Essential X-Men #2 [First Printing]

Marvel, 1996 Series
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Volume
2
Price
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Pages
584
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
ISBN
0-7851-0298-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
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Editing
Joe Andreani (reprint editor); Paul; Tutrone (reprint assistant editor); 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

Chaos in Canada! (X-Men #120) (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bob Budiansky (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi
Editing
Roger Stern (Editor); Jim Salicrup (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler; Vindicator; Shaman; Sasquatch
Reprints

Wanted: Wolverine! Dead or Alive! (X-Men #120) (Table of Contents: 1)

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
Editing
Roger Stern (Editor); Jim Salicrup (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)

Job Number
LG512
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Sunfire; Mariko Yashida; Colleen Wing; Alpha Flight (1st team)[Vindiactor [James MacDonald Hudson; Guardian]; Shaman [Michael Twoyoungmen] (1st); Sasquatch [Walter Langkowski] (1st); Snowbird [Anne McKenzie] (1st, Not shown as Snowbird until next issue); Northstar [Jean-Paul Beaubier] (1st); Aurora [Jeanne-Marie Beaubier] (1st)
Synopsis
The X-Men fly out of Japan but a freak storm heads their plane into Canada where Alpha Flight is waiting to take Wolvie into custody. The X-Men begin their battle with Canada's super team.
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Indexer Notes

1st time Wolverine is called "Logan."

Alpha Flight Attacks! (X-Men #121) (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi
Editing
Roger Stern (Editor); Jim Salicrup (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Vindicator; Snowbird; Sasquatch
Reprints

Shoot-Out at the Stampede! (X-Men #121) (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
John Costanza (page one); Diana Albers
Editing
Roger Stern (Editor); Jim Salicrup (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
FEATURE: X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Colleen Wing; Misty Knight; Alpha Flight [Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson; Guardian]; Shaman; Sasquatch; Snowbird; Aurora; Northstar]; CAMEO: John Byrne
Synopsis
Alpha Flight and the X-Men fight over Wolverine. Wolvie surrenders to save his teammates, but escapes to return home with his pals.
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The Trial of Colossus! (X-Men #122) (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Colossus; Wolverine
Reprints

Cry for the Children! (X-Men #122) (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne (breakdowns); Terry Austin (finished art)
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Power Man [Luke Cage]; Colleen Wing; Misty Knight; Lilandra; Moira MacTaggert; Polaris; Havok; VILLAINS: Mastermind [Jason Wyngarde (Introduction)]; Black Tom Cassidy; Juggernaut; Arcade; Miss Locke; CAMEOS: Mariko Yashida; Multiple Man
Synopsis
Wolverine forces Colossus to deal with his recent self esteem problems. Xavier attends Lilandra's coronation. Jean meets Jason for the first time. Storm visits her old home to find it is a drug hangout. Wolvie sees Mariko in New York. Cyclops goes on a date with Colleen. Arcade conspires with Tom and Juggernaut to kill the X-Men.
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Arcade's Murder World (X-Men #123) (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Terry Austin (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler; Spider-Man; Arcade
Reprints

"Listen--Stop Me If You've Heard It--But This One Will KILL You!" (X-Men #123) (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne (breakdowns); Terry Austin
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LG451
Genre
superhero
Characters
FEATURE: X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Spider-Man; Colleen Wing; Amanda Sefton; Betsy Wilford; VILLAINS: Arcade; Miss Locke; CAMEOS: Mariko Yashida; Chris Claremont; Roger Stern; Len Wein; Glynis Wein; Terry Austin; Bonnie Wilford
Synopsis
Arcade captures all of the X-Men and places them in Murder World, but Spidey is hot on their trail.
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Proletarian (X-Men #124 cover) (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Storm; Colossus [as Proletarian]
Reprints

