Appearing in 1st story
- Winter Guard
- Dimitri Bukharin
- Alexei Vazhin
- Agents of Atlas
- Fantasma (Main story and flashback)
- Protectorate (First appearance)
- Red Guardian's Motorcycle
Synopsis for 1st story
- Synopsis not yet written
Appearing in "A Plague Among Us"
- Black Death (Ivan Kivelki) (First appearance)
- Unnamed Russians
- Unnamed Russian General and scientists
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Synopsis for "A Plague Among Us"
At the secret Russian facility, Rebirth Island, a Russian general traps secret mutant Dr. Ivan Kivelki in a chamber and activates a device designed to eliminate mutants. The device does not kill him, but instead reacts with his mutant DNA in an unexpected way and turns him into the villain, Black Death.
In Moscow, the X-Men arrive for a tourist visit and encounter a mind-controlled Darkstar. After a brief skirmish, Phoenix breaks Darkstar free of her mind control and Darkstar teleports them to Rebirth Island, where she was attacked.
After the X-Men and Darkstar investigate the facility and defeat several Mandroids, Black Death reveals himself and his plan to lure Dr. McCoy to Rebirth Island to help him rid his body of the toxins that are killing him. Black Death takes control of the other X-Men's minds to force Beast to aid him and Beast grudgingly complies.
While he works on the device, Beast psychically reaches out to Phoenix and helps her break her mind control. Jean quickly frees the other X-Men who fight Black Death and allow Beast to use the device he has been working on (secretly a stun gun) to disable Black Death. Darkstar takes Black Death into custody while the X-Men return home.
THE WINTER GUARD IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Harvey Award-winning team of David Gallaher and Steve Ellis reunite to bring you the harrowing adventures of Russia's elite strikeforce! Atlantean warlord Krang has brutally invaded the coast of Russia and only the Winter Guard has what it take to stop his diabolical plan…but their actions just might have dire consequences for Russia and the rest of the world. Guest-starring the Agents of Atlas!
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