Uncanny X-Men #18 feels a little off from the get-go. Because of other storylines the series hasn’t had a chance to reincorporate (or even acknowledge) the rest of the time-displaced X-Men who have joined Cyclops‘ team (other than Angel who joined months ago) and now the entire group is missing the entire issue is an attempt to play catch-up to events that have been going on for a couple of months now.
What Uncanny X-Men #18 delivers is a flashback to Kitty Pryde confronting Cyclops (with the intention of murdering him) and eventually leading the time-displaced X-Men to Cyclops’ new school (before she left with them all to head into space to rescue Jean Grey).
Although awkward (seriously, this issue should have taken place at least two months ago) it does deliver some interesting moments between Cyclops and his younger self and Jean Grey. If you’ve been waiting for the issue that reincorporates the rest of the X-Men this is it… but only kinda because in the present they are all off-world. For fans.