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Peter David (writer), Rurik Tyler (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Glynis Oliver (colorist), Richard Starkings (letterer), Kelly Corvese (editor), Bob Harras (X-titles-editor), Tom DeFalco (editor in chief)
Lorna is released from hospital. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants try to recruit a group of Genoshan refugees, but they are fought by X-Factor. Havok agrees to go to Genosha with the refugees to convince them that everything is all right in Genosha.
A wounded Sauron feeds himself with the life-force of a drowning drunk. After that he hears the conversation between Bart Coswell from immigration and a soldier. They talk about the refugee ship carrying Genoshan mutants. Sauron decides to call the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, so they can try to gain some new allies.
At X-Factor’s HQ, Val is scolding Jamie for his harassing of Dick Roper, but is stopped by Havok, who demands that all complaints about X-Factor members are filed through him. The argument between Havok and Val is ended by the ringing of the phone. Meanwhile Polaris is released from hospital and is welcomed back by Wolfsbane. Havok also greets her, but tells her they are going on a mission. Polaris decides to go with them. Meanwhile Strong Guy is at the trial to protect Marilyn Maycroft who testifies against the drugs cartel that employed the Hell’s Belles. He says goodbye to Marilyn and tells her his real name: Guido Carosella.
At the Genoshan ship, Coswell is telling the refugees that they aren’t granted asylum, because Genosha is officially a safe country for mutants. The Genoshan Lukas scares him away by turning into a monster, when they hear sounds. They go outside to see the Brotherhood fighting military forces. The Toad welcomes them to the USA and invites them to join the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. The leader of the Genoshans, Prodigal, distrusts Toad. Toad tries to explain the meaning of “evil” within “Brotherhood of Evil Mutants”, but is stopped by Quicksilver. Quicksilver fights the Brotherhood but is stopped by Phantazia, who then is blasted by Havok. X-Factor quickly gains the upper-hand in the fight, but Rahne is lifted from the ground by Sauron. The Genoshans decide to stay put until it’s clear what is going on. In the sky Sauron tells Wolfsbane that he has killed Cannonball. Wolfsbane loses control again and bites Sauron. Sauron drops her and Polaris comes to her rescue, but Wolfsbane also attacks her. Polaris has to drop her and helps Havok against Pyro. Wolfsbane lands and calms down, but is terrified by her own actions. The Toad is knocked out by Quicksilver and Havok talks to the Genoshan refugees. Havok guarantees them that Genosha is safe and agrees to take them there himself.
Havok, Multiple Man, Polaris, Quicksilver, Strong Guy, Wolfsbane (all X-Factor)
Val Cooper, X-Factor’s governmental liaison
Bart Coswell, government employee
Marilyn Maycroft / Shrew, former Hell’s Belles member
Lukas, Pirouette, Prodigal (all Genoshan refugees)
Blob, Phantazia, Pyro, Sauron, Toad (all Brotherhood of Evil Mutants IV)
Cannonball was "killed" in X-Force #7 by Sauron, while Sauron got shot in X-Force #9. Both survived.