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 Mutant X #16 - God and Man
Importance Rating: 8.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Cary Nord
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: January 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This is the first appearance of Gambit in this reality.
Comic Summary: The Six begin their mission into finding and rescuing mutants in need. They move to Georgia, where they rescue young mutant Jonah Reeves from attacking mutant hunters. The Six defeat the hunters and bring Jonah to a safe place. A short time later, Nick Fury finds out about these events and sends his Bastion-unit out to bring the Six in. The next mission of the Six brings them to New Orleans. While on their way to rescue the next mutant, the heroes find themselves attacked by members of the United Guild of New Orleans. They bring the Six to their leader, Gambit. Gambit claims that he didn’t kill them because of his past debt with Bloodstorm but, with that debt now repaid, he orders them to leave his town at once. After arguing about what to do, the Bastion-unit and its helpers drop into the building, wanting Gambit’s daugher, Raven, back. A fight comes up, and a stray bullet kills Gambit’s wife, Bella Donna. Bella Donna’s brother, Julien, turns out to be a traitor, who has revealed their secret hideout to Fury and kidnaps Raven, handing her over to the Bastion-unit. Alex finds something familiar about this attack, which the Bastion-unit confirms, but that shall be explained in due time. They teleport away, leaving Gambit and the Six alone. Gambit buries his wife, knowing that, with her death, their marriage won’t have any meaning left and the Guilds will fall apart. Gambit doesn’t care about any of that and just wants to find his daughter again. And, until that day has come, he shall join the Six!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X #17 - Wake Up Call
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Javier Saltares
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: February 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Havok can’t sleep and, when wandering off from the rest of his team, he’s once again reunited with his brother, Cyclops! Cyclops is on the run for a mysterious enemy that has wiped out the rest of his Starjammer teammates and he has come to warn Alex. Alex and Scott fight their way through but get, nontheless, captured by Mr. Sinister. Sinister wants to use them in his experiments and gives the boys the free choice of aiding him volunteerly, but to him it doesn’t really matter, as Sinister would hate it if he had to destroy them. Alex and Scott find a way to free themselves and destroy Sinister’s entire headquarters and escape. Scott finds it best that he leaves the Earth to keep them both out of Sinister’s hands. Alex agrees, but admits he is going to miss his brother, and so will Scott. Mr. Sinister has monitored everything from another base, having what he needed from the Summers brothers. He orders his “employee,” Jean Grey, to return to the living and to her former comrades-in-arms. And, after that, it shall finally be time to unleash the X-Man!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X #19 - The Coming
Importance Rating: 3.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Javier Saltares
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: May 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Professor Charles Xavier is attacked by the Four Horsemen. Curious, because Xavier is supposed to be dead! Xavier fights the Horsemen and has enough power left to send away a telepathic message for help. Meanwhile, the Six have a reunion with Scotty and Elektra. While the Six go play with Scotty, Alex and Elektra wander off from the team and kiss. When Scotty hears the powerful message of Xavier, the Six decide to go help, but Elektra and Scotty must run into safety. They do, and the Six go help Xavier, whom they can’t believe is still alive. Xavier telepathically helps the Six defeat the Horsemen. They succeed, but Xavier wants to kill them all. Havok can’t do that, of course. Xavier explains that his worst fear has come true: his ancient enemy walks amongst them once more. When the defeated Horsemen crawl back up, their eyes go wide open in agony, as their mighty lord appears before them, who is nobody else than: Apocalypse!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X #22 - Tremble Before His Might
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Lyle
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: August 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: After a short battle with Xavier, the Six escape in their plane and move over to Apocalypse’s citadel, where they can be safe. The Six can’t believe to see Magneto still alive, who confirms and explains that the rest of the X-Men are alive as well and are scattered all over the four courners of the world, preparing to defend the world against Xavier’s attack. Magneto takes Alex and Captain America with him and they plan their strategies. When Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen show up, the Six see them as enemies. Alex calms his friends down, explaining they are the good guys. When they fought them the last time, they were under the mind control of Xavier and the Shadow King. Apocalypse explains that Xavier plans to take over every mind of the United States government and bring fear to everyone, using a simulacrum of Galactus. The heroes and their allies go to New York, where “Galactus” has already landed and attacks. They draw his attention and Galactus brings out help in the form of his “Heralds,” Drax, the Silver Surfer and Nova. They are easily defeated, however, because they are not the real one’s. The heroes combine their powers against Galactus, who… melts! After their victory, Xavier and Mr. Sinister show up. Xavier explains that the villains they fought are the results of years of engineering by Sinister and they did exactly what they hoped for. Sinister activates a device on his wrist and, from the molten ashes of Galactus, green creatures appear.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X #23 - The Gift of Fear
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Lyle
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: September 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: Title Logic: 'The Gift of Fear' is a nonfiction self help
book written by Gavin de Becker.
