Gambit Bishop : Sons of the Atom Alpha

Issue Date: 
February 2001
Story Title: 
May Tomorrow Never Die !

Scott Lobdell (plotter), Joe Pruett (scripter), Cary Nord (penciler), Mark Lipka (inker), Jason Wright (colorist), Jon Babcock (letters), Mike Raicht (assistant editor), Mike Marts (editor), Joe Quesada (editor in chief)

Brief Description: 

Bishop has a nightmare about him and Gambit fighting Cyclops and Iceman who have turned against them. Xavier discovers that it was not a dream, but his mind had slipped into the future. Bishop is taken to the lab and examined; turns out that a symbiote is living beneath his skin. Gambit returns from a date with Rogue, suddenly the mansion explodes and seconds later is standing again – something strange is going on.

Full Summary: 

Remy and Bishop are under fire, unable to contact help by radio. Cyclops blasts them and grapples with Bishop, saying even he can't absorb that much energy at once. Bishop's hand glows; Cyclops is reduced to a skeleton; Bishop has killed his boyhood idol! Remy shakes him from his shock; they need to escape from the mansion. They find an icy landscape and realize Iceman has been turned, too. Remy tries for the door, but he's frozen in mid-air. Then Iceman attacks Bishop.
Bishop wakes from this nightmare. Xavier is there, having sensed that Bishop's mind was time traveling. He takes Bishop to the lab for Beast to conduct tests. Turns out Bishop is infected with a subdermal symbiote.
Remy and Rogue have been on a date. She's not sure their relationship can be rebuilt, but she's willing to try. As they approach the mansion, it blows up. Rogue disappears, and Remy sees the windows are intact. He cautiously enters and finds the X-Men in the lab waiting for him. Something is not right.

Characters Involved: 

Beast, Bishop, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Professor Charles Xavier (all X-Men)

The Bete Noir
As telepathic illusions :

Psylocke, Rogue, Storm
In Bishop’s dream :

Cyclops, Iceman

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