Last Red Hot Swami
You're talking about the New Mutants getting killed and resurrected, right? If that's just one event among many in that title, with the aftermath shunted to New Mutants, I figure to stick with the plan. If X-characters are vital to the narrative of Secret Wars II, we can reconsider.Uhhhh ... without giving spoilery details, Secret Wars II introduces a major change to one group of mutants, sooo ... it's your call, you are the one who has to read through this ... stuff.
And the real-world fallout looms even taller; Big Two cape comics as an industry have become crossover event-driven because of this series. That seems a little like if 80% of live theatres in the world were rebuilt to be in-the-round based on the response to one performance.To my knowledge, that's the first time that Cap's shield has ever been broken. It's become a sort of Worf Effect thing these days, but back then it was HUGE.
I never *did* find out what the "terrible secret" of Ben's transformations was.
I also don't know if theres ever been any followup with Molecule Man and Volcana to Enchantress or Lizard/Enchatntress, Lizard/Wasp, or many other short encounters that came from this.
Absorbing Man and Titania became a major thing, getting married at one point, and have been effectively inseparable. Her beating by Spidey has come up tho and her rivalry with She-Hulk's a regular feature. I feel like there should have been blowback between Jen and the Wrecking Crew and/or Doc Ock but I don't think there ever was. Doc being BROKEN by this experience resulted in a *fantastic* Spider-Man story tho. One of the best ever featuring him even.
So, lots of fallout from here.