Comic Summary: The green creatures created by Mr. Sinister and Xavier make the heroes witness their worst fears. Even Havok falls for them but he receives the help of Jean Grey and Apocalypse, who shield his thoughts from Xavier. Xavier kills Apocalypse, so Alex stands alone. Xavier gives Alex the choice to join him or not. Should he say no, X-Man shall kill the kidnapped Scotty and Raven. Alex almost gives in, but is strong enough to resist. Xavier explains his plan to take over every mind on the planet and create one huge mind: his. Hearing this, Sinister becomes angry at Xavier, because this is not what they discussed and Sinister won’t allow him to destroy the human race. Subsequently, Sinister and Xavier fight and Xavier kills Sinister. X-Man goes over to his deceased “father” and drops Scotty and Raven, who combine their powers with Alex’ plasma-blasts and defeat Xavier. While nobody else notices Xavier getting up again, the Brute takes the bullet before Xavier can blast Alex. Xavier disappears, promising that this is only the beginning of the end. The Six return to their castle and send Scotty, Elektra and Raven with Magneto and the X-Men to live on the moon, where they shall be safe. After putting the Brute in the infirmary, the rest of the Six plan their next move. Alex isn’t sure anymore if he should continue lead the team. Their conversation is ended by the Brute, who is surprisingly already healed, and has his intelligence back!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X #25 - Thresholds
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Lyle
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: November 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: There is an error in this comic. Gambit says that Bella Donna
was killed by the Goblin Queen, but she was killed by a stray bullet
when her brother, Julien, betrayed the Guild.
Comic Summary: It’s the Brute’s birthday today. Unfortunatly, on this day, Brute discovers that he is losing his intelligence again. But he still has enough time to help his friends. Brute summons up the entire team to help send Alex back to his home world. Brute opens the Negative Zone and shows Alex the way home. Unfortunatly, the radiation rays coming out of the portal are too strong and Brute has to shut the portal down. Alex notices his team being exhausted and orders them the week off. Cap plans to visit his old Avenger teammates. Ice-Man goes to his parents. Gambit goes back to New Orleans and Bloodstorm wants to find Katherine Pryde and Forge. Alex goes to New Hamburgh Station. Brute begs Alex to let him stay and continue his work so Alex lets him. Instead of visiting the Avengers, Cap goes into a bar and walks into Ice-Man, who didn’t go visit his parents like he told to either. They even meet with Gambit and Bloodstorm, who didn’t do what they said as well! They stay together for the night and watch the fireworks and come to the conclusion that they are all a family now; the only one they’ve got. Meanwhile, Alex meets a woman named Andrea. They have a talk and she helps Alex figure some things out. The Six return to the castle and Brute calls for them because he has now finally found ways to help his friends. Brute re-opens the portal wich is now strong enough to get Alex through. Alex isn’t sure, however, about returning home. Suddenly, a black energy creature comes out of the portal and starts attacking. Alex doesn’t go through the portal and helps his friends defeating it and shuts the portal down, thereby destroying his only chance to get back home. Alex explains that he didn’t want to go back, because he feels like he belongs here. Hank continues and cures Ice-Man, who can now shift back to his human-form. But then Hank gets a huge head-ache and loses his intelligence again and, sadly, transforms back to his former self.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X #26 - Long Days Journey Through the Night
Importance Rating: 7.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Ron Lim
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: December 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: Title Logic: 'Long Day's Journey Into Night' is a 1956 drama written
by American playwright Eugene O'Neill.
