Astonishing X-Men (2004) #2
Written by Joss Whedon and drawn by John Cassaday. There's a cure for mutants. No super-villain or mad scientist-inspired doomsday weapon could have a greater impact on the Marvel Universe than those five words. Dr. Kavita Rao, a prominent bio-chemist, has told the world that her company, Benetech, is seeking federal approval for a drug that can reverse and eliminate radical genetic mutation. Within hours, mutants of all shape, color and temperament swarm Benetech's offices. All of them wish for one thing: a normal life. And in a world that shuns them for being different, who can blame them?
But this development has a much different impact on the X-Men, who have just re-dedicated themselves to convincing the world at large that the word "mutant" isn't synonymous with "dangerous" or "evil." Freeing hostages held captive by an alien criminal named Ord of the Breakworld (with the timely help of Lockheed the Dragon), is a step in the right direction. But how will the X-Men deal with this so-called "cure" for mutation? Emma Frost's suggestion is to kill the doctor who developed the formula. The cooler head of Hank (the Beast) McCoy prevails, however, and the X-Men agree they need to learn more about Benetech and its claim. But secretly all the Beast wants to know is: will it work?