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X-Treme X-Men #4 - Dreamtime Serenade
Importance Rating: 8.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: October 2001
Comic Summary: From one of Gateway’s dreamtime visions, the X-Treme X-Men learn that Bishop is a descendant of Gateway. Also they see a vision of the future involving a „needle“, a special elevator that transports cargo from earth’s surface into the orbit. They look at a diary page, which pictures Gambit crucified with six pieces of jewelry and something growing out of his chest. Later the X-Men break into Destiny’s house only to find a crate with goodies prepared for them. One box looks like holding a diary, but it has been stolen by Vargas. At the same time Gambit breaks into Vargas‘ castle, but is captured and defeated. Yet he charms his way out of the situation and is allowed to leave, on the way out he steals a big diamond, which Vargas notices, but pretends not to. Later Gambit checks on the X-Treme team and finding them to be alright, leaves before being spotted.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 1: Destiny
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Fun Facts: This is the first appearance of Gambit in the X-Treme X-Men series.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #5 - Deadline
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: November 2001
Comic Summary: The X-Men have a team pow-wow to decipher one of Destiny’s diaries. Through one of Sage’s fantastic inventions they learn what little they can about the book’s contents, including predictions of current catastrophic events. The X-Men also discover that Gambit’s wanted for the murder of crime lord called Viceroy. Bishop does some undercover work and the team investigates the scene of the crime. They find clues to the murder and learn that Viceroy has two children, heirs to his criminal empire. Storm decides to locate them. Even though most of the evidence points to Gambit’s guilt, Rogue believes in his innocence. Since her teammates believe that Gambit could indeed be guilty, Rogue leaves them in anger to find clues on her own. She heads to Chinatown, where men are planning to kill Viceroy’s children and eliminate heirs to the criminal throne. Rogue finds Gambit in a restaurant. Julius Gow, the restaurant’s owner, has his thugs attack the two of them and their powers are negated during the fight, so they seek shelter. When someone kills Gow and frames Gambit, Gow’s grandson the Red Lotus mistakes Rogue and Gambit for murderers. He defeats them both, leaving them in dire straits.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 1: Destiny
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #6 - Paradise Lost
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: December 2001
Comic Summary: While Sage monitors their activities, the X-Treme team continues their investigation into the death of Miles Warbeck, otherwise known as Viceroy. Bishop delves into the nature of his killing, Rogue tries to clear the prime suspect, and Storm and Thunderbird protect the children of the deceased. Bishop hits a dead end when autopsy reports reveal nothing about the real killer. When he learns about the shooting death of another mob boss, Bishops heads toward the scene of the new crime. Rogue and Gambit are captured and tortured by the Examiner while Red Lotus watches. Despite their pleas of innocence, the Examiner believes they were responsible for the death of even another crime boss, one of the Examiner’s associates. Rogue and Gambit manage to free themselves, but the Examiner escapes punishment. Red Lotus starts to believe that they had nothing to do with any murders, but he still treats the X-Men harshly, forcing Rogue to knock him out. Rogue and Gambit leave to inform their teammates about their adventure, taking the unconscious Red Lotus with them. Storm and Thunderbird locate Viceroy’s children, the Cameron siblings, but evil forces are close behind. Criminal gangs want to seek and destroy the Camerons and eliminate any heirs to Viceroy’s empire. Sage becomes a target as well when her old allies from the Hellfire Club reenter her life with a vengeance.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 1: Destiny
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Fun Facts: Title Logic: Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #7 - Getting Even!
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: January 2002
Comic Summary: Storm and Thunderbird save the Camerons’ lives by defeating assassins and Heather Cameron reveals herself as Lifeguard, a mutant with mysterious power. The Camerons learn the truth about Viceroy and their blood ties to the local criminal underworld. They decide to help the X-Men put an end to the death and destruction. While investigating another murder, Bishop meets an inspector and the two of them join forces to get to the bottom of this mess. Sebastian Shaw and Lady Mastermind imprison Sage within an impressive illusion, intending to brainwash her back into the Hellfire Club. Rogue, Gambit, and Red Lotus return from their adventure, but Shaw and Lady Mastermind surprise them. The villains capture Rogue and force Gambit and Red Lotus to flee. Along with Sage, Shaw plans to brainwash Rogue into helping him become the leader of Australian crime. Once they’ve reached safety, Gambit and Red Lotus vow to save their friends and stop Shaw.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 1: Destiny
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #8 - Boomerang
Importance Rating: 8.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Lorroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: February 2002
Comic Summary: Various plot threads start tying together as the X-Treme X-Men unravel Sebastian Shaw’s plan to become king of the Australian underworld. Gambit searches for Rogue, but he still manages to make time for other damsels in distress on his way. Bishop and Teri Baltimore round up a large band of criminals. Rogue continues to serve as a manipulated weapon of destruction while Lady Mastermind uses her to savagely attack the rest of the X-Men. After nearly killing Storm, Rogue tries to destroy the rest of her teammates believing them to be the team’s enemy Vargas. Once Thunderbird defeats Lady Mastermind, her illusion weakens and Rogue regains her sense of reality just in time to stop herself from killing the people she cares about. Red Lotus fights Sebastian Shaw to a standstill in a valiant effort to rescue Sage, but it may take a miracle to save Sage’s mind, as she trapped in Lady Mastermind’s illusionary world.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 1: Destiny
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Fun Facts: The issue is part of Marvel’s ‘Nuff Said silent month, meaning no one says ANYTHING in the entire comic.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #9 - Face the Music
Importance Rating: 4.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Lorroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: March 2002
