"Too Late, the Heroes!"
Wolverine joins the party as Jean turns on Jason Wyngarde and the Inner Circle and frees Scott and the X-men. Now it’s a knock-down drag-out fight between the Inner Circle and the X-Men but this time it’s the X-Men who prevail. Jean confronts Mastermind and destroys his mind with the power of the Phoenix as the others in the Inner Circle escape. But Jean's problems are just starting as she can no longer control the power of the Phoenix
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix.