The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #114 (Oct. 1978):
by John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Terry Austin

The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #114

Title: “Desolation”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Oct. 1978

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

14 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I Protestant; mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Summers Rebellion...  Marvel 8,371
Phoenix Phoenix (Jean Grey) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Metro College; The Twelve...  Marvel 1,905
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
Brotherhood of Mutants; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe) hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
black; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 5,068
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
Excalibur; Neyaphem...  Marvel 4,345
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin) hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
Excalibur; The Acolytes...  Marvel 4,122
Banshee Banshee (Sean Cassidy) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
Factor Three; Generation X (teacher)...  Marvel 1,340
Phoenix Phoenix villain hero
CBR Scale: M cosmic entity
The Hellfire Club; X-Men Marvel 129
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
Academy of Tomorrow; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 5,233
Lilandra Neramani Lilandra Neramani supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
[Majestrix (empress) of the Shi'ar Emperium]
Marvel 170
Sauron Sauron (Karl Lykos) villain
  Brotherhood of Mutants; Savage Land Mutates...  Marvel 100
Havok Havok (Alex Summers)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Academy of Tomorrow; Brotherhood of Mutants... 
[Cyclops' brother]
Marvel 592
Corsair Corsair (Christopher Summers)
(flashback cameo)
  Starjammers (leader); U.S. Air Force
[father of Cyclops, Havok and Vulcan]
Marvel 113

This is a particularly important issue in the history of this series because it is the first issue which adds the adjective "Uncanny" to the logo in the cover title. The series (as far as the logo title is concerned) is thus permanently changed from "The X-Men" to "The Uncanny X-Men." The series title would remain this way (except for dropping the article "the" by issue #394) until the end of the series, with issue #544 in 2011.

The actual "official" title of the series (as reflected in the internal indicia) would remain "The X-Men" until issue #142, but in this database we generally list issues under their established cover title rather than always adhering strictly to indicia titles, so we list the issues of this series with the title The Uncanny X-Men starting with the arrival of this title on the cover in issue #114.

Although this is the 114th issue of the original "X-Men" series, it is (in one sense) the first issue of "The Uncanny X-Men."