Uncanny X-Men #101 was the first appearance of the Phoenix Force.
Returning from space, the X-men were caught in the midst of solar flares.
As Jean Grey attempts an emergency landing at JFK airport, the Blackbird skids off the runway and lands in Jamaica Bay.
As Cyclops begins to frantically search for his love, she rises from the water, proclaiming herself as “The Phoenix.”
Trivia Time – This would be the first issue in which we learn Wolverine is attracted to Jean Grey. The cover price of Uncanny X-Men would increase to 30 cents as well.
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