Characters Appearing: Captain America, Cyclops, Dr. Doom, Franklin Richards, Henry Pym, Invisible Woman, Jean Grey, Joseph, Mr. Fantastic, Onslaught, Professor X, Rogue, X-Man
Issue(s): X-Men #56
Enjoy it while you can. It's Doom's only cool moment in this crossover.
Later, Onslaught is talking to X-Man. He mentions his minions, pretty much for the first time...
...and makes the weird statement that it was the minions who brought X-Man to him.
We saw X-Man #19; that's not true. I know i don't have every tie-in, so maybe there's some nuance to this, but it seems like another bit of bad coordination between titles.
Beyond this, there's a little moping around on the part of Joseph and Xavier, and then Xavier sneaks off to face Onslaught alone. The X-Men learn that Xavier has left and leave to support him without telling the other heroes (because why?). When Xavier confronts Onslaught, he reveals that he is no longer interested in creating a world for mutants, he just wants to destroy everything.
This comes minutes after Onslaught gets mad at X-Man for fighting against the mutant-ruled Age of Apocalypse and with no explicit change of heart after that conversation. It's also completely at odds with what's said in Road To Onslaught about Onslaught trying to mind-control humanity into a Collective Intelligence (unaware of the dangerous consequences). Which means that even this late into the crossover it was being written without any coherent plan from issue to issue (or even scene to scene). It's just chaos.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: The final Onslaught tie-in. Continues directly in Onslaught: Marvel Universe. The scene with Doom in the beginning is a flashback as told by Joseph to Captain America, and the MCP has it occurring in the middle of Doom's appearances in Fantastic Four #416 (it fits pretty well after that issue, in any event).
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
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