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Excalibur (1988 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #-1
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) -1

    A True & Terrible Sacrifice - Written by Ben Raab. Art by Rob Haynes, Casey Jones and Nathan Massengill. Cover pencils by Casey Jones (based on the Dave Cockrum-penciled cover to Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #111). Flashback! Before he joined Excalibur, even before he joined the all-new, all-different X-Men, the swashbuckling mutant known as Nightcrawler was a daring young man on the flying trapeze! Journey back in time and join Kurt Wagner, Amanda Sefton and Margali for action, danger and romance in the traveling circus! 40 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 1
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    • Label #1299267008

    Part 1 of 2 – "Warwolves of London!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. NOTE: This tale picks up after the events of Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn (1988). The world believes the mutant heroes the X-Men are dead (see Fall of the Mutants). Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler, almost fully recovered from severe injuries sustained during the Mutant Massacre, join the psychic Rachel Summers (Phoenix II), the British superman Captain Britain and his elf lover, Meggan, to form the super team Excalibur. However, dangerous adversaries are gathering and this new group will have to learn to be a team if they are going to survive the coming days. Featuring a full page pin-up of Phoenix II on back cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Widget. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 2

    Part 2 of 2 – "A Warwolf Possessed." Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. Kitty is missing, and with the sinister Warwolves prowling the fog-covered streets of London, the team fears the worst. Meanwhile, six hundred miles away, in the Highlands of Scotland, a small metallic creature that will one day become a very important member of Excalibur arrives on the scene. Featuring a full page pin-up of Kitty Pryde on back cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Kylun (as a child). Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 3

    "Moving Day." Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. The team moves in together, but before they can adjust, a call to arms rings out. The mighty Juggernaut has escaped prison (see Uncanny X-Men #217-218 to see how he got there)! Can Excalibur stop the UNSTOPPABLE?! Featuring a full page pin-up of Nightcrawler on back cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 4

    Part 1 of 2 - "Still Crazy After All These Years!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. Courtney Ross has been kidnapped by the madman Arcade and Captain Britain is not pleased. It that makes him mad, how is he going to react if he finds out Nightcrawler and his elf girlfriend Meggan have been flirting? Featuring a full page pin-up of Meggan on back cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 5

    "Send in the Clowns!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. Arcade has lured Excalibur into his trap. Now, if this burgeoning super team is going save Courtney Ross from this madman, they will have to survive the most diabolical traps ever conceived. Featuring a full page pin-up of Captain Britain on back cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #6
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 6

    Inferno Tie-In - "Goblin Night!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. The devilish events of Inferno ignite the Phoenix. As Rachel goes missing, her teammates in Excalibur set out to discover what happened to her. Nobody is going to like what they find, as Rachel come face-to-face with her mom - the Goblin Queen! All this plus the demon Nastirh, too! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #7
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 7

    Inferno Tie-In - "Goblin Morn!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. Can the heroes of Excalibur resist the enchantment which has settle over the city of New York? Featuring a frightening homage to A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Also featuring a full page pin-up of Excalibur during Inferno on back cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #8
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 8

    "Excaliburs New York Adventure!" Guest-starring the New Mutants. Jean Grey cameo. Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Ron Lim and Joe Rubinstein. In the aftermath of Inferno, the team decides to take some R&R in the Big Apple. But in light of their recent actions during the demon invasion, some members of the team have some soul-searching to do. Featuring a full page pin-up of Excalibur and King Arthur on back cover by Ron Lim and Joe Rubinstein. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Featuring a humorous cameo by none other than Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #9
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 9

    Part 1 of 2 - "The Two-Edged Sword!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 3Ever since the macabre events of Inferno, Captain Britains super powers have been on the fritz. Can Kitty find a cure in time for the team to take on their doppelgangers from another dimension? Featuring a full page pin-up on back cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #10
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 10

    Part 2 of 2 - "Widget!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin. Can Excalibur overcome their evil doppelgangers, the Lightning Force, a super human strike force from an alternate dimension where the Third Reich rules supreme? Featuring a full page pin-up on back cover of Lightning Force by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #11
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 11

    The Cross-Time Caper: Prologue - "The Price!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin. Kitty makes a big decision about Magiks soulsword. Plus, a mystical event sends the team on their biggest adventure yet! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #12
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 12

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 1 of 12 - "My Friends Call Me Billy the Kid!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. Excalibur embarks on the most amazing time-traveling and dimension hoping adventure ever seen! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #13
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 13

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 2 of 12 - "The Marriage of True Minds!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin. Will Kitty finally embrace her destiny to be Queen of the Realm? Plus, Captain Britain gets a new costume. Featuring a full page pin-up of the Warwolves on back cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #14
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 14

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 3 of 12 - "Too Many Heroes!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and wraparound cover by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin. Excalibur returns home, but this isnt the Earth they remember. They find themselves caught in the middle of a full-scale super hero war! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #15
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 15

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 4 of 12 - "Technet: Impossible Missions!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin. Excaliburs romp through the multiverse continues, and in this issue, they may just come face-to-face with the unbeatable foe. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #16
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 16

