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UNCANNY X-MEN #0
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Plot by nx01a
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
'M-Force!'
•In the beginning...
•Homo superior. Hated. Demons. Feared. Mutants. Geneticist Professor CHARLES XAVIER devoted his life to studying mutation, and now he has walked the Earth long enough to witness the next stage in human evolution go public as superheroes for the first time!
•Shapeshifting ALLURE, precognitive KISMET, tactile power duplicating RASCAL, kinetic energizer RUSE, and teleporting acrobat DARKWALKER are MUTANT FORCE!
•Xavier feels something is wrong about these masked mutants in flashy costumes even if they are stopping bionic bank robbers. Xavier is a mutant himself, the most powerful telepath on Earth, and he has been secretly training mutants at his School For Gifted Youngsters for months now to stop evil mutants. His trio of teen students aren't ready for this, not yet.
•Despite the danger, Professor X walks into Mutant Force's New Orleans base to uncover their secrets before they give humans another reason to distrust mutants. Little does he know that someone won't be walking out!
'Danger!'
•Even with Professor X off on a business trip to New Orleans, his students don't have any down time.
•Aloof weather manipulator ORORO MUNROE, sullen psychokinetic JEAN GREY, and cocky optic force blaster SCOTT SUMMERS run the training gauntlet Xavier left programmed for them in the high tech battle simulating DANGER ROOM!
•When something or someone ramps up the program to maximum level and turns off the safety protocols, the X-Teens must fight to survive the experience and become X-Men!
40 PGs./ Rated T+...FREE!

UNCANNY X-MEN #1
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Plot by nx01a
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
'Weapon M' part 1/3 'Skeletons'
•Florida's Cape Citadel military base is home to one of the world's deadliest weapons of mass destruction. MAGNETO, the Master of Magnetism, wants to free something the US government keeps buried in a cage made out of the toughest material on Earth, something alive, something berserk.
•PROFESSOR XAVIER has prepared for this for years. His X-Men are ready but he is still recovering from the battle with the corrupt MUTANT FORCE that crippled him before he telepathically revealed the true criminal activities of the group's leaders to the younger members, causing them to disband the team. Aloof weather manipulator ORORO MUNROE, sullen psychokinetic JEAN GREY, and cocky optic force blaster SCOTT SUMMERS will be at Xavier's side but the loner Magneto has unexpected allies. Shapeshifter MYSTIQUE, tactical precognitive DESTINY, teleporting devil NIGHTCRAWLER, the illusory MASTERMINDS, and Magneto's druidic daughter ANYA are his BROTHERHOOD!
•What lives in the otherwise indestructible box Magneto rips from deep below the base? And which side will it sink its six metal claws into first?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #2
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Plot by nx01a
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
'Weapon M' part 2/3 'Claws'
•The X-MEN's battle with the BROTHERHOOD continues! The heavens weep as STORM battles the druidic ANYA LEHNSHERR! JEAN GREY stretches her telekinesis against heavy artillery fired by illusion-maddened soldiers and her telepathy against JASON, MARTINIQUE, and REGAN WYNGARDE: the MASTERMINDS! PROFESSOR X keeps MYSTIQUE and DESTINY in mental stasis while he tries one last time to reason with MAGNETO whose telepathy-proof helmet keeps him safe from Xavier's mental might! Should reason fail, SCOTT SUMMERS' optic blasts are laser-focused to penetrate the Master of Magnetism's magnetic force fields!
•The devil who selflessly teleported Xavier from the collapsing ruins of MUTANT FORCE's base after he'd been left for dead, however, watches from the sidelines. NIGHTCRAWLER has no family except his mothers, Mystique and Destiny, but can he openly betray them to save the lives of hundreds of soldiers?
•And in the supposedly indestructible metal cage magnetically pulled from far beneath the military base and warped open is an unconscious young woman with two metal claws protruding from each hand and one from each foot! To protect her, overly cocky Scott must battle her father, the final member of Magneto's Brotherhood: the adamantium-clawed LOGAN!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #3
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Plot by nx01a
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
"WEAPON M" part 3/finale "UNBREAKABLE"
Theme Song: Titanium - David Guetta ft. Sia
•Young, overly cocky SCOTT SUMMERS has fallen in battle, the side of his head carved like a roast by LOGAN's adamantium claws! Can JEAN GREY's telekinesis keep his now uncontrollable optic blasts from destroying the military base while army doctors perform emergency brain surgery?
•STORM is all that stands between the unconscious MASTERMINDS and the enraged soldiers they tried to send insane with illusions!
•To stop his mothers, MYSTIQUE and DESTINY, from killing CHARLES XAVIER, NIGHTCRAWLER makes a choice that will change his life forever!
•MAGNETO's target in this attack was Logan's teen daughter: X-23, an assassin trained since birth who has had enough of killing. She may not be able to fight the Master of Magnetism with her metal claws but she still has teeth, and Magneto's daughter ANYA will feel their lethal bite!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #4
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Plot by nx01a
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: The Human League - Human
“LEVITICUS Leviticus 19:19”
•Free of the government and the Brotherhood, X-23 adjusts to life at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters with the help of STORM. The brutality with which X-23 killed MAGNETO's daughter, ANYA, haunts Ororo, and she wonders if there is any hope for one so at ease with murder to live a so-called normal life.
•There once was an elf who wanted to be a priest. His name was KURT WAGNER, a devout Catholic, a brimstone teleporting mutant who looked like a demon. He was once part of MUTANT FORCE with his mother and extended family, a group of mutants trying to make a name for themselves while robbing the people they saved, a group whose actions led to the crippling of CHARLES XAVIER. Even after that trauma, Professor X showed Kurt a better way by offering him a place at the school, left him with nothing but his faith after he turned his back on his villainous family.
•SCOTT SUMMERS tries to deal with the adamantium claws-induced traumatic brain injury that robbed him of control over his optic blasts. For someone previously so effortlessly in control, his entire worldview shatters under the weight of his disability. Can shy JEAN GREY help him adjust or will he push her away?
•In the midst of their pain, will Kurt and Scott find solace in REV. WILLIAM STRYKER's CHURCH OF HUMANITY and its promise to transform unhappy mutants into contented humans?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #5
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: The Killers - Human
“THE REFORMATION”
•Anatomically inverted mutant corpses are appearing across the Americas, their internal organs rotting on the outside. The only link is that the CHURCH OF HUMANITY held conversion therapy sessions nearby for mutants who wanted to become human.
•STORM, JEAN GREY, and X-23 head to the Church of Humanity's Utah headquarters to find out the truth while hoping to save CYCLOPS and NIGHTCRAWLER from being splayed open in their anguish-fuelled attempts to become 'normal'.
•There is a room at the heart of the Salt Lake Temple that is off limits to everyone, even REV. WILLIAM STRYKER. Within its maddeningly living walls, Scott Summers and Kurt Wagner come face to face with the SUPREME PONTIFF, and sanity loss will be the least of their worries.
•As his students do battle, PROFESSOR XAVIER telepathically confronts the terrifying astral abomination whose squamous mind powers the Church, an unnatural entity that yearns to pervert and destroy far more than just mutants!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #6
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Plot by NX01A
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Live - Lightning Crashes
"PALE BLUE COLORED IRIS"
•ORORO MUNROE never truly believed herself a goddess. No matter what her witch-priestess mother told her or the fanatics who followed her parents to their Serengeti commune, eleven year old Ororo knew she must be a mutant who could manipulate weather. The final nail in her goddess coffin came when a terrible tempest destroyed the commune, killing everyone but an Ororo who was too young and inexperienced to fully quell nature's fury.
•STORM will never forget being helpless against the wrath of Mother Nature... but she has always wondered if it really was a natural phenomenon that murdered those two hundred people but barely spared her.
•When PROFESSOR XAVIER uses mutant-detecting computer CEREBRO to pinpoint a massive X-gene activation near the ruins of her childhood home, Storm reluctantly leads the X-Men to investigate. Neither she nor the team are ready for the dark skinned, white haired, blue eyed sorceresses they encounter, and Storm must fight them for command over the elements or these dozen identical girls may be the death of the X-Men!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #7
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right
“CIVIL WRONGS”
•When the US state of Alabama passes legislation banning abortion except in cases where the fetus is a mutant, the X-Men face their toughest fight yet.
•This isn't a problem CYCLOPS can optic blast, STORM can monsoon, NIGHTCRAWLER can teleport away, or X-23 can snikt. JEAN GREY and PROFESSOR X could change the minds of legislators but neither wants to go down that road yet.
•In the first real test of whether or not the X-Men have made a positive difference in public perception of mutants, civil rights groups plan to hold a rally to condemn the anti-abortion bill, and have requested the X-Men's presence. Will the X-Men being there help the cause or will both human and mutant fanatics take this as a sign to attack?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #8
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Divinyls - I Touch Myself
“X-CULT part 2: PSYBARIS”
•JEAN GREY's recent dreams start with sensual stimulation but end in blood-slicked torment! She hasn't experienced anything like them since that summer, since before... who?
•Tactile pheromone controllers, emotional manipulators, tantric telekinetics... Jean thought she had found in their pleasure a way to silence the voices in her head, to deal with the strange abilities that brought her nothing but pain. She soon realized the sybaritic psionicists were working for a far darker purpose, and she barely escaped with her sanity, escaped from... who?
•With CYCLOPS by her side, Jean begs PROFESSOR X to let the X-Men track down the source of her dreams, to save others still under the iron caress of the PSYBARITES! What the young mutants find in Saitama, Japan, will test them in soul, mind, and flesh.
•The story continues in AGENTS OF A.R.C.A.N.A. #9 next month!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #9
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Funkadelic - Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts
“X-CULT part 4: I Can Choose Positive Thoughts”
•As CHARLES XAVIER scans the Gallio Foundation's Saitama Commune in Japan for a way past its telepathic shields, he bumps into another being in astral form! Believe it, true believers: PROFESSOR X vs DOCTOR STRANGE!
•Adventure therapy is one of the Saitama Commune's treatment modalities, and several of its residents walk and run through the nearby Minuma Rice Paddies daily. While five of them take a telepathy-induced nap in the bushes, the X-MEN use their clothes, identification bracelets, and psionic image induced faces to enter the Commune.
•JEAN GREY follows the mental echoes of a summer in her life she can barely remember to one of the maintenance staff, a woman whose psionic signature Jean recognizes as a girl younger than she is but in a body old enough to be her grandmother's.
•When the guards in psi-resistant armour arrive to point automatic weapons at the X-Men, it looks like you don't have to leave the Commune to have adventure therapy!
•The story continues in AGENTS OF A.R.C.A.N.A. #10 next month!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #10
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Plot by NX01A
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: David Bowie - Golden Years
“X-CULT PART 6/FINALE: I AM BECOMING”
•While CYCLOPS, X-23, STORM, and NIGHTCRAWLER deal with the armed guards, it's up to JEAN GREY and AGATHA HARKNESS to free the astral bodies of PROFESSOR X and DOCTOR STRANGE from the sybaritic psionicists restraining them!
•Even with the combined resources of magicians and mutants, can they stop SELENE? Should they? In exchange for feeding her and keeping her youthful, Selene's patients and followers receive true enlightenment even at the cost of years of their lives. Would you rather be blissfully happy for a few years or miserable for a century?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #11
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Bastille - Pompeii
“THE FOREST FLOOR IS LAVA”
•Sumatra's erupting volcanoes, raging forest fires, toxic haze, deadly earthquakes, and devastating tsunamis... Just Nature's wrath?
•She calls herself KRAKATOA, and she is no longer entirely human, much less mutant. Merged with the land and the magma and the sea, Krakatoa's mind is too different for PROFESSOR X and JEAN GREY to calm or control while the X-Men do disaster relief.
•With the air toxic and the heat lethal, X-23 enters the heart of the volcano to reach the mutant physically and emotionally. Laura's not a paragon of empathy herself but can she stop the woman formerly known as Sariamin from committing explosive suicide to end years of torment and suffering, killing millions?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

