(November 1978)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860246111
Editing:
Roger Stern (Editor); Jim Salicrup (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Copyright © 1978 by Marvel Comics Group, a Division of Cadence Industries Corporation.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Enter: Sauron! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors:
?
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
Colors:
Francoise Mouly
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-Mail (Table of Contents)

X-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Sim Pertuit, Ms. T. J. Morgan and Brian Nelson.

Bullpen Bulletins [November 1978] (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Stan's Soapbox - Stan talks about being a consultant for the television programs.
Miscellaneous Marvel news items.
Preview of the cover to Fantastic Four #200.

Thor--in Good Overcomes Evil! (Table of Contents)

Thor; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Enter: Sauron!
    X-Men
  2. 1. Visions of Death!
    X-Men
  3. 2. X-Mail
    X-Mail
  4. 3. Bullpen Bulletins [November 1978]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. Thor--in Good Overcomes Evil!
    Thor; Hostess Fruit Pies
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