||FEATURE: X-Factor--Cyclops; Jean Grey; Beast; Archangel; Iceman; GUESTS: Nathan Christopher Summers; John Grey; Elaine Grey; X-Men--Storm; Wolverine; Havok; Colossus; Rogue; Psylocke; Longshot; Dazzler; VILLAINS: Goblin Queen [Madelyne Pryor] (origin and death); Inferno Demons; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Mr. Sinister; Scalphunter; Harpoon; Prism; Roma
||Under the influence of the Goblin Queen, the X-Men and X-Factor renew their conflict with each other; Jean and Maddie battle as Maddie reveals that she is a clone of Jean Grey created by Mr. Sinister and brought to life by a small fraction of the power of the Phoenix; When the Goblin Queen releases the Phoenix to kill Nathan Christopher and open a doorway to Limbo, Jean is able to absorb the Phoenix force away from the Goblin Queen but, as this is what was powering Maddie's life, she dies; New York returns to normal and the Inferno is quenched; With Nathan Christopher safe, Jean's parents restored to their human form and the Goblin Queen dead, the X-Men and X-Factor vow to track down Mr. Sinister and make him pay for his hand the plot.
||Inferno crossover; Cont. from Uncanny X-Men #242; Cont. in Uncanny X-Men #243
||in X-Men: Inferno (Marvel, 1996 series) #[nn]