||FEATURE: X-Factor (1st Team)--Cyclops; Jean Grey; Beast; Angel; Iceman; GUESTS: Rusty Collins; Cameron Hodge; Madelyne Pryor; Nathan Christopher Summers; Candy Southern; Mr. Fantastic; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Storm; Banshee; Dark Phoenix; Captain America; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Wasp; Hercules; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]
||The original X-Men find out that Jean Grey is still alive and gather for a reunion. Jean explains her near-death experience and the Phoenix phenomenon. The team decides to form X-Factor, a group of mutant hunters whose real purpose is to rescue and help new mutants. Navy man Rusty Collins manifests destructive flame powers and X-Factor brings him in.
||Bob Layton; Jackson Guice; Joe Rubinstein
||Petra Scotese; Max Scheele; Glynis Oliver
||Continued from Fantastic Four #286.
||In Essential X-Factor (Marvel, 2005 series) #1