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New X-Men [Academy X] #1-6

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NEW X-MEN [ACADEMY X] #1
Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir
Art: Randy Green
"Here is the House: Choosing Sides 1 of 6"

Cast:
New Mutants:
  • ELIXIR/JOSHUA FOLEY
  • PRODIGY IV/DAVID ALLEYNE
  • SURGE IV/NORIKO ASHIDA
  • WALLFLOWER/LAURIE COLLINS
  • WIND DANCER/SOFIA MANTEGA
Staff/X-Men:
  • CYCLOPS/SCOTT SUMMERS
  • WHITE QUEEN/EMMA FROST
Other students:
  • DRYAD/CALLIE BETTO
  • ICARUS/JOSHUA "JAY" GUTHRIE
  • QUILL/MAXWELL JORDAN
  • DUST/SOORAYA QADIR-BTS
Other:
  • DEPAULA, LUNA
Summary:

pg1-5 + 6:1:1
"Outside Salem Center, NY; One hour north of NYC" [Sign: Xavier Insitute for Higher Learning]
App: Cyclops, White Queen, Quill, Dryad, Icarus, numerous no-names

Cyclops introduces himself and Emma Frost to a group of new students, along with the concept of the X-Men and school. He starts to take attendance, starting with a Noriko Ashida...

pg6:1-7:4
[Grind Stone, Salem Center]
App: Surge, Luna dePaula

...who's at work, a 15 minute walk away. When Luna points out she's late for orientation, she moans she doesn't need it, and needs to be prompted again to go. She zips back at super-speed...

pg7:5-10:6
[Xavier Institute]
App: Surge, Cyclops, White Queen, Quill, Dryad, Icarus, numerous no-names

...and arrives, "barely late, really", catching her right gauntlet on the Phoenix memorial as she arrives. Cyclops ticks her off, then goes off to prepare for an assembly "on Monday", while Frost runs the tour (with Nori periodically sniping, and Icarus warning her not to push Frost).

As they enter the Danger Room, Nori catches her gauntlet again, and a bit falls off. Not realising where the noise came from, Nori quips that the place is falling apart, and Frost snaps at her over her "clever comments" (oh the hypocrisy...)

pg11:1-11:4
"Cyclops' office"
App: Cyclops

Cyclops reviews David Alleyne's file

pg11:5-13:5
[Corridor->Surge's room]
App: Surge, Prodigy, Dust-BTS

David's waiting for Nori when she gets back from the tour, to see how she got on. She's uncomfortable at being "checked up" on, but they go in. Inside, they find luggage from a new roommate, much to Nori's annoyance, and David has to stop her from looking through it. She decides to listen to some music, but drains a CD player as soon as she charges it up. Giving up, David convinces her to go with him to meet Josh, Sofia and Laurie.

pg14:1-14:2
[Cyclops' office]
App: Cyclops

Cyclops reviews Sofia Mantega's file.

pg14:3-14:5, 15:2-15:4, 15:6-17:4
[Cafeteria]
App: Surge, Prodigy, Wind Dancer, Wallflower, Elixir, Quill, Cyclops, White Queen-VO, numerous no-names
[NB: pg15:1 and 15:5 are quick shots of Wallflower and Elixir's files with no accompanying Cyclops shot]

Sofia and Nori compare the time they've spent in the USA, and the others make small talk until the lights go out. Nori worries she caused it, and finally notices that a regulator knob is missing from one of her gauntlets. Frost teeps them all to tell them to stay calm.

Nori recalls the noise she heard in the Danger Room, and realises that was her gauntlet - and doesn't want to let Frost know, after the events of the morning, but they need a faculty keycard to get into the Danger Room. Josh suggests David find out where one is, but David says he would need to get it off someone who memorises where they keep one... just as Cyclops walks in.

pg18
[Corridor->Cyclops' office]
App: Wind Dancer, Surge, Prodigy, Wallflower, Elixir

They sneak into Cyclops' room and steal the keycard, as David notices something on Cyclops' PC.

pg19-23
"Moments Later..." [Danger Room]
App: Wind Dancer, Surge, Prodigy, Wallflower, Elixir

As they make it to the Danger Room, Nori overloads to the point she has to release - which activates a Sentinel program, until Sofia flies up to turn it off. That done, they find the missing bit from Nori's gauntlet.

pg24:1, 24:3, 24:5
[Cyclops' office]
App: Cyclops

Cyclops reviews Noriko's file, and decides whether to reassign her.

pg24:2, 24:4, 24:6
[Danger Room]
App: Wind Dancer, Surge, Prodigy, Wallflower, Elixir

David brings up that he saw that the students were going to be assigned into squads at Monday's assembly, and thinks they're going to be broken up.

