Synopsis: Deprived of her powers, a depressed Storm is being housed by Forge who tries to feed her and prevent her from letting herself die. Step by step, Ororo and Forge get to know each other better and begin to fall in love. Valerie Cooper and her colleagues try to find Rogue, but it’s Rogue who finds them and saves Val from an attack by the Dire Wraiths. During the battle she absorbs one of the aliens, and Xavier, who has been scanning for both missing X-Men is hit by the psychic backlash. Rogue absorbs Val‘s memories to find out what happened to Storm. Back in Dallas, Storm discovers the truth about Forge: he is the man who created the gun that took her powers away. Feeling betrayed she lets him have a piece of her mind and leaves him.
Notes: Originally published in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #186
Synopsis: Lady Deathstrike, with her power boosted by Spiral, goes on a hunt for Wolverine. Meanwhile, Katie Power runs into the feral X-Man is he is stalked by Lady Deathstrike. Buying time for him to recover, Katie and Wolverine flee throughout the city. But when Wolverine comes to his senses, will his animal instincts get the best of him, or will his humanity prevail?
Notes: Originally published in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #205
Synopsis: Dazzler is influenced by the Maurauder Malice. During a concert she exposes her cover of being a mere keyborder and steals the limelight from Lila Cheney. Later on she dances in a nightclub and makes no secret of her light powers. Lila is concerned and calls the X-Men. Wolverine, Storm, Rogue and Psylocke investigate, and Malice does some body-jumping, making the X-Men fight each other. Finally Betsy understands what’s going on and they make Malice enter Storm, who has the will power to resist the Marauder’s influence. The psychic entity then leaves, though feeling victorious as she made the X-Men say things to each other that will not be easy to forget. Dazzler is told to join the X-Men, as she is a too obvious target for the Marauders.
Notes: Originally published in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #214