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X-Men History 1980- Forward

Updates

  • 8/29- Added 157-158
  • 6/21- Added 153-155.
  • 6/13- Added 152.

6/6- Added Issues No. 149-151. New Characters Ms. Marvel and Amanda Sefton!

Welcome

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The Dark Phoenix!

Welcome to the Uncanny X-Men Chronology 1980. It picks up with X-Men issues from 1980 and includes the Dark Phoenix Saga which was published as a special issue graphic novel consisting of Issues No. 129 through 138. This is the third part of the X-Men Chronology posted at Wikia Entertainment: X-Men and moves forward with the continuing theme of Jean Grey as the Phoenix.

This page has many spoilers, but the presumption is you are here to read about the X-Men. I put it together as a reference for X-Men movie fans who are not aware of their history. It is a work in progress and should be updated frequently.

Please note that the terms "issue", "episode", and "chapter" are used interchangeably. Also note that the "Characters Introduced" section does not mean this is the first place these characters have ever appeared. It is just the first time they appeared in the X-Men world. Also note, I have not included the names of the X-Men team in the Character's Featured list. It is more or less a given they are in the story (but not always). -Titanic71 (D.Peck).

01/10/2011- Made some changes to the guide regarding confusion to the identity of James MacDonald Hudson. In Issue 109 he referred to himself as Weapon Alpha. In Issue 120 he was called Vindicator, while online he can be found at Marvel Universe under the name Guardian. Additional confusion stemmed from seeing a reference to Heather McNeil Hudson at Marvel Universe who is also listed as "Vindicator" and formerly "Guardian". It's possible there has been a reboot later in the series or simply the authors at Marvel Universe are in error. In essence, after going through several circles of changes, all references to Heather McNeil who first appears in Issue No. 139 (1980) will be left as "Heather McNeil" until I can verify her real alias. Find info on Weapon Alpha, Vindicator, and Guardian under James MacDonald Hudson in the Guest Appearance Lists.

Links to previous X-Men Wikia Chronology Articles: X-Men Chronology, Facts, and Opinions covers 1963-1970]. Uncanny X-Men Chronology, Facts and Opinions covers 1975-1979.

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X-Men Themes 1980

1980 X-Men comics continue the story of Jean Grey as the Phoenix. Her transformation into the Phoenix resulted from being exposed to the the M'kraan Crystal in the Shi'ar Empire and then receiving a massive dose of radiation while returning to Earth (Issue No.101- 1976). It is now four years later. The possession of unlimited power weighs on Jean Grey's psyche.

You may also recall that starting with Issue No.122 (1979) Jean Grey bumped into Jason Wyngarde (Mastermind) in a town in Scotland. Ever since Mastermind has been manipulating her mentally (see Issue No.126), transporting her into an alternate reality/fantasy of being a 1700's "lady" in love with him, so eventually she will do the bidding of the Hellfire Club as their Black Queen. The early episodes are brief and initially have had no apparent bearing on the outcome of the X-Men's adventures other than to establish the foundation, but come to a head with the Hellfire Club's nefarious plans, Mastermind's manipulation of Jean Grey, and her subsequent emergence as the Dark Phoenix in Issues 134-135. The Dark Phoenix Saga concludes with Issue 137 and it's not a happy ending.

I realize I've said this before, but it deserves saying again, The X-Men movies while being outstanding stories and movies, constitute an alternate reality from the comics as far as the X-Men relationships and especially the story of Jean Grey. Primary X-Men characters have been severely short changed such as Angel and even Iceman. Beast makes a decent appearance in The Last Stand movie, but relationships and relative ages are all jumbled around. In the real story, the original X-Men, Beast, Iceman, Cyclops, Angel, and Jean Grey (Marvel Girl) are teenagers growing up together under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier. Jean Grey was not a psycho who was manipulated by Xavier as a child (as told in the movie) into being a sane and rational mutant. Yes, Jean becomes the Phoenix, the most powerful mutant in history, all most attaining "god-like" qualities, but this occurs after several events collide, resulting in disaster. And no, especially no, Charles Xavier and Magneto were never anything close to being friends. However I admit, I do like in the movies, they gave Erik Lehnsherr more depth then portrayed in the comics. At this point in the 1980's, the original X-Men team is long gone, and they have grown into adults.- Dave Peck.


1980

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No.129 (1980)

Issue No.129- God Spare The Child... (1980)

Summary

The X-Men return home to Westchester, NY after fighting and killing Proteus, Moira MacTaggart's mutant son. The current roster of X-Men include Night Crawler, Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, and Jean Grey, who is now the Phoenix. Jean Grey is being manipulated with a dual reality by Mastermind. She knows something is wrong, but in the alternate reality she lives 300 years ago and loves Jason Wyngarde who she does not immediately realize is Mastermind. Professor Xavier surprises the X-Men having returned from the Shi'ar Empire. He disapproves of Scott's (Cyclops) leadership of the X-Men while he was away.

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Wolverine, Colossus and Storm!

Revealed in episode 110, Warhawk's raid of Xavier's mansion was to hack into Cerebro on behalf of the Hellfire Club. They know everything Cerebro (Xavier's mutant sensing computer) knows. When Cerebro senses two new mutants, the Professor dispatches Scott and Jean to NYC to intercept one of them while he takes Storm, Colossus, and Wolverine to Chicago for the other. The Hellfire club headed by Sebastian Shaw plans on beating them to the punch and recruiting these new mutants into their evil organization.

The Chicago mutant is 13 year old Katherine (Kitty) Pride. Her ability is to teleport. The Hellfire Club sends the White Queen, alias Emma Frost to invite her to join an exclusive school. As Emma Frost leaves the Pride's house, the Professor and his group arrive to invite Kitty to their school. At a malt shop, Wolverine, Colossus, and Storm treat Kitty to a malt. They are telepathically attacked by Emma Frost knocking them out, but Kitty escapes by teleporting through the wall. Wolverine, Storm, and Colossus are loaded onto a hover craft to be whisked to a secret destination on the outskirts of Chicago. Emma Frost thinks Kitty has escaped, but does not realized that in actuality Kitty has boarded the hovercraft and is trying to think of a plan to rescue the X-Men!

Notes and Trivia

  • Banshee (Sean Cassidy) leaves the X-Men because his mutant power, a sonic scream has been damaged and he has no idea if he will ever recover. More importantly, he has a romantic relationship with Moira MacTaggart and she needs him after the loss of both her husband and son.

Movie Parallels

  • Kitty Pride featured in X-Men 2 & X-Men 3: Last Stand as a student at Xavier's School for Gifted Children who helped fight Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants.



Issue No.130- Dazzler (1980)


Summary

In search of the newly Cerebro-detected mutant in NYC, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, and Jean Grey drive to Delano Street and enter a disco nightclub in a run down building. Unknown to them, they are being tracked and an attack is being readied against them by the Hellfire Club led by Sebastian Shaw.

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Issue No.130 1980

Shaw receives a report from Emma Frost in Chicago that Storm, Colossus, Wolverine, and Xavier have been captured, but that Kitty Pride has escaped. Frost does not realize that Kitty has followed them to Emma's hideout and sneaks in to talk to Storm, one of the X-Men prisoners. Kitty barely escapes the compound after receiving a phone number.

Back at the disco, Jean sees Jason Wyngarde (Mastermind). Immediately her reality shifts back 300 years where she is getting married to Wyngarde and then she is presented to the crowd as the Black Queen! Reality jumps forward for Jean as Scott sees her kissing Wyngarde and is puzzled, "it's as if she is not Jean." His attention shifts as the disco crowd is introduced to a new character, Dazzler who enthralls the crowd with her entertainment abilities and more importantly her mutant dazzling powers.

In a near panic, Kitty calls the number she got from Storm and reaches Nightcrawler outside the NYC disco club sitting in Xavier's Rolls Royce. She warns him of the situation in Chicago. Nightcrawler, Jean and Cyclops are attacked at the club and defeat the assailants with the help of Dazzler. They jump in Xavier's Rolls and speed away, driving by Mastermind who laughs as his plan comes together.



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No.131 (1980)

Issue No.131- Run For Your Life! (1980)

Summary

Kitty Pride has escaped Frost Enterprises is literally on the run from the Hellfire Club pursued by a car of thugs when Phoenix drops between them and demolishes the car. Nightcrawler scoops up Kitty and whisks her away! Dazzler has accompanied the X-Men to Chicago. With prisoners from the car, they move to the X-Men's Sky Ship hidden in a park where Phoenix mentally interrogates the prisoners learning about the Hellfire Club, Emma Frost, and the X-Men who are held prisoner. Phoenix is confused, weighing her visions of love with the Jason Wyngarde of 300 years ago, the Jason Wyngarde she saw in the disco, and realizing he is a member of the Hellfire club they are currently fighting.

The action moves to Frost Enterprises where the X-Men, Cyclops, Jean, and Nightcrawler use subterfuge and disguises to bluff their way in as Kitty sneaks in through the back wall, where she finds and releases Wolverine from a cage. Colossus and Xavier are released. Storm is tortured by the White Queen, Emma Frost before the fighting begins.

The X-Men fight and easily handle Emma Frost's minions. Two power mutants, Emma Frost and Phoenix, go head to head. Their fight results in a huge explosion that wrecks the entire complex. Phoenix and Storm emerge unscathed. The fate of the White Queen is unknown. Xavier is there to complement the X-Men on the way they handled themselves. Kitty Pride's father is pissed that his daughter disappeared for a day, not knowing the X-Men with Kitty's help fought Emma Frost of the Hellfire Club. Suddenly with the unsolicited help from Jean Grey, his attitude suddenly changes to gratitude. Scott and Storm are shocked that Jean would use her telepathic powers to alter the mind of an innocent person.

Notes and Trivia

  • Jean displays her power to change the molecules of her clothing to a different outfit. Her ability to rearrange molecules was illustrated in X-Men 3: The Last Stand.
  • Nightcrawler's ability to teleport while fighting was illustrated in X-Men 2: X-Men United.
  • Scott Summers starts worrying about Phoenix's power.
  • Xavier invites Dazzler to join the X-Men, but she declines.


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No. 132 (1980)

Issue No.132- And Hellfire Is Their Name (1980)


Summary

In New Mexico, the X-Men meet with one of the X-Men founding members, Angel (Warren Worthington III) and his girl friend Candy Southern. Cyclops has brought the X-Men to see Angel and ask for his help against the Hellfire Club. Angel is surprised and asks Scot if he is sure about the Hellfire club because both he and Candy are members. (Angel inherited membership as part of Worthington Industries when his parents died.) Scott tells Angel that the Hellfire Club knows all about the X-Mens' powers, plans, and their fighting methods.

One week later in Manhattan, the Hellfire Club is celebrating it's birthday while in the sewers below Wolverine and Nightcrawler are on a mission to infiltrate. The X-Men Cyclops, Phoenix, Colossus, and Storm are attending using false identities and invites by way of Angel. Unfortunately the leaders of the Hellfire Club spot them quickly. Sebastian Shaw tells Jason Wyngarde that he wants Jean Grey (Pheonix), (the woman Wyngarde has been manipulating with a virtual past, to lead the attack against the X-Men. As Cyclops and Phoenix move onto the dance floor, Mastermind appears, cuts in and quickly whisks Jean away in distance and time as her husband of 300 years ago.

It is revealed that Jean has told Scott about her "timeslips" and visions of being married to Wyngarde so he is looking for motive and is suspicious of him. Suddenly Scott realizes Wyngarde is Mastermind as he escorts Phoenix upstairs!

Under Mastermind's control, Jean Grey, transforms into the Black Queen and incapacitates Scott Summers! Colossus and Storm engage Shaw, but the only effect Colossus's punch has on him is to make Shaw, (a mutant), stronger! Storm's powers are also ineffective. In the basement of the Hellfire Club, Pierce and Leland take on Wolverine and Night Crawler. Pierce is revealed to be a cyborg when Wolverine attacks him. Leland increases Wolverine's mass incapacitating him until he crashes through the floor into the sewers below and escapes. The other X-Men are defeated while Wolverine vows revenge!

Notes and Trivia

  • It might be assumed that Jean Grey and Scott Summers have sexual relations during a picnic. The only hint is that while Jean and Scott embrace and kiss, she tells him "This is our moment, let's not waste it.
  • Under Mastermind's control, Jean Grey becomes the Black Queen and helps defeat the X-Men in battle.
  • Sebastian Shaw is a mutant who absorbs energy directed at him.
  • Donald Pierce of the Hellfire Club is a cyborg, part human and part robot!
  • Harry Leland, the Black Bishop of the Hellfire Club is a mutant who can increase the mass of the object of his attention, like Wolverine so he can't move!

Movie Parallels

  • In one of the most annoying applications of a scene taken from the comics and inserted into an X-Men movie (X-Men 3: The Last Stand), Jean Grey lifts Scott Summer's visor from his eyes and tells him to "open his eyes, nothing will happen". She uses her telekinetic powers to keep Cyclops optic power in check as they embrace and kiss. In this story she is not insane and does not kill him.


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No.133 (1980)

Issue No.133- Wolverine Alone! (1980)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont & John Byrne; Inked by: Terry Austin; Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski; Colored by: Glynis Wein; Edited: Jim Salicrup; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.

Characters Introduced: Senator Kelly. Characters Featured: Sebastian Shaw of the Hellfire Club, Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde), Donald Pierce (Hellfire Club), Harry Leland (Black Bishop- Hellfire Club).


Summary

Wolverine crawls from out of the sewers into the basement of the Hellfire Club to engage the Hellfire minions who have been searching for him. Wolverine handily defeats them while above in the library, Shaw, Pierce, Leland, and the Black Queen (Jean Grey) gloat over the defeat of the X-Men. Jean is under the mental control of Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde). Shaw wants to use the X-Men as guinea pigs for genetically engineering powerful mutants.

It is revealed during their passionate picnic in the last issue Scott has agreed to establish a permanent mental rapport with Jean and he tries to figure out how to use this to snap her out of Mastermind's control. Using this rapport, Cyclops finds himself in an astral mental plane where he sword fights Mastermind who tells Cyclops when he dies, his mental rapport with Jean will be broken and the X-Men will have no hold on her. Cyclops is stabbed and in reality he collapses and appears to be dead! Wolverine is last seen fighting his way up to the second floor where the X-Men prisoners are being held.

On Muir Island, after reviewing data on Jean Grey, Moira MacTaggart has determined that as a result of becoming the Phoenix, her mind self engaged mental locks to keep her powers, as incredible as they are, dialed back to a manageable level. The problem is that something has been slowly releasing these locks and there are all most none left.

Notes and Trivia

  • After studying her data on Jean Grey, Moira MacTaggart discovers that as a result of becoming the Phoenix, her mind self engaged mental locks to keep her powers, as incredible as they are, dialed back to a manageable level. The problem is that something has been slowly releasing these locks and there are all most none left.

Movie Parallels

  • In contrast to the comic, X-Men 3: The Last Stand twisted the story of Jean Grey turning her into an unbalanced mutant youth. In the movie, it was Professor Xavier who put in place the mental blocks to correct her child hood affliction that were broken when Jean was engulfed in the deluge from the broken damn at Alkali Lake, turning her into the insane psychopath, otherwise known as the Dark Phoenix. In the comic, it was the process of turning into the Phoenix, that Jean Grey's brain placed it's own mental blocks initially to control her limitless power, and then later when they failed, in a battle with the Professor, he was able to control her with his own psychic-blocks in her mind.
  • A character named Senator Kelly, Presidential candidate appears in this episode. In the movie, he was an anti-mutant crusader. In the comic, he is a guest of the Hellfire Club.



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No. 134 (1980)

Issue No.134- To Late, The Heroes! (1980)

Summary

The Hellfire Club has defeated the X-Men except for Wolverine. Cyclops is not dead, but he wishes he was after being defeated by Mastermind in a psychic duel for Jean Grey, who is now the Hellfire Club's Black Queen. The X-Men have been fitted with inhibitor bonds that take away their powers. Cyclops visor has been removed and he is wearing a mask that blocks his power vision.


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The Dark Phoenix!

Mastermind is planning on taking Sebastian's Shaw's place as head of the Hellfire Club. Suddenly Wolverine crashes the party. Mastermind sets the The Black Queen (Phoenix) upon Wolverine, but little does he know that as she attacks Wolverine, Phoenix has broken the bond Mastermind has over her. Releasing Cyclop's mask and mentally guides him to attack Harry Leland and then with a single blast Cyclops removes the inhibitors holding the other X-Men!

Sebastian Shaw's mutant power is the ability to absorb all forums of kinetic energy and it makes him stronger. He expects an attack, but is surprised when Cyclops disintegrates the floor under him and he falls through.

Nightcrawler and Storm fight Shaw, being careful not to hit him. Wolverine attacks Pierce. Colossus fights Leland, the cyborg, while Mastermind decides to blend into the wall and see what develops. Up the street at Avenger's HQ, listening to the police scanner, the Beast (Hank McCoy) is alerted to X-Men attack at the Hellfire Club. Shaw and Leland get away.

In a pivotal X-Men event, Jean Grey breaks free from Mastermind's control and mentally scrambles his brain as the exposure to unlimited power corrupts and changes her into the Dark Phoenix! "Transfixed by an unhuman joy, her burning soul spreads its wings and soars towards a destiny that will no longer be denied." Realizing the danger, Cyclops hustles Jean and the X-Men to the Professor in New Mexico, aboard the Skycraft vehicle. But once airborne, Jean Grey transforms into the Dark Phoenix blowing the vehicle to pieces!

Notes and Trivia

  • In a pivotal X-Men event, Jean Grey transforms into the Dark Phoenix!



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No. 135 (1980)

Issue No.135- Dark Phoenix (1980)

Summary

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Phoenix!

After the Dark Phoenix blows the X-Men's Starcraft to smithereens, through coordinated efforts the X-Men manage to land unharmed. They are attacked by the Phoenix who toys with them. Phoenix's great power has finally overloaded her brain with the lust of power. After striking them all down (not fatally) she no longer feels empathy for her fellow mutants and blasts away into outer space.

Back at the Hellfire Club, the police have arrived. Senator Robert Kelly, a friend of Sebastian Shaw is outraged and wants the police to hunt down the X-Men. Not knowing of the Hellfire's plans, Shaw with the help of Mastermind, have made it look like the X-Men crashed the Hellfire Party, terrorized the crowd and hospitalized several of the Hellfire members, namely Leeland and Pierce.

