Essential X-Men #1 [First Printing]
(1996)

Marvel, 1996 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages:
532
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
0-7851-0256-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
75960610256300112
Editing:
Suzanne Gaffney; Dan Hosek (Assistant); Bob Harras (Editor-In-Chief)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S. (167 mm x 257 mm)
Paper Stock:
Cardstock Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound Trade Paperback

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Trade paperback reprinting Giant-Size X-Men #1 and X-Men #94-119.
Has many print runs and different covers.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Nghia Lam
Inks:
Jason Rodrigez
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phoenix; Colossus; Cyclops; Storm; Nightcrawler; Wolverine

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

The poor printing on the newsprint renders this illustration illegible.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Giant Size X-Men # 1] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane; Dave Cockrum (Original X-Men figures)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Second Genesis (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 36 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot assist, uncredited); Len Wein (plot, script)
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Colossus [Peter Rasputin]; Thunderbird [John Proudstar]; Wolverine; Banshee; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Sunfire; Professor X; Havok; Lorna Dane; Beast; Illyana Rasputin; Krakoa
Synopsis:
The old X-Men are captured by Krakoa, the Living Island, and Professor X forms a new team to rescue them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued in X-MEN #94

Sources for particularization of story/script credits are The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981) and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987).

Peter Iro is credited with background inks in many sources, but none of his work was in the finished product, per Dave Cockrum: "First--your listing of X-Men Special Edition #1 lists Peter Iro as one of the creative team on Giant-Size X-Men #1. It's about time somebody put the lie to this one: Pete Iro did indeed try his hand at inking my backgrounds on FIVE PAGES ONLY. [Emphasis his] Even if a background assistant completes a full job, he gets no credit whatsoever for having worked on the job. But aside from that, the five pages he inked were so crudely and amateurishly butchered that I was forced to white out all his work and re-ink those pages myself. In view of this fact, it's obvious why I resent Iro being listed as having worked on the book: I inked that book entirely, and no one else." (The Comic Reader #208)

Call Him...Cyclops! (Table of Contents)

Cyclops / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
John Verpoorten
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Unus [Gunther Bain]; Vanisher [Telford Porter]; Tyrannus; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Synopsis:
An explanation of Cyclops' powers.
Reprints:

I, the Iceman (Table of Contents)

Iceman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
John Verpoorten
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Synopsis:
Explanation of Iceman's powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Iceman featurette.

The Female of the Species! (Table of Contents)

The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Linda Fite
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
Sam Grainger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Synopsis:
An explanation of Marvel Girl's powers.
Reprints:

[X-Men #94] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; Count Nefaria
Reprints:

The Doomsmith Scenario! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein (plot); Chris Claremont (script)
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Bob McLeod (misspelled McCleod)
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Thunderbird; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; Jean Grey; Iceman; Angel; Havok; Lorna Dane; Beast; Sunfire; Count Nefaria; Ani-Men [Frog-Man; Bird-Man; Ape-Man; Cat-Man; Dragonfly]; General Fredericks; Porcupine; Eel; Scarecrow; Unicorn; Plant Man
Synopsis:
The old X-Men quit, but Cyclops stays behind to lead the new team; Nefaria takes over Valhalla air force base, and the X-Men move in to stop him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Danger Room

Indexer Notes

1st New X-Men in their own book; Continued from Giant-Size X-men #1; Story is divided into two chapters with the second chapter being called "Death O'er Valhalla High!"

[X-Men #95] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Storm; Colossus; Thunderbird; Nightcrawler]; Ape-Man; Frog-Man; Cat-Man; Dragonfly
Reprints:

Warhunt! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein (plot); Chris Claremont (script)
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
Karen Mantlo

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Thunderbird (Death); Banshee; Nightcrawler]; VILLAINS: Count Nefaria; Ani-Men [Frog-Man; Cat-Man; Ape-Man; Bird-Man; Dragonfly]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Beast
Synopsis:
The X-Men stop Nefaria's nefarious plot, but Thunderbird dies in the process.
Reprints:

[X-Men #96] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum ?; John Romita (alterations)
Inks:
Sal Buscema ?; Dave Cockrum ?; John Romita (alterations)
Letters:
Annette Kawecki

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Kierrok
Reprints:
Keywords:
N'garai demons

Indexer Notes

Disputed penciller and inker credits--Sal Buscema pencils and Al Milgrom inks with the Storm figure penciled and inked by Dave Cockrum per Steve Whitaker; Dave Cockrum pencils with Sal Buscema inks (with alterations on Cyclops, Colossus, and Professor X by Romita) per Nick Caputo; Marvel's Official Index to the X-Men #2 gives the penciller as Marie Severin and the inker as Sal Buscema; Sal Buscema pencils and unknown inks per the original indexer.

