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Quote1 Yes, well, I won't sugar coat it, Mister Grey. This is only the smallest first step on a long and difficult journey. Quote2
Professor X

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  • Xavier's Private Jet

Synopsis for 1st story

Professor Charles Xavier visits the Grey household at Annandale-on-Hudson to speak to them about their disturbed daughter, Jean. Jean recently developed mutant psychic abilities, but through the most traumatic circumstances. She was present when her friend Annie Richardson had been struck by a vehicle and killed. Jean telepathically felt Annie dying inside her brain. Now, she cannot keep the voices out of her head. Xavier explains the nature of Jean's mutant heritage to her parents and offers to help her as much as he can. After spending a considerable amount of time with Jean, he decides to erect psychic dampers inside her brain, which prevent her from perceiving the surface thoughts of those around her.

Time passes, and Xavier visits the Grey home once again. He tells them he is opening up a boarding school for mutants and invites Jean to become one of his students. Jean accepts and becomes one of Xavier's X-Men. She trains with them consistently and earns the admiration of her fellow students. At this time, Jean develops the power of telekinesis.

When a mutant menace threatens Cape Citadel, the X-Men scramble in response. Jean however, does not go with them. Instead, she takes a walk through nearby Salem Center, where she is forced to use her telekinesis to rescue people from a traffic accident. Xavier collects her after the Cape Citadel mission and admonishes her for ducking out on the team. However, he is proud to see Jean coming into her own.

Solicit Synopsis

From the moment Professor Xavier arrived on her doorstep, young Jean Grey knew things would change forever. But she was never prepared for how strange life at the Xavier Institute could be - or just how dangerous she truly was. Will she be able to harness her budding powers in time to prove herself a hero? Or will the ghosts of her past haunt her forever? Sean McKeever and Mike Mayhew bring you the first adventure of the X-Men's mightiest mutant in her own one-shot! Guest starring the original X-Men!


  • There is one major departure from established continuity shown in this issue. In the original telling of the X-Men's first official mission, Jean was present with the team at Cape Citadel. In this issue, she is absent from the team.


  • Mayhew hired models; drawing roughs and then shooting the models and producing the pages.

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