Reese, Cole & Macon - Knights of Hellfire

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Reese, Cole & Macon - Knights of Hellfire

Post by JephYork » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:05 pm

Murray Reese, Wade Cole and Angelo Macon used to be Hellfire Club mercenaries, but Wolvie cut them up in UX #133 and they were rebuilt as cyborgs.

Their first and last names were revealed in scattershot fashion in UX #133, 205 and MGN #4, but none of these issues gave anyone's *full* name -- at this point we had six single names floating around, but no indication which were first and last names or which one went with what.

Where were their full names definitively established?

(They are listed ONLY by their last names in both the Deluxe Edition and Master Edition handbooks. (Reavers entries.) Uncannyxmen.net has their full names listed in entries that were last updated in 2005.)

Also, the term "Knights of Hellfire" was used to describe the Hellfire Club's mercenaries on the cover of UX #129. Where was it first used *in-story*?

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Re: Reese, Cole & Macon - Knights of Hellfire

Post by oenglish » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:30 am

While I don't know where (if ever) they're first established in-story, those names are used in the 2003 Marvel Encyclopedia: X-Men (page 122), at least.

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Re: Reese, Cole & Macon - Knights of Hellfire

Post by GodRob » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:46 am

They're listed by their full names in the Official Marvel Index to the X-Men published in 1994. I couldn't find any in-comic reference to any of these full names prior to that year, so it's probably from some other source. Another index, handbook, collectors cards, action figures, maybe even from a video game.

I do know that they're only listed by their last names in the X-Men Campaign set for the Marvel RPG published in 1990, a possible clue that they were named between 1990 and 1994.

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Re: Reese, Cole & Macon - Knights of Hellfire

Post by JephYork » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:08 pm

Thanks, GodRob!

Does anyone know the answer to my "Knights of Hellfire" query? I could have sworn that Nimrod used the term in UX #207-209, but it turns out that he says "Lords of Hellfire," referring to the Lords Cardinal.

Is it possible that this term is NEVER used in-story?

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Re: Reese, Cole & Macon - Knights of Hellfire

Post by GodRob » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:53 pm

I had thought the name "Knights of Hellfire" refered to the armored hellfire goons from Uncanny X-men 129 and Marvel Graphic Novel 4. Not sure of any other appearances, if any.

In MGN 4, I'm referring to the armored soldiers that attack Danielle Moonstar and her grandfather, not the four bionic soldiers that kidnap Sunspot.

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