x-men release dates timeline

1987

Date Uncanny X-men New Mutants X-Factor Alpha Flight Limited Series Other + Notes
January 1987 #213: Psylocke

includes: dazzler, malice, sabretooth

mutant massacre 11/11
available in mutant massacre

#47: My heart for the Highlands

current new mutants team (9): karma, illyana, warlock, cannonball, magma, dani moonstar, rahne, sunspot, cypher

includes: new mutants team (9), moira, magneto, king robert the bruce

#12

first app.: famine
includes: some morlocks, boom-boom, the vanisher, apocalypse

#42: Auction

kara officially joins beta flight
current alpha flight roster (9): alpha: puck, box, aurora, northstar, snowbird, vindicator, shaman, jeffries; beta: kara

first app: the auctioneer
features: jeffries
includes: alpha flight team (9), melanie killgrave

  technically daredevil #238, which was released this month, was also part of the mutant massacre crossover, although it was not included in the mutant massacre TPB, probably because the only character of the crossover it contains is sabretooth who appears in a fight with daredevil. it takes place between UXM#212 and UXM#213.

the mutant massacre crossover corresponds to UXM#210
the mutant massacre ending corresponds to UXM#213.

February 1987 #214: With Malice towards all

includes: lila, dazzler, malice, callisto

#48: Ashes of the heart

features: future sentinels
includes: sunspot, magma, karma, rahne, dani moonstar, future version of cannonball, future version of dani and brightwind, magneto, stevie hunter, a future lila cheney

#13: Ghosts!

current x-factor roster (8): beast, cyclops, jean grey, iceman, angel, caliban; skids, rusty, artie, boom-boom
features: master mold
includes: x-factor roster (8) minus iceman, leech, cameron hodge, ape

#43: Strike across the border!

first app: the auctioneer
features: mesmero, the sentinels
includes: alpha flight roster (9) minus snow bird and shaman, kelly and whyte (scientists), lionel jeffries, dr. knapp his intern, sebastian shaw

Fantastic Four Versus the X-Men #1 of 4: Are you sure?!

includes: fantastic four (5, reed, sue, human torch, thing, franklin), she-hulk, x-men (8, wolverine, havok, psylocke, storm, longshot, rogue, magneto, dazzler), dr. doom (dream), dr. doom's robot, kitty pryde, moira

available in fantastic four versus x-men [sic]

 
March 1987 #215: Old soldiers

first app.: stonewall, super sabre, crimson commando
includes: madelyne, the marauders, longshot, dazzler

#49: Ashes of the soul

guest penciler: Bret Blevins

features: arbitrators
includes: cypher, warlock, cannonball, dani moonstar, future sunspot, future magma, future katie powers, magneto

#14: The mutant program!

angel's wings are surgically removed

features: master mold
includes: x-factor roster (8) minus artie; trish tilby

#44: Plague!

penciler David Ross ends his run.

death of douglas thompson, snowbird, and their son
current alpha flight roster (8): alpha: puck, box, aurora, northstar, vindicator, shaman, jeffries; beta: kara

features: pestilence
includes: snowbird, alpha flight roster (8), smart alec, lionel jeffries, dr. knapp, douglas thompson, snowbird's son

Fantastic Four Versus the X-Men #2 of 4: Truth and consequences

includes: fantastic four (5), she-hulk, x-men (8), moira, dr. doom's robot, sharon friedlander, dr. doom (projection), kitty pryde

available in fantastic four versus x-men [sic]

 
April 1987 #216: Crucible

current x-men team (6): storm, wolverine, psylocke, rogue, dazzler, longshot

death of priscilla

includes: x-men (6), stonewall, super sabre, crimson commando, priscilla, callisto, moira

#50: Father's Day

penciler Jackson Guice ends his run.

current starjammers roster (9): corsair, binary, lilandra, xavier, ch'od, hpzibah, raza, sikorsky, ch'od's pet?

features: the magus
includes: new mutants team (9), s'ym, starjammers (9), future sunspot, future magma

#15: Whose death is it, anyway?

