New Mutants [Magik [Illyana Rasputin]; Cannonball; Magma; Doug Ramsey; Warlock]; GUEST: Selene; VILLAINS: Red Skull; Tiberius; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Karma; Kitty Pryde; Mr. Ramsey; Mrs. Ramsey
Doug has bucked the Red Skull's mind control but finds himself facing an angry Warlock and has to pretend to fight him so that the Skull does not realize he has come back to his senses. Doug uses specific training moves with Warlock to tip his friend off that he is no longer a foe. Selene and the New Mutants lead the people of Nova Roma in a revolt against the Red Skull. Doug shows his true colors and brings the Skull down but is blasted by Magma who is still under his influence. With the despot felled, Tiberius simply steps in and takes his place as the despotic ruler of Nova Roma.