Billy Tan Mung Khoy known as Billy Tan, is a Malaysian comic book artist. Billy Tan grew up in Malaysia and moved to the United States in 1989 to study business at the University of Kentucky, he began working as a penciler for Image Comics in the 1990s. Tan became the regular artist of the Marvel Comics series Uncanny X-Men in 2006. In 2008, he was invited to draw the New Avengers issues #41 and 43-44 that tied into the "Secret Invasion" storyline, before being offered to replace Leinil Francis Yu as the new regular artist on the title. Tan took over the flagship Green Lantern title as ongoing penciller beginning with issue #21, he works together with writer Robert Venditti. 21 #1-2.
Barnell Bohusk known as Blackwing known as Beak, is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is depicted as being associated with the X-Men and its spinoff the Exiles. Beak first was created by Grant Morrison and Ethan Van Sciver. Born in Rotterdam, Beak started developing his powers at puberty, his body changed into that of a humanoid-bird form, with a beaked face, bulbous eyes, wing-like arms that give him the ability to fly, talons on his hands and feet, double-jointed knees. He possesses heightened agility, he may possess heightened senses and a lighter skeletal structure like the avian X-Man known as the Angel. Feeling disgusted and ashamed because of his appearance, Beak ran away from home and went into hiding, he tells Beast that his nickname originated from other teenagers in Rotterdam, who would find him hiding behind beer barrels. After the Xavier Institute For Higher Learning publicly revealed that the school was a training ground and sanctuary for mutants, Beak traveled to the United States and enrolled there.
There, Beast helped him with his powers. Tragically, the fledgling relationship between Beast and Beak never got a chance to develop because of the evil tamperings of Cassandra Nova. While in the body of Professor X, Cassandra Nova took control over the Beak's mind, leaving him just enough sentient thought to realize what he was doing but not have any control over his actions, she ordered him to beat Beast to death with his prize titanium baseball bat, which he intended to give as a gift to Beast as a token of gratitude. At the institute Beak fell in love with Angel Salvadore. Though Angel started the relationship on a bet, she fell in love with him too, they slept together, Angel became pregnant. Fearing that the X-Men would kick them out, what their babies would be like they didn't know what to do. Luckily, the X-Men weren't angry with them and the babies turned out fine. Angel had taken over Wolverine's old shack and laid six eggs which hatched healthy babies with wings. Angel and Beak were given a small house next to the mansion to raise their family.
Beak was put into the'Special Class', taught by the new X-Man Xorn. At one point Xorn leads his class in an overnight camping trip. An attack by the U-Men happen, who wish to take mutant organs. Separated from their teacher, the students look to Beak for leadership, a role he reluctantly accepts. Once again, Beak's trust in those around him would be shaken when Xorn reveals himself to be Magneto, he had Beak join his Brotherhood of Mutants along with the rest of the Special Class. The children came with him. Beak had looked up to Xorn and was happy at first, but when the "Xorneto" started marching humans into crematoriums, Beak rebelled and nearly lost his life as a result. Xorneto launched him high into the air in a car. Beak leaped out, tried to fly and plunged into the street below surviving, he joined a resistance group of X-Students led by Cyclops. Among the members of the group were the Stepford Cuckoos and Dust; the Cuckoos scan Beak's mind, learning he had been influenced by one of the telepaths under Magneto's control and had not been responsible for his actions in the takeover of New York.
He was the first to strike in the X-Men's last-ditch assault on the Brotherhood. He was able to enter, he was taken out of action early on. His pointless and'laughable' stand was a distraction for the attack launched by Fantomex. After helping Cyclops depose Magneto, Beak became "unhinged" from time and was forced to join the reality hopping group known as the Exiles; this has caused him to be separated from Angel. The person who gives the Exiles their missions, the Timebroker, says Beak is destined in the future to save the lives of everyone he knows. Beak saved the lives of everyone in the Marvel multiverse by coming up with the strategy to beat the invincible evil version of Hyperion, he was sent home, but returned during the House of M and was present when the second change wave hit. As a result of the effects of the House of M event, his wife Angel and their children have lost their powers and thus their "hideous" appearance, are now able to live happily. Barnell has been, for months, visiting a restaurant where Sofia Mantega works, under the pretense that he was attracted to her and wished to take her on a date.
