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Magik (vol. 1) #3 (Feb. 1984):
“Soulquest”
by Chris Claremont, Ron Frenz, Tom Palmer

Magik (vol. 1) #3

Title: “Soulquest”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 1984

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Chris Claremont
Art by: Ron Frenz, Tom Palmer


19 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.
Magik Illyana Rasputin
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: S occult/magick; demonolatry; raised Communist
The New Mutants; The Exiles Marvel 450
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe)
(details) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
Morlocks (leader); The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,068
Belasco Belasco villain
CBR Scale: D sorcerer; worshipped Elder Gods; degenerated into demon
[kidnapped Illyana Rasputin to Limbo] Marvel 36
demons demons
(details, pg. 1-4, 16-19, 22) 
villain group
CBR Scale: D demon
[generic unnamed demons] Marvel 2,000
The Squidge The Squidge
(9-panel cameo, pg. 1-3)
supporting character
CBR Scale: D N.A.
[rodent-like creature Illyana practiced magic on] Marvel 1
S'ym S'ym
(3-panel cameo, pg. 17, panels 3-5)
villain
CBR Scale: D demon
[servant of Belasco, then Magik (Illyana)] Marvel 63
Cannonball Cannonball (Sam Guthrie)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 12, panel 3)
hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 831
Mirage Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 12, panel 3)
hero
CBR Scale: M Native American religion (Cheyenne) / Teutonic paganism
X-Men; The New Mutants...  Marvel 470
Wolfsbane Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 12, panel 3)
hero
CBR Scale: M Presbyterian
X-Factor; The New Mutants...  Marvel 576
Sunspot Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 12, panel 3)
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
The Hellfire Club; The Avengers...  Marvel 574
The New Mutants The New Mutants
(1-panel cameo, pg. 12, panel 3)
hero group
  [1st app: Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982)] Marvel 1,022
Kitty Pryde Kitty Pryde
(alternative reality version) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
S.H.I.E.L.D.; X-Men...  Marvel 3,128
Larry Niven Larry Niven
(behind the scenes, pg. 11, panel 4) 
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S agnostic
[wrote Ringworld, Known Space] Marvel 7
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)
(mentioned, pg. 11, panel 2) 
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,345
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin)
(mentioned, pg. 3, 5, 13) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,122
N'Garai Dark Ones
(mentioned, pg. 1, 6-7, 22-23) 
villain group
CBR Scale: D demons
[alien race] Marvel 17
X-Men X-Men
(mentioned, pg. 3, panel 3) 
hero group
  [1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 9,958
Elder Gods Elder Gods
(mentioned, pg. 1) 
supporting character group
    Marvel
saber-toothed cats saber-toothed cats
(mentioned, pg. 20, panel 1) 
supporting character villain group real/historical person
CBR Scale: D N.A.
[animal species]   10

Cover of Magik #3
Detail from cover of Magik #3
Cover Date: February 1984
Publisher: Marvel

Story Note: Magik: Illyana and Storm Limited Series. Number 3 of 4-issue limited series starring Illyana Rasputin (known as "Magik" of the New Mutants) and Storm of the X-Men.

Story 1:
Soulquest
Pages: 23

Credits (as printed)
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciler: Ron Frenz
Finisher: Tom Palmer
Letterer: Tom Orzechowski
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Editor: Louise Jones
Editor in Chief: Jim Shooter

Cover
Cover Price: 60¢
Cover Artist(s): Ron Frenz (pencils) and Tom Palmer (inks)

Cover Blurb(s): word balloon spoken by Belasco: "My love or Storm's life, Illyana -- CHOOSE!"; From the X-Men; #3 in a Four-Issue Limited Series
Featured on Cover: Illyana Rasputin, Storm (other-dimensional), Belasco
Shown in Corner Box: Illyana Rasputin
Corner box from cover of Magik #3
Signature from cover of Magik #3