the morlocks leave. angel commits suicide.
current x-factor roster (9): beast, cyclops, jean grey, iceman, caliban; skids, rusty, artie, boom-boom

includes: x-factor roster (9) minus iceman, angel, masque, leech, erg, apocalypse, pestilence, war, famine, ape (cameo), trish tilby

#45: Resurrection

shaman leaves. wanda langowski (the new sasquatch) unofficially joins. current alpha flight roster (8): alpha: puck, box, aurora, northstar, vindicator, jeffries, sasquatch; beta: kara

features: pestilence
includes: snowbird, douglas thompson, shaman, alpha flight roster (8), smart alec (who is really walter/wanda)

Fantastic Four Versus the X-Men #3 of 4: By the soul's darkest light

includes: dr. doom, fantastic four (5), she-hulk, x-men (8), moira, kitty pryde, lockheed, cholly and axel (friends of the thing), alicia

available in fantastic four versus x-men [sic]


Fallen Angels #1 of 8: Runaway

series written by Mary Jo Duffy with pencilers Kerry Gammill, Joe Staton and guest Marie

first app: chance
features: sunspot, warlock
includes: new mutants team (9) minus karma, magneto, siryn, multiple man, moira

 
May 1987 #217: Folly's gambit

occurs before Fantastic Four Versus the X-Men

features: dazzler, the juggernaut
includes: x-men (6) minus storm and wolverine, banshee, callisto, moira

#51: Teacher's choice

storm and magneto join the hellfire club, although storm never really spends much time with them. current hellfire club (5): white queen, selene, sebastian shaw, magneto, tessa

includes: magneto, new mutants team (9), starjammers (9), x-men (cameo), x-factor (cameo), storm, hellfire club (5)

#16: Playing with fire

includes: x-factor roster (9) minus iceman, skids' parents (flashback), masque, cameron hodge, emma laporte

#46: Friends... and lovers

bochs is ejected from box iii and madison jeffries becomes box iv.

includes: alpha flight roster (8), dr. knapp, lionel jeffries

Fallen Angels #2 of 8: I'll take the high road and I'll take the low road and I'll get to Sunspot before me

first app: ariel, gomi (+ don and bill)
features: sunspot, warlock, multiple man, siryn
includes: new mutants team (9) minus karma (cameo), chance, moira, magneto

 
June 1987 #218: Charge of the Light Brigade

features: the juggernaut
includes: x-men (6) minus storm and wolverine, havok, lorna, banshee, starshark

#52: Grounded forever

includes: marauders (6) (danger room), new mutants team (9), magneto, s'ym, brightwind

#17: Die, mutants, die

occurs after thor #378.
rictor joins the x-factor roster. boom-boom leaves for a few issues to take part in the fallen angels LS. current x-factor roster (10): beast, cyclops, jean grey, iceman, caliban; skids, rusty, artie, boom-boom, rictor

first app: rictor
includes: x-factor roster (10), thor, leech, trish tilby, apocalypse, 3 horsemen (cameo), angel (cameo), cameron hodge

#47: You can't tell the forest from the trees!

features: vindicator
includes: heather's mother and father, various residents of haysboro

Fantastic Four Versus the X-Men #4 of 4: A matter of faith

includes: kitty pryde, lockheed, dr. doom, fantastic four (5), she-hulk, x-men (8), moira

available in fantastic four versus x-men [sic]


Fallen Angels #3 of 8: Every card is wild

first app: raymond and fujita (marvel girl fan club, flashback)
features: sunspot, warlock, multiple man, siryn, ariel, chance, gomi, the vanisher, boom-boom
includes: beast and iceman (cameo)

 
July 1987 #219: Where duty lies

includes: x-men (6) minus wolverine, havok, lorna, magneto, tessa (?), white queen, callisto, marauders (arclight, scalphunter, sabretooth, malice)

#53: Seduced and abandoned

current hellions (6): tarot, empath, jetstream, john proudstar, catseye, roulette

includes: new mutants team (9) minus sunspot and warlock, magneto, hellfire club (5) (minus tessa), hellions (6), gerhard van ostamgen

#18: The enemy within

includes: x-factor roster (10) minus boom-boom, leech, apocalypse, angel, cameron hodge

#48: Madness

first app: (all unnamed) freakout, janus, breakdown, goblyn
features: lionel jeffries and bochs (aka omega)
includes: alpha flight roster (8), dr. knapp

