is a 1990 crossover comic book
storyline published by Marvel Comics
that ran through Uncanny X-Men
and its spin-off
and New Mutants
. "X-Tinction Agenda" reunited the X-Men after a prolonged period in which the team had been scattered across the globe following the events of Uncanny X-Men
Taking place immediately after the events of the 1990 crossover "Days of Future Present
", a group of Genoshan Magistrates (soldiers of the country of Genosha), backed by the cyborg Cameron Hodge
, and including an amnesiac Havok
(a member of the X-Men), attack the X-Mansion
and kidnap Storm
and the New Mutants Warlock
, Boom Boom
, and Wolfsbane
. They are taken to Genosha naked and weak. Warlock is killed and Storm and Wolfsbane are brainwashed, turned into mindless mutate slaves, which form the backbone of the Genoshan economy and lifestyle. Cable
, the New Mutants, Gambit, Forge, and Banshee
recruit X-Factor and head to Genosha to save their teammates. They are soon joined by Wolverine
, and Jubilee
, who independently head to Genosha to rescue their friends.
In the end, the X-Men defeat the forces of Genosha and Cameron Hodge's severed head is buried alive by Rictor, who uses his earthquake-inducing powers to topple the Genoshan capitol building "The Citadel" onto Hodge. Storm, whose body had been physically regressed into that of a child in an earlier story, albeit with her adult memories and personality intact, is freed of the brainwashing, and regained her adult form. Wolfsbane is also freed from her brainwashing, but is trapped in a lupine form permanently. Havok (having gotten his memories back) elects to stay in Genosha along with Wolfsbane to help rebuild the country (now without a government) and prevent civil war between its human and mutant populations.
Published during the comic book speculator boom
, the involvement of Jim Lee
and Rob Liefeld
caused the issues of the crossover to sell for $10-20 on the secondary market when the books were first published, though the issues have since gone down in value.
The storyline also had several lasting effects on the various titles.
- The loss of longtime New Mutants members Wolfsbane, Rictor and Warlock would begin the book's transition to X-Force.
- The various X-Men in the story (Storm, Wolverine, Banshee, Forge, Psylocke, Jubilee, Gambit) would form the first official X-Men roster since the Australia-based team disbanded.
- The mutate process would psychically bind Wolfsbane to Havok - a plot thread that would be picked up after both joined X-Factor.
- Uncanny X-Men #270 (November, 1990)
- New Mutants #95 (November, 1990)
- X-Factor #60 (November, 1990)
- Uncanny X-Men #271 (December, 1990)
- New Mutants #96 (December, 1990)
- X-Factor #61 (December, 1990)
- Uncanny X-Men #272 (January, 1991)
- New Mutants #97 (January, 1991)
- X-Factor #62 (January, 1991)