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 Beast investigates the X-Men’s disappearance, only to find his former team trapped as circus freaks by Mesmero. The team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin settle into their historic run on X-Men.
The X-Men’s Danger Room session takes a potentially deadly turn when Warhawk infiltrates the mansion and seizes control. Fill-in art from journeyman artist Tony DeZuniga derails the momentum of the new X-Men creative team, albeit temporarily.
The X-Men’s plans for a little R&R are interrupted when Weapon Alpha comes looking to take Wolverine home. The quintessential X-Men creative team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin quickly level up with this introduction of Alpha Flight’s leader.
The X-Men and Starjammers battle the Guardians of the Gate in a desperate attempt to save the universe. John Byrne and Terry Austin join Chris Claremont on what would become one of the premiere titles of the Bronze Age
With the help of computer tapes, Nicodemus regains his memories and once again schemes to become the Sorcerer Supreme. A solid, done-in-one story from Chris Claremont gets strong art support from the team of Marshall Rogers and P. Craig Russell.
Angel, Ka-Zar and Zabu launch a desperate attempt to rescue the X-Men from the clutches of Sauron. Soon-to-be X-artist Paul Smith joins Chris Claremont for this strong concluding chapter. Plus, two backup stories featuring art by Michael Golden.
With Angel and Spider-Man devolved into primordial creatures, it’s up to Ka-Zar and Karl “Sauron” Lykos to save the day. (Yeah, that sounds like it’ll end well.) Chris Claremont, Micheal Golden and others team on another good-but-not-amazing issue of Marvel Fanfare.
Spider-Man, Angel and Daredevil help the House of Ideas launch Marvel Fanfare, an upscale foray aimed at comics’ emerging Direct Market. While featuring some fantastic art from the likes of Michael Golden and Paul Smith, this debut issue’s stories fall a bit flat.