After listening to events on the Avenger Police Scanner, the Beast flies the Avenger Quin Jet to Central Park, gathers the X-Men, and takes them to X-Men HQ in Westchester, N.Y. before they can be arrested. At Angel's (Warren Worthington III) home in New Mexico, Moira McTaggart and the Professor share a conference call regarding Jean's run-away mutant powers.

Departing the Earth, The Phoenix creates a star gate which she uses to hurtle herself out of the Milky Way to a distant galaxy. Along the way she consumes a sun, similar to Earth's, creating a super nova without a thought that she just killed a civilization, the D'bari on one of it's orbiting planets. The event is witnessed by a Shi'ar Imperial Battle Cruiser, helmed by Captain Juber, who sees The Dark Phoenix leaving the remains of the destroyed star and attacks her. The Phoenix easily defeats and destroys the ship but not before it sends word back to the Shi'ar Empire and Empress Lilandra Neramani who recognizes The Phoenix, and realizes what they had feared from the start has come to past and vows to deal with this threat no matter the cost!

Within Xavier's Mansion a solemn group of X-Men sit pondering the future. Cyclops has taken Jean's transformation the hardest. He bolts upright and yells, "Oh No!". Through his psionic rapport with Jean's mind he senses her intent to return to Earth and...


Quotes

  • Professor Xavier to Angel explaining The Dark Phoenix- "The simple explanation Warren, is that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Phoenix is the ultimate expression of Jean's potential as a PSI."

Notes and Trivia

  • The Dark Phoenix takes the energy from a sun and kills a civilization.

Movie Parallels

In the X-Men movies, Senator Kelly was an anti-mutant crusader, turned into a mutant by Magneto. in the comics Senator Kelly has been lead to believe the X-Men are a menace to society based on events at the Hell Fire Club.



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No. 136 (1980)

Issue No.136- Child of Light and Darkness (1980)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont & John Byrne; Inked by: Terry Austin; Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski; Colored by: Glynis Wein; Edited: Jim Salicrup; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.
  • Characters Featured: Beast (Hank McCoy), Angel (Warren Worthington III), Moira MacTaggart, Capt Juber of the Shi'ar Imperial Battle Cruiser, Empress Lilandra Neramani, Dark Phoenix (Jean Grey), Jean Grey's Mother, Father, and Sister.
  • Gadgets: Mnemonic Scrambler- device created to dim the Phoenix's powers.

Summary

This episode begins with a rushed meeting of the Shi'ar Grand Council who reviews the Phoenix's destruction of the D'bari civilization and the Shi'ar Imperial Battle Cruiser. Empress Lilandra Neramani decrees for the Universe to survive, the Phoenix must be destroyed.

On Earth, the Starcore Space Station has alerted the President of the United States of the "energy matrix" rapidly approaching the Earth. An emergency call from the White House to Avenger's HQ has gone unanswered because Beast who was on monitor duty has vanished, but finally the Avengers get the alert. We know that Beast is in Westchester N.Y. at X-Men headquarters and he has just created Mnemonic Scrambler that he believes will render Jean helpless if they can manage to slip it onto her head. Meanwhile Wolverine, Colossus, and Night Crawler practice in the Danger Room preparing for the coming conflict.

The Dark Phoenix returns to Earth and to her home some fifty miles from X-Men HQ in Annandale-On-Hudson, N.Y. to visit her Mom, Dad, and Sis, but the meeting does not go well on several levels. Jean is suffering from a duel personality, she is bombarded by thoughts from her family, her family is scared of her, she becomes angry and strikes out, and her Father orders her to leave the house.

The X-Men show up and Night Crawler teleports onto The Phoenix's back slipping the Mnemonic Scrambler onto her head! She is impaired. When Wolverine tackles her with the intent to kill, the part of her that is still Jean Grey asks him to kill her. He hesitates, the Dark Phoenix regains control of Jean Grey's psyche and blasts him away from her. She has overloaded the Mnemonic Scrambler and tosses it away! She immobilizes Storm, Night Crawler, Colossus, Wolverine, and Beast. Cyclops appears and somehow is able to appeal to what is left of her humanity but suddenly Phoenix is hit with a mind blast from Professor Xavier invigorating the Dark Phoenix. Xavier and Phoenix engage in a massive psi-war. Xavier senses the part of Phoenix that is Jean Grey is helping him win, and suddenly the Dark Phoenix collapses! The Professor was able to place his own psychic blocks in Jean's mind! Cyclops scoops Jean up in his arms and quotes the committal portion of a marriage vow- "For better, worse, richer, poorer, sicker, health.. till death do us part." Jean opens her eyes and says "yes"! They embrace and kiss! But it's not over yet. Suddenly the X-Men, including Angel, Beast, and the Professor vanish, leaving Jean's terrified family wondering about their fate.

Notes and Trivia

  • In a psychic battle between Professor Xavier and The Dark Phoenix, the Professor is able to place mental blocks in Jean's mind that suppress the personality known as The Dark Phoenix.

Movie Parallels

  • Get Out Of My Head- Screamed by Jean Grey when bombarded by thoughts from her Mom, Dad, and Sister. Unlike X-Men: The Last Stand where Jean Grey wants the Professor out of her head.
  • Kill Me!- Wolverine tackles The Dark Phoenix, and similar to X-Men: The Last Stand, the part of her that is Jean Grey asks him to finish her.
  • The Professor Lives!- Unlike the X-Men: The Last Stand, the massive mental duel between The Dark Phoenix and Professor Xavier does not end with the Professor's death. With Jean Grey's own help, the Professor wins!
  • Cyclops Lives!- Unlike the X-Men: The Last Stand, Jean Grey does not kill Cyclops.



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No. 137 (1980)

Issue No.137- The Fate of the Phoenix! (1980)

Summary

After Jean Grey, The Dark Phoenix comes to her senses, the X-Men, Professor, Beast and Angel are teleported to the Shi'ar Imperial Dreadnought in orbit over the Earth where they are confronted by Empress Lilandra Niramani who recounts The Dark Phoenix's crimes. For the moment, Jean Grey is back to herself. She and the X-Men are shocked at the accusations- killing a sun, a civilization, and a Shi'ar warship. The Empress declares that the Dark Phoenix must die! In an effort to save Jean's life, the Professor challenges, Empress Lilandra, the woman he loves to a Dual of Honor. It will be the X-Men against forces unknown. The challenge is accepted and the X-Men are given a night to recoup and reflect.

If you recall, in a battle between the Professor and The Dark Phoenix, The Professor with the help of Jean were able to place mental blocks in her mind suppressing the power and desire of the Dark Phoenix. Jean dresses a Marvel Girl in attempt to revert back to better days.

The challenge starts with the X-men and Jean Grey (Marvel Girl) transported to the Blue Area of the Moon, alien ruins that reach deep below the surface. The Battle is joined when Shi'ar backed forces appear, first Starbolt, Oracle, Smasher, Warstar, Earthquake, Hussar, Raksor. During the fight Wolverine accidently falls into a crystal structure where he meets "The Watcher" a being who "watches universal events", who tells him, he is not wanted there before being ejected from the dome. The X-Men are split up. The exact fate of the others is unknown. Cyclops and Marvel Girl make a last stand together and suddenly The Phoenix is reborn! Empress Lilandra scrams out "Alert the Grand Fleet, Plan Omega!" She is ready to destroy this planetary system if necessary to destroy the Phoenix. Meanwhile the Professor decides he must act to save the Human Race as he mentally orders the X-Men to attack The Phoenix! Wolverine throws Colossus at The Phoenix leveling her with a mighty blow. Back to her senses, Jean pleads, "Kill me!" Scott Summers final encounter with Jean Grey is when she tells him she is no longer in total control, that she can't stand the thought of injuring another being and in a flash of light she discharges an alien weapon in the ruins and appears to vaporize.

Notes and Trivia

  • Quote- Beast looking at his Masseuse in the Shi'ar Warship: "Oh my stars and garters!"
  • Quote- The Watcher on Jean Grey's Apparant Death: "The X-Men do not realize it. They may never realize, or accept it, but this day they have won perhaps the greatest victory of their young lives. Jean Grey could have lived to become a God. But was more important to her that she die, a human."
  • The Death of Jean Grey- Instead of posing a constant danger to all civilizations as the Dark Phoenix, Jean Grey kills herself using an alien weapon on the Blue Area of the Moon, an alien ruin.



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Issue No. 138

Issue No.138- Elegy (1980)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont & John Byrne; Inked by: Terry Austin; Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski; Colored by: Glynis Wein; Edited: Louise Jones; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.
  • Characters Featured: Katherine (Kitty) Pryde.

Summary

An X-Men retrospect issue covering all most the entire history if the X-Men. It starts with a memorial for Jean Grey, Scott Summers leaves the X-Men to reflect on his life, and ends with Kitty Pryde showing up at Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters to become a student and presumably a member of the X-Men.

Notes and Trivia

  • After the death of Jean Grey, Cyclops leaves the X-Men!

Movie Parallels

Kitty Pryde appeared in both X-Men 2 and X-Men The Last Stand as a student at Xavier's School.



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Issue No. 139

Issue No.139- Something Wicked This Way Comes (1980)

Summary

139Big- Kitty Pryde This episode starts with the X-Men practicing in their Danger Room. With the departure of Phoenix and then Cyclops, Angel has rejoined the team along with newest member, Kitty Pryde who goes by the name of Sprite. Xavier has named Storm, the X-Men Team Leader. Wolverine tells Xavier he needs to clear up his differences with the Canadian Government and heads for Canada with Nightcrawler. He was part of a Canadian Mutant Team and was supposed to become its leader, until he quit to join the X-Men. See Issue No.120- Wanted: Wolverine Dead or Alive! (1979). Meanwhile, the Professor arranges a treat for Kitty, dance classes.

In Canada, Wolverine and Nightcrawler surprise Heather McNeil in her home. She is delighted to see Wolverine, calling him "Logan". He tells her he is back to make peace with Vindicator (James Hudson) if he can. She tells him that Mac is up North on a mission with part of Alpha Team. Wolverine and Nightcrawler head North and find Vindicator, Shaman, and Aurora searching for the Parnalls family who were attacked by a monster referred to by Wolverine as The Wendigo! The Son, Tommy Parnall escaped. The parents are missing.

Wolverine tells Alpha Team the story of Paul Cartier who had been trapped by wolves. When one of their party died the group, faced with starvation relied on cannibalism to stay alive. Their bad luck was an ancient North Woods curse transformed Cartier into the Wendigo! Cartier's sister and his best friend, Georges Baptiste tried to use black magic to transform Cartier back into a human, but the effort had a tragic ending- Cartier was returned to human form, but his sister was left insane and his friend Baptiste been transformed into The Windigo! (Reference: Hulk Issues No. 162, 180-181.) The group Alpha Team, Wolverine, and Nightcrawler decide to team up. The search begins and the Issue ends as Nightcrawler is attacked by... The WENDIGO!

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Nightcrawler, Heather, Wolverine in his new uniform

Notes and Trivia

After the departure of Phoenix and Cyclops, Angel is back with X-Men Team! Typo noted in Issue 139. Colossus is referred to as Cyclops in a floating box. Xavier has named Storm the X-Men Team Leader. Kitty Pryde joins the X-Men and adopts the name "Sprite". Wolverine adopts a new uniform and is called Logan for the first time? Wolverine and Nightcrawler head to Canada to smooth things over with Alpha Flight and end up helping them search for the Wendigo.



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Issue No.140

Issue No.140- Rage! (1980)

Summary

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WENDIGO!

The episode starts with Colossus pulling up a tree stump. At times he wishes he was still a farmer in Russia. At the end of the last issue, Nightcrawler was attacked by the Wendigo. He is thrown against a cabin and knocked out. Alpha Flight and Wolverine engage the monster who bashes Vindicator and flees, followed by Wolverine who attacks it before it can eat it's prey, Mrs. Parnall and her baby. Knocking it out he tries to help her escape but while off guard is brutally attacked by this annoying monster who keeps yelling "Wen-Di-Go!" The Wendigo appears protected by magic and is all most invulnerable. Nightcrawler and Vindicator jump into the fight followed by Snowbird who turns herself into a large white wolverine and throws herself at it. The danger is when she transforms into an animal, she loses her human focus. She smacks down the Wendigo into unconsciousness but then turns on the X-Man Wolverine. However Logan is able to talk her back into her human form apparently causing her to develop a fondness for him.

Shaman takes over and in a ceremony, releases George Baptiste from the curse that turned him into the Wendigo! George is elated to be free of the curse until Vindicator arrests him! Back in Ottawa, Vindicator is informed that Alpha Flight is being disbanded due to budget problems. The Issue ends when a powerful mutant named Blob literally breaks out from a U.S. Maximum Security Prison and heads to join the "New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants"!

Notes and Trivia

Even Xavier refers to mutants as "Homo Superior". In a flashback Wolverine reveals that the addition of his adamantium claws in essence turning him into a killing machine was not his desire. Although not said, it could be inferred that it was the Canadian Secret Service that did this to him. He resents it and it is why he left them for the X-Men. Snowbird becomes fond of Wolverine. Nightcrawler asks Wolverine if it is right to kill even if it is justified, causing Wolverine to contemplate this question. Alpha Flight is disbanded by the Canadian government due to money problems.



1981

Xm141

Issue No.141

Issue No.141- Days of Future Past (1981)

Summary

141Big- New Evil Mutants

New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!

This astonishing Issue and large summary starts with a flash forward to a dilapidated Manhattan Island, NYC in the 21st Century. An adult Sprite (Kitty Pryde) is making her way through the rubble when she runs into some thugs who attack her. She is wearing an inhibitor collar that prevents her from phasing through solid objects. Colonel Logan of the Canadian Resistance Army saves her, then hands her the last component of a jammer they need. He informs her that once the Sentinels are ready to move out of North America the other great countries of the world plan on nuking the U.S. He also tells her that "Phase 2" starts at midnight when he plans on breaking them out.

In the narrative, a future world of the year 2013 is described consisting of "H" for normal humans and "A" for Anomalous Humans that possess mutant genetic potential. The two groups are forbidden to breed. And then there are "M" mutants, made pariahs and outcasts by the Mutant Control Act of 1988. Having returned to her Sentinel controlled camp, it is revealed the mutants are prisoners of the Sentinels. Kitty walks by the graves of Charles Xavier, Scott Summers, Kurt Wagner, Warren Worthington III and many others. Kitty is part of a plan which might ensure this nightmare never happens!

She rendezvous with surviving mutants Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Franklin Richardsof the Fantastic Four, and his lady Rachel Summers, a telepath comprise the core of the Anti-Sentinel Resistance. They are joined by a wheel chair bound Magneto. In this reality, Sprite is married to Colossus. The piece furnished by Wolverine for the jammer is designed to neutralize the inhibitor collars the mutant wears. Kitty lays down on a mat to relax and focus her mind to join it with the other mutants as her soul reaches out across the abyss of eternity...

Back in 1980, the X-Men practice in the Danger Room when the unprepared Sprite blunders in and with the help of the X-Men barely survives. Nightcrawler has been trying to make friends with Sprite, but she is hesitant and scared of him. Later in a prepared session to get her up to speed, she has no problem navigating the Danger Room. But then, the psyche of the future Kitty Pryde collides with the present Kitty Pryde and she collapses to alarm of the other X-Men! On an examination table "Sprite" regains consciousness and to the complete surprise of Nightcrawler gives him a big hug and exclaims "Your alive!"

Over the X-Men's incredulity, she tells them a message from the future, that on today's date the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants succeed in killing Presidential Candidate Robert Kelly, Charles Xavier, and Moira MacTaggert! This occurrence triggers a chain of events that in thirty years will result in the destruction of the world by means of a nuclear holocaust. Not only that but she is the embodiment of the future Kitty Pryde here to prevent this horrific event.

During their flight to Washington DC to meet up with Xavier, she tells them more about the future. An anti-mutant President was elected who activated the Sentinels. This was a mistake as the Sentinels decided the best way to control mutants was to take over the entire country and then go after the rest of the world. A telepath named Rachel Summers devised a plan to send Kitty's psyche into the void in the hopes of meeting up with present day Kitty and it worked!

In the future as Wolverine helps the mutant prisoners escape, they are discovered by Sentinels and Franklin Richards is killed.

In 1980 at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. we discover Raven Darkholme working in the Research Division. Her mutant name is well known to fans of the movies: Mystique! The New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants has a nest near the Defense Department and she is the leader along with other new mutants to the series: Destiny, Avalanche, Pyro and the return of Blob. Destiny is a PreCog that Mystique considers a friend. Avalanche can make any solid object crumble. Pyro can control fire but can't create it. And Blob, a mutant and former carnival worker from near the beginning of the series does not like being led by a woman. Regardless, they attack the Senate hearing that Robert Kelly is leading and both Xavier and Moira MacTaggart are testifying before regarding mutants. Due to the future-Kitty Pryde's intervention, the X-Men are there to meet the Brotherhood head on.

Notes and Trivia

This issue features a future alternative reality. It includes Rachel Summers, the daughter of Scott Summers and Jean Grey and in the alternate future, Kitty Pryde is Colossus's wife (alternate future reality). New Brotherhood of Mutants- Led by Mystique. Other members are: Destiny, Avalanche, Pyro, Blob.

Movie Parallels

Colossus throws Wolverine as a battle tactic! The first appearance of the well endowed Mystique, the Metamorph who appeared in the first 3 X-Men movies. The first appearance of Pyro who never attended Xavier's School but appeared in the 2nd and 3rd X-Men movies as a student at the school who decided to join Magneto. Blob is from the earliest days of the X-Men comics and appeared in the 4th X-Men movie, Wolverine: Origins. Senate mutant hearings held by Senator Kelly take place as portrayed in the First X-Men movie.



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Issue No. 142

Issue No.142- Mind Out Of Time! (1981)

Summary

142Big-XMen

X-Men 1980!

A continuation of the dual- present/future story. The X-Men engage The New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, led by Mystique on the Senate floor! Posing as a police woman, Mystique convinces Xavier and Moira MacTaggert to follow her where she knocks them out with nerve gas.

While in the future (parallel storyline), Wolverine with escaped mutants Storm, Colossus, an unconscious Sprite, and Rachel Summers move to attack Sentinel HQs, The Baxter Building and former headquarters of the Fantastic Four.

