X-Men #96 Values
Publisher: Marvel, 1975
About X-Men #96Fourth appearance of the new X-Men. First appearance of Moira MacTaggert. Dave Cockrum cover and art.
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Characters: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Kierrok
Pencils: Marie Severin (sketch); Sal Buscema
Inks: Sal Buscema
Letters: Annette Kawecki
Notes: Marvel consistently credits this cover to Marie Severin and Sal Buscema. The original art was signed Sal Buscema (info submitted by mikebo via the GCD Error Tracker). Buscema fully rendered a Severin sketch for the cover of #69, so it seems likely that was the process here. Before the discovery of the original art, we had previously considered several possibilities: Sal Buscema pencils and Al Milgrom inks with the Storm figure penciled and inked by Dave Cockrum per Steve Whitaker; Dave Cockrum pencils with Sal Buscema inks (with alterations on Cyclops, Colossus, and Professor X by Romita) per Nick Caputo; Marvel's Official Index to the X-Men #2 gives the penciller as Marie Severin and the inker as Sal Buscema; Sal Buscema pencils and unknown inks per the original indexer.
Characters: X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Moira MacTaggert (introduction); Michael Rossi (introduction); VILLAINS: Kierrok (introduction, death); Stephen Lang (introduction); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Thunderbird; Count Nefaria; N'Dare Munroe; CAMEOS: Beast; Jean Grey (both photos)
Synopsis: Scott's violent mourning for Thunderbird unleashes an alien demon on the X-Men. Moira comes to stay at X-Mansion. Lang tries to kill Rossi to keep Project Armageddon on track.
Script: Bill Mantlo (plot assist); Chris Claremont
Pencils: Dave Cockrum
Inks: Sam Grainger
Letters: Dave Hunt
Notes: 1st time Wolverine goes into a berserker rage. 1st mention of Storm's claustrophobia.
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