Q. Let’s talk about the personnel change that many say redefined the X-men. The entire team left, except for you!
A. Yes. I wanted them to stay, but they ignored me.
Q. You had to rebuild the team from scratch.
A. It was the hardest time for me as a leader. There was no one to lead.
Q. What was your role in the recruitment of the new cast of international heroes?
A. I mostly had to be patient while the Professor recruited them. It was very difficult.