Night of the Demon! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo (plot assist); Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
Dave Hunt

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert (1st); Michael Rossi (1st); VILLAINS: Kierrok (1st, Death); Stephen Lang (1st); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Thunderbird; Count Nefaria; N'Dare Munroe; CAMEOS: Beast; Jean Grey (both photos)
Synopsis:
Scott's violent mourning for Thunderbird unleashes an alien demon on the X-Men; Moira comes to stay at X-Mansion; Lang tries to kill Rossi to keep Project Armageddon on track.
Reprints:
Keywords:
N'garai demons

Indexer Notes

1st time Wolverine goes into a berserker rage; 1st mention of Storm's claustrophobia.

[X-Men #97] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Havok]
Reprints:

My Brother, My Enemy ! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
Annette Kawecki [as Annette Kaye]
Job Number:
JV118

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Jean Grey; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Lilandra (1st); Havok; Polaris; Moira MacTaggert; VILLAIN: Eric the Red (1st); CAMEO: Stephen Lang
Synopsis:
Eric the Red controls Havok and Polaris and sends them up against the X-Men; After having strange dreams of an outer space battle, Xavier leaves for vacation; Jean re-joins the team.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In a faulty use of powers, Storm uses her lightning bolt to change into costume.

Sources for identification of letterer are The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981), The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1988), and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Ward 1994).

[X-Men #98] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Sentinels
Reprints:

Merry Christmas, X-Men... (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
Joe Rosen
Job Number:
JV157

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Jean Grey; Storm; Wolverine; Banshee; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert; Peter Corbeau; Amanda Sefton (1st); Betsy Wilford; VILLAINS: Sentinels; Stephen Lang; CAMEOS: Nick Fury; Val de Fontaine; Lilandra; Stan Lee; Jack Kirby; Chris Claremont; Julius Schwartz; Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Lois Lane; Clark Kent [Superman]
Synopsis:
The X-Men are enjoying a nice, quiet Christmas in New York City when the Sentinels attack.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; Rockefeller Center

[X-Men #99] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Storm; Colossus; Cyclops; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; Sentinels
Reprints:

Deathstar, Rising! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte [as Frank Chiara]
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Irving Watanabe
Job Number:
JV212

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Cyclops; Jean Grey; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUEST: Peter Corbeau; VILLAINS: Sentinels; Stephen Lang; CAMEOS: Geraldo Rivera; Black Tom Cassidy; X-Sentinels [Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Iceman; Angel; Beast; Professor X]
Synopsis:
The X-Men race to SHIELD's orbital platform to rescue teammates from Lang and run up against Sentinels (some of who look like the original X-Men)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sources for identification of colorist are The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981), The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1988), The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Ward 1994), and Official Index to the Marvel Universe (Vandal et al. 2009). GCD’s previous colors credit was to Michele [sic] Wrightson.

[X-Men #100] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Storm; Colossus; Wolverine; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; X-Sentinels [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Angel; Beast; Iceman]
Reprints:

Portraits of the X-Men (Table of Contents)

X-Men / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Storm; Nightcrawler; Wolverine; Cyclops; Phoenix; Colossus; Banshee]
Reprints:

Greater Love Hath No X-Man... (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Letters:
Annette Kawecki
Job Number:
JV332

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Jean Grey; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUEST: Peter Corbeau; VILLAINS: Stephen Lang, X-Sentinels [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Angel; Beast; Iceman; Havok; Polaris]
Synopsis:
The X-Men have to battle the X-Sentinels to free their captured comrades; The space station is damaged in the fight, and Jean has to guide the Shuttle back to earth herself knowing the strain will kill her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st Fastball Special

[X-Men #101] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey]]
Reprints:

Like a Phoenix, From the Ashes! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey] (1st); Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert; Peter Corbeau; VILLAINS: Black Tom Cassidy (1st Full); Juggernaut; CAMEOS: Clark Gable; Fred Astaire; Groucho Marx (all Nightcrawler)
Synopsis:
The X-Men's shuttle crash lands in Jamaica Bay and Jean rises from the wreckage as the Phoenix; To facilitate Jean's recovery, Prof X sends all of the X-Men but Cyclops to Scotland on vacation where Banshee has just inherited his ancestral castle; The X-Men show up at the castle and find it already inhabited by Sean's cousin Tom and his pal Juggy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Of course, as all now know, Jean and Phoenix are two separate entities (the latter taking the former for a template), and not the same being as the story insinuates.

[X-Men #102] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Storm; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Juggernaut
Reprints:

Who Will Stop the Juggernaut? (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); John Costanza
Job Number:
C-76

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm (full origin); Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Misty Knight; Leprechauns of Cassidy Keeps (Introduction); Lilandra (features revealed); VILLAINS: Black Tom Cassidy; Juggernaut; CAMEO FLASHBACK: David Munroe (1st); N'Dare Munroe (1st); Achmed El-Gibars (1st)
Synopsis:
Under the influence of claustrophobia, Storm re-lives her origin; The rest of the X-Men come up short in knocking out Black Tom and Juggernaut.
Reprints:

[X-Men #103] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Storm; Nightcrawler; Banshee]; Black Tom Cassidy; Juggernaut
Reprints:

The Fall of the Tower (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X (Nightcrawler only); Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Leprechauns of Cassidy Keep; VILLAINS: Black Tom; Juggernaut; CAMEOS: Eric the Red; Magneto; D'Ken
Synopsis:
The X-Men are assisted in their fight against Black Tom and Juggernaut by Leprechauns ?!?
Reprints:
Keywords:
leprechaun

Indexer Notes

Lilandra is named "Princess Neramani" by D'Ken.

[X-Men #104] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Magneto
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover is a homage to the cover of X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #1.

The Gentleman's Name Is Magneto (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Bruce Patterson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert; Madrox the Multiple Man; Misty Knight; VILLAIN: Magneto; CAMEOS: Eric the Red; Havok; Polaris; Lilandra; Corsair; Ch'od
Synopsis:
The X-Men head to Muir Island to make sure everything is fine there and discover that Eric the Red has grown Magneto back to adulthood (and Maggie isn't a very happy camper).
Reprints:
Keywords:
Muir Isle

Indexer Notes

1st Muir Isle; 1st mention of Mutant X (Proteus)

[X-Men #105] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Nightcrawler; Colossus; Firelord
Reprints:

Phoenix Unleashed! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Bob Layton
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Firelord; Lilandra (face and first name "Lilandra" revealed); John Grey; Elaine Grey; Misty Knight; VILLAIN: Eric the Red (name Shakari revealed); CAMEOS: Dave Cockrum; Paty Cockrum; Chris Claremont; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Havok; Polaris
Synopsis:
Eric dupes Firelord into helping him fight the X-Men, but Jean manifests her Phoenix powers once again to counter the threat; Lilandra arrives on Earth but is captured by Eric; Xavier sends the X-Men through a space portal to rescue Lilandra.
Reprints:

[X-Men #106] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Angel
Reprints:

Dark Shroud of the Past! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot, pages 1-2, last panel of 31, script); Bill Mantlo (plot, pages 3-31)
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (pages 1-2, last panel of 31); Bob Brown (pages 3-31)
Inks:
Tom Sutton
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Firelord; Misty Knight; John Grey; Elaine Grey; Moira MacTaggert; VILLAINS: Evil Xavier; Phantom Versions of the Original X-Men [Angel; Beast; Iceman; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]]
Synopsis:
The X-Men are working out in the Danger Room when the evil aspect of Xavier's mind attacks them with versions of the old X-Men.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A fill-in issue that Classic X-Men skipped for reprinting.