Comic Summary: Gambit and Red Lotus invade a meeting of the Triad’s ruling council. They present evidence that proves Gambit’s innocence as actually the Examiner is responsible for the murder of the Viceroy and he and Shaw had wanted to take over all of australia’s crime syndicates. In the X-Men’s appartment, Storm is visitied by an astral image of Jean Grey. From half a world away, Jean establishes contact and though their conversation would fill hours in the real world, it takes only seconds on the astral plane. Jean warns Storm of Cassandra Nova and that she might have infected the teams at the school with some strange illness, so they should consider the mansion quarantained. Also the diaries given to Xavier by Mystique are missing. Before departing Jean telekinetically braids Ororo’s hair. In the next room the catatonic Sage is still trapped in Lady Mastermind’s illusion. The others wonder what to do, as Sage suddenly reaches out to Heather, whose Lifeguard powers activate as she is pulled into the illusion as well. She experiences the scenarios that Tessa has to witness until being discovered by the illusionist. Lifeguard manifests new abilities for every new threat that Mastermind throws at her, but her power is limited to only reacting and she can’t hope to defeat her foe. Meanwhile Tessa is manipulated into pointing a weapon towards a version of herself, representing her allliance to the X-Men. Once she shoots it, she will be loyal to Shaw once more. Mastermind believes Lifeguard defeated after draining her body of water in a desert-scenario, yet her skin cracks to reveal Tesa underneath. Trained by Xavier himself, Sage managed to switch places in the illusion scenario, right under Mastermind’s nose. Still the bullet is fired against Heather who finds herself in the victim position, but Tessa, within Lifeguard’s armor, leaps in between and the bullet bounces off. Sage and Heather return to the real world, where Tessa apologizes for taking over Heather’s body and risking her life. Lady Mastermind took the bullet’s impact herself and is wheeled catatonic into a hospital. Bishop and policewoman Terri Baltimore try to arrest Sebastian Shaw, but can’t come up with enough evidence to support it.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 1: Destiny
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #10 - Keys of the Kingdom
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Lorroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: April 2002
Comic Summary: While the X-Men and their new-found friends are resting in their civilian clothes, Gambit asks Storm for possession of the ruby she wears in her costume's choker. Sage surprises Gambit by identifying Storm's family heirloom as part of a collection of ancient gemstones called the Madripoor Set. As Storm tries to explain that she cannot give up her mother's present the X-Men are attacked by a hulking creature called Shaitan. Gambit and Lifeguard, under Storm's orders, attempt to escape with the ruby but are attacked by Shaitan who teleports them all away. Desperate to follow and rescue their abducted friends, the X-Men allow Sage to use her abilities to unlock the latent powers of Davis Cameron. He manifests the ability to access a Warp Wave teleportation power, and Davis takes the team to Madripoor, where they are greeted on Madripoor by its current ruling princess, Viper. She leads the X-Men to a temple where Shaitan has Gambit tied to an altar surrounded by the gems of the Madripoor Collection. The X-Men attack Shaitan, but not before he successfully activates the gems and, using Gambit's energy powers, opens a portal from which emerges an immense red energy-laced tower. Also emerging from the portal are alien combat troops. The X-Men rescue Lifegurad and capture the troop leader before, at the behest of the still captive Gambit, they withdraw. After the X-Men have left, a new portal opens and more troops emerge. The new troop leader informs his men that the reports are correct and that their leader has been captured. After their instruments locate their leader they will rescue him and if any harm has become their Lord, then this new world will pay the price.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2: Invasion!
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Fun Facts: The Madripoor gems, Storm’s ruby, a diamond Gambit stole from Vargas in X-Treme X-Men #4, another stone he got from the Viceroy’s appartment, and three more that Shaitan had already aquired, were added to Remy's mutant ability to amplify the power enough to create a portal. This event was fortold in Destiny's diary.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #11 - Beachhead
Importance Rating: 4.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Lorroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: May 2002
Comic Summary: Shaitan wants to find Khan, his missing leader, and asks Gambit, who is used to empower the strange tower to tell him about the X-Men. Yet Gambit refuses to talk. Meanwhile in the U.S. the President’s National Staff and the Avengers analyze the tower and the forcefield. It goes up 22,600 miles into the atmosphere and can be used as an elevator to transports cargo and men. Within the next fifty hours it will become fully solid. Madripoor‘s Air Force is being attacked by the invaders aircraft’s and the X-men try to help them best as they can with Rogue, Thunderbird and Bishop shooting aircrafts out of the sky, and Lifeguard catching both human soldiers and alien invaders as prisoners alike, though minutes later, the Viper executes the Alien Invaders that the X-Men had just captured, except for Khan, who Storm jumps on to protect him from the bullets. Rogue disarms the Viper and the X-Men escape when an alien aircraft is spotted trying to find their missing soldiers. Storm convinces Khan that not all of them think like the Viper and that she has the power to force him along, but wouldn’t want to use it. Shaitan and the alien troops find their executed men and they angrily kill many of Madripoor’s army in revenge. Meanwhile the X-men have made it to one of Viper’s hideouts where they analyze their situation. Shaitan finds the X-Men just as Khan thanks Storm for saving him. Recognizing that he is only after Khan, Storm decides that it’s better to split up. She places Bishop in charge and wants to take Khan elsewhere, but Viper attacks Storm from behind while the rest of the X-Men escape. Viper wants to finish her earlier execution and attacks Khan, but is defeated by him. Khan orders Shaitan to call a medivac for Storm because he wants to save her to become his Queen.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2: Invasion!
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Fun Facts: None.
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Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #13 - Strikeback
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Lorroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: July 2002
Comic Summary: Before the X-Men leave to go to the transport, Sage and Rogue discuss their future plans. After Sage jump-starts Rogue's mutant powers, Rogue and Slipstream use them to destroy much of Khan's army on Earth. In an apartment building, Vargas, with his statue of Psylocke, watches Rogue fight the army and talks to himself about their need to kill Rogue. Elsewhere, the other four X-Men sneak past Gambit and his guards and onto Khan's space station. There, Lifeguard goes through a metamorphosis and transforms into more of an alien being. Using her own powers, Sage is able to hack into Khan's computers and find out where Storm is being held prisoner. Sage also finds information on what occurs when Khan actually conquers each dimension. In Khan's fortress, Storm is in her prison quarters being pampered by her attendants and talking to Khan about the X-Men. Khan leaves and later talks to Shaitan about their plans on capturing the X-Men and Khan's weakness for Storm.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2: Invasion!