Notes:

Dust's actions (leaving her suitcase on the bed) have an impact on Nori and David's actions, hence the BTS for her.

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NEW X-MEN [ACADEMY X] #2
Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir
Art: Randy Green
"Assembly: Choosing Sides 2 of 6"

Cast:

Other characters:
New Mutants:
  • ELIXIR/JOSHUA FOLEY
  • PRODIGY IV/DAVID ALLEYNE
  • SURGE IV/NORIKO ASHIDA
  • WALLFLOWER/LAURIE COLLINS
  • WIND DANCER/SOFIA MANTEGA
Hellions
  • DUST/SOORAYA QADIR (add surname)
  • HELLION/JULIAN KELLER
  • ICARUS/JOSHUA "JAY" GUTHRIE
  • MERCURY IV/CESSILY KINCAID
  • ROCKSLIDE/SANTO VACCARRO
  • TAG/BRIAN CRUZ-OP?
Staff/X-Men:
  • CYCLOPS/SCOTT SUMMERS
  • ICEMAN/ROBERT DRAKE
  • MIRAGE II/DANIELLE MOONSTAR
  • WHITE QUEEN/EMMA FROST
Other students:
  • DRYAD/CALLIE BETTO
  • QUILL/MAXWELL JORDAN
pg1-4
[Danger Room->Corridor->Moonstar's office]
App: Wind Dancer, Surge, Prodigy, Wallflower, Elixir, Hellion, Dani Moonstar

The others are shocked, but distracted by Hellion showing up to argue with them, which he stops only because Sofia "asks nicely". Surge also takes her leave, and the other four go to ask Dani about being split up - but Moonstar's busy on the phone (looking for Kevin Ford) and blows them off.

pg5-8
"Noriko's room"[->Corridor]
App: Surge, Dust, Cyclops

Surge is putting up a poster in her room when Dust, her new roommate, arrives. Noriko takes an instant dislike to her for wearing a burqua and, after a brief argument, storms out.

Outside, Cyclops is on his way to see her, and she takes the opportunity to complain about his giving her a "religious nut" for a roommate, but he's dismissive ("you'll deal with it") and actually came to get his keycard back over their Danger Room escapade ("there are cameras inside"). He lets her (and the others) off for the thiefery over how they performed, but tells her she'll have to get her gauntlets fixed properly. She complains about them, but he convinces her to stick with themm.

pg9
[Prodigy & Elixir's room]

David's complaining that he didn't want to go to the school to be an X-Man, and that he's going to leave, but Josh says that he couldn't face Dani and her he was quitting ("You've got such a major crush on her.") He claims he will.

pg10-15
"The Next Morning" [Institute grounds]
App: Hellion, Icarus, Mercury, Rockslide, Prodigy, Elixir, Wind Dancer, Wallflower, Iceman

Hellion goes up to Jay Guthrie and tells him that Emma Frost's going to be his adviser, and they should hang out, and drags him along to play four-on-four basketball against Josh Foley & co. Jay demurrs, and Laurie also sits out. A failed attempt at a "no powers" game leads Iceman to intervene as ref, and the Hellions ultimately win after Cessily slithers under Josh.

pg16-17
"Soon after" [Moonstar's office]
App: Wind Dancer, Surge, Prodigy, Wallflower, Elixir, Dani Moonstar

They head to Moonstar's room, where Surge is already sitting, and Dani says she'd sent for them anyway. David asks if they're being split into squads, and she says they're being put in a squad, but not split up. David says he didn't come to be an X-Man, and starts saying he'll quit... but gets cut off by Dani asking if he trusts her. He says yes, she says everything will be fine if he waits until the assembly, and he backs right off (leading to teasing from Josh).

She then gives them their new yellow & white costumes, and says they can customise them. as they wish.

pg18-23
"Monday morning" [Institute courtyard]
App: Cyclops, White Queen, Wind Dancer, Surge, Prodigy, Wallflower, Elixir, Dani Moonstar, Quill, Dryad, Hellion, Mercury, Rockslide, Icarus, Dust, Tag-OP?

Cyclops introduces the squad structure to the students - they'll be put into six-member squads, with costumes & codenames, and be given "advanced combat training". He introduces his squad as the Corsairs, Frost introduces the Hellions, and then Moonstar makes a speech before introducing her squad as the New Mutants.