Back in 1980, the Brotherhood has the upper hand and Kitty, Pryde not knowing exactly who will try to kill Senator Kelly moves to his side. Storm conjures a wind and blows the fighting group trough a wall to continue the battle outside. Neither group of mutants notices a fast reaction special ops team that arrives on the scene equipped with an energy weapon built by Shaw Industries. When asked which group to attack, the Commander says "Trash them all! We'll sort it out later!". Among the events, Pyro creates a giant Flame Monster that Storm blows out saving Wolverine from being burned to a crisp. She commands Wolverine to put away his claws, an order he does not take kindly. Her concern is that she does not want humans seeing mutants killing if it can be helped. Using a steel beam Colossus with the help of Wolverine, springs Blob into the air. When he comes back down Colossus delivers a mighty punch causing him to collide with Avalanche! Storm creates a monsoon which debilitates Pyro's returning Flame Monster. Nightcrawler beats the crap out of an impostor Nightcrawler who in reality is Mystique but she escapes.

In a shocking scene from the future, the battle against the Sentinels is a disaster. Wolverine attacks a Sentinel but is killed when a power beam reduces him to a adamantium skeleton! Storm receives a Sentinel thrown spear through the mid section and Colossus is killed in some unknown fashion.

The future depends completely upon Sprite's time travel, who back in 1980 is busy saving Senator Kelly from Destiny's crossbow attack! Of the Brotherhood, only Mystique remains on the loose. Before the X-Men leave the scene,Storm asks Senator Kelly to consider that mutants are good and bad just like regular people are, before he condemns all mutants.

This issue concludes a month later when Senator Kelly's Congressional Committee submits a harsh mutant report to the President. Ironically Kelly does not know that his friend Sebastian Shaw is a mutant. The President decides to start a top secret mutant project called Project Wideawake headed by Henry Peter Gyrich. The first priority is for Gyrich to work with Shaw Industries to create a new generation of Sentinels!


Notes and Trivia

  • Nightcrawler's Mom- is revealed to be Margali Szardos whom Mystique knows.
  • Wolverine, Ororo, and Colossus die in a future that might of happened!
  • The President of the United States authorizes a top secret program called Project Wideawake headed by Henry Peter Gyrich, assisted by Sebastian Shaw of Shaw Industries to create a new generation of Sentinels!

Movie Parallels

Nightcrawler attacks Avalanche in a manner similar as portrayed in the second X-Men movie when he attacked the President at the White House.



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Issue No.143

Issue No.143- Demon (1981)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont & John Byrne; Inked by: Terry Austin; Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski; Colored by: Glynis Wein; Edited: Roger Stern; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.

Characters Introduced: Lee Forrester Characters Featured: N'Garai, Mariko Yashida, Scott Summers (Cyclops).

  • Gadgets: X-Men Specially Modified SR-71.

Summary

This episode begins with a flash forward as Storm flying over New York City fights hordes of N'Garai, describes as elder Gods of legend who live in a different dimension.The N'Garari are sustained by a stone monolith described as a "Cairn" (first appearance Issue No. 96) and use it as a gateway to our word. With a tremendous surge of power, Storm destroys the cairn.

The scene reverts to Westchester N.Y., location of Xavier's Mansion, School For Gifted Youngsters, and home of the X-Men where our heroes are preparing for the Christmas Holidays. On Christmas Eve all of the X-Men head out to celebrate leaving Sprite at the mansion alone (strange). A N'Garai, very similar in appearance to a an alien (from the 1979 movie of the same name) , breaks into the mansions and attacks her. While being chased, she lures it into the Danger Room in hope that if she turns off all of it's safety locks, that it might kill or at least slow down the creature. After the Danger Room fails to stop it, she lures it into the Blackbird bay and tries to burn it in the Blackbird's engine exhaust not unlike Ripley did by punching the ignition button of her space ship. In this story, Sprite burns the N'Garai up but destroys the X-Men's specially modified SR-71 in the process. The N'Garai reaches for her but crumbles into dust.

Scott Summers who took leave of the X-Men in Issue No. 138, is seen seeking employment on the Arcadia meeting its Captain, the lovely Lee Forrester.

Notes and Trivia

Wolverine's Girlfriend is Mariko Yashida who was first seen in Episode?? Wolverine looses his cool and attacks Nightcrawler after he produces some mistletoe and kisses Mariko on the cheek. Kitty Pryde (Sprite) produces her own mistletoe and uses it as an opportunity to kiss Peter Rasputin (Colossus) on the cheek, calling him "sexy". Scott Summers (Cyclops) meets and develops a romantic relationship with new character Lee Forrester the captain of the fishing trawler called Arcadia.

Movie Parallels

The N'Garai featured in this issue is similar in appearance to the Alien in the 1979 movie of the same name.



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Issue No.144

Issue No.144- Even in Death (1981)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont; Guest Penciler: Brent Anderson; Inked by: Joseph Rubenstein; Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski; Colored by: Glynis Wein; Edited: Louise Jones; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.
  • Characters Introduced: D'Spayre, Man-Thing, Jock Forrester.
  • Characters Featured: Lee Forrester, Scott Summers (Cyclops).

Summary

This episode begins with a man named Jock Forrester (father of Lee Forrester) who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer is sitting in his favorite place, a swamp. He is being observed by the empathic Man-Thing who according to the narrative was once known Ted Salus until a freak accident turned him into a mindless monster. A third presence appears and brings Jock to such a state of despair, he commits suicide with a handgun. A dark cloud flows over the body of Jock Forrester and coalesces into D'Spayre a creature that feeds off human fears, pain and despair, just as the Man Thing staggers forward to attack! D'Spayre laughs, catching the Man Thing on fire as he announces "Burn, creature, burn! I thrive on your pain!

In the Danger Room, the X-Men are busy repairing the damage from Sprite's encounter with a demon in the last issue. Nightcrawler and Wolverine tease her, hurting her feelings.

On the West coast of Florida at Shark Bay, the trawler Arcadia, skippered by Aletys (Lee) Forrester has just pulled into port after a month of fishing. Scott Summers (Cyclops) who quit the X-Men after Jean Grey died is now a crew member and Lee has taken a shine to him, inviting him to accompany her to visit her Dad because she thinks something is wrong. At her Father's mansion she is greeted by what looks like her Dad but is quickly revealed to be D'Spayre! He sends Scott into a vision of his past, but events are twisted including a marriage to Jean Grey which ends with him killing her and in the process Scott all most goes insane. Scott comes back to reality and face to face with the Man Thing who is staggering to attack D'Spayre. They (Scott and Man Thing) are both beyond D'Spayre's fear and in combination defeat him for the time being. The battle burns the Forrester mansion to the ground. Scott rescues an unconscious Lee Forrester from the fire and takes her to the hospital where he is relieved to find out she is unharmed.



Xm145

Issue No.145

Issue No.145- Kidnapped! (1981)

Summary

Storm & Stevie Hunter are attending Britain's Royal Ballet at the Lincoln Center while a mysterious stranger plots against the X-Men. While enjoying the ballet from Xavier's private booth, they are approached by the infamous, Ms. Locke, who was last seen assisting the notorious Arcade (Issue No. 122). She enlists the X-Men's help to save Arcade from Dr. Victor Von Doom, (Fantastic Four Villain) by threatening Jean Grey' s parents, Moira MacTaggert, Candy Southern, Amanda Sefton (Nightcrawler's girlfriend) and Illyana Rasputin, (Colossus' sister) who are trapped in Murderword, Arcade's deadly arcade.

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Dr. Victor Von Doom

At X-Men HQ, the X-Men discuss their "Arcade" options. The Professor thinks they should help Arcade. As usual, Wolverine wants to kick butt, but Storm has a plan. The Professor enlists the help of Havoc and Polaris, Bobby Drake (Iceman), who is now a college sophomore, and Banshee the former X-Man and (Moira MacTaggert's boy friend).

Because Magneto has shifted the Earth's magnetic field, the Professor has trouble contacting Scott Summers (Cyclops) with his psychic abilities. Meanwhile, Scott and Lee Forrester are marooned on a deserted island after her trawler is sunk during a storm. Scott has lost his glasses, rendering him virtually blind, if he does not want to blast everything he looks at.

Storm's plan is for her, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Angel to confront Dr. Doom about Arcade's release while Havok, Polaris, Iceman, and Banshee locate Murderworld to release the hostages.

The X-Men infiltrate Dr. Doom's castle in upstate New York and battle his minions, while Storm has dinner with him. She does not know that Doom is monitoring the battle between the X-Men and his battle suit equipped soldiers. Turns out Arcade is not a prisoner, but a guest, and this was a trap for the X-Men! Storm is turned into a statue and the rest of the X-Men, Angel, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Wolverine collapse in a heap after being stunned by a energy ray.

Notes and Trivia

  • Scott Summers and Lee Forrester are marooned on a deserted Island in the Bermuda Triangle.

Movie Parallels

  • Bobby Drake (Iceman) cools a drink in his hand similarly as portrayed in X-Men 2.


Xm146

Issue No.146

Issue No.146- Murderworld! (1981)


Summary

In the last issue, the X-Men lost round one to Dr Doom and Arcade. Storm has been turned into Dr. Doom's servant, but in reality the real Storm has been turned into a statue, and the Storm that serves Doom is a replica. Despite being frozen, Storm's subconscious is still able to create weather effects causing a storm over Doom's castle that spreads as far as the island, 1500 miles away where Cyclops and Aleytys Forrester are marooned (from the last episode). The rest of the X-Men who were knocked unconscious in the last issue, have been placed in a test chambers by Dr. Doom to explore the limits of their mutant powers.

The story flashes to Havok, Polaris, Banshee, and Iceman who travel to an amusement park looking for the hidden location to Murderworld, Arcade's deadly amusement park, which they trace to a landfill. Their goal is to rescue Arcade's hostages. Havok drills a hole and Polaris short circuits the security systems before they break through the outer wall. But all security has not been bypassed. After being greeted by a Ms Locke hologram, they all fall through trap doors to face, Murderworld's devilish and deadly traps and puzzles. During their ordeal, they encounter Arcade's hostages which are hostile androids. The X-Men at Murderworld prevail in not only beating Arcade's traps, but disabling the deadly amusement park. They emerge from Murderworld into a fierce storm, the storm originating in Storm's mind.

Back at Dr. Doom's castle, he stands in front of a window wondering about the great storm which has grown and is centered on his location. He fails to notice that Storm's frozen form is starting to glow while Arcade thinks it is funny that Nightcrawler has disappeared!


Xm147

Issue No.147

Issue No.147- Rogue Storm (1981)

Summary

The episode begins with Nightcrawler teleporting out of Doom's Castle except that he is two miles up and falling fast. If he teleports to the ground, he will appear there at the same velocity he is falling. Finding an updraft, he manages to teleport just above the surface of a lake and plops in. He makes his way back to the castle to join battle with Doomsday and Arcade. Previously Dr. Doom had trapped Nightcrawler, Angel, Colossus, and Wolverine to test their mutant powers. Angel and Colossus break out of their cages. Wolverine has a flashback while in his zero gravity psychedelic room of when he almost killed his best friends James and Heather Hudson while he was suffering "berserker spells", (some unexplained occurrence from his past). He allows the rage to build within him so that as he bounces off the walls, he slashes through them finally escaping and he goes after Doom. Doom sends his Storm imitation after Wolverine who makes quick work of it. Wolverine joins the fray and quickly Doom is apprehended with Wolverine threatening to drive his claws through Doom's face plate. He demands that the real Storm be freed. Doom provides an orb that changes Storm from statue back to a mutant, but an angry, powerful, out of control mutant, who suffers from claustrophobia and her imprisonment has sent her over the edge, seeking vengeance from Dr. Doom! Before she can exact her justice upon Doom, the name Phoenix is evoked by Colossus and a spark of memory brings Ororo back to her senses. It takes all of her control and strength to bring the storm under control and it almost kills her. Angel saves Storm from plummeting to her death. The X-Men apprehend Arcade and more or less declare a truce with Doom. Down South in the Bermuda Triangle, the sun rises over the island where castaways Scott Summers and Aleytys Forresterare ship wrecked. Scott who has lost his glasses wears a rag around his head. In surprise, Alex points at an island and a huge structure that was not there the day before.



Xm148

Issue No.148

Issue No.148- Cry Mutant (1981)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont; Artists: Dave Cockrum & Josef Rubinstein Inked; Lettered by: Janice Chiang; Colored by: Glynis Wein; Edited: Louise Jones; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.

Characters Introduced: Theresa Rourke ( Banshee's daughter), Spider-Woman, Caliban Characters Featured: Illyana Natalaynovna (Colossus's sister), Dazzler (Alison Blaire), Stevie Hunter, Warren Worthington III (Angel), [http://marvel.com/universe/Banshee Banshee (Sean Cassidy), Lee Forrester, Scott Summers (Cyclops), Magneto.

  • 'Gadgets:'X-Men's Blackbird.

Summary

Scott Summers and Aleytys Forrester have been marooned on a Caribbean island for the last couple of issues. At the end of the last episode next to their island, Lee sees a new island and a large city structure that appears out of no where. They swim to it, however from a practical standpoint, Scott is blind having lost special glasses. He wears a rag over his eyes to avoid blasting indiscriminately. A romantic opportunity is nearly ruined as Cyclops can't bring himself to get physically involved with Lee.

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Strange City

Wolverine and Nightcrawler play hide in seek on the grounds of Xavier's mansion. Inside the mansion, Storm notices that her subconscious is manifesting weather. Angel argues with Xavier that Wolverine is a psycho and has no place on the X-Men Team.

Banshee (Sean Cassidy), a retired X-Man, works on the X-Men's modified Blackbird while Colossus and his sister Illyana Natalaynovna watch. Theresa Rourke appears at the mansion to deliver a message to Sean from his cousin Black Tom Cassidy, the black sheep of the family. Sean joyously discovers that Theresa is his daughter, however Moira MacTaggert, Sean's girl friend is not pleased due to insecurity on her part.

A new mutant Caliban emerges from a sewer in downtown NYC. He senses "his kind". Atop a nearby skyscraper, Jessica Drew (Spider Woman), Storm, Kitty Pryde, and Stevie Hunter (Kitty's dance teacher) are there to see Dazzler perform. Calliban appears and while he always tries to explain he means no harm he is always met with fear and revulsion. He can't help it but he absorbs their emotions that manifest these feelings as a force that repels them away. While this is happening the girls enjoy the show. Then there are more screams as Caliban appears. Kitty teleports to check out the situation and is grabbed by Caliban who just wants a friend if by force, so be it. Storm and Spider Woman come to her rescue but are initially rebuffed physically as Caliban heads for the sewers where they will never find him or Kitty. He is stopped by a lightening bolt from Storm. He explains his loneliness and what his intentions were, Storm offers him asylum, but when sirens are heard in the distance, Caliban uses the opportunity to return to the sewers alone.

Back in the Bermuda Triangle, Scott and Alex are hanging out in the strange new city when Scott hears a familiar voice. "Don't tell him who I am!" or "we'll be dead" he thinks. By gosh it is Magneto!

Notes and Trivia

Spider Woman makes an appearance. Illyana Natalaynovna, Colossus's sister makes an appearance.



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Xm149

Issue No.149

Issue No.149- And The Dead Shall Bury The Living (1981)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont; Artists: Dave Cockrum & Josef Rubinstein; Lettered by: Janice Chiang; Colored by: Glynis Wein; Edited: Louiise Jones; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.
  • Characters Featured: Garokk, Magneto, Lee Forrester.

Summary

The scene opens with Professor Xavier reviewing the X-Men's past with Magneto and the last fight they had under an active volcano, when a youthfully exuberant Kitty Pryde phases into the room to show off her new self assembled uniform, disrupting the Professor's equipment. He tells her to get out!

149Big- Xavier

Xavier!

Storm, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, and Colossus are working on repairing the Danger Room, The X-Men's practice facility which was mostly destroyed in Issue No. 143 when the N'Garai invaded the Mansion chasing Sprite. After her feelings are hurt by Xavier, Kitty phases into the Danger Room and is playfully tossed around the room like a sack of potatoes by the X-Men when a call from Xavier ends the fun when they report to the X-Men briefing room.

The X-Men minus Angel (who left after an argument about Wolverine being an X-Man) embark in the X-Men's modified SR-71 to the active volcano, the scene of their last fight with Magneto when Wolverine discovers Sprite hiding in the aircraft's storage locker. While tempted to turn the plane around Storm decides to continue on their mission. After landing at the volcano, the party descends into the hole that Phoenix blasted to escape Magneto's underground fortress, that was supposed to be completely flooded with magma. But instead they discover that parts of the fortress are accessible and intact. Laying on the floor, Nightcrawler spots the disconnected head of the robot named Nanny who took care of them while Magneto's prisoners. Wolverine demonstrates his distain by shredding the head with his claws.

In the shadows, Storm is observed by an old nemesis the X-Men thought was dead, Garokk, who fell into a thermal pit, in a Forbidden Land adventure and who Storm tried to save, but her attempt failed. It is revealed that Magneto saved Garrokand has commanded him to guard this ruined fortress. Garokk has been transformed into a being made of rock and crystal. While exploring Magneto's old complex Colossus is knocked out when Garokk punches him. Garokk tries to strike Sprite, but she escapes and weakens him when phasing through him. She has little time to wonder why her ability has hurt Garokk when he smashes a nearby wall unleashing a fresh flow of hot magma. To stop it, Storm freezes the area with a howling gail while Sprite holds her breath and phases through the magma escaping Garokk's second attack. On the move, Garokk knocks out Storm by flinging Colossus's body at her. He quickly digs a deep pit to throw her in, but when he is attacked by X-Men, he leaps into the pit with her. With the reluctant approval of Storm, Sprite floats into the pit and locates an unconscious Storm on a ledge. Out of the dark, she is attacked by Garokk who loses his footing and again appears to fall to his death far below.

The X-Men head home while in the Bermuda Triangle, the mysterious City (from the last episode), belongs to Magneto and, Scott Summers and Lee Forrester are his guests and wearing new Magneto provided attire. Scott thinks he has kept his identity secret when Magneto calls him by his mutant name Cyclops telling him he can remove his bandages because his optic blasts won't work while he is within the city's boundary!

Notes and Trivia

Sprite (Kitty Pryde) can use her phasing ability to float on air.



Xm150

Issue No. 150

Issue No.150- I, Magneto (1981)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont; Artists: Dave Cockrum, Josef Rubinstein, and Bob Wiacek; Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski & Jean Simek; Colored by: Glynis Wein; Edited: Louiise Jones; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.
  • Characters Introduced: Carol Danvers (ex-avenger, Ms Marvel).
  • Characters Featured: Dr. Peter Corbeau, Moira MacTaggert.
  • Gadgets: Magento's Earthquake Device.

