The Uncanny X-Men #500 [Greg Land Newsstand Cover]
(September 2008)

Marvel, 1981 Series
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Price
3.99 USD; 3.99 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly except semi-monthly in September
On-sale date
2008-07-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated T+
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
Barcode
009281024613 09
Editing
Nick Lowe; Will Panzo (assistant); Axel Alonso (executive); Joe Quesada (editor in chief); Dan Buckley (publisher)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors
Alex Ross (painted)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington, III]; Polaris [Lorna Dane]; Havok [Alex Summers]; Banshee [Sean Cassidy]; Sunfire [Shiro Yoshida]; Thunderbird [John Proudstar]; Lucas Bishop; Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Phoenix [Phoenix Force]; Dazzler [Alison Blaire]; Psylocke [Betsy Braddock]; Forge; Rogue; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Gambit [Remy LeBeau]; Shadowcat [Kitty Pryde]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]];

Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr; Magnus]; Sentinels
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover, shipped 50/50 split with the Greg Land wraparound cover. Alex Ross states in an interview at http://www.wizarduniverse.com/072108alexrossxmen.html that the Phoenix figure is Phoenix as distinct from Jean Grey, who appears as Marvel Girl.

[Michael Turner Sketch Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Michael Turner

Genre
superhero
Characters
Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Banshee [Sean Cassidy]; Lucas Bishop; Cannonball [Sam Guthrie]; Angel [Warren Worthington, III]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Thunderbird [John Proudstar]; Longshot; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Havok [Alex Summers]; Cable [Nathan Summers]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Gambit [Remy LeBeau]

Indexer Notes

Sketch version of the Turner variant cover.

[Terry Dodson Sketch Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
Terry Dodson
Inks
Rachel Dodson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Psylocke [Betsy Braddock]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Shadowcat [Kitty Pryde]; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Dazzler [Alison Blaire]; Rogue

Indexer Notes

"Sketch" (pencil and ink) version of the Dodson variant cover.

Previously in Uncanny X-Men... (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

SFX Part One: Prologue: The Extraordinary Dream of Kingo Sunen (Table of Contents: 4)

X-Men / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker; Matt Fraction
Pencils
Terry Dodson
Inks
Rachel Dodson
Colors
Justin Ponsor
Letters
Joe Caramagna

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kingo Sunen; Freddie Dukes [Blob]; Dreaming Celestial
Synopsis
Kingo Sunen, writer-director-producer-editor-actor of samurai movies decides to cast ex-mutant Freddie Dukes in his first ever science fiction film, set in San Francisco against the backdrop of the Dreaming Celestial.

Indexer Notes

Fred Dukes no longer sports the excess baggy skin he was left with immediately after his depowering.

SFX Part One: Prologue 2: The Extraordinary Cargo of Guy DeMondue (Table of Contents: 5)

X-Men / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker; Matt Fraction
Pencils
Terry Dodson
Inks
Rachel Dodson
Colors
Justin Ponsor
Letters
Joe Caramagna

Genre
superhero
Characters
Guy DeMondue; Simon Trask; Sentinel (Mark I)
Synopsis
Guy DeMondue, artist, unloads a Sentinel at the docs in the dark of night with Simon Trask.

SFX Part One: Chapter One: The Mayor and the Queen in Exurbia (Table of Contents: 6)

X-Men / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker; Matt Fraction
Pencils
Greg Land
Inks
Jay Leisten
Colors
Justin Ponsor
Letters
Joe Caramagna

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Angel [Warren Worthington, III]]; The Mayor of San Francisco [Sadie]
Synopsis
The X-Men give the Mayor a tour of their new headquarters and mutant embassy in the Marin Headlands. The Mayor warns them that Guy DeMondue is planning a "confrontational" art exhibit involving Sentinels.

SFX Part One: Chapter Two: Superstars of the Spandex Scene (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Ed Brubaker; Matt Fraction
Pencils
Greg Land
Inks
Jay Leisten
Colors
Justin Ponsor
Letters
Joe Caramagna

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Angel [Warren Worthington, III]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]];
Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr; Magnus]; Sentinels (Mark I)
Synopsis
The X-Men attend the opening of Guy DeMondue's "Celebration of Mutant Kitsch" installation in Yerba Buena Gardens. Most of the crowd has dressed up like X-Men, or approximations thereof. There are also protesters due to the Sentinels being part of the installation. Suddently Magneto, his powers apparently restored, attacks the X-Men, chucking Colossus through the big round window in the SF MoMA and somehow activating the two Sentinels.

