With issue #31, both the Alpha Flight strip and the original Secret Wars story ended, and from #32 the title changed to 'Secret Wars II' as Marvel began reprinting the sequel series, and from #33 the backup strips became a little erratic as Marvel began reprinting, somewhat randonly at first, the issues of various other US titles which Secret Wars II had tied into (or some of them, at least) including the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. As the series progressed, so Marvel UK's editing of the various US titles (or sometimes just parts of them) became more and more inventive, making this series a version of Secret Wars never seen anywhere else before or since (in some cases, balloons are re-lettered to change elements of the story to fit the new timeframes being presented). Frequently, in these issues, the crossover material actually squeezed out the main Secret Wars II strip, though from #57 onwards this practice was stopped (unfortunately, they did begin missing out chunks from the original strips more and more often from this point).
Alpha Flight made a brief return in #39 and #41, while Lew Stringer's humour strip 'Macho Man' debuts in #42 (and lasts until #79). The series concluded with issue #80 0n 17th January 1987, with an epilogue appearing in Spider-Man & Zoids the following week. There were also two specials published, Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars Special #1 in 1985 (reprinting material from the first two issues of the original series) and Secret Wars II Special #2 in 1986 ( reprinting material that tied-in to the ongoing series), and a Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars Annual in 1986, also reprinting the first couple of issues of the series yet again.