Synopsis by Hal Erickson
"Child of Light" was the fifth and final chapter of X-Men's "The Phoenix Saga." The worst happens when evil Shi'ar emperor D'Kan gets his hands on the M'Kraan crystal. Within an instant, he creates own universe within the crystal, installing himself as supreme ruler. In order to sustain his new realm, he begins to suck the life forces from our solar system. The Earth's only salvation rests in the hands of Phoenix, who, in putting his life on the line, also imperils his "host" Jean Grey. The downbeat ending of "The Phoenix Saga" was orginally supposed to have been alleviated by the followup installment "No Man Is an Island", which for reasons unknown remained untelecast for nearly two years -- thereby rendering several elements of the upcoming "The Dark Phoenix" saga incomprehensible.