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X-Men, The:

Chris Claremont and Paul Smith (1982-1983)

Artist Paul Smith came aboard near the end of the long-running Brood storyline. As this storyline was coming to its conclusion, Marvel launched a second ongoing X-Men title: New Mutants, also written by Chris Claremont. Later in 1983, Claremont also wrote a Wolverine mini-series — the first of many solo titles for the character.

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #165

“Transfigurations!” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Paul Smith; inks by Bob Wiacek

cover by Paul Smith; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Jan 1983
Marvel Graphic Novel #4

“Renewal” -- 47 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; art by Bob McLeod
  • while the X-Men are off in space fighting the Brood, Moira MacTaggert creates a team of young mutants

cover by Bob McLeod; published by Marvel Comics; $4.95; cover-dated 1982
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #166

“Live Free or Die!” -- 40 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Paul Smith; inks by Bob Wiacek
  • the Brood Queen is killed
  • the climax of the Brood storyline

cover by Paul Smith; published by Marvel Comics; $1.00; cover-dated Feb 1983
New Mutants Vol. 1 #1

“Initiation!” -- 23 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Bob McLeod; inks by Mike Gustovich
  • following the events of Marvel Graphic Novel #4, the New Mutants adjust to their new home
  • Moira learns that Professor X has a son (later revealed to be Legion, though he wouldn’t appear until New Mutants Vol. 1 #26)
  • occurs during the Brood saga, while the X-Men are still in outer space and Professor X is hosting a Brood embryo

first issue; cover by Bob McLeod; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Mar 1983

New Mutants Vol. 1 #2

“Sentinels” -- 23 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Bob McLeod; inks by Mike Gustovich

cover by Bob McLeod; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Apr 1983
New Mutants Vol. 1 #3

“Nightmare” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Bob McLeod; inks by Mike Gustovich
  • Illyana recalls killing some of the X-Men (as seen in the Magik mini-series)

cover by Mike Gustovich; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated May 1983
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #167

“The Goldilocks Syndrome (or, Who’s Been Sleeping in My Head?)”

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Paul Smith; inks by Bob Wiacek
  • the X-Men return to Earth and battle a Brood-infected Professor X
  • after recovering, Professor X can walk again
  • the New Mutants meet the X-Men
  • Professor X demotes Kitty Pryde to the New Mutants
  • epilogue to the Brood storyline

cover by Paul Smith; published by Marvel Comics; 21 pages; $0.60; cover-dated Mar 1983
New Mutants Vol. 1 #4

“Who’s Scaring Stevie?” -- 23 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Bob McLeod (finished art); inks by Bob McLeod
  • occurs in the aftermath of the New Mutants meeting the X-Men and realizing that Professor X was under Brood influence

cover by Bob McLeod; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated June 1983
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #168

“Professor Xavier is a Jerk!” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Paul Smith; inks by Bob Wiacek
  • Wolverine leaves on vacation (as seen in Wolverine Vol. 1 #1)

cover by Paul Smith; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Apr 1983
Wolverine Vol. 1 #1

“I’m Wolverine.” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; breakdowns by Frank Miller; finishes by Joe Rubinstein
  • Wolverine visits Japan

first issue; cover by Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Sept 1982

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #169

“Catacombs”

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Paul Smith; inks by Bob Wiacek

published by Marvel Comics; 22 pages; $0.60; cover-dated May 1983
Wolverine Vol. 1 #2

“Debts and Obligations” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; breakdowns by Frank Miller; finishes by Joe Rubinstein

cover by Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Oct 1982
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #170

“Dancin’ in the Dark” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Paul Smith; inks by Bob Wiacek
  • Storm beats Callisto to become leader of the Morlocks

published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated June 1983
Wolverine Vol. 1 #3

“Loss” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; breakdowns by Frank Miller; finishes by Joe Rubinstein

cover by Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Nov 1982
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #171

“Rogue” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns); Bob Wiacek (finished art); inks by Bob Wiacek
  • Rogue joins the X-Men

cover by Walt Simonson; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated July 1983
Wolverine Vol. 1 #4

“Honor” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; breakdowns by Frank Miller; finishes by Joe Rubinstein
  • continues into Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #172

final issue; cover by Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Dec 1982

New Mutants Vol. 1 #5

“Heroes” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Sal Buscema; inks by Bob McLeod

store note: New Mutants fight Viper, The Silver Samurai, and Team America; cover by Armando Gil; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated July 1983
New Mutants Vol. 1 #6

“Road Warriors!” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Sal Buscema; inks by Armando Gil and John Tartaglione
  • continues from New Mutants Vol. 1 #5
  • features Viper and the Silver Samurai, who next appear in Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #172

cover by Bob McLeod; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Aug 1983
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #172

“Scarlet in Glory” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Paul Smith; inks by Bob Wiacek
  • the X-Men visit Japan for Wolverine’s wedding (following the events in Wolverine Vol. 1)

cover by Paul Smith; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Aug 1983
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #173

“To Have and Have Not” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Paul Smith; inks by Bob Wiacek
  • continued from Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #172
  • Wolverine and Rogue pursue the Silver Samurai and Viper
  • Mariko calls off her wedding to Wolverine

cover by Paul Smith; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Sept 1983
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #174

“Romances” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Paul Smith; inks by Bob Wiacek

cover by Paul Smith; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Oct 1983
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #175

“Phoenix” -- 38 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Paul Smith (breakdowns, pages 1-29); John Romita, Jr. (breakdowns, pages 30-38); Bob Wiacek (finished art); inks by Bob Wiacek
  • Cyclops weds Madelyne Pryor

cover by Paul Smith; published by Marvel Comics; $1.00; cover-dated Nov 1983

Not in Sequence

Marvel Graphic Novel #5

“God Loves, Man Kills” -- 64 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; art by Brent Anderson

cover by Brent Anderson; published by Marvel Comics; $5.95; cover-dated 1982

New Mutants (Not in Sequence)

New Mutants Vol. 1 #7

“Flying Down to Rio!” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Sal Buscema; inks by Bob McLeod

cover by Bob McLeod; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Sept 1983
New Mutants Vol. 1 #8

“The Road to…Rome?” -- 22 pages

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Sal Buscema; inks by Bob McLeod

cover by Bob McLeod; published by Marvel Comics; cover-dated Oct 1983
New Mutants Vol. 1 #9

“Arena”

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Sal Buscema; inks by Tom Mandrake

cover by Bob McLeod; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Nov 1983
New Mutants Vol. 1 #10

“Betrayal!”

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Sal Buscema; inks by Tom Mandrake
  • continued from New Mutants Vol. 1 #9

cover by Bob McLeod; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Dec 1983
New Mutants Vol. 1 #11

“Magma”

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Sal Buscema; inks by Tom Mandrake
  • continued from New Mutants Vol. 1 #10

cover by Walt Simonson and Tom Mandrake; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Jan 1984
New Mutants Vol. 1 #12

“Sunstroke”

  • written by Chris Claremont; pencils by Sal Buscema; inks by Tom Mandrake
  • continued from New Mutants Vol. 1 #11

cover by Tom Mandrake; published by Marvel Comics; $0.60; cover-dated Feb 1984

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