He Only Laughs When I Hurt! (X-Men #124) (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LG462
Genre
superhero
Characters
FEATURE: X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Colleen Wing; Amanda Sefton; Betsy Wilford; Hulk (Robot); VILLAINS: Arcade (Origin); Miss Locke; Magneto (Robot); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Captain Britain; Black Tom Cassidy; Juggernaut; Spider-Man
Synopsis
The X-Men try to break Colossus of Arcade's conditioning and escape Murder World.
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The Dramatic Return of Phoenix! (X-Men #125) (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Jim Novak
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Storm; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Colossus; Havok; Polaris; Multiple Man; Proteus
Reprints

There's Something Awful on Muir Island! (X-Men #125) (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LG490
Genre
superhero
Characters
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Beast; Moira MacTaggert; Lilandra; Havok; Polaris; Multiple Man; VILLAINS: Proteus; Magneto; Mastermind; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Iceman; Angel; CAMEOS: Magda Lehnsherr (Magneto's wife; on video); Popeye; Phantom Stranger (both snuck into a group panel of aliens on the Shi'ar homeworld)
Synopsis
Moira tests Jean's Phoenix powers. Jean begins having hallucinations thanks to Mastermind. Moira discovers that Proteus has escaped. Beast finds out the X-Men are alive and lets them know that Moira needs their help on Muir Isle.
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Indexer Notes

This issue is the first to reveal Magneto as the father of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Popeye and the Phantom Stranger appear in the background of page 16, panel 5, added by inker Terry Austin. A few characters from the Claremont/Byrne/Austin Starlord book appear in panel 6. These notes added 2005 by Steven Tice.

In Search of Mutant X (X-Men #126) (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler
Reprints

How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth...! (X-Men #126) (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LG521
Genre
superhero
Characters
FEATURE: X-Men [Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert; Havok; Polaris; Madrox the Multiple Man; VILLAINS: Proteus; Mastermind
Synopsis
The X-Men are on Muir Isle trying to take down the super-powerful Proteus who also happens to be Moira's son. Jean continues to have Mastermind-induced hallucinations.
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The Power of Proteus (X-Men #127) (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Nightcrawler; Proteus
Reprints

The Quality of Hatred! (X-Men #127) (Table of Contents: 15)

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
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LG549
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert; Joe MacTaggert (1st and Death); Havok; Polaris; VILLAIN: Proteus
Synopsis
Cyclops pulls the team together after their first mind numbing encounter with Proteus. Proteus takes over the body of his father in order to take the X-Men down in round two.
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The Day Reality Went Wild! (X-Men #128) (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler; Moira MacTaggert; Polaris
Reprints

The Action of the Tiger! (X-Men #128) (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LG580
Genre
superhero
Characters
FEATURE: X-Men [Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert; Havok; Polaris; VILLAIN: Proteus [as Joe MacTaggert; Death]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Magneto; Multiple Man
Synopsis
It's the X-Men vs. Proteus to the death.
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Save Us from the Knights of Hellfire! (X-Men #129) (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Hellfire Soldiers
Reprints

God Spare the Child... (X-Men #129) (Table of Contents: 19)

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
Editing
Roger Stern (Editor); Jim Salicrup (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)

Job Number
LF608
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alex Summers [Havok]; the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle [Jason Wyngarde; Sebastian Shaw; the White Queen [Emma Frost] (1st app)]; Katherine "Kitty" Pryde (1st app); Carmen Pryde (1st); Terri Pryde (1st); Lorna Dane [Polaris]; Madrox the Multiple Man; Moira MacTaggert; Sean Cassidy [Banshee] (leaves); the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Professor X; Storm; Wolverine]; Hellfire soldiers; Donald Pierce; Harry Leland
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. Prof 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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Keywords
Hellfire Club; Penthouse; Scotland

Indexer Notes

Wolverine reads an issue of Penthouse in the story.

