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Issue Details

Issue #1
Published February 1986
Cover Price 1.25 USD
Pages 52
Editing Mike Carlin; Michael Higgins
Notes Double-Sized 1st Appearance of X-Factor (the 5 original X-Men)

Cover Details - "Baptism Of Fire !"

Characters X-Factor [Cyclops; Jean Grey; Beast; Angel; Iceman]
Genre Superhero
Pencils Walt Simonson
Inks Joe Rubinstein
Letters Typeset
Notes Cover art credits given in Marvel Age #64 (along with an unused cover by Jackson Guice).
Reprinted In Essential X-Factor (Marvel, 2005 series) #1

42 page X-Factor story "Third Genesis"

Characters FEATURE: X-Factor (1st Team)--Cyclops; Jean Grey; Beast; Angel; Iceman; GUESTS: Rusty Collins; Cameron Hodge; Madelyne Pryor; Nathan Christopher Summers; Candy Southern; Mr. Fantastic; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Storm; Banshee; Dark Phoenix; Captain America; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Wasp; Hercules; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]
Synopsis The original X-Men find out that Jean Grey is still alive and gather for a reunion. Jean explains her near-death experience and the Phoenix phenomenon. The team decides to form X-Factor, a group of mutant hunters whose real purpose is to rescue and help new mutants. Navy man Rusty Collins manifests destructive flame powers and X-Factor brings him in.
Genre Superhero
Script Bob Layton
Pencils Jackson Guice
Inks Bob Layton; Jackson Guice; Joe Rubinstein
Colors Petra Scotese; Max Scheele; Glynis Oliver
Notes Continued from Fantastic Four #286.
Reprinted In Essential X-Factor (Marvel, 2005 series) #1