Summary

In a new gambit to take over the World, Magneto broadcasts a demand to seize political control from the civilized Nations of the World and insists on nuclear disarmament with a threat that any Country that does not comply will be destroyed. In a philosophical discussion with Scott Summers, Magneto claims his motives are pure, to make the world a safer place and to divert the huge sums of money currently being spent on armaments towards the good of mankind.


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X-Men Attack!

The Russians attack Magneto but he squashes their attack and destroys most of a Russian city with his Earthquake Device.

While guests on Magneto's mysterious mobile island, Scott and Lee explore a romantic relationship. While overhead, the X-Men's SR-71 occupied by Storm, Sprite, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Colossus looking for Scott Summers, appears overhead, then suddenly arcs out of control, it's electrical system fried by an unknown source! Storm almosts saves the stricken jet, but it lands in the ocean and sinks!

Just over the horizon on the yacht called the Dejah Thoris II, Professor Xavier with Peter Corbeau, Moira MacTaggert, and ex-Avenger Carol Danvers head in the direction where they lost radar contract with SR-71.

The X-Men escape the SR-71 and swim to Magneto's island, surprised they have lost their mutant abilities. Colossus nearly drowns.

The island holds Magneto's Earthquake Device threatening the civilizations of the world. Wolverine still has his claws. The X-Men located it and destroy it. Storm has an opportunity to kill Magneto in his sleep but hesitates long enough for Magneto to wake up and throw her out a window. Remember that Magneto's island includes an inhibitor field that mutes mutant abilities except for his own. He captures the X-Men, reconstructs his machine, and tells them that Storm is dead.

But Storm is not dead, hanging from a ledge. She climbs in through a window and destroys the computer controlling Magneto's mutant inhibitor field, unleashing the X-Men who immediately attack Magneto. Cyclops sends Sprite to destroy the computers controlling Magneto's Earthquake Device. After a duel between Storm and Magneto, he attacks Sprite. Thinking he has killed her, Magneto has an epiphany regretting his actions, and realizing his quest to make the Earth safe for mutants has turned him into someone just like those he is trying to punish. He offers himself up to Storm's vengeance. All she requires is for Magneto to give Sprite (who is still alive) to her! Magneto flees. The X-Men relax on the beach while Colossus drags the X-Men SR-71 up from the depths.

Notes and Trivia

Scott Summers and Lee Forrester explore a romantic relationship. Cyclops appears to rejoin the X-Men but Storm is still the leader. Julienne Cay- name of the island Scott Summers and Lee Forrester were marooned on. It is revealed that the Arcadia, Lee Forrester's boat survived the freak storm, washing Lee and Scott overboard. Magneto who thinks he has killed Sprite, has an epiphany realizing his quest to make the world safe for mutants, he has turned him into those he hates! He surrenders and leaves.

Movie Parallels

Magneto references his childhood in Auschwitz as portrayed in the original X-Men movie.


Xm151

Issue No.151

Issue No.151- X-Men Minus One! (1981)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont; Artists: Jim Sherman, Bob McLeod & Josef Rubinstein; Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski; Colored by: Bonnie Wilford; Edited: Louise Jones; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.
  • Characters Introduced: Amanda Sefton.
  • Characters Featured: Sentinels, Emma Frost (White Queen), Sebastian Shaw
  • Gadgets: Sentinels, Persona Exchange Module.

Summary

Xavier receives a letter from Kitty Pryde's parents telling him they will be withdrawing their daughter from Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and enrolling her in the Massachusetts Academy run by Emma Frost, the White Queen of the Hellfire Club who was presumed killed in a psionic duel with Phoenix (Issues No. 129-131). Storm drives Kitty to the Academy, has a brief encounter with Emma Frost, then drives away acting very much out of character. Surprisingly she calls and reports to Sebastian Shaw leader of the Hellfire Club.


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Sentinels!

In the basement of the Academy a new prisoner is held in isolation. She does not look like Storm, but the indications are that she is. None of her normal powers (control of the elements) work, and when she turns on the light is horrified to see she looks is Emma Frost, at least Emma Frost's body!

Amanda Sefton, a sorceress, is introduced as Nightcrawler's girlfriend someone he has known since childhood as they stroll on the grounds of Xavier's School and are attacked by a Sentinel sent there by Sebastian Shaw. Emma Frost arrives at Xavier's in Storm's body and is peeved that Shaw started without her. The X-Men, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Wolverine mop up the Sentinels, but then Emma Frost appears as Storm with Storm's powers, and knocks them out.

Back at the Academy, Storm (in Emma Frost's body) picks the lock of her cell, but upon emerging is bombarded with peoples' thoughts. In this body, she has Emma Frost's powers! She escapes into the woods while being pursued by her captors and hurrys to Kitty's room. However when she flings open the door, Kitty sees the White Queen and attempts to phase through the floor! Storm screams "no", and inadvertently blocks Kitty's escape knocking her out! (Story continued, next issue.)


Notes and Trivia

Persona Transfer Module- Episodes 151 and 152 feature a mind transfer between Storm and Emma Frost (White Queen) in another bid by the Hellfire Club to take apart the X-Men. Reference is made to Xavier's ability to change people's minds for them. A romantic relationship between Kitty Pryde (Sprite) and Peter Rasputin (Colossus) is emphasized when she kisses him on the mouth before she leaves Xavier's school. Massachusetts Academy run by Emma Frost, the White Queen of the Hellfire Club who was presumed killed in a psionic duel with Phoenix (Issues No. 129-131) is located in Snow Valley, Massachusetts. Amanda Sefton, a sorceress, is introduced as Nightcrawler's girlfriend, someone he has known since childhood. Sentinels controlled by Sebastian Shaw are unleashed against the X-Men at Xavier's School. (last seen in Issues No.98-100) Graymalkin Lane- name of lane leading to Xavier's mansion. Using a special device, Emma Frost is able to exchange her mind with Storm and masquerade as Storm using Storm's powers while Storm in Frost's body has her mental abilities.



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Issue No.152

Issue No.152- The Hellfire Gambit (1981)

Summary

This may sound confusing, but Emma Frost in Storm's body is flying overhead attacking Storm who is in Emma Frost's body driving down a winding mountain road with an unconscious Kitty Pryde in the passenger seat. (See the last episode if you need clarification.) Kitty awakens and once again panics at seeing Emma Frost not realizing this is Storm and phases out the side of the car. The distraction causes Storm to loose control of the car which crashes and burns. Emma Frost is caught in the blaze and incompetent with Storm's powers summons a wind that blows her far away from it.


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The Skimpier The Better!

Storm is thrown from the car and is saved by Kitty. Despite being in Emma Frost's body she persuades Kitty to help her defend against the Hellfire Club at Xavier's Mansion. Back at the mansion, the X-Men have been captured and equipped with Inhibitor manacles by the Hellfire Club. Outside the mansion, Storm, Kitty, and Kitty's dance teacher, Stevie Hunter survey the mansion whose gates are closed and locked. Stevie drops them off. Kitty and Storm sneak towards the mansion, but as Stevie turns to leave she is apprehended by Shaw and Frost. Storm uses Emma Frost's mental power to establish a mental rapport with Kitty's brain to teach her how to pick a lock, but all most fries her brain in the process. Kitty phases into the SR-71 hanger, disables the alarm, and opens a hatch allowing Storm to tumble in, avoiding Shaw and Frost.

Wolverine is beaten up in the Danger Room by two Hellfire cyborg guards. The X-Men are told Wolverine is dead! It is revealed that Amanda Sefton, a Sorceress and Nightcrawler's girlfriend put a spell on the guards making it look like Wolverine was a goner. Inside the mansion, Kitty runs into Wolverine who is very much alive. He lays out a plan and minutes later, Kitty phases through all of the X-Men prisoners disrupting their manacles allowing them to break free and attack! Wolverine shows mercy towards one of the guards after learning that they were turned into cyborgs after their last encounter with the X-Men. Meanwhile "'Emma Frost's indiscriminate use of Storm's powers produces a huge storm. A powerful lighting bolt hits Sebastian Shaw, knocking him out. Using Frost's powers, Storm establishes a mental rapport with Frost and breaks the bonds that had switched their personalities. Storm vows to kill Frost, but Wolverine talks her out of it. Storm tells Kitty not to call the police because exposing the Hellfire Club, exposes the X-Men. The battle ends with Shaw severely injured and Emma Frost vowing to get vengeance.

Notes and Trivia

Persona Transfer Module- Episodes 151 and 152 feature a mind transfer between Storm and Emma Frost (White Queen) in another bid by the Hellfire Club to take apart the X-Men.

  • Sabastian Shaw and Emma Frost are lovers.

Movie Parallels

  • Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw are seen in the forth X-Men movie, X-Men First Class.

1982

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Issue No.153

Issue No.153- Kitty's Fairy Tale (1982)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont; Artists: Dave Cockrum & Josef Rubinstein; Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski; Colored by: Glynis Wein; Edited: Louiise Jones; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.
  • Characters Introduced:Lockheed, the flying dragon.
  • Characters Featured: Carol Danvers (Ms.Marvel, former Avenger), Illyana Rasputin (Colossus's little sister).


Summary

The X-Men clean up the mansion from last Episode's fight with the Hellfire Club. Carol Danvers, former Avenger and Xavier's patient, tends to Storm. Kitty Pryde baby sits Illyana Rasputin, Colossus's little sister and tells her a bed time fairy tale about Dark Phoenix, a crystal holding the purity of her soul that can banish the Dark Phoenix, Kitty's Dragon named Lockheed, (with a strange resemblance to the X-Men's SR-71), a sorcerer named Xavier, also featuring a smurf sized Nightcrawler, Storm who is a genie calling herself Wind-Rider, Cyclops, and a critter who looks similar to Wolverine. They band together to save the Dark Pheonix releasing the evil in her soul so she can be reunited with her love, Scott Summers. As Kitty spins her tale, the real X-Men notice and gather outside the room enjoying the story. Of course, it's just a fairy tale.



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Issue No.154

Issue No.154- Reunion (1982)

Summary

Storm and Cyclops play handball using their mutant powers and call it a draw while 1.5 billion kilometers out in space Corsair (Major Christopher Summers) is heading back to Earth in an alien spaceship when a Shi'ar Dreadnaught ship appears on his scanner. He exclaims, "They have found me!" and tries desperately to avoid plasma torpedoes launched at him.


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X-Men SR-71

On Magneto's island in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle, the X-Men are unloading crates as Professor discusses with Nightcrawler the possibility of using the Island as a refuge due to anti-mutant sentiment in the States. In the tower that will serve as living quarters (on Magneto's Island) Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel who lost her memory and powers in Avengers Annual #10) discusses her past and her frustration at not being able to remember much of anything with her old friend from the Canadian military, Wolverine.

At Xavier's mansion, Ororo and Scott Summer's meal is interrupted when Corsair's spaceship goes ripping across the sky, crash landing in a nearby lake. Cyclops and Storm save Corsair, taking him to the mansion. Scott discovers dog tags revealing that Corsair is his father, but before Cyclops can get answers from Corsair, huge Sidrian Hunters (spider bounty hunters) burst through the wall of the mansion attacking Corsair. (This just after the X-Men had made mansion repairs from the fight with the Hellfire Club, Episode #152.)

Corsair mentions that these Hunters are mostly likely associated with the traitors who kidnapped Lilandra, Xavier's old flame and leader of the Shi'ar Empire. They flee the mansion in the X-Men's SR-71 and are shocked that the spiders combine to turn into a single large unit that comes after them. Cyclops flies the SR-71 playing cat and mouse with the aliens flying through downtown New York City as it tries to blast them. A quick maneuver puts the SR-71 on the alien's tale. Cyclops gets to tryout a new windshield that allows him to shoot his energy beam right through it but it's not enough. Storm leaps out of the SR-71 and conjures a combination of cyclone and lightning bolts around it. In the SR-71, Cyclops swings around and Cyclops hits it again with his energy beam which disrupts their matrix causing them to fall apart as individual creatures. Against their objections, Corsair shoots a tank in a nearby petrol farm with his hand held energy weapon that explodes the whole place, killing the aliens.

Corsair then tells Cyclops and Storm that a terrorist commando unit raided the Shi'ar Grand Council, killing most of it's members. They kidnapped Lilandra and made it look like the Starjammers led by Corsair were responsible, with a trail leading to Earth. A Shi'ar Battle Force led by Chancellor Araki is coming to Earth to seek vengeance. Corsair has come to give them a heads up!! (Story Continued.)

Notes and Trivia

Storm and Cyclops play handball using their mutant powers. A swarm of Sidrian Hunters destroy Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, his beloved mansion. Where will they live now?

Movie Parallels

In the comic, the SR-71 underground hanger is a mile away from the mansion connected by a vehicle track. In the movie, the hanger was under the mansion's basketball court.



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Issue No.155

Issue No.155- First Blood (1982)

Summary

Flying away from the encounter with the Sidrian Hunters, Storm, Cyclops, and Corsair argue about whether Corsair should have let Cyclops know he was alive a long time ago. Suddenly the SR-71 and the rest of X-Men are transported aboard a Shi'ar Dreadnought where they are confronted by Gladiator and Lord Chancellor Araki. When The Professor asks why, he and X-Men witness a video of Empress Lilandra of the Shi'ar being abducted by terrorists who came from Earth. Shi'ar Prime Minister Araki give the X-Men a chance to rescue Empress Lilandra before Shi'ar forces invade Earth. They demand two X-Men hostages. Nightcrawler and Sprite are chosen, but before the other's leave, Xavier establishes a quick mind link with Kitty and dumps all of his Shi'ar knowledge on her, entrusting the pair with a mission.

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Storm, Corsair, Cyclops

After being transported back to the pile of rubble that used to be Xavier's Westchester, N.Y. mansion (destroyed in the last Episode), the X-Men minus Nightcrawler and Sprite, head to downtown NYC and the Avenger's headquarters for help, but only find Tigra the were-woman at home. The Fantastic Four are not answering their phone either. Tigra wants to play, but Wolverine's not in the mood and they get into a spat. Corsair and Storm ditch the X-Men long enough to take a walk downtown and be attacked with a PSI weapon, wielded by Skur'kll (a member of the Brood in league with Deathbird the terrorists behind Lilandra's abduction. Deathbird, the ringleader of the terrorists behind Lilandra's abduction and her older sister, zooms in to finish them off, when she is blasted by Cyclops. The X-Men including Xavier and Tigra have arrived and engage bad guys.Colossus shields Xavier from Skur'kll's sniper shot and is hit by acid.

Deathbird, escapes in a huge space ship that is hidden inside a downtown building presumably with Empress Lilandra and Xavier as prisoners, leaving the X-Men behind at the bottom of a pile of rubble. During the fight Colossus is gravely injured and with a spike through the center of his chest! The episode ends with the X-Men confronted by the police to be arrested. (Story Continued.)

Notes and Trivia

  • Shivarn'n Halanau- Professor Xavier's Shi'ar Title.
  • Wolverine likes calling Xavier, "Charlie" as much as he dislikes it.

Kitty Pryde (Sprite)- finds a clothes replicator on the Shi'ar Dreadnaught and turns herself into a Darth Vader look alike, but just for a moment. :) Colossus is gravely wounded in the fighting!



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Issue No.156 1982

Issue No.156- Pursuit! (1982)


Summary

In the aftermath of the fight between the X-Men and Deathbird in downtown NYC resulting in the destruction of a sky scraper, the police are ready to arrest the X-Men while Colossus lays close to death. As Tigra explains to the police what happened, a Starjammers vehicle appears overhead and a transport beam grabs the X-Men leaving Tigra behind. Corsair is reunited with this crew of Starjammers and Colossus is given medical assistance.

Meanwhile on the Shi'ar Dreadnaught, Kitty Pryde amuses herself playing with the appearance synthesizer, making herself over until a hologram of Lord Samedar appears in there cell and they are shown a video of the X-Men's battle against Deathbird and the apparent death of Colossus. Knowing this video was shown to them to inflect pain, Sprite is livid!

In a shocking turn of events, Deathbird is revealed to be under the employment of Lord Samedar! Samedar is a traitor. On Deathbird's star ship, Xavier and Lilandraare reunited. On the Starjammer vessil in hot pursuit of Deathbird, Cyclops and Corsair consolidates their relationship, Corsair tells Cyclops the story of how they became separated and the death of his mother. Deathbird is revealed to be Empress Lilandra's older sister who desires Lilandra's throne.

Dropping out of light speed, the Starjammer closes in on Deathbird's ship when out of no where, a huge previously cloaked Brood ship appears on their tale, a gaping mouth swallows the Starjammer vehicle! The Brood ship appears to be organic as it couples with the Starjammer ship to gain access. Brood Shock Troops gather to assault the captive ship when the access hatch blows off. Led by a fully recovered Colossus, the X-Men and Starjammers engage in a furious battle with the Brood while Cyclops and Corsair are on a mission to find and release Xavier, (prisoner of Deathbird). They succeed in freeing both Xavier and Lilandra. (Editor's Note: I may have missed it but Deathbird's ship must have also docked with the Brood ship.)

The Brood Clan-Master decides the creatures they fight are so powerful, they must be captured. In a duel with Deathbird, Storm is swept out into space. With the Starjammers and X-Men, (with Lilandra) back on board their ship, it blasts free of it's Brood mooring and punches a hole out of the organic ship causing it great pain, accelerating within range to teleport Storm aboard. Lilandra reminds them that they have less than six hours to advise Chancellor Araki that she is safe, otherwise he will destroy the Earth! Corsair tells her they won't get back in time. (Story Continued.)


Notes and Trivia

  • Deathbird is Empress Lilandra's older sister who desires the Shi'ar throne for herself.
  • Corsair tells the story of how he, a USAF pilot and Cyclops were separated many years ago. Returning from a camping trip in Alaska with orders to become an Astronaut, Chris Summers is flying USAF aircraft (Mosquito), with his wife Katherine, and sons, Scott Summers (Cyclops), and Alex Summers (Havok) riding as passengers when an alien spacecraft attacks them. Katherine put Cyclops and Havok in the only parachute onboard and tossed them overboard. Katherine and Corsair were teleported onboard the Emperor of Shi'ar's starship, collected as zoological specimens of the highest order of life on Earth. However the Shi'ar Emperor had the hots for Katherine and when Corsair attempt to kill him failed, the Emperor responded by making him watch as he plunged a knife in Katherine's chest, killing her. Instead of killing Corsair, he was placed in the Star pits where he met Ch'od, Raza, and Hepzibah. They eventually stole a ship called the Starjammer and became pirates.



