ROGUE GETS SAVAGE: MARVEL Continues X-MEN Facsimile Edition Streak in September

EXCLUSIVE: Plus, the latest Secret Wars and Amazing Spider-Man…

Marvel’s continuing its yearlong streak of mutant-centric Facsimile Editions in September with a full-on reprint of Chris Claremont and Jim Lee’s Uncanny X-Men #274 from 1991, starring Rogue and Magneto in the Savage Land.

Also coming, of course, are the latest Secret Wars and Amazing Spider-Man facsimiles.

Dig the official solicitation info, which will be officially released by Marvel later this month:


Penciled by JIM LEE
Cover by JIM LEE

Sparks fly in the Savage Land – between Rogue and Magneto! The powerhouse X-Man joins forces with their greatest enemy, but could there be something more between them than a mere alliance? They’ll fight alongside Ka-Zar and Zabu against the wicked Zaladane, who has erected six towers in the Savage Land and is now in sync with Earth’s magnetic field. With her newfound power, she has scrambled all communication in the area – and the effects of her mad quest are already felt far away! The epic battle features dinosaurs, Mutates, Nick Fury – and Rogue in her iconic Savage Land ensemble, courtesy of superstar artist Jim Lee! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #274.

On Sale 9/4


Written by TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by RON FRENZ
Cover by RON FRENZ

Continuing a Facsimile celebration of the early days of Spider-Man’s black costume, which he has now discovered is really an alien symbiote intending to bond with him forever! Spidey may believe he’s done with the black costume now that he’s back in his classic suit – hunting down the Hogboblin and figuring out what connection he has to the criminal mastermind known as the Rose – but even trapped in the Fantastic Four’s Baxter Building HQ, the symbiote is thinking of escape! And when the Hobgoblin returns, it’s bad news for Harry Osborn, who has something the villain wants! Can Spider-Man save one of his oldest friends? It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #260.

On Sale 9/18


Written by JIM SHOOTER
Penciled by BOB LAYTON

Marvel’s monthly celebration of the finest super-hero crossover of them all continues with Battleworld about to be consumed by Galactus! Spider-Man is back in action and learning all the fresh tricks at his disposal courtesy of his new black costume – but his excitement might be short-lived as the assembled heroes, reunited with the X-Men, must mount an assault on the World-Eater with everything at stake! But is stopping Galactus even the right thing to do? Reed Richards isn’t certain – and if he doesn’t know what to do, what chance does anyone have? It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #9.

On Sale 9/4

A few thoughts:

— Each main issue lists for $4.99.

— By my accounting, every Marvel Facsimile Edition — not counting Amazing Spider-Man and Secret Wars — set for this year so far has been mutant focused, with the exception of Godzilla #1, which is due June 26. My take has been that this is because of Deadpool and Wolverine hype and the fact that Marvel is once again rebooting its X-books. But reader “ookerdookers” had this theory and I think it holds a lot of merit, so I’m giving it a signal boost:

“With the recent announcement of the Marvel Masterpiece collected edition format coming next year, I suspect we will see more and more facsimiles that will be published ultimately for the purposes of compiling the material into future editions.

“The first two editions to be released in 2025 are Secret Wars and Spidey black suit saga and that corresponds to the current facsimile output. I bet we may see more X-Men first appearance issues since that would seem to fit thematically with what they’re doing and could result in a collection. Marvel has already released nearly a dozen facsimiles that could qualify as X-Men first appearance issues. Perhaps more Dark Phoenix saga issues since they have released three already.

“It will be interesting to see what trends develop and if the patterns support that impetus.”

— The Marvel Masterpiece line they’re referring to hasn’t been officially announced yet but it will collect Facsimile Editions — ads and all — as Gallery Editions, which are just a shade smaller than the classic Bronze Age treasury editions. Got that?

Obligatory Price Comparison: An unslabbed, near mint copy of an original Uncanny X-Men #274 recently sold on eBay for $35 but you can find them for a helluva lot cheaper.


— MARVEL Sets AUGUST Date for Landmark SECRET WARS #8 Facsimile Edition. Click here.

— DEADPOOL and WOLVERINE’s First Meeting Leads MARVEL’s Four FACSIMILE EDITIONS For July. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Myself having avoided all things X-Men to the best of my abilities back in the 1990s, I’ve really only learned in the last year how Rogue was such a consistent source of mutant-related thirst traps.

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  2. Wow, thanks for the shout out and kind words! My favorite activity during my morning coffee is to log onto 13th Dimension and read the day’s news and articles, so I was blown away to see my handle appear on this one. I’m already giddy as it is anytime I see you post a new facsimile release announcement, lol. I appreciate everything that you all do to make this site what it is. You guys always scratch every itch of my comic fandom, so thank you.

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    • Thanks, Ooker — may I call you Ooker? It was a great point and you deserve the credit! Thanks for reading! I really, really appreciate it!

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