Comic Summary: A rampaging Bloodstorm fights her way through a bar, demanding to know from the scared customers where to find him. Not getting her answer, she prepares to kill the entire bar. She is stopped by Gambit, who, after a short fight with her, calms Bloodstorm down. She explains how it all came to this. It all began earlier in the night, when the Six were summoned up by Henry Peter Gyrich, who asked them for help. At the Vault, there was a class Alpha emergency. Some thieves had stolen a valuable box. Bloodstorm smelled something familiar and told Gyrich and the Six that she would retrieve the box alone. She wandered off, searching, until she was found by Gambit. Gambit informs Bloodstorm that Gyrich told them a Vault security guard damaged the thieves transport vehicle, which crashed in a nearby sewer tunnel. Bloodstorm knocks Gambit down, thanking him for the info and disappears. Meanwhile, in the sewers, the team called the Marauders are trying to get themselves and the stolen box into safety and to their boss. While the Marauders argue among each other, they don’t notice the box getting carried away by mysterious shadow creatures. The Marauders eventually notice it and chase the creatures. Bloodstorm makes it to the sewer and has been followed again by Gambit and they go into the sewer as well. The Marauders fight for their lives against the shadow creatures, but are helped by Bloodstorm, who strikes the Marauders down as well, ordering them to leave now. The Marauders won’t listen to reason, so Bloodstorm prepares to kill them. Bloodstorm is stopped by Gambit and the Marauders leave. Gambit, realizing that Bloodstorm’s actions are made because of the box, makes it float away in the sewer water. Bloodstorm calms down and thanks Gambit for his help. Gambit asks who was inside the box. Bloodstorm doesn’t understand that Gambit didn’t hear his voice his mind, but she confirms that her Dark Lord lives again. Dracula walks amongst mankind once more. Wanting to go get the box back, the shadow creatures appear and introduce themselves as the Outcasts. They want to make Gambit pay for his past sins against them and engulf he and Bloodstorm in a bright, white light. Afterwards, a vagabond finds the box and opens it. Dracula arises, and he hungers!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X #27 - The Challenge
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Lyle
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: January 2001
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This issue was Mutant X's version of the trial of Gambit.
Comic Summary: Bloodstorm remembers a time of her past, when she was young and riding the winds in Africa until the moment her parents died during a war. Bloodstorm also remembers what it was like to be claustrofobic, and how she overcame that fear by turning into a vampire. Bloodstorm remembers what happpened and goes to find Gambit, who’s no longer with her. Bloodstorm is confronted by Dagger and the Outcasts, who want to make Gambit pay for the crimes he commited to them. Gambit once led evil people to their tunnels and those people killed nearly every Outcast. Now, Gambit must die. Bloodstorm won’t allow that to happen and challenges Dagger for a duel. Should she win, Gambit is free. But, should Bloodstorm fail, he’ll die and Bloodstorm too. Bloodstorm accepts the rules and begins to fight. Meanwhile, in the Six’s castle, Jean and Havok have a romantic moment, which gets interupted by the rest of the Six. They want to find their missing teammates. Suddenly, a holographic projection of Henry McCoy appears, in human form. While still intelligent, the Brute took the liberaty to install some DNA from him into the computer and make a smart projection of himself. And, by this, he can reveal that he has found a way to cure Gambit and Bloodstorm. As the fight continues, Bloodstorm wins and defeats Dagger. She frees Gambit. Dagger gets up, refusing to loose, and Bloodstorm accidently stabs Dagger through her stomach! Dagger begs Bloodstorm to finish her off, but Bloodstorm doesn’t want to. Dagger doesn’t want to suffer anymore, to know that she can never walk into the sun. Gambit feels the same and believes that he and Bloodstorm are better off dead as well. The two vampires let the sun rays touch them, almost burning them up. The Six arrive just in time and Ice-Man blocks the sewertop, thereby stopping the sunrays from coming through. Havok gives the antidote Hank McCoy made. The vampires drink it up and are now able to walk into the sun. The Six return home, unknowing that a greater danger is upon them. From his tomb, Dracula awakes. He prepares himself, because now is finally the time to be reunited with his… Bloodstorm! (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X #28 - The Hunted Part 1
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Ron Lim
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: February 2001
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: In the Pacific, hunters find Wolverine, who stares at them with their claws open. The hunters want to kill him, but their attention is changed by Sabretooth, who kills all the hunters. When Sabretooth wants to go after Wolverine, he is already gone. Sabretooth promises Logan that he will come for him. Meanwhile, Jean Grey has a nightmare and finds out that Wolverine is back and alive, not dead like she thought he was. Startled by the discovery, she interrupts a training session of the Six and begs them for help. Meanwhile, Wolverine sneaks around a lonely house where he used to live, before being kidnapped by the Weapon X Program. Wolverine meets his daughter, Marie, who he tells to go back to bed and pretend this was all just a dream. Wolverine, however, smells Sabretooth approaching and leaves. Sabretooth attacks him, saying that he’s been paid to bring Wolverine back to the Weapon X Program alive and plans to kill Wolverine’s family. Wolverine destroys a nearby gas tank and Sabretooth is caught in the explosion. Wolverine makes it out alive but is confronted by Jean and the Six. Wolverine falls in her arms, asking what happened to him. Jean doesn’t know the answer, but promises that they will find out. Meanwhile, Mariko packs and plans to leave but, when there’s a knock on the door, she goes to open it. She finds Sabretooth, with heavy body burns, and he’s ready to finish her off!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X #30 - Blame Canada
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Ron Lim
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: April 2001
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: Title Logic: "Blame Canada" is a song from the film
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut released in 1999.
