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227: X-Treme X-Men # 40 - 46 (Prisoner of Fire, X-Treme X-Men V1 Ends)

What’s Covered?

X-Treme X-Men # 40 - 46, X-Treme X-Men Volume 3 (2022) # 1 - 5



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Synopsis

XTX # 40 - 45: Prisoner of Fire

Writer - Chris Claremont

Pencils - Igor Kordey



X-Treme X-Men vol. 1 #40    2004    Chris Claremont    Igor Kordey

  • Gambit and Rogue making out on a beach

  • Evangeline Whedon (dragon mutant) takes in the one eyed murdering orphan, Marie


A mutant who turns into a giant dragon? Count me in, I want more.


  • Sage discovers a broken X mansion while investigation Elias Bogan

  • A mutant X-Men party on the beach

    • Sam is bummed about his sister being with Warren

I would be too, Sam

  • Amara and Vange are there

This was fun!

  • A bunch of newer villain mutants take down Bishop. 

X-Treme X-Men vol. 1 #41    2004    Chris Claremont    Igor Kordey

  • Elias Bogan terrorizing a captured Bishop until he escapes

  • Bishop actually let himself be captured

  • Sage initially got her scar marks from Bogan


This is news to me, but I feel like I was told at some other point and just didn't catch it.


X-Treme X-Men vol. 1 #42    2004    Chris Claremont    Igor Kordey

  • Sunspot, Skids, and Amara helping on mission


Hey! It's Skids!


  • Sam is leading without Storm or Bishop around. 


Making Sam great again!


  • Sam, Roberto, and Skids take down the Cudgel twins and Raining Thunder, but get dismantled by Bishop (who is now brainstormed by Bogan)

  • Gambit takes down Bishop

  • Sage gets Kitty to help with the fight

X-Treme X-Men vol. 1 #43    2004    Chris Claremont    Igor Kordey

  • Kitty takes Amara, Sage, and Rogue into the Earth’s crust

  • Sage thinks Bogan is hundreds of years old. Maybe started the Hellfire Club

  • Bogan controls everyone, however Gambit and Bishop were punking him

  • Magma, controlled by Bogan, promises to make Sage burn

X-Treme X-Men vol. 1 #44    3/24/2004    Chris Claremont    Igor Kordey

  • Sage reveals her backstory to Bogan

  • She was the one who found Xavier after his legs were crushed

  • She massacred a town and feels guilty about it

  • The XM crack into Bogan’s essence (egg?) and defeat him (?)

These things are confusing sometimes.

  • The captured telepath (the one doing his biddings) was Rachel!


Holy shit, I did not expect that!


X-Treme X-Men vol. 1 #45    4/14/2004    Chris Claremont    Igor Kordey

  • Rachel resting

  • Bogan not dead, psychically attacks Amara, Roberto, Rogue, etc

  • One by one they conquer their individual nightmares

  • Magma burns it all


XTX # 46: Final Issue

Writer - Chris Claremont

Pencils - Igor Kordey



  • The XTX watch the news of what happened in NY

  • Sage helps Rogue and Gambit (or maybe just Gambit?) get their powers back

  • Sage is worried that Storm is more extreme (X-Treme!?) since returning from Tokyo

  • Amara addresses that Allison Crestmere wasn’t real

Clearly, Claremont just thinks that retcon was hogwash.

  • Kitty and Rachel are walking around holding hands and putting their arms around each other

Just good friends, right?

  • Rachel now going by Marvel girl

Let's make up some new names.

  • Dani chooses to stay as a teacher as opposed to an X-Man

  • *continued in UXM444

XTX V3 # 1 - 5: Ogun

Writer - Chris Claremont

Pencils - Salvador Larocca


Claremont came back in 2022 to write this 5 issue Limited Series, taking place directly after the final issue of the first volume. I typically don't do this, but since it just came out and flows nicely here, I figured I might as well knock it out.


X-Treme X-Men vol. 3 #1    12/7/2022    Chris Claremont    Salvador Larroca

  • Ogun kills people at Kitty's bar (Hell's Belle's)

  • Kitty beats Ogun in a fight

  • Kitty lives with Rachel, who summoned the whole XTX team 

  • Purity planning a demonstration 

X-Treme X-Men vol. 3 #2    12/28/2022    Chris Claremont    Salvador Larroca

  • W finds Ogun but Ogun played him by skipping away and enciting the crowd

  • Gambit may run point since Kitty and Ogun don’t know him well

  • Rachel taking on Ogun in the Astral plane

  • Bishop and Sage fight a really strong guy (Galerer)

X-Treme X-Men vol. 3 #3    2/15/2023    Chris Claremont    Salvador Larroca

  • The brute works for a lady with white hair (Sanzu)

  • Says he was supposed to capture Sage so that their mutant energy could be siphoned.

  • A mini sentinel (Scrap) and Alice (mutant) are up to no good.

  • Rachel and Kitty fight Ogun in the astral plane

  • Gambit's mutant sisters are hanging around.

  • Sanzu tries and fails to steal Rachel’s power

  • All of the X-Men lose their powers due to Scrap, the mini sentinel

  • Storm falls from the sky

  • Kitty in phases into solid rock


If I thought there was any chance of Kitty being hurt, I would be distraught.


X-Treme X-Men vol. 3 #4    3/22/2023    Chris Claremont    Salvador Larroca

  • Ogun takes over Galerer (the big guy)

  • (A powerless) Rogue fights Ogun while others escape

  • All de-powered XM fight Ogun

  • Kitty didn’t die because her natural state is to be intangible

X-Treme X-Men vol. 3 #5    4/19/2023    Chris Claremont    Salvador Larroca

  • Sage gives a speech about “otherness” to the crowd 

  • Kitty goes intangible to attack scrap and everyone gets their powers back

  • Rachel erases Ogun from existence


My Connections and Creators

I have a lot to say, but I'm about to capture all of my final thoughts on the X-Treme X-Men in an upcoming X-Treme X-Men retrospective blog.



My Rating- 6/10




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