X-Factor #1 [Direct]
(February 1986)

Marvel, 1986 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD; 0.50 GBP; 1.50 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1985-11-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Mike Carlin (editor); Michael Higgins (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Double-Sized 1st Appearance of X-Factor (the 5 original X-Men).
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Baptism Of Fire! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Walter Simonson
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Factor [Cyclops; Jean Grey; Beast; Angel; Iceman]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits given in Marvel Age #64 (along with an unused cover by Jackson Guice).

Third Genesis (Table of Contents: 1)

X-Factor / comic story / 42 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Layton
Pencils
Butch Guice (as Jackson Guice)
Inks
Bob Layton; Butch Guice (as Jackson Guice); Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Petra Goldberg (as Petra Scotese); Christie Scheele (as Max Scheele); Glynis Oliver
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Factor (first team) [Cyclops; Jean Grey; Beast; Angel; Iceman]; GUESTS: Rusty Collins; Cameron Hodge; Madelyne Pryor; Nathan Christopher Summers; Candy Southern; Mr. Fantastic; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Storm; Banshee; Dark Phoenix; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Wasp; Hercules; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]
Synopsis
The original X-Men find out that Jean Grey is still alive and gather for a reunion. Jean explains her near-death experience and the Phoenix phenomenon. The team decides to form X-Factor, a group of mutant hunters whose real purpose is to rescue and help new mutants. Navy man Rusty Collins manifests destructive flame powers and X-Factor brings him in.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from Fantastic Four #286.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Baptism Of Fire!
    X-Factor
  2. 1. Third Genesis
    X-Factor
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