X-Factor (1st series) #83

Issue Date: 
October 1992
Story Title: 
Painting the Town

Peter David (writer), Mark Pacella (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Glynis Oliver (colorist), Richard Starkings (letterer), Kelly Corvese (editor), Bob Harras (X-titles-editor), Tom DeFalco (editor in chief)

Brief Description: 

X-Factor decides to show the Genoshan refugees, now known as the X-patriots, New York Cityas a way to calm everyone down. Storng Guy takes Pirouette to a Dance Club, Quicksilver takes Lukas to a pub and Havoka nd Polaris show Prodigal the statue of liberty. Wolfsbane attempts to show an artist mutant named Taylor the Metropolitan museum, but he is beaten up by crowd of mutant haters.

Full Summary: 

The Genoshan Lukas scares away some reporters by assuming the shape of their nightmares. After he returns to human form, the Genoshan Awareness League, consisting of Jenny Ransome and Philip Moreau arrive. The moment Lukas hears the name Moreau he goes berserk.
Inside the ship Wolfsbane sees Sauron and attacks him, but it turns out to be a statue made by the Scottish mutate Taylor. Taylor and Rahne start talking.
Meanwhile Prodigal, the leader of the X-Patriot’s is talking to X-Factor, but the talk is interrupted by the actions of Lukas. On the docks Lukas has taken the form of Cameron Hodge and has ensnared Philip. Multiple Man, Strong Guy and Jenny are trying to free him. Jo Beth also attacks him, but he knocks her away. He is then blasted by Havok and assumes his normal form. Prodigal orders him to apologise to Philip, but Philip says he understands. Madrox then suggests that X-Factor should show him the town as a welcome. Prodigal and Havok think it is a good idea. Val and Coswell don’t agree, but Havok manages to convince Val that he’s right. X-Factor pairs of with various Genoshans to show them the town.
Rick Chalker, brother of the late Vic Chalker has turned himself into a cyborg, but beheads himself by accident.
Multiple Man takes some young mutates to a playground, but one of his dupes is distracted by music, thinking it’s Rhapsody he turns around, but it is just a street-musician. Quicksilver and Lukas are getting drunk in a bar, but are bothered by a big man who tells him he thinks mutants are overrated. Pietro challenges him to a drinking contest. The man wins and Pietro offers to buy a round for the whole house. A confused Lukas is standing next to him.
Wolfsbane takes Taylor to the Metropolitan museum, but she is watched by one of Madrox dupes. Rahne tells him that Madrox was ordered to watch over her. While they are arguing, Taylor walks out into the park. Polaris and Prodigal visit the Statue of Liberty, while Alex stills is climbing the stairs. Strong Guy has taken Jo Beth to a dance club.
In the bar, the man discovers when he wants to buy Quicksilver a drink, that Quicksilver has stolen his wallet and paid all drinks with that money. In the park Taylor is attacked by a crowd who think he wants to burn down the park, though actually he only wanted to create a cold fire sculpture. Wolfsbane and Madrox come to his rescue, but Taylor lies unconscious on the ground.

Characters Involved: 

Havok, Multiple Man, Polaris, Quicksilver, Strong Guy, Wolfsbane (all X-Factor)

Val Cooper, X-Factor’s governmental liaison

Bart Coswell, government employee

Rick Chalker, scientist and brother of the late Vic Chalker
Lukas, Pirouette, Prodigal, Taylor (all X-Patriots)

Philip Moreau, member of the Genoshan Awareness League

Jenny Ransome, genoshan mutate and girlfriend of Philip Moreau

Story Notes: 

Vic Chalker died in X-Factor #77

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