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"Phalanx Covenant"
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Cover of X-Factor 106 (Sept 1994)Art by Steve Lightle.
PublisherMarvel Comics
Publication dateSeptember – October 1994
"Final Sanction":
   Cable vol. 2, #16
   Wolverine vol. 2, #85
"Generation Next":
   The Uncanny X-Men #316–317
   X-Men vol. 2, #36–37
   Excalibur vol. 1, #82
   X-Factor vol. 1, #106
   X-Force vol. 1, #38
Main character(s)X-Men
Creative team
Writer(s)(Cable, Wolverine)
Larry Hama
(Excalibur, The Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor)
Scott Lobdell
(Excalibur, X-Factor)
Todd DeZago
(X-Force, X-Men)
Fabian Nicieza
Steve Skroce
Ken Lashley, Steve Epting
(The Uncanny X-Men)
Joe Madureira
Adam Kubert
Jan Duursema, Roger Cruz
Tony Daniel
Andy Kubert

"The Phalanx Covenant" was a crossover storyline that ran through Marvel Comics' X-Men family of books in September and October 1994. One of its unique aspects was that the X-Men themselves only played a minor role in the story.


The X-Men are attacked by mutant-hating humans who have used the alien Warlock's techno-organic Phalanx virus to turn into techno-organic beings themselves. With these powers, the Phalanx are able to change their shape and assimilate organic matter. The Phalanx are also a hive mind and they are programmed to destroy all mutants.

The Phalanx Covenant was told in three separate storylines:

Tie-in issues

Generation Next

Life Signs

Final Sanction

Collected editions

The comics were collected into the Origin of Generation X trade paperback, published in 1996. A second printing was published on June 1, 2001 (ISBN 0-7851-0216-7).

Related issues

In other media