Northstar / X-Men (Part II)
Northstar’s second stint with the X-Men followed a brief appearance in Secret Invasion: X-Men #2 (Nov 2008). Invited to join by Wolverine for the purpose of adding a speedster to the roster, he appeared in numerous issues, notably the Sisterhood arc, Utopia and Nation X, and is currently a member.
He returned to his classic black and white starburst costume, with the addition of a circumscribed X on the chest, but is often shown without the X. He sometimes sports a simple white belt, which seems to come and go as well.
Here is a listing of Northstar’s appearances as an X-Men, Part II, in chronological order (suggested read order), starting with publication date Jun 2009.
- Uncanny X-Men #508 – Joins the X-Men, appears with his boyfriend Kyle
- Uncanny X-Men #509 – Out for a run, interviews on TV, disgusted by Proposition X, 1st time in this costume
- Uncanny X-Men #510 – Cameo in aftermath of Sisterhood psychic attack
- Uncanny X-Men #511 – Appears in battle against Spiral
- Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3 – Northstar appears in one panel in flashback
- Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 – Northstar appears on the cover and in a few panels during the riots
- Dark Avengers #7 – Cameo re-print of one panel from Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1
- X-Men: Legacy #227 – Cameo in one panel standing around at the X-Men headquarters
- Uncanny X-Men #514 – Observes the Dark X-Men
- Dark Avengers #8 – Teleported to Utopia Island
- Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1 – Taken out by Dark Beast
- Uncanny X-Men #515 – Attends Dr. Takiguchi’s funeral
- Uncanny X-Men #517 – Takes out a Predator X
- Nation X #1 – Appears on cover only
- Uncanny X-Men #519 – One panel cameo walking with a student
- Nation X: X-Factor #1 – Meets X-Factor, rescues Darwin from the Crone
- Nation X #2 – Appears on cover and has an 8pp feature with Kyle and Jeanne-Marie
- Uncanny X-Men #521 – Appears on a computer monitor in one panel
- Nation X #3 – Attends Diamond Lil’s funeral
- Uncanny X-Men #522 – One panel cameo arresting a bad guy in San Francisco
- Cloak and Dagger #1 – Two panel cameo investigating mysterious airborne objects
- Uncanny X-Men #524 – Hugs Dazzler, attends Nightcrawler’s funeral
- X-Men: Hellbound #1 – recruited by Cannonball, goes to Limbo to rescue Magik
- X-Men: Hellbound #2 – Meets up with Dazzler, is transformed into Dark Northstar by Gambit
- X-Men: Hellbound #3 – Dark Northstar taken out by Cannonball, transforms back after Gambit is restored
- New Mutants #15 – Cameo, Northstar carries a section of pipe in one panel
- New Mutants #20 – Cameo, Northstar assembles with X-Men on Utopia. Nice hair.
Curse of the Mutants:
- X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – Storm and Gambit #1 – Fwips around snatching medallions off of vampires
The Five Lights:
- Uncanny X-Men #528 – Takes out Nekra at the museum with Dazzler
- Uncanny X-Men #530 – Recruited into the de facto X-Men team outside the quarantine
- Uncanny X-Men #531 – Says “Ahem” and flies to The Collective Man with the de facto team
- Uncanny X-Men #532 – Smashes Collective Man’s face, then gets taken out
- Uncanny X-Men #533 – Blasted by Lobe at the investor’s party
- Uncanny X-Men #534 – Tells Pixie and Dazzler to STFU!
Age of X:
- X-Men: Legacy 245 – Takes down Kitty Pryde as a member of an emergency strike force.
- X-Men: Legacy 247 – Walks off the battlefield and into Fortress X
- New Mutants #24 – Battle sequences with streaking red contrails, also in regular reality.
- X-Men Legacy #250 – Single panel cameo crouching down in regular reality.
First to Last:
- X-Men Giant Size #1 – Tiny cameos fighting Pillar of the Neo
- X-Men #12 – Single panel cameo, receives message to stay still.
- Uncanny X-Men #541 – Appears on cover only.
- X-Men: Schism #2 – Northstar’s feet with Aurora attacking Sentinels in the Red Sea.
- X-Men Legacy #259 – Holds the failsafe switch for Dr. Nemesis