Jamie Madrox is dead. As X-Factor struggles to cope with their first major loss, Alex Summers questions his role as leader. Will Havok quit just when the team needs him the most. Meanwhile, Polaris seeks vengeance on the person who hired Random to kill her - even as the bounty hunter joins Strong Guy and Wolfsbane on a road trip. Lorna follows Alex to Hawaii, but the island paradise soon becomes a nightmare courtesy of Malice, Mister Sinister and the Nasty Boys. The techno-organic threat of the Phalanx unites X-Factor, X-Force and Excalibur, Strong Guy battles the Blob. Legion awakens from his coma. But when Lila Cheney is targeted, Guido puts his life on the line. Will X-Factor lose another member.
Collecting X-FACTOR (1986) #101-111 and ANNUAL #9, SPIDER-MAN & X-FACTOR: SHADOWGAMES #1-3, X-FORCE #38, and EXCALIBUR (1988) #82.