Since Messiah Complex will be holding up the X-Books for the next few months, that’s what we’ll be looking at heavily. With New Excalibur and Exiles gone (not that I read them anyway) and Astonishing X-Men coming out once in a blue moon, the big story is the crossover. So each week, we’ll take a look at what’s gone down. This week, we’ll be looking at both Messiah Complex (One Shot) and Uncanny X-Men #492.
Cerebra detects a new mutant birth, and the effect is so powerful it overloads the system. Cyclops takes Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Angel and Emma Frost to Cooperstown, Alaska to find the child, but find the town in flames. The Purifiers and Marauders both beat them to the town and caused a bloodbath of the town’s children. The X-Men find little more than bodies, though they discover that the new mutant, a baby born at a local hospital, is not amongst the slain. As they leave, Predator X arrives on the scene.
As officials try to sort out the mess, the X-Men head out after rogue Acolytes, who they hope will lead them to Exodus, who has teamed with Sinister and the Marauders. Cyclops calls in X-Factor’s Madrox and Rictor, using the former to go after Forge and the latter to infiltrate the Purifiers. Professor X is getting upset that Cyclops is leaving him out of the loop.
THE CASUALTY LIST
Blockbuster (Marauders) – Killed
Prism (Marauders) – Killed