x-men release dates timeline

1985

Date Uncanny X-men New Mutants Dazzler Alpha Flight Limited Series Other + Notes
January 1985 #189: Two girls out to have fun #23 #35: Brawl

first and last app: jan jackson and the steel tuna, the racine ramjets, barb spooner
includes: mr. and mrs. mccorkle (alison's landlords), roman nekoboh (flashback)

#18: How long will a man lie in the earth 'ere he rot?

includes: friend of northstar, dr. twoyoungmen's secretary, inspector, emily stang, lucas stang, douglas thompson

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #9

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #3

X-men and Alpha Flight #2

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.
February 1985 #190: An age undreamed of #24   #19: Turn again, turn again, time in thy flight...

includes: lucas stang, ranaq, talisman

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #10

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #4

Beauty and the Beast #2: Heartbreak Hotel
features: beast, dazzler
first app: lucy, ivich, horns
includes: alexander flynn, hugo longride, rocker, poltergeist, link the clown, kate, dr. doom, his servant

 
March 1985 #191: Raiders of the lost temple #25 #36: The human touch

first and last app: rick conti, julia walker, tatterdamalion (michael wyatt)
includes: janet

#20: Gold and love affairs

features: sasquatch, aurora
first app: gilded lily
includes: snowbird, talisman, heather, puck, shaman

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #11

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #5

 
April 1985 #192: Fun'n'games #26   #21: Love wrought new alchemy...

features: sasquatch, aurora
includes: gilded lily, diablo, snowbird

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #12

available in marvel super heroes: secret wars

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #6

Beauty and the Beast #3: Showtime
features: beast, dazzler
includes: alexander flynn, hugo longride, rocker, poltergeist, kate, link the clown, ivich, horns, dr. doom, his servant

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

May 1985 #193: Warhunt 2 #27 #37: The girl in the machine

new logo

first and last app: gawain and percival (dogs), peter koestler, diana simon, mr. simon, abrams, donald

#22: Rub-out

first app: caliber (battle suit)
includes: snowbird, great spirits, douglas thompson, talisman, puck, sasquatch (tanaraq), aurora

   
June 1985 #194: Juggernaut's back in town #28   #23: Night of the beast Beauty and the Beast #4: Checkmate
features: beast, dazzler
includes: hugo longride (deceased), alexander flynn, rocker, poltergeist, ivich, link the clown, dr. doom
 
July 1985 #195: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

includes: power pack kids

#29 #38: Challenge

Archie Goodwin writes and Paul Chadwick pencils the last issues of dazzler.
new costume

features: wolverine, colossus
first app: cerberus, o.z. chase, u.s. bailbonds
includes: rogue, nightcrawler, xavier, cyclops

#24: Final conflict

first app: clementine d'arbanville, rhonda, pink pearl, bones, bearded lady + 2 other circus people
includes: aurora, northstar, sasquatch (in flashback), heather talisman, mac?, bochs, jeffries

Secret Wars II #1 unlike the first secret wars series, the second series is ongoing and encompasses many of the individual series.

the secret wars ii beginning corresponds to UXM#195/NM#29.
the secret wars ii ending corresponds to UXM#203.

August 1985 #196: What Was That?!

includes: the beyonder

#30   #25: And graves give up their dead

first app: the quwrlln (alien race)
includes: northstar, bochs, shaman, heather, walter langkowski, aurora, puck, caliber, guardian, talisman

Secret Wars II #2

no x-men

 
September 1985 #197: To Save Arcade #31 #39: Deathgrip

first app: doctor piper, mr. erskine (theater agent), mrs. shaw, melissa piper
includes: cerberus, o.z. chase, u.s. bailbonds

#26: If at first you don't succeed

first app: the macro system (five robots)
includes: aurora, walter langkowski, talisman, shaman, puck, captain mansfeld, messenger, government official, diamond lil, flashback, northstar, wild child, heather, guardian/delphine courtney

Secret Wars II #3

no x-men

 
October 1985 #198: Lifedeath: From the Heart of Darkness #32   #27: Betrayal

includes: dark guardian/delphine courtney, heather, diamond lil, puck, flashback, talisman, wild child, northstar, aurora, shaman, walter langkowski, bochs, image of the hulk, snowbird, douglas thompson

