Writer Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler Stuart Immonen
Inker Wade Von Grawbadger
Colorist Marte Gracia
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Issue opens with Jean having a nightmare of going full Phoenix.
Jean wakes up and proper Cyclops is there to comfort her. At first, she thinks it is her Scott but it is Adult Cyclops.
Cyclops tells her that most space adventures are pleasant and she should try another one. He wishes he could get away.
Cyclops asks about Jean’s new power, he would like to see it eventually. Cyclops is curious how she is showing a power his Jean never did. Jean comments that old Jean never had a chance. Cyclops agrees.
Cyclops finally gets to ask about his younger self. Jean didn’t get to spend anytime with his father. Cyclops is jealous of his younger self getting to spend time with his/their father. Though, he did get a chance to do it with Maddie but he choose to stay on Earth with the X-Men. That would make a great What If? I imagine Inferno never happened.
Cyclops wonders why he has no memory of the Original Five coming to the future and hanging out. Probably as they are creating a separate timeline.
There is a half page ad for the Disney comic, Figment. So annoying! Does this comic have Lockheed in it? No!
Jean likes that she has finally talked to Cyclops. Jean touches his gloved hand. Jean likes the man Scott more so than the teen Scott. Instead of hoping he becomes a good man, she gets to see him as that man.
Then Cyclops completely overreacts and tells her that they can never. He doesn’t say the word, but I don’t think she was on the verge of making a romantic move on him.
Before he leaves her room, he lets her know that Emma will start training Jean. Cyclops and Kitty both decided that. Jean sarcastically states that shouldn’t be awkward as she knows Emma is Scott’s exgirlfiend.
Cyclops takes two steps out of Jean’s room, when Kitty tells him that that was the last time he will be in Jean’s room, alone. Cyclops calls her, Katherine, which is odd. Is he trying to speak to her as a peer or a superior? He next tries, Kitty, but she isn’t listening.
Angel is flying about when he sees X23 leaving. Teen Scott is gone, so she is leaving as well. Did they have more of a relationship than the two hugs we saw? Seems like an overreaction. It may be a theme issue.
X23 scares off a bear. Angel lets her go. She runs into Teen Scott and he stabs her.
Hank is in his lab, trying to make sense of it all.
In a classic Immonen two page spread, a lot happens and it is all awsome. Angel tells both the Uncanny students and his All New team that Laura is gone. Bobby doesn’t know who that is. Hank finally says, X23, after Bobby asks third time. Still no bells.
Hank tries a different route. The girl they know who isn’t Jean. Oh, the girl with the claws. This is what makes young Bobby so great. Give him only one scene like this an issue, and he can steal the show. Let’s not Kramer or Barney him.
They look at him stunned. He’s been calling her, Wolverine’s clone – probably not to her face. Kitty gets into the room, hearing this last remark. No wonder Laura left.
Kitty wants Angel to get Laura back. I have forgotten that the Original Five call her, Professor K, it still doesn’t roll of the tongue. Though the students are used to saying a title then a letter.
The Uncanny students present are – Ben, Triage and Tempus. Magik is there, as well.
Kitty wants to stop losing team members.
Just then, Laura comes crawling back. She is losing a lot of blood. She is muttering about a shape shifter.
Tempus suspects Mystique, she is the villain of most books.
Issue ends with the Future Brotherhood of X-Men, that I have also forgot were going to be the villains of this new arc. Let’s all hope with one writer, this is better than Battle of the Atom. If not, then what was the point?
Members seen are – Lady Xorn (who I am sure died), Deadpool (also dead), Molly Hayes, Ice Hulk, Xavier Jr. (they remembered he is in a wheelchair now) and Beast.