SFX Part One: Chapter Three: The Exploding Plastic Inevitable (Table of Contents: 8)

X-Men / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker; Matt Fraction
Pencils
Terry Dodson (pages 1-3, 6-7); Greg Land (pages 4-5)
Inks
Rachel Dodson (pages 1-3, 6-7); Jay Leisten (pages 4-5)
Colors
Justin Ponsor
Letters
Joe Caramagna

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Angel [Warren Worthington, III]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Wolverine [Logan]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]];
Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr; Magnus]; Sentinels (Mark I)
Synopsis
The X-Men fight the Sentinels, but Emma notices that the Sentinels strangely do not attack Magneto.

SFX Part One: Chapter Four: The Fix Is In...! (Table of Contents: 9)

X-Men / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker; Matt Fraction
Pencils
Greg Land (pages 1-4 except top of 3); Terry Dodson (top of 3, 5-7)
Inks
Jay Leisten (pages 1-4 except top of 3); Rachel Dodson (top of 3, 5-7)
Colors
Justin Ponsor
Letters
Joe Caramagna

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Angel [Warren Worthington, III]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Wolverine [Logan]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner] Cannonball [Sam Guthrie]];

Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr; Magnus]; Sentinels (Mark I); High Evolutionary; Kingo Sunen; Freddie Dukes [Blob]; Dreaming Celestial
Synopsis
The X-Men defeat the last Sentinel and subdue Magneto. They learn that his powers were generated by his extremely high-tech suit. Magneto berates them as unworthy to save the mutant race, and teleports out. Storm spots strange lights at the Dreaming Celestial and we see the High Evolutionary doing something with it, helped by a mesmerized Kingo Sunen. She arrives to late to do anything, but somewhere in space we see the Evolutionary, Magneto, and Fred Dukes discussing plans on the bridge of a starship.

SFX Part One: Epilogue One: Vox Populi (Table of Contents: 10)

X-Men / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker; Matt Fraction
Pencils
Greg Land
Inks
Jay Leisten
Colors
Justin Ponsor
Letters
Joe Caramagna

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Angel [Warren Worthington, III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Emma Frost [White Queen]]
Synopsis
With Emma broadcasting his thoughts to all known mutants, Scott announces that the X-Men are alive and that San Francisco is a mutant sanctuary.

SFX Part One: Epilogue Two: Exit the Artist (Table of Contents: 11)

X-Men / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker; Matt Fraction
Pencils
Terry Dodson
Inks
Rachel Dodson
Colors
Justin Ponsor
Letters
Joe Caramagna

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Wolverine [Logan]; Cyclops [Scott Summers] (off-panel)]; Guy DeMondue (dies)
Synopsis
Logan visits Guy DeMondue in his studio, only to find him dead.

SFX Part One: Epilogue Three: Enter the Pixie (Table of Contents: 12)

X-Men / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker; Matt Fraction
Pencils
Greg Land
Inks
Jay Leisten
Colors
Justin Ponsor
Letters
Joe Caramagna

Genre
superhero
Characters
Pixie [Megan Gwynn]; Dazzler [Alison Blaire] (off-panel); Simon Trask; Hellfire Cult
Synopsis
Simon Trask uses the fact that both he and a bouncer appear to be Prime Sentinels to talk his way into a club. Pixie and her date are leaving a Dazzler concert amazed that she's back and has put on a great show. A group of men in a van see her and put on masks similar to those worn by Hellfire Club guards. They get out of the van with baseball bats and other weapons and prepare to attack Pixie.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. [Michael Turner Sketch Variant Cover]
    X-Men
  3. 2. [Terry Dodson Sketch Variant Cover]
    X-Men
  4. 3. Previously in Uncanny X-Men...
    X-Men
  5. 4. SFX Part One: Prologue: The Extraordinary Dream of Kingo Sunen
    X-Men
  6. 5. SFX Part One: Prologue 2: The Extraordinary Cargo of Guy DeMondue
    X-Men
  7. 6. SFX Part One: Chapter One: The Mayor and the Queen in Exurbia
    X-Men
  8. 7. SFX Part One: Chapter Two: Superstars of the Spandex Scene
    X-Men
  9. 8. SFX Part One: Chapter Three: The Exploding Plastic Inevitable
    X-Men
  10. 9. SFX Part One: Chapter Four: The Fix Is In...!
    X-Men
  11. 10. SFX Part One: Epilogue One: Vox Populi
    X-Men
  12. 11. SFX Part One: Epilogue Two: Exit the Artist
    X-Men
  13. 12. SFX Part One: Epilogue Three: Enter the Pixie
    X-Men
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