Notes:
The Tag-OP? comes from a cock-up at the assembly where Green simply forgot to draw him. He's meant to be there, and he's listed by Frost as if he's there, but he's not visible at any point. Consquently, when the scene more or less continues into #3 (drawn by a different artist), he appears from nowhere.

Only four Corsairs are seen, despite Cyclops claiming all the squads will have six members - Quill, Dryad, and two others (a black-haired student and someone in a pressure suit) who are never seen again. In the "official" lineup seen later, the unnamed pair are replaced by Specter and the Stepford Cuckoos.

Goofs:
Nori's clothes change colour three times in three pages between pgs 6 and 8.

At no point in issues 1 or 2 does Randy Green get Emma Frost's costume right.

The New Mutants' costumes change in various ways between the double-page spread introducing them in costume and the very next page (Prodigy sprouts gloves and Wallflower loses her custom boots, to pick two points).
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NEW X-MEN [ACADEMY X] #3
Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir
Art: Staz Johnson
"Grudges: Choosing Sides 3 of 6"

Cast:
New Mutants:
  • ELIXIR/JOSHUA FOLEY
  • PRODIGY IV/DAVID ALLEYNE
  • SURGE IV/NORIKO ASHIDA
  • WALLFLOWER/LAURIE COLLINS
  • WIND DANCER/SOFIA MANTEGA
  • WITHER/KEVIN FORD
Hellions
  • DUST/SOORAYA QADIR (add surname)
  • HELLION/JULIAN KELLER
  • ICARUS/JOSHUA "JAY" GUTHRIE
  • MERCURY IV/CESSILY KINCAID
  • ROCKSLIDE/SANTO VACCARRO
  • TAG/BRIAN CRUZ
Staff/X-Men:
  • BISHOP/LUCAS BISHOP
  • CYCLOPS/SCOTT SUMMERS
  • GAMBIT/REMY LEBEAU
  • MIRAGE II/DANIELLE MOONSTAR
  • NIGHTCRAWLER/KURT WAGNER
  • WHITE QUEEN/EMMA FROST
  • WOLFSBANE/RAHNE SINCLAIR
  • LOCKHEED-BTS
Summary:
pg1-7
"The Xavier Institute for Higher Learning"
App: Prodigy, Elixir, Wallflower, Surge, Wind Dancer, Hellion, Rockslide, Mercury, Icarus, Tag, Dust, Dani Moonstar, White Queen, Cyclops, Wolfsbane, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Bishop (miscoloured).

Shortly after the assembly breaks up, the Hellions and New Mutants are in the Mansion grounds, arguing, and Icarus walks off in disgust.

Indoors, things aren't much different between Moonstar and Frost, and after Wolfsbane transforms and starts to get involved, Cyclops intervenes and takes Emma's side, dressing down the ex-New Mutants. He then spots what's happening outside, and runs out to deal with that, "volunteering" the teams for the first field day exercise.

On the steps of the Mansion, Frost and Moonstar watch this, and Frost notes the New Mutants are one member short. Moonstar notes that she has someone in mind... but needs Cerebra to track him down, and needs a telepath's help to use it. Frost takes a moment to gloat about Dani asking her for help.

pg8-9
[Institute garage]
App: Elixir, Wolfsbane

Wolfsbane tries to break off with Elixir, since she's a teacher now.

pg10-11
[Cerebra]
App: Dani Moonstar, White Queen

In the Big Round Room, Moonstar asks Frost to look for Kevin Ford. After various flashbacks, including Moonstar using her powers on him to stop his attack on Donald Pierce and causing him to leave the school, they both head to Staten Island to get him.

pg12-16
[Staten Island, New York]
App: Wither, Dani Moonstar, White Queen, (unnamed guy)

Frost and Moonstar find him, and after Dani fails to convince him to go back to the Institute, Frost tries and convinces him to do so by playing against Moonstar. They walk off and leave Dani behind.

pg17-19
"The Xavier Institute, Later..."
App: Wither, Dani Moonstar, Wind Dancer, Surge, Prodigy, Wallflower, Elixir

Kevin agrees to join Dani's squad after hearing that Laurie, Sofia and David are on it. They're pleased to see him, but ex-Reaver Elixir's presence brings sparks. Dani gets between them and asks Kevin for a codename, and he replies "Wither". She then tries to get David to be the squad leader, but he refuses, Surge doesn't want it, Dani vetoes Laurie's suggestion of Josh, and Sofia volunteers and is ultimately chosen.

pg20-23
"The next morning..."
App: Wind Dancer, Surge, Prodigy, Wallflower, Elixir, Wither, Hellion, Rockslide, Mercury, Icarus, Tag, Dust, Dani Moonstar, White Queen, Cyclops, Lockheed-BTS

On the first Field Day, the New Mutants and Hellions are tasked with locating and finding an object (Lockheed, as we find out the following issue, which is why I list a BTS). Sofia's instantly irritable at the chance of leading "the first losing squad" and sends Surge to search the whole Mansion for clues. Meanwhile, Mercury hides under the table where Moonstar, Cyclops and Frost are discussing the location (the middle of the hedge maze) and is told she's out of the game "captured" - but Icarus sees her pointing and flies off. Surge finds out too, but is completely spent and has to rest. They head for it, and Sofia literally runs right into Rockslide.

