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Issue Details

Issue #25
Published January 2008
Cover Price 2.99 USD; 3.05 CAD
Pages 52
Editing Nick Lowe; Will Panzo (assistant); Axel Alonso (executive editor)

Cover Details - "Messiah Complex, Chapter Three [Cover A]"

Characters X-Factor [Multiple Man [Jamie Madrox]; Layla Miller]
Genre Superhero
Pencils David Finch (signed)
Inks Danny Miki (signed)
Colors Frank G. D'Armata [signed as fgd]

Cover Details - "Messiah Complex, Chapter Three [Cover B - Variant]"

Characters Wolverine [Logan; James Howlett]
Genre Superhero
Pencils J. Scott Campbell (signed)
Inks Avalon Studios
Colors Edgar Delgado

1 page X-Factor recap "Previously in Messiah Complex..."

Genre Superhero
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Notes Recap of story-to-date.

22 page X-Factor story "Messiah Complex, Chapter Three"

Characters X-Factor [Multiple Man [Jamie Madrox]; Layla Miller; Rictor [Julio Esteban Richter; also as Joaquin Murrieta]; Siryn [Theresa Rourke Cassidy]; Wolfsbane [Rahne Sinclair]]; Forge; X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan; James Howlett]]; New X-Men [Hellion; Mercury [Cessily Kincaid]; Rockslide [Santo Vaccarro]; Surge [Noriko Ashida]; X-23 [Laura Kinney]]; Amelia Voght; VILLAINS: The Purifiers; Taylor
Synopsis X-Factor Investigations joins the search for the missing mutant baby! Rictor infiltrates the Purifiers' church in hopes of learning what they know about the kidnapping, but the secrets he uncovers surpass his wildest nightmares. Meanwhile, Madrox and Layla visit Forge and learn the terrible truth about the future of mutantkind. [per solicitation]
Genre Superhero
Script Peter David
Pencils Scot Eaton
Inks John Dell
Colors Frank D'Armata
Letters Cory Petit
Notes Story continued from THE UNCANNY X-MEN (Marvel, 1981 series) #492 and story continues in NEW X-MEN (Marvel, 2004 series) #44.

Half page Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation text article "U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation"

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1 page Fury's Files text article "Fury's Files"

Characters X-23; Beast [Hank McCoy]; X-men [Silver Age]; X-men [Present]
Synopsis "Discovered in a decommissioned S.H.I.E.L.D. safehouse, a list of little known facts about the X-Men was discovered that Nick Fury personally collected to be used or leveraged when necessary."
Genre Superhero
Pencils Jack Kirby; John Cassaday; David Finch
Notes Small illustrated capsules from the covers to X-Men #1 (1963) and X-Men Messiah Complex #1 (2008) adorn the bottom edge of the page. Additionally there are two small illustrated capsules of Beast and Nyx taken from unknown issues that adorn the right side of the page.

1 page Look Who's Talking text article "Look Who's Talking: Writer Matt Fraction"

Characters Iron Fist [Danny Rand]
Synopsis Interview with writer of IMMORTAL IRON FIST, Matt Fraction.
Script Marvel (interviewer); Matt Fraction (interviewee)
Pencils David Aja
Inks David Aja
Colors Matt Hollingsworth
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Notes Features a portion of the cover to issue #1 of IMMORTAL IRON FIST.

1 page Questions That Need Answers! text article "Questions That Need Answers!"

Characters Wasp; Kitty Pryde; Spider Woman [Jessica Drew]; Luke Cage; Psylocke; Mary Jane Watson; Squirrel Girl; Ms. Marvel; Dead Girl; Galactus; Clea; Mystique; Gambit
Synopsis If you could date a Marvel character, who would it be and why?
Pencils John Cassaday; David Finch; John Romita, Sr.; Bryan Hitch; Frank Cho; Mike Allred; ?
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Notes Fourteen writers and artists answered this question: J. Michael Straczynski, Marc Sumerak, Brian Reed, Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Slott, C.B. Cebulski, Joe Quesada, Frank Cho, Chris Yost, Fred Van Lente, Matt Fraction, Jeff Parker, Craig Kyle and Christian Strain. Additionally, the answers to this question is enhanced by a small illustrated capsule of the Marvel character in question.