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 New Exiles #2 - Dawn of a New Day
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Grummett
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: April 2008
Variant Covers: A. 2nd Printing Tom Grummett Variant Cover
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 1: New Life, New Gambit
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Fun Facts: 1st Appearance of this reality's Gambit.
Comic Summary: Who’s left of the Exiles battle against their new enemies, Bloodforce. They don’t fare too well, including Sabretooth who gets bitten by a female vampire. He turns against his teammates, but then everything is interrupted by a sudden storm. The Exiles disappear so Bloodforce departs. Meanwhile, Rogue has fallen into the water and is rescued by Gambit, son of Namor and Sue Storm. He leads her to shore where they find that everyone is gone. Rogue asks Gambit if he knows about the fate of her friends and he supposes Ororo took them with the storm, most likely to Alexandria. Rogue offers to help Gambit with whatever he needs to pay back her life debt. Gambit initially refuses, but admits his family is in trouble. In Alexandria, Psylocke and Sabretooth meet Logan and inquire about their friends. Logan doesn’t know and takes them to Queen Ororo who’s in a tense meeting with Kang. After it ends Ororo turns her attention toward her guests, telling them of the dire danger facing Namor and as a result the world. She asks for their help and in return they will do what they can to find their missing friends. Meanwhile, Rogue and Gambit arrive at Namor’s hideout only to find it overrun with bandits. Rogue and Gambit get the drop on them and rescue Gambit’s family. Namor imparts some wisdom on his son before asking how he plans on saving the world.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #3 - Panther's Vengence
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Grumett
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: May 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 1: New Life, New Gambit
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue and the Namor family set about planning their next move. Namor has another place they can go to lie low, and thanks to Rogue’s ability to fly and Sue’s invisible jet they depart for safer pastures. While in Alexandria, Shadowclaw tells Psylocke and Sabretooth about the possible whereabouts of their female friend. During the briefing Sabretooth grabs Psylocke and kisses her. Psylocke kisses him back, surprising even herself. It gets even weirder when Sabretooth seemingly has no idea what he’s doing. Then he goes back to his old self and Psylocke suddenly finds it harder and harder to concentrate. Elsewhere, Bloodwitch laughs as she feels herself gain control over Psylocke. Back in the Sahara, Rogue sets the plane down in a barren valley. Namor then leads the group to a cave where he used to hide as a kid. Soon after Psylocke, Sabretooth and Shadowclaw arrive. They take them in as friends and are surprised when Sabretooth and Psylocke turn on them and start taking everybody out. Then Bloodforce shows up with some extra members, Sandstorm and Iron Maiden and things go from bad to worse. Luckily, Psylocke and Sabretooth turn sides again and take out Bloodwitch. The battle rages on. Bloodforce is all but beaten when Black Panther arrives and grabs Sue, placing her sharp nails against Sue’s neck. She threatens to kill her if they try anything else.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #4 - New Life, New Gambit
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Grumett
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: June 2008
Variant Covers: A. Skrull Face Incentive Variant. Same as Standard Release, only Gambit's face is Skrull.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 1: New Life, New Gambit
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: With Sue is at the Black Panther’s mercy the Exiles and Namor are unsure of their next move. However the timely arrival of a second Sue Storm takes the decision out of their hands. It’s back to a royal rumble as the Exiles once again duke it out with Bloodforce. Black Panther puts an end to it by teleporting her entire team out of harm’s way and teleporting in a nuclear bomb. It detonates, but the quick erection of a shield from Sue and a TK wall from Psylocke before it does saves everyone’s life. With the radiation keeping them in the bubble they sit around and wait, learning that it was Mystiq who took the place of Sue. A timely rescue from Attuma and Valeria Fen, Namor and Sue’s eldest daughter, allows them to depart. While traveling through the ocean Namor agrees to let Attuma handle the seas while he takes care of the surface. Attuma, Valeria and crew then depart in another ship. No sooner does Namor reach the surface than Black Panther activates a force field that begins to surround the Earth. They blast off into the sky, and thanks to Sue and Psylocke, outrun it. They make their way to Luna-Prime, Earth’s terraformed Moon, and meet with Nicholas Fury and President Aquilla to discuss their next move. Unfortunately, Dr. Stark, appearing via hologram, can’t figure out how the Black Panther created the shield. To make matters worse Sabretooth is finally able to contact the Palace, but there’s no one answering. The Exiles decide it’s time to leave and Gambit volunteers to join them. They accept and transport to the Palace and find it empty. Psylocke tries figuring out the computer system and learns recruiting Gambit was actually the goal of their last mission. She also locates their missing teammates and discovers they’re in big trouble.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #6 - The Course of True Love
Importance Rating: 2.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Roberto Castro
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: July 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 1: New Life, New Gambit
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Fun Facts: Title Logic: "The Course of True Love" is part of a quote from
William Shakespeare's play: A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The fan letters at the end of this issue are answered by Gambit.

