Head Writers / Coordinators Stuart Vandal & Al Sjoerdsma
Writers Chris Buchner, Ronald Byrd, Michael Hoskin, Daron Jensen, Eric J. Moreels, Robert J. Sodaro & Jeph York
Cover Dated 2009
This issue covers Spider-Man, Iron Man and X-Men.
Amazing Spider-Man issues 103 (December 1971) through 146 (July 1975) with various Giant Size issues and Annuals thrown in.
Each issue contains – Issue Number, Release month and year, Title, Page Length, Credits, Feature Character, Supporting Characters, Villains, Other Characters, Locations / Items, Synopsis and Note. The characters have Last Seen and Next Seen in their descriptions, which is pretty handy.
Iron Man issues 15 (July 1969) through 65 (December 1973)
Now the reason why I bought this issue :
X-Men 109 (February 1978) through Uncanny X-Men 150 (October 1981)
Here is Issue 129 –
X-Men 129 (January 1980)
“God Spares The Child . . .” (17 Pages)
CREDITS : Chris Claremont (writer, co-plot), John Byrne (pencils, co-plot), Terry Austin (inks), Tom Orzechowski (letters), Bob Sharen (colors), Roger Stern (editor)
Feature Characters : Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus (prev 3 chr next in SSo #7, ’93 fb), Nightcrawler, Storm (also in CX #20/2, ’88), Banshee (leaves X-Men,next in CX #36/2, ’89 then in X # 133, ’80), Phoenix, Professor X (chr next in SSol #7, ’93 fb) (prev 2 rejoin X-Men)
Guest Stars : Havok, Polaris (both next in UXM #145, ’81), Multiple Man (next bts in CoC #1, ’82), Katherine “Kitty” Pryde (mutant phaser, 1st, also in CX #35/2, ’89), Dazzler (Alison Blaire, bts, chr last in Daz #1, ’81 fb)
Supporting Character : Moira MacTaggert (next in CX #36/2, ’89)
Villains : Hellfire Club Inner Circle : Black King (Sebastian Shaw, mutant kinetic energy absorber, 1st but last in MSH #11/3, ’92), White Queen (Emma Frost, mutant telepath, 1st but chr last in XMU #6, ’05 fb), White Bishop (Donald Pierce, cyborg, unidentified), Black Bishop (Harry Leland, mutant mass enhancer, unidentified, next in X #132, ’80) (prev 2 1st in shadows but last in MSH #11/3, ’92); Mastermind (also in CX #34/2, ’89), various Hellfire Club mercenaries (Cutler indentified, 1st, 3 die)
Other Characters : Carmen & Theresa “Terri” Pryde (Kitty’s parents, 1st, but Carmen chr last in Ex #14, ’05 fb; both next in X #131, ’80), unidentified Hellfire Club waitress.
Locations / Items : Muir Island Research Centre, X-Mansion inc Danger Room & Cerebro, Hellfire Club’s New York headquarters; Pryde home, Deerfield, Chicago, Illnois; Malt Shoppe, Deerfield; Frost Enterprises complex, Chicago (bts) (prev 4 1st); X-Men’s Blackbird, Hellfire Club corporate jet & hovercraft (prev 2 1st), Mindtrip Mechanism (bts)
Synopsis : The X-Men fly back to the States, leaving Banshee behind on Muir Island. Also crossing the Atlantic in a corporate jet, Jason Wyngarde projects another 18th century timeslip illusion into Phoenix’s mind, of her sailing with him as her husband to the Americas. She is awakened from the illusion by Scott, who tells her that he loves her. Arriving at the Mansion, the X-Men find Prof. X has returned from space, but he and Scott soon disagree over team training. Cerebro detects two new mutants, an Xavier splits the team to contact them, unaware they are being observed by Wyngarde and his allies, the Hellfire Club. The Club’s White Queen, Emma Frost, approaches the parents of the Chicago mutant, teenager Kitty Pryde, to convince them to enlist the girl in he Massachusetts Academy, shortly before Xavier arrives with Peter, Ororo and Wolverine. The latter three take Kitty to a Malt Shoppe while Xavier talks to Kitty’s parents, but they are attacked and captured by Frost and her agents; Kitty escapes thanks to her newly discovered power to phase through solid matter. As the White Queen leaves with her prisoners, Kitty sneaks on board her ship.
Note : Kitty Pryde is stated to be 13 1/2 this issue. Sebastian Shaw is revealed to be Warhawk’s “master” from X #110, ’78 this issue & his 1st name is revealed next issue. Pierce & Leland’s names are revealed in X #132, ’80 & their titles as wella s Shaw’s are revealed in OHMU #5, ’83. Xavier’s memories in Ex #14, ’05 reveal Carmen Pryde served in the army alongside both Wolverine and Xavier; Wolverine’s lack of recognition for Carmen is due to amnesia, while Carmen’s failure to recognize either man is presumably due to Xavier’s interfering with Carmen’s memories back during their service together. Xavier presumably recognizes Carmen here, but simply pretends not to.
Here is what the abbreviations stand for :
SSol – Super Soldiers
CX – Classic X-Men
UXM – Uncanny X-Men
CoC – Contest of Champions
Daz – Dazzler
MSH -Marvel Super-Heroes
XMU – X-Men Unlimited
Ex – Excalibur
OHMU – Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe
I had to look it up, Super Soldiers was an eight issue limited series in 1993. It was a Marvel UK title.