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Abandoned Love: Wait, HE Was Going to Be the Third Summers Brother?!

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Abandoned Love:  Wait, HE Was Going to Be the Third Summers Brother?!

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without retconnng away the previous story. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we take a look at who the original third Summers brother was going to be.

We first learned what happened to Cyclops’ parents when Cyclops and his brother, Havok, were little kids, in Uncanny X-Men #144 (by Chris Claremont, Brent Anderson and Joe Rubinstein)…

In Uncanny X-Men #156 (by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and Bob Wiacek), Corsair fills in the rest of the details…

In X-Men #23 (by Fabian Nicieza, Andy Kubert and Matt Ryan), Mister Sinister warns Cyclops about the Legacy Virus while also subtly suggesting that Cyclops has a SECOND brother (heck, honestly, it makes it sound like Cyclops could have MULTIPLE other brothers)…

Soon after, Adam-X the X-Treme debuted in the pages of the 1993 X-Force Annual (by Fabian Nicieza, Tony Daniel and a bunch of inkers)…

And he made it clear that he was from another planet…

In X-Men #39 (by Fabian Nicieza, Terry Dodson and Matt Ryan), while Adam looked for his heritage, he ran into an old man was a pilot in Alaska. The old man later crashes his plane and Adam had to do anything to keep him alive, trapped in the wilderness while injured from the crash…

Go to the next page to see the biggest clue yet that Adam was the third Summers brother, as well as the revelation of who the actual third Summers brother was!

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