The cover is homage to Dynamo #3
Comic Summary: Cat, Sage and Domenic make their way to the prince’s castle. Along the way Diana Fox confronts Sage and much to Sage’s surprise Cat sees her too. Also, things aren’t as medieval as they seem as Prince Domenic has a cell phone and they are eventually picked up by a helicopter. When they arrive at the palace Domenic and his mother share terse words over her attempts at Marysal’s life. Speaking of Marysal, an assassin named Venger sets up in a sniper position and takes aim. He fires and Marysal takes a round to the neck. Morph quickly rises to her defense and he and Venger battle. Marysal breaks it up with a fire attack and then takes the opportunity for her and Morph to fly away. They don’t get far before Venger chases them down in a plane. He fires some rockets in their direction. Eventually Marysal is able to maneuver above Venger and then drop right on top of his plane. All three of them crash into the ground. Marysal is wiped out, but Morph and Venger continue to battle. Sage and Domenic enter the fray, but they’re no match for the mercenary. After besting his three opponents Venger uses the prince’s sword to skewer Marysal. The king gets in the way and is stabbed through the chest. Sage takes the opportunity to shoot Venger in the shoulder. Venger, ever resourceful, teleports away. Days later, Venger still hasn’t been and found and Marysal is healed. In fact, Marysal is transformed into a human, an ability dragons have to transform in the occasion of true love. The queen is pleased that her son has found true love and is regretful of her earlier actions. Moments later a portal opens above them and the Exiles are sucked into it. Finally back at the Palace the three Exiles meet their newest teammate Gambit and further their resolve to save the Omniverse.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #7 - The War Day, Part 1
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Grummett
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: August 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 2: Soul Awakening
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: An attack against the British in an effort to capture a young royal is thwarted by Mystiq and Rogue. The operative in charge of the attack, Darkstar, is captured. This is just the beginning as a meeting with the queen and her royal guard is interrupted by the arrival of Havok who detonates himself, killing the super-powered Britains. The queen remains alive thanks to Lord Iron’s timely shielding. The nearby Exiles rush to the rescue sans Psylocke who had some sort of mental breakdown and flew off into the sky confused and yelling in Mandarin. When the Exiles land they need to deal with Havok. Morph is able to contain another controlled detonation by wrapping him up, but the mental coup de grace goes to Sage who locks Havok’s mind within a psychic prison. Sage and Morph set about searching for survivors while Gambit heads to the oceans. Meanwhile, Psylocke arrives in Shanghai and finds a murdered version of herself. What’s worse is it seems this Betsy is occupying a part of her mind. Before she can put together everything that’s going on she’s knocked out by a mystery person. Meanwhile, at the Palace, Cat discovers the Omniverse is dying.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #8 - The War Day, Part 2: Soul Awakening
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Grummett
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: September 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 2: Soul Awakening
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Psylocke awakens from a nightmare involving Slaymaster to find herself a “guest” of Ogun, this reality’s former master of Lady Mandarin. He offers to train Psylocke in the hopes she’ll defeat Slaymaster and avenge his apprentice’s death. Psylocke also learns her mind has been at war for control with Lady Mandarin’s ever since her untimely demise. Meanwhile, Gambit is out on the ocean blue searching for any sign of French aggression. He eventually spots some warships and investigates. He’s attacked by para-normals, but manages to outmaneuver them and destroy two of their ships. After rescuing an unconscious aggressor, Gambit is dragged back down into the water by the Ancient Master of the Ocean. They tell him they want to end the warring, which Gambit explains he was trying to do. Moments later, Queen Fen and her Atlantean entourage show up and after some hasty explanations they all realize they’re on the same team. Fen utilizes her resources, Ro-Ro, weather mistress, and the geothermal power station in the Savage Land, to convince Napoleon to stop his invasion. The power goes out in Paris, but Napoleon doesn’t seem too upset. As a matter of fact, the entire French fleet disappears through teleportation fields and the power to Paris is returned. The ships reappear near Britain and a ground assault begins. Morph and Sage take the queen to safety while Rogue, Mystiq and Prince Jeffrey head to a special school where they recruit a younger group of super-powered beings called Force-X. Back at the Crystal Palace, Cat is still trying to figure out what’s going on with the Omniverse. Heather (Icon) drops some subtle hints, but then she too starts to disappear. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #9 - The War Day, Part 3: Soul Awakening
