GENERATION HEX

Membership: Jono Hex, Aurora Trigger, El Papamondo, Johnny Random, Madame Banshee, Northstar Trigger, Retribution, Skinhunter, White Whip

Purpose: Outlaw team

Affiliations: Nightgate, Pow Wow Boom Boom Smith

Enemies: Black Tom Savage, Kultron, Marshal "Bat" Trask, M-Parasiteplate, the Razormen, Shaggynaut, Thunderchick, Thunderhawk

Base of Operations: the American midwest / Mexico in the Old West era

First Appearance: Generation Hex#1 (April, 1997); Amalgam Comics Showcase Presents (in Amalgam continutity)

History:

(Amalgam Comics Showcase Presents) - Founded by Jono Hex, Generation Hex is a band of malforms (the forefathers of metmutants) who, shunned by decent society for what they were, had no option but to live the lives of outlaws. The team battled Thunderhawk and M-Parasiteplate. After M-Parasiteplate's defeat, the mysterious malform Nightgate teleported Retribution to remain with the team.

(Generation Hex#1) - While robbing the mail train from Tombstone with the Seventh Cavalry's wages, Jono and Generation Hex are attacked by Marshal "Bat" Trask's mechanical Razormen. Jono and his band of outlaws retreated and rode non-stop for three days and three nights. After it became apparent that the Razormen would not rest until they destroyed a malform, Jono came up with a plan. The other members of Generation Hex returned to Jono's hometown of Humanity and terrorized its inhabitants for almost an hour. Concealing his scarred face, Jono rode into Humanity and pretended to chase the rest of Generation Hex out of town. The grateful people of Humanity, who did not recognize Jono Hex, praised the tall, mysterious stranger as their savior. They even asked him to be Humanity's sheriff, an offer which Jono declined. But before riding out of town, Jono instructed the citizens of Humanity to disguise themselves as malforms so that they would be spared when the next band of malforms rode into town. Under Jono's guidance, they used everything they could lay their hands on, anything that might disguise the fact that they were normal, decent, clean-living folk. Jono then rejoined Generation Hex and lured the Razormen into Humanity. The Razormen's primitive artificial intelligence scanned the disguised citizens of Humanity and concluded that they were malforms. Jono Hex stopped in the Boothill Graveyard just above town and looked back as the good folk of Humanity were massacred. He laughed all the way to Mexico.

(Generation Hex#2) - Generation Hex battle Kultron, Will Magnus' robotic killing machine from the modern era. Unable to slaughter every metamutant in his era, Kultron travels back in time to the Old West era to eliminate the malforms, the forefathers of metamutants.

COMMENTS: Created by Peter Milligan, Adam Pollina, and Mark Morales

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Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.

Amalgam Comics titles in italics were never really published. Rather, they were merely alluded to in the published books.

Amalgam's "Malform Western" genre, very popular in decades past, made a big comeback in the mid-1990s. In addition to Generation Hex debuting in the pages of Amalgam Comics Showcase Presents, Amalgam also revived old favorites such as Weird Western Mutant Tales and All Star X-Westerns. Other Malform Westerns of the 1990s included Thunderhawk, The New Western Teen Malform Force, and Weird Western Mutants in Love.

Amalgam Comics even connected their Malform Western genre with their modern era metamutant books. In The Further Adventures of Apollo and Firebird, modern day JLX members Apollo and Firebird were sent back in time to the Amalgam's Old West era. But Apollo and Firebird's presence in the past set off the Rise of Ra's A-Pocalypse in the Old West, which, in turn, led to the Age of Ra's A-Pocalypse in the present, where Ra's ruled metamutants and humans alike.

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CLARIFICATIONS:

Generation Hex is an amalgam of:


Aurora Trigger

A member of Generation Hex, Aurora Trigger suffers from a multiple personality disorder and sometimes thinks she is a bounty hunter named Cinnamon. Together with her brother, Northstar Trigger, they are known as the Twins Trigger, the "fastest guns in the West or East". Like her brother, Aurora has the ability to fly. The Trigger Twins debuted in Jono Hex Man and were members of the Canadian malform team known as the Alpha Outsiders before joining Generation Hex.

Aurora Trigger is an amalgam of Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier) of the Marvel Universe and Wayne Trigger and Cinnamon (Katherine Manser) of the DC Universe.

The Alpha Outsiders is an amalgam of Alpha Flight and Old West elements of the Marvel Universe and The Outsiders and Old West elements of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


El Papamondo

A malform of Amalgam's Old West era who is scheduled to join Generation Hex sometime after issue#1.

El Papamondo is an amalgam of Mondo of the Marvel Universe and El Papagayo of the DC Universe.

--Generation Hex#1 letter page


Johnny Random

A malform of the Old West era, Johnny Random is able to create "thunder claps" out of thin air (especially when his acne is bad). Johnny Random debuted in the pages of Thunderhawk prior to joining up with Generation Hex. There is a possible love triangle among Johnny Random, White Whip, and Skinhunter (although Johnny Random and Skinhunter do not seem to know about each other.)

Johnny Random is an amalgam of Random of the Marvel Universe and Johnny Thunder (John Tane) of the DC Universe.

--Generation Hex#1


Madame Banshee

A member of Generation Hex, the Irishwoman Madame Banshee is a malform of the Old West era who uses her malform mind power to keep her "boys" in check. The one- time owner of a house of iniquity, Madame Banshee used to supervise a group of young girls known as the Hexions who "entertained" the gentlemen under the guise of a finishing school. After most of the Hexions were killed off, the surviving girls decided that Madame Banshee didn’t do enough to save them and sought revenge. Madame Banshee is the great-great-grandaughter of the immortal Black Tom Savage and has a daughter by the name of Thunderchick.

