Quote1 Not bad folks, I've seen some heavy stompin' in my time...but this takes the cake. Hey one-eye, we got what we came for, right? That princess chick? How 'bout we head on home while we got the chance? Quote2
-- Wolverine

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Synopsis for "Where No X-Man Has Gone Before!"Edit

Continued from last issue....

After being transported through a star-gate by Phoenix[2], the X-Men find themselves on an ancient planet that is home to the M'Kraan Crystal, surrounded by several members of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard serving the evil Emperor D’Ken. When Cyclops announces that they are there for Lilandra, an enormous battle commences between the two sides. Despite the number of Imperial Guardsmen, the two teams are evenly matched.

When Lilandra is saved from The Soul Drinker unleashed on her by D’Ken, she reveals that he plans to use the M’Kraan Crystal to gain power absolute and that is why she escaped to Earth, having learned of Professor Xavier when he used his mental powers to thwart an alien invasion by the Z'Nox[3]. The tide of the battle is turned by the arrival of the Starjammers, a group of interstellar pirates who aid the X-Men against the Guardsmen. Jean mind-probes their leader Corsair, and is shocked to learn what she finds there, finding it impossible to consider.

Suddenly the M’Kraan Crystal powers up and reality for a fraction of a second ceases to exist. On Earth Peter Corbeau warns the Fantastic Four that should the cosmic blinks continue, the universe will die.

This story is continued next issue...

  • The members of the Imperial Guard are closely based on DC's superhero/science fiction series the Legion of Superheroes of which Dave Cockrum was a longstanding artist.
  • In this issue, Lilandra becomes the first person Nightcrawler teleports with.

See AlsoEdit

  • This is the start of a two-part battle that concludes next issue.
  • This is the culmination of Eric the Red's efforts for Emperor D'Ken. Previous issues focusing on his work include X-Men #97, #104, and #105.


  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. X-Men #105
  3. X-Men #65
  4. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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