Secret Wars II #4

includes: dazzler

 
November 1985 #199: The Spiral Path #33 #40: Travelers

part of secret wars ii

first app: dust, eula, chunk, stomper, mama
includes: cerberus, o.z. chase, the beyonder

#28: Cross-over

part of secret wars ii
includes: diamond lil, flashback, dark guardian/delphine courtney, wild child, jeffries, the beyonder, talisman, walter langkowski, aurora, heather, shaman, puck, northstar, snowbird, bochs, the hulk

Secret Wars II #5

first app.: boom-boom.
cameos: the x-men, new mutants

 
December 1985 #200: The Trial of Magneto #34   #29: Cut bait and run!

includes: box, the hulk, heather, puck, northstar, aurora, jeffries, shaman, snowbird, gary cody

Secret Wars II #6 (no x-men)

Heroes for Hope starring The X-Men

features: "the entity" (something like despair), rachel summers, colossus, wolverine, magneto, storm, kitty, rogue, nightcrawler

 
summer 1985   Special Edition #1

available in the x-men: the asgardian wars

      NMSpEd#1 occurs before UXMAnn#9. although released during the summer, it seems that NMSpEd#1 is supposed to take place after the events in NM#34.
winter 1985? Annual #9

available in the x-men: the asgardian wars

        UXMAnn#9 occurs after NMSpEd#1.

1986

Date Uncanny X-men New Mutants Dazzler X-Factor Alpha Flight Limited Series Other + Notes
January 1986 #201: Duel #35: The times, they are a-changin' #41: Revelations

death of judge carter blaire

first app: silence, jared
includes: cerberus, o.z. chase, stomper, dust

  #30: Enter... Scramble!

first app; lionel jeffries (scramble, the mixed-up man)
includes: box, jeffries, northstar, aurora, puck, heather, gary cody, snowbird, doug thompson, shaman, deadly ernest

Secret Wars II #7 avengers #263

includes: jean grey

available in phoenix rising

fantastic four #286

includes: jean grey, hercules, captain america, jarvis of the avengers

available in phoenix rising

February 1986 #202: X-Men ... I've Gone to Kill -- the Beyonder

includes: the beyonder

#36: Subway to salvation! #42: Curtain

last issue of dazzler

first app: arthur allen smith
includes: beast, cerberus, o.z. chase, dust, silence, barbara london

#1: Third Genesis

first app.: rusty

available in phoenix rising

#31: The grateful dead!

features: deadly ernest, nemesis
includes: jeffries, box, puck, heather, lionel jeffries, aurora, northstar, snowbird, doug thompson, shaman, shaman's grandfather

Secret Wars II #8 x-factor begins. the two issues leading up to it are avengers #263 and fantastic four #286 (see previous month's info above).
March 1986 #203: Crossroads

includes: the beyonder

#37: If I should die   #2: Bless the beasts and children

first app.: tower, artie maddicks

#32: Short story!

first app: heather as vindicator, razer (also spelled razor)
features: puck
includes: box, jeffries, aurora, northstar

Secret Wars II #9 the secret wars ii beginning corresponds to UXM#195/NM#29.
the secret wars ii ending corresponds to UXM#203.
April 1986 #204: What happened to Nightcrawler?

features: nightcrawler

#38: Aftermath   #3 #33: A friend in need

first app: lady deathstrike
features: vindicator, wolverine
includes: marrina, attuma, snowbird, douglas thompson, puck, northstar, aurora, box, jeffries, the x-men, mac (flashback)

   
May 1986 #205: Wounded wolf

includes: power pack kids, lady deathstrike, spiral

#39: Pawns of the White Queen   #4

first app.: frenzy

#34: Honor

features: wolverine, lady deathstrike, vindicator
includes: alpha flight team (6, includes puck, box, aurora, northstar, snowbird, vindicator), jeffries, shaman, douglas thompson, shaman's grandfather, lady deathstrike's father (lord darkwind) and brother, mac in flashback, marrina, attuma

   
June 1986 #206: Freedom is a four letter word

includes: freedom force

#40: Avengers Assemble!

