Philip Summers

    Character » Philip Summers appears in 67 issues.

    Philip Summers is a descendant of Black Womb/Amanda Mueller and the father of Corsair. He is also the paternal grandfather of Cyclops, Havok and Vulcan. He owns his own airline company.

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    Philip Summers last edited by agentofasgard on 03/29/21 04:57AM View full history


    Philip Summers and his wife Deborah Summers lived in Anchorage and after his stind as a pilot in the war, he and Deboarah had one son named Christopher, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons, Scott and Alex. Just like Philip, Christopher was an fanatic flyer and made many trips with his family.


    Philip Summers was created by Chris Claremont and Paul Smith and first appeared in Uncanny X-men issue 175 (1983).

    Major Story Arcs

    Seeming Loss

    While on one of their plane trips, Philip's son and family where seemingly killed in a plaincrash. They only found out their grandsons had survived the crash of their plane when both Scott (Cyclops) and Alex (Havok) where already in their mid-teens. He attended the wedding of Cyclops and his then-wife Madelyne Pryor. Although Philip and his wife where happy to see both their grandsons, they still felt the loss of their own son, Christopher (Cyclops and Havok's father whom, unbeknown to them, was also still alive, but kept this from them).

    Meeting the Starjammers

    Some months later, Christopher finally revealed to his parents to still be alive. This resulted in them having a reunion, which was followed by a family vacation in Philip and Deborah's house in the woods, just like the old times. This was shorty after Scott Summers and Madelyne's child, Nathan, was born. During this time, Christopher joined them and Philip and Deborah even met Christopher's ragtag space team, known as the Starjammers.

    Wedding of Scott and Jean

    Both Philip and his wife also attended the wedding between Scott and his long life (and long lost) partner Jean Grey.

    Encounter with Adam X

    Philip remained a pilot until a sudden loss of vision caused him to crash. He seemed dying, but luckily the mutant known as Adam-X found the man and kept him alive. He made a full recovery and lives with his wife Deborah although his vision is still not what it used to be.


    Some months later, both Philip and Deborah where kidnapped by the alien Eric the Red and his Shi'ar cult. They where taken as randsome in order for Cyclops and Havoc to bring Adam-X to them.


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