(February 2019)

Marvel, 2019 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
4.99 USD
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
one-shot
On-sale Date
2018-12-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated T+
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
Barcode
759606091645 00111
Editing
Jordan D. White (credited); Annalise Bissa (credited); Chris Robinson (credited); C. B. Cebulski (credited) (editor in chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-shot

Issue Notes

This issue contains 25 stories, one for December 1st-25th. They are all holiday-themed. They are mostly stand-alone stories, except for one story about Jubilee and Shogo, which contains five chapters interspersed throughout the rest.
"Merry X-Men Holiday Special" is the indicia title. The cover title is "The Merry X-Men Holiday Special".
This issue has variants:
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
David Nakayama (signed as D.NA)
Inks
David Nakayama (signed as D.NA)
Colors
David Nakayama (signed as D.NA)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jean Grey; Rogue [Anna Marie]; Gambit [Remy LeBeau]; Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; coffee; holidays

Mele Kalikimaka! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Chris Sims (credited); Chad Bowers (credited)
Pencils
Marco Failla (credited)
Inks
Marco Failla (credited)
Colors
Israel Silva (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (credited as VC); Travis Lanham (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On December 1st, Jubilee found the perfect present...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Shogo Lee
Synopsis
Jubilee gets ready to take Shogo to Hawaii for Christmas. Shogo finds Illyana's old BAMF doll. They are captured by a machine.
Reprints
Keywords
BAMF doll; Christmas; Hawaii

Indexer Notes

Jubilee kept Illyana's doll after her death in Uncanny X-Men #303 (Marvel, 1963 series).

Never Again (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Chris Claremont (credited)
Pencils
Terry Dodson (credited); Rachel Dodson (credited)
Inks
Terry Dodson (credited); Rachel Dodson (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Barach atah adonai elohenu
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kitty Pryde; Lockheed; Wicked; Carmen Pryde (ghost)
Reprints
Keywords
Hanukkah; Hebrew; menorah

Hotclaws for Hanukkah (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Charles Soule (credited)
Pencils
Ryan Browne (credited)
Inks
Ryan Browne (credited)
Colors
Jordan Boyd (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, honey, how will you shovel out the car in time?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine [Logan]; Janet
Reprints
Keywords
Hanukkah; ninjas

Dreaming of a Wade Christmas (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jean Grae (credited)
Pencils
Shawn Crystal (credited)
Inks
Shawn Crystal (credited)
Colors
Rico Renzi (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...And then I said, "Caroling? My middle name is Carol!"
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jean Grey (as doll); Deadpool [Wade Wilson] (as doll); Ellie Camacho
Synopsis
Ellie plays with toy versions of Deadpool and Jean in her dollhouse.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; dollhouse

I Hate Christmas (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Zac Thompson (credited); Lonnie Nadler (credited)
Pencils
Amilcar Pinna (credited)
Inks
Amilcar Pinna (credited)
Colors
Amilcar Pinna (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hate Christmas.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Nature Girl [Lin Li]; Colossus [Piotr Nikolayevich] (cameo); Iceman [Bobby Drake] (cameo); Sprite [Jia Jing] (cameo); Hindsight [Nathaniel Carver] (cameo); Pixie [Megan Gwynn] (cameo); Kid Omega [Quentin Quire] (cameo); other X-Men (cameos)
Synopsis
Lin reflects on why she hates Christmas: trees are killed.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas trees

Jingle All the Wait a Minute... (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Chris Sims (credited); Chad Bowers (credited)
Pencils
Marco Failla (credited)
Inks
Marco Failla (credited)
Colors
Israel Silva (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On December 6th, Jubilee remembered her training...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Shogo Lee
Synopsis
Jubilee and Shogo have been living in a mall since their abduction.
Reprints
Keywords
Cinnabunn; mall; snow

