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Issue Details

Issue #45
Published February 2008
Cover Price 2.99 USD; 3.05 CAD
Pages 52
Editing Nick Lowe; Will Panzo (assistant); Daniel Ketchum (assistant); Axel Alonso (executive editor)

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

Characters X-23 [Laura Kinney]; Lady Deathstrike [Yuriko Oyama]
Genre Superhero
Pencils David Finch (signed)
Inks Danny Miki (signed)
Colors Jason Keith

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

Characters Lady Deathstrike [Yuriko Oyama]
Genre Superhero
Pencils Simone Bianchi (signed)
Inks Simone Bianchi (signed)
Colors Simone Peruzzi

1 page New X-Men recap "Previously in Messiah Complex..."

Genre Superhero
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Notes Recap of story-to-date and creator credits.

23 page New X-Men story "Messiah Complex, Chapter Eight"

Characters New X-Men [Elixir [Josh Foley]; Hellion [Julian Keller]; Surge [Noriko Ashida]]; X-Factor [Multiple Man [Jamie Madrox]; M [Monet St. Croix]; Layla Miller; Siryn [Theresa Rourke Cassidy]; Strong Guy [Guido Carosella]]; X-Force [Warpath [James Proudstar]; Wolverine [Logan; James Howlett]; Hepzibah; Wolfsbane [Rahne Sinclair]; X-23 [Laura Kinney]; Caliban (dies)]; Cable [Nathan Summers]; unnamed baby; X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Henry McCoy]; Colossus [Peter Rasputin]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; White Queen [Emma Frost]]; VILLAINS: Lady Deathstrike [Yuriko Oyama] (dies); The Reavers (some die); Predator X
Synopsis A three way melee erupts over the baby! Some want to kill it, some want to save it, and when the dust settles, not everyone is left standing. Meanwhile, Layla Miller and Madrox gather clues while Madrox Prime slips deeper into his coma. [per solicitation]
Genre Superhero
Script Craig Kyle; Chris Yost
Pencils Humberto Ramos
Inks Carlos Cuevas
Colors Edgar Delgado [as Studio F's Edgar Delgado]
Letters Dave Sharpe

1 page X-Men promo (ad from the publisher) "Covers - X-Men #206"

Characters X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Henry McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]]
Genre Superhero
Pencils David Finch; Simone Bianchi
Inks Danny Miki; Simone Bianchi
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Notes Preview of the two covers for X-MEN (Marvel, 2004 series) #206.

1 page Fury's Files text article "Fury's Files [S.H.I.E.L.D. Most Wanted]"

Characters Dr. Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Bullseye; Ultron; Magneto
Synopsis "Discovered in a decommissioned S.H.I.E.L.D. safehouse, a list of little known facts about the S.H.I.E.L.D. Most Wanted that Nick Fury had personally collected to be used or leveraged when necessary."
Genre Superhero; Spy
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1 page Look Who's Talking text article "Look Who's Talking! Comic Book Writer Brian Reed"

Characters Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]
Synopsis Interview with Brian Reed.
Script ? [as Marvel]; Brian Reed
Pencils Lee Weeks
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1 page Questions That Need Answers! text article "Questions That Need Answers! What is Your Most Memorable Comic Convention Experience??"

Characters Peter David (photo); Stan Lee (photo)
Script Marc Guggenheim; Mike Carey; Robert Kirkman; Peter David; Bryan Hitch; C.B. Cebulski; Leinil Yu; Joe Quesada
Pencils ? (photos)
Inks ? (photos)
Colors ? (photos)
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