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Issue No.157 1982

Issue No.157- Hide-'N'-Seek! (1982)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont; Artists: Dave Cockrum & BoB Wiacek; Lettered by: Janice Chiang; Colored by: Don Warfield; Edited: Louiise Jones; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.
  • Characters Introduced: Warstar,
  • Characters Featured: Oracle, Gladiator, Starbolt, Chancellor Araki, Capt K'rk (first appearance #105, 1977), Admiral Lord Samedar, Hussar.


Summary

Out by the planet Pluto, the Starjammers repair their vehicle before heading to Earth. Cyclops urges the need for speed. Colossus collapses after fighting and activity due to internal bleeding so soon after being healed. The onboard computers prepare him for surgery. Lilandra manages to establish communications with Chancellor Araki, but moments later the connection dies along with Araki when Admiral Lord Samedar, a traitor, murders him, then moves to destroy the Earth!.

Running out of options, Cyclops suggests that the Professor try to establish a mental link with Sprite and Nightcrawler (aboard the Shi'ar vessel). He succeeds passing on important info about the Shi'ar vessel , but in the process encounters an alien presence causing him to collapse, unconscious.

On board the Brood ship, (an enormous creature who has been turned into a slave), Deathbird has differences with the Brood leader who does not like loosing. But after telling them of the X-Men's mutant powers, the Brood wants to secure them as breeders, a genetic source of mutant powers.

Onboard the Shi'ar ship, while playing with the costume synthesizer, Kitty has been busy tapping into the ship's computer and has created a portable costume maker so she and Nightcrawler can disguise themselves. She discovers that Admiral Lord Samedar's are about to kill them. Warning Nightcrawler, they defeat the assassins and escape. They discover that Chancellor Araki has been killed. In a ruse, Sprite uses one of her custom costumes to mascarade as Phoenix shaking up Saemdar's forces and momentarily delay plans to destroy Earth. She and Nightcrawler convince Oracle that Samedar is a traitor and that Lilandra is not on Earth. The Starjammer's fight Samedar's forces, while Nightcrawler once again sends Sprite to destroy computers, this time the Starship's firing control computers. She fails, the Starjammers lose the fight, and as Samedar orders Earth to be fired upon, the Starjammer vessel transits out of warp intercepting the beam deflecting it from it's target. Then a holograph of Lilandra appears to the Shi'ar forces. Upon discovering that Araki is dead, she orders that Samedar be arrested and the X-Men be released! The episode concludes with Xavier laying there like a vegetable (after his alien mental encounter)!

Notes and Trivia

  • Sprite disguises herself as The Phoenix in this episode.


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1982

Issue No.158- The Life That Late I Led (1982)


Summary

The episode starts with Carol Danvers versus Raza, Ch'od, Cr-reee (his pet), and Mam'selle Nepzibah dueling for fun at the X-Men base, formerly Magneto's Island in the Bermuda Triangle. Monitoring the bout is Peter Corbeau, a trusted X-Men associate. He analyzes Carol Danvers, Ms Marvel's abilities. Although she no longer has her super powers, it takes all of the Starjammers to beat her.

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Nightcrawler

Xavier remains comatose from episode 157. Oracle tries to revive him by establishing a mental repoir but what she glimpses horrifies her, an evil alien presence that reaches out in a power field that joins them both. Moira commands Wolverine to sever the bond by thrusting his adamantium claws into the field, ending the ordeal! Oracle is shaken but ok. Sprite tells the group that the X-Men are on T.V. In an interview, Senator Robert Kelly accuses the X-Men of being criminals although in the fight in downtown NYC, the X-Men were defending themselves from the real criminals. Despite the X-Men having saved the Senator from assassination, Kelly accuses mutants of being a national security threat. The X-Men know that the government is holding files on them and based on Senator Kelly's interview, decides to plant a virus in the Pentagon computers that will erase all mutant records. The scene switches to the Rio Diablo Mountains where the Starjammer ship settles in front of the home of former X-Men, Alex Summers (Havok) and Lorna Dane (Polaris). Scott Summers (Cyclops) introduces Alex to their father Chris Summers (Corsair). Meanwhile, Carol Danvers, Storm, and Wolverine disguised as Military personnel, enter the Pentagon, where they bump into Rogue a mutant who absorbs other mutant's powers, and (in Avenger's Annual 10) permanently stole Carol's powers. Rogue slams Carol away from her and a melee breaks out in the halls of the Pentagon. During the fight Rogue lays a wicked kiss on Wolverine in an attempt to absorb his powers (Adamantium claws?). Rogue also absorbs Storm's powers, but unaccustomed to them unleashes a real uncontrollable storm inside the Pentagon, but manages to escape in a tornado. Pentagon officials realize these are X-Men and so does Raven Darkholme (Mystique), Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. While the fighting continues, Mystique shape-shifts into Nick Fury (Director of Shield) and follows Danvers to the computer section to kill her, but Carol gets the upper hand, figuring out who she is and knocking her out, then turning her over to security. She erases the Pentagon's mutant files. She realizes she should have killed Mystique because it will just be a matter of time before the shape-shifter catches up with her.

Notes and Trivia

Kitty Pryde expresses her doubts about being an X-Man (Woman) and realizes she is in love with Colossus.

Movie Parallels

  • Senator Robert Kelly expresses his fear that mutants represent a danger to the country and to the human race as he did in the first X-Men movie.
  • Rogue in the comics was an evil mutant and part of Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, unlike her portrayal in the X-Men movies.


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1982

Issue No.159- Night Screams! (1982)

  • Credits: Written by: Chris Claremont; Artists: Bill Sienkiewicz; Inked by: Bob Wiacek; Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski; Colored by: Glynis Wein; Edited: Louiise Jones; Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter.
  • Characters Introduced: Harmony Young, Dr. Ohara.
  • Characters Featured: Moira MacTaggart

Summary

Throw away Dracula episode. It begins as the X-Men pop into Misty Knight's apartment surprising Misty's room-mate, Harmony Young. The X-Men have a standing invite from Misty to use her apartment and it's ok with Harmony which they use to when taking Sprite (Kitty Pryde) to visit her parents.

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X-Men Make Entrance

Escorting Sprite to her parents, Storm is attacked by the most famous of vampires, "Dracula", who is trying to turn Ororo into a vampire companion. Kitty Pryde discovers what is happening to Storm. Storm resists and along with the X-Men fight Dracula until he leaves in defeat realizing she will never submit. Out in Rio Diablo, Cyclops talks to his brother Havok about Xavier being catatonic and their long lost Dad now returned. The episode end with an urgent call from Moira MacTaggart advising the X-Men that Professor Xavier's condition has worsened.




Team X-Men 1980

Note: Number after name designates what comic episode they first appear in with a movie code if applicable: XM= X-Men Orig; X2= Sequal; X3= Last Stand; X4= Wolverine Origins. Don't confuse my term "Team X-Men" that I use to describe Xavier's X-Men with the Weapon X Project that included a "Team X" composed of Wolverine, Sabretooth, and others.

  • Professor Xavier (XM,X2,X3,X4): Can communicate and control other people's minds with telepathy. Created the X-Men and has been with the team through the time frame of this article.
  • Jean Grey- Marvel Girl- Original Team X-Men member who appeared in Issues No.1-66, GSX 1, 94, 97-100 1963-1970, 1975-76. Movie appearances: X, X2, X3). Stalwart of the X-Men movies, Next to Xavier, her psychic abilities along with telekinesis makes her a formidable opponent. Officially leaves the X-Men in the 1975 (Issue No.94) shakeup but her presence in the comic continues as Scott Summer's love interest and unofficial X-men helper. Becomes the Phoenix in Issues No.101-102 (1977) making her arguably, the single most powerful mutant in existence. She officially rejoins the X-Men in Issue 110 (1978). Appears in the following issues: 101, 103-105, 107-119, 125-130; 1976-80.
  • Cyclops (XM,X2,X3): Slim Summers, has energy-beam eyeballs. Called Scott most of the time. Joined the X-Men in Issue No.1 and has been with them since the beginning of the series.
  • Colossus (Piotr Rasputin)- can transform his flesh into a steel like substance granting him great power and imperviousness to injury. He appeared in the first three X-Men movies. Joins the X-Men in Giant X-Men Vol1, 1975.
  • Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)- can teleport and has physical power. Joins the X-Men in Giant X-Men Vol1, 1975. Appears in X2: X-Men United and is the son of Mystique (who has not appeared in the comic as of 1975).
  • Storm (Ororo Munroe)- Can Manipulate the environment appeared in the first three X-men movies. Joins the X-Men in Giant X-Men Vol1, 1975.


  • Wolverine (James Howlett)- Great physical power along with the ability to self heal. In the Weapon X program, adamantium was bonded to his skeleton. Joins the X-Men in Giant X-Men Vol1, 1975. He is also known as Weapon X. See the Weapon X Project link. Has appeared in all of the X-Men movies.

Team X-Men Departures and Arrivals

  • Banshee (Sean Cassidy) (No.28, 35-39, 58-59 1967-1969; GXM1 1975)- Uses sound waves to debilitate people, destroy objects, push himself through the air (fly) in such a way as to be invisible. An art lover who puts a high priority on smoking his pipe. Becomes a regular X-Men in the 1975 story shakeup, Giant Size X-Men Vol1. After being injured in a fight, and uncertain of regaining his abilites, Sean Cassidy leaves X-Men to stay with Moira MacTaggart whom he has developed a romantic relationship with.
  • Beast (1 X3): Hank McCoy, he's a Beast with super reflexes and power. With super strength he can hop from building to building. Hank left the X-Men some time during the X-Men publishing hiatus 1970-75 to join the Avengers. Events took place during his employment at Brand Corporation that turned him into a real blue furry beast! (See the Beast link.)
  • Angel (1 X3): Warren Worthington III, he's got feathery bird wings and can fly. Left the X-Men in the 1975 shakeup. Officially returned to Team X-Men as of Issue No. 139 (1980).
  • Iceman (1 XM,X2,X3), Bobby Drake, creates cold/Ice, turns himself into a frozen but animated figure. Left the X-Men in the 1975 shakeup.

Jean Grey (1 XM,X2,X3): Known by several names, Marvel Girl and Phoenix Jean Grey, posesses telekinesis, moving objects and can levitate herself. Left the X-Men in the 1975 shakeup, but returned as the Phoenix, and apparently died during what is referred to as the Dark Phoenix Saga in 1980. See this Guide's intro for more info.
 Cyclops (Scott Summers)- Leaves the X-Men in Issue No. 138 (1980) after the death of Jean Grey. I'm anticipating he will return at a future date.

  • Polaris- Lorna Dane, at latent mutant who discovers her power to project power. At one point was manipulated into thinking she was Magneto's daughter. Left the X-Men in the 1975 shakeup.
  • Havok- Alex Summers, Scott Summers (Cyclops) younger brother who can project power. Has a romantic relationship with Polaris and left the X-Men in the 1975 shakeup.
  • Sprite (Katherine (Kitty) Pryde)- After being recruited by the X-Men for Xavier's School for Gifted Children and their fight with Sebastian Shaw and the Hellfire Club, joins the Team X-Men in Issue No. 139 (1980).


Guest Appearance List (Chronological)

Note: This section of the Wiki is driving me crazy. There are consistant format errors that keep each of the entries from appearing as a clean list. I'm going to experiment with the Wiki editor and see if I can't fix this.-Titanic71 June11. Number after name designates comic episode/issue they appear in with a movie code if applicable: XM= X-Men Orig; X2= Sequel; X3= Last Stand; X4= Wolverine Origins; X5= X-Men First Class. For Issues No.1-66, look at X-Men Chronology, Facts, and Opinions here at Wikia Entertainment. There are sure to be errors in this section.


Guest Appearance List (Chronological)

Note: This section of the Wiki is driving me crazy. There are consistant format errors that keep each of the entries from appearing as a clean list. I'm going to experiment with the Wiki editor and see if I can't fix this.-Titanic71 June11. Number after name designates comic episode/issue they appear in with a movie code if applicable: XM= X-Men Orig; X2= Sequel; X3= Last Stand; X4= Wolverine Origins; X5= X-Men First Class. For Issues No.1-66, look at X-Men Chronology, Facts, and Opinions here at Wikia Entertainment. There are sure to be errors in this section.