Flashbacks
NX 3 (10:2)-FB, before NM2 3:
WITHER/KEVIN FORD
FORD, TREVOR

Wither actually killing his dad. New material.

NX 3 (10:3)-FB, between NM2 3 and NM2 5
WITHER/KEVIN FORD

Wither standing around. Pretty generic.

NX 3 (11:1)-FB, during NM2 6
WITHER/KEVIN FORD
PIERCE, DONALD

Wither decaying Donald Pierce, and seeing Laurie after Moonstar zapped him. No real new info.

Notes:
Despite the different artist, Frost's costume is wrong again (a hybrid of her Morrison and ReLoad costumes, which continues into next issue), while Prodigy's coat disappears between issues.

Gambit, Nightcrawler and Bishop are just background. Gambit's just standing around with his bo staff over one shoulder in one panel - no blindfold or any other sign if he's blind or not - and Bishop is so small/miscoloured that he's only just
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NEW X-MEN [ACADEMY X] #4
Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir
Art: Staz Johnson & Scott Koblish
"Field Day: Choosing Sides 4 of 6"

Cast:
New Mutants:
  • ELIXIR/JOSHUA FOLEY
  • PRODIGY IV/DAVID ALLEYNE
  • SURGE IV/NORIKO ASHIDA
  • WALLFLOWER/LAURIE COLLINS
  • WIND DANCER/SOFIA MANTEGA
  • WITHER/KEVIN FORD
Hellions
  • DUST/SOORAYA QADIR (add surname)
  • HELLION/JULIAN KELLER
  • ICARUS/JOSHUA "JAY" GUTHRIE
  • MERCURY IV/CESSILY KINCAID
  • ROCKSLIDE/SANTO VACCARRO
  • TAG/BRIAN CRUZ
Staff/X-Men:
  • CYCLOPS/SCOTT SUMMERS
  • KARMA/XI'AN COY MANH
  • LOCKHEED
  • MIRAGE II/DANIELLE MOONSTAR
  • WHITE QUEEN/EMMA FROST
  • WOLFSBANE/RAHNE SINCLAIR
Other students:
  • ANOLE/VICTOR BORKOWSKI[/b]
  • QUILL/MAXWELL JORDAN
Other:
  • PIERCE, JUSTIN[/b]
Summary:
pg1-7
"The Xavier Institute for Higher Learning"
App: Wallflower, Wind Dancer, Elixir, Prodigy, Surge, Wither, Rockslide, Hellion, Icarus, Tag, Dust, Dani Moonstar, White Queen, Cyclops, Lockheed

Cyclops, Frost and Moonstar watch proceedings on monitors, while Wind Dancer flies over and straight into Hellion's TK wall, where she gets distracted.

Nearer the ground, Icarus heads for the middle while the NMs are stuck. After pushing by Elixir, Prodigy comes up with the idea for Wither to burn his way to the middle, before Tag hits him with a whammy that forces the others to run away. He runs after the weakened Surge, while the others get far enough away that they can start heading for the middle.

There, they find Lockheed blasting fire at Icarus.

pg8:1-8:2
[Sky]
App: Hellion, Wind Dancer
In the sky, Hellion tells Sofia that her team have lost because she had no strategy, and she should join him. Her head goes down because she lost.

pg:8:3-8:5
[Outside the maze]
App: Prodigy, Surge

Noriko finally collapses from lack of energy, and is caught by David.

pg9-10
[Hedge maze]
App: Elixir, Wither, Wallflower, Lockheed, Icarus

Back in the middle of the hedge maze, Wither leaps for Lockheed, and Elixir tackles him before he kills the dragon. Icarus then charms LH with his song and wins the task.

pg11-14
[Later, once the groups are back together]
App: Dust, Rockslide, Hellion, Tag, Icarus, Lockheed, Wither, Elixir, Prodigy, Surge, Cyclops, White Queen, Danielle Moonstar, Mercury, Wallflower, Winddancer

Cyclops declares the Hellions the winners, but Prodigy objects that Tag's power use on him counted as "offensive", while he counters that it "prevents fighting". Cyclops & co confer, and while they do, Elixir turns on Sofia, blaming her for the loss; while Wither claims he should just have let him kill Lockheed. Elixir keeps up, saying that Prodigy should be leading, and Surge agrees, but David says he's standing by Sofia.

