X-Factor Annual #3 [Direct]
([August] 1988)

Marvel, 1986 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
annually
On-sale Date
1988-04-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Bob Harras (credited) (editor); Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Copyright © 1998 Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Evolutionary War [Part One] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Factor: Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Apocalypse [En Sabah Nur]; High Evolutionary [Herbert Edgar Wyndham]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints
Keywords
The Evolutionary War

Unnatural Selection (Table of Contents: 1)

X-Factor / comic story / 36 pages (report information)

Script
Louise Simonson (credited)
Pencils
Terry Shoemaker (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I demand an explanation, Stack!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Purifiers: Major Purge (villain, first appearance); Doctor Stack (villain, first appearance)
X-Factor: Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Apocalypse [En Sabah Nur] (villain); Caliban; Death [Warren Worthington III]; Doctor Druid [Anthony Druid]; High Evolutionary [Herbert Edgar Wyndham]; Artie Maddicks; Phoenix [Rachel Summers] (Days of Future Past - Earth-811); Psylocke [Betsy Braddock]; Franklin Richards; Ship; White Queen [Emma Frost]; Val-or (introduction); Moloids; Tyrannoids; Lava Men
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
X-Factor tries to stop the High Evolutionary's men from genetically cleansing the mole people. Apocalypse and the Evolutionary battle and argue philosophy.
Reprints
Keywords
The Evolutionary War

Indexer Notes

The Evolutionary War continues in Punisher Annual (Marvel, 1988 series) #1.

Jean Grey (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvel Girl / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Unused Cover for X-Factor #8 (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited) (signed as Jerry Ordway)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (credited) (signed as Jerry Ordway)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Freedom Force: Avalanche [Dominikos Petrakis]; Blob [Fred Dukes]; Mystique [Raven Darkhölme]; Pyro [St. John Allerdyce]; Spider-Woman [Julia Carpenter]; Spiral [Rita Wayword] (Mojoverse)
X-Factor: Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Rusty Collins; Rita Wayword
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Unused Cover for X-Factor #16 (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
David Mazzucchelli (credited) (signed as MAZZUCCHELLI)
Inks
David Mazzucchelli (credited) (signed as MAZZUCCHELLI)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Factor: Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Skids [Sally Blevins]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

An X-Factor Blast from the Past ! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Factor: Angel [Warren Worthington III] (as original X-Men); Beast [Hank McCoy] (as original X-Men); Cyclops [Scott Summers] (as original X-Men); Iceman [Bobby Drake] (as original X-Men); Marvel Girl [Jean Grey] (as original X-Men)
Professor X [Charles Xavier]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Changes! (Table of Contents: 6)

X-Factor / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Louise Simonson (credited)
Pencils
Tom Artis (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miles beyond Manhattan, hovering above the Atlantic Ocean...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel [Warren Worthington III] (cameo flashbacks); Beast [Hank McCoy]; Boom-Boom [Tabitha Smith]; Rusty Collins; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin] (cameo flashback); Cyclops [Scott Summers] (cameo flashbacks); Death [Warren Worthington III] (cameo flashback); Iceman [Bobby Drake] (cameo flashbacks); Leech; Artie Maddicks; Professor Carl Maddicks (cameo flashback); Marvel Girl [Jean Grey] (cameo flashbacks); Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner] (cameo flashback); Phoenix [Jean Grey] (cameo flashback); Professor X [Charles Xavier] (cameo flashback); Madelyne Pryor-Summers (cameo flashback); Rictor [Julio Richter]; Ship; Skids [Sally Blevins]; Storm [Ororo Munroe] (cameo flashback); Nathan Christopher Charles Summers (cameo flashback); Wolverine [Logan] (cameo flashback)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Ship tells the young members of X-Factor the origins of their older mentors.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Leads into X-Terminators (Marvel, 1988 series) #1.

The High Evolutionary [Chapter One] The Gift (Table of Contents: 7)

High Evolutionary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited)
Pencils
Paris Cullins (credited)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)
Editing
Ralph Macchio (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The basement laboratory of Herbert Edgar Wyndham in the suburbs...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jonathan Drew (flashback); Phaedor (flashback, unnamed); Professor Wladyslav Shinski (flashback); Herbert Edgar Wyndham (flashback); Arnim Zola (cameo flashback); Mrs. Wyndham (flashback)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued in Punisher Annual (Marvel, 1988 series) #1.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Evolutionary War [Part One]
    X-Factor
  2. 1. Unnatural Selection
    X-Factor
  3. 2. Jean Grey
    Marvel Girl
  4. 3. Unused Cover for X-Factor #8
    X-Factor
  5. 4. Unused Cover for X-Factor #16
    X-Factor
  6. 5. An X-Factor Blast from the Past !
    X-Factor
  7. 6. Changes!
    X-Factor
  8. 7. The High Evolutionary [Chapter One] The Gift
    High Evolutionary
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