Comic Summary: Having not heard from their leader Havok in hours, the rest of the Six travel to Canada to find out what’s wrong. But, before they can cross the border, they are attacked by the Avengers. The leader of the Avengers, the Black Widow, tells the Six to turn back quick, or they’ll fight them. The Avengers, and especially the Widow, all seem to have a grudge towards Captain America, who left them when they needed him most. The Avengers claim that they also almost died because of him. Bloodstorm isn’t interested, as she wants to get Havok back, so the two super-teams begin to fight. Cap can’t believe that this is happening. Meanwhile, James Hudson and the Professor arrive and want to bring Wolverine back into the Program, so the Professor sends his Super-Soldiers out in search of Logan. He, Alex and Jean have barely enough strength to defeat one Soldier and wonder how they could defeat a platoon of them. Havok and the others make it to the border, but find both the Six and the Avengers, defeated! Only an exhausted Captain America still stands. Havok asks Cap what happened, but he only mumbles things. Wolverine smells something; they’ve got company. He snikts his claws open and the Professor, the Super-Soldiers and Hudson arrive on the scene. Hudson tells Logan that fighting isn’t such a good idea. It’s over.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X Annual 2000 - A Sinister Thread - Thieves in the Night
Importance Rating: 9.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Colleen Doran
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: May 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This issue explains how Gambit became a vampire in this reality.
Comic Summary: Bloodstorm and her new friend, Gambit, break into a building, both of them not knowing whose building it is and who it is they are robbing from. After opening a mysterious door, Bloodstorm’s former teammate from her X-Men days, Warren Worthington III, comes falling out, nearly fainting! Warren, now calling himself Death, recognizes Bloodstorm. Both former friends and teammates are obviously not pleased to see each other, as they were apparently once much more than just friends, up until Bloodstorm noticed that Warren was keeping secrets from her and the team. Death’s fellow Horsemen, War, comes to his aid and together they attack Gambit and Bloodstorm. Bloodstorm summons up the Creatures of the Night, so that she and Gambit can continue their job and keep running. After Bloodstorm reveals how she was bitten by Dracula, they enter a huge lab and rescue two babies. Death slashes Gambit in his back, but Bloodstorm saves his life by turning Gambit into a vampire! After defeating Death and War, Gambit thanks Bloodstorm for saving his life, but Bloodstorm believes that she only took it.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Mutant X Annual 2001 - The Key
Importance Rating: 4.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): James Fry
Writer(s): Howard Mackie
Release Date: May 2001
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: The Beyonder drains the life force out of the deceased Captain America, learning his memories and finding out about Havok. The Beyonder believes Alex to be the key that holds the information he has been seeking all those thousand of lifetimes. The Beyonder returns to Earth, causing mass destructions in the hope that Alex shows himself. His plan doesn’t work out as hoped, so the Beyonder stops the distructions and goes to search for Alex himself. Meanwhile, Havok struggles with life and death after being bitten by Dracula. Dracula disappears after he and the Six become aware of the Beyonder’s prescence. The Six bring Alex to the medi-lab and receive a good-bye from Wolverine, who feels sorry for not helping out, as he has to bring his family into safety. The X-Men have also survived the attack and make it back to Earth, traveling to the Six to help them. They get the help from Dr. Strange, who spreads the word to every super-powered being to help them fight the Beyonder. Gambit leaves unnoticed, stealing a plane and wanting to bring his daughter into safety. While almost every hero gets killed, Scotty reaches into his dad’s mind and brings Alex back. Havok blasts Dracula down, but he survives. Dracula informs the mutants that this is only the beginning, as the Beyonder walks among them and plans to destroy the entire multiverse!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

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