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Cover: (Painting by John Watson) Vulcan goes ballistic.
The Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire
Chapter Three: Vulcan's Progress
(Writer: Ed Brubaker, Penciler: Clayton Henry, Inker: Mark Morales, Editor: Mike Marts)
Having learned about his origin from Marvel Girl and Professor Xaviar, Vulcan (nee Gabriel Summers) is on the warpath. Making his way through outer space, Vulcan hunts down Shi'ar craft, peaceful and otherwise -- destroying them. Having interrogated a survivor, he commandeers a warship. After learning about the history of the Shi'ar, Vulcan proceeds to make his way toward the Throneworld, leaving a string of destroyed stargates in his wake. Upon reaching the inner realms of the empire, he encounters the Imperial Guard -- including the Gladiator. (22 pages, continued)
Commenting on #475, correspondents include Nick Marino, Stacia Robbins, and Chad Ewell.