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #15 - Final Gambit
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: September 2002
Comic Summary: In the damage Control Headquarters a few of Khan’s scientists discuss an anomaly they have detected on the station. Khan walks in and hears their discussion only to be distracted by his own thoughts of Storm. He thinks the anomalies are Storm’s doing, but his Harem tells him that her injuries prevent her from fully using her powers. Once that the transmission is over, the harem girls attack Storm, as they don’t want her to become queen. Despite her injuries, Storm takes out the entire Harem with hand-to-hand combat and creative use of her diminished powers. Sage makes her way to a control room and she causes security breaches all over the tower, making it look as if there were hundreds of X-Men attacking it. She then goes to aid Storm and escorts her through the air vent tunnels to safety. Storm however has other plans, she has discovered the buildings weakness – a large supply of water at the top of the tower, used as coolant for the machinery. At the same time, Lifeguard, Bishop, and Thunderbird, posing as Royal Shi’Ar and consorts gain access to the Damage Control central. Once in they reveal themselves and force Khan’s staff to leave the room, while they continue to upload Sage’s scrambling data files. While all this goes on in space, on Earth Rogue faces off against Vargas, and his servants Thaiis and Thais. Finally Vargas reveals his motives as he shows Rogue a page of Destiny’s diary that has Rogue stabbing Vargas with his own sword. Rogue distracts him with Cyclops’s optic blast, and Slipstream teleports in, plucks Vargas from the area and takes him above the temple that Gambit is trapped in. Yet Slipstream’s inexperience costs him as Vargas manages to slice across his back with his sword, almost killing him. Vargas crashes into the temple where quickly disperses the entire troop of Khan’s army, and plans to take on Gambit, who finally releases a charged piece of rock he had been hiding in his fist. Outside Rogue saves Slipstream from drowning in the swamps as suddenly the temple collapses, apparently killing Gambit, though saving the universe from Khan’s invasion.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2: Invasion!
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #16 - While I Live, You Don't Die
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: September 2002
Comic Summary: Rogue flies into the collapsing temple, looking for her lover Gambit. Despite him still being trapped by the tight red beam and it’s forcefield, he caused the building‘s destruction, hoping that his death would close the portal and save the world. Rogue tries to free him, but ends up trapped by the forcefield as well, as she has absorbed Gambit’s powers in the past, which allows the beam to use her as a conduit as well. Still disguised as Storm, Shaitan investigates reports of a single swordsman killing many if the alien invaders – it is Vargas. Thinking Shaitan to be the X-Men’s leader, he battles and easily defeats “her“. Vargas then approaches the defenseless couple, and rams his sword straight through both Rogue and Gambit. Up above in the destabilizing tower, Storm and Sage are trying to sabotage the water supply system, when suddenly Khan shows up. He easily defeats Sage but him and Storm are too much of an even match. While they are busy battling each other Bishop finishes the job the two X-Men started and blasts the pipes of the water supply. Both Storm and Khan get caught in the floodwave and are washed away. As they fall Storm grabs a hold of a ledge saving herself and Khan from a long and probably fatal fall. Khan tries to talk her into reconsidering his offer but she denies him leaving her and Bishop to fall the rest of the way down through the tower. Lifeguard though saves the two would be heroes and she flies them to the portal back to earth, where they meet with Sage and Thunderbird. Khan has different plans though, he separates his Warship from the towers head, planning to navigate it through the portal, intending to conquer the X-Men’s world even without his tower. Yet, the five X-Men, now on the other side of the portal back on Earth, quickly fire all their powers toward the ship to keep the ship from fully making the trip. It is still stuck in the portal as it implodes, apparently killing Khan and his troops. Sadly the X-Men have no time for celebration as they find the injured Slipstream, and the lifeless forms of Rogue and Gambit.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2: Invasion!
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #17 - La Suerte De Matar!
Importance Rating: 7.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: Main Storyline Series
Comic Summary: In the temple in Madripoor, the X-Men mourn the apparent loss of Rogue and Gambit who lie in front of them, with Vargas‘ sword skewering both of their bodies. Yet they are not dead as Rogue speaks up, requesting their help. Bishop removes the sword and him and the X-Men tend to their friends injuries as best as they can. Bishop tries to calm Rogue down but her powers go out of control knocking him back with Cyclops’ optic blast. She transforms next into Colossus, then the Beast, the Hulk, and finally into Wolverine. She uses his healing factor to help in her recovery. Also manifesting both Psylocke and Destiny, she decides to go after Vargas, something which she claims to have to do alone, despite the other X-Men’s protests. As she leaves so does Lifeguard to go get medical help for the other wounded X-Men. Sage is shocked that the solution to their diary quest was right before them, as Rogue’s imprint of Destiny should have all the knowledge they need. Elsewhere in the city, Vargas carries his price, Storm’s body (actually Shaitan). He finds his two servants and they return to base, where Rogue, posing as the Psylocke statue is waiting for them. She attacks and knocks Vargas out of the building, but suddenly looses her extra powers fade. Left with only her basic powers and her skills in hand to hand combat, she defeats both Thais and Thaiis, before Vargas returns. At first Vargas and Rogue seem evenly matched, but her wounds reopen, and the swordsman gains the upper hand. The fight is observed by Shanna Cho and her cameraman, who keeps recording. Rogue finally imprints Vargas and is now able to match him blow for blow. Suddenly she comes to the realization that the diaries are a trap, that they leave no room for spontaneity or hope. Rogue prepares to strike Vargas with his own blade, but it is unclear wether she kills him or not, as right then the camera’s battery runs out of power and the end of the fight is not recorded. Elsewhere, Lifeguard attends to her brother’s injuries and he awakes but sadly he sees her Shi’Ar appearance and refuses to believe that this alien is his sister. Madripoor’s ruling prince, the Viper, comes with the medical supplies to help the X-Men. Unluckily for her, Storm remembers that she nearly killed her and takes her vengeance by shooting her with one of Sage’s guns. Luckily Viper was wearing Kevlar which stopped the bullets fatal blow. Still, Sage threatens Viper to never harm her friends again and with a blade to her throat, Viper is forced to agree to her demands. Rogue returns from her encounter with Vargas, barely able to stand. She collapses on Gambit’s chest as the rest of the X-Men look on.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2: Invasion!
