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  • First written work by Chris Claremont in comics
  • *Claremont received credit on prior issues with plot assists but this issue is his first scripted story
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  • Appearance of Death
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  • 1st appearance of Rafael Scarfe, an NYPD cop and the partner of Misty Knight
  • 1st appearance of Warhawk, an injured veteran transformed into a deadly assassin
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  • 2nd team appearance of the X-Men that debuted in Giant-Size X-Men #1
  • 2nd appearance of Storm
  • 2nd appearance of Nightcrawler
  • 2nd appearance of Colossus
  • 2nd appearance of Thunderbird
  • 4th appearance of Wolverine
  • Beginning of Chris Claremont's 16-year run on the title, ending with Uncanny X-Men #279
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  • 1st appearance of Afari, Blade's mentor
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  • 1st appearance of Princess Azir, an ally of Iron Fist turned enemy
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  • First artwork on Iron Fist by John Byrne
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  • Death of Thunderbird, John Proudstar
  • 3rd appearance of Nighcrawler
  • Earliest use of the word 'Bamf' to describe the sound of Nightcrawler teleportating via an alternate dimension
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  • 1st solo titled Iron Fist series
  • 1st appearance of Steel Serpent in a standard comic book, previously appeared in magazine format
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  • 1st appearance of Moira McTaggert, an Omega Level Mutant who reincarnates and retains her memory
  • Debut of Wolverine's berserker rage
  • 1st appearance of Steven Lang, one of the Sentinel program pioneers
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  • Origin of Iron Fist
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Lilandra
  • *this issue is often cited as the first appearance of Lilandra but she is fully obscured by a spacesuit in the panel in which she appears
  • 1st appearance of the second Erik the Red, a scout and warrior for the Shi'ar
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  • 1st full appearance of Jack of Hearts
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  • 1st appearance of a reporter named Clark Kent who appears over 20 times in Marvel books
  • Revealed that Wolverine's claws are a part of his body, not a part of his gloves as Len Wein initially intended
  • 1st cameo appearance of Amanda Sefton, ex-girlfriend of Nightcrawler and former ruler of Limbo
  • Cameo of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee
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  • Preview of Captain Britain in a British fanzine
  • Interior explanation of Captain Britain’s creative development as Marvel’s first original content made for the British market
  • Preceded the first appearance of Captain Britain in Captain Britain #1 (October 1976)
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  • 1st appearance of Scimitar
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  • 1st appearance of Rocky Raccoon, later renamed Rocket Raccoon
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Black Tom Cassidy
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  • Origin of Misty Knight, how she lost her arm
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  • Classic battle of the original X-Men vs the new X-Men
  • First use of the phrase 'Fastball Special' when Colossus launches Wolverine at an enemy
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  • 1st appearance of Supremor, an android version of the Supreme Intelligence and member of Starforce
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Britain
  • 1st cameo appearance of Roma
  • Debut of the Sword of Might
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  • 2nd appearance of Groot in an original story
  • *specifically, a replica of Groot created by Xemnu
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  • Iron Fist origin retold
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  • Jean Grey is overtaken by the Phoenix Force
  • 1st full appearance of Black Tom Cassidy
  • 📈 +twice as many copies sold this week versus the previous week due to increased interest in X-Men keys across the board plus writer Jason Aaron to explore the first host of the Phoenix in an upcoming arc
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Captain Britain
  • 1st full appearance of Roma, daughter of Merlyn
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  • 1st team appearance of A'Askvarii, an alien race
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  • Team-up of Spider-Man and the X-Men
  • 1st appearance of the new X-Men outside of their title
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  • 1st appearance of Betsy Braddock, later becomes Psylocke
  • 1st mention of Jamie Braddock Jr., later becomes Monarch
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  • 1st battle of The Juggernaut versus Colossus
  • Origin of Storm
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  • 2nd appearance of Betsy Braddock
  • 1st appearance of Jamie Braddock Jr., later becomes Monarch
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  • 1st cover appearance of Betsy Braddock
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  • Wolverine's first name revealed to be 'Logan'
  • 1st cameo appearance of D'Ken Neramani
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  • Iron Fist vs Captain America
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  • 1st appearance of Corsair, father of Cyclops, Havok and Vulcan
