Another classic issue of Uncanny X-Men.
Kitty Pryde had served proudly alongside the X-Men, but Professor X has decided that she is too young for the team and demotes her. This was around the time the New Mutants series was spinning off from the X-Men and logically it made sense for the Professor to want her on the other team. In fact her experience with the X-Men would have made her a natural leader.
Instead, she does everything she can to try to win Xavier’s favor.
After failing miserably, Kitty is about to accept her fate when something in the basement requires her attention. Suiting up, Kitty discovers an alien dragon and some newly hatched alien things that it has come to feed on.