The X-Men #125 [Direct]
(September 1979)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1979-06-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860246109
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

The Dramatic Return of Phoenix! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed as COCKRUM)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed as Austin)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Storm; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Colossus]; Havok; Polaris; Multiple Man; Proteus
Reprints

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

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

There's Something Awful on Muir Island! (Table of Contents: 2)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
LG490
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Jean Grey--a mutant telepath/telekinetic, and one of the founding members of the uncanny X-Men.
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; Beast; Moira MacTaggert; Lilandra; Havok; Polaris; Multiple Man; Proteus; Magneto; Mastermind; Iceman (flashback); Angel (flashback); Magda Lehnsherr (Magneto's wife; on video); Popeye; Phantom Stranger (both snuck into a group panel of aliens on the Shi'ar homeworld); Pierson's Puppeteer
Synopsis
Moira tests Jean's Phoenix powers. Jean begins having hallucinations thanks to Mastermind. Moira discovers that Proteus has escaped. Beast finds out the X-Men are alive and lets them know that Moira needs their help on Muir Isle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 7, panels 3-6: Magda Eisenhardt’s character is briefly mentioned for the first time as Magneto’s late wife. This information, together with that published in August 1979 a month earlier, pages 2-3 in The Avengers #186, infers that Magneto is, in fact, the natural father of Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, alias the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

Page 11, panels 5-6: Various characters cameo appearances pop out in Lilandra’s ball scene. Notably, Dirac, Shakati and his two minions, Arak and Arion (Marvel Preview #11, June 1977). More surprisingly, the outlines of Popeye the Sailor Man (panel 5, right side) and the Phantom Stranger (panel 5, left) appear as Easter eggs. To note: the Phantom Stranger is a DC character.


A famous quote from William Shakespeare inspires this episode’s title: "There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark" (Hamlet. Act 1, scene 4). From this issue to X-Men #128, authors will refer titles to some famous Shakespeare’s quotes.

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

X-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Sheldon Wiebe and Jana C. Hollingsworth. Includes a small promo for Spider-Woman.

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

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

Sportscaster Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Dramatic Return of Phoenix!
    X-Men
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Sales Leadership Club
  3. 2. There's Something Awful on Muir Island!
    X-Men
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    X-Mail
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  6. 5. ["My father gave me a whole sports file"]
    Sportscaster Cards
  7. 6. ["Daisy 840"]
  8. 7. ["Earn famous name prizes or cash"]
    Olympic Sales Club, Inc.
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