#12-22[]

UNCANNY X-MEN #12
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
“CHILDREN OF KRAKATOA” part 1 “INFLUX”
Theme Song: Jimmy Buffett - Volcano
•The magmakinetic Indonesian mutant volcano calling herself KRAKATOA has created a new island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, a place she has instructed X-23 to inform the world will be a safe haven for mutants.
•In the weeks that follow, hundreds of mutants arrive and combine their diverse powers to turn the lifeless volcanic rock into a verdant paradise. The first mutant nation of Anak Krakatoa is born!
•Shouldn't PROFESSOR X be overjoyed? The reports of cult-like behaviour, bizarre genetic experiments, and high anti-human sentiment disturb him greatly, and he must send his X-Men to investigate. After years of being hated and feared, which of his students won't want to come back from mutant paradise?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #13
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
“CHILDREN OF KRAKATOA” part 2 “CONFLUX”
Theme Song: James Dooley - What Child is This?
•STORM has decided to stay on the first mutant nation of Anak Krakatoa, lending her weather manipulation powers to further tame the island and make it completely self sufficient. Will she be worshiped as a goddess yet again?
•A psionic calling himself EXODUS has risen to command the respect of the Krakatoans even as he preaches the coming of a Mutant Messiah. Can his ACOLYTES find the infant wherever it may be? The stars point north to Alaska!
•Pseudo-religious zealotry is a new thing for PROFESSOR X to deal with, and things really hit home when CYCLOPS discovers who the Acolytes' target is... and who the clawed tracker leading the hunt is.
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #14
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
“CHILDREN OF KRAKATOA” Part 3 “REFLUX”
Theme Song: London Symphony Orchestra - Handel's Messiah (For unto us a child is born)
•The Krakatoan ACOLYTES think they've found their Mutant Messiah: the newborn niece of the X-Man CYCLOPS!
•When they first met, Cyclops lost control of his optic blasts thanks to WOLVERINE's adamantium claws carving his head open like a Christmas turkey. With Logan now serving the Acolytes by hunting down Hope, can Cyke keep the human Summers clan safe from an immortal, invulnerable, unstoppable killing machine? Can he bring himself to face the man who has caused him so much misery already and threatens to cause him even more?
•Can NIGHTCRAWLER, X-23, and JEAN GREY keep the other Acolytes at bay?
•An entire island nation of mutants just begs for a response from humanity. STORM sensed the distortions in the atmosphere high above Krakatoa first but then she and every other mutant flier fell out of the sky, as every mutant on the island's powers died, and blinding beams of light came from everywhere!
•In Cerebro on the other side of the planet, PROFESSOR XAVIER can only gasp as every mutant mind on Krakatoa simply... vanishes.
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #15
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
“CHILDREN OF KRAKATOA” part 4 “EFFLUX”
Theme Song: Johnny Horton - North to Alaska
•What can CYCLOPS do to stop the clawed killer who gave him a traumatic brain injury, the shaggy man who has haunted his dreams for months?
•Reared in the wilderness of Canada, WOLVERINE now hunts a supposed mutant messiah in the wilderness of Alaska. The Summers family have been Alaska natives for generations, and no one knows their back yard better than they do. Human and mutant alike fight to protect baby HOPE from the claws of a kidnapper.
•STORM and the Krakatoans are gone. Mutant power negating drones rendered them helpless before energy beams made the entire population disappear. Were they disintegrated, somehow wiped from existence, or did something else happen to them? PROFESSOR X scans frantically when suddenly... minds reappear on Krakatoa! Mutant minds. Mutated mutant minds.
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #16
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - Welcome to the Island
“THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR ESSEX” Part 1 “EXISTENCE BY EVOLUTION”
•It was a dangerous gambit letting WOLVERINE see his target, the supposed mutant messiah, but it was CYCLOPS' last resort to save his niece from the clawed kidnapper. Trying to talk Wolverine down was most likely futile but Cyclops and his optic blasts had no intention of letting the hairy intruder get within claws' reach. Saint Nick's gift from decades ago kicks in upon seeing Hope's innocent and cute face, restoring Logan's memories and breaking the many levels of mental conditioning affecting him.
•Cyclops and Wolverine stand side by side against the remaining ACOLYTES not finished off by JEAN GREY, X-23, and NIGHTCRAWLER!
•On the island of Krakatoa, XAVIER's astral form floats through strange gardens bearing strange fruit. The flora has been completely re-engineered... but what of the mutants who lived here? Merged and melded with fauna from elsewhere on Earth, Xavier encounters the mutated mutants who now populate the island: the XENTAURS!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #17
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
“THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR ESSEX” part 2 “ARE WE NOT MEN?”
•Mutant-animal hybrids now control the island of Krakatoa. Led by a winged thunderbird who doesn't remember once being ORORO MUNROE, these XENTAURS violently refuse to let PROFESSOR X, WOLVERINE, and the X-MEN on the island.
•Only NIGHTCRAWLER finds acceptance thanks to his unique physiology, and it's up to him to figure out who or what mutated these mutants. Inside a now dormant volcano, a ruby palace holds answers... if Kurt can survive the eXperience!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #18
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: The Birds
“THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR ESSEX” Part 3 “SUPERINFECTION”
•It started when an American beg-packer in Indonesia ate the eggs of a bird-mutant hybrid from Krakatoa as part of the viral Eat Strange Sh*t Challenge. Now the highly contagious Corvid-20 virus is sweeping the world! With a virtually undetectable incubation period followed by psytokine storms, explosions of psionic energy that kill the infected and those nearby, it's a possible extinction level threat to humanity. With cases spreading exponentially, advanced detection and isolation methods are required.
•To fight the virus in America, the SOCIAL DISTANCE WARRIORS are on the case. Dressed as Plague Doctors, the SDWs tag people with miniature force field generators to keep them as far apart as possible. And the solution to finding and isolating the infected is the rushed mass production of artificial intelligences: robots called SENTINELS!
•And on Krakatoa... WOLVERINE and X-23 have a volcanic father-daughter reunion as they stealthily avoid the mutant-animal hybrid XENTAURS while searching the island for missing NIGHTCRAWLER. Little do they know that something sinister is stalking them!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #19 *Civil War Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Led Zeppelin- The Battle of Evermore
“THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR ESSEX” Part 4 “EXTINCTION AGENDAS”
•At roughly human size, LOKI is a mutant Jötunn (better known as Frost Giants). When he needs to finding traitors in Jotunheim who want him dead, he kidnaps Midgard's most powerful mutant mind to do so. Are Loki's consort, ANGRBODA, and his very big brothers, HELBLINDI and BYLEIST, plotting his demise? Only PROFESSOR X can find out... if he doesn't get squished underfoot (remember: Frost Giants). Apart from being safely sent back to Midgard, what does Xavier want in return for helping a god?
•With Xavier snatched to another dimension, CYCLOPS and JEAN GREY convince the thunderbird-woman formerly known as STORM to help them find the X-Men missing on Krakatoa. This Stormbird knows a secret entrance by air to the ruby palace within a dormant volcano where WOLVERINE, X-23, and NIGHTCRAWLER disappeared but the trio will not like what they find within, much less who finds them.
•As the CORVID-20 psirus (psionic virus) continues to spread across the planet and explosively kill humans, research reveals that mutants are immune. Mutants are in danger from those who believe they are intentionally spreading the virus as well as from the anti-infection AIs known as SENTINELS who want to study mutants to see if the x-gene holds a cure to the pandemic. Sentinels must first capture mutants, and it's time to upgrade their size, hardware, and firepower.
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #20 *Civil War Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
'THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR ESSEX' part 5 'SINISTER'
•His name was once NATHANIEL ESSEX but the mutant-animal hybrids who serve in his ruby palace call him SINISTER. The X-MEN are at the mercy of the CORVID-20 psirus' creator, floating unconscious in vats of crimson liquid as the bad doctor unlocks the secrets of their DNA.
•Only the bird-mutant chimera who was once ORORO MUNROE remains free, her eyes finally open to the horror of what her creator is doing. What happens when an enchanted Uru hammer falls from the sky, smashing through the ruby palace to land at this STORMBIRD's taloned feet?
•Riots in opposition to the unfair systemic treatment of mutants rage across several US cities while SENTINEL drones continue to target and detain mutants for their supposed part in spreading the explosive CORVID-20 psirus. To quell the unrest, Sentinel programming is widened to allow 'neutralizing' mutants via lethal means. What can go wrong?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #21 *Civil War Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: AC/DC - Back In Black
“THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR ESSEX” part 6 “ESSENTIAL”
•With the X-Men unconscious, the mutant-animal hybrids turn on their creator, SINISTER!
•The bird-mutant chimera who was once ORORO MUNROE picks up a fallen enchanted Uru hammer with her taloned foot... only to be transformed into a true goddess of thunder! STRØM has the physiology of an Asgardian but remembers who she is, and this Ørørø rides the lightning thanks to her hammer, þrumahamarr. Strøm calls down the storm to obliterate Sinister and his ruby palace then flies straight up, up, and away! As the goddess departs, an awakened JEAN GREY senses the barest whisper of the telepathic distress call Strøm received... from PROFESSOR X!
•Mutants and humans alike have risen up against the SENTINEL drones whose adaptive programming to curb the spread of the explosive CORVID-20 psirus has led to dozens of mutant maimings and murders. In Portland, however, the success in driving off the drones only results in the appearance of a dozen three storey tall humanoid Sentinels! How have they evolved so quickly? And with their new adaptive protocols, can anyting stop them?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #22 *Civil War Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Matthew Good Band - Giant
"THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR ESSEX" part 7/finale "ANTIVAX"
•The X-Men try to salvage SINISTER's notes to reverse the mutant-animal hybridization on Krakatoa but STRØM's lightning and thunder obliteration of the red crystal palace and its technology seems rather thorough. One bestial but apparently unhybridized mutant claims he was Sinister's right hand and can help change the hybrids back plus cure the CORVID-20 psirus... for a price.
•As a dozen three storey-tall SENTINELS prepare to use lethal force against mutants and humans protesting illegal anti-mutant state actions in Portland, icy portals open across the city. What better to fight giant robots than Frost Giants, right?
•PROFESSOR X telepathically helped LOKI find traitors in Jotunheim recently. Are these Jötunn his price for helping the Prince of Mischief? But how did Charles know he'd need an army of giants or that his X-Men wouldn't be there?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

