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#1 Dec 1996
Investigating a spatial rift near Delta Vega, the planet where Dr. Elizabeth Dehner and Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell mutated and died (Where No Man Has Gone Before), the Enterprise encounters a ship in distress. Before exploding, seven life forms are detected and another ship comes through the rift. A being named Gladiator leaves the second ship and claims Delta Vega in the name of the Shi'ar Empire, punching Scotty's shields for emphasis. Meanwhile, the seven life forms have teleported to a cargo hold in the Enterprise - Cyclops, Phoenix, The Beast, Wolverine, Storm, Gambit, and Bishop. With the crew of the Enterprise, the X-Men must face Deathbird and Proteus, who has bonded with the essence of the long dead Gary Mitchell and a potentially inexhaustible supply of psionic energy. Stardate 4740.5
The X-Men meet the crew of the Enterprise as Marvel celebrates its 35th anniversary and Paramount celebrates "30 Years of Star Trek". Also includes a Star Trek/X-Men pin-up gallery and a preview of Marvel's Paramount Comics Star Trek titles by Polly Watson. Double-sized issue.
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artists: Marc Silvestri, Billy Tan, Anthony Winn, David Finch, Brian Ching, Batt, D-Tron, Aaron Sowd, Joe Weems, Victor Llamas, Team Tron, Jose "Jag" Guillen, Viet Troung, Mike Manczarek
Cover artists: Silvestri, Batt