In his first appearance, Sinister recruits his mutant Marauders to eliminate Madelyne Pryor – his very own clone of Jean Grey.
Chronicling the unexplored past of Nathaniel Essex. In Victorian London, a young biologist becomes inspired by Darwinian theory…and adapts his own scientific method for the Origin of a Super Species.
In Inferno, Sinister’s strange fixation with Cyclops leads to the creation of his perfect mutant. Nathan Summers is born of Scott and Jean Grey’s clone in a carefully controlled environment. But when Madelyne’s dark nature manifests itself in the Goblin Queen, Essex’s happy family becomes another failed experiment.
Sinister’s task force makes their first appearance while fighting X-Factor – and show off their barrage of weird mutant powers!
In an attempt to cleanse the mutant race, Essex once employed a team of ‘Marauders’ to kill the Morlocks, a sewer-dwelling community of mutants. Gambit’s involvement in the Massacre is laid bare, as is his complicated past with Sinister.
Sinister displays his strength and telekinesis while teaching Cable a lesson about his parentage. He also reanimates Cable’s evil clone Stryfe, placing his consciousness inside Nathan’s body.
Gambit, Mystique and Lady Mastermind join the Marauders in Sinister’s bid to save mutantkind from extinction.
Sinister’s dangerous obsession with mutants seals his doom. In what could be mutants’ final hour, Sinister and his team rush to claim the mutant baby known as the Messiah. But the madman oversteps his bounds, underestimating the ruthlessness of the cohorts he keeps.
In one of his more baffling turns, Sinister creates a Utopian haven. And for Essex, ‘Utopia’ is Victorian England with a population of Sinister carbon copies!