Rom finds himself captive within Project Safeguard, a national alien-research facility secretly under the control of the Dire Wraith! Another above-average story from writer Bill Mantlo, though the art from Sal Buscema isn’t as strong.
At Jean Grey’s funeral, Cyclops remembers his life with Jean and the X-Men – then steps away from the team. An effective epilogue – and jumping-on point – from the classic creative team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin.
Jim Starlin brings a watered down version of his cosmic storytelling to the Distinguished Competition, but the real draw to DC Comics Presents #26 is the debut appearance of Marv Wolfman and George Pérez's new Teen Titans.