The Blink Chronology
The Blink Profile
Here's the starting point for any new Blink Fans, especially ones who are
coming on board after seeing Astonishing X-Men (v.2). This is a summary of
Blink's activities, personality, and powers in both timelines, and also
details on Blink's various creative teams! Enter
These sections are for issues in which Blink had some lines. Entries
include plot summaries, the creators of the issue, and pics. Now,
you can call up pics from the issue you are reading about on the sidebar
menu. Note that by customary notation, the alternate timeline of the Age
of Apocalypse is called the "AoA", while the real timeline was dubbed the
"616". Don't ask me why, I just document this stuff.
The Phalanx Covenant
Blink's first appearance occurred in this storyline, which lead to the
formation of the mutant team Generation X.
It began in Uncanny X-Men 316 and X-Men 36. In these issues, several
mutants are abducted by the phalanx, but a small group of people are
trying to save them. These people are the first members of what will
become Generation X
For a more concise summary of these events, and what we learned about
Blink through them, read my Blink Profile:
The Phalanx Covenant.
- Uncanny X-Men #316
- Blink didn't actually appear in this issue. However, her name appears
on the Cerebro list the Phalanx is attempting to absorb, along with the
other Gen X'ers. A dot for her is shown on the map in New England, or
perhaps across the border in Canada (the map isn't too precise, so
it's hard to tell), which might make that where she lives..
- Uncanny X-Men
- This issue, part three of the Covenant) is the first appearence of
- In this, the fourth and final chapter of the Covenant, realtime
Blink supposedly dies.
- "What If Blink of Generation X had survived?" This issue is
NOT technically part of Marvel Continuity, thus the "What If"
title. It details an alternate ending for X-Men
37, and thus is listed here.
- Generation X #1
- When Husk is injured, a caption states that the team wants to ensure
that she does not suffer the same fate as the late Clarice Ferguson.
The Age Of Apocalypse
A large number of Blink's appearences were during the Age of Apocalypse,
during which her powers played an important role in transporting the
For a summary of these events and what we learned about Blink through
them, read my Blink Profile: The Age of
- Tales Of
the Age of Apocalypse
- Though this one-shot featuring Blink came out in December 1996, it
actually occurs before Blink's other AoA appearances, detailing Blink's
first mission with the X-Men!
- X-Men Alpha was our first glance into the AoA, where we met Blink as a
full-fledged member of the X-Men!
- Astonishing X-Men
- Astonishing X-Men was the title that Blink appeared in throughout the
The Big One, which all Blink fans will want to see is #4... Blink vs
Holocaust. 'Nuff said!
Note also the cameo in the Ultimate Edition.
- Amazing X-Men 4 was a final rallying issue in which everyone met to
plan for the final gate-crashing in X-Men Omega. Blink's
appearance here was little more than a cameo, but she had one line, so
it's listed here.
- X-Men Omega was the final showdown. Read here to find out Blink's
The details on the Blink events of '99 prior to Lavender Darts' final
update, including the Astonishing situation, Gen X #56, and The Academy
Blink has made any number of cameo appearances without lines, in some of
the strangest places!
Includes info on: Astonishing X-Men (v1) Ultimate edition, Uncanny
X-Men #350, What If #'s 77, 79, and 81, Wizard #72, the X-Men animated
series, X-Men #56, and X-Men Chronicles (X-Men Unlimited in the AoA)
Blink has popped up in all number of unlikely places these days outside
of comics (Wizard Magazine goes under cameos.).
I even have a report of a Blink sighting in a Chapel Hill, NC
conveniance store, for whatever it's worth. :)
Check here for info on the potential for Blink appearences in future
expansions of the Overpower card game.
Yes, you heard me right. Check here for pics.
Some of you may have heard of the old Marvel Superheros Role-Playing Game.
Check out my version of Blink!
I can't claim personal credit for this one, which was submitted by
Kenneth Blackwell (Seijimei@webtv.net). How to create Blink in the
popular video game, Warzone, complete with pictures!
WWF Attitude has been out for a week, and Lavender Darts WWF Liason
Seijimei@webtv.net has already made a Blink wrestler for it! Complete
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