  • Jean Grey- Marvel Girl- Original Team X-Men member who appeared in Issues #1-66, GSX 1, 94, 97-100 1963-1970, 1975-76. Movie appearances: X, X2, X3). Stalwart of the X-Men movies, Next to Xavier, her psychic abilities along with telekinesis makes her a formidable opponent. Officially leaves the X-Men in the 1975 (Issue No.94) shakeup but her presence in the comic continues as Scott Summer's love interest and unofficial X-men helper. Becomes the Phoenix in Issues No.101-102 (1977) after being exposed to the the M'kraan Crystal in the Shi'ar Empire and then receiving a massive dose of radiation while returning to Earth (Issue No.101- 1976). This makes her, the single most powerful known mutant in existence. She officially rejoins the X-Men in Issue 110 (1978). Four years later, the possession of unlimited power weighs on Jean Grey's psyche, resulting in overload with the Dark Phoenix transformation taking place in Issues 134-135. The Dark Phoenix Saga concludes with Issue 137 with Jean Grey's apparent death. Appears in the following issues: #101, 103-105, 107-119, 125-136; 1976-80. See the Dark Phoenix in this section for more info.
  • Angel (Warren Worthington III)- (No.1-66, GSX1, 94, 131-140, 145-148; 1963-1970, 1975, 1980-81) Original Team X-Men member who can fly. In the Marvel shakeup of 1975, leaves in Issue No.94. Appeared in Issues No.1-66 1963-1970; GSX 1, 94; 1975; No.131-136 1980. Movie appearance: X3- His appearance in the X-Men movie is so on the periphery that it's all most an insult to the character. His girlfriend is Candy Southern. He helps the X-Men deal with the Dark Phoenix (Jean Grey) in #131-137 and rejoins the X-Men as of #139.
  • Iceman (Bobby Drake)- Original Team X-Men member who in the Marvel shakeup of 1975, leaves in Issue No.94. Appeared in Issues No.1-66, GSX1, 94, 145-147; 1963-1970, 1975, 1981. Movie appearances: X, X2, X3. He does incredibly things with ice including turning himself into a walking popsicle.
  • Beast (Issues No.1-66; 1963-1970; GSX 1, 94, 111-114, 125, 1975 1978-79; No.134-137; 1980) Movie appearance: X3. Original Team X-Men member who leaves the team during the 1970-75 X-Men hiatus and joins the Avengers. Hank McCoy, he's a Beast with super reflexes and power. With super strength he can hop from building to building. After leaving the X-Men, he joins the Brand Corporation, discovers a hormonal extract, and ends up taking it to stop Dr. Carl Maddicks. The extract turns him into a real blue furry beast! As of Issue No.94 he is still communicating and coordinating efforts with Xavier. Issue No. 134 he helps the X-Men deal with the Dark Phoenix (Jean Grey).
  • Scott Summers (Cyclops) (Issue No.138; 1980) Integral member of the X-Men from the start of the series. Leaves the X-Men in Issue No.138 after the death of Jean Grey. Returns later. See more on Scott in the Team X-Men section.
  • Magneto (No.1,4-7,11,17-18, 43-44, 50-51,58,62-63,103-104, 111-113, 125, 141, 148-149; 1963-69, 1977-79, 1980-81; XM,X2,X3): By manipulating magnetism, controls objects and the environment, can read minds (issue 7). The X-Men's most consistent protagonist over the years.
  • Vanisher (No.2,37 1964-67): can vanish by teleporting.
  • FBI Agent Duncan (No.2, 38,46 1963-68]
  • Blob (X4, No.3,7,20,37-39, 140-142; 1964-67; 1980) Can't be moved, skin can't be penetrated by bullets or harmed by fire. End of Issue 3 he is left with his memory partially wiped working at the carnival. Member of both the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Magneto and the New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Mystique.
  • Toad (No.4-7,11,43-44, 59; 1964-69 XM): Hops, hits with his limbs. Personality similar to Renfield in Dracula.
  • QuickSilver (No.4-7,11,27, 43-44, 59; 1964-69): Pietro, brother to Scarlet Witch, possesses great speed. In Issue 44 it is revealed he can now fly (with an Avengers reference).
  • Scarlet Witch (No.4-7,11, 27, 43-44, 59; 1964-69): Wanda, sister to Quick Silver, uses telekinesis like Jean Grey.
  • Mastermind (No.4-8,11.37-39, 122, 125-134; 1964-67, 1979-1980): Mind control with hypnotic illusions. Gets fixated on Jean Grey. When Jean catches on, it's a bad ending for Jason.
  • Sub-Mariner (6): Prince Namor, a humanoid who lives under the ocean. He can fly by means little wings on his ankles, possesses great strength and is extremely tough by virtue of being able to withstand the great pressures at the bottom of the ocean which allow him to endure a beating from The Beast and with stand Cylcop's energy beam (No.5, 1964).
  • Zelda The Waitress (7, 14, 19; 1964-66)- Works at Cofee-A-Go-Go in Greenwich Village, NYC. Dates Iceman.
  • Unus, The Untouchable (No.8,20,37-39; 1964-67) can't be touched.
  • Lucifer (No.9,20 1965-66) An Alien from the planet Quistalium who has a gifted intellect and knowledge of advance alien technology. He is not a mutant. Issue 9 does not really describe his abilities. The Wiki link says his abilities are Telepathy and Ionic Manipulation.
  • The Mighty Avengers (No.9 1965). Good Guys. Episode 9 includes Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, and Giant Man.
  • Ka-Zar (No.10, 115-116; 1965, 1978) "Tarzan-like" strong dude in loin cloth with pet Saber Tooth Tiger (Zabu) resides in a Lost World Realm accessed in the Antarctic.
  • The Stranger (No.11 1965)- Not a mutant, an alien. Elderly looking man with a thick mane of white hair, thick white eyebrows, a white gotee and a wild Picasso style mustache, also white. He can levitate, walk through walls, form a cone of energy around himself and others that can be used for protection and transportation, can emit incredible bursts of destructive energy, emit a ray that can turn people into solid blocks of matter, and, and he can grow big, as in "giant" on a whim.
  • Juggernaut (No.12-13, 32, 46, 101-102, 122; 1965-68, 1976, 1979; X3)- Cain Marko becomes the Juggernaut, a giant inexorable force that moves onward irresistibly chrushing anything in it's path after touching a cursed Ruby in the Temple of Cyttorak (a Black Magic Diety). Wears a helmit which offers mental block protection from telepaths like Xavier.
  • Daredevil (No.13 1965)
  • Human Torch (No.13 1965)- Johnny Storm, part of the Fantastic Four.
  • Sentinels (No.14-16, 57-59, 96, 98, 141-142, 151; 1965-66, 1969, 1976, 1981): The Sentinel robots were created by noted anthropologist Doctor Bolivar Trask, who intended to use them to save humanity from mutants.
  • Dr. Bolivar Trask (No.14-16; 1965-66): Created the Master Mold and Sentinels to control and destroy mutants but to his surprise they turn on mankind.
  • Mimic (No.19,26,27,28 1966-67)- Calvin Rankin, absorbs other mutant's powers while he is in their presence. He joins the X-Men in Issue No.28 "Wail of the Banshee".
  • Count Nefaria (No.22, 1966; No.95, 1975)- Wealthy and powerful, head of a crime syndicate uses science to give himself super-human mutant powers.
  • Plantman (No.22, 1966)- Samuel Smithers has mutated into a plant like being, super strength, resistant to damage, can alter his shape, he can control plants and animate them.
  • Scarecrow (No.22, 1966)- Ebenezer Laughton, controls birds among other things (see link).
  • Porcupine (No.22, 1966)- Alexander Gentry, a criminal with advanced mechanical engineering/weapons design skills, wears a porcupine suit.
  • Eel (No.22, 1966)- Edward Lavell, criminal who wears an insulated eel suit that protects him and gives him the power to transmit electricity as a weapon.
  • Unicorn (No.22, 1966)- Milos Masanryk, a Soviet Intelligence Agent who undergoes "hyper-activator" conditioning that turns him into a freak with a stalk growing out of his forehead and a third eye that can project powerful attacks. He can generate a protective force field around himself.
  • El Tigre (Juan Meroz)- Juan Meroz (No.25, 26 1966), gem hunter discovers The God Kukulcan's Pendant of Power at a an ancient Mayan Pyramid.
  • Puppetmaster (No.27, 1966)- Controls people using their image sculpted in radioactive clay.
  • Spiderman (No.27, 35, 123 1966-67, 1979).
  • Banshee (Sean Cassidy) (No.28, 35-39,58-59 1967-1969; GXM1, 145-148; 1975, 1981)- Uses sound waves to debilitate people, destroy objects, push himself through the air (fly) in such a way as to be invisible. An art lover who puts a high priority on smoking his pipe. Becomes a regular X-Men in the 1975 story shakeup, Giant Size X-Men Vol1. After being injured in a fight, leaves the X-Men to be with Moira MacTaggart (#129, 1980).
  • Ogre (No.28, 1967)- Real name unknown is not a mutant, assisted with a suit with many mechanical devices such as rocket assist boots, and repello-ray weapons.
  • Super Adaptoid (No.29 1967)- An artifical life form (android) created by an organization known as A.I.M. using a piece of Cosmic Cube, the Super Adaptoid fought the Avengers and then took refuge in Revolutionary War tunnels before being disturbed by Cyclops wallowing in one his many bouts of self pity and this time rage cause he can't stand the lack of control over his power-eyesballs.
  • The Warlock (No.30, 47 1967-68)- A super-human mutant who was first known as Merlin the Magician (King Author's Merlin) who has the ability to teleport, mind control, and control the environment to some degree.
  • Cobalt Man (No.31 1967) Not a mutant in issue 31, Ralph is the accidental Cobalt Man, due to a knock on the noggin and creating a powered suit similar to Iron Man. Suit can fly and has built in power rays.
  • The Ancient One (No.33)- Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) sees the Ancient One in a vision as she probes the comotose Xavier's brain.
  • Doctor Strange (No.33 1967)- is located by the X-Men in an attempt to locate The Ancient One for information to fight the Juggernaut.
  • Tyrannus (No.34 1967)- dresses like a gladiator with the arrogance of Magneto.
  • Mole Man (No.34 1967)- wears a cape like most villains in the Marvel Universe.
  • Changeling (Kevin Sidney)- Shape shifter and second in command of Factor 3. (No.35-36 1967).
  • Mekano (No.36 1967)- Tom Regal, neglected son of Mr. Regal, philanthropist, who steals a mechanical suit and tears up his Dad’s library for attention.
  • Mutant Master (No.37-39 1967)- mysterious leader of Factor 3 first mentioned in Issue No.28 and abducted Professor Xavier at the end of Issue No.33. He is an alien from the Siris Star System with designs on conquering the Earth.
  • Frankenstein's Android, I mean monster (No.40, 1968).
  • Grotesk, The Sub-Human- (No.41 & 42, 1968) Formally Prince Gor-tok, he is the last of his kind, a subterranean humanoid whose waring civilization was destroyed by Human nuclear bomb testing. He as been doused with radiation, is very strong, and vows to seek vengeance against the Human Race.
  • Jack O' Diamonds (Jack Winters)- (No.41 & 42, 1968) powers: mental and teleportation, great strength and diamond hard hands. Featured in the Cyclops back story.
  • Red Raven (No.44 1968). Member of the Lost Race of Birdmen.
  • Computo- robot. (No. 48, 1968)- fought by Cyclops and Marvel Girl after the X-Men have split up.
  • Quasimodo (No.48, 1968).
  • Mesmero-Vincent, last name unknown) (No.49-52, 58-59, 111-112; 1968-69, 1978)
  • Polaris- Lorna Dane (No.49-52, 57-59, 65-66 1968-70; Giant X-Men Vol1; 94,97-98, 104-105, 119, 122, 125-129, 145-147, 158; 1975-77, 1979-1982). Joins the X-Men but leaves after Giant X-Men Vol1.
  • Blastaar (No.53 1969)
  • Havok (Alex Summers) (No.54-59, 65-66; 1969-1970, 1979, Giant X-Men Vol1; 94, 97-98, 104-105, 119, 122, 125-129, 145-147, 158; 1975-77, 1979-1982)- Younger brother of Cyclops (Scott Summers) leaves the X-Men in the 1975 shakeup.
  • Living Pharaoh (Living Monolith) (No.54-59 1969)- The Living Pharaoh is transformed into the Living Monolith.
  • Larry Trask- (No. 57-59 1969) son of Dr. Bolivar Trask- believes his father was killed by the X-men, (actually his father sacrificed himself to try to defeat the out of control Sentinels) (see Issue No.14) makes trouble for mutants publicly pronouncing mutants to be a threat to mankind.
  • Judge Chalmers (No.57-59, 1969)- Friend of Larry Trask. Larry Trask created the new and improved Sentinels to take care of the mutant problem.
  • Sauron (Karl Lykos) (No. 59-62, 114-116; 1969, 1978)- Saved Tanya Anderssen when she was a teenager from prehistoric flying dinos, was injured by one giving him the power to draw energy from others transforming himself into an evil flying dino. His alter ego is known as Sauron and he is in love with Tanya.
  • Tanya Anderssen (No.60-62 1969)- Daughter of Dr. Anderssen and loves Karl Lykos (Sauron).
  • Herr Anderssen (No.60-62 1969)- Father of Tanya Anderssen.
  • Equilibrius (No.62 1969)- Swamp Savage Mutant from the Savage Land.
  • Creator (No.62 1969)- Spoiler Alert: read issue 62 before clicking on this link!
  • Amphibius (No.62 1969)- another Savage Land mutant, along with these other Savage Land mutants who are just pictured- Gaza, Lupo, Brainchild, and the Piper.
  • Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida) (No.64, 118-119 1970, 1979; GXM1, 94 1975)- Had a beef with the USA over WWII and the dropping of atomic bombs on his homeland, but comes to terms with it after his Father dies. His ability is to create tremendous heat and fire, shoot it from his hands and can fly. He briefly joins the X-Men in Giant X-Men Vol1, 1975, but then leaves the next issue.
  • Z'Nox- (No.65 1970) Interstellar warrior race who plan on conquering the Earth.
  • http://marvel.com/universe/Hulk The Hulk]- (No.66, 1970).
  • Major Glenn Talbot (No.66, 1970).*[
  • Krakoa (GXM1, 1975)- Large island size organism created as a result of atomic bomb testing.
  • Frog Man (Francois LeBlanc) (Issue No.94-95 1975).
  • Ape Man (Gordon Keefer, Gort) (Issue No.94-95 1975).
  • Dragonfly (Veronica Dultry) (Issue No.94-95 1975).
  • Cat-Man (Townshend Horgan) (Issue No.94-95 1975).
  • Bird-Man (Issue No.94-95 1975).
  • Ani-Men (Issue No.94-95 1975).
  • N'Garai (Issue No. 95, 143; 1975, 1981)
  • Moira MacTaggert (#96-98, 101, 106, 119-120, 125-129, 135, 141-142, 150, 158; 1975-77, 1979-1982). A companion of the X-Men and former Professor at Edinburgh College, Scotland. Technical wizard with a lab devoted to helping mutants. Proteus is her son.
  • Dr. Steven Lang (Issue No.96,98-100 1975-76). 3rd Anti-mutant crusader.
  • Colonel Michael Rossi (Issue No.96 1975).
  • Magik (Illyana Rasputin} (GXM1, No.153; 1975, 1982)
  • Kierrok (Issue No.96 1975).
  • Erik the Red (Davan Shakari) (Issue No.97, 103-107, 1976-77). The second appearance of someone calling themselves Erik the Red. In this case it is Davan Shakari, a Shi'ar agent. Name was used by Cyclops to gain admission to a mutant strong hold in a previous issue.
  • Peter Corbeau (Issue No.98-101, 107, 150, 158; 1976-77, 1981-1982]. Friend of Professor Xavier involved in Issue No.101 when Jean Grey is turned into the Phoenix.
  • Phoenix (Jean Grey)- Is created in Issue 101 (1976), see Jean Grey above and The Dark Phoenix, both in this section for more info.
  • Dr. McKay- Doctor who diagnoses Jean Grey (Phoenix) after being exposed to radiation. (No.101 1976)
  • Black Tom Cassidy- Banshee's evil Cousin who tries to kill the X-Men with Juggernaut's help. (No.101-102, 122; 1976, 1979.)
  • Misty Knight. (No.101, 104-106,117-121-122. 1976-77, 1979) Shared an apartment with Jean Grey (Marvel Girl, Phoenix), member of the Heroes For Hire.
  • Ch'od- (No.104, 107-108, 156-157; 1977, 1982) Alien, founding member of Starjammers.
  • Corsair- (No.104, 107-108, 154-158; 1977, 1982) founding member of Starjammers, related to Cyclops and Havok!
  • Starjammers- (No.104-108, 155-156 1977, 1982). Intergalactic pirates who have fought the Shi'ar Empire.
  • Princess Lilandra Neramani. (#104-108, 114,117-118, 125, 135-137, 156-158; 1977-79, 1980, 1982) Member of the Shi'ar, an alien race who seeks out Xavier to prevent her Brother the Shi'ar Emperor from destroying the Universe! Becomes Xavier's love interest. Appears in #135-137 (1980) dealing with with the X-Men and the Dark Phoenix.
  • Jamie Madrox (Multiple Man)- Assistant to Moira MacTaggart (No.104,122, 125-129; 1977,1979-1980, x3).
  • Firelord- (No. 105,108 1977).
  • [Capt K'rk-Starjammer. (No.105 157, 1977, 1982)
  • D'Ken Neramani- member of the Shi'ar royal family and brother of Princess Neramani. His image was seen in Issue No. 103. He is identified in issue No. 107. (No.103, 107-108; 1977).
  • Gladiator -Shi'ar Imperial Guard. (No.107, 155-157; 1977, 1982).
  • Sikorksy- Starjammer. (107, 156; 1977, 1982)
  • Prime Minister Araki- of the Shi'ar Empire.(No.109, 122, 154-157; 1977, 1979, 1982)
  • Hobgoblin (Shifter)- Shi'ar Imperial Guard. (No.107; 1977).
  • Oracle- Shi'ar Imperial Guard. (No.107, 157-158; 1977, 1982).
  • Starbolt-Shi'ar Imperial Guard. (No.107, 137 157; 1977, 1980, 1982.)
  • Fang-Shi'ar Imperial Guard. (No.107; 1977).
  • Astra-Shi'ar Imperial Guard. (No.107; 1977).
  • Soul Drinker'- Shi'ar demon. (No.107; 1977).
  • Raza Longknife- (No.107-108, 157; 1977, 1982)- founding member of Starjammers.
  • Hepzibah-- (No.107-108, 152, 158; 1977, 1982)- founding member of Starjammers.
  • Smasher- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 107, 137; 1977, 1980).
  • Starbolt- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 107, 137, 157; 1977, 1980, 1982).
  • Oracle-- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 107, 137, 157-158; 1977, 1980, 1982).
  • Dr. Franklin Richards- of the Fantastic Four. (No.107-108, 141; 1977, 1980) Briefly seen consulting with Dr Peter Corbeau.
  • Jahf- (No.108 1977) Guardian of the Gate to Eternity, Shi'ar Empire, M'kraan Crystal.
  • Waldo (No.108 1977)- Semi-sentient computer on board the Starjammers vessel.
  • Modt.- (No.108 1977) Second Guardian of the Gate to Eternity, Shi'ar Empire, M'kraan Crystal.
  • James MacDonald Hudson- (No.109, 120-121, 130, 139-140; 1978-79, 1980).- Known as Weapon Alpha, Vindicator, Guardian. First appears in Issue 109, sent from the Canadian military to fetch Wolverine home by force, calling himself Weapon Alpha. Then in Issue 120 is called Vindicator. While online, he is found as Guardian. At Marvel Universe Wiki, Heather McNeil Hudson is listed under the name Vindicator. See Heather McNeil in this section.
  • Warhawk. (No.110 1978).
  • Nanny.. (No.112-113 1978)- Magneto's robot servant who attends to the X-Men prisoners, in Magneto's under-volcano hideout.
  • Priestess Zaladane' (No.115-116; 1978). A resident of the Savage Land, with a ritual, she summons Garokk by transforming Kirk Marston into Garokk.
  • Kirk Marston- Savage Land explorer transformed into Garokk (No.115 1978)
  • Garokk (No.115-116, 149; 1978, 1981) Makes X-Men debut when summoned by Priestess Zaladane of the Savage Land when she performs a ritual on Kirk Marston, an explorer.
  • Colleen Wing- friend of Misty Knight. (No. 118-123; 1979).
  • Mariko Yashida (No. 118,120, 143; 1979, 1981) Sunfire's cousin who develops a relationship with Wolverine.
  • Danny Rand (Iron Fist)- Avenger and friend of Misty Knight (No. 118, 1979).
  • Moses Magnum- threatens Japan with Earthquakes (No. 118-119, 1979).
  • Alpha Flight (No. 120-121, 139-140; 1979, 1980)- a team of mutants organized by the Canadian Military. In episodes 120-121 consists of Vindicator, Northstar, Aurora, Sasquatch, Shaman, and Snowbird.
  • http://marvel.com/universe/Vindicator Heather McNeil-Hudson]- Listed at Marvel Universe as the wife of Guardian and called Vindicator. Note: Confusion on the name Vindicator. At Marvel Universe both James MacDonald (Guardian) and Heather McNeil are referred to as Vindicator. See Guardian in this section.. Heather makes her first appearance in Issue No.139 (1980).
  • Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier) (No. 120 1979) - member of Alpha Flight first appears in an effort to retrieve Wolverine to the Canadian Military.
  • Shaman (Michel Twoyoungmen) (No. 120-121, 139-140; 1979, 1980)- member of Alpha Flight first appears in an effort to retrieve Wolverine to the Canadian Military.
  • Snowbird (Anne McKenzie) (No. 120-121, 139-140; 1979, 1980)- member of Alpha Flight first appears in an effort to retrieve Wolverine to the Canadian Military.
  • Sasquatch (Walter Langkowski) (No. 120-121; 1979) - member of Alpha Flight first appears in an effort to retrieve Wolverine to the Canadian Military.
  • Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier) (No. 120-121;1979) - member of Alpha Flight first appears in an effort to retrieve Wolverine to the Canadian Military.
  • [4] Arcade].- (No. 122-124, 145-146; 1979, 1981) Creator of MurderWorld, Arcade's lethal amusement park. Wealthy assassin who takes on the X-men for Black Tom Cassidy and Juggernauht.
  • Luke Cage- (No. 122 1979) friend of Misty Knight.
  • Miss Locke- (No. 122-124, 145-147; 1979, 1981) Arcade's assistant.
  • Hellfire Club first referenced in (Issue No. 122, 129-134; 1979-1980).
  • Proteus is Mutant X, first introduced in Issue No.104, son of Moira MacTaggert. An energy mutant who needs human shells to feed upon. (No.126-128, 135 1979.
  • Emma Frost (White Queen), part of the Hellfire Club working for Sebastian Shaw. (#129-131, 151-152; 1980-81)
  • Sebastian Shaw of the Hellfire Club. (#129-135, 142, 151-152; 1980-1981) A mutant unknown to the U.S. government, head of Shaw Industries, worked on a new Sentinel Program (No.142).
  • Katherine (Kitty) Pryde. (X2-X3; #129-131, 139-140; 1980) Xavier student who can pass through solid objects. Joins X-Men in 1980.
  • Hellfire Club first referenced in # 122, 129-134; 1979-1980).
  • Dazzler (Allision Blaire) (#130-131, 148; 1980-81).
  • Candy Southern (#131, 1980) Candy Southern appeared in the early issues of X-Men when Angel was vying with Cyclops for Jean Grey's attentions. She was introduced into the story as Angel's girlfriend. Info will be updated to accurately reflect first sighting.
  • Donald Pierce, Hellfire Club. (#132-34, 1980).
  • Harry Leland -Black Bishop- Hellfire Club. (#132-134, 152; 1980-1981).
  • The Dark Phoenix (#135-138, 1980)- See Jean Grey in this section. The X-Men movies for the most part misrepresent Jean Grey's life. She did not have a troubled youth. Her transformation into the Phoenix was a result of her adventures in the Shi'ar Empire and being exposed to radiation returning to Earth. The Professor did not manipulate her or place psychic blocks in her mind to contain her vast power initially as portrayed in the movie. The placing of psychic blocks was something that happened automatically to her brain, but slowly those blocks were shed. Wielding unlimited power weighed on her, until when the last block was shed, she became the egomaniac and murdering Dark Phoenix. The Professor was not killed as portrayed in the movies. In fact with her subconscious help, the Professor defeated the Dark Phoenix and placed his own mental blocks in her mind. But by this time it was too late. She had murdered an entire solar system. The Shi'ar were intent on destroying her as a menace to life across the universe. The Professor's blocks did not hold and as the Dark Phoenix started to emerge, Jean Grey killed herself, triggering an alien weapon on the moon.
  • Senator Kelly (X1, No.133,141,158 1980, 1982) Anti-mutant politician. He is not turned into a jellyfish by Magneto as portrayed in the first X-Men film.
  • The Watcher (#137, 1980).
  • Warstar- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 137; 1980).
  • Earthquake- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 137; 1980).
  • Hussar- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 137; 1980).
  • Raksor- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 137, 157; 1980, 1982).
  • http://marvel.com/universe/Vindicator Heather McNeil-Hudson]- (No.139 1980) Listed at Marvel Universe as the wife of Guardian and called Vindicator. Note: Confusion on the name Vindicator. At Marvel Universe both James MacDonald (Guardian) and Heather McNeil are referred to as Vindicator. See James MacDonald Hudson in this section.. Heather makes her first appearance in Issue No.139 (1980).
  • Wendigo (No. 139-140 1980)Described as a North Woods Curse on both Paul Cartier and Georges Baptiste. See this Wendigo Link for more on the background of the Wendigo legend.
  • Stevie Hunter (No.139, 145, 152; 1980-81)- Instructor who gives Kitty Pryde dance lessons.
  • Rachel Summers (No.141-142, 1981) A telepathic character from the future, the daughter of Jean Grey and Scott Summers as described in Issue No.141. (This is from a future that never is allowed to happen.)
  • Mystique (Raven Darkholme) (No.141-142, 158, 1981-1982) Blue skinned and busty beauty makes her appearance in the X-Men as a U.S. Defense Department Researcher and the leader of the New Evil Brotherhood of Mutants.
  • Destiny (Irene Adler) (No.141-142, 1981) Debuts in No. 141 as a member of the New Evil Brotherhood of Mutants. A blind Precog, the only member of the NEBOM that Mystique calls friend.
  • Avalanche (No.141-142, 1981) Debuts in No. 141 as a member of the New Evil Brotherhood of Mutants. Has the ability to disintegrate any solid object.
  • Pyro (No.141-142, 1980-81) Debuts in No. 141 as a member of the New Evil Brotherhood of Mutants. Pyro does not appear to have attended Xavier's School as portrayed in X2 & X3. He can control fire, but can't create it.
  • Henry Peter Gyrich appointed to run Project Wideawake by the President of the U.S. (No.142 1981)
  • Lee Forrester Captain of the fishing trawler called the Arcadia, develops a romantic relationship with Scott Summers (Cyclops). (No.143-149; 1981)
  • D'Spayre (No.144 1981)- Feeds on souls of others.
  • Man-Thing (No.144 1981).
  • Dr. Victor Von Doom. (No.145-147; 1981)
  • Carol Danvers (ex-avenger, Ms Marvel). (No.150, 153-154, 157; 1981, 1982)
  • Amanda Sefton- Sorceress and Nightcrawler's girlfriend. (No.151-152, 1981)
  • Lockheed, the flying dragon. (No. 153; 1982)
  • Sidrian Hunters. (No.154; 1982)
  • Tigra (Greer Grant)- Avenger, The Were Woman (No.155-156; 1982)
  • Skur'kll Warrior Prime of the Brood teams up with Deathbird to dispose Shi'ar Lilrandra. (No.155; 1982)
  • Deathbird (Cal'syee Neramani), Empress Lilandra's older sister.- attempts to dispose of her little sister. (No.155-156; 1982)
  • Admiral Lord Samedar. of the Shi'ar Empire. (No.155-157; 1982)
  • Skur'kll Warrior Prime- Brood. (No.155-156; 1982)
  • [Rogue- joined the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. (No.158; 1982)