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 5 of 12 - "Warlord!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin. Pirates, sword fighting, swashbuckling heroics…Nightcrawler may have just landed in heaven. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #17
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 17

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 6 of 12 - "From the Crucible – A Captain?!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin. Phoenix sets out on a solo quest. But will this leave the rest of the team vulnerable to attack? Plus, a special cameo by Professor X and the Starjammers. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #18
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 18

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 7 of 12 - "Wild Wild Wheel!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art by Dennis Jensen and Dan Adkins. Cover by Chris Wozniak and Mike DeCarlo. Excalibur lands right dab in the middle of a world right out of a Japanese anime. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #19
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 19

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 8 of 12 - "Madripoor Knights!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Rick Leonardi and Al Milgrom. The alternate universe version of Captain Britains deranged older brother catches up with the team and they may not survive the experience. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: The Cross-Time Caper continues in Excalibur #21. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #20
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 20

    NOTE: This is a fill in issue. The Cross-Time Caper picks up again next issue - "The Eye of the Beholder!" Story by Michael Higgins. Art and cover by Ron Lim and Joe Rubinstein. Stan Lee presents an untold story of Excalibur from a time just before The Cross-Time Caper. The one they call Demon Druid lives again, and Excalibur may not be able to stop him, even if they wanted to. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #21
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 21

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 9 of 12 - "Crusader X!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Chris Wozniak and Al Milgrom. NOTE: Story continued from Excalibur #19. Enter a world where the Shadow Kings evil reigns supreme and Iron Man is a villain?! Plus, who is Crusader X? 32 pages, FC. NOTE: This cover is an homage to the cover of Excalibur (1988 1st Series) #1 by Alan Davis. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #22
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 22
    Published May 1990 by Marvel.

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 10 of 12 - "Shadows Triumphant?!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Chris Wozniak and Al Milgrom. Its Crusader X vs. Captain Britain and the winner gets to face Iron Man! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #23
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 23

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 11 of 12 - "Here comes the Judge!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. Alan Davis and Paul Neary return just in time to introduce Excalibur to Magik, the Sorceress Supreme?! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #24
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 24

    The Cross-Time Caper: Part 12 of 12 - "Tempting Fate!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. Excaliburs romp through time and space comes to a startling conclusion! But have they finally reached home only to meet a terrible end? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #25
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 25
    Published Aug 1990 by Marvel.

    The Cross-Time Caper: Epilogue - "Guess Whos Coming for Phoenix?!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Chris Wozniak and Al Milgrom. Excalibur has finally returned home only to come face-to-face with Galactus, the dreaded Devourer of Worlds! What has the mighty titan come for, and what does the Phoenix have to do with it? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #26
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 26

    "The Times They Are A-Changin'!" Story by Michael Higgins. Art and cover by Ron Lim and Joe Rubenstein. Rachel is from a future where mutants are little more than slaves (see Uncanny X-Men Days of Future Past). In this future, her beloved Franklin Richards was murdered by robot Sentinels. But now he has seemingly returned from the dead, but there may be more to his return than meets the eye. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #27
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 27

    1st Printing. "Reel People!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art by Barry Windsor-Smith and Bill Sienkiewicz. Cover by Chris Wozniak. Excalibur comes face-to-face with the mysterious Nth Man! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: A JC Penney reprint exists. It can be identified by having the words "The Amazing Spider-Man" printed in the UPC Box. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #28
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 28

    "The Night They Tore Down the Gilded Lady!" Story by Terry Austin. Art and cover by Colleen Doran and Bret Blevins. Captain Britain and Meggan take center stage as the two super hero lovers head out for a night on the town. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #29
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 29

    "Dream a Little Dream!" Story by Michael Higgins. Art and cover by Chris Wozniak and Joe Rubinstein. NOTE: The events of this issue take place after Power Pack (1st Series 1984-1991) Can Excalibur survive an encounter with the master of dreams – Nightmare?! #60. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #30
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 30

    "Twas a Dark and Stormy Night…!" Guest-starring Doctor Strange. Story by Dana Moreshead. Art and cover by David Ross and Al Milgrom. Its Alistairs birthday and look who decides to show up – Doctor Strange and Rintrah. But who invited the vampire? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #31
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 31

    "No Man Is an Island!" Story by Scott Lobdell. Art and cover by Dave Ross and Al Milgrom. Nightcrawler goes on vacation. Plus, the return of the villain that brought the All-New, All-Different X-Men together in the first place. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #32
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 32

    Girls' School from Heck: Part 1 of 3 - "Destroy Excalibur!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art by Ron Wagner. Cover by Steve Lightle. Excalibur no more? Kitty enrolls in a private school? What is going on? Plus, the mutant villain Mesmero is made an offer he cant refuse. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #33
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 33

    Girls' School from Heck: Part 2 of 3 - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art by Ron Wagner. Cover by Steve Lightle. While the rest of Excalibur catches some R&R, Kitty continues to investigate her new school. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #34
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 34