The Dramatic Debut of the Dazzler! (X-Men #130) (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
John Romita, Jr. [as J. R. J. R.] (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi; Jim Salicrup
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]]; Dazzler [Alison Blaire]
Reprints

Dazzler (X-Men #130) (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Chris Claremont (co-plot, script); John Byrne (co-plot)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LF639
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Dazzler [Alison Blaire] (Introduction); Kitty Pryde; Hellfire Club [White Queen [Emma Frost]; Sebastian Shaw (Full Introduction); Mastermind [Jason Wyngarde]]; Hellfire Soldiers
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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Prisoners of the White Queen! (X-Men #131) (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde]; White Queen; Hellfire Soldiers
Reprints

Run for Your Life! (X-Men #131) (Table of Contents: 23)

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
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LF667
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Dazzler; Kitty Pryde; Carmen Pryde; Terri Pryde; Hellfire Club [White Queen [Emma Frost]; Mastermind]; Hellfire Soldiers
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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(X-Men #132 cover) (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland; Donald Pierce; Mastermind
Reprints

And Hellfire Is Their Name! (X-Men #132) (Table of Contents: 25)

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
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Bob Budiansky (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Angel; Candy Southern; VILLAINS: Hellfire Club [Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland (1st Full); Donald Pierce (1st Full); Mastermind; Tessa (1st)]; Hellfire Soldiers; CAMEO FLASHBACK: White Queen [Emma Frost]; Dazzler; Kitty Pryde
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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Keywords
Hellfire Club

Indexer Notes

Last panel of Wolverine in the sewers promising his solo revenge on the Hellfire Club is one of the most famous (and tributed) Wolvie images on file.

Wolverine Lashes Out! (X-Men #133 cover) (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine; Hellfire Soldiers
Reprints

Wolverine: Alone! (X-Men #133) (Table of Contents: 27)

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
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Bob Budiansky (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Angel; Banshee; Moira MacTaggert; VILLAINS: Hellfire Club--Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland; Donald Pierce; Mastermind; Hellfire Soldiers [Angelo Macon (1st); Wade Cole (1st); Murray Reese (1st) (Later Reavers)]; CAMEO: Senator Robert Kelly (1st)
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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Heroes and Hellfire (X-Men #134) (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; typeset
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Bob Budiansky (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Phoenix; Wolverine; Colossus; Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland; Mastermind
Reprints

Too Late, the Heroes! (X-Men #134) (Table of Contents: 29)

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
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Bob Budiansky (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LF101
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey; also as Dark Phoenix on last page]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Beast; VILLAINS: Hellfire Club [Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland; Donald Pierce; Mastermind]; Hellfire Soldiers; CAMEO: Senator Robert Kelly
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. Jean snaps and becomes Dark Phoenix.
Reprints
Keywords
Hellfire Club

Defeated by Dark Phoenix! (X-Men #135) (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Jim Novak
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Bob Budiansky (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Dark Phoenix
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Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #56

Dark Phoenix (X-Men #135) (Table of Contents: 31)

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
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Bob Budiansky (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LF123
Genre
superhero
Characters
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Beast; Senator Robert Kelly; Angel; Banshee; Moira MacTaggert; Lilandra; Shi'ar; VILLAINS: Dark Phoenix [Jean Grey] (1st); Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland; CAMEOS: Spider-Man; Dr. Strange; Mr. Fantastic; The Thing; Silver Surfer; Peter Corbeau
Synopsis
Jean goes nuts as 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 crazy comrade.
Reprints

Child of Light and Darkness! (X-Men #136) (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Jim Novak; typeset
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Bob Budiansky (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor X; Cyclops; Dark Phoenix; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler
Reprints

Child of Light and Darkness! (X-Men #136) (Table of Contents: 33)

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
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Bob Budiansky (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Beast; Angel; Lilandra; Gladiator; Shi'ar; Jarvis; John Grey; Elaine Grey; Sara Grey (1st); VILLAIN: Dark Phoenix [Jean Grey]; CAMEO: Jimmy Carter
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.
Reprints