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Grummett
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: October 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 2: Soul Awakening
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue tests the mettle of Force-X before agreeing to allow them into battle. They put up a good fight, but Rogue proves herself their superior. They do pretty well though and later gather with the Exiles to determine how best to save Britain. Meanwhile, the French have stepped up their efforts to locate and capture the queen. The Admiral knows if they don’t get the Queen’s surrender within 24 hours the Atlanteans will intervene and put a stop to things. On the ground Morph and Sage put up whatever resistance they can, most recently busting up a cordon and search. They also have the Queen with them who tells her people to do what they can to protect their families while they handle the fighting. Half a world away Ogun trains Psylocke in the ways of combat. Using science and magic they alter time itself to accomplish a lifetime’s work in a few short hours. The end of the training session focuses on swordplay and eventually Psylocke defeats him. Now she’s ready for Slaymaster and has accepted her role as Lady Mandarin. Back in Manhattan, the French have threatened to destroy a highly populated building if the Queen doesn’t surrender. The Queen decides she can’t take the risk and gives up, allowing herself, Sage and Morph to get captured. While in the Crystal Palace, Blink struggles to save the Omniverse. Sabretooth offers advice on being a hero and going with her instincts, but Cat still seems unsure of herself.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #10 - Cry for Freedom
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Grummett
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: October 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 2: Soul Awakening
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Morph and Sage find themselves captured and at the mercy of the French para-normal, Surge. He begins using his mind-altering power to wipe away Sage’s persona. Sage transforms into Diana Fox and breaks free, taking the fight to Purge. They both enter the astral plane, but are knocked out when Sage reasserts control. While out on the battlefield Force-X and the Exiles begin their assault. Starbolt and Sunspot begin the offensive, crossing the newly frozen harbor (courtesy of Aurion) on snowmobiles and punching holes through the French ships. Gigantor is the first French super-power to respond and takes away their advantage away by breaking through the ice. The rest of the Exiles and Force-X eventually joins in, battling the likes of Salvo, Carronade, Garrote, Wolftrap and Legion. Meanwhile in Paris, Psylocke infiltrates Napoleon’s compound. However, when Napoleon uses a codeword implanted by Ogun to turn her into his obedient servant, he actually free’s Psylocke’s persona. She then forces him to send a broadcast to his military forces to withdraw, and to surrender the Queen. The Exiles remain behind for a bit, helping to secure and clean up the area until reinforcements arrive.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #13 - Born to Die
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Grummett
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: December 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 3: Enemy Within
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Gambit and Mystiq go out for a swim when the ocean suddenly comes to life with plants and fish. They’re also surprised to find an Atlantean Cat swimming in the middle of it all. While in the Palace, Psylocke does battle with Lady Mandarin for sole occupation of her mind. Psylocke wins, which is witnessed by a spying Psylockian version of Cat. When Sabretooth joins her in her room a bit later Psylocke expresses her desire to finally go after Slaymaster and finish it once and for all. While in Rogue’s room, a spying early-616ish Cat, watches as Morph barges in and hands over some shopping bags containing some new uniform choices for Rogue. In the Observation Suite Sage watches over Cat, who’s been sleeping the entire time. Sage is momentarily attacked by the creatures in her mind, which causes Cat to wake up and take off running. Sabretooth looks to see what Cat was checking on last and discovers a prime universe about to go down the toilet. He orders the gang together and puts Morph in charge of the mission while he and Sage look for Cat.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #14 - Fight of Glory
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tim Seeley
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: January 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 3: Enemy Within
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Fun Facts: The fan letters at the end of this issue are answered by Gambit.
