Phoenix #1 [Direct]
(April 1984)

Marvel, 1984 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Volume
1
Price
2.00 USD; 2.25 CAD
Pages
52
On-sale date
1984
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Louise Jones (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Reprints X-Men #137 with the original ending where Phoenix (Jean Grey) didn't die as well as additional material.

Cover title is "Phoenix: The Untold Story".


The Untold Story (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Morelli

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dark Phoenix; X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Colossus; Storm; Angel; Beast; Wolverine; Nightcrawler]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover

Source for letters credit is The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1988).

The Fate of the Phoenix (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Chris Claremont (plot, script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Colossus; Storm; Angel; Beast; Wolverine; Nightcrawler]; Lilandra; Shi'ar; Gladiator; Imperial Guard; Kree; Skrulls; Watcher
Synopsis
Lilandra transports the X-Men to her base so that Phoenix can be killed for her crime of wiping out an entire star system. Xavier explains that the Phoenix Force has been purged from Jean and demands the right to trial by combat when his captors refuse to listen. The X-Men and the Imperial Guard fight on the Blue Area of the Moon to determine Jean's fate. During the battle, Dark Phoenix manifests herself once again and Jean sacrifices herself rather than let the Phoenix loose on the universe.
Reprints
Keywords
Blue Area of the Moon; moon; trial by combat

A Taste of Armageddon (Table of Contents: 2)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont (plot, script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Colossus; Storm; Angel; Beast; Wolverine; Nightcrawler]; Lilandra; Gladiator; Imperial Guard [Gladiator; Warstar; Starfire; Smasher; Oracle; Hussar; Manta]; Watcher
Reprints

Return to the Ashes (Table of Contents: 3)

X-Men / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont (plot, script); John Byrne (plot)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Colossus; Storm; Angel; Beast; Wolverine; Nightcrawler]; Lilandra; Imperial Guard [Gladiator; Warstar; Starfire; Smasher; Oracle; Hussar; Manta]; Watcher; Recorder
Synopsis
Phoenix is purged from Jean Grey's system.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New Material.

Cover of X-Men #137 (Table of Contents: 4)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Phoenix
Reprints

The Dark Phoenix Tapes (Table of Contents: 5)

X-Men Creators / text article / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne; Jim Shooter; Chris Claremont; Jim Salicrup; Louise Jones; Terry Austin
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text Piece With Clip Art: Interview with the creators on Why Phoenix Had to Die (or did she?).

Unused Splash for X-Men #138 (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Jean Grey
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original unused Splash Page for X-Men #138 featuring Cyclops and Jean Grey.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Untold Story
    X-Men
  2. 1. The Fate of the Phoenix
    X-Men
  3. 2. A Taste of Armageddon
    X-Men
  4. 3. Return to the Ashes
    X-Men
  5. 4. Cover of X-Men #137
    X-Men
  6. 5. The Dark Phoenix Tapes
    X-Men Creators
  7. 6. Unused Splash for X-Men #138
    X-Men
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