Warlock saves Spider-Man from a runaway rocket, then the two team to battle the Stranger on the moon. Bill Mantlo doesn’t demonstrate much of a feel for “cosmic” stories here, but the art from John Byrne is quite nice.
The Hulk stumbles across a deserted New Mexico town and soon comes to blows with Woodgod. Plus, appearances by Spider-Man and the X-Men! John Byrne gets his first crack at drawing Marvel’s merry mutants, but the results are less than spectacular.
The X-Men are reunited on Muir Island – and soon find themselves battling for their lives against Mutant X. The Claremont/Byrne/Austin creative team enters into its golden era with the launch of the Proteus Saga.
Reunions and time slips, galactic affairs of state and trouble on Muir Island … yup, it’s another transitional issue! But that’s OK, because no one did transitional issues in the Bronze Age quite as well as Chris Claremont and John Byrne.
Trapped in Murderworld, the X-Men must survive myriad deadly challenges – including brainwashed betrayal by one of their own! It’s an all-out action issue from the X-Men creative team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin.
A quest to find Clea finds Dr. Strange embroiled in a plot for the future of the mythical Phaseworld. Marv Wolfman and P. Craig Russell’s tale strains against the confines of continuity, but it’s bolstered by Russell's lush art.
With the future of humanity hanging in the balance, the crew of the Seeker 3000 rebels against Jason and the Six. Doug Moench delivers a potential-laden tryout issue, with above-average art from Tom Sutton.
Colossus passes a test, Lilandra takes the throne, Jean Grey runs into trouble, Storm visits Harlem … it’s a transitional issue! And that’s OK thanks to the stellar creative team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin.
The X-Men face off against Alpha Flight at the Calgary Stampede, with Wolverine’s freedom at stake. The motivation driving this story doesn’t make much sense, but the team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin still deliver the goods.
The X-Men and Sunfire infiltrate Moses Magnum’s island fortress in a desperate effort to save Japan. Inker Terry Austin rejoins Chris Claremont and John Byrne to deliver another strong X-Men adventure.