Guest Appearance List (Alphabetical)

Note: This section of the Wiki is driving me crazy. There are consistant format errors that keep each of the entries from appearing as a clean list. I'm going to experiment with the Wiki editor and see if I can't fix this.-Titanic71 June11.

Number after name designates what comic episode/issue they appear in with a movie code if applicable: XM= X-Men Orig; X2= Sequal; X3= Last Stand; X4= Wolverine Origins. The year is the first year they appeared. There are sure to be errors in this section.

  • Amphibius (No.62 1969)- another Savage Land mutant, along with these other Savage Land mutants who are just pictured- Gaza, Lupo, Brainchild, and the Piper.
  • Alpha Flight (No. 120-121, 139-140; 1979, 1980)- a team of mutants organized by the Canadian Military. In episodes 120-121 consists of Vindicator, Northstar, Aurora, Sasquatch, Shaman, and Snowbird.
  • Angel (Warren Worthington III)- (No.1-66, GSX1, 94, 131-140; 145-148; 1963-1970, 1975, 1980-81). Original Team X-Men member who can fly. In the Marvel shakeup of 1975, leaves in Issue No.94. Appeared in Issues No.1-66 1963-1970; GSX 1, 94; 1975; No.131-137 1980. Movie appearance: X3- His appearance in the X-Men movie is so on the periphery that it's all most an insult to the character. His girlfriend is Candy Southern. He helps the X-Men deal with the Dark Phoenix (Jean Grey) in #131-136 (1980) and rejoins the X-Men in #139.
  • Tanya Anderssen (No.60 1969)- Daughter of Dr. Anderssen and loves Karl Lykos (Sauron).
  • The Ancient One (No.33)- Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) sees the Ancient One in a vision as she probes the Xavier's comatose brain.

Prime Minister Araki- of the Shi'ar Empire.(No.109, 122, 154-157; 1977, 1979, 1982)

  • [5] Arcade].- (No. 122-124, 145-146; 1979, 1981) Creator of MurderWorld, Arcade's lethal amusement park. Wealthy assassin who takes on the X-men for Black Tom Cassidy and Juggernauht.
  • Avalanche (No.141-142, 1981) Debuts in No. 141 as a member of the New Evil Brotherhood of Mutants.
  • The Mighty Avengers (No.9 1965). Good Guys. Episode 9 includes Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, and Giant Man.
  • Banshee (Sean Cassidy) (No.28, 35-39, 58-59 1967-1969; GXM1, 145-148, 1975, 1981)- Uses sound waves to debilitate people, destroy objects, push himself through the air (fly) in such a way as to be invisible. An art lover who puts a high priority on smoking his pipe. Becomes a regular X-Men in the 1975 story shakeup, Giant Size X-Men Vol1. After being injured in a fight, leaves the X-Men in #129 (1980) to be with Moira MacTaggart.
  • Beast (Issues No.1-66 1963-1970; GSX 1, 94, 111-114, 125, 1975 1978-79; No.134-137 1980) Movie appearance: X3. Original Team X-Men member who leaves the team during the 1970-75 X-Men hiatus and joins the Avengers. Hank McCoy, he's a Beast with super reflexes and power. With super strength he can hop from building to building. After leaving the X-Men, he joins the Brand Corporation, discovers a hormonal extract, and ends up taking it to stop Dr. Carl Maddicks. The extract turns him into a real blue furry beast! As of Issue No.94 he is still communicating and coordinating efforts with Xavier. Issue No. 134 he helps the X-Men deal with the Dark Phoenix (Jean Grey).
  • Bird-Man (Issue No.94-95 1975). One of the Ani-Men.

Blob (X4, No.3,7,20,37-39, 140-142; 1964-67; 1980) Can't be moved, skin can't be penetrated by bullets or harmed by fire. End of Issue 3 he is left with his memory partially wiped working at the carnival. Member of both the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Magneto and the New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Mystique.

  • Luke Cage- (No. 122 1979) friend of Misty Knight.
  • Black Tom Cassidy- Banshee's evil Cousin who tries to kill the X-Men with Juggernaut's help. (No.101-102, 122; 1976, 1979.)
  • Judge Chalmers (No.57-59, 1969)- Friend of Larry Trask. Larry Trask created the new and improved Sentinels to take care of the mutant problem.
  • Changeling (Kevin Sidney)- Shape shifter and second in command of Factor 3. (No.35-39 1967).
  • Ch'od- (No.104, 107-108, 156-157; 1977, 1982) Alien, founding member of Starjammers.
  • Cobalt Man (No.31 1967) Not a mutant in issue 31, Ralph is the accidental Cobalt Man, due to a knock on the noggin and creating a powered suit similar to Iron Man. Suit can fly and has built in power rays.
  • Computo- robot. (No. 48, 1968)- fought by Cyclops and Marvel Girl after the X-Men have split up.
  • Peter Corbeau (Issue No.98-101, 107, 150, 157; 1976-77, 1981-82]. Friend of Professor Xavier involved in Issue No.101 when Jean Grey is turned into the Phoenix.
  • Corsair- (No.104, 107-108, 154-158; 1977, 1982) founding member of Starjammers, related to Cyclops and Havok!
  • Creator (No.62 1969)- Spoiler Alert: read issue 62 before clicking on this link!

Carol Danvers (ex-avenger, Ms Marvel). (No.150, 153-154, 157; 1981, 1982)

Daredevil (No.13 1965)
 Dazzler (Allision Blaire) (#130-131, 148; 1980-81).
 Deathbird (Cal'syee Neramani), Empress Lilandra's older sister, attempts to dispose of her little sister. (No.155-156; 1982)

  • Destiny (Irene Adler) (No.141-142, 1981) Debuts in No. 141 as a member of the New Evil Brotherhood of Mutants.


Dr. Victor Von Doom. (No.145-147; 1981)

D'Spayre (No.144 1981)- Feeds on souls of others.

  • Earthquake- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 137; 1980).
  • Eel (No.22, 1966)- Edward Lavell, criminal who wears an insulated eel suit that protects him and gives him the power to transmit electricity as a weapon.
  • El Tigre (Juan Meroz) (No.25,26 1966), gem hunter discovers The God Kukulcan's Pendant of Power at an ancient Mayan Pyramid.
  • Equilibrius (No.62 1969)- Swamp Savage Mutant from the Savage Land.
  • Erik the Red (Davan Shakari) (Issue No.97, 103-107, 1976-77). The second appearance of someone calling themselves Erik the Red. Name was used by Cyclops to gain admission to a mutant strong hold in a previous issue.

Firelord- (No. 105-106, 108; 1977)
 Lee Forrester Captain of the fishing trawler called the Arcadia, develops a romantic relationship with Scott Summers (Cyclops). (No.143-149; 1981)

  • Garokk (No.115-116, 149; 1978, 1981) Makes X-Men debut when summoned by Priestess Zaladane of the Savage Land when she performs a ritual on Kirk Marston, an explorer.

Gladiator -Shi'ar Imperial Guard. (No.107, 155-157; 1977, 1982)


Jean Grey- Marvel Girl- Original Team X-Men member who appeared in Issues #1-66, GSX 1, 94, 97-100 1963-1970, 1975-76. Movie appearances: X, X2, X3). Stalwart of the X-Men movies, Next to Xavier, her psychic abilities along with telekinesis makes her a formidable opponent. Officially leaves the X-Men in the 1975 (Issue No.94) shakeup but her presence in the comic continues as Scott Summer's love interest and unofficial X-men helper. Becomes the Phoenix in Issues No.101-102  (1977) after being exposed to the the M'kraan Crystal in the Shi'ar Empire and then receiving a  massive dose of radiation while returning to Earth (Issue No.101- 1976). This makes her, the single most powerful known mutant in existence. She officially rejoins the X-Men in Issue 110 (1978). Four years later, the possession of unlimited power weighs on Jean Grey's psyche, resulting in overload with the Dark Phoenix transformation taking place in Issues 134-135. The Dark Phoenix Saga concludes with Issue 137 with Jean Grey's apparent death. Appears in the following issues: #101, 103-105, 107-119, 125-137; 1976-80. See Dark Phoenix in this section for more info.


Grotesk, The Sub-Human- (No.41 & 42, 1968) Formally Prince Gor-tok, he is the last of his kind, a subterranean humanoid whose waring civilization was destroyed by Human nuclear bomb testing. He as been doused with radiation, is very strong, and vows to seek vengeance against the Human Race.
 Henry Peter Gyrich appointed to run Project Wideawake by the President of the U.S. (No.142 1981)

  • James MacDonald Hudson- (No.109, 120-121, 130, 139-140; 1978-79, 1980).- Known as Weapon Alpha, Vindicator, Guardian. First appears in Issue 109, sent from the Canadian military on behalf of Department H to fetch Wolverine home by force, calling himself Weapon Alpha. Then in Issue 120 is called Vindicator. While online, he is found as Guardian. At Marvel Universe Wiki, Heather McNeil Hudson is listed under the name Vindicator.
  • Hellfire Club first referenced in Issue No. 122,133; 1979-1980).
  • Havok (Alex Summers) (No.54-59, 65-66, 94, 97-98, 104-105, 119, 125-127, 145-147, 158; 1969-70; 1975-77,79-82)- Younger brother of Cyclops (Scott Summers). Joins the X-Men but leaves after the 1975 X-Men shakeup in Issue No.94.
  • Human Torch (No.13 1965)- Part of the Fantastic Four.


Stevie Hunter (No.139, 145, 152; 1980-81)- Instructor who gives Kitty Pryde dance lessons.

  • Hussar- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 137, 157; 1980, 1982).
  • Iceman (Bobby Drake)- Original Team X-Men member who in the Marvel shakeup of 1975, leaves in Issue No.94. Appeared in Issues No.1-66, GSX1, 94, 145-147; 1963-1970, 1975, 1981. Movie appearances: X, X2, X3. He does incredibly things with ice including turning himself into a walking popsicle.
  • Iron Fist- See Danny Rand.
  • Juggernaut (No.12-13, 32, 46, 101-102, 122; 1965-68, 1976, 1979; X3)- Cain Marko becomes the Juggernaut, a giant inexorable force that moves onward irresistibly chrushing anything in it's path after touching a cursed Ruby in the Temple of Cyttorak (a Black Magic Diety). Wears a helmit which offers mental block protection from telepaths like Xavier.

Ka-Zar (No.10, 115-116; 1965, 1978) "Tarzan-like" strong dude in loin cloth with pet Saber Tooth Tiger (Zabu) resides in a Lost World Realm accessed in the Antarctic.
 Senator Kelly (X1, No.133, 141-142, 158; 1980,1982) Anti-mutant politician. He is not turned into a jellyfish by Magneto as portrayed in the first X-Men film.

  • Kierrok (Issue No.96 1975 Night of the Demon).
  • [Capt K'rk-Starjammer. (No.105 157, 1977, 1982)
  • Misty Knight. (No.101, 104-106,117-122; 1976-77, 1979) Shared an apartment with Jean Grey (Marvel Girl, Phoenix), member of the Heroes For Hire.
  • Krakoa (GXM1, 1975)- Large island size organism created as a result of atomic bomb testing.
  • Harry Leland -Black Bishop- Hellfire Club. (#131-134, 152; 1980-1981).
  • Miss Locke- (No. 122-124, 145-147; 1979, 1981) Arcade's assistant.
  • Lockheed, the flying dragon. (No. 153, 1982)

Lucifer (No.9,20 1965-66) An Alien from the planet Quistalium who has a gifted intellect and knowledge of advance alien technology. He is not a mutant. Issue 9 does not really describe his abilities. The Wiki link says his abilities are Telepathy and Ionic Manipulation.

  • http://marvel.com/universe/Vindicator Heather McNeil-Hudson]- Listed at Marvel Universe as the wife of Guardian and called Vindicator. Note: Confusion on the name Vindicator. At Marvel Universe both James MacDonald (Guardian) and Heather McNeil are referred to as Vindicator. See James MacDonald Hudson in this section.. Heather makes her first appearance in Issue No.139 (1980).
  • Moira MacTaggert (#96-98, 101, 106, 119-120, 125-129, 135, 141-142, 150, 158; 1975-77, 1979-1982). A companion of the X-Men and former Professor at Edinburgh College, Scotland. Technical wizard with a lab devoted to helping mutants. Proteus is her son.

Magneto (No.1,4-7,11,17-18, 43-44, 50-51,58,62-63,103-104, 111-113, 125, 141, 148-149; 1963-69, 1977-78, 1980-81; XM,X2,X3): By manipulating magnetism, controls objects and the environment, can read minds (issue 7). The X-Men's most consistent protagonist over the years.


  • Moses Magnum- threatens Japan with Earthquakes (No. 118-119, 1979).

Manta- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 37; 1980). 
 Man-Thing (No.144 1981).

  • Kirk Marston- Savage Land explorer transformed into Garokk (No.115 1978)
  • Mastermind (No.4-8,11.37-39, 122, 125-134; 1964-67, 1979-1980): Mind control with hypnotic illusions. Gets fixated on Jean Grey. When Jean catches on, it's a bad ending for Jason.
  • Dr. McKay- Doctor who diagnoses Jean Grey (Phoenix) after being exposed to radiation. (No.101 1976)
  • ‘’’Mekano’’’ (No.36, 1967)- Tom Regal, neglected son of Mr. Regal, philanthropist, who steals a mechanical suit and tears up his Dad’s library for attention.
  • Mesmero-Vincent, last name unknown) (No.49-52, 58, 111-112; 1968-69, 1978).
  • Mimic (No.19,26,27,28 1966-67)- Calvin Rankin, absorbs other mutant's powers while he is in their presence. He joins the X-Men in Issue No.28 "Wail of the Banshee".

‘’’Mutant Master’’’ (No.37 1967)- mysterious leader of Factor 3 first mentioned in Issue No.28 and abducted Professor Xavier at the end of Issue No.33. He is an alien from the Siris Star System with designs on conquering the Earth.
 Mystique (Raven Darkholme) (No.141-142, 158, 1981-1982) Blue skinned and busty beauty makes her appearance in the X-Men as a U.S. Defense Department Researcher and the leader of the New Evil Brotherhood of Mutants.
 Nanny.. (No.112-113 1978)- Magneto's robot servant who cares for the X-Men prisoners in Magneto's Antarctic under-volcano hideout.
 Princess Lilandra Neramani. (#104-108, 114,117-118, 125, 135-137, 152, 158; 1977-79, 1980, 1982) Member of the Shi'ar, an alien race who seeks out Xavier to prevent her Brother the Shi'ar Emperor from destroying the Universe! Becomes Xavier's love interest. Appears in #135-136 (1980) dealing with with the X-Men and the Dark Phoenix.

