x-men release dates timeline

1983

Date Uncanny X-men New Mutants Dazzler Alpha Flight Limited Series Other + Notes
January 1983 #165

available in essential x-men vol. 4

  #23: Fire in the night

first app: flame
features: lois london, iron fist, power man
includes: rogue, destiny, mystique, cassie, lance steele, harry s. osgood, dazzler's band (cameo), barbara london, angel, kenneth barnett

     
February 1983 #166

available in essential x-men vol. 4

  #24: A Rogue in the house

danny fingeroth ends his run. the series never regains a full-time writer.

features: rogue, iron fist, power man, lois london
includes: angel, kenneth barnett

     
March 1983 #167: The Goldilocks Syndrome! (or: "Who's been sleeping in my Head?")

available in essential x-men vol. 4

#1: Initiation! #25: The jagged edge

first (and last) app: karl fredericks
includes: harry s. osgood, lance steele, karl's boss and mother, cassie

    UXM#167 takes place right after the end of NM#3 and references NM#1-3.

April 1983 #168: "Professor Xavier is a Jerk!"

available in essential x-men vol. 4, from the ashes

#2: Sentinels        
May 1983 #169: Catacombs

available in essential x-men vol. 4, from the ashes

#3: Nightmare #26: Against the wind

features: lois london
includes: dazzler's band (cameo), lance steele, harry s. osgood, carter blaire and vanessa tooks (cameo), cassie, kenneth barnett, peter gyrich

     
June 1983 #170

available in essential x-men vol. 4, from the ashes

#4: Who's Scaring Stevie?        
July 1983 #171

available in essential x-men vol. 4, from the ashes

#5: Heroes #27: Fugitive

features: lois london
includes: rogue (dream), angel, nick's private detective, nick brown (cameo)

     
August 1983 #172

available in essential x-men vol. 4, from the ashes

#6: Road Warriors!   #1    
September 1983 #173

available in essential x-men vol. 4, from the ashes

#7: Flying Down To Rio! #28: Vendetta

features: rogue, lois london
includes: mystique and destiny (cameo), nick brown, angel, nick's private detective, kenneth barnett

#2    
October 1983 #174

available in essential x-men vol. 4, from the ashes

#8   #3    
November 1983 #175

available in essential x-men vol. 4, from the ashes

#9 #29: Fame

includes three pinups by butch guice

includes: lois london, nick brown and barbara london (flashback), roman nekoboh, hack (pilot)

#4   Marvel Team-Up #135

features: spider-man and kitty pryde

December 1983 #176

available in essential x-men vol. 4, from the ashes

#10   #5 Magik #1: Little Girl Lost

summaries of magik series

the magik LS beginning corresponds to UXM#160.
the magik LS ending corresponds to NM#14.

Winter 1983 Annual #7: Scavenger hunt

features: poppup man
cameos: numerous appearances by the poppup man (inc. galactacus, garfield, etc.), la contessa, nick fury, ka-zar, shanna, jarvis, she-hulk, iron man, dr. strange, emma frost, sebastian shaw, zabu, various staff at marvel comics inc. stan lee
includes: uncanny team (kitty, colossus, storm, nightcrawler, wolverine, rogue), lockheed, illyana, lilandra, xavier

         

1984

Date Uncanny X-men New Mutants Dazzler Alpha Flight Limited Series Other + Notes
January 1984 #177

available in essential x-men vol. 4

#11 #30: The debt!

includes: roman nekoboh, hack (pilot), lois london, nick brown, ralph macchio, zalme and other army personnel, bob and other marvel staff

#6 Magik #2: Cold Iron - Hot Blood!  
February 1984 #178

available in essential x-men vol. 4

#12   #7 Magik #3: Soulquest  
March 1984 #179

available in essential x-men vol. 4

#13 #31: Tidal wave

first and last app: bill remington
includes: bill's mother

#8 Magik #4: Darkchild the magik LS beginning corresponds to UXM#160.
the magik LS ending corresponds to NM#14.

April 1984 #180 #14   #9    
May 1984 #181 #15   #10 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

the secret wars series' beginning corresponds to UXM#180.
the secret wars series' ending corresponds to UXM#181.

June 1984 #182 #16 #32: Moonlighting

first app: janet
features: the inhumans (blackbolt, medusa, triton, gorgon, lockjaw, quicksilver, karnak, kristal, luna, banth)
includes: moonstone, blackout, reed richards, mr. witwicky (health club manager)

#11 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #2

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

 
July 1984 #183 #17   #12 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #3

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

 
August 1984 #184 #18

available in the new mutants: the demon bear saga

#33: Chiller

first and last app: bob benson, teddy lingard
includes: janet, roman nekoboh

#13 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #4

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

 
September 1984 #185 #19

available in the new mutants: the demon bear saga

  #14 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #5

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

 
October 1984 #186 #20

available in the new mutants: the demon bear saga

#34: Where have all the models gone?

see Marvel Graphic Novel #12 also released this month

first and last app: millie, chilie storm, scruggs, devine
includes: janet, roman nekoboh

#15: Blind date

includes: douglas thompson, sub-mariner, the master

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #6

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

Marvel Graphic Novel #12: Dazzler: The movie

followed by Beauty and the Beast LS (Dec 1984)

alison gets a new hairstyle

first and last app: mel, marge, freddy, eric beale
includes: cameos: storm, nightcrawler, and cyclops; witwicky, roman nekoboh, zig

November 1984 #187 #21

available in the new mutants: the demon bear saga

  #16: ...And forsaking all others...

includes: sub-mariner, the master, bochs, jeffries, wolverine

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #7

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1: Lies

summaries of kitty pryde and wolverine series

 
December 1984 #188 #22   #17: Dreams die hard...

includes: wolverine, guardian, gary, a major, a minister, x-men

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #2

X-men and Alpha Flight #1

available in the x-men: the asgardian wars

the x-men and alpha flight LS beginning corresponds to UXM#192:1-21a.
the x-men and alpha flight LS ending corresponds to UXM#192:21b-23.

Beauty and the Beast #1 (of 4): Beauty and the Beast
features: beast, dazzler
first app: alexander flynn, hugo longride, rocker, poltergeist, kate
includes: dr. doom, his servant, wonderman

Winter 1984   Annual #1: The Cosmic Cannonball Caper

first app. of lila cheney

    Marvel Team-Up Annual #7: Spider-Man and Alpha Flight

The collected Spider-Man
features: the spider-man, the collector et al, marrina, aurora, sasquatch, puck, northstar
includes: robby (at the bugle), the black cat, warlock (cameo)

No place to run
mentions the fantastic four, the black panther, and the crimson dynamo

NMAnn#1 takes place between NM#21 and NM#22. It's therefore the first issue that includes Cypher and Warlock as full-fledged team members.


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