This was revealed to be a test, in regards to both Sofia's determination and trust toward the active, anti-registration, New Warriors. Barnell reveals on their "date" that he had been working for these New Warriors, that he had no attraction to her other than the friendship they had maintained back when she knew him as Beak. After revealing who he is and who he is working for, he leads her to the New Warrior's Headquarters, where his boss is revealed to be someone dressed as Night Thrasher. Barnell has joined the New Warriors under the guise of Blackwing. Blackwing is shown to have the power of flight and energy blasts, which are derived from a power suit. Angel is a member of the group under the name Tempest. Both stay with the team unt
Beth Sotelo is an American comic book colorist working with Aspen MLT. Having started at Top Cow Productions in 2001, she has since worked at both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, two of the largest American comic publishers. Sotelo grew up in California, she began drawing at a young age, took classes related to her interest in art whenever possible. Sotelo began her career as a colorist for Top Cow Productions in 2001, she mentored under Peter Steigerwald. She continued to work for Aspen Comics, but did work for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Among her Marvel works is the 2008 comic book Wolverine: Killing Made Simple, she has been the colorist on the All New Fathom and Shrugged series from Aspen MLT. She was the colorist on Fathom volume 5 in 2016, she was noted for her work on Brightest Day #0, on which Sotelo collaborated with fellow colorist Peter Stiegerwald. Doug Zawisza of Comic Book Resources noted their "solid coloring", saying that "the duo delivered consistency in this book -- but some of their color choices seemed murky and undefined, such as Firestorm's skin tone."
Zawisza praised the color in issue #18, saying, "All the same, the colors are played as a strength in this issue serving as a framing sequence." Her work on Soulfire #9 was called "electric" by David Pepose of Newsarama. In 2013, she used Kickstarter to fund her comic, Grump. Sotelo had been working on the concept of Grump for about 7 years. Sotelo describes the character: "Grump is a 9 year old boy with a pinch of agoraphobia, he lives in a house. He has no friends, his adopted stray dog has gone missing. Now, Grump’s world is about to change. We'll watch him explore his own neighborhood for the first time. Sotelo was one of the colorists on Catwoman in 2014, she was a colorist on Jason Coffee's Warhawks in 2014. She worked as a colorist on Batman/Superman in 2015, she was an artist on the 2016 one-shot Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Boomerang. Sotelo appeared at the Long Beach Comic Con in September 2014, she was one of the special guests at the event "A League of Extraordinary Ladies" at Big Red Comics in Orange, California in February 2015.
