Welcome to Chapter 5! AKA Wolverine and the X-Men #36
Back at Utopia,
Emma Frost ant the Cuckoos are helping the young Jean in her battle against Xorn/Jean Grey (from the future).
Cyclops (from the present) lets Cyclops (from the past know that under the Xorn mask. It’s Jean Grey. No doubt.
Young Cyclops: “No way. That’s your Jean? the dead Jean?
Cyclops: No. That’s no Jean of mine. If I was to guess, I’d say that’s your Jean all grown up. Your young Jean never went back to her own time. She grew up in the future and now she’s…. OLD young Jean. I can’t believe I just said that.
Young Jean seems to be losing.
Wolverine (and Psylocke, Old Deadpool, 2 Beasts, 2 Icemans, Storm, Molly and Xavier’s grandson) show up to confront Cyclopses and everybody. Wolverine points out the youngins on Cyclops’ squad and Cyclops brings up the fact that Wolverine and Henry McCoy brought back Cyclops as a kid- and almost got him wiped out of existence when Kitty Pryde took him to stop Animax.
Young Cyclops shows off his powers.
Storm steps in to stop the melee (which after the conflicts of 2 chapters ago… makes little sense) and says “no more x-men fighting x-men.”
Meanwhile, the X-men still fighting X-men, the cuckoos are failing and Emma along with young Jean is holding strong against Xorn Jean. With a battle cry of: “I will gouge out your eyeballs with diamond fingers, you fiendishly overrated ginger! Why won’t you ever stay dead?!”
Xorn Jean in turn takes a cheap shot at Emma, “Scott will never be yours, so long as there’s a me around.”
The art in these panels for the psychic battle are particularly cool, might I add, light blasting out of everyone’s eyes, characters bleeding while phantom figures send bright blasts at each other.
Emma falls out of the battle and leaves Jeans fighting each other.
Young Iceman and Young Beast are researching the future (Young Beast suggests that the future X-Men aren’t who they say they are.) They are also babysitting Shogo (who Jubes dumped on them. Where’s she at?). Magik takes the pair into the future.
Because obviously the solution is MORE TIME TRAVEL.
about this time, Young Jean reads the mind of her future self and decides that it’s time to stop fighting and go home.
(Deadpool hints that the future isn’t what they are saying) and this issue concludes with Magik and co in the future… meeting MORE X-Men.