- Louise Simonson
- Arthur Adams
- Al Milgrom
- Tom Vincent
- Joe Rosen
- X-Factor [Cyclops; Jean Grey; Iceman; Beast; Archangel]; Rictor; Rusty Collins; Boom Boom; Skids; Ship; Alchemy (first appearance); Nathan Christopher Summers; New Mutants [Cannonball; Wolfsbane [Rahne]; Mirage [Dani Moonstar]; Warlock; Sunspot]; Brightwind; Troll associates (villains)
- X-Factor tries to rescue Alchemy who has been kidnapped by trolls.
Ship makes an appearance (a "speaking role") in this issue as does Dani's winged horse, Brightwind. Additionally, the Trolls have a name for themselves.
Letters from readers: Pat Yonkers, Dan Ratanasit, Russell Robinson, Ron Edwards, Brian Chamberlin, Steve Johnson, David Ferris, Andy Hultquist, Elvis Orton, Nelson Fox, Atiba Ellis and Ron McInnis.