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The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #122 (June 1979):
“Cry for the Children!”
by John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Terry Austin

The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #122

Title: “Cry for the Children!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: June 1979

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: John Byrne, Chris Claremont
Art by: John Byrne, Terry Austin


56 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 8,371
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe) hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
Morlocks (leader); The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,068
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,345
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin) hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,122
Banshee Banshee (Sean Cassidy) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
X-Men; Generation X (teacher)...  Marvel 1,340
Luke Cage Power Man (Luke Cage) hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Colleen Wing Colleen Wing hero
CBR Scale: S Bushido
Heroes for Hire; Nightwing Restorations...  Marvel 137
Phoenix Phoenix villain hero
CBR Scale: M cosmic entity
The Hellfire Club; X-Men Marvel 129
Bluey
(pg. 11-15)
villain
  [teen heroin addict; had blue hair] Marvel 1
Carter
(details, pg. 11-15) 
supporting character villain
  [heroin addict; reformed and worked at hospital] Marvel 2
Phoenix Phoenix (Jean Grey)
(9-panel cameo, pg. 7-8)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 1,905
Johnnie
(8-panel cameo, pg. 11-13)
villain
  [teen heroin addict] Marvel 1
Frankie
(8-panel cameo, pg. 11-15)
villain
  black
[teen heroin addict]
Marvel 1
Mastermind Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde)
(5-panel cameo, pg. 7-8) 
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Secret Empire; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 140
Shi'ar Shi'ar
(5-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 2-6)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
[alien race] Marvel 106
Moira MacTaggert Moira MacTaggert
(4-panel cameo, pg. 7-8)
supporting character scientist
  [Charles Xavier's colleague, girlfriend] Marvel 243
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 4-6)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Havok Havok (Alex Summers)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 7-8)
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Magistrates; X-Men... 
[Cyclops' brother]
Marvel 592
Multiple Man Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 7-8)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian; Buddhist
X-Factor; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 257
Juggernaut Juggernaut (Cain Marko)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 16, panels 2-4)
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 387
Polaris Polaris (Lorna Dane)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 7-8)
hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
X-Men; X-Factor... 
[studied geophysics in college]
Marvel 464
Misty Knight Misty Knight
(3-panel cameo, pg. 14-15)
hero
  NYPD; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 192
Black Tom Cassidy Black Tom Cassidy (Thomas Cassidy)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 16, panels 2-4)
villain
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Brotherhood of Mutants Marvel 74
Lilandra Neramani Lilandra Neramani
(3-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 4-6)
supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
Starjammers
[Majestrix (empress) of the Shi'ar Emperium]
Marvel 170
Arcade
(2-panel cameo, pg. 16-17)
villain
CBR Scale: M murder as sport
[1st app: Marvel Team-Up (vol. 1) #65 (Jan. 1978)] Marvel 68
Mr. Stuart Mr. Stuart
(2-panel cameo, pg. 7, panels 5-6)
supporting character
  [sailor] Marvel 2
Edward Edward
(2-panel cameo, pg. 7, panels 5-6)
supporting character
  [sailor] Marvel 2
Mariko Yashida Mariko Yashida
(1-panel cameo, pg. 9, panel 6)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Shinto
Asian
[Wolverine's late fiancee]
Marvel 31
Maelen
(1-panel cameo, pg. 6, panel 4)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
Shi'ar Marvel 2
Miss Locke
(1-panel cameo, pg. 16, panel 2)
villain
  Asian
[Arcade's right-hand woman]
Marvel 95
Demon Demon (Gene Simmons)
(photo/picture/video, pg. 11, panel 4) 
lead character real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Jewish
KISS Marvel 261
The Flash The Flash (Barry Allen)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Justice League; Super Friends DC 1,826
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, 11, panel 0) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Captain Marvel Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
U.S. Air Force; The Avengers...  Marvel 784
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Shang-Chi Shang-Chi
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Taoist monk
The Avengers; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 313
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Kree religion
Kree
[former captain of Kree star fleet]
Marvel 142
Howard the Duck Howard the Duck (Howard T. Duck)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (raised)
Duckworlder; The Defenders...  Marvel 105
Tarzan Tarzan (John Clayton)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
hero
  [1st app: All-Story Magazine (1912)] A. C. McClurg Filmation, etc. 1,406
Dracula Dracula (Vlad Tepes)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
villain based on a real person
CBR Scale: D Romanian Orthodox; Catholic convert; vampire lord
[] Marvel 1,363
The Avengers The Avengers
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
hero group
  [1st app: The Avengers (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 100
The Invaders The Invaders
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 9, panel 1) 
hero group
  [WWII-era super-team] Marvel 281
God God
(mentioned, pg. 15, panel 3) 
deity real/historical person
CBR Scale: D God
[1st app: Old Testament (1402 B.C.)] various 313
Magneto Magneto (Erik Magnus Lehnsherr)
(mentioned, pg. 2, panel 1) 
villain hero scientist
CBR Scale: S Jewish; Gypsy/Roma
X-Men; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 916
Doctor Doom Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom)
(mentioned, pg. 15, panel 3) 
villain scientist
CBR Scale: S Gypsy/Roma; magic/mysticism
Fearsome Four; The Cabal Marvel 1,176
Galactus Galactus (Galan)
(mentioned, pg. 15, panel 3) 
villain
CBR Scale: M cosmic entity
Heralds of Galactus (leader) Marvel 537
The Hellfire Club The Hellfire Club
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 3) 
villain group
  [1st app: The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #129 (Jan. 1980)] Marvel 191
The Living Monolith The Living Monolith (Ahmet Abdol)
(mentioned, pg. 4, panel 6) 
villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Egyptian classical religion:
Cult of the Living Monolith
(leader)
The Twelve; Children of the Sun (leader) Marvel 46
King Tut (Tutankhamum)
(mentioned, pg. 9, panel 1) 
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Egyptian classical religion
[Akhenaten's son; murdered by Horemheb] Marvel 20
David Munroe David Munroe
(mentioned, pg. 10-11) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Muslim
[Storm's father] Marvel 17
N'Dare Munroe N'Dare Munroe
(mentioned, pg. 10-11) 
supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M African primal-indigenous
religion (priestess)
[Storm's mother] Marvel 17
Angus MacWhirter Angus MacWhirter
(mentioned, pg. 7, panels 5-6) 
supporting character
  [sailed boat at Muir Isle; killed by Proteus] Marvel 17
Dr. Joyce Brothers Dr. Joyce Brothers
(mentioned, pg. 4, panel 2) 
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[columnist; psychologist] Marvel 135
Mr. Fix-It Mr. Fix-It (Peter Whittall)
(mentioned, pg. 4, panel 2) 
lead character real/historical person
  [repairman; TV performer] Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 500

