The Uncanny X-Men #153 [Direct]
(January 1982)

Marvel, 1981 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1981-10-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [various positions]
Editing
Louise Simonson (editor); Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #5.
This issue has variants:

And Now for Something Completely Different! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed as COCKRUM)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed as Rubinstein)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kitty Pryde; Lockheed; The True Love [Colossus]; The Genie [Storm]; Bamf [Nightcrawler]; The Fiend With No Name [Wolverine]
Reprints

Kitty's Fairy Tale (Table of Contents: 1)

X-Men / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (loose blue pencils); Joe Rubinstein (finished art)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where do you wish this pile of wreckage placed, Cyclops?
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Sprite [Kitty Pryde]]; GUESTS: Illyana Rasputin; Carol Danvers [formerly Ms. Marvel]; Story Characters [Pirate Kitty; The True Love [Colossus]; The Noble Prince [Cyclops]; The Wizard [Professor X]; The Genie [Storm]; Bamf [Nightcrawler]; The Fiend With No Name [Wolverine]; Lockheed the Dragon; The Enchanted Princess [Jean Grey]]; Roak
Synopsis
Kitty tells Illyana a fairy tale using the X-Men as a character base.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dave Cockrum reports 2006 that "I did loose pencils in blue. Editor Ann Nocenti referred to them as 'shakedowns'. But everything was there." Illyana's Fairy Tale is in X-Men Annual #8; Lockheed the Dragon (patterned after the X-Men's plane) pre-dates the 1st appearance of the real Lockheed. Nightcrawler travels to an alternate dimension inhabited by the characters in this fairy tale in Nightcrawler (Marvel, 1985 series) #3.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. And Now for Something Completely Different!
    X-Men
  2. 1. Kitty's Fairy Tale
    X-Men
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