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Fun Facts: Title Logic: “La Suerte de Matar!“ is Spanish and means “The Luck to Kill!”
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #18 - Day of the Dead
Importance Rating: 8.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: November 2002
Comic Summary: Shanna Cho reports to the world that the X-Men were able to save them from an attack by an alien invasion, but sadly some of their own were hurt in the battle. Captain America, Iron Man, and the Thing are there to help the wounded X-Men though, as they carry the more critically wounded into a M.A.S.H. unit. The Doctors work frantically trying to save the wounded heroes but Storm, Rogue and Gambit seem far-gone. Rogue thinks that her healing factor should save her, but has to discover that she is completely powerless. Seeing Storm’s spirit leave her body, Rogue panics and tries to follow her, only to slip into the astral plane where she is welcomed by Jean Grey. Phoenix informs her of her plan to save Storm, while Rogue needs to help Gambit who has now ascended into his own spiritual world. Back with the living in the M.A.S.H. unit the Beast, Jean, Nightcrawler, and Wolverine have teleported in to help. The X-Men set out to help their friends. Nightcrawler tries to persuade Davis Cameron that just because Heather may look different does not make her a monster, while Wolverine and Jean calm Heather down from a near Shi’Ar berserker rage. The Beast has brought a new set of mechanical fingers to try and save Gambit, since he cannot use his now bulky fingers for such delicate surgery. Jean enters the astral plane and heads for Storm’s spirit world, where she is surprised by the beauty of Storm’s soul. Turns out that Ororo deliberately took the chance to meet her deceased parents in the afterlife, before she returns to her body, after she introduced her best friend Jean to them. At the same time, Rogue heads to Gambit‘s spirit world, where she tries to convince him not to die. Gambit thinks that it is a good day to die as he just saved the world, and he is willing to step into the light. Yet Rogue drags Gambit’s astral form back to the land of the living. Later, as the healthy check on the sick Heather finds that her brother has run away and he does not want her to follow. While Wolverine informs Rogue that Gambit may never treat her the same for taking away his chance at peace.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2: Invasion!
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Fun Facts: Title Logic: Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated by many in Mexico and by some Mexican Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

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X-Treme X-Men #19 - Passages
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: December 2002
Comic Summary: The X-Treme team, plus a few members from the other X-Men teams, is having a party in celebration of their recent victory over Khan's forces. Jean and Hank baked a cake to surprise their friends, which it does. Jean sits down at the table and before too may of them can begin eating she asks the X-Treme team if they are willing to move back to the Institute to become teachers. The team does not answer her question, but only ponders if they should or not. As they sit around the table, each one talking about different subjects, plus teasing Storm because of her recent abduction, the mood is festive. The mood does not stay festive for long though because Kitty's recent troubles over her father's death surface, causing her to leave the table. After talking for a moment, each X-Man goes in their separate ways exploring Rogue's recently acquired mansion. Beast helps Gambit in the Garden as he tests Gambit's recent injuries to see if he is getting better, which Beast finds that Gambit has greatly improved. In another room of the mansion, Bishop delivers a cake to Sage and they discuss whether they should take Jean up on her offer or not. Still in yet another room, Storm and Kitty argue over Kitty's recent behavior until Kitty eventually breaks down. The two embrace and Storm tries to comfort Kitty. Rogue approaches Gambit, who is still in the garden, and she tries to comfort him over his recent revelation that he has also lost his power along with hers. The two decide on not leaving one another, as they want to take their relationship day by day and see how it all turns out. The next morning, as Jean and Storm finish doing the dishes since they stayed up all night talking, Kitty says her good-byes and leaves to head back to college. The two friends are left alone in the kitchen when they are startled by a noise outside. As they investigate, they see a motorcycle and Gambit and Rogue inform their friends that they are planning on leaving for a while to explore their relationship further. Neal and Heather also decide to leave together to hunt down Heather's brother and to make sure he is all right. Jean watches the four of them go and is shocked to see how their day has begun. Jean decides that it is their time to leave and Logan offers to stay behind to help Storm in her recuperation and they agree. As the other members leave, the three members of the X-Treme team that are left discuss their future plans.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 3: Schism
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #24 - Prodigal
Importance Rating: 1.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: June 2003
Comic Summary: Sam is carrying a woman from the wreckage in the Channel Tunnel, just outside in Paris. He was just in a battle with Weapon XII, where he lost a friend and hundreds of people lost their lives. That was yesterday, but today he’s trying to make right what another mutant made wrong. After setting down an injured woman, Xavier contacts Sam and asks him to meet up with the other X-Corp members so they can leave. Sam declines, choosing to stay till all the bodies are accounted for. During his aid work, Sam befriends a group called Sappers after saving one of their own from a cave in. Sam enjoys a few laughs with them and decides to help them till their work is finished. Later that day, they are moving debris when Sam hears a noise from a pile of rubble. After searching through the pile he finds survivors and becomes a hero to the workers in the tunnel. After their search is over, the Sappers reveal that they know about Sam’s secret powers, but they like him just the way he is. Flying off and giving the Sappers a show of his powers, Sam goes to visit the grave where they buried his teammate, Darkstar. While he’s there, Xavier gives him a note that reads the location of his one time girlfriend, Lila Cheney. Sam goes to visit her and the two decide to runaway together for a while. Months later, they reappear on Earth and Sam gets a visit from Storm. She offers him a chance to join the X-Treme team and he accepts.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 6: Intifada
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Fun Facts: Gambit is not really in the comic storyline, he just appears on Cannonball's laptop.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #31 - Intifada, Part 1 - This is the Way the World Ends