The Chiche Who Stole Christmas (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Style P (credited); Poobs (credited)
Pencils
Luciano Vecchio (credited)
Inks
Luciano Vecchio (credited)
Colors
Carlos Lopez (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Times Square.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Gambit [Remy LeBeau]
Synopsis
Gambit steals Wolverine action figures for kids from a billionaire bigot who bought them all.
Reprints
Keywords
action figures; Boris Chiche; card tricks; Christmas; Times Square; Wolverine

White Elephant (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Sina Grace (credited)
Pencils
Cory Smith (credited)
Inks
Cory Smith (credited)
Colors
Jordan Boyd (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Kitty tasked me with providing the youngsters of the mansion an even that skirts religion, issues of income, dietary restrictions and eschews capitalism, there was only one option... white elephant!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Rockslide [Santo Vaccarro]; Blindfold [Ruth Aldine]; Metus Anole [Vic Borkowski]; Pixie [Megan Gwynn]; Genesis [Evan Sabahnur]; Eye-Boy [Trevor Hawkins]; Nature Girl [Lin Li]; Glob Herman [Robert Herman]; Michaela Ladak; Kid Gladiator [Kubark]; Oya [Idie Okonkwo]; Doop; Kid Omega [Quintavius Quire]; Bling! [Roxy Washington]; Honey Badger [Gabby Kinney]; other X-Men
Synopsis
Bobby organizes a white elephant gift exchange.
Reprints
Keywords
Chia pet; Christmas; Dazzler; Great Expectations; Spider-Man doll; Stark Industries; whales; white elephant

The Impossible Enemy (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Cullen Bunn (credited)
Pencils
Roland Boschi (credited)
Inks
Roland Boschi (credited)
Colors
Dan Brown (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Marsaw. You are safe now.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr]; Alesky
Reprints
Keywords
Hanukkah; menorah; Poland; Warsaw

Christmas Jeer (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Charlamagne Tha God (credited)
Pencils
Alitha Martinez (signed)
Inks
Alitha Martinez (signed)
Colors
Jay David Ramos (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Michele Obama says, "When they go low, we go high," but Charlamagne Tha God says "When they go low, sometimes you gotta take it to the floor with them!"
Genre
superhero
Characters
Storm [Ororo Munroe]
Synopsis
Ororo comes bumps into man who makes fun of her. She sets his hat on fire.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Michele Obama; radio; Wakanda

Deck the Halls (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Chris Sims (credited); Chad Bowers (credited)
Pencils
Marco Failla (credited)
Inks
Marco Failla (credited)
Colors
Israel Silva (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On December 11th, Jubilee spent time with friends and family...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Shogo Lee; Mr. Fantastic (Santa monster); Thing (Santa monster); Spider-Man (Santa monster); Hulk (Santa monster); Iron Man (Santa monster); Captain America (Santa monster); Wolverine (Santa monster)
Synopsis
Jubilee and Shogo are chased by Santa monster versions of other heroes.
Reprints
Keywords
BAMF doll; Christmas; mall

The Giving Season (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Christopher Daniels (credited)
Pencils
Ray-Anthony Height (credited); LeBeau Underwood (credited)
Inks
Ray-Anthony Height (credited); LeBeau Underwood (credited)
Colors
Jay David Ramos (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why yes, Kavita, this is all eight episodes, fully remastered...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Beast [Hank McCoy]; Kavita Rao; Dr. Nemesis [James Bradley]
Synopsis
Dr. Nemesis recommends Hank give Kavita a gift involving Star Wars, but then one-ups the gift with his own.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; poker; Star Wars

Christmas Cat-Astrophe! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Kelly Thompson (credited)
Pencils
David López (credited)
Inks
David López (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Try not to wreck so much furniture this time.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Gambit [Remy LeBeau]; Rogue [Ann Marie]; Oliver (cat); Figaro (cat); Lucifer (cat)
Synopsis
Rogue and Gambit try to give Oliver medicine. It does not go well.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; medicine

The Gift that Keeps on Giving (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Chip Zdarsky (credited)
Pencils
Chip Zdarsky (credited); John Romita Jr. (one panel, unaccredited)
Inks
Chip Zdarsky (credited)
Colors
Chip Zdarsky (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know, I'd always wondered...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Old Man Logan; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]
Synopsis
Logan is slicing firewood when Kurt interrupts. He gives him a present: a picture of himself, like Logan gave him years ago.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; firewood

Indexer Notes

The previous gifting happened in X-Men Annual #4 (Marvel, 1970 series).

