- Bill Mantlo
- Steve Ditko
- Ian Akin; Brian Garvey
- Glynis Wein
- Janice Chiang
- science fiction; superhero
- Rom; GUESTS: Forge; Rick Jones; Brandy Clark [Starshine]; Cindy Adams; Henry Peter Gyrich; General Merriwether Locklin; VILLAINS: Dire Wraiths; CAMEOS: Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hawkeye]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Iron Fist; She-Hulk; Cyclops; Wolverine; Hulk; Snowbird; Sasquatch [Walter Langkowski]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing]; Daredevil; CAMEO FLASHBACK: X-Men [Colossus; Storm; Rogue; Nightcrawler]; Magik [Illyana Rasputin]; Hybrid
- The government asks Forge to create more neutralizers to battle Dire Wraiths and stop Wraith-World from merging with earth; Since Gyrich used the last neutralizer he was given to rob Forge's girlfriend, Storm, of her mutant powers, however, he refuses; With the black spot on the sun growing ever larger and the fate of the world becoming ever more dire, Rom flies to Forge's aerie to personally ask him to help; After an attack by Wraiths, Forge agrees; Brandy wakes up from her coma to discover her Starshine powers are gone.
Forge appears after fighting Wraiths in Uncanny X-Men, the (Marvel, 1981 series) #187-188
- Jim Shooter
Bulletins, Hype Box, Check List and photo of John Romita, Jr.
Letters from Charles Haskell, Conrad P. Felber, Calvin Heighton, Leonard Burke and "Brett" with uncredited replies.