[X-Men #107] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Storm; Cyclops; Colossus; Banshee; Corsair; Hepzibah; Raza; Ch'od; Gladiator; Titan
Reprints:

Where No X-Man Has Gone Before! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dan Green
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men- [Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Lilandra; Starjammers [Corsair (1st); Raza (1st); Hepzibah (1st); Ch'od (1st)]; VILLAINS: D'Ken; Eric the Red [Davan Shakari]; Gladiator; Imperial Guard [Electron (1st); Oracle (1st); Tempest (1st); Mentor (1st); Hobgoblin (1st); Starbolt (1st); Smasher (1st); Impulse (1st); Titan (1st); Fang (1st); Midget (1st); Nightshade (1st); Astra (1st); Magic (1st); Quasar (1st)]; Soul-Drinker (1st); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Professor X; Magneto; Black Tom Cassidy; Juggernaut; Havok; Polaris; Firelord; CAMEOS: Peter Corbeau; Mr. Fantastic; The Thing
Synopsis:
The X-Men try to save Lilandra from her evil cousin who is trying to use the M'Kraan Crystal to achieve ultimate power, but the Imperial Guard get in the way; The Starjammers show up to the rescue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Note 1: 1st M'Kraan Crystal

Note 2: The Imperial Guard can be seen as a homage to DC's Legion of Super-Heroes. Dave Cockrum did previously work on the Legion title.

[X-Men #108] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Letters:
Annette Kawecki

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler; Modt
Reprints:

Armageddon Now! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski (pp. 1–14, 16, 23); Denise Wohl (pp. 15, 17, 22, 26–31)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Lilandra; Misty Knight; Peter Corbeau; Starjammers [Corsair [Christopher Summers]; Hepzibah; Raza; Ch'od]; VILLAINS: Jahf (1st); Modt (1st); D'Ken; CAMEOS: Gladiator; Titan; Jimmy Carter; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; The Thing; Firelord; John Grey; Elaine Grey; Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Beast; Wasp; Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; Black Panther]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Kate Summers
Synopsis:
The X-Men and Starjammers are forced to battle the Crystal Guardians to try and gain access to the M'Kraan Crystal; Jean manifests awesome power as the Phoenix and saves the universe from destruction; Corsair is Cyclops' father.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st Byrne and Austin issue of X-Men.

Sources for particularization of letters credits are The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981) and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1988).

[X-Men #109] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Weapon Alpha [Guardian]
Reprints:

Home are the Heroes! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Weapon Alpha [James MacDonald Hudson; Vindicator; Guardian] (1st); Lilandra; Moira MacTaggert; John Grey; Elaine Grey; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Gladiator; Starbolt; Nightshade; D'Ken; Starjammers [Corsair; Hepzibah; Raza; Ch'od]
Synopsis:
The X-Men return to the Mansion after saving the universe; During a nice, relaxing afternoon off, Weapon Alpha attacks for the purpose of returning Wolvie to Canada.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wolverine 1st called Weapon X and Logan.

Alpha Flight mentioned for the first time.

[X-Men #110] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Banshee; Warhawk
Reprints:

The "X"-Sanction! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (page one); Tony DeZuniga
Inks:
Tony DeZuniga
Letters:
Annette Kawecki

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine; Colossus [Peter Rasputin]; Banshee [Sean Cassidy]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]]; Moira MacTaggert; Warhawk [Mitchell Tanner] (villain)
Synopsis:
The X-Men have to fight off an invader in X-Mansion who has been sent to test their abilities.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fill-in originally planned to be X-Men #109, as explained by Claremont in the letters page; Last page shows Wolverine wearing gauntlets out of which his claws pop (they were originally intended to be part of his costume and not implanted in his skin).

[X-Men #111] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Storm; Colossus; Wolverine; Banshee; Nightcrawler
Reprints:

[Classic X-Men #1] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Arthur Adams (signed)
Inks:
Arthur Adams (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Iceman; Havok; Storm; Nightcrawler; Wolverine; Marvel Girl; Polaris; Colossus; Banshee; Cyclops; Thunderbird [John Proudstar]; Angel; Sunfire]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Logo and other cover items removed for this reprinting.

Used as a filler page to get the story to start on the right-hand side of the book.

