Friday, May 16, 2014

X-Men Lineups: 2000s Part 4 (Pre-Messiah CompleX)

X-Men in Space (Uncanny X-Men)
[Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #475 (2006) - Uncanny X-Men #486 (2007)]
With Vulcan on his way to Shi'ar space, Xavier recruited a team of X-Men to follow and stop him. Vulcan fell in love with Deathbird, who convinced him to restore D'Ken's mind. They married soon after D'Ken reclaimed the throne from Lilandra. However, Vulcan killed D'Ken to claim the Shi'ar throne, then killed his father Corsair, and threw Xavier into the M'Krann crystal, Xavier was saved by Darwin and regained his telepathy from the crystal's energies. Lilandra returned Xavier to Earth alongside Warpath, Darwin, Nightcrawler and the cat-like Starjammer, Hepzibah, who joined the team. Havok, Polaris and Marvel Girl were left behind and joined the Starjammers to oppose Vulcan.

Professor X (Charles Xavier) 

Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)

Warpath (James Proudstar)

Darwin (Armando Munoz)

Polaris (Lorna Dane) 
[Joined the Starjammers in UXM 486 (2007)]

Havok (Alexander Summers) 
[Joined the Starjammers in UXM 486 (2007)]

Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey/Summers) 
[Joined the Starjammers in UXM 486 (2007)]

Uncanny X-Men 
[Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #486 (2007) - Uncanny X-Men #491 (2007)]

Together with Storm, the X-Men who returned from space formed a team that fought with rogue Morlocks led by Masque.

Storm (Ororo Munroe) 

Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) 

Warpath (James Proudstar) 


Darwin, Havok, Nightcrawler, Polaris, Professor X, Rachel Summers,Warpath
Caliban, Hepzibah, Nightcrawler, Professor X, Storm, Warpath
Uncanny X-Men: Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar EmpireUncanny X-Men #475-486January 20080-7851-1800-8
Uncanny X-Men: The ExtremistsUncanny X-Men #487-491December 20070-7851-1982-5
X-Men: Messiah ComplexX-Men: Messiah Complex (one-shot); Uncanny X-Men #492-494; X-Men #205-207; New X-Men #44-46; X-Factor #25-27;X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant FilesNovember 20080-7851-2320-2

Rogue's team (Adjectiveless X-Men)
[Apperance: X-Men vol. 2 #188 (2006) - X-Men vol. 2 #203 (2007)]

Rogue was asked by Cyclops to lead an emergency response team. She chose Cannonball, Iceman, Cable and former enemies, the enslaved Sabretooth, Mystique, Mastermind's daughter Lady Mastermind and the cyborg Omega Sentinel as her squad. The team dealt with threats like the Children of the Vault, Pandemic and Hecatomb. Sabretooth managed to escape from his forced services. This team, along with Cyclops' team, were attacked by Mr. Sinister's Marauders, which now included former X-Men Gambit and Sunfire, seeking Destiny's Diaries. Mystique and Lady Mastermind revealed their allegiances to Mr. Sinister and turned Omega Sentinel to their cause by allowing her to be possessed by the psychic Marauder Malice. Mystique successfully kidnapped Rogue with the warped intention of protecting her. The Marauders' campaign ended when Gambit destroyed the diaries.

Rogue (Anna Marie) 

Iceman (Bobby Drake) 

Cannonball (Samuel 'Sam' Guthrie) 

Cable (Nathan Summers) 
[Left in X-Men vol. 2 #199]

Sabretooth (Victor Creed)
[Turned on team in X-Men vol. 2 #198]

Mystique (Raven Darkholme) 
[Turned on team in X-Men vol. 2 #200 to join Marauders]

Lady Mastermind (Regan Wyngarde)
[Turned on team in X-Men vol. 2 #200 to join Marauders]

Omega Sentinel (Karima Shapandar)
[Forced to turn on team in X-Men vol. 2 #200 by Malice to join Marauders]


188–204(2006–2007)Cable, Cannonball, Iceman, Lady Mastermind, Mystique,Omega Sentinel, Rogue, Sabretooth

X-Men: SupernovasX-Men, vol. 2 #188–199 and X-Men Annual, vol. 3 #1August 2007ISBN 0-7851-2319-9
X-Men: Blinded by the LightX-Men, vol. 2 #200–204December 2007ISBN 0-7851-2544-2
X-Men: Messiah ComplexX-Men, vol. 2 #205–207
plus X-Men: Messiah Complex one-shot;Uncanny X-Men #492–494; New X-Men,vol. 2 #44–46; X-Factor, vol. 3 #25–27; and X-Men: Messiah Complex—Mutant Files one-shot
November 2008ISBN 0-7851-2320-2

Astonishing X-Men
[Appearance: Astonishing X-Men #1 (2004) - Giant-Sized Astonishing X-Men #1 (2008)]

Shortly after the Marauders situation (read above), Emma Frost turned on the team, creating life-like images of former Hellfire Club associate Sebastian Shaw; a younger version of her, Perfection; deceased former student Negasonic Teenage Warhead; and evil psychic Cassandra Nova, to attack her teammates. It turned out that Cassandra Nova made Emma a sleeper agent just before sending in Sentinels to destroy the mutant island Genosha. The team managed to deal with the threat and liberate Emma before being taken by SWORD to outer space, joined by student Armor. SWORD and the X-Men made their way to Breakworld in an attempt to stop Breakworld from destroying Earth. In the process, they learnt that Breakworld's doomsday prophecy was part of an elaborate scheme by Aghanne, an insane leader of a reformation cult seeking Breakworld's destruction. The team prevented Earth's destruction when Kitty Pryde bonded herself to a ten-mile bullet aimed at Earth by phasing it harmlessly through the planet. However, Earth's scientists and heroes were unable to free her. 

Cyclops (Scott Summers) 

Beast (Henry 'Hank' McCoy)

Wolverine (James Howlett) 

Shadowcat (Katherine 'Kitty' Pryde) 

Emma Frost

Colossus (Piotr Rasputin)

Late Addition 

Armor (Hisako Ichiki)
[Joined in Astonishing X-Men #20 (2007)]

1 to 32004Cyclops, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Beast, Shadowcat,Lockheed
4 to 192004 to 2006Cyclops, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Beast, Shadowcat, Lockheed, Colossus, Armor, Blindfold
20 to 24 (&Giant-Size 1)2007Cyclops, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Beast, Shadowcat, Colossus, Armor, Abigail Brand, Danger
Astonishing X-Men:
  • Volume 1: Gifted (collects Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #1–6, ISBN 0-7851-1531-5)
  • Volume 2: Dangerous (collects Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #7–12, ISBN 0-7851-1677-X)
  • Volume 3: Torn (collects Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #13–18, ISBN 0-7851-1759-8)
  • Volume 4: Unstoppable (collects Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #19–24 & Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1, ISBN 0-7851-2254-0)

All 3 teams were back at the Xavier Institute when the events of Messiah CompleX happened.

Secondary Titles

New X-Men 
(2006 - 2008)
New X-Men continued as the student book till its cancellation with #46 (2008). For more, check out the New X-Men section of Institute Student Body.

X-Factor (vol. 3) 
(2008 - Current)
For more, check out X-Factor Investigations.

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