Storm ponders how Xavier did it for all those years, how he protected the X-Men and other mutants.
Magik is in New Delhi trying to protect a young mutant from not only an angry mob, but military. The young mutant is suffering from Terrigen Mist poisoning hence why she was reviled. The Indian Military opened fire without hesitation, with not just fear, but hatred for mutant kind.
Iceman and Magik convince Storm they need help, that they can’t do this alone. The war for mutant survival has begun.
Storm and Iceman approach a young Jean Grey ask for her support. She says she can’t, she no longer wants a life with the X-Men. Storm informs her the Terrigen Mist is not just killing mutants, it’s also sterilising them. There are no new mutants being born. Jean refuses to join them, but Storm gives her a mini-cerebro to call them if she’s ever in need of help.
We see mention again of the M-Pox in a sign reading “NO MUTIES = NO M-POX”
Lake Baikal, Russia, we find Colossus ploughing a field, feeding the sheep and warding off a bear. Illyana (Magik) teleports in. She talks to Piotr (Colossus) and of how he is needed. And their first mission… find Nightcrawler.
Nightcrawler in the meantime is fighting Aries, Coda, Azimuth and Chimera and thanks to Azimuth he is captured. They refer to Nightcrawler as a specimen for the Boss.
Before leaving Jean, Jean tells Storm and Iceman there is someone out there that should be out there…. Turns out to be Logan… old man Logan to be exact.
They find Logan with Cerebra who Logan attacks thinking Cerebra is a Sentinel. Then Storm and Iceman arrive on the scene.
Loved the art, liked the story of bringing the different X-Men back into the fold. I curious who the “Boss” is that wants Nightcrawler as a specimen. Jeans refusal makes sense, but no doubt she’ll have no choice if anyone discovers she’s a mutant.