Mindgames! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUEST: Beast; VILLAIN: Mesmero; CAMEO: Magneto
Synopsis:
Beast comes a calling and finds X-Mansion empty so he tracks the X-Men to a carnival in Texas where they are performing as sideshow freaks; Mesmero is uncovered as the culprit, but once his hold is broken over the team, Magneto shows up to crash the party.
Reprints:
Keywords:
carnival; freak show; sideshow barker; trapeze

[X-Men #112] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Pérez (signed)
Inks:
Bob Layton (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]]; Magneto
Reprints:

Magneto Triumphant! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Bruce Patterson
Job Number:
C-802

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Banshee [Sean Cassiday]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]]; GUEST: Beast [Henry McCoy]; VILLAINS: Magneto; Mesmero; Nanny I (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Magneto subdues the X-Men and takes them to his lair under an active volcano; As revenge for his being reverted to a child, Maggie places his X-Foes in a helpless state as they are shackled to special chairs that keep them from even speaking and their needs are tended by a robotic nanny.
Reprints:

[X-Men #113] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
Bob Layton (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Storm; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Banshee; Magneto
Reprints:

Showdown! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Annette Kawecki

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Beast; Lilandra; VILLAINS: Magneto; Nanny; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Achmed El-Gibar
Synopsis:
The X-Men escape their prison chairs and face down Magneto himself; During the fight, the controls of Magneto's base are destroyed filling the whole place with lava; Phoenix saves Beast, but the rest of the team are apparently trapped in the molten fire deep beneath the snows of Antarctica.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Antarctica

[X-Men #114] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler; Beast
Reprints:

Desolation (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Jean Simek
Job Number:
C474

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Beast; Lilandra; Nereel (1st); Fall People; VILLAIN: Karl Lykos [also as Sauron]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Christopher Summers [Corsair]; Alex Summers [Havok]; Kate Summers
Synopsis:
Beast and Jean are rescued from Antarctica but have to tell Xavier that the X-Men are dead; The very alive remaining X-Men make their way to the Savage Land where they relax a little with the Fall People; Lykos siphons Storm's power to once again become Sauron.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Antarctica; dinosaur; pterasaur; The Savage Land

[X-Men #115] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi; Michael Higgins (the words “The Uncanny” over the “X-Men” logo)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]]; Sauron
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Particularization of Higgins lettering credit is from The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1988).

Visions of Death! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Banshee [Sean Cassiday]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]]; GUESTS: Ka-Zar; Zabu; Nereel; Fall People; Tandy Snow [Queen Tandylla]; VILLAINS: Sauron; Zaladane; Garokk; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Beast [Henry McCoy]
Synopsis:
The X-Men fight Sauron until he transforms back to Karl Lykos; Ka-Zar shows up and he and Karl tell the X-Men the tale of Zaladane awakening Garokk; Cyclops decides to leave the Savage Land rather than help as he fears for Xavier's safety; The way back to the surface world is blocked by ice as the Savage Land begins to undergo a terrible change.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Savage Land

Indexer Notes

Picks up plot threads from the cancelled Ka-Zar series. Tandy Snow [Queen Tandylla] appearance added per note in Jeff Christianson's Master List (http://www.marvunapp.com/master/sn.htm).

[X-Men #116] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cyclops; Banshee; Ka-Zar; Garokk
Reprints:

To Save the Savage Land (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Job Number:
LG29

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Ka-Zar; Zabu; VILLAINS: Garokk; Zaladane; CAMEOS: Karl Lykos [Sauron]; Fall People
Synopsis:
The X-Men and Ka-Zar try to save the Savage Land from being destroyed by Garokk and his minions; The X-Folk succeed and head for home.
Reprints:
Keywords:
pterasaur; The Savage Land

[X-Men #117] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi; Morrie Kuramoto

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Nightcrawler; Shadow King
Reprints:

Psi War! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Clem Robins
Job Number:
LG30

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X (Origin); Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert; Lilandra; Misty Knight; VILLAIN: Shadow King [Amahl Farouk] (1st)
Synopsis:
The X-Men adrift on the ocean are picked up by a Japanese ship; Xavier recounts an early adventure where he first met Storm as a thief in Cairo and did battle with the Shadow King.
Reprints:

[X-Men #118] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Sunfire
Reprints:

The Submergence of Japan (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Ricardo Villamonte
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Job Number:
LG226

