The X-Men #127 [Direct]
(November 1979)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Publisher's Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860246111
Editing
Roger Stern (editor); Jim Salicrup (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (ed.-in-chief)

The Power of Proteus (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed as Byrne)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed as austin)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men: Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]
Proteus [Kevin MacTaggert]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Fun Factory Novelties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Quality of Hatred! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
LG549
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The hurricane wind is so loud, no other sound can be heard above its screaming, so strong that nothing living can stand against it.
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men: Banshee [Sean Cassidy] (featured); Colossus [Piotr Rasputin] (featured); Cyclops [Scott Summers] (featured); Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner] (featured); Phoenix [Jean Grey] (featured); Storm [Ororo Munroe] (featured); Wolverine [Logan] (featured)
Havok [Alex Summers] (guest); Moira MacTaggert (guest); Polaris [Lorna Dane] (guest); Proteus [Kevin MacTaggert] (villain); Joe MacTaggert (guest, first appearance, dies); Jennie Banks (guest, first appearance, possessed by Proteus, dies); Wallis (first appearance)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Cyclops pulls the team together after their first mind numbing encounter with Proteus. Proteus takes over the body of his father in order to take the X-Men down in round two.
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Indexer Notes

Unlike previous titles, this episode’s one isn’t directly inspired by a quote from William Shakespeare’s works. Nevertheless, 'The Quality of Hatred!' could be considered a counterpoint to ‘the quality of mercy,’ one famous quote from the British author, extracted from his Merchant of Venice play (Act 4, scene 1). For as Proteus shows no mercy for his father and, besides, uses the form of a woman, Jennie Banks; that could be considered a parallel to the character of Portia, disguised as a man, in Shakespeare’s crucial play’s scene that refers to ‘the quality of mercy.’

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

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

Captain Marvel vs. Professor Sneer (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Chris Claremont
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letter of comment from Laura Webb.

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Lego Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Power of Proteus
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Super gifts & gimmicks"]
    Fun Factory Novelties
  3. 2. The Quality of Hatred!
    X-Men
  4. 3. ["Okay, gang, gather round!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  5. 4. Captain Marvel vs. Professor Sneer
    Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    X-Mail
  7. 6. ["204pc Revolutionary War soldiers set"]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  8. 7. ["Earn famous name prizes or cash"]
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards
  9. 8. ["You've got to build 'em to believe 'em!"]
    Lego Toys
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