She was one of the industry personalities at the Middle East Film & Comic Con in Dubai in April 2016. Sotelo is married to fellow artist Joel Gomez, they live in California. Aspen Seasons: Spring 2005 #1 Aspen Showcase: Kiani Aspen Splash #1 Fathom Prelude #1 Fathom: Cannon Hawke Beginnings Fathom: Cannon Hawke #0-2,4,5 Fathom: Cannon Hawke: Dawn of War #1 Fathom: Cannon Hawke: Prelude #1 Fathom: Killian's Tide #2-3 Heroes #12-14 Shrugged Preview Shrugged #0-5 Shrugged Beginnings Soulfire #4-6 Soulfire: Dying Of The Light #0-5 Worlds of Aspen #1 Action Comics #826 Adventures of Superman #639 Prelude to Infinite Crisis #1 Supergirl #1-2 Superman #216 Aphrodite IX #3-4 Common Grounds #5 EVO #1 Fathom #1/2, 13 The Magdalena V.2 #1-4 Proximity Effect TPB Tomb Raider Journeys #9 Witchblade #58, 62-64 Witchblade and Tomb Raider #1 Witchblade/Wolverine #1 Loners #3-4 New X-Men #154 Ant #4 Atomika #1-8 Cici #1-2 "The Revolution" - Heavy Metal Magazine Lucky Bamboo Presents #0 "Lady Mechanika - The Clockwork Assassin" #1-2 Official site Beth Sotelo at the Comic Book DB Sotelo's Blog on Blogspot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVkh06fJZuc for www.scriptsandscribes.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPVikD8zMgI for http://www.ideatetv.com
Jean Grey-Summers is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has been known under the aliases Marvel Girl and Dark Phoenix. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The X-Men #1. Jean is a member of a subspecies of humans known as mutants, she was born with telekinetic powers. Her powers first manifested, she is a caring, nurturing figure, but she has to deal with being an Omega-level mutant and the physical manifestation of the cosmic Phoenix Force. Jean experienced a transformation into the Phoenix in the X-Men storyline "The Dark Phoenix Saga", she has faced death numerous times in the history of the series. Her first death was under her guise as Marvel Girl, when she died and was "reborn" as Phoenix in "The Dark Phoenix Saga"; this transformation led to her second death, suicide, though not her last. She is an important figure in the lives of other Marvel Universe characters the X-Men, including her husband Cyclops, her mentor and father figure Charles Xavier, her unrequited love interest Wolverine, her best friend and sister-like figure Storm, her genetic children Rachel Summers, Stryfe and X-Man.
The character was present for much of the X-Men's history, she was featured in all three X-Men animated series and several video games. She is a playable character in X-Men Legends, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Marvel Heroes, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, appeared as a non-playable in the first Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. Famke Janssen portrayed the character in five installments of the X-Men films. Sophie Turner portrays a younger version in the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse. Turner will return to portray the character as well as her alternate personality the Phoenix in the 2019 film Dark Phoenix. In 2006, IGN rated Jean Grey 6th on their list of top 25 X-Men from the past forty years, in 2011, IGN ranked her 13th in the "Top 100 Comic Book Heroes", her Dark Phoenix persona was ranked 9th in IGN's "Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time" list, the highest rank for a female character. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, Jean Grey first appeared as Marvel Girl in The X-Men #1.
The original team's sole female member, Marvel Girl was a regular part of the team through the series' publication. Possessing the ability of telekinesis, the character was granted the power of telepathy, which would be retconned years as a suppressed mutant ability. Under the authorship of Chris Claremont and the artwork of first Dave Cockrum and John Byrne in the late 1970s, Jean Grey underwent a significant transformation from the X-Men's weakest member to its most powerful; the storyline in which Jean Grey died as Marvel Girl and was reborn as Phoenix has been retroactively dubbed by fans "The Phoenix Saga", the storyline of her eventual corruption and death as Dark Phoenix has been termed "The Dark Phoenix Saga". This storyline is one of the most well-known and referenced in mainstream American superhero comics, is considered a classic, including Jean Grey's suicidal sacrifice; when the first trade paperback of "The Dark Phoenix Saga" was published in 1984, Marvel published a 48-page special issue titled Phoenix: The Untold Story.
It contained the original version of Uncanny X-Men #137, the original splash page for Uncanny X-Men #138, transcripts of a roundtable discussion between Shooter, Byrne, editors Jim Salicrup and Louise Jones, inker Terry Austin about the creation of the new Phoenix persona, the development of the story, what led to its eventual change, Claremont and Byrne's plans for Jean Grey had she survived. Claremont revealed that his and Cockrum's motivation for Jean Grey's transformation into Phoenix was to create "the first female cosmic hero"; the two hoped that, like Thor had been integrated into The Avengers lineup, Phoenix would become an effective and immensely powerful member of the X-Men. However, both Salicrup and Byrne had strong feelings against how powerful Phoenix had become, feeling that she drew too much focus in the book. Byrne worked with Claremont to remove Phoenix from the storyline by removing her powers. However, Byrne's decision to have Dark Phoenix destroy an inhabited planetary system in Uncanny X-Men #135, coupled with the planned ending to the story arc, worried then-Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, who felt that allowing Jean to live at the conclusion of the story was both morally unacceptable and an unsatisfying ending from a storytelling point of view.