    Girls' School from Heck: Part 3 of 3 - "School Spirit (or Cheerleaders from Heck)!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art by Ron Wagner. Cover by Steve Lightle. Excalibur finally reunites only to come face-to-face with Mesmeros new master. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #35
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 35

    "Heartbreaker!" Story by Scott Lobdell. Art by Dave Ross and Al Milgrom. Has Phoenix reverted back to a mutant –hunting slave of Ahab the mutant Slayer, or is there something sinister afoot? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #36
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 36

    "Xs and Os!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Dave Ross and Al Milgrom. Excalibur takes on Silver Sable and her outlandish Outlaws! NOTE: This story takes place before Sandman joins the Avengers (see Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998 1st Series) #348. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Statement of ownership--average print run 384,802, average paid circulation 264,991. Ross/Milgrom cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #37
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 37

    Promethium Exchange: Part 1 of 3 - "House Call!" Guest-starring Doctor Doom and the West Coast Avengers. Story by Scott Lobdell. Art and cover by Mark Badger. The nefarious Doctor Doom enlists Excalibur to help him get his hands on a new energy source. But can the team trust a notorious villain? Of course not… 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #38
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 38

    Promethium Exchange: Part 2 of 3 - "Out on a Limbo! Guest-starring Doctor Doom and the West Coast Avengers. Story by Scott Lobdell. Art and cover by Mark Badger. Can Englands Premiere Super Team and Earths Mightiest Heroes stop pounding on each other long enough to stop Doctor Doom from getting his hands on an unlimited power source? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #39
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 39

    Promethium Exchange: Part 3 of 3 - "Heart of the Matter! Guest-starring Doctor Doom and the West Coast Avengers. Story by Scott Lobdell. Art and cover by Mark Badger. Excalibur and the West Coast Avengers fight side-by-side in the bowels of Limbo through the ranks of an endless demonic horde in order to stop the nefarious Doctor Doom from getting his hands on true power. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #40
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 40

    "The Trial of Lockheed!" X-Men cameo. Story by Scott Lobdell. Art by Dave Hoover, Harry Candelario and Tim Dzon. Cover by Dave Hoover. As Lockheed the dragon fights for his life on the operating table, his mind soars into the cosmos and must face a challenge of a different kind. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #41
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 41

    "At Last, the Reunion!" Guest-starring the X-Men (sort of). Cable cameo. Story by Scott Lobdell and Dana Moreshead. Art by Dave Hoover and Ivy and Harry Candelario. Cover by Dave Hoover (see NOTE). Its the reunion four years in the making, or is it? 32 pages, FC. NOTE: The cover of this issue is an homage to cover of Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn (1988) by Alan Davis. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #42
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 42

    "A Hatch is Plotted!" Story by Alan Davis. Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. Alan Davis returns to the pages of Excalibur! Plus, the startling return of the Technet! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #43
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 43

    "Home Comfort!" Story by Alan Davis. Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. When Excalibur gets some new roommates, the lighthouse becomes very too close for comfort. Meanwhile, a threat is growing elsewhere that could mean the end of all reality. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Kylun (as an adult). Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #44
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 44

    "Witless for the Prosecution!" Story by Alan Davis. Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. Captain Britain faces Court Marshal in Otherworld. Meanwhile, Kitty, Rachel, and Meggan visit a local fortune-teller and get more than they bargained for. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #45
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 45

    "Guess Whos Coming for Phoenix?!" Story by Alan Davis. Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. Its a riot in Otherworld. Plus, under the watchful eye of Nightcrawler, the Technet take on a whole new role. Meet the N-Men! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #46
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 46

    "Colin the Barbarian!" Story by Alan Davis. Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. Kylun and the witch Princess, SaTneen, fight for their lives against an alternate world's version of Excalibur. Meanwhile, Meggan has a Crisis of Infinite Identities! Plus, the N-Men may be in trouble. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #47
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 47

    "Come One and All to the Ugly Bug-Eyed Monster Ball!" Story by Alan Davis. Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. In Otherworld, Captain Britain has had enough of being manipulated and its time to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Nightcrawler and his N-Men, the former Technet, try to avoid an inter-dimensional incident. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Cerise. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #48
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 48

    "Irish Stew!" Story by Alan Davis. Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. Phoenix is experiencing her future past but with very different outcomes. What, or who rather, is behind this mental manipulation? Plus, Kyluns mutant power is finally revealed, and its not what anyone would have guessed. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Feron. NOTE: Statement of ownership--average print run 219,988; average paid circulation 164,188. Davis/Farmer cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #49
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 49

    "Let There Be Dark! Story by Alan Davis. Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. Necrom is coming for the Phoenix Force and no power in the multiverse can stand in his way. Plus, Romas father, the mysterious Merlyn, returns to take control. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: This cover is a bit of an homage to the cover of Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011) #56 by Neal Adams. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #50
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 50

    Giant-Sized Spectacular - "Winner Loses All!" Story by Alan Davis. Art by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. The last 49 issues have all been leading to this moment. Its the Phoenix vs. the Anti-Phoenix and the fate of the multiverse hangs in the balance. 48 pages, FC. Cover price $2.75.