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"You've become quite a nuisance -- you and your friends, the Bogarts -- meddling in affairs that are none of your concern. The time has come for that to end. But I quite forget my manners. How utterly boorish and jejune of me not to introduce myself. You may call me Mr. Sinister."
Mister Sinister
"Child of Light and Darkness"
Classic X-Men 42
Classic X-Men
Title: "Child of Light and Darkness"
Storyline: "The Dark Phoenix Saga"
Volume: 1
Number: 42
Cover price: $1.25
Cover date: Mid-December, 1989
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Credits
Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Writers: Chris Claremont; John Byrne
Pencilers: John Byrne
Inkers: Terry Austin
Cover artists: Steve Lightle
Colorists: Glynis Oliver
Letterers: Tom Orzechowski
Assistant editors: Daryl Edelman
Editors: Bob Harras
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"Child of Light and Darkness" is the first story in the forty-second issue of Classic X-Men. This issue shipped bi-weekly with a mid-December, 1989 cover-date. The issue was edited by Daryl Edelman and Bob Harras with an original cover illustration by Steve Lightle. The first vignette reprints Uncanny X-Men #136 and is the penultimate chapter in "The Dark Phoenix Saga". The original story was written by Chris Claremont with pencil work by John Byrne and inks by Terry Austin. Coloring was provided by Bob Sharen and lettering was by Tom Orzechowski. The story was edited by Bob Budiansky and Jim Salicrup. The second story in this issue, "When Dreams are Dust", is an original tale set in the past and spotlights the character of Cyclops. It was written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Mike Collins and Joe Rubinstein. Coloring was provided by Gregory Wright with lettering by Joe Rosen.

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"When Dreams are Dust" Edit

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"When Dreams are Dust"
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Title: "When Dreams are Dust"
Credits
Writers: Chris Claremont
Pencilers: Mike Collins
Inkers: Joe Rubinstein
Colorists: Gregory Wright
Letterers: Joe Rosen
Editors: Daryl Edelman; Bob Harras

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  • DeHavilland Mosquito airplane
  • McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
  • Stearman biplane

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  • This issue shipped in standard release and direct edition.
  • The events of "When Dreams are Dust" take place after the events ot "Little Boy Lost" from Classic X-Men #41.
  • It is ironic that Scott Summers' tormentor from "When Dreams are Dust" should be named Nate. Nathaniel is also the real first name of Mister Sinister as well as Scott's future son, Cable.

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