Shooter publicly laid out his reasoning in the 1984 roundtable: I think, I've said this many times, that having a character destroy an inhabited world with billions of people, wipe out a starship and then—well, you know, having the powers removed and being let go on Earth. It seems to me that that's the same as capturing Hitler alive and letting him go live on Long Island. Now, I don't think. I think a lot of people would come to his door with machine guns... One of the creative team's questions that affected the story's conclusion was whether the Phoenix's personality and descent into madness and evil were inherent to Jean Grey or if the Phoenix was itself an entity possessing her; the relationship between Jean Grey and the Phoenix would continue to be subject to different interpretations and explanations by writers and edi
Grant Morrison, MBE is a Scottish comic book writer and playwright. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics's Animal Man, Batman, JLA, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, Vertigo's The Invisibles, Fleetway's 2000 AD, he is the current editor-in-chief of Heavy Metal. He is the co-creator of the Syfy TV series Happy! starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt. Grant Morrison was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1960, he was educated at Allan Glen's School where his first portfolio of art was rejected by his careers guidance teacher, who encouraged him to work in a bank. His first published works were Gideon Stargrave strips for Near Myths in 1978, one of the first British alternative comics, his work appeared in four of the five issues of Near Myths and he was suitably encouraged to find more comic work. This included a weekly comic strip, Captain Clyde, an unemployed superhero based in Glasgow, for The Govan Press, a local newspaper, plus various issues of DC Thomson's Starblazer, a science fiction version of that company's Commando title.
Morrison spent much of the early 1980s touring and recording with his band The Mixers writing Starblazer for D. C. Thomson and contributing to various UK indie titles. In 1982 he submitted a proposal involving the Justice League of America and Jack Kirby's New Gods entitled Second Coming to DC Comics, but it was not commissioned. After writing The Liberators for Dez Skinn's Warrior in 1985, he started work for Marvel UK the following year. There he wrote a number of comic strips for Doctor Who Magazine, his final one a collaboration with a then-teenage Bryan Hitch, as well as a run on the Zoids strip in Spider-Man and Zoids. 1986 saw publication of Morrison's first of several two- or three-page Future Shocks for 2000AD. Morrison's first continuing serial began in 2000 AD in 1987, when he and Steve Yeowell created Zenith. Morrison's work on Zenith brought him to the attention of DC Comics, they accepted his proposals for Animal Man, a little-known character from DC's past whose most notable recent appearance was a cameo in the Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series, for a 48-page Batman one-shot that would become Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth.
Animal Man put Morrison in line with the so-called "British Invasion" of American comics, along with such writers as Neil Gaiman, Peter Milligan, Jamie Delano and Alan Moore, who had launched the "invasion" with his work on Swamp Thing. After impressing with Animal Man, Morrison was asked to take over Doom Patrol, starting his surreal take on the superhero genre with issue No. 19 in 1989. Morrison's Doom Patrol introduced concepts such as dadaism and the writings of Jorge Luis Borges into his first several issues. DC published Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth in 1989 as a 128-page graphic novel painted by Dave McKean. Comics historian Les Daniels observed in 1995 that "Arkham Asylum was an unprecedented success, selling 182,166 copies in hardcover and another 85,047 in paperback."While working for DC Comics in America, Morrison kept contributing to British indie titles, writing St. Swithin's Day for Trident Comics. St. Swithin's Day's anti-Margaret Thatcher themes proved controversial, provoking a small tabloid press reaction and a complaint from Conservative MP Teddy Taylor.
