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Modern-Age, X-Men: Messiah Complex Vol 1, Messiah Complex, Joe Quesada/Editor-in-Chief, David Finch/Cover Artist, Danny Miki/Cover Artist, Frank D'Armata/Cover Artist, Ed Brubaker/Writer, Marc Silvestri/Penciler, Joe Weems/Inker, Marco Galli/Inker, Sheldon Mitchell/Inker, Frank D'Armata/Colourist, Chris Eliopoulos/Letterer, Nick Lowe/Editor, Emma Frost (Earth-616)/Quotes, X-Men (Earth-616)/Appearances, Kurt Wagner (Earth-616)/Appearances, Warren Worthington III (Earth-616)/Appearances, Scott Summers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Emma Frost (Earth-616)/Appearances, James Howlett (Earth-616)/Appearances, Charles Xavier (Earth-616)/Appearances, Henry McCoy (Earth-616)/Appearances, New X-Men (Earth-616)/Appearances, Santo Vaccarro (Earth-616)/Appearances, Victor Borkowski (Earth-616)/Appearances, Laura Kinney (Earth-616)/Appearances, Marauders (Earth-616)/Appearances, Michael Baer (Earth-616)/Appearances, Prism (Robbie) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Remy LeBeau (Earth-616)/Appearances, Regan Wyngarde (Earth-616)/Appearances, Shiro Yoshida (Earth-616)/Appearances, John Greycrow (Earth-616)/Appearances, Karima Shapandar (Earth-616)/Appearances, Malice (Marauders) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Purifiers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Predator X/Appearances, Sentinel Squad O*N*E (Earth-616)/Appearances, United States of America/Appearances, Alaska/Appearances, Cooperstown/Appearances, New York State/Appearances, Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters/Appearances, Cyclops' Visor/Appearances, Cerebra (Mutant Detector)/Appearances, X-Men Blackbird/Appearances

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Quote1 This wasn't a teenage manifestation...this was a mutant birth. Quote2
-- Emma Frost

Appearing in "Messiah Complex: Chapter One"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Sentinel
  • Various mutant students
  • Cooperstown citizens
    • Marlene's mother
    • Marlene (Corpse)




Synopsis for "Messiah Complex: Chapter One"Edit

X-Men Messiah Complex Vol 1 1 page --

At the Xavier Institute, Professor Xavier futilely uses Cerebra with Beast at his side. Lately, he has found no signs of hope concerning the dwindling mutant population. Then suddenly, Cerebra's systems are blown out, causing pain amongst the telepaths and startling everyone in the mansion. The first new mutant birth since M-Day causes panic and excitement among the mutants. Professor X assembles a field team to investigate the situation, as Beast works on getting Cerebra back online. The group travel to Cooperstown, Alaska to find the entire town burning to the ground. The area is like a war-zone, and the X-Men immediately spread out to help any survivors. They conclude that a battled had ensued, following the massacre of the townspeople. The X-Men notice the dead bodies of Blockbuster and Prism on the ground, and a short while later they also find dead Purifiers. A distraught woman, holding her daughter’s smoldering corpse, steps out from the distance. Emma calms her down and then enters her mind to see past events unfold. She witnesses the girl’s death at the hands of the Purifiers, and the arrival of the Marauders. Emma sends Angel to the wreckage of a nearby hospital, where he discovers that the Purifiers had killed all the babies in case one was a mutant. Birth records provide evidence to suggest that the newborn mutant was not killed in the conflict. Either Sinister's Marauders have the baby, or the Purifiers do. Meanwhile, the creature known as Predator X has picked up the scent of the new arrival. It hungers for the mutant baby and is traveling at great distances in search for it.

  • This issue is the first Chapter in the X-Men Messiah Complex Event
  • The core group of Marauders have been cloned numerous times.
  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for info.[1]

  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit

X-Men: Messiah Complex
Part I: X-Men - Messiah Complex Part II: Uncanny X-Men #492 Part III: X-Factor #25 Part IV: New X-Men #44 Part V: X-Men #205
Part VI: Uncanny X-Men #493 Part VII: X-Factor #26 Part VIII: New X-Men #45 Part IX: X-Men #206 Part X: Uncanny X-Men #494
Part XI: X-Factor #27 Part XII: New X-Men #46 Part XIII: X-Men #207

  • None.


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

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