The X-Men #137 [Direct]
(September 1980)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (Editor); Louise Jones (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.


The Fate of the Phoenix! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey] (Death; also as Marvel Girl and Dark Phoenix); Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Watcher; Recorder; Beast; Angel; Lilandra; Shi'ar; Kree; Skrulls; Supreme Intelligence; Gladiator; Imperial Guard [Starbolt; Oracle; Tempest; Nightside; Smasher; Warstar (1st); Earthquake (1st); Hussar (1st); Manta (1st)]
Synopsis:
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 trial by combat when his captors refuse to listen; 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 Phoenix loose on the universe.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

As is now known, Phoenix and Jean Grey were never one and the same as revealed in Jean's resurrection in Avengers #263 and Fantastic Four #286; In the original story, Jean Grey didn't die and the story with the original ending is printed in Phoenix: The Untold Story #1

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Phoenix Must Die!
    X-Men
  2. 1. The Fate of the Phoenix!
    X-Men
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