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in: Comics, 1991, 1991, February Copper-Age, X-Factor Vol 1, Tom DeFalco/Editor-in-Chief, Whilce Portacio/Cover Artist, Arthur Edward Thibert/Cover Artist, Louise Simonson/Writer, Whilce Portacio/Writer, Whilce Portacio/Penciler, Whilce Portacio/Inker, Glynis Oliver-Wein/Colourist, Michael Heisler/Letterer, Bob Harras/Editor, Robert Drake (Earth-616)/Quotes, X-Factor (Earth-616)/Appearances, Robert Drake (Earth-616)/Appearances, Warren Worthington III (Earth-616)/Appearances, Scott Summers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Henry McCoy (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jean Grey (Earth-616)/Appearances, Opal Tanaka (Earth-616)/Appearances, Mariko Yashida (Earth-616)/Appearances, Prosh (Earth-616)/Appearances, Cyburai (Earth-616)/Appearances, Die'ode (Earth-616)/Appearances, Fu'se (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hiro (Cyburai) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Tatsu'o (Earth-616)/Appearances, Clan Yashida (Earth-616)/Appearances, New York State/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, Manhattan/Appearances, New Jersey/Appearances, Japan/Appearances, Tokyo/Appearances

X-Factor Vol 1 63


X-Factor Vol 1 63

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Quote1 Now I'll do it my way, by myself! Quote2
-- Iceman

Appearing in "Family"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Cyburai (First appearance)
    • Die'ode (First appearance)
    • Fu'se (First appearance) (Death)
    • Katsu'ta'ro - (First appearance), (Death)
    • Hiro (First appearance)
  • Lord Tatsu'o (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • George & Rita Tanaka
  • Shizu'ko, Opal's birth mother
  • Several New Yorkers
  • Unnamed Clan Tatsu members
  • Unnamed Clan Yashida ninjas & members
  • Unnamed sumo wrestler




Synopsis for "Family"Edit

Iceman and Opal intend to celebrate her birthday in a restaurant. On their way, she tells him about her recent discovery – that she’s been adopted. In the restaurant, they are suddenly attacked by Japanese cyborgs, who throw Bobby out of the window and kidnap Opal. Iceman learns from Opal’s adoptive parents that her grandfather is a Japanese crimelord and probably behind this abduction. Iceman and Marvel Girl travel to Japan to enlist the help of Mariko Yashida. Opal, in the meantime, has indeed been abducted by her grandfather. As his sole surviving heir, she is to marry one of his five cyborg lieutenants and give him a male heir. Opal, of course, openly rebels. Tatsu’o invites several guests to a sumo wrestling match with one of his lieutenants and Mariko sees this as the prefect chance to strike. When they arrive and Tatsu’o strikes Opal, though, Iceman attacks prematurely and the stadium becomes a war scene. Tatsu’o loses several of his men, but nevertheless manages to flee, along with Opal. Iceman decides to go after them himself.

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

  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit


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

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