The Return - Joining Forces
When Jean “Phoenix” Grey’s mind is taken control of by Mastermind and the Inner Circle, she sacrifices herself to protect the world. A year has passed since Jean’s death, and the X-Men have since disbanded and the Xavier Institute closed. When Charles Xavier receives word that a mutant named Hisako Ichiki has been kidnapped, he sends out a call to Storm, Wolverine and Beast. After being informed they are to fly to the Tōhoku region of Japan, where Xavier’s psychic abilities can’t seem to reach, Wolverine and Storm go to talk to Cyclops, who has been brooding since Jean’s death, in order to convince him to join them.