The Uncanny X-Men #143 [Direct]
(March 1981)

Marvel, 1981 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1980-11-25
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 (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

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

This is the final issue featuring the creative team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne, and Terry Austin.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Merry Christmas X-Men... Guess What Just Came Down the Chimney! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Terry Austin (signed as Terry Austin)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed as Terry Austin)
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sprite [Kitty Pryde]; N'Garai demon
Reprints

Demon (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arrghh!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Sprite [Kitty Pryde]]; GUESTS: Cyclops; Lee Forrester (first appearance); Mariko Yashida; Carmen Pryde; Terri Pryde; Douglas Moore (death); Ellie Moore (death); VILLAIN: N'garai demon (first appearance, death)
Synopsis
Kitty is left home alone on Christmas Eve and tangles with a nasty demon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This issue's story is the first of scriptwriter Chris Claremont's many homages to the 1979 film "Alien" in the X-Men series.

Blown About (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Hostess Cup Cakes; Human Torch / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Chris Claremont (responses)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment by Dr. Phillip S. Kott, Kurt Busiek, and Mark Yanko. Includes farewell to John Byrne and Terry Austin by Chris Claremont and "The Mighty Marvel Checklist!"

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Merry Christmas X-Men... Guess What Just Came Down the Chimney!
    X-Men
  2. 1. Demon
    X-Men
  3. 2. Blown About
    Hostess Cup Cakes; Human Torch
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    X-Mail
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