The X-Men #137 [Newsstand]
(September 1980)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Barcode
0714860246109
Editing
Jim Salicrup (Editor); Louise Jones (Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #137 [Direct].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fate of the Phoenix! (Table of Contents: 2)

X-Men / comic story / 35 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am--the Watcher!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey] (Death; also as Marvel Girl and Dark Phoenix); Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Watcher [Uatu]; Recorder; Beast; Angel; Lilandra; Shi'ar; Kree; Skrulls; Supreme Intelligence; Gladiator; Imperial Guard [Starbolt; Oracle; Tempest; Nightside; Smasher; Warstar (first); Earthquake (first); Hussar (first); Manta (first)]
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

Indexer Notes

As is now known, Phoenix and Jean Grey were never one and the same as revealed in Jean's resurrection in Avengers #263 and Fantastic Four #286. In the original story, Jean Grey didn't die and the story with the original ending is printed in Phoenix: The Untold Story #1.

Captain Marvel Defends the Earth! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Phoenix Must Die!
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Join Sales Leadership Club"]
  3. 2. The Fate of the Phoenix!
    X-Men
  4. 3. Captain Marvel Defends the Earth!
    Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. ["Daisy 840"]
  6. 5. ["Earn famous name prizes or cash"]
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