Three 8-page stories is basically one issue of Marvel Team-Up. So that’s what this is.
Wolverine and Spider-Man fight first, then join forces.
This is when Spider-Man learns that Wolverine isn’t dead–a fact most of the world doesn’t know, thinking they saw all the X-Men die on live television. (Since then, the X-Men have been hiding in Australia.)
Their mission is to rescue a girl kidnapped by a gang of new evil mutants including Whiplash…
…Who is basically Constrictor. A fat guy named Critical Mass….
She’s basically Sabretooth/Wolverine.
And there’s Savage Fin.
No, he’s not Savage Dragon. But I’m counting this as a publisher crossover because he’s clearly designed to look like Erik Larsen’s indie creation.
Most of the new villains don’t matter and die in the end, but two will appear a few more times in Marvel books, always together. They’re the two I tagged below.