As first issues go, this one doesn't exactly let us know who the characters are. With the exception of Northstar and Aurora, nothing outside of what they can do is really said about the characters. It's a good book don't get me wrong, but if you were not already familiar with them, this would not end up helping. That being said, both John Byrnes art and story telling techniques work here. I guess you would have to wait for the next issues to find out who these people really are. Oh, it is also pretty obvious, the character of Puck is going to take the Wolverine roll. I guess at the time ( 1983, has it been 25 years since this book came out? Wow I feel old. ) every team needed a Wolverine style tough guy. Not bad, I just wish the writing was up to par.