#23-33[]


UNCANNY X-MEN #23
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
”X-MEN 2019” part 1 ”THE CHAIR”
Theme Song: The Killers - Read My Mind
•When the mutant nation of Krakatoa was formed, PROFESSOR X was unsure whether segregating his species was the right choice for their survival. He had to know, and the only way to know was to see the future. With Destiny, the only precognitive he knew of, in prison with her powers dampened, Charles turned to his own mind. Could he use Cerebro to make contact with his future self, to read his future mind?
•The short answer was 'yes'. The long answer involved seeing the fall of Krakatoa, the rise of SENTINELS, the spread of the CORVID-20 psirus, the American-Asgardian civil war...
•Xavier saw and planned for almost all of the horrors of 2020. Almost. Lurking at the end of the year was something he could barely see but it certainly saw him... and it wanted his brain.
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #24
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Graham Plowman - Hound of Tindalos
”X-MEN 2019” Part 2/finale ”2020”
• For Halloween 2019, PROFESSOR X hacked his future self's brain to foresee the horrors of 2020 and plan for them. His telepathic time travel drew unwanted attention, ravenous attention.
• They are the HOUNDS OF TINDALOS: brain-sucking beasts that inhabit the angles of Time, devouring all those who would travel through it. They pour from all corners of the X-Mansion to reach Xavier, and not even hiding in the spherical Cerebro chamber will stop them once they've manifested elsewhere.
• X-23 and WOLVERINE go claw to claw with extradimensional dogs of death while Xavier scours his own mind to see what the final horror of 2020 that has escaped him is!
• Next month: X OF WANDS!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #25 *25th Anniversary Issue!* *One More Day Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
'X OF WANDS' Part 2/4 'MAJOR ARCANA'
•Limbo: 1 | Earth: 0
•The infernal realm of Limbo is ready to invade our planet if its half-mutant, half-demon champions defeat the mutant champions of Earth in single combat in a single day! MAGIK has already fallen to KIMARIS, and she's been taken as a prisoner back to Limbo and her former tormentor, BELASCO!
•The last thing PROFESSOR X foresaw about 2020 was this tournament and its combatants but not where they would be fighting or what with. With no more knowledge left to plan for events, all he can do now is hope. Pity that, along with a toilet paper buffet, 2020 feeds on hope.
•CYCLOPS narrowly avoids the xylokinetic constructs and death touch of BARBATOS during their duel in the Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption. When Barbatos unleashes the ectoplasmic rays of his Wondrous Wand of Tiboro to enhance his plant monsters, the Wand of Watoomb literally opens Cyclops' eyes, enhancing his optic blasts to open portals to the Crimson Cosmos! The Crimson Bands of Cyttorak restrain the demonic vegetation while summoned demon XORAK tramples Barbatos!
•FURFUR has the same death touch as his siblings combined with a mutant power that can only be described as Ultimate Ugliness. Amped up by the Wand of Power, Furfur's stomach and mind-turning appearance isn't bringing in the Mojoverse viewers but WOLVERINE's disgust and inability to hold Low Punch, then press Forward, Forward, Down, and Forward on his Technowand may mean the Canuck's imminent cancellation, if not fatality!
•The magic continues in next year's AGENTS OF A.R.C.A.N.A. #26!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #26
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Jean Grey's Wand variant by Jim Balent
Theme Song: Public Enemy - Fight The Power
“X OF WANDS” Part 4/finale “THE HIGH PRIESTESS”
•Limbo: 2 | Earth: 2
•The scores are tied after X-23 won her round, and ownership of Earth all comes down to fiery demon-mutant PHENEX versus JEAN GREY in a distant galaxy at the heart of the omniversal M'kraan Crystal! Jean's telepathy and telekinesis keep Phenex's persuasive child-like voice and pyrokinesis at bay but the firebird's Nightmare Wand shows Jean alternate horrifying versions of herself in the M'kraan Crystal's infinite possibilities gleefully wielding and destroying with power both cosmic and arcane. The visions make Jean refuse to empower herself using her Power Wand, a refusal which gives Phenex Limbo's final victory via demonic death touch!
•Final Score... Limbo: 3 | Earth: 2
•Before her defeat, MAGIK made subtle contact with demon-mutant KIMARIS, offering him a deal. Under the influence of her ancestor's crafted Wand of Xyggondo (also known as the Wand of the Betrayer), Kimaris agreed. And so Illyana was 'defeated' and 'imprisoned' in Limbo, just where she needed to be to behead BELASCO with her Soul Sword, making her the new ruler of both Limbo and Earth! No wonder she wielded the Wand of the Wise.
•Winner: Limbo! And now the Magik truly begins!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #27
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire
“AMENDMENT XXX”
•JEAN GREY is dead, killed by the death touch of demon-mutant PHENEX in the heart of the M'kraan Crystal. With some teleportation help from new Queen of Earth and Limbo, MAGIK, a rescue team of X-23 and NIGHTCRAWLER recover Jean's body. What could possibly go wrong in the heart of all possible realities?
•While CYCLOPS deals with the tragic loss of his lover and his optic blasts now being linked to the Crimson Cosmos of Cyttorak, STORM continues to wrestle with having the body of an Asgardian goddess of thunder with an Uru hammer, þrumahamarr, to match.
•After losing his bout against the demon-mutant FURFUR, WOLVERINE manages to claw and carve his way out of Mojoworld, much to the delight of viewers and advertisers. Back on Earth, why is he so obsessed with how many Twitter and Instagram followers he has? Who knew Logan even had Twitter and Instagram accounts?
•And America's new Democrat-controlled government has made the shocking 30th Amendment to its Constitution: mutants are now recognized as persons with the right to vote and all privileges that go with citizenship! With public fears still high following the US/Asgard war, surely this won't lead to rioting and anarchy in the nation's Capitol!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #28
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Chaka Khan - Through the Fire
“THE FLAMES THAT PURIFY”
•As the fallout from the US capitol anti-mutant insurrection continues, the most militant rioters have been arrested. Fortunately for them, they may escape prison if they agree to become part of black budget operation Z-TOL.
•PROFESSOR X tries to maintain order on Krakatoa as 72 demon-mutant hybrids from Limbo take up residence there as part of MAGIK's efforts to acclimatize them to Earth. If that wasn't enough, the gray-furred Dr. HENRY 'HANK' McCOY claims to have been SINISTER's slave and to know how to return the thousands of animal-mutant hybrid XENTAURS to their original forms. The problem is that Xavier can't read his mind, a failsafe Dr. McCoy claims Sinister put in. Can the grieving X-Men trust this man whose smile and dead eyes remind them of a true beast?
