Synopsis: The sentinal known as Master Mold has hypnotized Moira MacTaggert into creating a virus, named Retribution, that could destroy the Earth's mutant population. Scott Summers (AKA Cyclops) is only beginning to suspect the truth and two mutants have already been infected. Will Scott wise up before more die?
Notes: X-Factor (Phoenix, Archangel, Iceman & Beast), X-Men (Rogue, Psylocke, Havok, Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Dazzler & Longshot), Albert Einstein and Leonardo DaVinci appear in flashback.
Synopsis: While Black Panther is questioning Sarah Slade, South African security forces attack the township with teargas. Meanwhile Zanti Chikane returns to the scene just in time to see the Black Panther shot down by Eugene Van Dermerwe. But is a bullet enough to kill the great cat or has Eugene just started a fight he can't possibly win?
Synopsis: Paladin, the Super-Soldier of Fortune, is reclining on a beach after a tough adventure. What adventure? He'll be glad to tell you about his adventure that includes a kidnapping that wasn't, a fight with alligators, a run-in with a European crime syndicate, the K.G.B., and intergalactic invaders in the antarctic.
Synopsis: A woman's ex-fiance has returned after a year of being missing, only to find that she has married his best friend. He has super-powers and he's not happy. This hardly sounds like a case for the Thing, if he hadn't had a similar experience when Alicia Masters married Johnny Storm. Can the Thing use his own experience to save this tormented couple?