Writer: Peter David
Artist: Leonard Kirk
A mystery 44 years in the making -not comic book years, but real years- is finally unveiled. Lorna Dane, the green haired mutant later known as Polaris debuted way back in X-Men #49 (1968) and ever since, her origins had been surrounded in a shroud of secrecy. Her parents had died in a plane crash, but at the same time Magneto was rumored to be her real father -a fact that writers struggled to maintain valid over the years. With this issue, Peter David finally puts an end to the speculation and ambiguity. Taking story elements that go all the way to 1968, and as recent as 2002 -when Lorna went crazy after surviving the extinction event in Genosha- Mr. David answers the lingering question in a way that respects all the characters involved, avoids retcons, and more important, explains Polaris' erratic behavior of the past decade and potentially primes her for a new start crazy-free. Thank you, PAD!