•As her family bury JEAN GREY in upstate New York, the mutant-demon hybrid PHENEX explosively arrives at the graveside. Even though Phenex's demon death touch killed Jean, the fiery woman claims that Jean isn't dead... because she is Jean!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #29
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
”TRANSFIGURATIONS”
•The mad geneticist known as SINISTER merged hundreds of mutants with the fauna of Krakatoa for unknown reasons aka Science. Now his 'unwilling' right hand man, DR. HENRY McCOY aka the bouncing BEAST, is using what's left of Sinister's technology to reverse the XENTAUR process with varying levels of success. Some mutant-animal hybrids look human again but their minds remain largely bestial, some become even more animal but are mentally human, and even the most successful reversions still retain animal properties. With such a high failure rate, why is the Beast so happy?
•JEAN GREY's consciousness inhabits the body of demon-mutant psionicist PHENEX while her counterpart seems to have died in Jean's corpse. With MAGIK missing, what will Phenex's fellow demon-mutants do to retrieve her in mind and body?
•Jean's new body has a death touch which only fellow demon-mutants are immune to, so CYCLOPS can't even hug and comfort her. Or can he? Since the contest of wands, Scott's optic blasts channel energy from the Crimson Cosmos but can he use it to augment his strength and durability?
•A peaceful rally on the University of Virginia campus in support of pro-mutant Amendment XXX quickly turns violent when a dozen men and women with energy weapons open fire on the crowd! Operation Z-TOL has begun, and there may be no stopping FALCO and the SPLINTER SOLDIERS!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #30
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Sia - Unstoppable
“I PUT MY ARMOUR ON”
•A genetics rights rally on steps to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. The Master Race Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado. A packed Fullscan Mothers meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These three things are rare: openly pro-mutant activities within the continental US. As the men and women who open fire with energy weapons at each activity attest, powerful forces want such activities to end. Those about to be slaughtered don't know that their attackers are FALCO and the SPLINTER SOLDIERS, and Falco and the Splinter Soldiers don't know they'll soon be facing very different X-MEN!
•Lethal lightning lashes the Lincoln rally attackers courtesy of STORM's Uru hammer, þrumahamarr, while energy blasts bounce off her Asgardian skin!
•WOLVERINE carves up the Cakeshop party crashers while doing a dance to post later on TikTok!
•The mental and magical fires at JEAN GREY's command in PHENEX's body burn away the Minneapolis assailants while CYCLOPS uses the unstoppable power coursing through him and the invulnerable armour forming around him from the Crimson Cosmos to mow down those who flee Jean's fire!
•XAVIER is horrified at the actions of his strike teams, even the callous enjoyment of Wolverine. The contest of wands changed them far more than he suspected, and the use of lethal force will surely prompt an even greater response from their enemies... but what of their allies?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #31 *Negation Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Kim Wilde - Four Letter Word
“IT'S THE PITS OF THE WORLD”
•As the LAWBRINGERS descend from the stars, mutants powers across the planet are neutralized.
•IMHO thinks he knows what's best for the depowered mutants of Krakatoa but he didn't count on many of them still being in their half-bestial forms. Imho certainly didn't count on the demon-mutants who kept their death touches. BEAST quietly hopes there's enough of the alien left to experiment on.
•The twin ASLs hunt Earth's most powerful depowered mutants, hoping to either recruit them or kill them before they can be repowered somehow. One comes face to Uru hammer with STORM's mighty mallet þrumahamarr while the other comes face to fist with the Crimson Cosmos-enhanced unstoppable punches of armoured juggernaut CYCLOPS!
•The Master of Magnetism returns... just in time to become powerless! MAGNETO and an equally powerless PROFESSOR X had planned to use their most deadly creation to stop the magically transmogrified X-Men who've started killing mutantkind's enemies. Will they repurpose it to fight the Lawbringers?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #32 *Negation Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: AWOLNATION - Run
'I Am A Mutant Being Capable Of Doing Terrible Things'
•With two of the LAWBRINGERS negated, AWOL decides to leave before he, too, is brought down. WOLVERINE's livestream has over a million viewers who think AWOL's primal scream is from adamantium claws sinking into supposedly invulnerable alien flesh. Viewers don't know that PHENEX's mental demon fire is actually burning away the Lawbringer's personality.
•"This planet is ours," Jean mind-whispers as AWOL dies.
•PROFESSOR X and MAGNETO are powerless, their mutant abilities negated by the alien forces assaulting Earth. Years ago when they were friends, they combined their powers to craft a suit of armour which inadvertently copied and magnified their darkest desires. Long buried beneath the Xavier Mansion, they dug it up to counter the magic-transformed X-Men but OMFG, one of the cosmic invaders, has targeted them for more intensive negation. One mutant could never control the base urges emanating from the armour and control it, so Charles and Eric both merge with it to unleash an ONSLAUGHT!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #33 *Negation Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Space Oddity (Cmdr Chris Hadfield cover)
“ABNEGATION”
•Claws able to slice through steel and soul. Psychic fire housed in a form whose mere touch is death. Unstoppable force coming from an unstoppable body. A storm goddess wielding the thunder and riding the lightning. Mutant magic is here, and it has turned four X-Men into the eschaton-level threat the enemies of mutantkind have always warned about. Luckily, that power was turned against the invading alien LAWBRINGERS, not humanity.
•Having dispatched YOLO, IIRC, and TLDR, a telepathic summons draws CYCLOPS, PHENEX, STORM, and WOLVERINE to the old Westchester School for Gifted Youngsters where the XAVIER-MAGNETO gestalt known as ONSLAUGHT has bested OMFG. The five know humanity will do its worst against them, that alien threats will always bombard Earth, and that there is only one alternative to ensure mutant survival.
•With the help of the demon-mutants, the X-Men combine their powers and magic with stolen Lawbringer knowledge and technology to teleport the island of Krakatoa 384,000 kilometers to float in the L5 Lagrange point beside Earth and the Moon. Krakatoa is no more. Introducing Asteroid X!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

