- "Sieg Heil" to you too, sweetie.
Appearing in "Gonna be a Revolution"Edit
- Madelyne Pryor
- Unnamed Genoshans
Synopsis for "Gonna be a Revolution"Edit
Continued from last issue...
When Madelyne Pryor managed to manifest psi-powers to kill the Genoshan psi-probes, the Gengineer demands to review the recordings of the psi-probe. The footage shows a young Madelyne picking flows when she is confronted and demanded answers by a psychic representation of the Gengineer and the Magistrates. When she refuses to answer and he lashes out, she is reborn in a blaze of glory that destroys the island. The "Gengineer", decked out in a Mr. Sinister costume then would run into Madelyne in her Goblin Queen form. She warns them about igniting the match that will bring about an inferno.
This display shocks all gathered to watch the video and the real Gengineer demands to know how Wipeout failed to eliminate her mutant powers. Wipeout is as shocked as they are, telling them that he detected no mutant powers -- latent or otherwise and therefore there was nothing to wipe out. The Gengineer then goes to Madelyne's cell and demands to know who she is, however Madelyne is not forthcoming with anything but mocking answers. When she begins chastizing him for enslaving mutants, and the two debate on the use of mutants as workers in Genoshan society until Chief Anderson reports to him telling him they have word on his son.
In the Genoshan Highlands, Logan and Rogue (with the psyche of Carol Danvers in full control of her body) show Phillip Moreau the facilities where the mutant slaves are kept after their days work. Seeing it's concentration camp style layout, Phillip is shocked at the reality of Genosha's mutant population. They are soon confronted by Chief Anderson who has come to arrest all three, pointing out to Logan and Carol that their cover was blown due to the fact none of the security systems picked up the two "Magistrates" who came in with the Gengineer's son. They are promptly arrested and flown back to the Citadel for final processing. Anderson tells Phillip that due to the fact that he saw things that none save the Magistrates and the director are supposed to see he will remain in custody until his situation is sorted out. As they fly back to the Citadel they are suddenly hit by some freak weather, making both Logan and Carol smile to each other.
While inside, Madelyne listens to Jenny's lamentations of her situation telling her cellmate that all she ever wanted to do was to heal people and now she will be forced as a slave. Madelyne tells the girl to be strong, and endure when she is taken away by the Magistrates for final processing. As she is being led away, Madelyne watches coldly, telling the guards that she will see them all burn. Elsewhere in the facility, Logan and Carol see the baby that was captured in Australia being led away and learn that it's mutant parents found a way to nullify their skin suits and managed to procreate and have since been killed. When the three are brought before the Gengineer, Phillip demands to know why his father is part of a government that would enslave part of it's population. Believing that this is wrong, he tells his father that he rest of the Genoshan people would not stand for it. When David tries to explain to his son that this is for the better good of his country, Phillip realizes that both he and his father have a very different opinion on the future of their homeland.
Meanwhile, the X-Men -- having stolen Magistrate uniforms use the cover of a massive storm created by Storm to sneak into the Citadel facility unnoticed. While Logan and Carol are told that they are going to be sent for final processing. Logan tells Chief Anderson that he would rather die first and feigns succumbing to his illness to pop his claws. This causes enough distraction for both Logan and Carol to fight off their captors. As this is happening, the X-Men are making their presence known and storming through the Citadel with their powers blazing, easily fighting their way through the ranks of the Magistrates. The X-Men first go looking for Madelyne but Havok finds it empty. When he comes across Phillip Moreau while he is looking for Jenny the two agree to work together.
Madelyne however has stripped off her skin suit and come to the Creche, a place where mutant babies are genetically bred for work. She is confronted by the Gengineer who threatens her at gun point. She calls his bluff telling him she could kill him in an instant, however before he can try to shoot her he is stopped by his son and Havok. Phillip points the gun at his father and demands to be brought to Jenny. With the X-Men reunited with Logan and Carol and the Magistrates standing down due to the X-Men's hostage, they find Wipeout and with Psylocke's aid force him to restore both Logan and Rogue's powers, saving Logan's life.
When Logan tells the X-Men they should tear down the Genoshan government and ptu the island in ruins, Phillip begs for the chance to reveal the truth to the Genoshan people and make them revolt against the government. The X-Men decide to allow Phillip the oppertunity, but warn the Magistrates that should they not change their treatment of mutants, they will be back. Havok shows what the X-Men mean by using his powers to destroy the Citadel. However he realizes that Madelyne and the mutant children might have still been inside, he is surprised when Madelyne shows up alive and well and kisses him. She tells him not to worry about the mutant children in the Creche as thy have been taken care of. Storm tells Phillip that his fight to free the mutants of Genosha would be better done outside the country and he and Jenny join the X-Men in leaving through Gateway's portal. Wolverine reminds the Gengineer that if they do not change their ways on their own, the X-Men will be back and there will be blood.
- This issue is reprinted in many other comics and books, see references for more info.
- The song a young Madelyne Pryor sings, is a real one and called, "Gone to America" by Steeleye Span.
Links and ReferencesEdit
- Uncanny X-Men at Wikipedia.org
- Uncanny X-Men series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Uncanny X-Men (1st series) index at Uncanny X-Men.net
- Uncanny X-Men series index at the Grand Comics Database Project
- Uncanny X-Men at the Complete Marvel Reading Order
- The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators - accessed on 10/10/2009
- The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men Vol 2 #5 - See for further referencing
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