Fallen Angels #4 of 8: A devil among the Angels!

first app: devil dinosaur and moon boy
features: sunspot, warlock, multiple man, siryn, ariel, chance, gomi, the vanisher, boom-boom

 
August 1987 #220: Unfinished business

features: storm
includes: storm, wolverine, forge (holograms), naze

#54: Ratrace

writer claremont ends his run.

karma leaves. current new mutants team roster (8): illyana, warlock, cannonball, magma, dani moonstar, rahne, sunspot, cypher

includes: karma, hellfire club (5), new mutants team (8) minus sunspot and warlock, magneto, hellions (6)

#19: All together now

features: the three horsemen of apocalypse
includes: x-factor roster (10) minus boom-boom and rictor, leech, apocalypse

#49: Flesh of my flesh!

death of bochs (and lionel jeffries). current alpha flight roster (7): alpha: puck, aurora, northstar, vindicator, jeffries, sasquatch; beta: kara

features: lionel jeffries and bochs (aka omega)
includes: alpha flight roster (7), dr. knapp

Fallen Angels #5 of 8: Lost and found

the death of don

features: sunspot, warlock, multiple man, siryn, ariel, chance, gomi, the vanisher, boom-boom, devil dinosaur and moon boy

 
September 1987 #221: Death by drowning

current marauders (8): strambler, arclight, scalphunter, vertigo, sabretooth, harpoon, malice, polaris

first app: mr. sinister
features: marauders (8)
includes: x-men (6), havok, madelyne, naze

#55: Flying wild

writer Louise Simonson and penciler Bret Blevins begin their run.

includes: new mutants team (8) minus sunspot and warlock, lila cheney

#20: Children's crusade

includes: x-factor roster (10) minus boom-boom, leech

#50: This mortal coil!

northstar, aurora, and puck leave the team. dr. knapp (a.k.a. manikin) unofficially joins beta flight. current alpha flight roster (5): alpha: vindicator, jeffries, sasquatch; beta: kara, manikin

features: loki
includes: puck, aurora, northstar, alpha flight roster (5), raazer, jean-claude baptiste and danae beaubier (flashback, aurora and northstar's parents)

Fallen Angels #6 of 8: The Coconut Grove

first app: unipar
features: sunspot, warlock, multiple man, siryn, ariel, chance, gomi, the vanisher, boom-boom, devil dinosaur and moon boy

 
October 1987 #222: Heartbreak

includes: x-men (6), havok, marauders (8), madelyne, lt. morrell, naze

#56: Scavenger hunt

guest penciler: June Brigman

first app: bird boy
includes: new mutants team (8) minus sunspot and warlock, hellions (6), emma frost

#21: For every action

first app: smilebots
features: cameron hodge
includes: x-factor roster (10) minus boom-boom, leech, trish tilby, apocalypse, his four horsemen (cameo)

#51: Friends in high places!

includes: alpha flight roster (5), various canadian army personnel, gary cody

Fallen Angels #7 of 8: Triple cross

features: sunspot, warlock, multiple man, siryn, ariel, chance, gomi, the vanisher, boom-boom, devil dinosaur and moon boy, unipar

 
November 1987 #223: Omens and portents

crimson commando, stonewall, and super sabre officially join freedom force. current freedom force team (9): mystique, destiny, blob, avalanche, crimson commando, stonewall, super sabre, pyro, spiral

includes: valerie cooper, freedom force (9), x-men (6), havok, madelyne, naze

#57: Birds of a feather

magma leaves. current new mutants team roster (7): illyana, warlock, cannonball, dani moonstar, rahne, sunspot, cypher

includes: new mutants team (7) minus sunspot and warlock, magma, magneto, emma frost

#22: If I should die

boom-boom returns to x-factor from the fallen angels LS. leech unofficially joins. current x-factor roster (11): beast, cyclops, jean grey, iceman, caliban; skids, rusty, artie, boom-boom, rictor, leech

includes: x-factor roster (11), smilebots, apocalypse, his four horsemen, cameron hodge

#52: Specters!

features: gary cody, guardian (flashback), wolverine
first app: bedlam
death of: gary cody

includes: alpha flight roster (5)