  • 1st appearance of Ch'od, a member of the Starjammers
  • 2nd cameo appearance of Lilandra
  • 1st mention of Mutant X AKA Proteus
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Star-Lord
  • 1st appearance of J'Son of Sparta
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  • Preview of Sabretooth, a silhouette in a teaser advertisement at the end of the issue
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  • 1st full appearance of Lilandra, future empress of the Shi'ar alien empire
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  • 1st full appearance of Sabretooth
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  • 1st appearance of Deathbird, former wife of Vulcan and former Empress of the Shi'ar Empire
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  • 1st appearance of Bushmaster
  • Crossover appearance by the X-Men
  • Final issue
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  • 1st full team appearance of the Starjammers: Corsair, Ch'od, Hepzibah and Raza
  • Debut of Wolverine's new "Fang" costume
  • 1st team appearance of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard
  • 1st appearance of the M'Krann Crystal
  • 1st appearance of Gladiator, leader of the Imperial Guard
  • 1st appearance of D'Ken Neramani
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  • First team-up of Power Man and Iron Fist
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  • First interracial kiss between two mainstream comic heroes, Misty Knight and Iron Fist
  • *see Creepy #43 for the first interracial kiss in comics
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  • First John Byrne artwork on the X-Men title
  • Collaboration of Claremont and Byrne begins and runs through issue #143
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  • 1st appearance of The Danvers Family: Joseph, Marie, Joseph Jr.
  • 1st appearance of Sapper
  • 1st appearance of Golden Blade
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Britain in the U.S.
  • 1st cameo appearance of Arcade
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  • Final issue titled 'Power Man' becomes 'Power Man and Iron Fist' in the next issue
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  • 2nd appearance of Captain Britain in the U.S.
  • 1st full appearance of Arcade
  • 1st appearance of Murderworld, Arcade's amusement park of deadly traps
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  • 1st appearance of Weapon Alpha, becomes Vindicator in X-Men #120
  • First mention of Wolverine as Weapon X
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Mystique
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  • Retitled Power Man and Iron Fist
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  • 1st appearance of D'Spayre, an ancient agent of fear and despair
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  • 2nd cameo appearance of Raven Darkholme disguised as Nick Fury
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  • 1st full appearance of Mystique with blue skin
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  • 3rd appearance of Star-Lord
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  • Debut of classic Ms. Marvel costume
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  • Featuring characters from the TV show Saturday Night Live
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  • First time the word ‘Uncanny’ appears above ‘X-Men’ but the title didn't officially become ‘Uncanny X-Men’ until #142
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  • First published artwork by Frank Miller at Marvel Comics, interior pencils
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  • Debut of Wolverine's healing power
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  • Oversized annual with a story that depicts Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker as separate characters
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  • 1st appearance of the Shadow King, Amahl Farouk, a powerful psychic
  • Origin of Professor X concerning a difficult psychic battle against Amahl Farouk which was the inspiration to create the X-Men
  • Professor X recalls his first encounter with Storm
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  • 1st appearance of Mariko Yashida, Wolverine's now-deceased fiance
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  • Mary Jane Watson as Red Sonja
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of Alpha Flight
  • 1st cameo appearance of Sasquatch,
  • 1st cameo appearance of Aurora
  • 1st cameo appearance of Shaman
  • 1st cameo appearance of Snow-Bird
  • 1st cameo appearance of Northstar
  • [June 2020 - Alpha Flight rumored to make an appearance in the MCU]
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  • Cover art by Frank Miller
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  • Death of Satana
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  • 1st full team appearance of Alpha Flight: Vindicator, Aurora, Northstar, Sasquatch, Snowbird, and Shaman
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  • Origin of Colossus
  • Mastermind assumes the physical identity of a Scottish man named Jason Wyngarde, an identity he kept for many years
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Mutant X AKA Proteus, the son of Moira MacTaggert
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  • 1st team-up of Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man
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  • 1st full appearance of Proteus, a featureless human shape composed of white light
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 1
  • 1st appearance of Kitty Pryde
