Marvel Team-Up Vol.1 Annual #1

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Something has gone terribly wrong at a top secret government installation in the Nevada desert! Meanwhile in the same vicinity, the World Conference on Man-Made Mutation is taking place onboard a 747 airplane! The Daily Bugle sends a photographer, Peter Parker, to cover the airborne conference; and Professor Xavier and his students are also present to keep an eye on the proceedings! But when a group of robots attacks the plane in mid-air, the Amazing Spider-Man meets the New X-Men for the first time! After safely landing the plane, the heroes discover the source of the problem: an underground "nest" teeming with deadly radiation! However, unbeknownst to the web-slinger and the X-Men, eight mystically-powered beings are waiting down below...and they want the power of Phoenix! Can your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and the Uncanny X-men beat the Lords of Light and Darkness? And prevent a global meltdown?

Printed: Dec 1976
Writers: Chris Claremont, Bill Mantlo, and Bonnie Wilford
Art: Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito
Cover: Dave Cockrum

Key Issue Details
- First team-up of Spider-Man and the new X-Men team
- 1st appearance of the full new X-Men team outside an X-Title - Nightcrawler and Wolverine appear a two months earlier in The Amazing Spider-Man #161
- 2nd appearance of the Phoenix, Jean Grey