Cyclops comes out and declares that the result stands, and Elixir storms off.

pg15:1, 15:3, 15:5
[Sofia & Laurie's room]
App: Wind Dancer, Wallflower

Laurie walks in on Sofia sitting with her head in her hands, depressed about losing and what was said. Laurie claims she'll talk to Josh and "fix" it.

pg15:2, 15:4, 15:6
[Nori & Sooraya's room]
App: Surge, Dust

Dust is sitting reading as Surge walks in. Her attempt to talk to Surge isn't well recieved.

pg16-19
[Institute workshop->outside]
App: Wither, Mercury, Wallflower, Elixir, Anole, Wolfsbane

Mercury finds Wither in a workshop and starts talking to him, and shows she can touch him - but sees him looking at Laurie and realises she's not the one he wants to touch.

Elixir's playing basketball with Anole, as Laurie tries to pull together the courage to talk to him. Josh spots Rahne coming out the building, and wants to talk to her, but she says she'll only do it as a teacher. He then spots Laurie and asks her on a date, leading Rahne to look annoyed and Kevin and Cessily to look sad.

pg20:1-20:3
[Cyclops' office]
App: Cyclops, Anole, White Queen-VO

Frost telepathically calls Cyclops to let him know dinner's being served in the cafeteria. As he leaves his office, Anole runs up to tell him that "some guy from the FBI" is there to see him.

pg20:4-22:5
App: Elixir, Wallflower, Wind Dancer, Prodigy, Quill, Wither, Mercury, Hellion, Tag, Rockslide, Dani Moonstar, Wolfsbane, Karma, White Queen, Cyclops, Justin Pierce, (random students)

Elixir tells Sofia & David that he & Laurie are going to Salem Center for dinner. Cessily takes Kevin to the Hellions' table, and Hellion agrees after "Cess" says she "kind of like[s] him".

Sofia's upset that all the other tables have a squad, and there's only her and David at the NM table. He's "worried about Kevin", but the others are on a date and working, respectively, and he tells her she's being too emotional. She says she's too emotional about everything, and it makes her a terrible leader.

At another table, Dani's angry at Kevin for not spending time with his squadmates. Frost stops by to tell her it's because Laurie left on a date, and it's all Dani's fault. Cyclops then comes in with Justin Pierce, who's there to arrest Wither.

Notes:
Two face-into-hard object moments in two minutes for Sofia? Ow.

I at least PRESUME that's Karma on 22:1 from the context, since it's a black-haired female sitting with Dani & Rahne - it doesn't look much like her, but it doesn't look like anyone in particular either, and

Anole isn't called by his codename this issue, but I'm using it since he should have chronologically recieved it before this point.
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NEW X-MEN [ACADEMY X] #5
Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir
Art: Michael Ryan
"Above the Law: Choosing Sides 5 of 6"

Cast:
New Mutants:
  • ELIXIR/JOSHUA FOLEY
  • PRODIGY IV/DAVID ALLEYNE
  • SURGE IV/NORIKO ASHIDA
  • WALLFLOWER/LAURIE COLLINS
  • WIND DANCER/SOFIA MANTEGA
  • WITHER/KEVIN FORD
Hellions
  • DUST/SOORAYA QADIR (add surname)
  • HELLION/JULIAN KELLER
  • ICARUS/JOSHUA "JAY" GUTHRIE
  • MERCURY IV/CESSILY KINCAID
  • ROCKSLIDE/SANTO VACCARRO
  • TAG/BRIAN CRUZ
Staff/X-Men:
  • CYCLOPS/SCOTT SUMMERS
  • KARMA/XI'AN COY MANH
  • MIRAGE II/DANIELLE MOONSTAR
  • WHITE QUEEN/EMMA FROST
  • WOLFSBANE/RAHNE SINCLAIR
Other students:
  • ANOLE/VICTOR BORKOWSKI (15:5; last NX 4)
  • D.J./MARK SHEPPARD (15:4, 17:1; first appearance)
  • DRYAD/CALLIE BETTO (17:1; last NX 2)
  • LOA/ALANI RYAN (15:2; first appearance)
  • MATCH/BEN HAMMIL (18:1, last NM2 8)
  • PIXIE/MEGAN GYWNN (15:4, 17:1; first appearance)
  • SPECTER/DALLAS GIBSON (18:4, last NM2 10)
  • TRANCE/HOPE ABBOTT (15:2, first appearance)
Other:
  • PIERCE, JUSTIN[/b]
Summary:
pg1-2
"The Xavier Institute, Evening..."
App: Icarus, Dust, (anonymous FBI men)

