X-Men First Class: The High Hand (2011) #1

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X-Men First Class: The High Hand (2011) #1 cover
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Arc: X-Men: First Class
Cover: John Tyler Christopher
Pencils: Bong Dazo
Inks: Victor Olazaba
Colors: Ian Hannin, Matt Milla
Letters: David Sharpe
Characters: Azazel, Riptide, Sebastian Shaw
Notes: The story is a comic book supplement to the movie. It comes free with purchase of "X-Men: First Class" on Blu-ray. Buyers get a code to redeem on Marvel's digital comics.


Lavecchia, Emma Frost's boss, brings her to the Hellfire Club, so she can poke into minds of the Hellfire Club. They need to negotiate a deal, where the boss owes money to Shaw and information about Colonel Hendry. Drunk, Emma scans Shaw's mind and is surprised to find that he is a mutant, too, since she has never encountered anyone like her before. The deal goes sour, so Shaw and his enemies defeat the members of the club, and he tells Emma that nobody owns her. Revealing her diamond form, she turns against her boss and his workers and kills them. She joins Shaw's side and, thus, named the White Queen. Azazel mentions she will become stronger than all of them, so Shaw tells him to call his Russian friends to devise a helmet.