Scott marries Jean Grey lookalike Madeline Pryor, and Paul Smith resigns as artist. The wedding issue is drawn half by Smith and half by John Romita, Jr., the take-over artist. His work on X-Men would become one of the best runs of his illustrious career.
Overall, the story deals a lot with Jean Grey’s absence–obviously. Lots of excellent character moments like the one above.
Also, Henry Peter Gyrich–who had been a government handler for both The Avengers and the X-Men, meets his future replacement, Valerie Cooper.
Creators: Chris Claremont, Paul Smith, J.R. Jr.