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Issue Details

Issue #42
Published Mid December 1989
Cover Price 1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Bob Harras; Daryl Edelman (assistant editor); Jim Salicrup (original material)

Cover Details - "The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 8"

Genre Superhero
Pencils Steve Lightle
Inks Steve Lightle

1 page X-Men illustration "Frontispiece"

Characters Professor X
Genre Superhero
Pencils Steve Lightle
Inks Steve Lightle

17 page X-Men story "Child of Light and Darkness"

Characters F: X-Men--Professor X, Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler; GS: Beast, Angel, Lilandra, Gladiator, Jarvis; GV: Dark Phoenix (Jean Grey); GC: Jimmy Carter
Synopsis Dark Phoenix returns to Earth to face the X-Men and her old life; After a pitched battle with her former teammates, Jean is restored to her right mind after a furious assault by Xavier; As the team is celebrating the purging of the Phoenix force, they vanish into thin air.
Genre Superhero
Script Chris Claremont; John Byrne (co-plotter)
Pencils John Byrne
Inks Terry Austin
Colors Glynis Oliver
Letters Tom Orzechowski
Reprinted from X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #136

15 page X-Men story "When Dreams Are Dust"

Characters Cyclops
Genre Superhero
Script Chris Claremont
Pencils Mike Collins
Inks Joe Rubinstein
Colors Gregory Wright
Letters Joe Rosen
Reprinted in Incredibili X-Men, Gli (Marvel Italia, 1994 series) #57