In which Elisabeth plans for her reign as Omniversal Majestrix; Hulks and moons are two great tastes that go great together; Nightcrawler takes the lead; Alastair gets a new gadget; it’s just not a cosmic event without Alan Davis; Mastermind is still the absolute worst; Excalibur fixes problems by playing dress-up; Moira MacTaggert desperately needs to hire some staff; and Jamie Braddock is legitimately terrifying.
Nova (Frankie Raye)
The continually poor decisions of Brian Braddock
A convergence of cosmic forces
Character growth both literal and metaphorical
A cosmic snit
A villainous ruse
Several rounds of reality warping
Definitive incarnations of characters
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In which Jean commits genocide, the Shi’ar are total dicks (again), we have feelings about X-Men #137, Claremont and Byrne do what they do best, shit gets real on the moon, Kitty joins the team, and the Dark Phoenix Saga concludes.
The Terrigen Mist
The Dark Phoenix
Cameos with cosmic implications
The Phoenix event horizon
The winged never-nudes of the Marvel Universe
The Shi’ar’s really dubious justice system
Why X-Men #137 is the definitive issue of X-Men
The power of friendship
The blue area of the moon
The best last stand
The Phoenix Retcon
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