  • 1st appearance of Emma Frost, the White Queen
  • 1st cameo team appearance of The Hellfire Club (in shadows)
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 2
  • 1st appearance of Dazzler
  • 2nd appearance of Kitty Pryde
  • 2nd appearance of Emma Frost
  • 1st full appearance of Sebastian Shaw, the Black King
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 3
  • Jean Grey becomes The Black Queen of The Hellfire Club
  • 3rd appearance of Kitty Pryde
  • 1st cover appearance of the White Queen, Emma Frost
  • 2nd appearance of Dazzler
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 4
  • 1st full team appearance of the Hellfire Club
  • 1st full appearance of the Black Bishop, Harry Leland
  • 1st full appearance of the White Bishop, Donald Pierce
  • 1st appearance of Tessa, later becomes Sage
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 5
  • 1st solo Wolverine cover appearance
  • Wolverine demonstrates remarkable healing powers
  • *healing ability first hinted at in X-Men #116
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 6
  • Jean Grey becomes the Dark Phoenix
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 7
  • 2nd appearance of Jean Grey as The Dark Phoenix
  • 1st appearance of Senator Robert Kelly
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 8
  • Jean Grey reclaims control after suppressing the Dark Phoenix with the help of Professor X
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 9
  • Death of Jean Grey
  • *controversial issue due to Jean Grey taking her own life knowing she could not control The Phoenix Force
  • 1st appearance of Raksor, a Skrull and Bel-Dann, a Kree who later will battle as representatives of their race to end the Kree-Skrull War
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  • Cyclops leaves the X-Men
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  • Debut of new brown and tan Wolverine costume
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  • 1st appearance of Heather Hudson, later becomes the Guardian, then Vindicator
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  • Origin of Black Panther and Storm, how they first met
  • 1st appearance of Karma, a mutant who can possess another's mind and also the first gay, female Marvel character
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  • "Days of Future Past" part 1
  • 1st team appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants: Mystique, Destiny, Pyro, Avalanche and Blob
  • 1st appearance of Destiny
  • 1st appearance of Avalanche
  • 1st appearance of Pyro
  • 1st appearance of Rachel Summers, daughter of Scott and Jean
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  • "Days of Future Past" part 2
  • Death of Wolverine, Colossus and Storm in an alternate reality
  • Retitled from ‘X-Men’ to ‘Uncanny X-Men’ - officially, in the indica copyright section
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  • Final collaboration of Chris Claremont and John Byrne that began in X-Men #108
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  • 1st appearance Siryn, daughter of Sean Cassidy (Banshee)
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  • 1st appearance of Caliban
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  • 1st appearance of Rogue
  • 1st appearance of Maddy Pryor, Madeline Pryor, clone of Jean Grey, as a child
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  • Second printing, $5.95 Canadian price is printed on the cover whereas the first printing only has U.S. retail price
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  • Origin of the Summers family: Cyclops, Havok, Corsair
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  • A series that ran for 60 issues and featured stories from Marvel's top talent with no advertisements and a cover price of nearly double what was standard at the time
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  • 1st team appearance of the Brood
  • 1st appearance of the Brood Queen
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  • Origin of Corsair
  • 1st appearance of the Acanti, an ancient race of aliens that are described as space whales
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  • 2nd appearance of Rogue, tied with Rom #31
  • *according to the solicitation catalogs from 1982, both Rom #31 and Uncanny X-Men #158 went on sale March 9th
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  • 1st appearance of Illyana Rasputin, Colossus's sister as an adolescent
  • 1st appearance of S'ym, a demon from the Limbo realm
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  • First solo Wolverine title
  • 1st cameo appearance of Yukio
  • First use of the phrase, 'I'm the best there is at what I do' in Wolverine's narration
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  • 1st team appearance of New Mutants: Cannonball, Psyche, Wolfsbane, Karma, Sunspot
  • 1st appearance of Cannonball
  • 1st appearance of Psyche, later changes her name to Mirage
  • 1st appearance of Sunspot
  • 1st appearance of Wolfsbane
  • 1st appearance of the White Rook, a member of the Hellfire Club
  • [SDCC 2020 - a new trailer and confirmation that the New Mutants film will premiere as scheduled for August 28, 2020]
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  • Origin of Magneto
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  • 1st appearance of Star Sharks AKA Space Sharks
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  • 1st crossover of the Uncanny X-Men and the Teen Titans
  • Wraparound cover art by Walt Simonson
  • 1st appearance of the Source Wall, a final barrier between the Multiverse and a cosmic phenomenon that is the delta of existence
