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X-Men Vol 2 5


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Quote1 The gentleman assumes the pot is his to win... but I have a literal ace up my sleeve. Quote2
-- Gambit

Appearing in "Blowback"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Unnamed members of the Hand
  • Unnamed goons of Mojo




Synopsis for "Blowback"Edit

Matsu'o Tsurayaba has the Hand reanimate Omega Red, though it kills twenty-five of their operatives. Matsu'o says that he financed Omega Red’s rebirth for one thing, the capture of Wolverine, who Omega Red remembers from his past. Meanwhile at the Xavier institute Moira MacTaggert has nightmares, plagued with feeling guilty for having tried to condition Magneto’s behavior while he was in her care on Muir Island. Moira wakes up screaming and Cyclops, Banshee, and Professor Xavier come to her room to see what’s the matter. Banshee can’t talk from getting his jaw broke so Xavier creates a mind-bridge between the three of them and Moira. Banshee tries to comfort her and talk her out of leaving the mansion, although to no avail because later she calls a taxi and leaves, leaving Banshee behind. Outside, Gambit and Jubilee are winning a non-mutant power game of basketball against Wolverine and Rogue. Wolverine’s team starts to use their mutant powers so Gambit evens the odds using his power to charge the basketball up and throw it at Rogue who goes crashing through one of the windows. Later Gambit and Rogue are leaving on a date when Beast, Jubilee, and Wolverine try to tag along following them. On their bike, Gambit tries to outrun the other three X-Men and doesn’t notice a trap in the road. The Hand and Omega Red capture both him and Rogue, and they cause the jeep of the other three X-Men to explode. Surprisingly they come out of the fire unharmed and start fighting the Hand, but they get taken out by Omega Red’s death spores as well. Shortly before fainting out, Wolverine remembers the smell from his past. The unconscious X-Men are loaded into an ambulance, making it look like an ordinary car accident to any passers by.

  • Wolverine remembers the last time he fought Omega Red alongside Sabretooth and Maverick.
  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

  • No trivia.

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

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