Importance Rating: 1.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: November 2003
Comic Summary: A family drives down a highway in Los Angeles when they are distracted by a group of rebel mutants passing by them. Taking his eyes off the road, the father is too late to save his family as they crash off the side of the cliff, leaving only the daughter alive. Hours later, Marie, the daughter, is rushed to the hospital, where she overhears the disturbing news that the gang of mutants will most likely go unpunished. Elsewhere, a group of Guerrilla fighters, in Africa, gun down two relief workers, only to be killed themselves by a mutant claiming to be a survivor from Genosha. While these events transpire, in Texas, dignitaries from across the globe meet to discuss the ever-growing threat of the mutant population. It just so happens that Storm and Gambit are at this same meeting, in disguise, and they are troubled by what they hear coming from people they considered allies and confidants. Back in Los Angeles, Bishop intercedes in a police fight, where a young mutant boy dies because of an overdose of the drug called Rave. Behind the scene and unknown to Bishop, the only reason the local police did not arrest him was due to the interceding of Roberto Dacosta and his power over the X-Corp Branch in Los Angeles. Bishop and Sage, who joins him towards the end of the battle, leave the crime scene and happen upon Rogue, who is now calling herself Anna and working in a local garage. The three of them later go to a concert, where they meet Sam Guthrie, who is there to hear Lila Cheney’s concert. During the concert, Rogue and Sage notice a suspicious looking individual and the two of them find that the person is carrying a bomb, intent on murdering mutants.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 6: Intifada
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Fun Facts: Gambit is not in the storyline himself. He is on the cover and is spoke about among other characters.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #32 - Intifada, Part 2 - W.M.D. (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: December 2003
Comic Summary: Marie D’Ancanto, a disturbed young woman, rushes into the Mermaid Club but, to her anguish, Sam Guthrie and Anna’s teamwork stops the rampage she planned on causing. After a brief fight in the air, the two mutants and Marie land on the ground and the team faces a tough decision: either give Marie to the authorities or question her themselves. They decide on questioning her themselves and Anna takes Marie to her beach house. Elsewhere, in Texas, a tremendous tornado is headed straight for the Presidential Ranch but, thanks to Storm’s intervention, the dignitaries are saved a horrific night. Storm lands near the river she and Gambit are camped near and Remy helps her recover from the strain of her fight. Interrupting the two friends’ intimate moment, a group of officials approach them. Valerie Cooper and Colonel Vazhin question their two mutant allies about the questionable dispersion of the tornado. Back in Valle Soleada, Anna finishes her interrogation with Marie, with only more questions than answers.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 6: Intifada
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Fun Facts: Rare ocassion to see Storm and Gambit sharing a kiss.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #33 - Intifada, Part 3 - Manifest Destiny
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: December 2003
Comic Summary: A group of protesters converge on the Valle Soleada courthouse. The reason is because of the trial that is taking place inside, the Mermaid Club debacle and the person that caused it Marie D’Ancanto. Inside the beach house of Rogue’s, she is having a nightmare and, in the dream, she kills all her teammates after transforming into Mystique. After awaking, she sees that Sam and Lila have ported back to her house. Later in the morning, a man named Jarod Malloy visits her house. Sam and Anna pose as husband and wife and they listen as Jarod tries to talk Anna into selling her house. After Jarod leaves, Sage follows after him and Bishop ports away with Lila to find an ally in New York that owes the X-Treme team a favor. Rogue and Sam head off to visit the gang of mutants that forced the D’Ancanto family’s car off the cliff. After arriving on the beach, Rogue and Sam show off their strength. During their display, Sam calls Sage to get an update on her surveillance and she informs Sam that the lawyer has arrived at the X-Corp branch in Los Angeles. Unknown to Sage, a set of eyes follow her and those eyes belong to Elias Bogan.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 6: Intifada
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #34 - Intifada, Part 4 - Crossed Swords
Importance Rating: 3.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: Main Storyline Series
Comic Summary: am awaits the arrival of a close friend of his, Amara Aquilla, at the Los Angeles International Airport. After meeting up, Sam blasts the two of them, via his mutant powers, to the X-Corp Headquarters in Los Angeles. Once there, the two friends meet up with Roberto DaCosta, an old ally of theirs. After a brief reunion, questions are asked regarding recent events with no answer given. After a friendly argument, Roberto requests the presence of Sam at a gala he is throwing later on that night. Elsewhere, Rogue and Bishop watch as the D.A. loses a case against a handful of delinquent mutants involving the D’Ancanto “accident.” Upset, the two mutants meet up with Evangeline Whedon, who agrees to help them with the Marie D’Ancanto “terrorist” trial. At Rogue’s house that night, the team is attacked by Revenant but, thanks to the earlier planning of Rogue, she saves them. After their confrontation, Rogue follows Revenant back to her home base, the X-Corp’s Headquarters. At this point, it is the evening and Roberto’s gala is going full force, but a flying motorcycle and its driver, a woman named Rogue, are bent on answers interrupt it.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 6: Intifada
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #35 - Intifada, Part 5 - Detante
Importance Rating: 3.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: January 2004
Comic Summary: Rogue has attacked Roberto DaCosta at his very house in Los Angeles, California. Roberto doesn’t come unguarded, though, and two mutants by the name of Stringfellow and Skitz easily take care of Cannonball and Rogue. After the fight, Sunspot sends his two allies into the atmosphere and they land near a beach, unconscious and un-composed. Sage is able to pick up the fight on her tech-glasses and she takes Evangeline Whedon to safety, as Bishop prepares to save his two friends. Elsewhere in Crawford, Texas, Gambit teaches Storm a lesson in humiliation, as he defeats her in hand-to-hand combat. After their practice, Colonel Vazhin meets them and congratulates her for her team getting an official authoritative status. He tells her that, in order for him to feel better about her leading this new official team, named the X-S-E, she must infiltrate a battle arena and put a stop to it. Back in California, the delinquent mutants sit around their house silently reveling in their victory, in court. A shadowy figure approaches them and offers them the drug “kick” to defeat the X-Treme team and they accept. The mutants go after the fallen Cannonball and Rogue but, luckily for them, Bishop is there to save them. Back at the X-Corp headquarters, Bobby and Amara find the secrets behind Jarod Malloy. After their finding, Bobby announces to the public his findings and apologies. This event helps Marie to be found not guilty. Anna and Marie go to the D’Ancanto grave and she apologizes to her parents for her dishonor.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 6: Intifada
