Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #237

Issue Date: 
November 1988
Story Title: 
Who's human?

Chris Claremont (writer), Rick Leonardi (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Glynis Oliver (colorist), Tom Orzechowski (letterer), Bob Harras (editor), Tom DeFalco (editor in chief)

Brief Description: 

Rogue and Logan, though powerless, rescue Phillip Moreau from certain death. Testing Madelyne Pryor for powers a lab explodes. The rest of the X-Men arrive on Genosha.

Full Summary: 

The Magistrates, led by Anderson, search the island for the escapees, but they can’t fight them. Rogue/Carol switches clothes and now wears a revealing dress, her point is that she might get noticed, but nobody will look at her face. She and Logan enter a Magistrate bar, where by coincidence Phillip Moreau tries to drown his frustations in alcohol. He starts a bar fight, but has no chance against the Magistrates. They knock Phllip out and decide to teach him a lesson. They dress him up as a mutate and place him on a train laeding to the mutate camp in the citadel. Rogue and Logan follow in their Magistrates disguise.
The Genegineer talks to Jenny Ransome afters she went through the first steps of the mutate process. He explains how important the mutates are for the country; the whole economic systems depends on the cheap superhuman workers, that is how Genosha remains one of the richest and most advanced nations. Jenny asks if she at least will still be a healer, but the Genegineer refuses, her powers will be oriented in other direction. He orders her to be taken to the final processing.
Madelyne is examined in a psionic lab, they still can’t find out if she is a mutant or not. As a telepath tries to probe her she warns him to back off. Later when the Genegineer examines the lab, he finds it in ruins, Madelyne unconscious and the scientist team dead.
The X-Men arrive at Genoshas countryside through one of Gateway’s portals. They run into some Magistartes and defeat them.
On board of the mutate train, Rogue and Wolverine find Phillip Moreau, but the mutates in the train aren’t to happy to see some “Magistrates“ in their mids. Right before a fight starts, the train stops at it‘s destination. More Magistrates enter the train, they are surprised to see two of their own inside the train, but Rogue/Carol and Logan provide a good explanation. They claim to have discovered a ploy against Phillip Moreau, the genegineer’s son, who was dressed up and placed in the train. The Magistrates order Rogue and Wolverine to take him to his father.

Characters Involved: 

Colossus, Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine (all X-Men)

Madelyne Pryor (X-Men ally)

Ms. Marvel/Carol “Ace“ Danvers (absorbed personality inside Rogue’s head takes control)

Gateway (off panel, only his portal appears)

Jenny Ransom, genoshan mutate

Dr. David Moreau, genegineer

David Moreau, his son

Chief Magistrate Anderson

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