The X-Men #138 [Newsstand]
(October 1980)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1980-06-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [various positions]
Barcode
0714860246110
Editing
Louise Simonson (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.
This issue is a variant of The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #138 [Direct]. There exist further variants:

Exit Cyclops! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed as BYRNE)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed as Austin)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast; Iceman]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The cover features, in the background, several covers from the series X-Men. The following list identifies them from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. Note that the first and last lines, amputated by the comics’ cutting, feature the same covers but in a different order:
- Line 1: #99 (June 1976), #127 (November 1979), #17 (February 1966), #18 (March 1966).
- Line 2: #28 (January 1967), #134 (June 1980), #133 (May 1980), #108 (December 1977).
- Line 3: #19 (April 1966), #136 (August 1980), #1 (September 1963), #39 (December 1967).
- Line 4, same as line 1 but with the following order: #18, #99, #127 and #17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Elegy (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All my life, it seemed that--every time I turned around--I was losing people I loved: my folks, my brother Alex, the few friends I made at the orphanage.
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops (leaves); Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Angel [Warren Worthing III]; Beast; Iceman]; Kitty Pryde; Dr. John Grey; Elaine Grey; Sara Grey; Majestrix Lilandra; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Jean Grey [Dark Phoenix] (death); Magneto; Blob; Vanisher; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Mastermind; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Ka-Zar; Zabu; The Stranger; Juggernaut; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Master Mold; Mimic; Lucifer; Count Nefaria; Eel; Unicorn; Plant Man; Porcupine; Scarecrow; Locust; Banshee; Kukulcan; Super Adaptoid; Warlock; Cobalt Man; Candy Southern; Dr. Strange; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mole Man; Tyrannus; Mekano; Mutant Master; Grotesk; Mesmero; Polaris [Lorna Dane]; Havok [Alex Summers]; Living Pharaoh; Living Monolith; Sauron [Karl Lykos]; Tanya Anderssen; Equilibrius; Sunfire; Z'Nox; Thunderbird [John Proudstar] (death); 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; Hellfire Club [Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland; Donald Pierce; Jason Wyngarde; Black Queen [Jean Grey]]
Synopsis
During Jean's funeral, Cyclops gives a concise yet detailed history of the X-Men from the first 137 issues of the series. Cyclops leaves and Kitty joins.
Reprints

The Human Torch Saves the Valley! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Hostess Fruit Pies; Human Torch / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Exit Cyclops!
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Join Sales Leadership Club"]
  3. 2. Elegy
    X-Men
  4. 3. The Human Torch Saves the Valley!
    Hostess Fruit Pies; Human Torch
  5. 4. ["Fun Factory"]
  6. 5. ["Earn famous name prizes or cash"]
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