||FEATURE: X-Factor--Cyclops (Origin); Jean Grey; Beast; Archangel; Iceman; GUESTS: X-Men--Storm; Wolverine; Rogue; Colossus; Havok; Psylocke; Dazzler; Longshot; VILLAINS: Mr. Sinister; Malice [Polaris]; Sabretooth; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Madelyne Pryor
||Mr. Sinister has blown up X-Mansion with all of the X-Men inside and only Longshot stands in his way of total victory; Beast shows up and helps Longshot occupy Sinister while the X-Men dig themselves out of the rubble; During the ensuing conflict, Sinister reveals that Cyclops was brought to his orphanage as a boy and manipulated by the villain; Realizing that Sinister is wary of Cyclops' eye beams, the X-Men distract him while Havok uses his powers to supercharge his brother; Cyclops blasts Sinister into oblivion; The X-Men and X-Factor part to carry on their separate missions.
||Cont. from Uncanny X-Men #243
||in X-Men: Inferno (Marvel, 1996 series) #[nn]