([March] 1984)

Marvel, 1984 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
6.95 USD; 7.95 CAD
Pages:
196
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1984-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
0-939766-96-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Jim Shooter (original and reprint editor-in-chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
trade paperback
Publishing Format:
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (painting, signed)
Inks:
Bill Sienkiewicz (painting, signed)
Colors:
Bill Sienkiewicz (painting, signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Kitty Pryde; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Professor X; Storm; Wolverine]

Indexer Notes

Signature dated 1983.

Contents (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

The X-Men (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Byrne (illo)
Inks:
Terry Austin (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Nightcrawler (illo)
Synopsis:
Stan Lee lauds the Dark Phoenix saga.

God Spare the Child... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot and script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Roger Stern (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alex Summers [a.k.a. Havok]; the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle [Donald Pierce; Harry Leland; Jason Wyngarde; Sebastian Shaw; the White Queen [Emma Frost]; Hellfire mercenaries; Kitty Pryde; her father Carmen Pryde; her mother Terri Pryde; Lorna Dane [a.k.a. Polaris]; Madrox the Multiple Man; Moira MacTaggert; Sean Cassidy [a.k.a. Banshee]; the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Professor X; Storm; Wolverine]
Synopsis:
The X-Men return to the states, but Banshee stays in Scotland with Moira. Upon entering the mansion the X-Men find Xavier is back and ready to lead the team again. Professor X identifies a new mutant and the X-Men go to recruit her. The Hellfire Club also tries to woo the young Kitty Pryde into their ranks.
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Dazzler (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot and script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Roger Stern (original editor)
Job Number:
LF639

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Carmen Pryde (flashback); Dazzler; the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle [Jason Wyngarde; Sebastian Shaw; the White Queen]; Hellfire mercenaries [including Rodi]; Kitty Pryde; Terri Pryde] (flashback); the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Professor X; Storm; Wolverine]
Synopsis:
Kitty helps four of the X-Men escape from Emma Frost. Scott and Jean try to beat the Hellfire Club to recruiting Dazzler, the first mutant of the disco era. Jean's Mastermind-induced mind trips continue.
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Run for Your Life! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot and script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Roger Stern (original editor)
Job Number:
LF667

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Carmen Pryde; Dazzler; the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle [Mastermind (flashback); the White Queen]; Hellfire mercenaries [including Cam; Elton; Jacko; Mancusi; Salvatore "Sal"; Skipper]; Kitty Pryde; Terri Pryde; the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [jean Grey]; Professor X; Storm; Wolverine]
Synopsis:
Kitty leads Scott, Jean and Kurt to where the White Queen is holding the rest of the team. Phoenix manifests astounding power in confronting the White Queen. Xavier offers a place to the two new mutants on his team. Dazzler turns him down, but Kitty joins.
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And Hellfire Is Their Name! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot and script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel; Candy Southern; the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle [Donald Pierce; Harry Leland; Jason Wyngarde [turns out to be Mastermind]; Sebastian Shaw; the White Queen (flashback)]; Kitty Pryde (flashback); the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey, also as the Black Queen]; Professor X; Storm; Wolverine]
Synopsis:
The X-Men seek out Angel's advice on how to deal with the Hellfire Club as he is a member. The X-Men infiltrate the Club and are beaten by the inner circle. Mastermind works his final mojo on Jean Grey and she becomes the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club. Wolverine is the only X-Man left to mount a rescue.
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Wolverine: Alone! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot and script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel; the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle [Donald Pierce; Harry Leland; Jason Wyngarde [a.k.a. Mastermind]; Sebastian Shaw]; Hellfire mercenaries [Angelo; Cole; Murray; Rosen]; Moira MacTaggert; Sean Cassidy [a.k.a. Banshee]; the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey, as the Black Queen]; Professor X; Storm; Wolverine]
Synopsis:
Wolverine fights his way to his captured comrades, while Cyclops and the X-Men wage a futile battle against the Inner Circle and their new Black Queen, Jean Grey.
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Too Late, the Heroes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot and script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (original editor)
Job Number:
LF101