The controversy continued with the publication of The New Adventures of Hitler in Scottish music and lifestyle magazine Cut in 1989, due to its use of Adolf Hitler as its lead character. The strip was unfinished when Cut folded, was reprinted and completed in Fleetway's 2000 AD spin-off title Crisis. Morrison returned to Batman with the "Gothic" story arc in issues 6–10 of the Batman title Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight; the early 1990s saw Morrison revamping Kid Eternity for DC with artist Duncan Fegredo, Dan Dare, with artist Rian Hughes. Morrison coloured Dare's bright future with Thatcherism in Fleetway's Revolver. In 1991 Morrison wrote Bible John-A Forensic Meditation for Fleetway's Crisis, based on an analysis of possible motivations for the crimes of the serial killer Bible John. Covering similar themes to Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's From Hell, the work utilised cut-up techniques, a Ouija board and collage rather than conventional panels to tell the story. In 1993 Morrison, fellow Glaswegian comic writer Mark Millar and John Smith were asked to reinvigorate 2000 AD for an eight-week run called "The Summer Offensive".
Morrison wrote Judge Dredd and Really and Truly, co-wrote the controversial Big Dave with Millar. DC Comics launched its Vertigo imprint in 1993, publishing several of Morrison's creator-owned projects, such as the steampunk mini-series Sebastian O and the graphic novel The Mystery Play. 1995 saw the release of Kill Your Boyfriend, with artist Philip Bond published as a Vertigo Voices one-shot. In 1996 Morrison wrote Flex Mentallo, a Doom Patrol spin-off with art by Frank Quitely, returned to DC Universe superheroics with the short-lived Aztek, co-written with Mark Millar. In 1996, Morrison was given the Justice League of America to revamp as JLA, a comic book that gathered the "Big Seven" superheroes of the DC universe into one team; this run returned the title back to best-selling status. Morrison wrote several issues of The Flash with Mark Millar, as well as DC's crossover event of 1998, the four-issue mini-series DC One Million, in addition to plotting many of the multiple crossovers. With the three volumes of the creator-owned The Invisibles, Morrison started his largest and most important work.
The Invisibles combined political, pop- and sub-cultural references. Tapping into pre-millennial tension, the work was influenced
Beast is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Called "The Beast", the character was introduced as a mutant possessing ape-like superhuman physical strength and agility, oversized hands and feet, a genius-level intellect, otherwise normal appearance and speech. Being referred to as "Beast", Hank McCoy underwent progressive physiological transformations, permanently gaining animalistic physical characteristics; these include blue fur, both simian and feline facial features, pointed ears and claws. Beast's physical strength and senses increased to greater levels. Despite Hank McCoy's inhuman appearance, he is depicted as a brilliant, well-educated man in the arts and sciences, known for his witty sense of humor, characteristically uses barbed witticisms with long words and intellectual references to distract his foes, he is a world authority on biochemistry and genetics, the X-Men's medical doctor, the science and mathematics instructor at the Xavier Institute.
He is a mutant political activist, campaigning against society's bigotry and discrimination against mutants. While fighting his own bestial instincts and fears of social rejection, Beast dedicates his physical and mental gifts to the creation of a better world for man and mutant. One of the original X-Men, Beast has appeared in X-Men-related comics since his debut, he has been a member of the Avengers and Defenders. The character has appeared in media adaptations, including animated TV series and feature films. In X2, Steve Bacic portrayed him in a brief cameo in his human appearance while in X-Men: The Last Stand he was played by Kelsey Grammer. Nicholas Hoult portrays a younger version of the character in X-Men: First Class. Both Hoult and Grammer reprise their roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Hoult reprised the role in X-Men: Apocalypse, he had a cameo in Deadpool 2. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in X-Men #1. Stan Lee writes in the foreword to X-Men: The Ultimate Guide that he made Beast the most articulate and well-read of the X-Men to contrast with his brutish exterior.