Madame Banshee is an amalgam of Banshee (Sean Cassidy) of the Marvel Universe and Madame .44 (Jeanne Walker Tane) of the DC Universe.

--Generation Hex#1


 Northstar Trigger

A member of Generation Hex, Northstar Trigger is a malform of the Wild West era. Together with his sister, Aurora Trigger, they are known as the Twins Trigger, the "fastest guns in the West or East". Like his sister, Northstar has the ability to fly. The Trigger Twins debuted in Jono Hex Man and were members of the Canadian malform team known as the Alpha Outsiders before joining Generation Hex.

Northstar Trigger is an amalgam of Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier) of the Marvel Universe and Walter Trigger of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1

 


Retribution

A malform of the Old West era, the Blackfoot Indian known as Retribution is a member of Generation Hex. Retribution was delivered to the team by Nightgate after their battle with M-Parasiteplate. Quiet and introverted, Retribution has razor-sharp skin and a temperament to match. Even her own Generation Hex teammates would sooner "roll around naked in a thorn bush" than approach the loner. No one knows why the Blackfoot Indian chose to ride with Generation Hex -- because no one has the guts to ask her.

Retribution is an amalgam of Penance (Monet St. Croix) of the Marvel Universe and Firehair of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


 Skinhunter

A malform of the Old West era, Skinhunter is a member of Generation Hex. Perhaps the strangest malform of all, Skinhunter is a "half-breed" whose very skin and bone is more flexible than a cowpoke’s sleeping habits. Skinhunter is always hungry for more skin to add to what he’s already got. Lacking any other means of evacuation, his stomach boils down all foodstuffs to rock-hard bullets, which he can fire back at unsuspecting opponents. There is a possible love triangle among Johnny Random, White Whip, and Skinhunter (although Johnny Random and Skinhunter do not seem to know about each other.) Skinhunter first debuted as a member of Generation Hex and "tore into" Thunderhawk in Amalgam Comics Showcase Presents.

Skinhunter is an amalgam of Skin (Angelo Espinosa) of the Marvel Universe and Scalphunter (Brian Savage) of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


White Whip

A telekinetic malform from Amalgam's Old West era, White Whip uses "brain power" to make her whip dance. She is a member of Generation Hex and has been romantically linked to both Johnny Random and Skinhunter.

White Whip is an amalgam of White Queen (Emma Frost) of the Marvel Universe and Whip (Rodney Elwood Gaynor) of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


Black Tom Savage

An immortal malform of Amalgam's Old West era, Black Tom Savage is the great-great-grandfather of Madame Banshee. He is able to focus his metamutant powers through cactus stumps. He is the partner-in-crime of the unstoppable Shaggynaut.

Black Tom Savage is an amalgam of Black Tom Cassidy (Thomas Samuel Eamon Cassidy) of the Marvel Universe and Vandal Savage (Vandar Adg) of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


Hexions

A group of young malform girls who "entertained" the gentlemen under the guise of a finishing school, which was, in reality, Madame Banshee's house of iniquity. After most of the Hexions were killed off, the surviving girls decided that Madame Banshee didn’t do enough to save them and sought revenge upon their former mistress.

The Hexions are an amalgam of the Hellions of the Marvel Universe and Jonah Hex elements of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


M-Parasiteplate

An enemy of Generation Hex who was defeated just prior to Retribution's arrival.

M-Parasiteplate is an amalgam of Emplate (Marius St. Croix) of the Marvel Universe and Parasite (Rudy Jones) of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


Nightgate

Nightgate is a malform of the Old West era with the ability to teleport. He teleported the enigmatic malform known as Retribution to Generation Hex after the team's defeat of M-Parasiteplate.

Nightgate is an amalgam of Gateway of the Marvel Universe and Nighthawk (Hannibal Hawkes) of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


Pow Wow Boom Boom Smith

A malform of the Amalgam's Old West era who is a member of the New Western Teen Malform Force.

Pow Wow Boom Boom Smith is an amalgam of Boom Boom (Tabitha Smith) of the Marvel Universe and Pow Wow Smith (Ohiyesa) of the DC Universe.

The New Western Teen Malform Force is an amalgam of X-Force and Old West elements of the Marvel Universe and New Teen Titans and Old West elements of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


Shaggynaut

The "unstoppable" Shaggynaut is the partner of the ageless malform known as Black Tom Savage.

Shaggynaut is an amalgam of Juggernaut (Cain Marko) of the Marvel Universe and Shaggy Man of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


 Thunderchick

A malform of Amalgam's Old West era, Thunderchick is the daughter of Thunderhawk and Madame Banshee. She can be seen in Weird Western Mutants in Love along with her father.

Thunderchick is an amalgam of Siryn (Theresa Rourke Cassidy) of the Marvel Universe and Hawk - Son of Tomahawk of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


Thunderhawk

A malform of Amalgam's Old West era, Thunderhawk is the father of Thunderchick. He has apparently had a relationship with Madame Banshee in the past. He can be seen in Weird Western Mutants in Love along with his daughter.

Thunderhawk is an amalgam of Thunderbird (James Proudstar) of the Marvel Universe and Tomahawk (Tom Hawk) of the DC Universe.

-- Generation Hex#1


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