Phoenix Must Die! (X-Men #137) (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Jim Novak; typeset
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Jean Grey
Reprints

The Fate of the Phoenix! (X-Men #137) (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey; Marvel Girl; Dark Phoenix] (Death); 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 (first appearance); Earthquake (first appearance); Hussar (first appearance); Manta (first appearance)]
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.
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Keywords
Blue Area of the Moon; moon; trial by combat

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

Exit Cyclops! (X-Men #138) (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Angel; Beast; Iceman
Reprints

Elegy (X-Men #138) (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops (Leaves); Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Angel; Beast; Iceman; Kitty Pryde]; GUESTS: John Grey; Elaine Grey; Sara Grey; Lilandra; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Jean Grey; Magneto; Blob; Vanisher; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Mastermind; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Ka-Zar; Zabu; The Stranger; Juggernaut; Human Torch; Mimic; Lucifer; Count Nefaria; Eel; Unicorn; Plant Man; Porcupine; Scarecrow; Locust; Banshee; Kukulcan; Super Adaptoid; Warlock; Cobalt Man; Candy Southern; Dr. Strange; Spider-Man; Mole Man; Tyrannus; Mekano; Mutant Master; Grotesk; Mesmero; Polaris; Havok; Living Pharaoh; Living Monolith; Sauron; Sunfire; Z'Nox; Thunderbird [John Proudstar]; Banshee; Krakoa; Ani-Men; Black Tom Cassidy; Imperial Guard [Gladiator; Electron; Oracle; Tempest; Mentor; Hobgoblin; Starbolt; Smasher; Impulse; Titan; Fang; Midget; Nightshade; Astra; Magic; Quasar]; Alpha Flight [Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson]; Shaman; Snowbird; Sasquatch [Walter Langkowski]; Aurora; Northstar]; Garokk; Moses Magnum; Arcade; Moira MacTaggert; Proteus; Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland; Donald Pierce
Synopsis
During Jean's funeral, Cyclops gives a concise yet detailed history of the X-Men from the fisrt 137 issues of the series. Cyclops leaves and Kitty joins.
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Keywords
funeral

Welcome to the X-Men Kitty Pryde Hope You Survive the Experience! (X-Men #139) (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Jim Novak
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde
Reprints

...Something Wicked This Way Comes! (Table of Contents: 39)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Angel (Joins); Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde]; Heather Hudson (first appearance); Stevie Hunter (first appearance); Hulk (flashback); Alpha Flight [Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson; Guardian]; Shaman; Snowbird]; Wendigo (villain)
Synopsis
The X-Men begin to train together with their new line-up. Kitty tries to adjust to life as an X-Man. Wolvie and Nightcrawler head to Canada to help Alpha Flight track down Wendigo.
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Keywords
Canada

Indexer Notes

This is the first time Wolverine is in his brown costume. This is the first reference in X-Men to Wolvie's first appearance in Incredible Hulk #181 (shown as a flashback).

Fist to Fist with the Savage Fury of Wen-Di-Go! (X-Men #140) (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi; typeset
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Job Number
LF256
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine; Nightcrawler; Vindicator [Guardian]; Snowbird; Wendigo
Reprints

Rage! (X-Men #140) (Table of Contents: 41)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (Co-plot); Chris Claremont
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Angel; Storm; Wolverine (Origin); Colossus; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde]; GUESTS: Heather Hudson; Stevie Hunter; Alpha Flight [Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson]; Shaman; Snowbird]; VILLAINS: Wendigo; Blob
Synopsis
Wolvie and Nightcrawler help Alpha Flight battle Wendigo. Shaman transforms the beast back to human form. The Canadian government disbands Alpha Flight (next in Alpha Flight #1).
Reprints
Keywords
Canada

[X-Men #141] (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine; Kitty Pryde
Reprints

