"Live Free or Die!"
Storm is back and explains her new relationship with the Acanti, the giant creatures used by the Brood as ships. She tells how the spirit of their fallen leader must be set free as the X-Men spring into action with the help of Binary, but there is a traitor who warns the Brood Queen of the X-Men's plans. It comes down to the X-Men against the Brood but at the darkest moment, when it appears that the Brood Queen will infect the soul of the Acanti, Binary sets the soul and the Acanti free. With their freedom, the Brood eggs are purged from the bodies of the X-Men. But there is one more Brood child out there and its up to the X-Men to find it and stop it before it transforms one of the most powerful mutants on Earth, Charles Xavier.
1st appearance of Lockheed.