past; Mojo from pocket dimension Mojoworld in upcoming "Mojo Worldwide" arc next.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics | Comics

Long before Professor Xavier started training his mutant students, X-Men were always feared by humans unlike other heroes from teams like The Avengers or Fantastic Four. With their recent war with The Inhumans, that phobia has returned again to cause mass hysteria.

Forming a new team with Colossus, Nightcrawler, Old Man Logan, Rachel Grey as Prestige and Storm, Kitty Pryde leads X-Men as their current leader to stop an attack from Terrax the Tamer. Rachel was hoping for an Avenger or Champion member to show up but Logan asks for their leader's instruction.

It took all of their effort just to defeat Terrax and considerable amount of property damage. Upon defeating him with some solid team-work, Kitty talks to civilians present at scene about earning their trust back again and develop a positive image for their race but no one is ready to listen to them.

Back at home, On top of that, they received an invoice from New York's City Register for a lease on Central Park, where Xavier Institute is currently situated. Ororo and Kurt argue about whether situation has improved for them or not, while Rachel practices in Danger Room alongside Armor and Rockslide.

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X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics | Comics

Piotr was asking Katya if she is up for having dinner together but she points out how noting is as simple as that between them. Their little talk is suddenly interrupted when the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants attacks the city and they had to run.

At United Nations building, X-Men confronts newest Brotherhood members Avalanche, Cleevus, Magma, Masque and Pyro. Logan is badly burnt by former ally Magma, as they tried to talk her out and then quickly taken away by Kurt to safety, where they both stumbled onto one of their old enemies; mutant hypnotist Mesmero.

He sends Kurt away using his regained power and took Logan to his secret hideout. Rest of the team was defeated by remaining X-Men members but all Brotherhood members fled to avoid arrest. Director Lydia Nance of Heritage Initiative was already commenting about a Human/Mutant race war on public media and then mayor of New York gets kidnapped by the Brotherhood.

There is a large hidden agenda at play that X-Men later discovers and takes care of. Meanwhile, a mercenary is hunting down mutants in New York City with a deeply-rooted personal vendetta. Elsewhere, mutant thief and occasional X-Men member Gambit took a job to steal a secret nanotech from a secret lab for an anonymous buyer.

Upon learning Olivia Trask has hired him and it was a swarm of self-replicating nanites, he chooses not to deliver. Which eventually caused a stir among two parties and accidentally the nanites became a self-aware Sentinel by merging itself with nearby available computer systems. It quickly overpowers Gambit, then upgraded itself by evolving and engaged all other heroes to create a city-wide havoc.

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Into A Golden Future!

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X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics

Following "Death of X" and "Inhumans Vs. X-Men" event, world has started to hate and fear mutants once again like all those years ago. To keep Xavier's dream alive, Kitty Pryde forms X-Men Gold team to lead mutant heroes towards modern threats.

Collecting issues #01-06 of X-Men Gold second ongoing monthly series from Marvel Comics, this storyline is conceived by writer Marc Guggenheim (Blade – Sins of the Father, Blade – Undead Again), who was assisted by artists Ardian Syaf (Batman & Superman – Siege, Flashpoint – Emperor Aquaman) and R. B. Silva (Nova – After Burn, Spider-Man & The X-Men).

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Mutant Ex Machina!

For first story arc of the series, "Back To The Basics" contains quite a lot of actions and final issue features cameo appearances of Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Deadpool, Human Torch, Ms. Marvel, Nova, Rogue, Squirrel Girl and Totally Awesome Hulk from teams like Champions and Uncanny Avengers, all fighting against a brand-new Sentinel threat that Gambit mistakenly unleashed.

For many who do not know, a controversial move by Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf to include hidden political and religious messages in first issue led Marvel to fire him in disciplinary action.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Extraordinary X-Men – X-Haven | Comics

Storm assembled an all-new, extraordinary team of X-Men where she wants Old Man Logan and young Jean Grey to join.

