Uncanny X-Men Annual comic books issue 4 1979-1981
- Signed by inker Bob McLeod (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity. Centerfold detached.
Nightcrawler's Inferno - Written by Chris Claremont. Art and Cover by John Romita, Jr. and Bob McLeod. The X-Men and Doctor Strange try to rescue Kurt from his foster mother's hell. References to Dante's Inferno. Story depicts events leading directly to Nightcrawler's first appearance in Giant Size X-Men (1975) #1. Published between Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) #138 and 139. Letters page with comments on Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) #137. Characters in this issue: X-Men [Professor X; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler (full origin); Kitty Pryde (joins)]; Doctor Strange; Stefan Szardos (first appearance and death in flashback); Jimaine Szardos [Amanda Sefton]; VILLAIN: Margali Szardos (first appearance); CAMEOS: Charon; Minos; Harpies; Cerberus. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.75.