  • D'Ken Neramani- member of the Shi'ar royal family and brother of Princess Neramani. His image was seen in Isue No. 103. He is identified in issue No. 107. (No.103, 107-108).

Count Nefaria (No.22, 1966)- Wealthy and powerful, head of a crime syndicate uses science to give himself super-human mutant powers.
 N'Garai (Issue No. 95, 143; 1975, 1981)

  • Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier) (No. 120 1979) - member of Alpha Flight first seen when sent to retrieve Wolverine on behalf of the Canadian Military.].
  • Ogre (No.28, 1967)- Not a mutant, assisted with a suit with many mechanical devices such as rocket assist boots, and repello-ray weapons.
  • Oracle-- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 107, 137; 1977, 1980).
  • The Dark Phoenix (#135-138, 1980)- See Jean Grey in this section. The X-Men movies for the most part misrepresent Jean Grey's life. She did not have a troubled youth. Her transformation into the Phoenix was a result of her adventures in the Shi'ar Empire and being exposed to radiation returning to Earth. The Professor did not manipulate her or place psychic blocks in her mind to contain her vast power initially as portrayed in the movie. Upon becoming the Phoenix, the placing of psychic blocks was something that happened automatically to her brain, but slowly those blocks were shed. Wielding unlimited power weighed on her, until when the last block was shed, she became the egomaniac and murdering Dark Phoenix. The Professor was not killed as portrayed in the movies. In fact with her subconscious help, the Professor defeated the Dark Phoenix and placed his own mental blocks in her mind. But by this time it was too late. She had murdered an entire solar system. The Shi'ar were intent on destroying her as a menace to life across the universe. The Professor's blocks did not hold and as the Dark Phoenix started to emerge, Jean Grey killed herself, triggering an alien weapon on the moon.

Donald Pierce, Hellfire Club. (#131-134, 1980).
 Plantman (No.22, 1966)- Samuel Smithers has mutated into a plant like being, super strength, resistant to damage, can alter his shape, he can control plants and animate them.
 Pyro (No.141-142, 1981) Debuts in No. 141 as a member of the New Evil Brotherhood of Mutants. Pyro does not appear to have attended Xavier's School as portrayed in X2 & X3.
 Katherine (Kitty) Pryde (X2-X3; #129-131, 139-140; 1980) Xavier student who can pass through solid objects. Joins X-Men in 1980.

  • Polaris- Lorna Dane (No.49-52,57-59,65-66, 94, 97-98, 104-105, 119, 125-129, 145-147, 158; 1968-70, 1975-77, 1979-82). Joins the X-Men but leaves after the 1975 X-Men shakeup in Issue No.94.
  • Porcupine (No.22, 1966)- Alexander Gentry, a criminal with advanced mechanical engineering/weapons design skills, wears a porcupine suit.
  • Proteus is Mutant X, first introduced in Issue No.104, son of Moira MacTaggert. An energy mutant who needs human shells to feed upon.(No.126-128 1979)
  • Puppetmaster (No.27, 1966)- Controls people using their image sculpted in radioactive clay.
  • QuickSilver (No.4-7,11, 27, 43-44, 59; 1964-69): Pietro, brother to Scarlet Witch, possesses great speed. In Issue 44 it is revealed he can now fly (with an Avengers reference).
  • Raksor- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 137, 1980).
  • Danny Rand (Iron Fist)- Avenger and friend of Misty Knight (No. 118, 1979).
  • Red Raven (No.44 1968). Member of the Lost Race of Birdmen.
  • Dr. Franklin Richards- of the Fantastic Four. (No.107-108, 141; 1977, 1980). Briefly seen consulting with Dr Peter Corbeau.
  • [Rogue- joined the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. (No.158; 1982)

Admiral Lord Samedar. of the Shi'ar Empire. (No.155-157; 1982)

  • Sauron (Karl Lykos) (No.59-62, 114-116; 1969, 1978)- Saved Tanya Anderssen when she was a teenager from prehistoric flying dinos, was injured by one giving him the power to draw energy from others transforming himself into an evil flying dino. His alter ego is known as Sauron and he is in love with Tanya.
  • Scarecrow (No.22, 1966)- Ebenezer Laughton, controls birds among other things (see link).

Scarlet Witch (#4-7,11, 27, 43-44, 59; 1964-69): Wanda, sister to Quick Silver, uses telekinesis like Jean Grey.
 Amanda Sefton- Sorceress and Nightcrawler's girlfriend. (No.151-152, 1981)

  • Sentinels (No.14-16, 57-59, 96, 98, 141-142, 151; 1965-66, 1969, 1976, 1981): The Sentinel robots were created by noted anthropologist Doctor Bolivar Trask, who intended to use them to save humanity from mutants.
  • Shaman (Michel Twoyoungmen) (No. 120-121, 139-140; 1979, 1980)- member of Alpha Flight first appears in an effort to retrieve Wolverine to the Canadian Military.

Sebastian Shaw of the Hellfire Club. (#129-135, 142, 151-152; 1980-1981) A mutant unknown to the U.S. government, head of Shaw Industries, worked on a new Sentinel Program (No.142).
 Sidrian Hunters. (No.154; 1982)


  • Sikorksy- Starjammer. (107, 156; 1977, 1982)
  • Smasher- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 107, 137; 1977, 1980).
  • Snowbird (Anne McKenzie) (No. 120-121, 139-140; 1979, 1980)- member of Alpha Flight first appears in an effort to retrieve Wolverine to the Canadian Military.

Candy Southern (#131, 1980) Candy Southern appeared in the early issues of X-Men when Angel was vying with Cyclops for Jean Grey's attentions. She was introduced into the story as Angel's girlfriend. Info will be updated to accurately reflect first sighting.

  • Starjammers- (No.104-108, 155-156; 1977, 1982). Intergalactic pirates who have fought the Shi'ar Empire.
  • Doctor Strange (No.33 1967)- is located by the X-Men in an attempt to locate The Ancient One for information to fight the Juggernaut.
  • The Stranger (No.11 1965)- Not a mutant, an alien. Elderly looking man with a thick mane of white hair, thick white eyebrows, a white gotee and a wild Picasso style mustache, also white. He can levitate, walk through walls, form a cone of energy around himself and others that can be used for protection and transportation, can emit incredible bursts of destructive energy, emit a ray that can turn people into solid blocks of matter, and, and he can grow big, as in "giant" on a whim.

Sub-Mariner (No.6 1964): Prince Namor, a humanoid who lives under the ocean. He can fly by means little wings on his ankles, possesses great strength and is extremely tough by virtue of being able to withstand the great pressures at the bottom of the ocean which allow him to endure a beating from The Beast and with stand Cylcop's energy beam (issue #5).
 Rachel Summers (No.141-142, 1981) A telepathic character from the future, the daughter of Jean Grey and Scott Summers as described in Issue No.141. (This is from a future that never is allowed to happen.)
 Scott Summers (Cyclops) (Issue No.138; 1980) Integral member of the X-Men from the start of the series. Leaves the X-Men in Issue No.138 after the death of Jean Grey. Returns later. See more on Scott in the Team X-Men section.

  • Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida) (No.64 1970; GXM1, 94, 117-120; 1975, 79)- Had a beef with the USA over WWII and the dropping of atomic bombs on his homeland, but comes to terms with it after his Father dies. His ability is to create tremendous heat and fire, shoot it from his hands and can fly.
  • Super Adaptoid (No.29 1967)- An artifical life form (android) created by an organization known as A.I.M. using a piece of Cosmic Cube, the Super Adaptoid fought the Avengers and then took refuge in Revolutionary War tunnels before being disturbed by Cyclops wallowing in one his many bouts of self pity and this time rage cause he can't stand the lack of control over his power-eyesballs.
  • Toad (No.4-7,11, 43-44, 59; 1964-69, XM): Hops, hits with his limbs. Personality similar to Renfield in Dracula.
  • Dr. Bolivar Trask (No.14-16; 1965-66): Created the Master Mold and Sentinels to control and destroy mutants but to his surprise, they turn on mankind.
  • Larry Trask- (No. 57-58 1969) son of Dr. Bolivar Trask- believes his father was killed by the X-men, (actually his father sacrificed himself to try to defeat the out of control Sentinels. See Issue No.14) makes trouble for mutants publicly pronouncing mutants to be a threat to mankind.
  • Unicorn (No.22, 1966)- Milos Masanryk, a Soviet Intelligence Agent who undergoes "hyper-activator" conditioning that turns him into a freak with a stalk growing out of his forehead and a third eye that can project powerful attacks. He can generate a protective force field around himself.
  • Unus, The Untouchable (No.8,20,37-39, 1964-67) can't be touched.
  • Vanisher (No.2,37 1963-67): can vanish by teleporting.
  • The Warlock (No.30, 47 1967-68)- A super-human mutant who was first known as Merlin the Magician (King Author's Merlin) who has the ability to teleport, mind control, and control the environment to some degree.
  • Warstar- Shi'ar Imperial Guard (No. 137; 1980).

The Watcher (#137, 1980).
 Weapon Alpha- See James MacDonald Hudson in this section. 
 Wendigo (No. 139-140; 1980)Described as a North Woods Curse on both Paul Cartier and Georges Baptiste. See this Wendigo Link for more on the background of the Wendigo legend.
 Colleen Wing- friend of Misty Knight. (No. 118-123; 1979).
 Priestess Zaladane (No.115-116; 1978). A resident of the Savage Land, with a ritual, she summons Garokk by transforming Kirk Marston into Garokk.
 Mariko Yashida (No. 118,120, 143; 1979, 1981) Sunfire's cousin who develops a relationship with Wolverine.

  • Zelda The Waitress (No.7, 14, 19; 1964-66)- Works at Cofee-A-Go-Go in Greenwich Village, NYC. Dates Iceman.
  • Z'Nox- (No.65 1970) Interstellar warrior race who plan on conquering the Earth.


Movie Relationships

  • Kitty Pride featured in X-Men 2 & X-Men 3: Last Stand as a student at Xavier's School for Gifted Children who helped fight Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants. (Issue 129- 1980). She joins the X-Men in Issue No. 139 (1980).
  • Open Your Eyes, Nothing Will Happen- In one of the most annoying applications of a scene taken from the comics and inserted into an X-Men movie (X-Men 3: The Last Stand), Jean Grey lifts Scott Summer's visor from his eyes and tells him to "open his eyes, nothing will happen". She uses her telekinetic powers to keep Cyclops optic power in check as they embrace and kiss. In this story she is not insane and does not kill him. (Episode 132- 1980).
  • Jean Grey's Troubled Youth?- In contrast to the comic, X-Men 3: The Last Stand twisted the story of Jean Grey turning her into an unbalanced mutant youth. In the movie, it was Professor Xavier who put in place the mental blocks to correct her child hood affliction that were broken when Jean was engulfed in the deluge from the broken damn at Alkali Lake, turning her into the insane psychopath, otherwise known as the Dark Phoenix. In the comic, it was the process of turning into the Phoenix, that Jean Grey's brain placed it's own mental blocks initially to control her limitless power, and then later when they failed, in a battle with the Professor, he was able to control her with his own psychic-blocks in her mind. (Episode 133- 1980)
  • Senator Kelly- A character named Senator Kelly, Presidential candidate appears in episode 133 as a guest of the Hellfire Club who is manipulated into thinking the X-Men are an out of control threat. In the movie, he was an anti-mutant crusader. (Episode 133- 1980)
  • The Dark Phoenix!- *In a pivotal X-Men event, Jean Grey transforms into the Dark Phoenix! A long time coming, Jean Grey's transformation into the Phoenix resulted from a combination of events, being exposed to the the M'kraan Crystal in the Shi'ar Empire and then receiving a massive dose of radiation while returning to Earth in Episode No.101,1976. (Episode 134- 1980)
  • Get Out Of My Head- Screamed by Jean Grey when bombarded by thoughts from her Mom, Dad, and Sister. Unlike X-Men: The Last Stand where Jean Grey wants the Professor out of her head. (Episode 136- 1980)
  • Kill Me!- Wolverine tackles The Dark Phoenix, and similar to X-Men: The Last Stand, the part of her that is Jean Grey asks him to finish her. (Episode 136- 1980)

The Professor Lives!- Unlike the X-Men: The Last Stand, the massive mental duel between The Dark Phoenix and Professor Xavier does not end with the Professor's death. With Jean Grey's help, the Professor wins! (Episode 136- 1980) Colossus throws Wolverine as a battle tactic! (Issue 141 1980) Mystique Debut- The first appearance of the well endowed Mystique, the Metamorph who appeared in the first 3 X-Men movies. (Issue 141 1980) Pyro Debut- The first appearance of Pyro who never attended Xavier's School but appeared in the 2nd and 3rd X-Men movies as a student at the school who decided to join Magneto. (Issue 141 1980) Blob is from the earliest days of the X-Men comics and appeared in the 4th X-Men movie, Wolverine: Origins. (Issue 141 1980) Senate mutant hearings held by Senator Kelly take place as portrayed in the First X-Men movie. (Issue 141 1980) Nightcrawler attacks Avalanche in a manner similar as portrayed in the second X-Men movie when he attacked the President at the White House. (Issue 142 1980)



Events/Facts

  • Banshee (Sean Cassidy) leaves the X-Men because his mutant power, a sonic scream has been damaged and he has no idea if he will ever recover. More importantly, he has a romantic relationship with Moira MacTaggart and she needs him after the loss of both her husband and son. (Episode 129- 1980)
  • Jean displays her power to change the molecules of her clothing to a different outfit. Her ability to rearrange molecules was illustrated in X-Men 3: The Last Stand. (Episode 131- 1980)
  • Dazzler- Xavier invites Dazzler to join the X-Men, but she declines. (Episode 131- 1980)
  • X-Men Sex? It could be assumed that Jean Grey and Scott Summers have sexual relations during a picnic. The only hint is that while Jean and Scott embrace and kiss, she tells him "This is our moment, let's not waste it. (Episode 132- 1980)
  • Black Queen- Under Mastermind's control, Jean Grey becomes the Black Queen and helps defeat the X-Men in battle. (Episode 132- 1980)
  • Hellfire Club- Sebastian Shaw is a mutant who absorbs energy directed at him. Donald Pierce of the Hellfire Club is a cyborg, part human and part robot! Harry Leland, the Black Bishop of the Hellfire Club is a mutant who can increase the mass of the object of his attention, like Wolverine so he can't move! (Episode 132- 1980)

Moira MacTaggart- After studying her data on Jean Grey, Moira MacTaggart discovers that as a result of becoming the Phoenix, her mind self engaged mental locks to keep her powers, as incredible as they are, dialed back to a manageable level. The problem is that something has been slowly releasing these locks and there are all most none left. Read more in the Movie Relations section for a comment on Jean Grey's troubled youth. (Episode 133- 1980) The Dark Phoenix!- *In a pivotal X-Men event, Jean Grey transforms into the Dark Phoenix! (Issue 134- 1980) The Dark Phoenix kills a civilization takes the energy from a sun and kills a civilization. (Issue 135- 1980) What's This About Mental blocks? In a psychic battle between Professor Xavier and The Dark Phoenix, the Professor is able to place mental blocks in Jean's mind that suppress the personality known as The Dark Phoenix. This is after the self place mental blocks in Jean's head for the purpose of controlling all most unlimited power fail. (Issue 136- 1980) The Death of Jean Grey- * Instead of posing a constant danger to all civilizations as the Dark Phoenix, Jean Grey kills herself using an alien weapon on the Blue Area of the Moon, an alien ruin. (Issue 137- 1980) Cyclops leaves the X-Men- After the death of Jean Grey, Cyclops leaves the X-Men! (Issue 138- 1980) Angel Rejoins the X-Men! After the departure of Phoenix and Cyclops, Angel is back with X-Men Team! (Issue 139- 1980) Typo Issue 139- Colossus is referred to as Cyclops in a floating box. (Issue 139- 1980) Storm becomes X-Men Team Leader- Xavier has named Storm the X-Men Team Leader. (Issue 139- 1980) Kitty Pryde joins the X-Men and adopts the name "Sprite". (Issue 139- 1980) Wolverine adopts a new uniform and is called Logan for the first time? (Issue 139- 1980) Wolverine and Nightcrawler head to Canada to smooth things over with Alpha Flight and end up helping them search for the Wendigo. Homo Superior- Even Xavier refers to mutants as "Homo Superior". (Issue 140- 1980). Wolverine History- In a flashback Wolverine reveals that the addition of his adamantium claws in essence turning him into a killing machine was not his desire. Although not said, it could be inferred that it was the Canadian Secret Service that did this to him. He resents it and it is why he left them for the X-Men. (Issue 140- 1980). Snowbird becomes fond of Wolverine. (Issue 140- 1980). Nightcrawler asks Wolverine if it is right to kill even if it is justified, causing Wolverine to contemplate this question. (Issue 140- 1980). Alpha Flight is disbanded by the Canadian government due to money problems. (Issue 140- 1980). Future Story Line- This issue features a future alternative reality. It includes Rachel Summers, the daughter of Scott Summers and Jean Grey and in the alternate future, Kitty Pryde is Colossus's wife (alternate future reality). (Issue 141 1980) New Brotherhood of Mutants- is led by Mystique. Other members are: Destiny, Avalanche, Pyro, Blob. (Issue 141 1980) Nightcrawler's Mom- is revealed to be Margali Szardos whom Mystique knows. (Issue 142 1980)

  • Wolverine, Ororo, and Colossus die in a future that might of happened! (Issue 142 1980)
  • The President of the United States authorizes a top secret program called Project Wideawake headed by Henry Peter Gyrich, assisted by Sebastian Shaw of Shaw Industries to create a new generation of Sentinels! (Issue 142 1980)


Quotes

  • Professor Xavier to Angel explaining The Dark Phoenix- "The simple explanation Warren, is that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Phoenix is the ultimate expression of Jean's potential as a PSI." (Episode 135- 1980)
  • Beast looking at his Masseuse in the Shi'ar Warship: "Oh my stars and garters!" (No.137 1980)
  • The Watcher on Jean Grey's Apparant Death: "The X-Men do not realize it. They may never realize, or accept it, but this day they have won perhaps the greatest victory of their young lives. Jean Grey could have lived to become a God. But was more important to her that she die, a human."

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