Oh good. We need an 80-page “collectors item” #1 of another book about X-Men because there’s only about ten on the market every month already. At least it’s got some early Chris Bachalo art.
The team fights Sienna Blaze, who debuted in this year’s Uncanny X-Men annual, in a snow storm. She’s one of the “upstarts,” a group of kids who are in a competition to kill as many mutants as they can during a Gamesmaster game.
There’s a Ka-Zar/Shanna cameo during a flashback, which tells us that the team’s plane crashed upon returning from The Savage Land.
Creators: Scott Lobdell and Chris Bachalo
For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.