The Uncanny X-Men #172 [Direct]
(August 1983)

Marvel, 1981 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1983-04-19
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

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #24, with newsstand on-sale date of 1983-05-10.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

R.S.V.P. (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Paul Smith (signed as PMS)
Inks
Paul Smith (signed as PMS)
Colors
?
Letters
Ron Zalme

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine [Logan] (picture); Mariko Yashida (picture)
Reprints

Scarlet in Glory (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
Paul Smith
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tokyo... the upper class Meguro district...
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Rogue; Nightcrawler; Ariel [Kitty Pryde]]; Yukio; Mariko Yashida; Havok; Lockheed; Toni; Silver Samurai (villain); Viper (villain); Mastermind (villain)
Synopsis
The X-Men show up in Japan for Wolverine's wedding and Wolverine isn't happy to see newest member, Rogue. Wolverine and Nightcrawler help Yukio battle the Silver Samurai who is lurking about. Wolverine explains to Storm that Mariko's father was deeply involved in organized crime and he plans on cleaning up Clan Yashida. Viper sneaks in and poisons the X-Men. Mariko has a meeting with Silver Samurai who turns out to be her half-brother. Storm and Yukio rescue her from the Samurai and Viper. Hearing of the attack, Wolverine decides to go after the Samurai and Rogue asks to tag along.
Reprints
Keywords
Japan

Indexer Notes

Continued from Wolverine (Marvel, 1982 series) #4. In a "what is she talking about" moment, Rogue tells Wolverine that the poison wasn't as effective on her as she is "half-alien."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Smith
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
X-Mail
Characters
Ariel [Kitty Pride]; Lockheed
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Big Jim Shooter, T.N. Fisher, Stephanie Dea, Lawrence M. Schoen, Michelle Head, Suzy Peterson, and Richard Blair. Includes a small illustration of Ariel and Lockheed from page 17 panel 1 of The Uncanny X-Men (Marvel, 1981 series) #168, supposedly the writers of the replies to the letters.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. R.S.V.P.
    X-Men
  2. 1. Scarlet in Glory
    X-Men
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    X-Mail
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