Fallen Angels #8 of 8: Grownups and children

features: sunspot, warlock, multiple man, siryn, ariel, chance, gomi, the vanisher, boom-boom, devil dinosaur and moon boy, unipar

 
December 1987 #224: The dark before the dawn

includes: valerie cooper, mystique, destiny, x-men (6), havok, madelyne, naze, forge

#58: A bird in the hand

bird boy unofficially joins. current new mutants team roster (8): illyana, warlock, cannonball, dani moonstar, rahne, sunspot, cypher, bird boy

includes: new mutants team (7) minus sunspot and warlock

#23: You say you want some evolution?

first app of angel as death.

includes: x-factor roster (11), smilebots, apocalypse, his four horsemen, cameron hodge

#53: A blast from the past!

features: bedlam, the derangers (freakout, janus, breakdown, goblyn), wolverine
death of: bedlam, freakout, janus, breakdown
includes: alpha flight roster (5)

   
Winter 1987   Annual #3: Anything you can do

features: poppup man
includes: new mutants team (7), teen avengers (6) (danger room), numerous cameos by the poppup man and warlock (inc. the hulk, thing, captain america, captain britain, etc.), magneto

  #2: The man in the moon

   

1988

Date Uncanny X-men New Mutants X-Factor Alpha Flight Wolverine Limited Series Other + Notes
January 1988 #225: False dawn

fall of the mutants

first app: neal, manoli
includes: colossus, roma, illyana, x-men (6) minus storm, havok, madelyne, freedom force (9), naze

#59: Fang and claw

fall of the mutants

sunspot and warlock return to the series from the fallen angels LS.

first app: dr. animus (the ani-mator), bufo, the ani-mates

includes: new mutants team (7), magneto

#24: Masks

fall of the mutants

caliban leaves x-factor to join apocalypse. current x-factor roster (10): beast, cyclops, jean grey, iceman; skids, rusty, artie, boom-boom, rictor, leech

includes: beast, cyclops, jean grey, iceman, caliban, apocalypse, his four horsemen

#54      
February 1988 #226: Go tell the Spartans

fall of the mutants

includes: x-men (6), havok, madelyne, colossus, freedom force (9), naze, forge, neal, manoli

#60: Suspended ani-mation

fall of the mutants

death of buro and cypher. current new mutants team roster (7): illyana, warlock, cannonball, dani moonstar, rahne, sunspot, bird boy

includes: new mutants team (7), dr. animus (the ani-mator), bufo, the ani-mates, cameron hodge, magneto, smilebots

#25: Judgment Day

fall of the mutants

death of pestilence.

includes: beast, cyclops, jean grey, iceman, apocalypse, his four horsemen, power pack

#55      
March 1988 #227: The belly of the beast

fall of the mutants

"death" of the x-men and havok, madelyne, colossus

includes: x-men (6), havok, madelyne, colossus, freedom force (9), naze, forge, neal, manoli, kitty, moira, nightcrawler, roma

#61: Our way

fall of the mutants

new costumes.
bird boy leaves. current new mutants team roster (6): illyana, warlock, cannonball, dani moonstar, rahne, sunspot

includes: new mutants team (6), bird boy, cypher (deceased), smilebots, s'ym, magneto, sebastian shaw, jean grey/cyclops/colossus (cameos)

#26: Casualties

the x-factor team gets new costumes.

includes: beast, cyclops, jean grey, iceman, apocalypse, war, famine, caliban as new horseman, trish tilby, sargeant miller and lieutenant craig

#56      
April 1988 #228: Deadly games

features: dazzler, wolverine
includes: rogue, psylocke, o.z. chase and cerberus, vladimir semyanovitch zaitsev, henry peter gyrich

#62: To build a fire

current hellions (7): tarot, empath, jetstream, john proudstar, catseye, roulette, magma

features: magma, empath
includes: new mutants team (6) (cameo), hellions (7), emma frost, amara's father (cameo)

#27: Gifts

includes: x-factor roster (10), trish tilby, sargeant miller and lieutenant craig, john and elaine grey (jean grey's parents), apocalypse and his three horsemen

