- Louise Simonson
- Rick Leonardi
- Al Williamson
- Glynis Oliver
- Joe Rosen
- New Mutants [Boom Boom; Cannonball; Mirage; Rictor; Rusty Collins; Skids; Sunspot; Warlock; Wolfsbane]; Brightwind; Hela (villain); Freedom Force [Avalanche; Blob; Crimson Commando; Destiny; Mystique; Pyro; Super Sabre] (Villains); Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange] (guest-star); X-Factor's Ship
- Freedom Force, who want Rusty to register in accordance with the Mutant Registration Act, attack the New Mutants. The team splits up, with Skids trying to protect Rusty on Liberty Island. Ship disappears. Dr. Strange transports the New Mutants to Asgard.
Part 2 of 8. Ship's disappearance is explained in X-Factor #43.
Letters of comment from readers Sean Grimaldi, Gor Nykreim, and Jeff Hill.
Page also contains Marvel Assistant Editors Fan Awards for 1988 ballot and Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Awards for 1988 ballot.