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #36 - Storm: The Arena - Challenger
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: February 2004
Comic Summary: Storm arrives in California with Gambit in tow. She returns him to his lover, Rogue, who in so many ways is ecstatic to see his return. After a brief discussion on their new role as world police enforcers and their title of X-Treme Sanctions Executives, Bishop is hit hard with the similarities of the future where he came from. Trying to ease his fears, Ororo explains that, as long as they try their best, the future is never truly known. With that said, Ororo flies off into the sky in search of Tullamore Voge in Tokyo. After her arrival, she meets up with Yukio and the two head towards a club called the Arena, where Vogue is believed to be involved. After their arrival, they meet up with a mysterious woman by the name of Masato and she guides them to a special area of the club. Shockingly enough, this place is a true arena, where mutants fight one another for survival. Watching the battle, Storm takes pity on one of the combatants and enters herself in the fray. In the midst of the battle, Ororo is able to gain the upper hand and, after it is all said and done, is declared the victor and new champion. Beginning to wonder, Storm realizes that the feeling of victory is glorious.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 7: Storm - The Arena
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #38 - Storm: The Arena - Slave
Importance Rating: 1.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: February 2004
Comic Summary: In the Tokyo Arena, Storm and Callisto face off to see who will win the rightful title as Champion. The match seems to be one-sided and Callisto easily takes care of Storm. Surprisingly, instead of Callisto gloating, another character from Storm’s past enters the Arena. Her name is Masque and, although he was a male before, it still seems she/he can still cause the same damage. She quickly transforms Storm into a devilish creature but even still Storm is able to allow the others enough time to escape and hide at Lila Cheney’s safe house. Afterwards, Masque uses her newly acquired entourage to break Storm’s spirit in preparation of using her in the Arena. It seems to work, as, days later, Storm stands in the midst of the Tokyo Arena, preparing to battle an armored clad ninja. During the battle, the ninja’s helmet falls from off of her shoulders, revealing the fact that Yukio was the combatant all along. Storm strangely does not stop and silently begins to close in for the kill. Placing two Katana’s to Yukio’s neck, Storm changes her mind at the last second and allows Yukio to live. Masque’s entourage quickly removes Yukio from the Arena and Purge pays Storm back for her disobedience.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 7: Storm - The Arena
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #40 - Prisoner Of Fire - Ambush!
Importance Rating: 5.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: March 2004
Comic Summary: Gambit and Rogue walk down the beach to meet Sam and Lila at a clambake they are having. Rudely, Bishop runs by them interrupting a passionate kiss, but the lovers quickly get over their anger and continue. Inside the beach house of Rogue’s, Evangeline Whedon remarks about her concerns to Marie. Her worries are that both she and Sage will never find the puppet master that was controlling Jarod Malloy’s strings. Vange decides to fly off into the night sky to clear her head and Marie talks a while to Sage about her recent murder attempt. Amidst talking to Marie, Sage finds out a startling revelation about the demise of the Xavier Institute. Sage calls Storm over their high tech glasses to discuss their next move. Later that evening, Evangeline Whedon arrives at the clambake in her dragon form, carrying two passengers, Sunspot and Magma. Sam explains that he invited them, because he wanted the X-Men to continue as a family. Missing one of their members, thoughts travel to where Bishop could be? Bishop has run into some trouble along his jog and that trouble consists of Revenant and her cronies. Bishop fights hard and eventually takes them all out. Reveling in his victory, he is unaware of Elias Bogan behind him and he/she easily defeats Bishop.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 8: Prisoner of Fire
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #41 - Prisoner Of Fire - Past Lies
Importance Rating: 5.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: April 2004
Comic Summary: In a dungeon hidden from prying eyes, save that of Bogan and his pets, the X-Man named Lucas Bishop is hung upside down and fed a drug called Rave. The drug makes Bishop go mad and also makes him susceptible to the mind manipulations of Elias’ pet telepath. She is easily able to sedate Bishop and remove Lucas’ psi-blocks that he has placed over his mind, due to years of training. Elsewhere, Anna and Remy discover the battle marks left on the sand by Bishop and Elias’ pets and they rush back to Anna’s home to inform the others. Once there, they are met by a hostile Sage, but the situation is quickly resolved, though the inside of the house is in total disarray. Just then, Sam and Amara arrive and are informed of the situation. Sam admits that Bishop’s plan to get himself captured was bad because it was kept a secret to everyone save Sage, but it was still a great plan. He goes on to inform the others that their new plan should be to split up the team into two groups, so that one could focus on stopping Bishop’s rampage and the other can take care of Elias’ pet telepath. Shockingly, Storm’s hologram interrupts them and she demands to know what is transpiring in California. After a brief rundown of the events, Sage tells the others about her past with Bogan and how Storm saved her from his cruel clutches. Later that evening, Storm and Sage have a moment alone to discuss their past and some of Sage’s worries about her time in the Hellfire Club, especially around the time of Mastermind’s creation of the Dark Phoenix.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 8: Prisoner of Fire
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #42 - Prisoner Of Fire - Eyes Of Fire
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: April 2004
