The destruction of the island of Genosha became a major continuity point in the X-men titles. So much of our favorite mutants’ history hangs on this heinous hinge. One can scarcely believe the dastardly deed took up only three pages in a single issue of X-men, though the subsequent issue picked up with scenes of X-men sifting through the tragic rubble. Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely made one of their most lasting contributions to the X-mythos in the final moments of X-Men #115.
Collector’s Guide: from “New” X-Men #115; Marvel, 2001. E is for Extinction, part 2 of 3.