Written by Chris Claremont.
Penciler Thomas Derenick.
Inker Sean Parsons.
Letterer Pop Visuals.
Colorist Tom Smith.
Cover Art: Vince Evans.
Editor Mike Marts, Bob Harras
Kitty Pryde is training in the Danger Room, and receives a sub-par score against a
N'Garai demon. Her shower is interrupted by a courier, and she has to sign for a package.
She does not bother to open it, and falls asleep, not noticing the face of one of her
deadliest foes, Belasco, rise from the package. Kitty awakes soon, to find herself
confronted by one of the lesser N'Garai, and fights it off, but soon realizes that
there is more than just one, and leaving the mansion, is confronted with a mountain
of skulls, holding the moon up in front of her home. She is not alone however, despite
the amount of corpses around her, and five other X-Men join her: Storm, Nightcrawler,
Colossus, Banshee and Sunfire. The group retreat back to the mansion, where they devise
a plan to close the cairns. But the plan is actually a trap for Kitty, as the X-Men are
revealed to be N'Garai and the spell enables them to truly take over the X-Men who they
pretended to be. Realizing that she’s in Limbo Kitty is soon confronted by Belasco who
tells her pretty much that this has been long in coming, and that for him to open the
gateways to his masters, all he needs are the souls of five X-Men and is a catalyst stone,
which he proceeds to pluck from Kitty’s soul. After doing so, Belasco is soon confronted
by the believed to be dead Magik, who battles him into retreat, and helps Kitty. The two
woman have no time for a happy reunion as they are soon confronted by another N'Garai demon.