includes: the avengers

  #5

first app.: stinger, michael nowlan, timeshadow, apocalypse

#35: The child is father to the man

shaman gets new costume. shaman unofficially rejoins alpha flight. current alpha flight roster (7): puck, box, aurora, northstar, snowbird, vindicator, shaman

features: shaman
includes: alpha flight team (7), jeffries, marrina, attuma, lord dara, douglas thompson, talisman, shaman's grandfather

   
July 1986 #207: Ghosts

includes: the hellfire club

#41: Way of the warrior

features: dani

  #6

last app.: michael nowlan

#36: Labor pains

first app: pestilence
includes: alpha flight team (7), jeffries, douglas thompson, byrrah, black knight, sub-mariner, the atlanta triumvirate, snowbird's father and the 3 canadian gods (flashback), dr. strange

   
August 1986 #208: Retribution

includes: the hellfire club, nimrod

#42: New song for old

features: cannonball
includes: lila

  #7

first app.: trish tilby (called "trish tilbic" here), skids, glowworm, bulk

#37: Death birth

aurora gets new costume

includes: f.r. crozier aka pestilence, alpha flight team (7), jeffries, talisman, douglas thompson, the 3 canadian gods, lord attuma, marrina, sub-mariner

   
September 1986 #209: Salvation

includes: the hellfire club, nimrod

#43: Getting even

includes: the hellions

cameos: tom and sharon

  #8

includes: freedom force

#38: Pestilence!

shaman becomes the new talisman

includes: sub-mariner, byrrah, the atlanta triumvirate, lord attuma, marrina, alpha flight team (7), jeffries, douglas thompson, talisman, pestilence, the great beasts

   
October 1986 #210: The morning after

includes: the hellfire club, dazzler, tommy
first app.: malice and the marauders

mutant massacre 1/11 (numbers taken from the mutant massacre TPB)
available in mutant massacre

#44: Runaway

includes: legion, moira

  #9: Spots!

includes: freedom force, leech, caliban
cameo: magneto

mutant massacre 2/11
available in mutant massacre

#39: The invasion of Atlantis!

continued in avengers #272

includes: alpha flight team (7), jeffries, byrrah, talisman, douglas thompson, gary, the avengers inc. sub-mariner, lord attuma

  the mutant massacre crossover corresponds to UXM#210
the mutant massacre ending corresponds to UXM#213.
November 1986 #211: Massacre

includes: the marauders, the morlocks, psylocke

mutant massacre 3/11
available in mutant massacre

#45: We were only foolin'   #10: Falling Angel

includes: the morlocks, the marauders, candy southern, apocalypse

mutant massacre 5/11
available in mutant massacre

#40: Love

wedding of sub-mariner and marrina

features: sub-mariner, marrina
includes: alpha flight team (7), jeffries, marrina's mate

  mutant massacre 4/11 was in NM the following month.
mutant massacre 6/11 was this month, in Thor 373: The gift of death (includes: angel, the marauders), available in mutant massacre.
December 1986 #212: The last run

mutant massacre 8/11
available in mutant massacre

#46: Bloody Sunday

includes: moira, magus

mutant massacre 4/11
available in mutant massacre

  #11: Redemption

includes: the morlocks, the marauders (the tunnelers), apocalypse, boom boom, the vanisher

mutant massacre 10/11
available in mutant massacre

#41: It's not easy being purple

chronologically occurs after AFann#1. elizabeth (formerly talsiman) unofficially leaves alpha flight. jeffries offically joins alpha flight. current alpha flight roster (8): puck, box, aurora, northstar, snowbird, vindicator, shaman, jeffries

first app: kara killgrave, the purple girl; zebediah (in flashback) and melanie killgrave, her parents
features: northstar
includes: alpha flight team (8)

  mutant massacre 7/11 was this month in Power Pack 27 (includes: the marauders, the morlocks, x-factor, wolverine) as was mutant massacre 9/11, in Thor 373: Fires of the night (includes: the marauders, x-factor).
both are available in mutant massacre.
winter 1986 Annual #10 Annual #2: Wildways

includes: psylocke, mojo, spiral, captain britain, template (karma's siblings), the bratpack (jubilee I, snitch, straight-arrow)

    Annual #1: Homebody

chronologically occurs before AF#41.

features: gilded lily, el diablo
includes: alpha flight team (7), jeffries

  NMAnn#2 occurs before UXMAnn#10.


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