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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


Night of the Demon! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Marie Severin (sketch); Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki

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

Indexer Notes

Marvel consistently credits this cover to Marie Severin and Sal Buscema. The original art was signed Sal Buscema (info submitted by mikebo via the GCD Error Tracker). Buscema fully rendered a Severin sketch for the cover of #69, so it seems likely that was the process here.

Before the discovery of the original art, we had previously considered several possibilities: Sal Buscema pencils and Al Milgrom inks with the Storm figure penciled and inked by Dave Cockrum per Steve Whitaker; Dave Cockrum pencils with Sal Buscema inks (with alterations on Cyclops, Colossus, and Professor X by Romita) per Nick Caputo; Marvel's Official Index to the X-Men #2 gives the penciller as Marie Severin and the inker as Sal Buscema; Sal Buscema pencils and unknown inks per the original indexer.

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

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ride the J.S.C.A. line to prizes or cash

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Autumn's come early this year...
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert (introduction); Michael Rossi (introduction); VILLAINS: Kierrok (introduction, death); Stephen Lang (introduction); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Thunderbird; Count Nefaria; N'Dare Munroe; CAMEOS: Beast; Jean Grey (both photos)
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

1st time Wolverine goes into a berserker rage. 1st mention of Storm's claustrophobia.

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

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The spirit of seventy-six
Characters
Groucho Marx; Betty Boop; Iron Man; Frankenstein's monster

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for iron-on transfers.

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

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

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look who's smiling now!

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for LaSalle home study programs.

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]
  5. 4. ["The spirit of seventy-six"]
  6. 5. ["Look who's smiling now!"]
    LaSalle Extension University
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