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UNCANNY X-MEN #34
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
“LOOKING DOWN”
•Magic. Mind. Machine. Mutant. The powers at the disposal of the X-Men continue to grow. Floating at the L5 Lagrange point beside Earth and the Moon, Asteroid X is a haven for mutants, and the MAGNETO-XAVIER psionic gestalt calling itself ONSLAUGHT looks down on Earth 384,000 kilometers away in preparation to save more.
•The United Nations tables a resolution to fully accept the personhood of mutants, a move similar to America's recent 30th Amendment, a move which could improve living conditions for mutants in the UN's 193 sovereign states.
•REV. WILLIAM STRYKER hasn't been seen since the fall of the Church of Humanity and its leader, the Supreme Pontiff. His sudden appearance to speak before the UN Special Committee on Mutant Rights shocks many even though his genophobic views do not. His new Restored Humanity Network offers humans a chance to compete with mutants, and his bodyguards are machine-enhanced survivors of the black budget OPERATION Z-TOL which the magic-amplified X-Men almost completely destroyed.
•Watching the address in a Düsseldorf apartment are NIGHTCRAWLER and X-23. Unaugmented by magic like CYCLOPS, JEAN GREY, STORM, and WOLVERINE, they remain skeptical about the way their friends have approached saving mutants. Can they only watch or is there something two ordinary mutants can do to stop the human-mutant arms race from spiraling further out of control?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #35
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
X-23 & Nightcrawler Variant by JEFF DEKAL
Theme Song: Warren Hue & Seori - Warriors
♫I don’t cook, I don’t clean, but let me tell you how I got these ten rings!♫
•Mutants have started assembling at telepathically designated areas for transport to Asteroid X which floats at the L5 Lagrange point beside Earth and the Moon. While one magically-enhanced mutant, whether demon-mutant or X-Man, guards each site, some mutants are waylaid on their way there. Humans augmented with nano-machines, the ever-evolving spawn of OPERATION Z-TOL, have easily maimed or killed several terrified mutant refugees... until now.
•X-23 has done most of the dirty work since NIGHTCRAWLER has been nearly unconscious from teleporting them both across Europe. Their attempts to reach the X-Men living beyond the sky have proved futile, and they're on their own. Now in Macau, the duo face both Kurt's near-fatal exhaustion and the threat of Chinese authorities.
•When a potential benefactress walks through a sparking teleportation circle to calmly put the Chinese officials into nightmare-filled sleep using one of her ten rings then crush the man-machine killers in rainbow energy via another, Laura and Kurt wonder if they have any choice but to accept LADY MANDARIN's offer to join her organization.
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #36 *EXtra-Sized 3rd Anniversary Issue!*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
"MEN ARE MERE MORTALS"
• X-23 supports an overtaxed NIGHTCRAWLER as they travel via teleportation circle to the North Asian kingdom of Kaiwann. Its ruler, LADY MANDARIN, wields ten rings of power though she has no connection to the MANDARIN apart from co-opting his name to strike extra fear into her would-be enemies.
• The nation's human, mutant, and other citizens live in a harmony threatened by recent attempts to breach the sacred Temple of Four Hells for its pair of time diamonds. Legend says that, should the time diamonds be lost, Kaiwann's people will destroy each other.
• In exchange for respite, Laura and Kurt agree to help guard the time diamonds even though proximity causes temporal anomalies. Laura sees herself facing off against a flaming WOLVERINE as the stars fall from the sky. Kurt sees himself with a hooded figure's fist deep in his chest. Are these definite futures or mere possibilities?
• Then the assaults came! A woman of diamond makes a suicide attack against Lady Mandarin while a man of diamond teleports through temple walls and punches through the walls he can't teleport through. This may be the fall of Kaiwann!
• And in space... Asteroid X and its empowered X-Men believe themselves untouchable by earthly threats. What awaits them in a S.H.I.E.L.D. orbiter claiming to have mutant refugees aboard may raze their heaven.
32 Pgs./ Rated T...$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #37
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Shirley Bassey & Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Instrumental)
"HOLD ONE UP"
•LADY MANDARIN strikes at her diamond attacker with the might of her Ten Rings but the glittering woman slices Serpent Ring-summoned anacondas to ribbons with gem nails while reflecting the Ring of Raggadorr's crushing rainbow energies. The virulent somnolence of the Ring of the Black Shadow and even Lady Mandarin's psychic knife can't slice into the woman's mind, and the ruler of Kaiwann's only chance is to use the most unstable of the Ten Rings.
•EMMA FROST was once queen of an inner circle controlling the money and minds of millions. Deposed by her own blood and sold like chattel, she is now a slave turned to diamond and sent to keep her master's enemies busy while he steals objects to make himself even more powerful and her even less able to escape him.
•As the Cosmic Ring warps reality near its wielder, diamond shifts to naked flesh and bone, and Emma can think for herself again. As Lady Mandarin can telepathically sense, all Emma can think of is revenge!
•JACK WINTERS calls himself the LIVING DIAMOND but he's not just a sentient humanoid allotrope of pure carbon. He's a mutant who gains different and increasingly powerful abilities on exposure to radiation, and he's very eager to expose himself to the temporal radiation of the sacred Kaiwannese Temple of Four Hells' pair of time diamonds. Can X-23 and NIGHTCRAWLER even slow him down?
•And in space... Asteroid X allowed a S.H.I.E.L.D. orbiter claiming to have mutant refugees aboard to dock. Pity that the mutants aboard are unconscious, the ship is on autopilot, and the antimatter bomb also aboard just blew up the ship and a section of Asteroid X's docking area! When a small fleet decloaks, the X-Men prepare to be boarded!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #38
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Theme Song: Seals and Crofts - Diamond Girl
“AD INFINITUM”
•X-23 and NIGHTCRAWLER atomized.
•X-23 and Nightcrawler ripped limb from limb.
•X-23 and Nightcrawler mind controlled into killing each other.
•X-23 and Nightcrawler aged to death in a time dilation field while helplessly watching JACK WINTERS the LIVING DIAMOND claim the sacred Kaiwannese Temple of Four Hells' pair of time diamonds.
•Time loops, Laura and Kurt die, Winters wins. How many times will he kill them for sport before he grows bored and sets his sights on murdering many, many more?
•Can the combined telepathic powers of LADY MANDARIN and EMMA FROST break through the Living Diamond's psychic shields? Winters created Emma's diamond form in his own image, and that insight into a crystalline mind might be the edge they need. If they succeed, Emma is wearing those time diamonds as earrings.
•And in space... Asteroid X is under attack from a swarm of strike drones and a small fleet of scarlet ships! Shields and structural integrity are failing but their attackers don't want to destroy the supposed mutant sanctuary floating between Earth and the moon. It's time for boarding parties!
•Next issue: X-MEN vs. CRIMSON PIRATES!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #39
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Shipwreck Rats - Blood Red Moon
"SPACE PIRATES!" Part 1 "ELITE DANGEROUS"
•Welcome aboard new artist STUART IMMONEN!
•Asteroid X is under attack by the CRIMSON PIRATES: top tier galactic marauders who will steal your booty and you if the price is right! If the price is wrong, you're dead! The Crimson Pirates could have destroyed Asteroid X, so the price on whatever or whoever they want aboard must be very high.
•Don't think the X-Men are the only mutants in space! The space pirate captain sends in Shi'ar mutant CERISE and the mutant RED SKRULL to soften up initial opposition. Cerise's carmine energy constructs clash with STRØM's Asgardian magic-enhanced lightning while the Red Skrull pits his morphic metal mass, energy absorption, teleportation, and anti-telepathy versus the mind fire and death touch of JEAN GREY's demon-mutant PHENEX body!
•And on Earth... Recuperating from their battle to the death with JACK WINTERS the LIVING DIAMOND, both X-23 and NIGHTCRAWLER are shocked when LADY MANDARIN invites them and the time diamonds as earrings-wearing EMMA FROST to join a mutant empowerment organization called The Outer Sphere.
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #40
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: The Jolly Rogers - Captain Morgan
'SPACE PIRATES!' Part 2 'DESCENT'
•The CRIMSON PIRATE attack on Asteroid X continues!
•Energy trailing from her crest, the SCARLET CENTAURIAN rains down beams of destruction as she streaks through the air! CYCLOPS can withstand her beams with the strength of the Crimson Cosmos flowing through him but can the alien mutant survive his magic-enhanced optic blasts?
•Warriors clash as WOLVERINE faces ERIK the RED! The super strong human mutant once called Erik Thorvaldsson founded the first settlement in Greenland where he found and bonded with an exiled Klyntar Symbiote before heading into space! Will Erik's life-leeching lance stand up to Logan's sorcerously sharp claws?
•Asteroid X shudders as pirate ships and drones push and pull it physically and with tractor beams! If Captain KILLIAN can't have whatever he's searching for, he'll mass drive Asteroid X into Earth!
•And on Earth... Russia's invasion of Ukraine has been slowed by the bravery of the Ukrainian people but Russia plans to bomb them back to the Stone Age. The Children of the Atomic Age have other plans. Magnetic fields stop missiles and drones, plasma bolts and organic steel fists destroy tanks, nimble fingers disarm infantry at super speed, and a smiling being once worshiped across the world as the god of death won't let anyone start World War Three but him!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #41
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Pirates For Sail - Tyme Flyes When You're Havin' Rum
“SPACE PIRATES!” Part 3 “DEAD SPACE”
•Asteroid X is being pushed out of its stable orbit into a collision course with Earth! The gestalt XAVIER/MAGNETO mento-magnetic monster that is ONSLAUGHT stands between Captain KILLIAN and the fiery destruction of mutant paradise! Wiping out humanity might be a bad outcome, too.
•However the battle ends, a small craft has already jumped to warp from the far side of Asteroid X with their booty aboard. The Crimson Pirates' best infiltrator, SANGUINE SILENCE, is overjoyed over JEAN GREY's dead body!
•The Russia/Ukraine War has taken a turn: a handful of mutants have driven back the Red Army, pursuing them deep into Russian territory! As the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation prepare to make a stand to protect Moscow, the quartet seems unstoppable even with mutant power dampeners blasting them at every turn, no doubt thanks to the CELESTIAL technology now bonded to their every DNA strand. Thus came the FOUR HORSEMEN! PIOTR RASPUTIN: WAR! ALEX SUMMERS: FAMINE! PIETRO MAXIMOFF: PESTILENCE! LORNA DANE: DEATH! And following behind them came APOCALYPSE!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #42 *Fear Itself Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Gustav Holst - Mars
“DEEP THOUGHT” part 1 “PHOBOS”
•Even though the Crimson Pirates suddenly abandoned their attack on Asteroid X, the X-Men still fight to right their paradise as it spins apart uncontrollably. It would take several days to travel the 384,000 kilometers from the L5 Lagrange point to Earth but the Crimson Pirates have thrown it on a perfect trajectory. As the XAVIER-MAGNETO gestalt ONSLAUGHT wraps the station in mento-magnetic fields to slow it, several large objects approach from Earth.
•Behemoths, titans, horrors of patchwork flesh and bone and scale and tentacle are coming, sending waves of dread ahead of them! With Onslaught keeping Asteroid X together, STRØM's Asgardian magic-enhanced weather manipulation keeping the atmosphere from escaping, and JEAN GREY using the empathic powers of the PHENEX demon-mutant body her consciousness inhabits to keep the population as calm as she can, it's up to SCOTT SUMMERS and LOGAN to deal with the incoming.
•Empowered by the Crimson Cosmos, CYCLOPS is nigh-invulnerable, his eye beams able to blast through planetoids. The arcane power in WOLVERINE's claws lets them slice through matter, energy, and magic, and his overclocked healing factor lets him handle hard vacuum and hard radiation. They've come to an understanding since Scott regained control of his powers which Wolverine's claws damaged, and they fastball special via optic blast at the looming leviathans!
•En route to the rendezvous with their client in orbit of Proxima Centauri d, Crimson Pirate infiltrator SANGUINE SILENCE thought she'd gotten away unnoticed with JEAN GREY's frozen dead body. Engine trouble forced her to land on Phobos but Sanguine can't determine exactly what's wrong. There were dual solar flares washing over Mars but shields weren't compromised. As she begins diagnostics in the engine room to find the cause, the undead thing clawing its way from the cargo hold toward her may ensure she never finds out.
42 PGs./Rated T+...$4.20