Home for the Holidays (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Al Ewing (credited)
Pencils
PJ Holden (credited)
Inks
PJ Holden (credited)
Colors
Antonio Fabela (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
37th Floogsbury.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Cannonball [Sam Guthrie]; Josiah Guthrie; Smasher [Isabel Kane]
Synopsis
Sam reflects how holidays are the same even on different planets. A man complains he's starting a culture war.
Reprints
Keywords
37th Floogsbury; blue klaffee cups; Christmas; Garbocks; Glorpsday; Shi'ar

Indexer Notes

A man in this comic talks about the "war on Glorpsday," "Garbocks and their blue klaffee cups," which are references to the "war on Christmas," Starbucks, and the controversy about their holiday cups.

The Naughty List (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Anthony Piper (credited)
Pencils
Anthony Piper (credited)
Inks
Anthony Piper (credited)
Colors
Anthony Piper (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I find the holidays to be very therapeutic.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Domino [Neena Thurman]
Synopsis
Domino performs a community service for Christmas: killing a human trafficker who is harassing a woman.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; trafficking

Baby Steps (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Leah Williams (credited)
Pencils
Marcio Takara (credited)
Inks
Marcio Takara (credited)
Colors
Chris O'Halloran (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you not film me, please?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Maggie Braddock; Meggan Braddock; Captain Britain [Brian Braddock]; Psylocke [Betsy Braddock]
Synopsis
Maggie takes her first steps and Betsy shows up for a visit.
Reprints
Keywords
cell phone; Christmas; scones

Deck the Halls (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Ed Brisson (credited)
Pencils
Pere Pérez (credited)
Inks
Pere Pérez (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whack whack whack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Glob [Robert Herman]
Synopsis
Glob hangs mistletoe, then sits under it.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; mistletoe

Indexer Notes

This is a wordless story, besides sound effects.

Secret Santa (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Vita Ayala (credited)
Pencils
Pere Pérez (credited)
Inks
Pere Pérez (credited)
Colors
Chris O'Halloran (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your present's in the fridge -- I made it myself.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Honey Badger [Gabby Kinney]; Wolverine [Laura Kinney]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Bishop [Lucas]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Kitty Pryde; Mindee [Irma Cuckoo]
Synopsis
Gabby gets an unmarked present, and looks for the sender, who turns out to be Mindee.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift card; secret Santa; stakes and cakes

All I Want for Christmas Is You (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Chris Sims (credited); Chad Bowers (credited)
Pencils
Marco Failla (credited)
Inks
Marco Failla (credited)
Colors
Israel Silva (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On December 21st, Jubilee got a last-second deal...
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Shogo
Synopsis
Jubilee dodges attacks in the mall.
Reprints
Keywords
BAMF doll; Christmas; mall; skates

The Longest Night (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Tini Howard (credited)
Pencils
Brent Schoonover (credited)
Inks
Brent Schoonover (credited)
Colors
Chris O'Halloran (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bobby Drake's first annual winter solstice party.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hope Summers (as an infant and present age); Gambit [Remy LeBeau](cameo); Beast [Hank McCoy](cameo); Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Warpath [James Proudstar](cameo); Deadpool [Wade Wilson](cameo); Wolverine [Logan](cameo); Domino [Neena Thurman](cameo); Cable [Nathan Summers](in video); others (cameos)
Synopsis
During a party, Hope watches a video of Cable and her from the past.
Reprints
Keywords
cell phone; Christmas; winter solstice