Days of Future Past (X-Men #141) (Table of Contents: 43)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Angel; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde]; GUESTS: Wolverine (of 2013); Colossus (of 2013); Storm (of 2013); Sprite (of 2013); Franklin Richards (of 2013); Magneto (of 2013); Rachel Summers (1st appearance); Moira MacTaggert; Senator Robert Kelly; VILLAINS: Sentinels; New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (1st appearance) [Mystique; Destiny (1st appearance); Blob; Pyro (1st appearance); Avalanche (1st appearance)]; CAMEOS: Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Rachel Summers sends Kitty Pryde back in time from 2013 to warn the X-Men that the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants will try to kill Senator Kelly and begin a chain of events that spells doom for mutants.
Reprints

This Issue: Everybody Dies! (Uncanny X-Men #142) (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Pencils
Terry Austin (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Dan Crespi; Typeset
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine; Storm; Sentinel
Reprints

Indexer Notes

reprinted black and white

Mind out of Time! (Uncanny X-Men #142) (Table of Contents: 45)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Angel; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde]; Wolverine of 2013 (death); Colossus of 2013 (death); Storm of 2013 (death); Kitty Pryde of 2013; Rachel Summers; Moira MacTaggert; Senator Robert Kelly; Henry Peter Gyrich; Sebastian Shaw; Rick; Joanie; VILLAINS: Sentinels; New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Mystique; Destiny; Blob; Pyro; Avalanche]
Synopsis
The Brotherhood makes its play against Senator Kelly. Kitty's future self, which is in possession of her present body, helps the X-Men defeat Mystique and her crew (thus changing the future). As soon as Kelly is saved, Kitty's psyche returns from the future to her own body. A month later, in response to the attack, Kelly puts Gyrich in charge of a top secret Sentinel program called "Project Wideawake."
Reprints
Keywords
Doonesbury; Project Wideawake; time travel

Indexer Notes

Rick and Joanie from the comic strip Doonesbury.

Merry Christmas X-Men... Guess What Just Came Down the Chimney! (Uncanny X-Men #143) (Table of Contents: 46)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Terry Austin (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Letters
Rick Parker
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kitty Pryde; N'Garai
Reprints

Indexer Notes

reprinted black and white

Demon (Uncanny X-Men #143) (Table of Contents: 47)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont (plot, script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (Editor); Danny Fingeroth (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Storm; Wolverine; Angel; Colossus; Kitty Pryde]; GUESTS: Cyclops; Lee Forrester (1st); Mariko Yashida; Carmen Pryde; Terri Pryde; VILLAIN: N'garai Demon (1st and Death)
Synopsis
Kitty is left home alone on Christmas Eve and tangles with a nasty demon.
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Indexer Notes

reprinted black and white

Cry...D'Spayre (Uncanny X-Men #144) (Table of Contents: 48)

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

Pencils
Brent Anderson
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Letters
Dan Crespi
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (Editor); Danny Fingeroth (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; D'Spayre; Man-Thing
Reprints

Indexer Notes

reprinted black and white

Even in Death... (Uncanny X-Men #144) (Table of Contents: 49)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
Brent Anderson
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (Editor); Danny Fingeroth (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)

Genre
superhero
Characters
FEATURE: X-Men [Professor X; Storm; Wolverine; Angel; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde]; GUESTS: Man-Thing; Cyclops; Lee Forrester; Jock Forrester (Death; Lee's father); VILLAIN: D'Spayre; CAMEOS: Havok; Polaris; Beast; Iceman; Jean Grey (All Illusions)
Synopsis
D'Spayre pushes Lee's father to suicide and mucks with Cyclops' mind.
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Indexer Notes