UNCANNY X-MEN #43 *Fear Itself Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: David Bowie – Life On Mars?
'DEEP THOUGHT' part 2 'DEIMOS'
•The necromantic energies of extradimensional Allograft have reanimated JEAN GREY's corpse in the cargo hold of CRIMSON PIRATE extraction expert SANGUINE SILENCE's space ship. Worse, the corpse is controlled by the mind-swapped consciousness of demon-mutant PHENEX. Worse still, Phenex used Jean's telekinesis to damage the vessel's main systems, forcing Sanguine Silence to land on Phobos to run diagnostics. In her normal body, Phenex has a death touch. In Jean's zombie body, however, she feels an overwhelming hunger for thoughts, memories, and emotions.
•When plasma rounds and depleted uranium bullets can't breach Jean's telekinetic field, Sanguine Silence jumps ship in a escape pod. Zombie Jean doesn't need to breathe, and the last thing the Crimson Pirate sees is a skeletal bird of psionic prey engulfing her mind and the pod instants before it crashes into the other moon of Mars, Deimos.
•While they've stabilized Asteroid X, the X-Men discover another problem: its main neutrino-ion generator is destabilizing! With more patchwork undead SENTINELS heading their way from Earth, can they use the warp core to obliterate their oncoming enemies?
•And even if they do make it safely into Earth orbit, where will they find a new power source?
•Beginning in next month's Deviant #7: DvX!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99


UNCANNY X-MEN #44 *Fear Itself Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Pantera - We'll Grind That Axe For A Long Time
'DEVIANTS vs. X-MEN' Part 2 'SPARE PARTS'
•The X-MEN barely saved themselves and the powerless Asteroid X from the UNCREATED (Read X-MEN: MAN LOVES, GOD BUTCHERS on sale now!) by convincing the invasion force that they followed their leader like a god... and so GOD-KILLER had to be butchered!
•Limited LAWBRINGER sensors detect a compatible cosmic power source several miles beneath Hawaii in amidst a psionic haze.
•XAVIER-MAGNETO-ONSLAUGHT, CYCLOPS, WOLVERINE, STRØM, demon-mutant body-swapped JEAN GREY, and a few volunteers descend in a psi-magnetic bubble to retrieve the power source but didn't expect it to be alive!
•The large mutant man with the hatchet calls himself AXE because he channels psionic energy into himself and other objects to increase strength and durability. Axe went to Asteroid X hoping to leave behind the horrors mutants faced on Earth but he's seen and hacked apart far more horrors than he'd bargained for since. Here in Sunken Mu among the ruins of aeons and monstrosities from beyond reality, he will find that terror grows within!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99


UNCANNY X-MEN #45 *Fear Itself Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Danheim - Berserkir
'DEVIANTS vs. X-MEN' Part 4 'PERIODIC SUMMATION'
•With the defeat of CHTHON, his horrific DEEP ONES flee back to Yacuran! As they flee, a lone figure strides from within the submanifolds of UBBO-SATHLA the Unbegotten Source: the mutant AXE! Well, he was once Axe. Warped both by the cosmic power of Ubbo-Sathla and the Stygian sap of the Dark World Tree, Axe seethes with the power of mutant, Eternal, and Asgardian, and wields the enchanted Uru axe Hævateinn!
•His mission to dimensionally unshackle Ubbo-Sathla from K’Lay complete, Axe's mighty blade now severs the space-time bonds binding it on Earth!
•Even working together, containing a mad cosmic god is beyond the combined Deviant-mutant-Eternal alliance. Good thing a warning system was set up in case the Unbegotten Source ever got free. And who better to fight a mad cosmic god than another mad cosmic god?
•He is KRONOS! Long thought dead, the man responsible for drastically increasing the cosmic power of Eternals has slumbered in dimensions between virtual particles, and he's finally received the signal he was waiting for!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99


UNCANNY X-MEN #46
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Dick Dynamite and the Doppelgängers - Partners in Crime
'DEVIANTS vs. X-MEN' Part 6/Finale 'REFACTORING RECURSION'
•500,000 years ago, the power of UBBO-SATHLA the Unbegotten Source was stolen from its Deviant creators and used to magnify the might of their great enemies, the Eternals. Now the thief, godlike Eternal KRONOS, finally plans to return what he took.
•Can the X-Men and Eternals stop Kronos before he dissipates the Unbegotten Source to empower the entire Deviant race with its cosmic energies?
•And which side will Warlord KRO, LUCIAN the BLACKWULF, and KARKAS support? The last two uses of the Unbegotten Source nearly destroyed both Deviant and Eternal civilizations. Can these Deviants trust an Eternal to do right by his enemies and not exterminate them all?
•In space, Asteroid X's low Earth orbit is rapidly decaying.
•Further in space, something fiery and skeletal just left Mars... and it's famished!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

#47-58[]