Many names can be seen in the form of graffiti and other scrawled writing walls in the Harlem neighborhood Storm visits (pages 10-15), particularly in the drug den which was the apartment she lived in as an infant. Many of these names are names of Marvel writers, artists, editors, etc., particularly those who have worked on the X-Men series. These names (in the form seen in the graffiti) include: Kinky Klaus Janson '78, Piggy, Lupe, BB, Jan, Frank, Chris '76, Grogie, Cheap Charlie, Bonnie, Mark Gruenwald, Mary Jo Duffy, Salicrup, Jim Shooter, Bobby Wiacek, Creem Corn, Shogun, High Society, Crazy Leg, Orz, Susan, Byrne, Bill, Austin, Scag City, Marv Wolfman, Lamont Johnson, Len + Glynis, Dick, M. Zeck, 60 Grand, Milgrom, Crapola Fred, Long Sam, Leialoha, Jive turkey, Piglet, Bad Bad ?, Phil '68, Dick, B. Mantlo, Randy, Marty, Ed + Rita, Dickie McKenzie, Roger, Higgins, Kimak, Lola, Wood Tank, Capotts, Franz Listz Fan Club, Schnoppsey, Marshall, Grand Central, Steve + Terry E., Funky Archie Goodwin, Johnny B, Rathole Joe, Abel, Frank, The Sharks, The Colletta Mob, Layton '73, Ed Mantels, Marty Klug, Dave + Paty, Hanigan, Whizzard.

Interestingly enough, artist John Byrne made a concerted effort to keep track of where the graffiti was. The scene in which Storm confronts heroin addicts in her old apartment takes place in an enclosed space over many pages. Often the same walls were glimpsed in multiple panels, and the same graffiti can be seen in the same position, seen from different angles, in more than one panel.