Comic Summary: The X-Treme team prepare for their upcoming battle, just as help arrives in the form of Sunspot, Skids and Magma. Cannonball goes over their plan and splits the teams up with Gambit, Sunspot, Skids and himself on one team, while Rogue, Magma and Sage are on the other. After a brief goodbye, Sam’s team heads to take on Bishop and his newfound allies. The team of X-Men, once atop an old army fort, is attacked by Bludgeon, Cudgel and Rolling Thunder, who they easily take care of after a brief confrontation. Next comes what Bishop calls the main event, where he single-handedly takes out all of his old teammates, minus one. That one is Remy LeBeau, who, after a brief battle, removes Bishop from combat by using his own booby-trap against him. The fight is quickly ended, however, when Elias’ pet telepath sneaks up on Gambit and uses her powers to nock him out cold. Elsewhere, as their battle ends, the other team flies over the sands of California to a destination known only to Sage. Vange, who is flying the X-Men to L.A., lands on a deserted stretch of highway, where they meet up with an ally from their past, Shadowcat.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 8: Prisoner of Fire
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #43 - Prisoner Of Fire - Shadow Of The Soul
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: May 2004
Comic Summary: On the coastline of Valle Soleada, Sage and Magma figure out the best plan of attack against Bogan. A few feet away, Shadowcat and Rogue discuss their philosophy surrounding Xavier’s dream. Nearing the time of their attack, Sage calls them together and the quartet of women risk their lives in a desperate attempt to travel through the Earth’s mantle to reach Bogan’s lair. Finally arriving, the team is split from one another. Sage goes off in search of Bogan and Magma disappears, per Sage’s instructions, to an undisclosed place to be used as a last resort in stopping Bogan. Shadowcat and Rogue fight off Revenant and Manacle, only to be stopped in their tracks by the sudden appearance of a handful of their comrades under Bogan's control and fighting alongside the mysterious telepath and Bogan’s minions. Gambit only was conning Bogan, thankfully, and he uses his staff to trip most of the attackers up. Angered, the telepath vows vengeance upon them but, coming out of hiding himself, Bishop takes out the telepath. Elsewhere in the caverns, Sage nears her goal, only to be stopped by Magma, who is controlled by Bogan and intent on burning Sage to death.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 8: Prisoner of Fire
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #44 - Prisoner Of Fire - Liberation
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: May 2004
Comic Summary: The mutant known as Sage travels through her memories, remembering her first encounter with her mentor, Charles Xavier. Elsewhere, though, her teammates fight off the mysterious telepath, but to no avail, each one of them passing out with her psychic attack. Awaking, they find themselves along side Sage. They see her murdering guerilla insurgents and realize why she keeps so many secrets. Bogan is with Sage, trying every step she takes to make her his pet. Thanks to the words of her friends, Sage is able to break free and they all awake in the catacombs of Bogan’s lair. Mysteriously, though, the telepath is gone. After rescuing Sage, Shadowcat and Rogue travel through a jewel to take on Bogan face-to-face. While in his dimension, they find the telepath and are able to break her free from Bogan’s control. Traveling back to the catacombs, the team realizes that the telepath was Rachel Summers, their former teammate and friend.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 8: Prisoner of Fire
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #45 - Prisoner of Fire, Conclusion - Hunting Bogan!
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: June 2004
Comic Summary: Rogue’s Beach House is surprised by two new houseguests, Storm and Callisto. They arrive via Lila Cheney’s sentient house and startle both Vange and Marie. Shadowcat is there and greets the two women, debriefing them on the X-Men’s last couple of days with Bogan. Elsewhere, in the catacombs of Elias’ hideout, the other members of the X-Treme team search to no avail for Elias or his allies. Suddenly and without warning, Elias attacks. His attack is even felt in Valle Soleada, as Rachel Summers swiftly saves her friends at the Beach House by barricading them in Lila’s house. The others are not so lucky, as they are taken on a journey through their own thoughts, where each one has two face-off against one of their most evil desires. Each one, in their own way, defeats their inner demons. Amara, though, is the most unlucky, as she does not face off against Elias, but Selene, her archenemy, instead. Causing great mental stress, Selene is able to affect Amara’s physical world. Amara uses her powers, subconsciously, to send a lava flow through the catacombs, but, thanks to Cannonball and Bishop’s quick thinking, the team is saved. Above ground, Amara finally awakens to a shocking scene. A volcano now stands where the X-Corp building once did and now they have a lot of explaining to do.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 8: Prisoner of Fire
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men #46 - One For My Lady… One More For The Road
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Igor Kordey
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: June 2004
Comic Summary: A day spent in relaxation is cut short by nightfall. The X-Treme team gathers around Rogue’s television, as they are shocked to hear the reports of the wholesale slaughter that happened in New York at the hands of Magneto. Also shocking, they see the death of their friend, Jean Grey-Summers, at the hands of the butcher. Storm receives a phone call from Val Cooper, stating that their badges may be taken away from them. Ororo tells them that it is time they return to the Institute to help their friends. Before they leave, an entourage of Valle Soleada residents offers its assistance to the battered New York. Lila Cheney uses her powers to teleport them and their supplies there. After helping out, the team returns to the mansion. Ororo meets Archangel and the two of them make up, after their recent arguments over the death of Psylocke. Floating to the ground, Storm frightens her friend, Rahne Sinclair, who rushes into Harry’s Hideaway to get away from her. Shocked, Storm realizes that she may not be the same woman she once was, thanks to the time she spent in Tokyo. After a few brief get-together’s of their own, the entire team meets up in the kitchen of Xavier’s. Storm makes a speech about how they must fight through persecution to save humanity from warring against mutants but, thanks to Magneto’s recent actions, it will be much harder on them than times past. Holding up her X.S.E badge, she asks, who will join her?
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 8: Prisoner of Fire
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Fun Facts: Gambit regains his powers after a kiss and a jumpstart from Sage.

This is the last issue of the X-Treme X-Men series. The comic returns back to the Uncanny X-men format.

