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swc5_tnBB.jpg Issue #5 September 1984

Title: The Battle of Four Armies!

Writer: Jim Shooter
Penciler: Bob Layton
Inker: John Beatty
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Christie Scheele
Editor: Tom DeFalco

Galactus makes the scene in a big way. It appears as though the ole planet-eater himself is setting up to make Battleworld his next meal. The Heroes vainly attempt to communicate with the Big G and then decide to slug it out with him. Of course, Galactus fends off the attack with only the slightest effort. The Heroes, distracted by their battle, are easy prey for the Villains. However, just as the Villains sneak attack is poised to wipe out the Heroes, the third force shows up to play cavalry: The X-Men. The X-Men (including Professor X and a newly reformed Magneto) beat back the Villains, but not before Colossus is severely injured. In the retreat, Colossus is left behind in the care of the Heroes.

Also in this issue, we learn a bit more about the mysterious alien name Zsaji (pronounced Zah-shee). Apparently, Johnny Storm (a.k.a. the Human Torch) has taken quite a shine to the alien healer. But he is not alone in his affections. Colossus has also taken quite a liking to Zsaji which results in several panels of angst over his lack of fidelity to Kitty Pryde back on Earth.

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