Appearing in "Men!"
- The Conquest (First appearance)
- Cosmic Cutie Commandos (First appearance) (First appearance)
- Hades Horde (First appearance) (First appearance)
- Hellfire Club soldiers
- Several unnamed aliens
- Unnamed archivist
- Galactus (Mentioned)
- Nova (Mentioned)
- Phoenix (Mentioned)
- Madelyne Pryor (Mentioned)
- Juggernaut (Mentioned)
- John Ostrander, Bartender
- Jerry Bingham, Mayor of Sydney
- Unnamed Australians
- President Bush (Mentioned)
- Mr. Lewis, a Hellfire Club soldier
- Donald Pierce (Mentioned)
- Shaw Industries (Mentioned)
- White King (Sebastian Shaw) (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Shi'ar (Mentioned)
- Kree (Mentioned)
- Skrull (Mentioned)
- Aakon (Mentioned)
- Badoon (Mentioned)
- Cumberland highlands
- Madripoor (Mentioned)
- Mexico (Mentioned)
- California (Mentioned)
- Alien spaceships
Synopsis for "Men!"
In deep space, a group of interstellar conquerors, comprised of myriad species and calling themselves 'The Conquest', make plans against their newest objective: Earth. Meanwhile in Australia, Wolverine notices the low morale among the men in camp. Taking a cue from Storm's all-ladies trip to LA, Wolverine suggests a trip with the guys to town. Shortly after arriving in Sydney, Wolverine's group, comprised of Colossus, Longshot, Havok and himself, witnesses the arrival of the invading Conquest. The reactions of the citizens of Sydney confuse the Conquest causing their leadership to decide to cut their loses and activate a bomb of unimaginable devastation. A half inebriated Havok destroys the command ship before the bomb is activated, saving the day and stranding the strike force members of Conquest. Meanwhile, in the highlands of Kentucky, Tessa of the Hellfire Club is shown a devastated installation that once imprisoned the now free Donald Pierce, the former White King.
- This issue parodies the DC Comics' event Invasion!.
- Among the various alien invaders are Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, and Yoda from Star Wars; Alf from ALF; a Xenomorph from Alien; E.T. from E.T.; and Hawkman and Green Lantern G'nort from DC Comics.
- The bar in Sydney, Munden'z, is named after Munden's Bar from First Comics' Grimjack by John Ostrander, who here is the bartender. Another version of Munden's appears in New Mutants #50, also by Chris Claremont.
- The "great metropolitan television network" is the Daily Planet, with staff members Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, and Clark Kent.
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Links and References
- The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men Vol 2 #5 - See for further referencing
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