PIETRO: This is interesting.
LORNA: What is?
PIETRO: You know who Cerberus is, yes?
LORNA: Three-headed dog that guards the gates to Greek hell. Sure.
PIETRO: Well, according to this, the name comes from the Greek word "kerberos.”
LORNA: Okay, so?
PIETRO: So it means “spot.”
LORNA: Again, so?
PIETRO: So it means that Hades named his big guard dog “Spot.” Well, I found that funny.

All New X-Factor #5, written by Peter David, art by

Carmine Di Giandomenico

This was one of the scenes I really liked in ANXF. Lorna using her powers in everyday mundane situations was wonderful, and something I at least so far haven’t seen anyone other than Peter David do.

How did you discover Polaris?


I don’t know how much activity this post will get, but it’s worth a try because I’m curious.

If you’re looking at this post, you most likely know who Polaris (Lorna Dane) is. My question: how did you find out about her?

Mine is after the cut, or jump, or whatever you want to call it.

I can’t remember how I got there, but at some point in early 2009, I was link-hopping around the Marvel wikia. Maybe I recently saw the Iron Man film, maybe someone was talking about Marvel and I was just curious, I honestly don’t know. Eventually, one of those links took me to the Polaris entry.

Of course, her aesthetic intrigued me, but her character history was what hooked me. There were all these personal emotional events in her life, things I never even knew happened in the Marvel universe, that went completely unknown to me for my entire life. I’d grown into an adult without knowing she even existed.

That day, I immediately went out to a nearby comic book shop and bought about four comics that had Lorna on the covers. It would’ve been better if I got a list of her most important appearances like House of M, or at least bought a whole story arc instead of just one issue of it, but I didn’t know that at the time. This level of comic fandom was new to me. Luckily, one of those books was the TPB of Civil War: House of M.

So that’s my story. I’m curious to see where everyone else jumped on board. Maybe it was her stint on Uncanny X-Men? 90s X-Factor? The Wolverine and the X-Men cartoon? All-New X-Factor? Some great cosplay or fanart? Whatever it is, I’m interested to find out.


This is an illustration I do a little on at a time… All New Xfactor vs Age of Apocalypse. If you read the final issue of ANXF before secret wars you see ANXF Ironman and many others. Plus the whole arc dealt with Polaris learning to be single and a team leader so I wanted her to face off against the dark nasty side of AOA Havok.

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Quicksilver does care about his half sister Polaris. Whoever says otherwise clearly hasn’t read comics with these two siblings.

All New x-factor #20 story by Peter David.

I love Pietro ❤

I’m looking forward to when Marvel comes to their senses and we get to see the whole 616 family again in all its glory. ANXF will be a great starting point for that.

For now, I suppose we can at least be thankful we’re getting an AU version of that family with House of M.