Further, the book opines that the Werner Roth-Roy Thomas team garnered admiration for their "appealing and sensitive characterizations of the original X-Men". Roth, under the alias Jay Gavin, had taken over for Kirby by issue #18, Thomas was a new talent. Beast was given an individualized, colorful new costume, along with the rest of the X-Men by issue #39 in order to attract new readers. During Jim Steranko's tenure, which added "exciting art", Roth returned, working with Neal Adams who blended Kirby's style with "realism, idealized beauty, epic grandeur". In Amazing Adventures #11, written by Gerry Conway, Beast underwent a radical change and mutated into his now familiar furry, blue appearance; the concept originated with Roy Thomas, an effort to make the character more visibly striking, Beast became more werewolf-like to capitalize on the success of Werewolf by Night. Steve Englehart, who wrote the remainder of the Beast's short-lived spotlight in Amazing Adventures, emphasized the character's wit rather than the tragedy of his transformation into a more monstrous form, reasoning that the Beast's intelligence and sense of humor would allow him to see his misfortune in perspective.
Over the next decade the Beast would appear on the roster of several teams in titles ranging from The Avengers to The Defenders to X-Factor. It wasn't until 1991, in X-Factor #70/X-Men #1, that the Beast returned to the X-Men. Englehart said that he added the Beast to the Avengers roster because he wanted to write the character again and thought his funny, down-to-earth personality would make him a good foil for Moondragon. Succeeding writers of The Avengers found that the character's lightheartedness made a good balance to the team's serious tone, resulting in the Beast's run in The Avengers outlasting his earlier run in X-Men, his friendship with fellow Avenger Wonder Man would come to eclipse his friendship with X-Man Iceman for the comics fandom. The Avengers #137 debuted the Beast's catchphrase, "Oh, my stars and garters," and The Avengers #164 was the first to depict him as a sex symbol, a take which writer Jim Shooter said resulted in positive mail from female readers in particular. Beast cured the Legacy Virus in Uncanny X-Men #390, in X-Treme X-Men #3 he experienced a further mutation into a feline being, first shown in the introduction to New X-Men, by Frank Quitely and Grant Morrison.
As evidenced on the back cover of X-Treme X-Men Vol. 1, Chris Claremont, writer of that series in addition to both Uncanny X-Men and X-Factor, contributed much to the Beast's characterization. Citing Claremont as inspiration for his run on New X-Men, Morrison explains Beast as a "brilliant, witty bipolar scientist". Morrison continues, "I saw Henry McCoy as an clever, cultured, well-traveled, well-read character so I brought out those parts of his personality which seemed to me to fit the profiles of the smartest and most worldly people I know – his sense of humor is dark and oblique. He's quite bipolar and swings between manic excitement and ghastly self-doubt, he has no dark secrets and nothing to hide."Joss Whedon's "Astonishing X-Men: Gifted" story arc featured a "mutant cure" designed by Indian Benetech scientist Dr. Kavita Rao, the prospect of "real" humanity arouses the interest of a mutated Beast, who
Sublime (Marvel Comics)
Sublime known as John Sublime, is a fictional supervillain, appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is depicted as an enemy of the X-Men. Sublime first appeared as John Sublime in the New X-Men Annual 2001. Sublime is the self-appointed name of a sentient bacterial lifeform that arose during the beginnings of life on Earth. With the rise of multicellular lifeforms, Sublime found endless numbers of hosts. However, some of whom were immune to Sublime's infection arose and multiplied, becoming the first threat to Sublime's domination, it was hinted that the hatred and fear of mutants was caused by Sublime itself. But the bacteria took more direct actions in order to ensure that the mutant population would be held in check, if not exterminated, in order to keep them from becoming the dominant species of the planet; the first step was the Weapon Plus Project, Sublime took over a human body, dubbed Dr. John Sublime, became the director of the Program, overseeing the creation of living weapons created by each installation of the program, from Captain America to the Super-Sentinels - Fantomex and Ultimaton, passing through Nuke and Deadpool, the latter two originating in the Weapon X Project the most prolific living weapons producer.
