Here is the middle volume of Ed Piskor's X-Men: Grand Design trilogy – Second Genesis! This time around, the New X-Men get the Piskor treatment, as they are herein folded into the Grand Design. Here's where Nightcrawler, Colossus, Thunderbird, Storm, and, of course, Wolverine join the X-Men and form the core of the new team. Here we have the saga of the Phoenix through the Dark Phoenix all the way up through the introduction of Madeline Pryor. Along the way, we'll encounter the Hellfire Club, the Shi-ar, the Morlocks, the Brood, join the X-Men in their travels to Krakoa, Japan and the far flung realms of deep space, and much, much more!