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  • Issue #3 of the first Wolverine solo series
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  • "God Loves, Man Kills"
  • 1st appearance of General William Stryker
  • 1st team appearance of the Purifiers
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  • Reprint of Giant Size X-Men #1
  • 2nd appearance of the New Mutants (cameo)
  • *original back-up story where The New Mutants make a cameo appearance at Kitty Pryde's surprise birthday party
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  • 1st appearance of Lockheed (unnamed until #168)
  • Death of the Brood Queen
  • [Lockheed confirmed to appear in the New Mutants]
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  • 2nd team appearance of the New Mutants
  • Origin of Karma
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  • 1st appearance of Madelyne Pryor as an adult
  • 1st mention of the name Lockheed
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Demon Bear, a monstrous phantom that haunts Danielle Moonstar's dreams
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  • 1st appearance of Callisto
  • 1st team appearance of the Morlocks: Masque, Plague and Sunder
  • Kitty Pryde becomes Ariel
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  • Rogue joins the X-Men
  • 1st appearance of Illyana Rasputin's Soulsword
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  • Origin of Silver Samurai
  • Debut of Storm's mohawk and new costume
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  • 1st appearance of Selene Gallio, suspected to be one of the first known mutants and reported to be over 17,000 years old
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  • Marriage of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor
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  • Origin of Illyana Rasputin
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  • 2nd appearance of Selene (as her true self)
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  • Magik becomes Darkchylde, a demonic persona that she has difficulty controlling
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  • 1st appearance of Doug Ramsey, later becomes Cypher
  • [July 2020 - Jonathan has expressed his interest in developing Cypher which we will likely see more of in X of Swords]
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  • 1st appearance of Leech
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  • Reprint of X-Men #137, the final chapter of The Dark Phoenix Saga
  • Includes the 5-page original ending where Jean Grey survives
  • 13-page interview with the creators who discuss why the ending was changed
  • Pin-up of the original splash page to X-Men #138
  • Wraparound cover art by John Byrne
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  • Illyana Rasputin joins The New Mutants
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  • 1st appearance of James Proudstar, the second Thunderbird (in a Hellions costume), later becomes Warpath
  • 1st team appearance of the Hellions: Roulette, Empath, Jetstream, Tarot, Thunderbird, Cat's Eye
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  • 2nd appearance of Thunderbird, James Proudstar
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  • 1st appearance of the Black Queen, Selene
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  • 1st appearance of Warlock, a techno-organic extraterrestrial
  • 1st full appearance of Demon Bear
  • [Demon Bear confirmed villain in the New Mutants film]
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  • 1st appearance of Forge, mutant ability to comprehend and build nearly anything technological
  • 1st appearance of Naze, a Cheyenne mystic and mentor to Forge
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  • 1st appearance of Lila Cheney, a mutant with the ability to teleport and also a rock star
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  • 1st appearance of Ogun, a telepath who at one time mentored Wolverine
  • [May 2020 - a photo from the set of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier reveals a Madripoor gang member’s jacket with a logo that resembles Ogun]
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  • 1st time Illyana Rasputin is referred to as Magik
  • *'Magik' only used in the title of the previously published miniseries 'Magik: Storm and Illyana'
  • Dani Moonstar becomes Mirage
  • Doug Ramsey joins The New Mutants
  • Warlock joins The New Mutants
  • Origin of Warlock
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  • Kitty Pryde becomes Shadowcat
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Legion, son of Professor Xavier and Gabrielle Haller
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  • 1st appearance of Nimrod, an advanced sentinel from an alternate timeline
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  • 1st appearance of Legion
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  • 1st appearance of Stormcaster, created by Loki and given to Storm
  • Cover swipe of Journey Into Mystery #83
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  • James Proudstar appears in the classic Thunderbird costume
  • [June 2020 - Firestar rumored to appear in the MCU]
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  • [March 2020 - more Valkyries possibly joining the MCU, specifically Mist (significance of role is not-yet-known)]
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  • Kitty Pryde, speaking at a memorial service uses multiple offensive words related to ethnicity and sexual orientation
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  • *note: there are two first print versions: one is more scarce (pictured) and doesn't display a price. The other shows a price of $3.25. Everything $3.50 and above are later printings
