|Publication date||September – October 1994|
(Excalibur, The Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor)
Ken Lashley, Steve Epting
(The Uncanny X-Men)
Jan Duursema, Roger Cruz
"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 the Phalanx, mutant-hating humans who have used the alien Warlock's techno-organic 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:
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).