When Thanos came to Earth last time, he came looking for his illegitimate son and had a clash with Black Bolt, the King of Inhumans. The latter detonated a Terrigen Bomb that not only destroyed New Attilan but also left Terrigen Mist in the atmosphere. However, it drastically increased their number while also severely affecting the lives of mutants.

Following this event, X-Men leader Cyclops have gone totally nuts and tried to start a mutant "Revolution" for dominance with a few of his radical followers who had the same belief. This irrational act eventually went horribly wrong for everyone and years of working to improve their public image by Professor X is completely ruined within moments.

Now, veteran X-Men member Storm finds herself with a burden on her shoulder to save her own race without the guidance of her mentor and former leader, Professor Charles Xavier. With the worldwide spread of Terrigenesis, humans and mutants are both dying from its exposure that causes what they are calling “M-Pox” or "X-Pox" these days.

As a result, the age old fear of mutants among humans has re-emerged once again. Meanwhile, a time-displaced Jean Grey from Earth-TRN240 was trying to find a plain and simple life on Earth-616 reality, gets approached by Storm to join their team, which she declined given her history of ending up dying every time as Marvel Girl no matter what.

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Extraordinary X-Men – X-Haven | Comics

When Icaman tries to talk to Jean to change her mind and failed, Ororo offered her to take a look into her head using the latter's psychic powers. She realizes that the outbreak of M-Pox caused by Terrigen Mist is not only killing their kind but also sterilizing them from ever to grow in numbers again and it can mean the end of the mutant race.

Mutant sorceress Illyana Rasputin aka Magik took it upon herself to scout throughout the whole world seeking for any mutant refugees in dire situation to save them from angry human mobs triggered by current mutant hysteria and brings them all back to X-Haven, the current headquarters of X-Men situated in magical dimension of Limbo.

Illyana goes to New Delhi, India, to save a family and their young mutant girl affected by Terrigen Mist from a tough crowd. She eventually rescued the family before taking a hit and brought them back to Jean Grey School For Higher Learning for safety.

Magik then heads straight to Lake Baikal, Russia, looking for her elder brother and former X-Man member Colossus to recruit him back to their fold during this crisis while their old pal Nightcrawler was being chased by a newly reformed group of Marauders.

Storm and Iceman were astounded to discover Old Man Logan is walking among them when he mistakenly attacked Cerebra, recently restructured within a Sentinel body by thinking it as an enemy. The old friends catch up quick about their current state of affairs before the young Jean finally meets with Logan to convince and bring him back to action.

Colossus and Magik investigate the disappearance of Nightcrawler only to run into the new team of Marauders and then attacked by someone Sinister. As soon as Illyana Rasputin fell, the magical defenses that she placed to defend X-Haven from Demons of Limbo attacking the sanctuary, collapses and the X-Men got a huge mess on their hand to clean.

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The X-Haven

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Extraordinary X-Men – X-Haven

The trail of mega crossovers and Universe shattering events like "Schism", Avengers Vs. X-Men and Infinity led to current status-quo of mutantkind in Marvel Universe. The death of Cyclops in Battleworld fighting God Emperor Doom during Secret Wars made it worse as the team is now scattered and disoriented without a leader to follow.

Comic-book writer Jeff Lemire (Thanos – Thanos Returns, Thanos – The God Quarry) and artist Humberto Ramos (Age of Apocalypse, Amazing Spider-Man) has teamed up to draw a new line for the beginning of a brand-new starting point with the story “X-Haven”, collecting issue #01-05 from the newly launched ongoing series.

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A Sinister Nightmare Returns

As a part of the "All-New, All-Different Marvel" event, the new Extraordinary X-Men monthly series offers a fresh spot for new readers while also hinting back to the past events that leads to current affairs. One of the finest aspects of the plot was bringing together an alternate-reality Jean Grey with a time-displaced Logan for a new team.

