(January 1990)

Marvel, 1989 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1989-11-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Craig Anderson; ReneƩ Witterstaetter (assistant)

What If the X-Men Died on their First Mission? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor X; Beast
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What If the New X-Men Had Died On Their Very First Mission? (Table of Contents: 1)

X-Men / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Evelyn Stein
Letters
Phil Felix

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Beast; Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver; Namorita; Wolfsbane [Rahne Sinclair]; Banshee [Theresa Rourke; Siryn]; Thunderbird [James Proudstar; Warpath]]; Moira MacTaggert (guest-star); Count Nefaria (villain); Ani-Men (villain) [Ape-Man; Cat-Man; Bird-Man; Frog-Man; Dragonfly]; Vision (cameo); Crystal (cameo); Edwin Jarvis (cameo); Black Tom Cassidy (cameo); Reverend Craig (cameo); Watcher (cameo); X-Men (cameo, flashback) [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel (cameo, flashback); Iceman (cameo, flashback); Havok (cameo, flashback); Polaris (cameo, flashback); Storm (cameo, flashback); Wolverine (cameo, flashback); Colossus (cameo, flashback); Nightcrawler (cameo, flashback); Thunderbird [John Proudstar] (cameo, flashback); Banshee [Sean Cassidy] (cameo, flashback); Sunfire (cameo, flashback); Krakoa (cameo, flashback); Illyana Rasputin [Magik] (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis
When both the old and new X-Men teams die on the island of Krakoa, Beast calls in Moira MacTaggert to try and pull Professor X out of his funk. Xavier refuses to have anything further to do with mentoring a heroic team, even after Count Nefaria and the Ani-Men take over Valhalla Base and hold the world ransom. Beast uses Cerebro to put together a new gang of mutants and, with the defeat of Nefaria, Xavier comes around and decides to continue with the X-Men.
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Indexer Notes

Based on Giant Size X-Men (Marvel, 1975 series) #1 and The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #94 and 95.

What If Black Bolt Talked in His Sleep?! (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Bolt / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Lewandowski
Pencils
Vince Meilcarek
Inks
Chris Ivy
Colors
Evelyn Stein
Letters
Brad K. Joyce

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton; Quicksilver; Crystal; Luna; Lockjaw]

What If the Thing's Body Kept Mutating? (Table of Contents: 3)

Thing / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Fields
Pencils
Gary Fields
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Gary Fields
Letters
Gary Fields

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
The Thing

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Punisher / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If the X-Men Died on their First Mission?
    X-Men
  2. 1. What If the New X-Men Had Died On Their Very First Mission?
    X-Men
  3. 2. What If Black Bolt Talked in His Sleep?!
    Black Bolt
  4. 3. What If the Thing's Body Kept Mutating?
    Thing
  5. 4. Next Issue...
    Punisher
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