It seems some people had the same idea I did last night
After Punisher Week, Ruins, and the ending of the recent New Mutants (on top of the general misery that the 616 has become in the last 6 years), it was time for cracky S-D fun. Icon_u.k. made me think of this (so he/she is to blame), the most Epic Battle ever to grace the pages of Marvel Comics.
I give you...
New Mutants Annual #3 (circa 1987, 40 Pages)
Interestingly, this story was published after the Mutant Massacre, so it served the same purpose then it is now.
It begins with the Impossible Man dropping by Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters (his first visit was in Uncanny X-Men Annual #7 when he collected the Mansion as part of a scavenger hunt) to find some friends to play with.
And how to Warlock and the Impossible Man decide to settle this?
By creating the most Epic Globe Spanning Fanboy "Vs." Thread ever to be seen!
The New Mutants (in their gawdawful graduation uniforms) give chase.
After breif stops at the NYC docks (where they have taken on the forms of the Hulk vs. the Thing) and Rio de Janeiro for a Mr. Universe contest, the opponents hie their way to Europe. After briefly mucking with Wimbleton....
Of course, we all know where this is going....
And then Magneto comes home and things get truly 1980's sit-com-ish, but who cares!