Then there was trouble in Limbo that needed to taken care of, a new group of Marauders abducting X-Men members, severed tail of Nightcrawler, strange apparition of Professor X and someone from the shadows plans something sinister about their future. The series serves the next arc as a tie-in with "Apocalypse Wars" crossover event.
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Uncanny X-Men – The First Foursaken | Comics

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Uncanny X-Men – The First Foursaken
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In Africa, a pack of military people working for a mysterious local warlord are looking for mutants to try and taking them as their slaves. But since the event of M-Day, mutant population has been drastically decreased to a very minimal level worldwide. Their scanner shows them the sign of a mutant right behind them and they met the weather manipulating X-Man Ororo, also known as Storm as they turn. In her homeland, the goddess kicked out the soldiers while two full grown up pet tigers that came with her, engages the rest of the militants. She gave that soldier a pretty hard time and then drops him on the ground after quite a spin in the atmosphere, which they pretty much deserved.

X-Men member Psylocke had previously died in a battle and recently she have re-appeared again in the X-Mansion. Psylocke's brother, Jamie Braddock appears in the mansion and he seems a bit insane of some sort this time. Nightcrawler and Marvel Girl kicked him on his chin to knock out but then he created a small illusion that caused them fighting each other, each thinking the other as Jamie. Psylocke and Cannonball joins the brawl but soon they also starts having the same illusion as Rachel and Kurt. Bishop caused some distraction that allows Psylocke to beat up her brother but Jamie killed all the X-Men by unleashing The Fury. Soon, he restores them back to life and informs that he is here to help them save the universe from The Foursaken and the event is of so much importance that Uatu the Watcher has also arrived.
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Loose Ends of Strings
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Uncanny X-Men – The First Foursaken

It's the new age for the X-Men comic books as the popular Uncanny X-Men writer Chris Claremont (Doctor Strange, Iron Fist) teams up with the famous X-Men artist Chris Bachalo (Generation X, X-Men – Supernovas) in this three part storyline that was released in 2006 from Marvel Comics. Guest penciller Roger Cruz (Wolverine, X-Man) also filled in the pages of the final issue of the story. This tale ran from the issue #472-474 in the first volume of Uncanny X-Men monthly ongoing.
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Saturday, April 29, 2006

X-Men – The Hunt for Xavier | Comics

At Cape Citadel, Florida, a public controversy is forming regarding the launch of a rocket that is secretly programmed to track and terminate all mutants of the world. The location of the launch also stirs controversy as it was the place where the world known about the existence of mutants as Professor X's original X-Men were fighting against Magneto for the first time. Operating from the shadows, Xavier is seen recruiting Chaos, Crux, Grey King, Landslide, Mercury and Rapture to re-form his dream team of X-Men.

Along with Nightcrawler, Shadowcat and Colossus were resting by the pool abroad the cruise ship Titania after the Excalibur team has been disbanded most recently. Calling themselves the X-Men, Xavier's new recruits attacks on board Titania. While Kurt and Peter were busy on crowd-control, these newly assembled mutants abduct Kitty Pryde and take her to their so-called savior.

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X-Men – The Hunt for Xavier | Comics

The X-Men team at the X-Mansion is re grouping again after the devastating events of "Operation – Zero Tolerance" and Storm is in charge of the current team. She leads fellow teammates Marrow, Rogue and Wolverine through the tunnels of Washington, D.C., through a series of defensive machines and hidden traps. After their brief meeting with X-Factor liaison Valerie Cooper about the recent developments regarding the missile launch, the X-Men are attacked by their impostors in mid-air, ensuing a battle but Nightcrawler and Colossus came to the rescue.

Afterwards, all of them goes to rescue Shadowcat and breaks her out of there after battling it out with their fake counterparts. Kitty Pryde was brought here in the first place as Xavier explained that during the time Bastion kept him, he was infected with a computer virus that now only she can cure him off. The X-Men flies back home in Blackbird and Xavier seemingly absorbed his fake recruits to take a robotic form, now calling himself Cerebro.