Blue Christmas (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Rainbow Rowell (credited)
Pencils
Kris Anka (credited)
Inks
Kris Anka (credited)
Colors
Matthew Wilson (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He look's good, doesn't he?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Edna McCoy (voice); Norton McCoy (voice); Beast [Hank McCoy]
Synopsis
Hank's parents talk about him while he looks around his childhood home.
Reprints
Keywords
Aunt Polly; Christmas; church

...And to All a Good Nightcrawler (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Seamus Ryan (credited) (see note)
Pencils
Michael Shelfer (credited)
Inks
Michael Shelfer (credited)
Colors
Federico Blee (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yep, and 'cuz of all the die-cast metal, he was able to pull the whole sleight down, reindeer too!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Bamfs
Synopsis
Kurt tracks down some kids out late for their mom and gives them a lecture on being present and breaking and entering.
Reprints
Keywords
cell phones; Christmas; Magneto; Santa

Indexer Notes

The exact credit for the script is Seamus "Esoteric" Ryan.

The Gift of the Madri (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Matthew Rosenberg (credited)
Pencils
Andy MacDonald (credited)
Inks
Andy MacDonald (credited)
Colors
Tamra Bonvillain (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know it is still Christmas Eve, but I might be going out of town tonight, so I thought I would give it to you now, Jamie.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Multiple Man [Jamie Madrox]; Gambit [Remy LeBeau]; Storm [Ororo Munroe](cameo); Dazzler [Alison Blaire](cameo); Old Man Logan(cameo); Wolverine [Laura Kinney](cameo); Roogue [Anna Marie]; other X-Man
Synopsis
After Gambit gives him Winston Churchill's pocket watch, Jamie duplicates himself and it, and gives one to everyone else.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Cuckoos; pocket watch; Winston Churchill

Walkin' in a Winter Murderland (Table of Contents: 25)

X-Men / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Sims (credited); Chad Bowers (credited)
Pencils
Marco Failla (credited)
Inks
Marco Failla (credited)
Colors
Israel Silva (credited)
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy (as VC); Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On Christmas Day, Arcade went to work anyway...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Arcade; Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Shogo Lee; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]
Synopsis
Arcade's investors are not happy that he created Murdermall when they just wanted him to design a way to enhance mall shopping. Jubilee finally breaks out and takes him down.
Reprints
Keywords
BAMF doll; black Friday; Christmas; escape room; Hawaii; Home Alone; Murdermall; New Years; Starkphone
Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. Mele Kalikimaka!
    X-Men
  3. 2. Never Again
    X-Men
  4. 3. Hotclaws for Hanukkah
    X-Men
  5. 4. Dreaming of a Wade Christmas
    X-Men
  6. 5. I Hate Christmas
    X-Men
  7. 6. Jingle All the Wait a Minute...
    X-Men
  8. 7. The Chiche Who Stole Christmas
    X-Men
  9. 8. White Elephant
    X-Men
  10. 9. The Impossible Enemy
    X-Men
  11. 10. Christmas Jeer
    X-Men
  12. 11. Deck the Halls
    X-Men
  13. 12. The Giving Season
    X-Men
  14. 13. Christmas Cat-Astrophe!
    X-Men
  15. 14. The Gift that Keeps on Giving
    X-Men
  16. 15. Home for the Holidays
    X-Men
  17. 16. The Naughty List
    X-Men
  18. 17. Baby Steps
    X-Men
  19. 18. Deck the Halls
    X-Men
  20. 19. Secret Santa
    X-Men
  21. 20. All I Want for Christmas Is You
    X-Men
  22. 21. The Longest Night
    X-Men
  23. 22. Blue Christmas
    X-Men
  24. 23. ...And to All a Good Nightcrawler
    X-Men
  25. 24. The Gift of the Madri
    X-Men
  26. 25. Walkin' in a Winter Murderland
    X-Men
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