The original Guardians of the Galaxy land on the World of Mutants, but soon wind up in the middle of a violent rebellion against Wolverine's descendant Rancor! And to make matters worse, there's a Dark Phoenix on the loose! Hope they survive the experience! Then it's off to the rescue of Firelord; a cosmic clash with the Spirit of Vengeance himself, Ghost Rider; and the debut of the mysterious Protégé; before culminating in an epic battle with the Punisher of the 31st century. Wait, did we say Punisher? More like Punishers - a whole army of them! Plus: a major turning point in the life of Vance Astrovik! Who is Major Victory?