#57      
May 1988 #229: Down under

current x-men team (9): storm, wolverine, psylocke, rogue, dazzler, longshot, havok, madelyne, colossus

first app: the reavers (pretty boy, skullbuster, bonebreaker, and others), jessan hoan, gateway
includes: x-men (9), roma

#63: Redemption

guest plot: Chris Claremont

features: magik
includes: characters in magik's dream inc. kitty, colossus, lockheed, warlock, skunge (demon), cloned cyke/storm/kitty/nightcrawler/colossus/wolverine, brood queen

#28: Countdown

ship makes first app and joins x-factor. current x-factor roster (11): ship; beast, cyclops, jean grey, iceman; skids, rusty, artie, boom-boom, rictor, leech

first app: ship, infectia
includes: x-factor roster (11), archangel, apocalypse, caliban

#58      
June 1988 #230: Twas the night

storm gets new costume

includes: x-men (9), gateway, new mutants (6) and magneto (cameo)

#64: Instant replay

includes: new mutants team (6), ani-mator and smilebot (danger room), cypher (deceased), magneto, doug's parents, colossus and forge (cameos)

#29: Fame

first app: the anti-bodies
features: infectia
includes: x-factor roster (11), archangel, trish tilby

#59      
July 1988 #231: Dressed for dinner

features: colossus, illyana, s'ym
includes: x-men (9) (psylocke barely), gateway, new mutants (6) (cameo), azazello, behemoth, koroviev, baba yaga

#65: Demons!

freedom force team (9): mystique, destiny, blob, avalanche, crimson commando, stonewall, sabre, pyro, spiral

first app: spyder and gossamyr
includes: new mutants team (6), forge, magneto (cameo)

#30: Kiss of death

features: infectia
includes: x-factor roster (11), archangel, freedom force team (9)

#60      
August 1988 #232: Earthfall

psylocke gets a new costume.

features: the brood
first app: harry palmer and other brood hosts
includes: x-men (9), gateway; cyclops, jean, trish tilby on tv

#66 #31: Kiss off

features: infectia
includes: x-factor roster (11), archangel, freedom force team (9)

#61      
September 1988 #233: Dawn of blood

UXM goes bi-monthly

features: the brood
first app: brickbat, tension, temptress, divebomber, reverend william conover, his wife hannah
includes: x-men (9), gateway, harry palmer; cyclops, jean, and maddie's baby (dream)

#234: Glory day

madelyne gets a new costume.

features: the brood
first app: whiphand, spitball
includes: x-men (9), gateway, harry palmer, s'ym, temptress, reverend william conover, his wife hannah

#67 #32: The carbon copy Avengers

includes: the avengers (thor, she-hulk, black knight, dr. strange), lord zane and the xartans, x-factor roster (11), archangel, freedom force team (9), n'astirh (demon)

#62      
October 1988 #235: Welcome to Genosha

#236: Busting loose

#68 #33: For all the world to see

beast becomes blue again.

includes: trish tilby, the alliance of evil (tower, timeshadow, stinger, frenzy), x-factor roster (11), cameron hodge, archangel (cameo)

#63      
November 1988 #237: Who's human?

#238: Gonna be a revolution

#69 #34 #64 #1: Sword quest

first issue. Chris Claremont (writer), John Buscema (penciler)

death of kojima noburo (mariko's secretary)

first and last app: captain lee kwan pen, pirate banapur khan and his crew
includes: kojima noburo, lindsay mccabe

   
December 1988 #239: Vanities #70 #35 #65 #2: Possession is the law

first app: belle (bartender)
includes: lindsay mccabe, silver samurai, jessica drew

   
Winter 1988       Annual #3: a) Unnatural selection

the evolutionary war (1 of 11)

features: the high evolutionary
includes: cameos: psylocke, artie, dr. strange, franklin richards, rachel summers, caliban + one other; jean, cyclops, beast, iceman, stack, the gatherers, apocalypse, valor and the subterreans

b) Changes

includes: ship, skids, rusty, artie, boom-boom, rictor, leech; images of x-factor's past

c) The gift

saga of high evolutionary (1 of 11)

continued in punisher annual #1

includes: herbert edgar wyndham, jonathan drew

     


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