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in: Comics, 2004, 2004, October Modern-Age, Astonishing X-Men Vol 3, Gifted, Joe Quesada/Editor-in-Chief, John Cassaday/Cover Artist, Joss Whedon/Writer, John Cassaday/Penciler, John Cassaday/Inker, Laura Martin/Colourist, Chris Eliopoulos/Letterer, Mike Marts/Editor, Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616)/Quotes, X-Men (Earth-616)/Appearances, Scott Summers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Henry McCoy (Earth-616)/Appearances, Emma Frost (Earth-616)/Appearances, James Howlett (Earth-616)/Appearances, Katherine Pryde (Earth-616)/Appearances, Lockheed (Earth-616)/Appearances, Paladins (Earth-616)/Appearances, Edward Tancredi (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hisako Ichiki (Earth-616)/Appearances, Kavita Rao (Earth-616)/Appearances, Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ord (Breakworld) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Breakworld/Appearances, Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters/Appearances, BeneTech Laboratories/Appearances, Hope Serum/Appearances, Cyclops' Visor/Appearances, X-Men Blackbird/Appearances

Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 4


Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 4

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Quote1 I--God, I finally dead? Quote2
-- Colossus after seeing Shadowcat

Appearing in "Gifted" (Part 4)Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Ord (Flashback and main story)

Other Characters:




Synopsis for "Gifted" (Part 4)Edit

While the X-Men infiltrate BeneTech Laboratories and explore the basement, Kitty tries searching for the sub-basement, but discovers it is all solid metal. She decides to investigate.

Ord shows up at the Xavier Institute and questions the mutants Wing and Hisako on the X-Men's whereabouts. However, when he learns that they are mutants, he prepares to inject them with the Hope Serum and Hisako fights back with her mutant powers while Wing flies into the air. Ord fights back against Hisako and Ord catches up to Wing and injects him with the serum, sending him plummeting back to Earth.

At the BeneTech Laboratories basement, the X-Men find the corpse of a mutant woman presumably experimented on to make the "cure". Emma Frost tells the team they need to get back just as men wearing armored machine guns arrive. Kitty finally hits the sub-basement after traveling through solid steel. She finds the guards are protecting a certain subject, who she sets loose. Kitty is stunned to see that the subject is Colossus, who she previously thought dead. Colossus starts beating up the guards until Kitty urges him to stop. Upon seeing her, Colossus breaks down and embraces Kitty.

  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see reference for more info.[1]

  • The Gifted story arc was adapted in a motion comic mini-series comprised of 6 episodes called Astonishing X-Men: Gifted. The mini-series was created by Marvel Knights Animation and released on iTunes in October 27, 2009, and by Shout! Factory on DVD in September 28, 2010.

See AlsoEdit

  • None.


  1. This issue is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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