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
759606102563 00112
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: 1)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Giant Size X-Men # 1] (Table of Contents: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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; Valhalla air force base

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: 11)

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: 12)

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: 13)

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

Pencils
Marie Severin (sketch); Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
Annette Kawecki

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

Indexer Notes

Marvel consistently credits this cover to Marie Severin and Sal Buscema. The original art was signed Sal Buscema. Buscema fully rendered a Severin sketch for the cover of #69, so it seems likely that was the process here.

Before the discovery of the original art, we had previously considered several possibilities: 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: 14)

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
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert (first appearance); Michael Rossi (first appearance); VILLAINS: Kierrok (first appearance, Death); Stephen Lang (first appearance); 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; Project Armageddon

Indexer Notes

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

[X-Men #97] (Table of Contents: 15)

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: 16)

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
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Jean Grey; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Lilandra (first appearance); Havok; Polaris; Moira MacTaggert; VILLAIN: Eric the Red (first appearance); 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: 17)

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: 18)

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: 19)

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: 20)

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: 21)

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: 22)

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: 23)

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
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
Keywords
fastball special; space shuttle; space station

Indexer Notes

1st Fastball Special

[X-Men #101] (Table of Contents: 24)

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: 25)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey] (first appearance); Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler [Groucho Marx; Clark Gable; Fred Astaire]]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert; Peter Corbeau; VILLAINS: Black Tom Cassidy (first full appearance); Juggernaut
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
Keywords
castle; Jamaica Bay; Scotland

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: 26)

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: 27)

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
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 (first appearance); N'Dare Munroe (first appearance); Achmed El-Gibars (first appearance)
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
Keywords
claustrophobia

[X-Men #103] (Table of Contents: 28)

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: 29)

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: 30)

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: 31)

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: 32)

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: 33)

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
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: 34)

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: 35)

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: 36)

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: 37)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men- [Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Lilandra; Starjammers [Corsair (first appearance); Raza (first appearance); Hepzibah (first appearance); Ch'od (first appearance)]; VILLAINS: D'Ken; Eric the Red [Davan Shakari]; Gladiator; Imperial Guard [Electron (first appearance); Oracle (first appearance); Tempest (first appearance); Mentor (first appearance); Hobgoblin (first appearance); Starbolt (first appearance); Smasher (first appearance); Impulse (first appearance); Titan (first appearance); Fang (first appearance); Midget (first appearance); Nightshade (first appearance); Astra (first appearance); Magic (first appearance); Quasar (first appearance)]; Soul-Drinker (first appearance); 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
Keywords
M'Kraan Crystal

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: 38)

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: 39)

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
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 (first appearance); Modt (first appearance); 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 revealed as Cyclops' father.
Reprints
Keywords
M'Kraan Crystal

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: 40)

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: 41)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Weapon Alpha [James MacDonald Hudson; Vindicator; Guardian] (first appearance); 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
Keywords
Canada

Indexer Notes

Wolverine is called Weapon X and Logan for the first time.

Alpha Flight mentioned for the first time.

[X-Men #110] (Table of Contents: 42)

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: 43)

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: 44)

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: 45)

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: 46)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; 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: 47)

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: 48)

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
Keywords
Antarctica; nanny; robot; volcano

[X-Men #113] (Table of Contents: 49)

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: 50)

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
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; 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: 51)

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: 52)

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
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Beast; Lilandra; Nereel (first appearance); 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: 53)

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: 54)

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: 55)

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: 56)

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
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: 57)

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: 58)

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
X-Men [Professor X (Origin); Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; Moira MacTaggert; Lilandra; Misty Knight; VILLAIN: Shadow King [Amahl Farouk] (first appearance)
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: 59)

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: 60)

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
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Sunfire; Mariko Yashida (first appearance); 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: 61)

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: 62)

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
X-Men [Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; 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.

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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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