They soon are summoned by Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. to deal with one of their former villain Pyro. The mutant Pyro has good nuts and is flaming out intensely in Nebraska. Not only that, he's been shouting out the name of Professor Charles Xavier all the time. Storm splits the team in two groups, sending Wolverine, Colossus and Gambit after Pyro and led her own team of Marrow, Nightcrawler, Rogue and Shadowcat for crowd control.

As Storm engage to control the situation, Marrow confronts her about Xavier's action on the infamous "Mutant Massacre" event. Since Pyro is infected with the lethal Legacy Virus that is reaching to its ultimate stage, his powers are way out of their regular scale. Even Colossus felt the heat Pyro emitted in his armor mode. The X-Men were finally successful to take him down, but they are still riddled with the question that, why Pyro was frequently calling out for Xavier, when they don't share even a short history together.

After returning to the X-Mansion, they ran a search for Xavier via Cerebro but surprisingly found that currently there are two Xavier around the world! Meanwhile, the real Professor Charles Xavier was forming a new Brotherhood of Mutants consisting Blob, Post, Mimic and Toad to oppose an oncoming foe that he fears he cannot face and win alone against.

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Meltdown Madness

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X-Men – The Hunt for Professor X

Followed from the "Operation - Zero Tolerance" crossover, "The Hunt for Xavier" is a six part crossover take that ran in the two major X-Men titles. With writer Steve Seagle teaming up with artist Chris Bachalo (Captain America – Homeland, Dark Reign – The Sinister Spider-Man) in the issues of Uncanny X-Men. Joe Kelly (Emperor Joker, Justice League Elite) and Adam Kubert (Amazing Spider-Man – Renew Your Vows, Avengers & X-Men – Axis) also filled the story in the pages of the second volume of X-Men comic series by Marvel Comics in 1998.

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Cerebro Ascendant

Since this was a six-issue crossover arc, penciller Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers, Secret Invasion) and Pasqual Ferry (Adam Strange – Planet Heist, Superman – Ending Battle) also appeared as guest artist. Late artist Mike Wieringo (Fantastic Four, The Flash) also contributed to the X-Men issue #1/2 that is also part of the book as well. The entire concept has build upon the idea of what if Professor Xavier's long-time trusty mutant-detecting program goes rogue and how will he manage to put an end to it's menace then.
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Thursday, October 6, 2005

Astonishing X-Men | Comics

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Astonishing X-Men | Comics
In the wake of the eternal mutant Apocalypse’s rise in power and the untimely death of professor Charles Xavier, Magneto, now head of the X-Men in this newly altered dystopian timeline has taken charge, assembles his team of the gifted mutants, whom are now the potential threat for the ruler of the world, Apocalypse. While discussing their mission with his team, he is joined by Blink and Sunfire, who came through a portal after being chased by Apocalypse’s minion Delgado. They inform the X-Men about Apocalypse's latest culling of the humans, led by his son and one of his Horseman – Holocaust.

A loyal mutant follower of Apocalypse has brought him the news of Delgado’s failed attempt to apprehend the two X-Men members but the tyrant himself smiles about it. After bidding Gambit goodbye to his own separate mission, Rogue, along with Blink, Sabretooth, Morph and Wild Child sets off for Chicago to face the deadly horseman Holocaust. Sabretooth personally wants to settle some old score with the Horseman of Apocalypse. When they met him, Sabretooth quickly engages in a fierce battle with Holocaust and their fight creates mayhem in the battlefield. Just as they are trying to fight off the forces of Apocalypse, the tyrant himself is also seeking to meet the X-Men personally for purpose unknown.

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Released from Marvel Comics in 1995, the four issue limited series of Astonishing X-Men served as one of the core stories for the then ongoing crossover event "Age of Apocalypse" that drafted the foundation for the “Onslaught Saga” afterwards. Writer Scott Lobdell and fan favourite superstar artist Joe Madureira pitched up this storyline that is set in an alternate reality of Earth-295. It was a different take on the classic Uncanny X-Men series and Joe Mad delivered one of his finest artworks as usual.
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