Title Logic: The title is a play on...or just quoted wrong from...the song "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" originally done by Fred Astaire, but more famously know as a song by Frank Sinatra.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men Annual 2001 - Queen Of Shadows
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Salvador Larroca
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: 2001
Comic Summary: When Bishop, Rogue, and Sage visit Gateway in Dreamtime, the Shadow King attacks and kidnaps Gateway. During the adventure, Rogue learns about one of Destiny’s diaries, but she’s reluctant to tell the X-Men everything about what she’s found. Later, while Rogue sleeps, the Shadow King visits her dreams and makes her doubt everything she knows about her life. As he menaces Rogue, the Shadow King orders the Reavers to take her and kill the X-Men. While the X-Men defend themselves against the Reavers, Gambit and Rogue discover that Rogue may possess the key to defeating the Shadow King. Rogue leaves to rescue Gateway alone and finish the fight while the rest of the X-Men defeat the Reavers. Rogue locates the Reavers’ base where the Shadow King invades her mind and transforms her into the Shadow Queen. The Shadow King reveals his plot to use Rogue and Gateway’s powers to control space and time. Rogue uses her strength of will, and perhaps the borrowed power of other minds, to stop the Shadow King and imprison him, like Psylocke did. Rogue rescues Gateway and the X-Men hand the defeated Reavers over to the police. Thanks to Gateway, the X-Men acquire another one of Destiny’s diaries. In light of her recent victory, Rogue inspires the X-Men by reaffirming their team mission and purpose. Together, Rogue and Gateway enjoy an evening of peaceful bonding.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 8: Prisoner of Fire
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men Savage Land #1 - Savage Genesis
Importance Rating: 1.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Kevin Sharpe
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: November 2001
Comic Summary: Rogue has been tormented by hallucinations. The X-Treme X-Men ask former member Beast for help, and soon they depart to South America, as the dreams seem to be linked to that area. They find a tribe of Saurids hunted by the local military and decide to help them. The Saurids have been living hidden in the south west desert of the USA for a long time, but having learned of the Savage Land, they wanted to resettle. They were spotted along the way and hunted as monsters. They are too many to fly all of them in the Blackbird, and so the X-Men take them to the secret cavern below the Drake Passage. Rogue carries the craft through the cavern with Storm and Thunderbird scouting ahead, and Beast and Bishop clearing the area of things that might get in the way. Brainchild spies on them from the Savage Land and wants to settle an old score with Storm. From afar he causes an explosion and all of a sudden the cavern is flooded with ocean water.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Savage Land
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Fun Facts: None.


Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Pose #1 - Chasing Smoke
Importance Rating: 1.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Arthur Ranson
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: January 2003
Comic Summary: At the “Spotlight” headquarters a man named Paul show his journalists video clips of the X-Men. He plans on using the X-Men as his next story piece for television. After the meeting Paul has a short conversation with two of his journalists, Neal and Manoli. He tells them that their old-school style of journalism is out of date and that they should let the other four, who have fresh ideas, create the story. However Neal and Manoli don’t trust Paul and decide to make a better story then the four “newbie” reporters can, making Paul eat his words. Craig Damaski, one of the new reporters tries his luck in Paris at X-Corporation. He asks for a meeting with Charles Xavier, but as he has no appointment, receptionist Holly lets him wait for over nine hours. Getting upset, he storms out in disgust. Later he and his colleagues try to gain access to the Xavier Institute, but Emma Frost and one of her students teach them a similar lesson, and the four reporters end up in the pond. Meanwhile, Neal and Manoli spend two weeks chasing leads about the whereabouts of the X-Men. Finally, they receive a tip about the X-Treme team’s location in New Orleans. There they find Logan putting Storm through rigorous exercises in order to help her legs heal faster. Storm gives them an interview and explains that hers and Xavier’s methods differ from one another, and that is the reason the X-Treme team does not currently live at the mansion. Next, Neal and Manoli head towards California and continue their meetings, now with Bishop and Sage. The four sit down in front of a café. During the meeting, they are disturbed by a group of mutants who begin to terrorize the beach. A woman named Paint approaches Neal and the others, she apologizes for the other mutants‘ actions. She explains to them her powers and also demonstrates them so Manoli can get more footage for her story. Two police officers approach the thug group of mutants, but are attacked by them. Bishop and Sage intervene in the fight, saving the officers and restraining the group of mutant thugs. However one of the officers tells the X-Men to let the mutants go, as they fear acts of revenge on either them or their families. Reluctantly Bishop and Sage comply to the officer’s request. Sage, upset over the officer’s reactions, tells Neal and Manoli of how they all, mutant and human, need to work together, or else humanity won’t survive. Hours later, Neal sends the tape of the meeting with the X-Men to the headquarters of “Spotlight”. Paul congratulates Neal on his good work, but then edits the video, making it more negative against mutants.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 3: Schism
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Fun Facts: Gambit does not really appear in the storyline, just on a tv screen.
Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Pose #2 - Watershed
Importance Rating: 7.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Arthur Ranson
Writer(s): Chris Claremont
Release Date: February 2003
Comic Summary: Paul and his film editor, Gary, watch the footage shot from Madripoor, to see if they can use any of it in their documentary. After watching Rogue face off against Vargas, they move to the footage shot from their two reporters in front of the Xavier’s Institute. While in California, Officer Mendes drives Manoli and Neal to a bar to meet up with a mutant that would like to tell his side of the story. The two reporters enter the bar where they meet a biker/mutant who introduces himself as the person that called them. Unknown at the time to Neal and Manoli, the X-Men Gambit and Rogue are there as well. The two X-Men decide to leave, but are confronted by Cutter and his gang. After the gang attacks Rogue, leaving her lying on the ground, they destroy her bike as they leave. Going back inside the bar, they tell the other patrons, including Paint and Jack, what Cutter had done. Neal walks up to Rogue and, instead of outing her, helps hide her appearance from Paint, who has recognized Rogue from the news. Rogue ponders for a few moments if she should stop hiding from humans. She decides the answer and walks out of the bathroom she was in to give Neal his footage. Sadly, Neal and Manoli find out about Paul’s plan and no longer want to put their friends in danger. A week later, Storm finds out from Paul D’Antoni that he was canceled along with his show, and he will get his revenge on them later. Doing a little detective work Storm finds out that it was Warren Worthington III who canceled the show and she meets with him to ask why!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)
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Trade Availability: X-Treme X-Men Vol. 3: Schism
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Fun Facts: None.

Variant Information: None.

X-Treme X-Men, Vol 2 #13 - X-Termination - Part 4
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Guillermo Mogorron, Raul Valdes
Writer(s): Greg Pak
Release Date: June 2013
Comic Summary: With the rift into the AOA widening, the only chance might be to step into the void-but at what cost? - Kid Nightcrawler makes the ultimate sacrifice.
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Trade Availability: X-Termination
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Fun Facts: None.
Variant Information: A. Variant Edition

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