Icarus flies around the Institute until he spots Dust and stops for a slightly awkward chat with her. He then takes off again and sees a load of Men in Black, including cars, stationed outside the Mansion gates.

pg3-5
[Cyclops' office]
App: Wither, Dani Moonstar, Justin Pierce, Cyclops, White Queen

Wither refuses to answer any questions, and Frost is openly supportive of this stance and hostile towards Justin Pierce, in opposition to Cyclops. Pierce correctly guesses the circumstances of the death of Wither's father, but Frost refuses to allow him to arrest Wither, and Moonstar reluctantly concurs.

pg6-7
"In Salem Center..."
App: Elixir, Wallflower, Wolfsbane, lots of anons..

Elixir nearly gets in a fight with some anti-mutant thugs who don't realise Laurie's a mutant, but Wolfsbane - there to bring them back in light of the news about Wither - scares them off.

pg8-9
"Elsewhere in Salem Center..." [The Grind Stone]
App: Surge, Dani Moonstar, Justin Pierce, (extras)

Dani goes to the Grind Stone for coffee, and is served by Surge. Justin Pierce joins her, and tries to convince her that no court would send Wither to jail, but legal procedures need to be followed. Moonstar notes that her relationship with Wither is tenuous and he probably wouldn't listen, but Pierce says that if he doesn't come voluntarily, he'd need to bring an arrest warrent and make things worse for everyone. As he says this, Surge sneaks off in the background.

pg10-14
[Xavier Institute grounds]
App: Wind Dancer, Prodigy, Elixir, Wallflower, Wither, Surge, Justin Pierce, Dani Moonstar, (anonymous FBI men)

The New Mutants try to sneak Wither out of the Institute, including a reluctant Prodigy, but Kevin & Sofia get caught by Justin Pierce. Dani, running in, gives a cockeyed explanation for what they're doing, and angrily takes them back inside the gates to give them - and the other four - a dressing-down. Sofia shouts back that Kevin's their responsibility, then storms off when David calls her "overly emotional".

pg15
"The Next Morning..." (Montage)
App: Wither, Loa (15:2), Trance (15:2), Karma (15:3), D.J. (15:4), Pixie (15:4), Anole (15:5)

Students' comments follow Wither around throughout the day.

pg16-18
[Cafeteria]
App: Elixir, Wallflower, Wither, Dryad (16:1, 17:1), Wind Dancer, Mercury, Hellion, Rockslide, Tag, Prodigy, Surge, D.J. (17:1), Pixie (17:1), Icarus, Match, Specter

He sits at a table by himself in the cafeteria, leading Hellion to make a very-Magneto-like speech in Kevin's favour.

pg19
[Moonstar's office]
App: Wither, Dani Moonstar

Moonstar's talked to Cyclops and tells Kevin that they can't "put [them]selves outside society and its laws". He says he hates her.

pg20
[Institute Courtyard]
App: Mercury, Hellion, Wither, Justin Pierce, Dani Moonstar, Cyclops, White Queen, Wind Dancer, Wallflower

Pierce walks off with a handcuffed Wither, as various cast members look on.

pg21-23
[Hellion's room->corridor]
App: Icarus, Mercury, Dust, Hellion, Rockslide, Tag, Wind Dancer

Hellion decides to "take Kevin back from the FBI. By force", and all but Icarus follow him. After Jay walks off, he goes to recruit Sofia, who agrees to join them.

Notes:
Through yet another artist, Emma Frost is wearing the wrong costume. At least it's consistently wrong across the arc, I suppose.

Quite a few background students, including Pixie, make their first appearances in the crowd scenes this issue.

