(July 1997)

Marvel, 1986 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.95 USD; 2.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
75960602145199911
Editing:
Jason White (Assistant Editor); Kelly Corvese (Editor); Bob Harras (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Factor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jeff Matsuda
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Sinister; Alex Summers [Havok]

A Summers Tale (Table of Contents)

X-Factor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Mackie
Pencils:
Jeff Matsuda
Inks:
Art Thibert
Colors:
Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Richard Starkings; Comicraft

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
A narrator [Stan Lee]; Havok [Alex Summers]; The Blandings, Alex's adoptive family [unnamed parents; Haley, his older sister; Todd, the older brother (dead)]; Vince, a local bully; Vince's gang; Mr Sinister; Cameos: Forge; Mystique; Polaris; Shard; Wildchild
Synopsis:
Alex's early life is explored in flashback. He is adopted by the Blandings to replace their older son, Todd. Todd was an excellent athlete and scholar, and despite trying his best, Alex doesn't ever quite measure up. Some local bullies and Mr. Sinister want to make sure Alex never fits in, however.

Indexer Notes

The narrator in this story bears a passing resemblance in both looks and speech to Stan Lee.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins (Table of Contents)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; The Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Includes one letter, from Bobby Harras.

Indexer Notes

Between pages 11-12 of the story.

X-Factor Reactor (Table of Contents)

X-Factor Reactor / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kelly Corvese; Jason White; Bob Harras
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
k

Synopsis:
Letters from readers with answers, and explantion of several Marveldom acronyms.

Zero Tolerance (Table of Contents)

X-Men / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Lobdell
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Charles Xavier; Bastion
Synopsis:
A discussion of the upcoming Zero Tolerance story line for the X-Men.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Factor
  2. 1. A Summers Tale
    X-Factor
  3. 2. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. X-Factor Reactor
    X-Factor Reactor
  5. 4. Zero Tolerance
    X-Men
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