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Beast; the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle [Donald Pierce; Harry Leland; Jason Wyngarde [also as Mastermind]; Sebastian Shaw]; the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey, also as the Black Queen, becomes Dark Phoenix]; Storm; Wolverine]
Synopsis:
Jean breaks Mastermind's spell over her and the X-Men battle the Hellfire Club through the Club's mansion. Jean drives Mastermind insane for toying with her mind and becomes Dark Phoenix.
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Dark Phoenix (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot and script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (original editor)
Job Number:
LF123

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
aliens living around the D'Bari star; Angel; Araki; the Beast; Captain Juber; Dr. Peter Corbeau; Dr. Strange; Eluke; Empress Lilandra; the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle [Harry Leland; Sebastian Shaw]; Mr. Fantastic; Lord Chamberlain; Moira MacTaggert; Sean Cassidy [a.k.a. Banshee]; Senator Robert Kelly; the Shi'ar; the Silver Surfer; Spider-Man; the Thing; the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey, as Dark Phoenix]; Professor X; Storm; Wolverine]
Synopsis:
Jean becomes the Dark Phoenix, beats up on her former teammates and heads for outer space to destroy a star system, while the X-Men are left wondering how to handle their comrade.
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Child of Light and Darkness! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot and script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel; Araki; the Beast; Edwin Jarvis; Empress Lilandra; Jean Grey's parents [Dr. John Grey; Elaine Grey]; President Jimmy Carter; Sarah Grey (Jean Grey's sister); Tuoks'enhaamin; the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Dark Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Nightcrawler; Professor X; Storm; Wolverine]
Synopsis:
Dark Phoenix returns to Earth to face the X-Men and her old life. After a pitched battle with her former teammates, Jean is restored to her right mind after a furious assault by Xavier. As the team is celebrating the purging of the Phoenix force, they vanish into thin air.
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The Fate of the Phoenix! (Table of Contents)

The X-Men / comic story / 35 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont (plot and script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Jim Salicrup; Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (original editors)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel; Araki; the Beast; Colonel Bel-Dann (Kree soldier); Empress Lilandra; Empress R'klll of the Skrulls; the Imperial Guard [Earthquake; Gladiator; Hussar; Manta; Oracle; Smasher; Starbolt; Warstar [B'nee; C'cll]]; Lord Chamberlain; the Recorder; the Supreme Intelligence; Warlord Raksor (Skrull warrior, poses as Storm); the Watcher [Uatu]; the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey, also as Marvel Girl]; Professor X; Storm; Wolverine]
Synopsis:
Empress Lilandra transports the X-Men to her base so that Phoenix can be killed for her crime of wiping out an entire star system. Xavier explains that the Phoenix Force has been purged from Jean and demands the right to a duel of honor. The X-Men and the Imperial Guard fight on the Blue Area of the Moon to determine Jean's fate. During the battle, Dark Phoenix manifests herself once again and Jean sacrifices herself rather than let the Jean Grey-Phoenix symbiotic relationship continue.
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Indexer Notes

The original story had Phoenix lose her powers and return to Earth. Jim Shooter intervened because he wanted more severe consequences for Phoenix's actions and so Claremont decides to kill her. The original version was later published in Phoenix #1 (April 1984).

[Pinup] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
?
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Phoenix entity
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Indexer Notes

Outside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The X-Men
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. The X-Men
  4. 3. God Spare the Child...
    The X-Men
  5. 4. Dazzler
    The X-Men
  6. 5. Run for Your Life!
    The X-Men
  7. 6. And Hellfire Is Their Name!
    The X-Men
  8. 7. Wolverine: Alone!
    The X-Men
  9. 8. Too Late, the Heroes!
    The X-Men
  10. 9. Dark Phoenix
    The X-Men
  11. 10. Child of Light and Darkness!
    The X-Men
  12. 11. The Fate of the Phoenix!
    The X-Men
  13. 12. [Pinup]
    The X-Men
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