The battle is over as the X-Men bring the Starjammers up to speed on the situation, meanwhile back on Earth, Dr. Carbeau briefs the President, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four about the Universe coming apart, not knowing anything about M'Kraan Crystal. The X-Men fight the guardian of the crystal and slip by him as they end up within the Crystal. The Phoenix figures out that the Negative Galaxy within the crystal is trying to get out and she can stop it with the help of Corsair and Storm. The team returns to earth with Lilandra, who will take over the Empire.
First John Byrne/Terry Austin artwork.