Astonishing X-Men (2004) #13
Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon returns with artist John Cassaday to the X-title that continues to delight fans and stir their imaginations with shock after shock. After bringing Colossus back from the dead and revealing that the U.S. government agency known as S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient Worlds Observation and Response Department) is harboring Ord, a known mutant-killer, Whedon hits us with another mind-bender. Emma Frost, the White Queen, has been in secret contact with the new Hellfire Club for months.
Sebastian Shaw a.k.a. the Black King, Casandra Nova and the mysterious hooded being known only as Perfection form the core of the new Club and with their help Emma escaped the ravaging effects of de-mutantization that followed the House of M. But what is their deadly game and why is Emma playing along if, as she says, she truly loves Scott (Cyclops) Summers? Also, Kitty Pryde and Peter Rasputin finally act on their feelings for each other!