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X-Men: The Hidden Years #1 (Dec. 1999):
“Once More the Savage Land”
by John Byrne, Tom Palmer

X-Men: The Hidden Years #1

Title: “Once More the Savage Land”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 1999

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: John Byrne
Art by: John Byrne, Tom Palmer

Number of Pages: 38


32 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
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Phoenix Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 1,905
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,741
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Havok Havok (Alex Summers) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Magistrates; X-Men... 
[Cyclops' brother]
Marvel 592
Polaris Lorna Dane hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
X-Men; X-Factor... 
[studied geophysics in college]
Marvel 464
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Magneto Magneto (Erik Magnus Lehnsherr) villain hero scientist
CBR Scale: S Jewish; Gypsy/Roma
X-Men; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 916
Sentinels Sentinels
(flashback)
villain group
CBR Scale: D anti-mutant robots
[1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #14 (Nov. 1965)] Marvel 245
Ka-Zar Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder)
(flashback)
hero
  [aristocrat; fisherman...] Marvel 315
Sunfire Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida)
(flashback)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Shinto
X-Men; Big Hero 6...  Marvel 259
Changeling Changeling (Kevin Sydney)
(flashback)
hero
  X-Men; Factor Three Marvel 23
Sauron Sauron (Karl Lykos)
(flashback)
villain
  Brotherhood of Mutants; Weapon X...  Marvel 100
Mesmero Mesmero (Vincent)
(flashback)
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Weapon X; The Demi-Men
[stage hypnotist]
Marvel 54
The Living Monolith The Living Monolith (Ahmet Abdol)
(flashback)
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
Xavier Institute Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters supporting character group
  [high school] Marvel 373
Lorelei Lorelei (Lani Ubana)
(flashback)
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; Savage Land Mutates Marvel 10
Amphibius Amphibius villain
  Savage Land Mutates Marvel 45
Swamp Men Swamp Men
(details) 
supporting character villain group
CBR Scale: M Swamp Men religion
[worshipped Umbu the Unliving] Marvel 17
Larry Trask Larry Trask
(flashback)
villain
CBR Scale: M anti-mutant
Federal Council on Mutant Activities
[mutant son of anti-mutant Sentinel inventor]
Marvel 46
Z'Nox Z'Nox
(flashback)
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[amoral, cruel, decadent reptillian alien race] Marvel 12
Tanya Anderssen Tanya Anderssen
(flashback)
supporting character
  [Sauron's long-time girlfriend since he was young] Marvel 14
X-Men X-Men hero group
  [1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 9,958
Grotesk Grotesk (Gor-Tok)
(flashback)
villain
CBR Scale: S Gortokian religion
Gortokian Marvel 18
Savage Land Mutates supporting character group
  [1st app: X-Men (vol. 1) #62 (Nov. 1969)] Marvel 155
Sentinels Mk II Sentinels Mk II
(flashback)
villain group
CBR Scale: D anti-mutant robots
Sentinels Marvel 9
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(flashback cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(flashback cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Apalla the sun
(flashback cameo) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: D sentient star
[living embodiment of earth's sun] Marvel DC 4
Magneto (robot) Magneto (robot)
(flashback cameo) 
villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
The Demi-Men Marvel 5

This publication is also known as: The X-Men (vol. 1) #67.

This story is divided into 3 parts:
- Epilogue (6 pages; recounts events at the end of X-Men vol. 1 #66, the last issue of new stories published before the original series began printing re-print material)
- Prologue (11 pages)
- Once More the Savage Land (21 pages; all-new story)