reprinted black and white

Editing
Related Scans
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Chaos in Canada! (X-Men #120)
    X-Men
  2. 1. Wanted: Wolverine! Dead or Alive! (X-Men #120)
    X-Men
  3. 2. Alpha Flight Attacks! (X-Men #121)
    X-Men
  4. 3. Shoot-Out at the Stampede! (X-Men #121)
    X-Men
  5. 4. The Trial of Colossus! (X-Men #122)
    X-Men
  6. 5. Cry for the Children! (X-Men #122)
    X-Men
  7. 6. Arcade's Murder World (X-Men #123)
    X-Men
  8. 7. "Listen--Stop Me If You've Heard It--But This One Will KILL You!" (X-Men #123)
    X-Men
  9. 8. Proletarian (X-Men #124 cover)
    X-Men
  10. 9. He Only Laughs When I Hurt! (X-Men #124)
    X-Men
  11. 10. The Dramatic Return of Phoenix! (X-Men #125)
    X-Men
  12. 11. There's Something Awful on Muir Island! (X-Men #125)
    X-Men
  13. 12. In Search of Mutant X (X-Men #126)
    X-Men
  14. 13. How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth...! (X-Men #126)
    X-Men
  15. 14. The Power of Proteus (X-Men #127)
    X-Men
  16. 15. The Quality of Hatred! (X-Men #127)
    X-Men
  17. 16. The Day Reality Went Wild! (X-Men #128)
    X-Men
  18. 17. The Action of the Tiger! (X-Men #128)
    X-Men
  19. 18. Save Us from the Knights of Hellfire! (X-Men #129)
    X-Men
  20. 19. God Spare the Child... (X-Men #129)
    X-Men
  21. 20. The Dramatic Debut of the Dazzler! (X-Men #130)
    X-Men
  22. 21. Dazzler (X-Men #130)
    X-Men
  23. 22. Prisoners of the White Queen! (X-Men #131)
    X-Men
  24. 23. Run for Your Life! (X-Men #131)
    X-Men
  25. 24. (X-Men #132 cover)
    X-Men
  26. 25. And Hellfire Is Their Name! (X-Men #132)
    X-Men
  27. 26. Wolverine Lashes Out! (X-Men #133 cover)
    X-Men
  28. 27. Wolverine: Alone! (X-Men #133)
    X-Men
  29. 28. Heroes and Hellfire (X-Men #134)
    X-Men
  30. 29. Too Late, the Heroes! (X-Men #134)
    X-Men
  31. 30. Defeated by Dark Phoenix! (X-Men #135)
    X-Men
  32. 31. Dark Phoenix (X-Men #135)
    X-Men
  33. 32. Child of Light and Darkness! (X-Men #136)
    X-Men
  34. 33. Child of Light and Darkness! (X-Men #136)
    X-Men
  35. 34. Phoenix Must Die! (X-Men #137)
    X-Men
  36. 35. The Fate of the Phoenix! (X-Men #137)
    X-Men
  37. 36. Exit Cyclops! (X-Men #138)
    X-Men
  38. 37. Elegy (X-Men #138)
    X-Men
  39. 38. Welcome to the X-Men Kitty Pryde Hope You Survive the Experience! (X-Men #139)
    X-Men
  40. 39. ...Something Wicked This Way Comes!
    X-Men
  41. 40. Fist to Fist with the Savage Fury of Wen-Di-Go! (X-Men #140)
    X-Men
  42. 41. Rage! (X-Men #140)
    X-Men
  43. 42. [X-Men #141]
    X-Men
  44. 43. Days of Future Past (X-Men #141)
    X-Men
  45. 44. This Issue: Everybody Dies! (Uncanny X-Men #142)
    X-Men
  46. 45. Mind out of Time! (Uncanny X-Men #142)
    X-Men
  47. 46. Merry Christmas X-Men... Guess What Just Came Down the Chimney! (Uncanny X-Men #143)
    X-Men
  48. 47. Demon (Uncanny X-Men #143)
    X-Men
  49. 48. Cry...D'Spayre (Uncanny X-Men #144)
    X-Men
  50. 49. Even in Death... (Uncanny X-Men #144)
    X-Men
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