Bushwacker's origin is an odd example of a mutant plotline continuing in non-X-Titles. After the Mutant Massacre, Bushwacker was reportedly hired by the Marauders to continue assassinating mutants on their behalf. An assassin who was really a serial killer who saw himself as an artist, Bushwacker targeted low-level mutants whose abilities helped them become incredible writers, artists, ballerinas, and so on. He was confronted by Daredevil and Wolverine, and would go on to threaten the Punisher. During the Initiative, Bushwacker became a member of the Hood's growing criminal syndicate, and he also fought X-Force after joining Belladonna and the Assassins Guild. Privately, Bushwacker was a sea of self-doubt and conflicting impulses, a failed priest, failed CIA agent, and failed husband. He once even claimed to be a mutant despite the obvious cybernetic elements of his gun arms, a sign of how deep his envy and psychosis really went.
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Profile On... POWERHOUSE
This obscure villainess initially debuted in Spider-Man and was created by Erik Larsen of Savage Dragon fame in the early 90s with a handful of appearances. With a Magneto-like world view (humans bad, mutants good etc), she has fought against Spider-Man, Wolverine, Beast and Captain Marvel, all with the intention of freeing mutant kind from oppression. Read about the mutant known as… Powerhouse!
SHAW FAMILY TREE
Sebastian, Shinobi and Fitzroy are hardly who comes to mind when readers think of "A-List" X-Men villains. Still, they undoubtedly had their day so to speak in the 80s and 90s when they were on the cusp of being truly significant and featured in some key stories. In many ways, this loss of "greatness" (while ultimately striving for said greatness) is a defining characteristic of the Shaws, whose troubled lineage line dates back to 17th century America and the Sorcerer Supreme of his day, noted witch hunter Hiram Shaw. Read here about the Shaw Family Line.
Spotlight On... SUB-MARINER
WAKANDA FOREVER...unless...? Today's Spotlight Update for UncannyXmen.net and MightyAvengers.net covers Namor the Sub-Mariner. The Avenging Son reaches theatres this week, recreating the feud between Atlantis and Wakanda which became popular between AvX and Secret Wars. This Update picks up shortly after those events, covering a period where Namor became increasingly defiant to the surface world. He has, thus far, rejected his mutant heritage and overtures to join Krakoa and the Quiet Council. However, after being humiliated before his people by the honor shown by She-Hulk in saving Atlantis, the Sub-Mariner has given up claim on his throne and re-joined the Avengers to make amends. Even his oldest allies like Captain America are hesitant to trust Namor at this point, though, and he has a long way to go before reclaiming his reputation.
Spotlight On... MOUNTJOY
Mountjoy was a criminal from Bishop's future, a serial killer who fed off of the bodies of others. His arrival in the present forced Bishop to choose between the lethal force employed by the X.S.E. and his new team's stricter rules on killing. Mountjoy next moved on to London's Hellfire Club, infiltrating the Inner Circle in the body of their Scribe. He was a side threat to Captain Britain and Excalibur during the Club's collaboration with Black Air. Mountjoy retained Scribe as a host, but was bested in combat by Madelyne Pryor to become Rook of the Manhattan Hellfire Club. He hasn't been seen since, but then, Mountjoy was always good about hiding in plain sight.
Tick...Tick...BOOM! Has it really been 15 years since we last updated you on the adventures of the truly outrageous most fabulous New Mutant of all time? Sorry about it. During this time Tabby has developed a love of sleeping, drinking and more sleeping. And more drinking. She's worked with a number of X-Teams lately, but for some reason always feels like an outsider. She has traveled to many countries, realms and even deep into space, but continues to feel unfulfilled. What's troubling Tabby? And what time is the next party? Crack open a can of TAB and enjoy the latest adventures of everyone's favorite bubble-gum chewing, plasma exploding 1980s' babe, BOOM-BOOM!