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Sunfire; Mariko Yashida (1st); Misty Knight; Colleen Wing; Lilandra; VILLAINS: Moses Magnum; Mandroids; CAMEO: Iron Fist
Synopsis:
The X-Men arrive in Japan just in time to fight a cadre of Mandroids under Moses Magnum's command; Wolverine meets Mariko; Thinking the X-Men are dead, Xavier leaves for the stars with Lilandra.
Reprints:
Keywords:
earthquake; Japan

[X-Men #119] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler; Sunfire; Moses Magnum; Mandroid
Reprints:

'Twas the Night Before Christmas... (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
LG-275

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Sunfire; Mariko Yashida; Moira MacTaggert; Multiple Man; Misty Knight; Colleen Wing; Havok; Polaris; VILLAINS: Moses Magnum; Mandroids; CAMEO: Proteus
Synopsis:
The X-Men and Sunfire try to keep Moses Magnum from sinking Japan; Proteus escapes from the lab on Muir Isle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; Japan

Indexer Notes

Last page of story is missing, at least in some early printings.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [Giant Size X-Men # 1]
    X-Men
  6. 5. Second Genesis
    X-Men
  7. 6. Call Him...Cyclops!
    Cyclops
  8. 7. I, the Iceman
    Iceman
  9. 8. The Female of the Species!
    The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men
  10. 9. [X-Men #94]
    X-Men
  11. 10. The Doomsmith Scenario!
    X-Men
  12. 11. [X-Men #95]
    X-Men
  13. 12. Warhunt!
    X-Men
  14. 13. [X-Men #96]
    X-Men
  15. 14. Night of the Demon!
    X-Men
  16. 15. [X-Men #97]
    X-Men
  17. 16. My Brother, My Enemy !
    X-Men
  18. 17. [X-Men #98]
    X-Men
  19. 18. Merry Christmas, X-Men...
    X-Men
  20. 19. [X-Men #99]
    X-Men
  21. 20. Deathstar, Rising!
    X-Men
  22. 21. [X-Men #100]
    X-Men
  23. 22. Portraits of the X-Men
    X-Men
  24. 23. Greater Love Hath No X-Man...
    X-Men
  25. 24. [X-Men #101]
    X-Men
  26. 25. Like a Phoenix, From the Ashes!
    X-Men
  27. 26. [X-Men #102]
    X-Men
  28. 27. Who Will Stop the Juggernaut?
    X-Men
  29. 28. [X-Men #103]
    X-Men
  30. 29. The Fall of the Tower
    X-Men
  31. 30. [X-Men #104]
    X-Men
  32. 31. The Gentleman's Name Is Magneto
    X-Men
  33. 32. [X-Men #105]
    X-Men
  34. 33. Phoenix Unleashed!
    X-Men
  35. 34. [X-Men #106]
    X-Men
  36. 35. Dark Shroud of the Past!
    X-Men
  37. 36. [X-Men #107]
    X-Men
  38. 37. Where No X-Man Has Gone Before!
    X-Men
  39. 38. [X-Men #108]
    X-Men
  40. 39. Armageddon Now!
    X-Men
  41. 40. [X-Men #109]
    X-Men
  42. 41. Home are the Heroes!
    X-Men
  43. 42. [X-Men #110]
    X-Men
  44. 43. The "X"-Sanction!
    X-Men
  45. 44. [X-Men #111]
    X-Men
  46. 45. [Classic X-Men #1]
    X-Men
  47. 46. Mindgames!
    X-Men
  48. 47. [X-Men #112]
    X-Men
  49. 48. Magneto Triumphant!
    X-Men
  50. 49. [X-Men #113]
    X-Men
  51. 50. Showdown!
    X-Men
  52. 51. [X-Men #114]
    X-Men
  53. 52. Desolation
    X-Men
  54. 53. [X-Men #115]
    X-Men
  55. 54. Visions of Death!
    X-Men
  56. 55. [X-Men #116]
    X-Men
  57. 56. To Save the Savage Land
    X-Men
  58. 57. [X-Men #117]
    X-Men
  59. 58. Psi War!
    X-Men
  60. 59. [X-Men #118]
    X-Men
  61. 60. The Submergence of Japan
    X-Men
  62. 61. [X-Men #119]
    X-Men
  63. 62. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas...
    X-Men
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