UNCANNY X-MEN #47
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Zombie Sketch Variant Cover by ANDY PRICE
Theme Song: Dead Phoenix - Soaked In Black
"SACRED ASHES" Part 1/3 "NOR SHALL THIS PEACE SLEEP WITH HER"
•The X-Men have been denied the prize of a new cosmic core for Asteroid X (See DEVIANTS VS X-MEN), and powerless mutant heaven is sure to plunge into Earth's atmosphere as necrotic flame engulfs it!
•She was once PHENIX: a demon-mutant hybrid with pyro-empathy and a death touch. Now her consciousness inhabits the dead body of JEAN GREY, a body which has a strange connection to something beyond life, beyond death, but not beyond hunger.
•Jean's consciousness inhabits Phenix's very alive body but can she stop the VAMPHOENIX from draining the life incarnate from everyone aboard Asteroid X?!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #48
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Dead Phoenix - Destroy And Rebuild
'SACRED ASHES' Part 2/3 'THE BIRD OF WONDER DIES'
•Asteroid X is a fireball streaking through Earth's atmosphere as the X-Men make their final stand against the VAMPHOENIX: an unholy trinity of demon-mutant PHENIX's consciousness, JEAN GREY's dead body, and a ravenous cosmic force!
•The X-Men's powers have gone beyond merely mutant, from STRØM's Asgardian body to the XAVIER-MAGNETO psiomagnetic gestalt ONSLAUGHT, the magic-enhanced CYCLOPS and WOLVERINE, and demon-mutant body-swapped Jean Grey. Will they survive the Vamphoenix's hungry flame?
•In the Irish castle called Cassidy Keep, X-23 and NIGHTCRAWLER attend their first Outer Sphere conclave, and LADY MANDARIN and EMMA FROST offer them places in the group. With the other X-Men focused on their heaven and not on terrestrial mutant matters, will Kurt and Laura accept the Queens' offer?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #49
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Dead Phoenix - We Are One
'SACRED ASHES' Part 3/Finale 'BE NOT AFRAID'
•The wreckage of Asteroid X has landed in a part of the Pacific Ocean so remote that the closest land is over two thousand kilometers away in any direction. This is where spaceships and launch debris go to die, and this is where the X-Men's lives begin anew. The PHOENIX FORCE is free of the undead body and twisted mind which corrupted it, and Asteroid X's safe splashdown is part of its gift.
•It took everything they had to defeat the VAMPHOENIX, and the X-Men are once again merely mutants. No Asgardian magic, no Cyttorak unstoppability, no psio-magnetic gestalts... At least the Phoenix restored JEAN GREY and PHENIX to their respective live bodies before it returned to the cosmos.
•With Asteroid X adrift but stable, the demon-mutant hybrid DEMUTANTS and animal-mutant hybrid XENTAURS decide to remain while the most of the surviving regular mutants just want to try and pick up the pieces of the lives they left behind to come to this supposed Utopia.
•And what is the surprise gift the CRIMSON PIRATES left behind?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #50 *Giant-Size Milestone Issue!*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Solomon Burke - Presents For Christmas
'X-BOX' Part 1 'THE UNOPENED PRESENT'
•It ain't easy not being a god. The X-Men lost their deific glory in exchange for freeing the PHOENIX, and the tension between them is palpable as they regroup and recover at XAVIER's Westchester mansion.
•MAGNETO and Charles are no longer joined in the ONSLAUGHT armour gestalt, and the old schism threatens to reappear and widen. Integration, separate but equal, rule? If they can't come to an understanding, there may be a Mutant War® coming.
•A STORM rages in Long Island Sound. Ororo's connection to Earth's weather is out of control, much like her emotions. To again master the elements, she must again master herself.
•WOLVERINE is in withdrawal. Worse than losing his enhanced abilities, Logan's lost almost all of his Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok following! No one wants to see a short, hairy man with angry issues. They want a god. The gods are gone. So are Logan's brand partners.
•CYCLOPS and JEAN GREY haven't been seen for a few days. They've barely left their suite except for food. The Phoenix seems to have ignited quite the fire within them.
•One of the few things left with any power aboard fallen Asteroid X (renamed X-Isle) was a small cube taken from the CRIMSON PIRATES. Safely tucked away in Xavier's safe, the box begins to glow.
•And on the other side of the world... Hong Kong police investigate the slaughter of a mutant family recently returned from X-Isle. Will an Interpol investigation lead authorities to Xavier's door?
64 PGs./Rated T+...$5.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #51 *World War Zemo tie-in*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Captain Americop Variant by MICHAEL NELSEN
Theme Song: KRS-One - Sound of da Police
'X-BOX' Part 2 'PATROLLIN' ALL THE NATION'
•ZEMO's America uses threats, force, violence, and murder to suppress detractors and consolidate power. There's one kind of power he doesn't control yet: mutant power. And the hundreds of American mutant refugees from X-Isle flooding back in are housed in new HEXUS CORP.-run detention centers for 'processing'.
•Hong Kong investigator LEE LI barely made it into the US before border crossing became truly dangerous, and her mission to solve the murders of a mutant family leads her to the sprawling Westchester estate of CHARLES XAVIER. With the X-Men still recovering from their odyssey into space and godhood, there is little Li can learn from them but her timing continues to be horrible.
•In addition to its Zemo-sponsored anti-mutant propaganda, Hexus Corp. also employs private security wearing vibranium body armour and wielding Z'Noxx energy torches and photonic shields. The AMERICOPS run the mutant detention camps and respond across the country to mutant-related incidents, one of which happens to be STORM's out of control powers shutting down power across upstate New York. Now they're at Xavier's door, too, and they don't need a warrant to come in.
•And the small box in Xavier's safe continues to glow brighter and brighter...
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #52 *World War Zemo tie-in*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: The 5th Dimension - Up, Up and Away
“X-BOX” Part 3 “IT WEARS A NICER FACE”
•ZEMO's America wants mutants vilified, contained, and converted into tactical assets. Any resistance has its neck squeezed under the boot of the AMERICOPS, and this HEXUS CORP.-sponsored brigade try to put the squeeze on the X-MEN.
•Hong Kong investigator LEE LI watches in shock and awe as WOLVERINE slices Z'Noxx energy torches to pieces, CYCLOPS optic blasts through photonic shields, and PHOENIX telekinetically rips apart vibranium body armour. Psi-resistant nanobots in the AmeriCops' brains keep PROFESSOR X's mind probes at bay but he's nothing if not mentally resourceful, and the illusion of him blowing their leader's head off with an AR-15 gets them talking. As STORM's tornado winds whisk the naked paramilitants away to cool off in Long Island Sound, an explosion destroys Xavier's safe, large white spheres decloak over the mansion, and Detective Li begins to feel very, very strange.
•APOCALYPSE's Russia wants mutants raised to their gene-given place as rulers of Earth, and even humans are better off so far with the advancements En Sabah Nur shares with them. Before he sets his sights on the OUTER SPHERE once again, Apocalypse must weed out the mutants in his new government whose goals don't involve him remaining their leader. With his HORSEMEN away on classified missions, he turns counter-espionage duties over to PRELATE TOMA ZASLON, a very upwardly mobile hydrokinetic, but whose side is she really on?
52 PGs./Rated T+...$5.20

