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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

X-amining Classic X-Men #7 - Patreon First!

"Out with the Old"
March 1987

In a Nutshell
Sebastian Shaw orchestrates a takeover of the Hellfire Club after the White King proves an anti-mutant bigot. 

Writer: Chris Claremont
Artist: John Bolton
Letters: Tom Orzechowski 
Colors: Glynis Oliver
Editor: Ann Nocenti
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter

Attending the Hellfire Gala with his lover Lourdes Chantel, Sebastian Shaw is thanked by Ned Buckman, the White King, for his funding of Stephen Lang's Project Armageddon, which hopes to isolate & reproduce the X-gene for the gain of the Hellfire Club. Lourdes and Shaw's assistant Tessa remain suspicious, however, and their suspicions are confirmed by Emma Frost, who learns Project Armageddon's true anti-mutant goals from the mind of Michael Rossi. When a Sentinel attacks Emma, Shaw orders Lourdes to teleport them to her; in the ensuing fight, Lourdes is killed saving Shaw. Later, Shaw enacts his revenge when Emma takes control of Ned Buckman's mind, making him kill the entirety of the ruling Council of the Chosen, paving the way for Shaw to take control of the Hellfire Club with his own Inner Circle. 

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