(December 2008)

Marvel, 2008 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD; 4.50 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2008-10-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Axel Alonso; Daniel Ketchum (assistant); Will Panzo (assistant); Joe Quesada (editor in chief); Dan Buckley (publisher); Spring Hoteling (book design); Alex Starbuck (book design); Paul Acerios (production)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Limited Series

Issue Notes

Indicia information:
Published Monthly by MARVEL PUBLISHING, INC., a subsidiary of MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Office of Publication: 417 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

© 2008 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.

Newsstand prices: 4.99 USD; 4.99 CAD.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi (signed)
Inks:
Simone Bianchi (ink washes; signed); Andrea Silvestri (ink washes; signed)
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wolverine [Logan]

Previously in Astonishing X-Men (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Agent X-13's Report on the Emergency Annexation of Earth-616 (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Alan Davis
Inks:
Mark Farmer
Colors:
Rob Schwager
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]] (alternate timeline); Agent X-13; Magneto (alternate earth)
Synopsis:
This appears to be an account of how Agent X-13's mission on Earth-616 (as shown in Astonishing X-Men #26) would have gone had he targeted and killed Cyclops first instead of targeting Wolverine. The X-Men rapidly fall apart, and Agent X-13's homeworld sends in "Deathlok-class Security units", which look like Sentinels. One of them had what appeared to be Magneto wired into its chest. They quickly subdued the entire world amidst a staggering loss of life, including the use of nuclear weapons. But Agent X-13 considers none of that to be his problem- he's just a field agent.
Reprints:

Being an Journal by Miss Emma Frost of New Portsmouth Bay in the State of New Albion [sic] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Adi Granov (painted)
Inks:
Adi Granov (painted)
Colors:
Adi Granov (painted)
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X Society [Emma Frost (Earth-889); Scott Summers (Earth-889); Hank McCoy (Earth-889); Logan (Earth-889)];

Agent X-13
Synopsis:
This story follows what would have happened if Agent X-13's request to target Earth-889, mentioned in passing the previous story, had been granted. Earth 889 is a Victorian Steampunk reality, in which Miss Emma Frost leads the X Society from her mansion in New Portsmouth (Earth 889's San Francisco). The X Society are called to investigate a burning body along the lines of the story in Astonishing X-Men #25. Using their superior aircraft, they catch up with Agent X-13, but a mishap involving his fireballs and Logan's claws cause a fatal dirigible explosion and crash. As a result, the previously respected X Society becomes hated and feared overnight, with mechanical "sentinels" posted outside of Miss Frost's mansion. Tiring of this situation, Miss Frost speculates that she may decamp to Europe, and possibly even allow Scott to marry her as he has long desired.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The title does indeed state "an Journal" and not "a Journal". Also, there is no hyphen in "X Society".

Cover Process by Simone Bianchi (Table of Contents)

X-Men / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi; Andrea Silvestri
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wolverine [Logan]
Synopsis:
Preliminary sketches, pencils, inked but uncolored artwork, and the final art for the cover of this issue.

Astonishing X-Men Ghost Boxes Script by Warren Ellis (Table of Contents)

X-Men / text story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Alan Davis (part one); Ari Granov (layouts; part two)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Script for the two stories in this issue, with rough pencils and layouts for some pages.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. Previously in Astonishing X-Men
    X-Men
  3. 2. Agent X-13's Report on the Emergency Annexation of Earth-616
    X-Men
  4. 3. Being an Journal by Miss Emma Frost of New Portsmouth Bay in the State of New Albion [sic]
    X-Men
  5. 4. Cover Process by Simone Bianchi
    X-Men
  6. 5. Astonishing X-Men Ghost Boxes Script by Warren Ellis
    X-Men
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