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NEW X-MEN [ACADEMY X] #6
Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir
Art: Michael Ryan
"Battle Lines - Choosing Sides: Conclusion"

Cast:
New Mutants:
  • ELIXIR/JOSHUA FOLEY
  • PRODIGY IV/DAVID ALLEYNE
  • SURGE IV/NORIKO ASHIDA
  • WALLFLOWER/LAURIE COLLINS
  • WIND DANCER/SOFIA MANTEGA
  • WITHER/KEVIN FORD
Hellions
  • DUST/SOORAYA QADIR (add surname)
  • HELLION/JULIAN KELLER
  • ICARUS/JOSHUA "JAY" GUTHRIE
  • MERCURY IV/CESSILY KINCAID
  • ROCKSLIDE/SANTO VACCARRO
  • TAG/BRIAN CRUZ
Staff/X-Men:
  • CYCLOPS/SCOTT SUMMERS
  • MIRAGE II/DANIELLE MOONSTAR
  • WHITE QUEEN/EMMA FROST
  • WOLFSBANE/RAHNE SINCLAIR
Other:
  • PIERCE, JUSTIN[/b]
  • WHEDON, EVANGELINE[/b] (last XX 46?)
Summary:
pg1-4 + 5:1:1
"The Xavier Institute for Higher Learning"
App: Surge, Icarus, Wallflower, Prodigy, Elixir

Surge walks into her room and, happy not to see Dust, picks out a CD. However, there's a knock at the "third floor" window - Icarus has come to tell her about "trouble which could bring the whole school down."

Having found the other New Mutants (bar Sofia, of course), Icarus finds Laurie out by the water, and calls the rest over. He tells them about Hellion's plan, and while she says "good", the others realise the trouble it would bring. Surge decides to go and get them, but David stops her, and says they should bring Sofia in. Icarus tells them exactly why they can't.

pg5
[In flight]
App: Wind Dancer, Hellion, Mercury, Dust, Tag, Rockslide

The Hellions, including Sofia, fly off to get Wither.

pg6
[Institute grounds]
App: Wolfsbane, Elixir

Elixir tells Wolfsbane, and asks her to come and help stop the Hellions. She refuses, and he asks her to keep it a secret.

pg7-9
"Salem Center Station, Metro North Line"
App: Justin Pierce, Wither, Mercury, Hellion, Wind Dancer, Tag, Rockslide, Dust, Surge, Icarus, Prodigy, Elixir, Wallflower

Agent Pierce takes the handcuffs off Kevin in the deserted station (barring two other FBI agents), and tries to give him a pep talk. He cuts him off and asks to go to the toilet - where he finds only tiny windows, much to his chargin. Mercury then pours through one of them and tells him they're there to "bust him out".

She goes back outside and tells the Hellions he's "alone in there", but just as Hellion prepares to knock the wall down, the New Mutants show up. They prepare to fight, much to Sofia's horror.

pg10
"Xavier's"
App: Dani Moonstar, White Queen, Cyclops, Wolfsbane

Dani "just got off the phone to Evangaline Whedon", who thinks she can get the charges dismissed with Pierce's co-operation. Frost still isn't happy, but they're interrupted by Wolfsbane.

pg11-15
[Outside Salem Center station]
App: Hellion, Rockslide, Elixir, Wallflower, Prodigy, Wind Dancer, Tag, Icarus, Dust, Surge, Mercury,

The New Mutants and Hellions (with Wind Dancer and Icarus on the "wrong" sides) start to fight. As Sofia blows a gale at David, he manages to talk her down, and she says he has to lead them. Sofia then blows Dust away, Surge zaps Mercury, Laurie makes Rockslide cry, and Icarus drops Tag in a tree, then knocks out Hellion.

pg16
[SCS]
App: Justin Pierce, Dani Moonstar, Wither, (anonymous FBI men)

The FBI men hear the wind outside. Pierce sends the other two to check on Wither, while he goes to check outside, but Dani runs in to distract him, and the FBI men take Wither out of the bathroom.

pg17
[Outside]
App: Prodigy, Elixir, White Queen, Cyclops, Wolfsbane, Tag, Hellion, Rockslide, Mercury, Wind Dancer, Surge, Wallflower, Icarus

With the fight over, Cyclops, Frost and Wolfbane show up to angrily take everyone back to the campus.

pg18
"The Xavier Insitute campus"
App: Surge, Dust

Surge goes out to look for Dust with a burqa, at Icarus' prompting ("he also figured it was better if a girl brought it"), and finds her hiding naked behind a tree, after she was blown away by Sofia. Apparently, the New Mutants are getting detention, but the Hellions "are getting big-time punishment".

pg19-20
"Criminal Courts Building, Atlanta, Georgia; Two Weeks Later"
App: Evangaline Whedon, Dani Moonstar, White Queen, Wither, (judge, extra)

With Pierce not opposing the motion, the charges against Wither are dismissed. Frost is pleased to be proven wrong, but Wither walks away with her silently. Pierce then asks Dani on a date, and she accepts, surprised.

pg21
[Cyclops' office]
App: White Queen, Dani Moonstar, Wither, Icarus, Cyclops

Wither and Icarus swap squads.

pg22
[Outside the Danger Room]
App: Prodigy, Wind Dancer, Wallflower, Icarus, Elixir, Surge

With detention over, David still doesn't want to lead the team alone, but agrees to co-lead it with Sofia. She agrees.

pg23
"Epilogue"
App: Elixir, Wolfsbane

Wolfsbane's still protesting she can't be in a relationship with Josh - but when he snogs her, she snogs back.

