The X-Men #141 [Direct]
(January 1981)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1980-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Louise Simonson (as Louise Jones) (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

No copyright registration was filed for this issue, so there is no official on-sale date. However, it is all but certain the issue went on sale in September. According to copyright records, the on-sale date for issue #140 was August 26, and the date for #142 was October 28. A September on-sale date is consistent with that. Also, by this point in time, comics in Marvel's color newsprint line went on sale in comics stores four months ahead of the cover date. (Newsstands received comics two to four weeks later.) January cover-dated comics would have first gone on sale in September.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine [Colonel Logan]; Katherine Pryde Rasputin
Reprints
Keywords
wanted posters

The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. Simpson (Table of Contents: 1)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's O.J. Simpson breaking off tackle!
Genre
sports
Characters
O.J. Simpson

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for Dingo boots.

Days of Future Past (Table of Contents: 2)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is New York, the "Big Apple."
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Nightcrawler; Sprite [Kitty Pryde]]; Wolverine [Colonel Logan] (of 2013); Colossus (of 2013); Storm (of 2013); Sprite [Katherine Pryde Rasputin] (of 2013); Franklin Richards (of 2013, death); Magneto (of 2013); Rachel Summers (of 2013, first appearance); Moira MacTaggert; Senator Robert Kelly; Sentinels (villains); New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (villains, first appearance) [Mystique [Raven Darkholme]; Destiny (first appearance); Blob; Pyro (first appearance); Avalanche (first appearance)]; Lois Lane (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Big Alex
Synopsis
Rachel Summers sends Kitty Pryde back in time from 2013 to warn the X-Men that the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants will try to kill Senator Kelly and begin a chain of events that spells doom for mutants.
Reprints
Keywords
Danger Room; jammer; Mutant Control Act of 1988; Pentagon; time travel

Fury Unleashed! (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain America; Hostess Fruit Pies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Trapster's at it again--one trap leads to another.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Nick Fury; Trapster
Synopsis
Captain America frees Nick Fury from the Trapster's henchman.

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

Spider-Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The world's most misunderstood super heroine...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]

Indexer Notes

Promo for the Spider-Woman comic.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
204pc Revolutionary War soldiers set

Indexer Notes

Ad for toy soldiers.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for a variety of novelty items from the Johnson Smith Company.

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

Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Expert builder series

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. Simpson
  3. 2. Days of Future Past
    X-Men
  4. 3. Fury Unleashed!
    Captain America; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. ["The world's most misunderstood super heroine..."]
    Spider-Woman
  6. 5. ["204pc Revolutionary War soldiers set"]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["Expert builder series"]
    Lego
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