The X-Men #135 [Direct]
(July 1980)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1980-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Bob Budiansky (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

No copyright registration was filed for the issue. As such, there is no official on-sale date. However, the issue all but certainly first went on sale in March. According to copyright records, the reported on-sale date for issue #134 was February 26, and the date for #136 was April 29. A March on-sale date is consistent with that. Also, at this point in time, comics in Marvel's color-newsprint line were going on sale in comics stores four months ahead of the cover date.
This issue has variants:

Defeated by Dark Phoenix! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed as Byrne)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed as Austin)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Dark Phoenix
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #56.

The Saga of Johnny West (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dark Phoenix (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
Bob Sharen
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Job Number
LF123
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Witness the birth of a god!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Beast; Senator Robert Kelly; Angel; Banshee; Moira MacTaggert; Majestrix Lilandra; Shi'ar; Eluke; Captain Lord Juber; Chamberlain Araki; VILLAINS: Dark Phoenix [Jean Grey] (introduction); Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland; CAMEOS: Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Dr. Strange; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; The Thing]; Silver Surfer; Peter Corbeau
Synopsis
Jean goes nuts as Dark Phoenix, beats up on her former teammates and heads for outer space to destroy a star system while the X-Men are left wondering how to handle their crazy comrade.
Reprints
Keywords
Central Park; D'Bari; Fifth Avenue; Hellfire Club; Imperial Center; Shi'ar; Starcore One; supernova

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

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

Thor Meets the Ricochet Monster! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Hostess Fruit Pies; Thor / 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
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Wolverine [Logan]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jim Hutcheon, Francis Oliver, and Barbara Long. Includes a subscription for the X-Men.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Defeated by Dark Phoenix!
    X-Men
  2. 1. The Saga of Johnny West
  3. 2. Dark Phoenix
    X-Men
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  5. 4. Thor Meets the Ricochet Monster!
    Hostess Fruit Pies; Thor
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    X-Mail
  7. 6. ["Fun Factory"]
  8. 7. ["Daisy 840"]
  9. 8. ["Blast off with S.L.C. for a galaxy of prizes or cash"]
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