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X-MAN, A.K.A. NATE GRAY IS BACK! Sadly, the X-Men that he first encounters are Norman Osborn’s X-Men and they don’t like the idea of an Omega-level mutant that won’t tow the company line. Do they have a chance of defeating X-Man? And if they don’t, what does that mean to Osborn’s agenda?

Dark Beast and Mystique (disguised as Jean Grey) face a newly corporeal Nate Grey in a Burton, California hospital. Nate viciously attacks Beast while Mystique-as-Jean reasons with him. As his rage subsides his physical form dissipates back to energy, and then to nothing.

Back at HAMMER headquarters, Norman briefs the team on Nate's history, and tasks them with captures “our first omega level threat.” Mimic and Beast realize they'll need more psychic power to track down Grey, so they turn to HAMMER's psi-division for help. There, Dr. Jarl has assembled a massive psychic brain by lashing together the bodies of dozens of low-grade psychics.

On the astral plane, Nate's consciousness begins to resolve from the millions of minds he scattered it into. When the HAMMER psychics try to locate him he traces their powers back to the source and drains them all to create a new body.

Dark Beast dissects one of the psychics and plays back Nate's reformation from her brain. The team sees that Nate not only created a body, but caught up on all that transpired since he left – including the Civil War, Secret Invasion, and Osborn's usurpation of SHIELD!

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Sympathy For the Devil 0

 After a great start to the last issue with a weak finish, this issue reverses the dynamic; continuing the scene of the weak finish but progressively getting stronger. I'm not sure it gained enough footing to completely redeem itself, but it's keeping me interested. After the strange cliffhanger from the first issue, it feels like Cornell regretted it, but instead of rewriting what he had, decides to rush through the scene to get it over with as quick as possible. It brings Omega's subplot to a ...

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X-MAN!!!!! 0

I am a huge X-Man fan. You have no idea. So just like with "Spiderman: return of the Spot", the anti-Marvel voice in my head just STFU when i saw this sucker on the shelf.  OK, so X-man is trying to make his way back into the world, and when Norman finds out, he decides Nate doesnt fit the requirements to play on the Dark Avengers team. So he has to be taken care of.   Not gonna tell you the rest, but this issue focuses allot on Nate's power levels.  Idk whats ins store for Nate, but i'll be tun...

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X-Man, starring the Dark X-Men 0

The Dark X-Men mini shows its true colors – it's all about resurrecting Nate Grey for a new era of readers. Development of the foursome of X-Darks takes a backseat to finding a McGuffin that can bring Nate back to life. Story & Script This issue is all exposition to get Nate Grey back to solid form – except, he starts out in solid form and has no real reason to wink out of it. So, basically, this is a total waste of an issue. Half the book exposits who Nate Grey is while the other half expo...

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