For many years, Sublime remained behind the scenes, manipulating the Weapon Plus Project and installing Malcolm Colcord as the Director of Weapon X, which would lead to the so-called War of the Programs between Colcord's replacement, Agent Brent Jackson, Sublime, as Weapon X became an independent organization. As millions of mutants were born worldwide, still under the identity of John Sublime, took other steps to ensure the extermination of mutantkind. One of these steps was the creation of the TransSpecies Movement a.k.a. Homo Perfectus, a cult of humans that sought to empower themselves by grafting mutant body parts to their own bodies, but outwardly a group of'mutants born in human bodies'; the militant faction of this group, the U-Men, refused to have any sort of contact with the world, which they considered impure, for which they sealed themselves in containment suits. During a trip to Hong Kong's new office of the X-Corporation to investigate the murder of Risque, the X-Men discovered Sublime's farm of mutant prisoners.
They were being harvested for mutant body parts. Sublime, in the country on a book tour, thus became aware of the X-Men's immediate threat to his plans. Sublime tried to purchase the mutant healer Xorn in one such prison in China. Although Xorn was rescued by the X-Men, he was a mole. Xorn, revealed to be Magneto, became addicted to the drug Kick. Xorn dealt the drug to Quentin Quire, thus placing Quire under Sublime's influence, which would cause the Open Day Riots made by the Omega Gang, which led to the death of Sophie of the Stepford Cuckoos and Dummy, the bodiless, gaseous-form student of Xorn. Meanwhile and the U-Men spread their influence to New York City, where they kidnapped the telepath Martha Johansson, harvested her still-living brain, used it as a weapon against the X-Men. Cyclops and Emma Frost, the White Queen, were kidnapped and tortured, they were sent off to be escaped and confronted Sublime in his office. Emma, held Sublime off a high ledge. Johansson forced Sublime to fall from Emma Frost's grip to his apparent death.
The Sublime organism survived, regenerated its host body, returned to overseeing Weapon Plus, as always, from the shadows. Sublime suffered a setback in its plans with the destruction of two of Weapon Plus' Super-Sentinels and the defection of Fantomex. Sublime had envisioned a team of mutant-hunters with scripted actions operating from a space station in order to make the genocide of mutantkind look like a "Saturday morning cartoon come to life". Weapon XII had been destroyed during its test-drive. Only Ultimaton remained, though he followed the direction of Weapon Plus operatives, he had begun to question his role as a slaughter machine but was killed by Wolverine. Under the influence of Sublime via Kick, Xorn revealed himself to be Magneto, assembled a new Brotherhood of Mutants to lay waste to the Xavier Institute and New York City, they were defeated by the X-Men, but Xorn-Magneto, under Sublime's influence, killed Jean Grey, manifesting the powers of the Phoenix Force. Unbeknownst to all, the Phoenix was the ultimate threat to Sublime's plan.
In retaliation for Jean's murder, Xorn-Magneto was beheaded by Wolverine. Chamber, an X-Man who had infiltrated Colcord's Weapon X organization, was ordered to assassinate Sublime by Brent Jackson, a S. H. I. E. L. D. Agent turned Weapon X field leader. Chamber incinerated Sublime. At the same time, Sublime was responsible for sending Sabretooth against Mister Sinister in order to obtain Sinister's latest creations, the Children. With the massive depowering of mutants following the House of M, mutantkind's threat to Sublime has been diminished. However, it remains to be seen if the depowered mutants lost their innate immunity to the Sublime infection. In any event, Sublime appears as a computer-generated image and personalit