- Let me put this out there for you to chew on. Come into the light. ... I know you've lost good people. And I don't know entirely what your people had to deal with inside the energy dome that engulfed San Francisco -- but I know getting out of it meant you didn't just save yourselves, but you saved the rest of us, too. The whole world saw the X-Men save them. It's time to bring the X-Men front and center. Lead your people into the daylight. ... This is the time, Scott. The X-Men are heroes. Time to act like it.
Appearing in the 1st StoryEdit
- Hope Summers
- Beast (Hank McCoy) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Cyclops (Scott Summers) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Molly Hayes
- Fantastic Four (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Franklin Richards
- X-Men (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Dr. Nemesis (James Bradley)
- Rogue (Anna Marie)
- Colossus (Piotr Rasputin) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Pixie (Megan Gwynn) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Wolverine (Logan) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Angel (Warren Worthington III)
- Storm (Ororo Munroe)
- Iceman (Bobby Drake)
- Psylocke (Betsy Braddock)
- Emma Frost (Only in flashback)
- New Mutants
- Commander Steve Rogers
- Savage Land dinosaurs
- Avengers (Only in flashback)
- President Barack Obama
- Mayor Sadie Sinclair
- Agent Abigail Brant (Mentioned)
- Savage Land
- New York City
- Washington, D.C.
- Hawkeye's Bow
- Presidential Medal of Freedom
- Mjolnir (Only in flashback)
- Cyclops' Visor (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for the 1st StoryEdit
After leaving the X-Men due to Cyclops' more militant style of leadership, Beast heads to L.A. to meet up with his girlfriend Abigail Brand who stands him up, only to meet up with Molly Hayes of the Runaways. The two discuss extinction, faith, and living life to its fullest. Hope is at the Baxter Building with Dr. Nemesis and Rogue, receiving a physical from Mr. Fantastic, as well as conversing with his son Franklin Richards, upon giving Hope a clean bill of health, Reed suggests that Hope try to locate her family in an attempt to better learn who she really is, on the way back to Utopia, Hope insists on doing just that.
Cyclops takes some time off to go hunting in The Savage Land, during which he encounters Steve Rogers, who suggests that Cyclops bring the X-Men out of the shadows and into the light as heroes, Rogers arranges to have the president award Scott the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which sways the people of San Francisco to welcome the X-Men back.
During a celebration on Utopia, Cyclops sneaks away to talk to Hope, in an attempt to discuss a strategy of dealing with the five lights, Hope becomes agitated at his expectations and just wants to find her family. Scott realizing his mistreatment of Hope, decides that he'll deal with the lights and send a team to escort Hope to Alaska, much to her delight.
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