Listings:
Since the relative placement of this whole period is being argued over in the "X-Men Reload chronologies ... yes, THIS again." thread, just these issues for now:

ELIXIR/JOSHUA FOLEY
[...]
NM2 13
NX 1
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

PRODIGY IV/DAVID ALLEYNE
[...]
NM2 13
NX 1
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]


*SURGE IV/NORIKO ASHIDA
[...]
NM2 13
NX 1
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

WALLFLOWER/LAURIE COLLINS
[...]
NM2 13
NX 1
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

WIND DANCER/SOFIA MANTEGA
[...]
NM2 13
NX 1
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

ICARUS/JOSH "JAY" GUTHRIE
[...]
NX 1
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

WITHER/KEVIN FORD
NX 3 (10:2)-FB
{NM2 3}
[...]
NM2 6
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

HELLION/JULIAN KELLER
[...]
NM2 13
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

MIRAGE II/DANIELLE MOONSTAR
[...]
XX 46
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

KARMA/XI'AN COY MANH
[...]
NM2 13
NX 4
NX 5
[...]

WOLFSBANE/RAHNE SINCLAIR
[...]
XX 46
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

CYCLOPS/SCOTT SUMMERS
[...]
NX 1
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

WHITE QUEEN/EMMA FROST
[...]
NX 1
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6 (note two-week gap before epilogues, where she appears)
[...]

PIERCE, JUSTIN
NM2 13
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6

*ANOLE/VICTOR BORKOWSKI (was BORKOWSKI, VICTOR)
[...]
NM2 13
NX 4
NX 5
[...]

**D.J./MARK SHEPPARD
NX 5
[...]

**DRYAD/CALLIE BETTO
NX 1
NX 2
NX 5
[...]

*DUST/SOORAYA QADIR (add surname)
[...]
X 150
NX 1-BTS
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

**LOA/ALANI RYAN
[...]
NX 5
[...]


**MATCH/BEN HAMMIL
[...]
NM2 8
NX 5
[...]


MERCURY IV/CESSILY KINCAID
[...]
NM2 13
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

**QUILL/MAXWELL JORDAN
NX 1
NX 2
[...]

**PIXIE/MEGAN GYWNN
{NX 5}
[...]

ROCKSLIDE/SANTO VACARRO
[...]
NM2 13
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

*SPECTER/DALLAS GIBSON
[...]
NX 5
[...]

*TAG/BRIAN CRUZ
NM2 10
NX 1-OP?
NX 2
NX 3
NX 4
NX 5
NX 6
[...]

**TRANCE/HOPE ABBOTT
NX 5
[...]

ICEMAN/ROBERT DRAKE
[...]
NX 2
[...]

NIGHTCRAWLER/KURT WAGNER
[...]
NX 7
[...]

GAMBIT
[...]
NX 7
[...]

BEAST/HENRY MCCOY
[...]
NX 7
NX 8
[...]

DEPAULA, LUNA
[...]
NM2 13
NX 1

FORD, TREVOR
NX 3 (10:2)-FB

LOCKHEED
[...]
NX 3-BTS
NX 4
[...]

WHEDON, EVANGELINE
[...]
XX 46
NX 6

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Re: New X-Men [Academy X] #1-6

Post by metaldragon » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:34 am

I believe Pixie should be Pixie II. There was another Pixie who appeared in Ghost Rider (the '90s series with Dan Ketch) in, I believe issue 9 (the one where X-Factor guest stars). She was a Morlock who tried to protect a small group of humans who'd been made grotesque by Masque and some non-mutant children from Masque's plan to also 'mutate' them with his powers. She was murdered by Blackout (he tore her throat out with his teeth). That may have been her only appearance. Her mutation gave her small, fly shaped wings and antenae like a butterfly. Masque had made one of her legs look like a fly's. It's unknown what her actual powers were as her wings appeared to be too small to fly with.
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Re: New X-Men [Academy X] #1-6

Post by Somebody » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:28 am

Pixie III, actually, now I think of it - there's an Eternal with the name as well. Doesn't really matter though - the real name's there to make it clear which one it is.

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