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Issue Details

Issue #43
Published January 1990
Cover Price 1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD
Pages 52
Editing Bob Harras; Daryl Edelman (assistant editor); Jim Salicrup (original material); Louise Simonson (original material)

Cover Details - "The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 9"

Genre Superhero
Pencils John Byrne
Inks John Byrne

1 page X-Men illustration "Frontispiece"

Genre Superhero
Pencils Steve Lightle
Inks Steve Lightle

35 page X-Men story "The Fate of the Phoenix"

Characters FEATURE: X-Men--Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [D; Jean Grey; also as Marvel Girl and Dark Phoenix]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; GUESTS: Watcher; Recorder; Beast; Angel; Lilandra; Shi'ar; Kree; Skrulls; Supreme Intelligence; Gladiator; Imperial Guard--Starbolt; Oracle; Tempest; Nightside; Smasher; Warstar; Earthquake; Hussar; Manta
Synopsis Lilandra transports the X-Men to her base so that Phoenix can be killed for her crime of wiping out an entire star system; Xavier explains that the Phoenix Force has been purged from Jean and demands the right to trial by combat when his captors refuse to listen; The X-Men and the Imperial Guard fight on the Blue Area of the Moon to determine Jean's fate; During the battle, Dark Phoenix manifests herself once again and Jean sacrifices herself rather than let the Phoenix loose on the universe.
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) #137

13 page X-Men story "Flights of Angels"

Characters Jean Grey
Genre Superhero
Script Chris Claremont
Pencils Mike Collins
Inks Joe Rubinstein
Colors Bob Sharen
Letters Joe Rosen
Reprinted in Incredibili X-Men, Gli (Marvel Italia, 1994 series) #58; in X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga (Marvel, 2010 series) #[nn]