Under the influence of Crossfire’s Undertaker Machine, Hawkeye and Mockingbird are soon forced to battle each other to the death. A surprise conclusion helps, but, ultimately, Mark Gruenwald’s auteur opus fails to meet its lofty aspirations.
Now broke and homeless, Hawkeye and Mockingbird continue to come under attack from hired guns sent by Cross Technological Enterprises. Writer/artist Mark Gruenwald serves up some weak villains and a bland story for this miniseries’ penultimate issue.
Hawkeye teams with Mockingbird to strike back at Cross Technological Enterprises, and soon finds himself a target of the Silencer. A competent-but-flat chapter of the Hawkeye story from the team of Mark Gruenwald and Brett Breeding.
Captured by Magneto, the X-Men are soon battling for their lives within a secret base under an active volcano. The legendary X-Men creative team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin serve up an electric, issue-long fight scene.
The X-Men face off with Eric the Red and Firelord with perhaps the fate of the universe in the balance. This one strains the suspension of disbelief, but it’s still a strong outing from the regular creative team of Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum.