X-Factor Annual #4 [Direct]
([October] 1989)

Marvel, 1986 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.00 USD; 2.75 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
annually
On-sale Date
1989-06-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Annual
Editing
Bob Harras (credited) (group editor); Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Atlantis Attacks [Chapter Ten] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed as John Byrne)
Inks
John Byrne (signed as John Byrne)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Factor: Beast [Hank McCoy]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Attuma
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis Attacks

Atlantis Attacks Chapter Ten X-Factor (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (illustration)
Inks
Walter Simonson (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Beast [Hank McCoy]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream

Indexer Notes

Contents and recap of the story so far.

I Must Go down to the Sea Again... (Table of Contents: 2)

X-Factor / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson)
Colors
Tom Vincent (credited)
Letters
Jim Novak (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Picture of two people not having a good time.
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Factor: Beast [Hank McCoy]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Andromeda [Andrea McPhee] (guest); Attuma (villain); Ghaur (villain)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis Attacks

Indexer Notes

Atlantis Attacks continued from The New Mutants Annual (Marvel, 1984 series) #5.
Atlantis Attacks continues in Web of Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1985 series) #5.

...That I Be Bound in a Nutshell (Table of Contents: 3)

Doctor Doom; Magneto / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ralph Macchio (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
John Byrne (credited)
Colors
Ralph Macchio
Letters
Jim Novak (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The castle-stronghold of the last absolute monarch on the face...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo flashback); Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo flashback); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo flashback); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo flashback)
Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (also origin expanded in flashback)); Werner von Doom (death in flashback); Anya Eisenhardt (death in flashback); Magda Lehnsherr (flashback); Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr] (also origin retold in flashback); Mephisto (cameo flashback); Alexia (introduction, destruction)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Inferno Aftermath (Table of Contents: 4)

X-Factor / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited)
Pencils
Jim Fern (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last night Manhattan went crazy. Demons swarming the skies.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Gilgamesh (guest); Thor [Thor Odinson] (guest, cameo)
M Squad: Dr. Martin; Dr. Milan; Dr. Shiner; Dr. Snodgrass
X-Factor: Archangel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Lance Bannon; Jacob Conover; Jacob Farber; J. Jonah Jameson (guest); Edwin Jarvis; Elwood McNulty; Ship; Ned Zane
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints
Keywords
Inferno

Indexer Notes

Blues Brothers parody.

Happy Summer Vacation (Table of Contents: 5)

X-Factor / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jon Bogdanove (signed as Bogdanove)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed as MILGROM [regular Ms])
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
New Mutants: Boom-Boom [Tabitha Smith]; Cannonball [Sam Guthrie]; Rusty Collins; Mirage [Dani Moonstar]; Rictor [Julio Richter]; Skids [Sally Blevins]; Sunspot [Roberto Da Costa]; Warlock; Wolfsbane [Rahne Sinclair]
Power Pack: Counterweight [Jack Power]; Destroyer [Alex Power]; Molecula [Julie Power]; Starstreak [Katie Power]; Tattle-Tale [Franklin Richards]
X-Factor: Archangel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
X-Terminators: Leech; Artie Maddicks; Wiz Kid [Takeshi Matsuya]
Brightwind; Nathan Christopher Charles Summers
Universe
Marvel : mainstream

The Saga of the Serpent Crown Chapter 10: Emperor of Death! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Saga of the Serpent Crown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Mark Bagley (credited)
Inks
Keith Williams (credited)
Colors
Santiago Tapia Jr. (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited as Starkings); Jade Moede (credited as Moede)
Editing
Gregory Wright (credited) (managing editor); Mark Gruenwald (credited) (editor); Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor in chief)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was only a short number of years ago that I, the Watcher, saw a dark day...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ghaur (villain, flashback); Karthon the Quester (villain, flashback); Lady Dorma (death in flashback); Llyna (death in flashback); Llyra (villain, flashback); Emperor Naga (villain, flashback, death); Namor the Sub-Mariner [Namor] (flashback); Watcher [Uatu]; Gargantos (flashback); Trittex (flashback)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints
Keywords
Saga of the Serpent Crown

Indexer Notes

Serpent Crown Saga, Chapter 10.
The storyline continues from The New Mutants Annual (Marvel, 1984 series) #5 (June 1989).
The storyline continues in Web of Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1985 series) #5 (1989).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Atlantis Attacks [Chapter Ten]
    X-Factor
  2. 1. Atlantis Attacks Chapter Ten X-Factor
  3. 2. I Must Go down to the Sea Again...
    X-Factor
  4. 3. ...That I Be Bound in a Nutshell
    Doctor Doom; Magneto
  5. 4. Inferno Aftermath
    X-Factor
  6. 5. Happy Summer Vacation
    X-Factor
  7. 6. The Saga of the Serpent Crown Chapter 10: Emperor of Death!
    The Saga of the Serpent Crown
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Hunter Johnson
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Q
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Eric Rom
  • Per Sandell
  • Terry Staats
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore