By Ben Chabala
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This week, to celebrate Kitty Pryde's return from her Breakworld bullet vacation in UNCANNY X-MEN #522, we're going to help you catch up on the phasing phenom's wild adventures and intangible exploits. Shadowcat's coming back and trust us, you're not going to want to miss it!
After the X-Men bid farewell to some departing teammates on Muir Island, the remaining mutants head back to the mansion for a little well deserved R&R. But who do they find waiting for them but the previously missing Professor X! Xavier has a new mission for the team, as Cerebro has detected a new mutant signature in Deerfield, Illinois. Little do the X-Men know that a shady group of evil mutants known as the Hellfire Club, also know about the new mutant's location, making it a race against time with Kitty Pryde's future hanging in the balance!
The X-Men might make saving the world look easy, but they have to put in some serious training in the Danger Room to do so. They dodge missiles, leap over fire pits, fight huge robots and more, honing their mutant abilities to their absolute peak. And now Kitty Pryde joins the fun as the X-Men's newest and youngest member! Meanwhile, north of the border in the snowy wastes of the Canadian back country, Wolverine and Nightcrawler attempt to clear Logan's name, as Department H still wants the adamantium-clawed mutant back working for them. Kitty, you have so much to look forward to!
Still reeling from the divorce of her parents and Colossus' romantic rejection, Kitty tries to get her life back together by moving back to her hometown. Unfortunately, not even Deerfield's sleepy charm can ward off the trouble that inevitably finds the young mutant. Adventure takes Kitty across the world to Japan where she must save her father from a corporation looking to launder money through the bank which employs him. She'll need to push her mind and mutant abilities to their limits if she hopes to pull this one off!
It seems like no matter how much distance Kitty puts between her and the Land of the Rising Son, Japan always draws her back. This time a bunch of no-good ninjas called the Path of Destiny has caused all the trouble. They've stolen a dragon from the Japanese government--one of Lockheed's old flames no less--and now they need Kitty and the little purple guy's help to bring it back in one piece. But there's far more to this case than meets the eye as some horrible figures from Kitty's past come back to haunt her.
The battle royale between the X-Men and Hellfire Club been the stuff of legends, but unfortunately, the Children of the Atom were destroyed and mentally disabled before the battle even began by a mole in their midst. Now Cyclops lies catatonic somewhere in the mansion, Sebastian Shaw has gotten the best of Colossus, Cassandra Nova has devolved Beast for a second time, and thanks to Emma Frost, Wolverine's nothing more than a man-baby afraid of his own shadow. Kitty's the only one X-Man left, but does she have what it takes to best the this unholy alliance? Don't count her out yet folks; this Kitty's got claws and you really don't want to mess with her friends!
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