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 a 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
With this issue, Peter David finally puts an end to the speculation
and ambiguity regarding Polaris' heritage. Taking story elements
that go all the way to 1968, and as recently as 2002 -when Lorna
went REALLY crazy after surviving the destruction of 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 in the last decade and potentially primes
her for a new start crazy-free. Thank you!