Bloodties

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"Bloodties"
Cover of Avengers/X-Men: Bloodties  (1995), trade paperback collected edition.Art by Klaus Janson.
Publisher Marvel Comics
Publication date November – December 1993
Genre
Main character(s) Avengers; X-Men

"Bloodties", a 1993 Avengers/X-Men crossover that celebrates the 30th anniversary of both franchises. It is a direct sequel to the X-Men "Fatal Attractions" storyline, in which Charles Xavier mindwipes Magneto. The story of "Bloodties" details a civil war between the human and mutant populations of Genosha, incited by Magneto's former protogé Fabian Cortez. Unaware of Magneto's incapacitation, Cortez attempts to shield himself from his former master's wrath by kidnapping Magneto's granddaughter Luna. As Luna's father Quicksilver has strong ties to the X-Men and her mother Crystal is a member of the Avengers, both teams become involved in the Genoshan conflict. The situation is further complicated by Magneto's lieutenant and self-proclaimed heir Exodus, who seeks to kill both Cortez for his betrayal and Luna for "disgracing" Magneto's line by being merely human.

Aftermath[edit]

One of the lasting effects of Bloodties was that the Avengers ceased to operate under a United Nations mandate.

Collected editions[edit]

The storyline was collected as a trade paperback in 1995 (ISBN 0-7851-0103-9). In 2012 was collected as a hardcover (ISBN 0-7851-6127-9).

Bibliography[edit]

  • Avengers (vol. 1) #368 (1993) (Part I)
  • X-Men (vol. 2) #26 (1993) (Part II)
  • Avengers West Coast #101 (1993) (Part III)
  • Uncanny X-Men #307 (1993) (Part IV)
  • Avengers (vol. 1) #369 (1993) (Part V)