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  • *Madelyne Pryor in Goblin Queen costume first occurs in Uncanny X-Men #234
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  • Jean Grey appears full-frontal nude in this issue but it is at a slight distance so that specific detail is absent
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  • *this issue is often cited as a cameo appearance of Gambit but there are multiple panels of the character including a full page with Gambit speaking to Storm and she addresses him by name
  • *although the annual went on-sale first, the story in X-Men #266 was intended to be the first appearance of Gambit if not for the publishing irregularity of comic book annuals
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  • 2nd appearance and 1st cover appearance of Gambit
  • *contrary to the belief that Gambit only makes a cameo in X-Men Annual #14, he is referred to by name, engages in dialogue and appears in over 10 panels
  • *although X-Men Annual #14 went on-sale first, the story in this issue was intended to be his introduction but its release was improperly timed due to the publishing irregularity of comic book annuals
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  • Revealed that Wolverine, Black Widow and Captain America knew one another in World War II
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  • Cover art by Jim Lee
  • Two versions exist of the issue, pictured is the rarer, yellow font variant
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  • 1st appearance of the X-Men Gold team: Storm, Archangel, Colossus, Iceman and Jean Grey
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  • 1st team appearance of The Acolytes
  • Best-selling comic of all-time with sales of 8.1 million copies
  • Preview of Omega Red, character sketch in the final pages of the issue
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  • Variant 'Gold' cover art painted by Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Rare retailer incentive
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  • Variant silver-foil Ashcan edition, limited to 1,000
  • Distributed selectively at comic conventions in a protective sleeve with a gold stamp labeled Official Hero Original Seal of Authenticity
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  • Variant cover art by Adam Hughes
  • Rare 6th printing
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  • Cover art by Adam Hughes featuring Jean Gray as the Phoenix
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  • *the reactivated Omega Sentinel is the machine liaison to Orchis and could be a major threat to the Omega Level mutants
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  • Cameo appearance of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Chris Claremont and other creators in the Marvel Bullpen
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  • Amanda Sefton becomes the second Magik
  • Five-issue miniseries with connecting covers
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  • Death of Senator Robert Kelly
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  • 1st appearance of Tessa as Sage who debuts new powers by activating Beast's second mutation
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  • 1st appearance of Vargas, the next step in human evolution
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  • 1st mention of MI:13, led by Pete Wisdom, formerly referred to as The Department in Excalibur #101 (1996)
  • 1st team appearance of Shadow-X, the dark X-Men: Dark Angel, Dark Beast, Dark Cyclops, Dark Marvel Girl, Dark Iceman
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  • 768-page Omnibus collecting:
  • Uncanny X-Men #244-#269
  • Uncanny X-Men Annual #13
  • Classic X-Men #39
  • *highlights include: introduction of Gambit and Jubilee, debut of Jim Lee on the X-Men, Claremont/Lee/Silvestri classic stories
  • Original retail price: $99.99
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  • Cover art by John Byrne, limited to 100 copies
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  • San Diego Comic Con Exclusive
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  • Reprint of Wolverine #10 (1988) polybagged with 3-D glasses
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War is Hell #9 $4 $12 $55
Marvel Premiere #23 $4 $12 $40
(Uncanny) X-Men #94 $115 $360 $1.2k
Marvel Preview #3 $8 $20 $85
Marvel Premiere #24 $2 $8 $25
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Iron Fist #1 $45 $110 $315
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Iron Fist #2 $5 $15 $55
(Uncanny) X-Men #97 $12 $40 $120
Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #22 $5 $15 $50
(Uncanny) X-Men #98 $12 $35 $125
Comic Media News #27 $15 $50 $150
Iron Fist #5 $2 $8 $25
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(Uncanny) X-Men #99 $9 $25 $115
Iron Fist #6 $1 $2 $8
(Uncanny) X-Men #100 $25 $60 $180
Captain Marvel #46 $1 $5 $18
Captain Britain #1 $7 $18 $90
Incredible Hulk Annual #5 $8 $20 $85
Iron Fist #8 $5 $15 $50
(Uncanny) X-Men #101 $65 $280 $675
Captain Britain #2 $8 $20 $75
Black Goliath #5 $1 $3 $12
Marvel Team-Up Annual #1 $5 $18 $60
Captain Britain #8 $30 $90 $300
(Uncanny) X-Men #102 $15 $45 $145
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John Carter Warlord of Mars #18 $3 $9 $30
(Uncanny) X-Men #116 $5 $18 $65
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(Uncanny) X-Men #118 $5 $18 $65
Marvel Team-Up #79 $2 $8 $25
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(Uncanny) X-Men #120 $10 $30 $100
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