The X-Men #96 [Regular Edition]
(December 1975)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1975-08-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Marv Wolfman (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.
This issue has variants:

Night of the Demon! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Sal Buscema; Marie Severin ? (sketch, see notes); John Romita ? (see notes); Dave Cockrum ? (see notes)
Inks
John Romita ? (see notes); Sal Buscema ? (see notes); Dave Cockrum ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki ?

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

Indexer Notes

The original art is signed by Sal Buscema (info submitted by mikebo via the GCD Error Tracker). Buscema fully rendered a Severin sketch for the cover of #69 and that may be the process here, although in this period others including John Romita and Ed Hannigan worked on cover designs.

After examining the original art Nick Caputo suspects that Romita inked the cover with a possible touch-up on the Demon's face by Cockrum.

Steve Whitaker previously credited Sal Buscema on pencils and Al Milgrom on inks with Storm penciled and inked by Dave Cockrum. Marvel's Official Index to the X-Men #2 credited Marie Severin on pencils and Sal Buscema on inks.

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Night of the Demon! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Chris Claremont (credited); Bill Mantlo (credited) (plot assist)
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (credited)
Inks
Sam Grainger (credited)
Colors
Phil Rachelson (credited)
Letters
Dave Hunt (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Autumn's come early this year...
Feature Logo
The Uncanny X-Men
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm (also in flashback); Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; Moira MacTaggert (introduction); Colonel Michael Rossi (introduction); Kierrok (introduction, death, villain); Dr. Stephen Lang (introduction, villain); Thunderbird [John Proudstar] (cameo flashback); Count Nefaria (cameo flashback); N'Dare Munroe (cameo flashback); Beast (photo, cameo); Jean Grey (photo, cameo)
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

Indexer Notes

First time Wolverine goes into a berserker rage. First mention of Storm's claustrophobia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Mutant Mail-Box / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Eddy Shapiro, Greg Flood and Jack Callenberg.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

LaSalle Extension University / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Night of the Demon!
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Ride the J.S.C.A. line to prizes or cash"]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  3. 2. Night of the Demon!
    X-Men
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  5. 4. ["The spirit of seventy-six"]
  6. 5. ["Look who's smiling now!"]
    LaSalle Extension University
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