Comic Summary: Fugitive princess of the Shi’Ar, Nerimani, is on the run from Shi’Ar Death Commandos. Her friend is killed defending her and it’s only the timely arrival of the Exiles that prevents her capture. After the Commandos are defeated the Exiles are met by this world’s protectors, the Sons of Iron and Daughters of the Dragon. They reconvene at the Sons’ headquarters where Psylocke explains all she knows about the Commandos. It’s also there Nerimani finally reveals her heritage and the reason behind their attack. Psylocke warns them others are sure to follow, and unfortunately she’s right.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #15 - Shall We Stand Together
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tim Seeley
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: February 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 3: Enemy Within
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: The Sons of Iron headquarters is attacked and the Exiles scramble to rescue as many as they can. Their enemy consists of the Shi’Ar Death Commandos led by Lilandra herself. Sons and Daughters alike are killed and the Exiles are barely able to hold their own. In the end the Exiles are hurting, and as if things couldn’t get any worse Madame Hydra shows up to kill Cat. Sage and Diana are attacked by the myriad of entities housed within Sage’s mind. At first they go at it solo, but Sage realizes they can never succeed alone. The two enemies team up, though it doesn’t last long. When Diana presses Sage as to what happens once they defeat the small army, she realizes Sage still intends to get rid of her. Diana takes off leaving Sage to the horde. As if things weren’t bad enough Merlyn appears and explains the creatures are his doing and after they defeat Sage he will take over the Crystal Palace and then the Omniverse.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #16 - Away We Go
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tim Selley
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: February 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 4: Away We Go
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Three battle fronts are highlighted in the war between the Exiles and the Shi’Ar Death Commandos. Rogue and Colyn face off against Colony and Rogue uses one of her stored powers to obliterate the girl. Naked as a result, Colyn gives Rogue his armor believing she can do more good than him. Meanwhile, Nerimani finally takes the fight to her sister, Lilandra, after Morph tries again and fails. Lastly, Cat and Empress Hydra partake in fantastic combat, both sides taking a beating. The devilish Cat finally ends it, sneaking through Sue’s force field and tearing out a length of her artery.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles #18 - Begin Anew
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tim Seeley
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: April 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 4: Away We Go
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Fun Facts: This is the last issue of the New Exiles Series.
Comic Summary: The Exiles deal with the fallout of the battle with the Shi’Ar. From reconstruction, to deciding the fate the Shi’Ar, the Exiles have their hands full. Eventually they leave, but both Morph and Rogue decide to stay behind. When the remaining Exiles head home they find Sage, transformed. Psylocke and Sage have it out about her decision to take on the responsibilities of the Palace, but Psylocke does come to terms with it. Valeria also shows up at the Palace and joins the team. They go on a few missions together, Morph eventually returns, and the team gets news that Gambit’s father, Namor, died. The team heads to his homeworld to mourn and they end up defeating Black Panther and her forces once and for all. Sadly, Gambit stays behind to take over as the leader of his people. Back at the Palace, life continues as normal as the team reflects on their future and what it means for them to be Exiles.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 New Exiles Annual #1 - Flight of Angels?
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Grummett
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: January 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: New Exiles Volume 3: Enemy Within
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: The Exiles find themselves off course, on a world where a rogue member of a god-like race called the “Makers” has decided to wreak havoc. The Maker transforms five humans into their evil incarnations and they basically destroy Manhattan. The Exiles arrive after the fact and defend Valeria Richards and Rosetta, two survivors of the horrendous destruction. It turns out this Valeria is the same one Morph and Psylocke met several missions ago. They all leave together to find sanctuary. Once relocated, Mystiq tries saving Rosetta’s life, but she dies as a result of her wounds. The Exiles decide to help this world even though it wasn’t their intended mission so they take the fight to the bad guys, beating them rather easily. This is when the Maker decides to appear and instantaneously transports the Exiles to his base located on a second moon orbiting Earth. He successfully transforms all of the team into evil versions of themselves, except for the impervious Psylocke. This effect rids Morph of his conditioning and Proteus’ personality reemerges. Cocky guy he is, Proteus goes after the Maker by himself only to get his backside handed to him. Morph, whose consciousness managed to survive this whole time, offers to add his strength to Proteus’. Together they defeat the Maker and everyone returns to normal. In the end Morph and Proteus decide to call a truce and share Morph’s body. Some time later, after the world is on its way back to normal, the Exiles depart for their prior mission, promising Valeria they’ll look her up again one day.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

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