Amazing Adventures (4th Series)

 AMAX   (Marvel, 1979-1981)

™ and ©1979 Marvel Entertainment Group

The second volume of Amazing Adventures reprinted stories of the original X-Men from X-Men (1st Series). The new X-Men had appeared a few years previous to the 1979 debut of Amazing Adventures, and were starting to climb to the stratospheric popularity they would later enjoy. This series gave readers a chance to see how it all began.

Starting with a reprint of X-Men (1st Series) #1, this title showed how Professor Xavier gathered a band of special youngsters together to show them how to use their “X-tra” powers for the good of humanity. Later issues included the origins of Cyclops, the Beast, and the other original X-Men. It also reprinted the X-Men’s first encounters with soon-to-be-legendary villains such as Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. In comparing the old and new X-Men teams, the original comes across as far less flashy (and angst-ridden!), but the signs of greatness were evident from the very beginning.

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#1

  12/1/1979
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Reprints first part of X-Men (1st Series) #1; 1st appearance of the X-Men; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men 1st series) #38Stan Lee, Roy ThomasJack Kirby, Werner Roth

#2

  1/1/1980
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Reprints second half of X-Men (1st Series) #1; Origin of Cyclops; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men (1st Series) #39Stan Lee, Roy ThomasJack Kirby, Werner Roth

#3

  2/1/1980
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Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #2; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men (1st Series) #40Stan Lee, Roy ThomasJack Kirby, Werner Roth

#4

  3/1/1980
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Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #2, retitled from No One Can Stop the Vanisher; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men (1st Series) #41Stan Lee, Roy ThomasJack Kirby, Werner Roth

#5

  4/1/1980
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  $7.00
5 copies available from $1.75
Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #3; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men (1st Series) #42Stan Lee, Roy ThomasJack Kirby, Werner Roth

#6

  5/1/1980
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2 copies available from $3.50
Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #3, retitled from Beware, the Blob; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men (1st Series) #43Stan LeeJack Kirby, Werner Roth

#7

  6/1/1980
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2 copies available from $8.50
Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #4; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men (1st Series) #44Stan Lee, Gary FriedrichJack Kirby, George Tuska

#8

  7/1/1980
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7 copies available from $1.75
Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #4, retitled from The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men (1st Series) #45Stan Lee, Gary FriedrichJack Kirby, George Tuska

#9

  8/1/1980
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6 copies available from $1.85
Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #5, retitled from Trapped: One X-Man; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men (1st Series) #46Stan Lee, Gary FriedrichJack Kirby, George Tuska

#10

  9/1/1980
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5 copies available from $1.05
Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #5; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men (1st Series) #47Stan Lee, Arnold DrakeJack Kirby, Werner Roth

#11

  10/1/1980
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Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #6; 2nd story reprinted from X-Men (1st Series) #48Stan Lee, Arnold DrakeJack Kirby, Werner Roth

#12

  11/1/1980
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Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #6, retitled from Search for the Sub-Mariner; 2nd story reprinted from Strange Tales #168Stan LeeJack Kirby, Jim Steranko

#13

  12/1/1980
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Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #7Stan LeeJack Kirby

#14

  1/1/1981
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5 copies available from $1.15
Reprinted from X-Men (first series) #8; Final IssueStan LeeJack Kirby