Writer Chris Claremont
Penciler Marc Silvestri
Inker Joe Rubinstein
Colorist Glynis Oliver
Letterer Tom Orzechowski
Cover dated June 1988
This takes place during the X-Men Outback era.
The X-Men have taken over the Reavers’ old base, and with it comes their treasures that those foes have stolen over the years.
Before that, the team is getting use to the new location in Australia. Their current base is an abandon town.
The team right now is Storm, Madelyne Pryor, Rogue, Havok, Psylocke, Dazzler, Colossus, Wolverine and Longshot with an assist from Gateway, a mute teleporter. The team has no Danger Room so they come up with inventive ways to test each other.
Apparently one of Longshot’s powers is that he can sense who the last owner of an item is. So with Longshot’s psychometry, he wants to return all of the items returned. The team can’t decide what is the right course of action. Rogue grabs one random piece of jewelry, the team with Pyslocke’s help, can see what Longshot sees. Wolverine doesn’t believe it is their job to seek out victims and give back the missing products. Get a great moment with Wolverine and Havok, these two have no past relationship.
The world suspects the X-Men are dead, sacrificing themselves to save Dallas, so technology can’t see them thanks to Roma. Storm wants to do the treasure returning mission, and Wolverine says she is the boss.
After a day of Longshot reading the items, sending the data, with Psylocke’s power, to Madelyne to track the locations. Dazzler falls in love with a motorcycle. Rogue talks to Gateway and he agrees to teleport the team and the items around the world. Psylocke will give him the locations telepathically.
Of course, this just happens to be Christmas Eve, so people are going to think Santa, not only found their stolen goods, but were able to return the items – which I am sure Santa could do that, he is one jolly elf.
We cut to Salem Center, New York, where the locate schools’ combined choirs, which include New Mutants and especially Magik, who is grieving her supposed dead brother as well as the actual dead, Doug Ramsey.
They deliver all of the treasures to all the people. Except for the bike, Dazzler gets to keep the bike she fell in love.
Issue ends with Rogue gifting Gateway with a flute. He enjoys it and all is right again with the world.