UNCANNY X-MEN #53 *World War Zemo tie-in*
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: David Bowie - China Girl
'X-BOX' Part 4 “FROM CHINA WITH LOVE”
•As Chinese hunter-killer drones decloak over the X-Mansion, Detective LEE LI wishes she'd stayed in Hong Kong with her... With who? She can't remember family, friends, lovers, favourite restaurants... Once she realizes the horrible truth, Lee Li is no more, her surface personality overwritten by the anti-mutant programs of her true Life Model Decoy form.
•The People's Protection Agency has its eyes and ears on Zemo's America and particularly its mutants. With gene-based internment camps across the nation, rogue elements like the X-Men needed observation and extermination. Maybe it's been too long since the X-Men were at the forefront of the fight for mutant rights. Maybe it's time to change that.
•And what's up with the glowing metallic doorway where PROFESSOR X's obliterated safe used to be?
•In the mysterious absence of the HORSEMEN, hydrokinetic PRELATE TOMA ZASLON has been tasked with finding traitors in APOCALYPSE's Russia. What she uncovers is a plot millennia in the making, and how it all started with twins boys named EN SABAH NUR and ANATH-NA MUT.
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #54
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: The Doors - Back Door Man
"X-BOX" Part 5/Finale 'FOR THE HORDE!'
•A simple metal box salvaged from the CRIMSON PIRATES. What harm could it do? A lot considering it was a trap set for the powerful alien mutant called HORDE! Horde went through a doorway portal generated by his slave, fellow alien mutant ARIEL. The doorway spatially collapsed into a box, trapping them both, and the Horde isn't happy about getting doublecrossed by the Crimson Pirates who claimed to know where a shard of the Crystal of Ultimate Vision was.
•The X-Men already defeated AMERICOPS and Chinese SENTINELS tonight. Do they have the strength left to take on a naked reality warping alien?
•And why are a shaken DOCTOR STRANGE and a sullen CLEA knocking on the mansion's battered doors?
•PRELATE TOMA ZASLON comes face to face with the force behind dissent in APOCALYPSE's Russia: EN SABAH NUR's twin brother, ANATH-NA MUT! Apocalypse reshaped his body while this SPHINX reshaped matter and minds, and they both possessed a deep and abiding hatred of each other. Where Apocalypse found greater power in CELESTIAL technology, the Sphinx increased his own abilities using fragments of the extradimensional Ka Stone. Will Prelate Zaslon accept the Sphinx's offer of membership in his NA'ARN uprising or will loyalty to Apocalypse be the death of her?
Mutant Profile
Name: Toma Zaslon
Affiliation: Prelate of Apocalypse
Powers: •Hydrokinesis
Intelligence: •••
Strength: •••
Speed: •••
Durability: ••••
Energy Projection: ••••
Fighting Skills: ••••
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #55
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
“THE TIES THAT BLIND”
•MAGNETO doesn't want to rule or destroy humanity, but what does he want to do? His brooding in the tower he raised from the alien metals on X-Isle is interrupted by the last person he'd expect to seek him out: his distraught daughter, the SCARLET WITCH!
•In the aftermath of something horrible which she refuses to speak of, Wanda Maximoff sought out her villainous father who apparently turned a new leaf. Has she made the right decision?
•From the Russian port city of Arkhangelsk, EN SABAH NUR's twin, ANATH-NA MUT, plots his brother's downfall and his own rise to global power. PRELATE TOMA ZASLON has agreed to join this SPHINX's NA'ARN forces and become a double agent in APOCALYPSE's ranks, but can she maintain her rouse when the FOUR HORSEMEN return to Moscow with perhaps the most dangerous mutant on Earth under their control?
•And at the X-Mansion, DOCTOR STRANGE and CLEA need the help of the world's most powerful telepath in waking the catatonic MAGIK! Wait, isn't Magik...? (See Agents of A.R.C.A.N.A. #55!)
Mutant Profile
MAGNETO
Name: Erik Magnus Lehnsherr
Affiliation: The Brotherhood of Mutants
Powers: •Magnetokinesis: Controls magnetic fields and metals.
•Telepathic Resistance: Anti-telepathic training augmented by psi-shielding helmet.
Intelligence: •••••
Strength: ••
Speed: •••••
Durability: ••
Energy Projection: ••••••
Fighting Skills: ••••
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #56
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Everly Brothers - Wake Up, Little Susie
“EN MASSE”
•The combined magic and mental ministrations of DOCTOR STRANGE, CLEA, PROFESSOR X, and PHOENIX roused MAGIK screaming from her coma... and they promptly put Illyana back under. What terrors could have fractured the mind of one raised in Limbo? Then Stephen relates their casting of an eschatonic scission: the creation of a duplicate damned timeline to sequester and banish the Great Old Ones and Outer Gods, an Earth and its people made to suffer and die instead of this one. DOCTOR VOODOO and ELSA BLOODSTONE were dead while AARKUS the VISION was left little more than a wisp of smoke suspended in a Kemetic bottle.
•Putting aside their horror at an act of planetary suffering and destruction, the X-Men have to decide what to do with a mutant sorceress who has lost her mind. Will their decision be as controversial as the eschatonic scission?
•On X-Isle, the SCARLET WITCH finally tells her father about her part in creating and condemning a world. MAGNETO is, of course, sympathetic. Hasn't he tried to wipe the planet clean of humans to make it safe for mutants before? He realizes now that there are better alternatives to extinction agendas but some humans haven't learned that yet.
•The Xentaurs and DeMutants of X-Isle come under attack by the MUTANT MASSACRERS! The INVINCIBLE MAN, NTH MAN, DOOMSDAY MAN, AND MODULAR MAN intend to wipe the island clean of mutants, but the Master of Magnetism and the Queen of Chaos will teach them a new lesson today.
•And in APOCALYPSE's Russia... The FOUR HORSEMEN have brought living mutation before their Lord! Caught in the wake of some cosmic cataclysm which crippled it, this vileness constantly spewing forth blasphemous life may be the key to En Sabah Nur's plans for ruling Earth!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #57
Plot by NX01A
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Theme Song: Evilwave & Teminite ft. Prey For Me - Mutant
'SURVIVAL STRATEGIES'
•With MAGIK awake and working PROFESSOR X to handle the mental trauma somehow shared with her counterpart trapped in a dead timeline of utter madness, her mystical guardians find themselves drawn to JEAN GREY and the growing power within her. Are Jean and CYCLOPS ready for what AGATHA HARKNESS, DOCTOR STRANGE, and CLEA reveal?
•MAGNETO and the SCARLET WITCH may have massacred the MUTANT MASSACRERS but the INVINCIBLE MAN, NTH MAN, DOOMSDAY MAN, and MODULAR MAN were only the first wave attacking X-Isle. As attack wings of stealth craft prepare to carpet bomb X-Isle with hydrogen bombs, the Master of Magnetism will need a little bit of luck on his side... or a lot of chaos!
•PRELATE TOMA ZASLON thought she knew what mutant power was after seeing the might of the SPHINX's NA'ARN resistance, APOCALYPSE's FOUR HORSEMEN, and of EN SABAH NUR and ANATH-NA MUT themselves. As the insidious influence of Apocalypse's mystery mutant insinuates itself into the bodies and minds of more and more Russians, she finally realizes the true horror of what it is to be mutant!
•Next Issue: THE MUTANT WAR PROLOGUE!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

Uncanny X-Men: Fear Itself[]

UNCANNY X-MEN: FEAR ITSELF #1
Plot by NX01A
Written by ZEB WELLS
Art by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Theme Song: Florence + The Machine - Hunger
“HATED AND FEARED” Part 1 “FAMINE”
•The invasion of Ukraine halted when APOCALYPSE and his HORSEMEN took Moscow, the Red Army turning to defend their home soil. The fear was that the Russian government would order a nuclear strike against their own capitol but what they sent was perhaps worse.
•War is Hell. The mechanical colossi with beating whale hearts and hemocyanin blood flowing through their valves lumbered through portals around the city. Their every step, every neutron beam was powered by leeching the population's life force, leaving human husks behind. Russia's rulers have allied themselves with one of dark Allograft's techno-organists, and DOCTOR FRITZ's meat-machines march on the mutants in the metropolis!
•Standing in their way is ALEX SUMMERS, a mutant who draws power from ambient radiation and converts it into plasma bolts that now burn as hot as a star. He has burned the flesh from men's bones, and he is FAMINE. Alex found in Apocalypse's vision the direction he needed in his aimless life, in Apocalypse's Celestial technology levels of power he never dreamed possible. Their work was just beginning, and nothing would stop them. Not humans, not Sentinels, not meat-machine monsters, and not the HORROR GODS... Nothing!
•Watching in horror from the penthouse of One Tower in the heart of Moscow's business district, NIGHTCRAWLER prays for the dead and dying. LADY MANDARIN, EMMA FROST, and X-23 have more pragmatic concerns: do they begin their mission to stop the Horsemen or let the heralds of armageddon kill all the scary monsters? Not much of a question, is it?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN: FEAR ITSELF #3
Plot by NX01A
Written by ZEB WELLS
Art by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Theme Song: Metallica - Broken, Beat & Scarred
'HATED AND FEARED' Part 3 'WAR'
•The dire packs of Varúlfur join the Battle of Moscow with BETA LUPI, second in command to ALPHA PRIME, leading the hunting party!
•War is Hell, and PIOTR RASPUTIN is angry as Hell as he readies himself in Red Square for the werewolf onslaught. He is enraged at the atrocities committed by his fellow Russians in Ukraine, and they will be held accountable for their crimes. APOCALYPSE has promised Russia to Piotr once their grand design for Earth is complete, his own empire to rule with an organic steel fist, secured behind a new Iron Curtain.
•COLOSSUS will show these mongrels that WAR is their true alpha!
•With psychic contact with the MASTERMINDS lost, LADY MANDARIN and EMMA FROST know the Wyngardes' unsanctioned attempt to control Apocalypse failed. Should they take the opportunity to attack the immortal tyrant or flee? X-23 and NIGHTCRAWLER vote for flight but the violent explosions which rock the penthouse of One Tower in the heart of Moscow's business district veto that. Apocalypse is here!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN: FEAR ITSELF #4
Plot by NX01A
Written by ZEB WELLS
Art by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Theme Song: Metallica - My Apocalypse
'HATED AND FEARED' Part 4 'DEATH'
•The Horror God-Putin Alliance is broken as the defeated forces of the Dark World Tree plan to scorch Russian earth! None will be left alive, all will become undead as the Þórólfr bægifótr and Þórgunna-led vampires of Dhampiraj descend on Moscow!
•War is Hell. The average human body contains 4 grams of iron, mostly in haemoglobin, and there's more than the average amount of blood in Þórólfr bægifótr and Þórgunna. With a casual thought, POLARIS pulls the blood from their veins and from the veins of every vampire in Moscow! In the battle of undead versus death, DEATH always wins!
•APOCALYPSE has won. With a smile at EMMA FROST, LADY MANDARIN, X-23, and NIGHTCRAWLER, he notes that his plans for Russia can benefit the OUTER SPHERE if they ally with him. En Sabah Nur graciously lets them leave to deliver his offer.
•Once the enemy of my enemy is defeated, the true apocalypse begins!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$3.99

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