(September 1999)

Marvel, 1999 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
14.95 USD; 21.95 CAD
Pages:
532
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
0-7851-0730-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078510730951495
Editing:
Polly Watson
Color:
Black and White interior; Color cover
Dimensions:
167mm x 257mm
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; Glossy cardstock cover
Binding:
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Cover title is "The Essential Uncanny X-Men." Restoration: Jonathan Babcock.


The Essential Uncanny X-Men (Table of Contents)

The X-Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bruce Timm [as B.T.] (signed)
Inks:
Bruce Timm [as B.T.] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Javins
Letters:
Jonathan Babcock

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [The Angel; The Beast; Iceman; Cyclops; Marvel Girl]

Indexer Notes

Cover design: Thomas Velazquez; Suzanne Gaffney

[X Symbol] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Circle X symbol.

The Essential Uncanny X-Men (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Title page. Logo and indicia, no illustration.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

List of stories and creators.

[Reprint Credits / Special Thanks] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Credits for this volume. Design includes "circle X" logo.

[Cover - The X-Men #1] (Table of Contents)

The X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman ?; Sol Brodsky ?; Frank Giacoia ?
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Magneto
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Appearance of X-Men and Magneto.

Disputed inker credit:
1. Sol Brodsky, from The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981), The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987), and Official Index to the Marvel Universe (Vandal et al. 2009), and per Nick Caputo, Bob Ford, and this site’s original indexer;
2. Frank Giacoia per Carl Gafford;
3. Paul Reinman per Steve Whitaker.

X-Men (Table of Contents)

The X-Men / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-401

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor Charles Xavier (first appearance); X-Men [Cyclops (first appearance); Beast (first appearance); Angel (first appearance); Iceman (first appearance); Marvel Girl [Jean Grey; first appearance]]; Magneto (first appearance)
Synopsis:
After a day of training and meeting Jean Grey, a new student at Professor X's school, the X-Men go on their first assignment--stopping a mutant named Magneto from talking over an Air Force base.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #2] (Table of Contents)

The X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Vanisher
Reprints:

No One Can Stop the Vanisher (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Vanisher (first appearance); Special Agent Fred Duncan
Synopsis:
The X-Men face a new foe: The Vanisher!
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #3] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Blob
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Disputed inker credit--Sol Brodsky from The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981) and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987), with Nick Caputo, Bob Ford, this site’s original indexer, and Official Index to the Marvel Universe (Vandal et al. 2009) concurring; Paul Reinman per Steve Whitaker; Frank Giacoia per Carl Gafford.

Beware of the Blob! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Blob (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Professor X detects a new mutant and sends the X-Men to investigate. They arrive at a carnival and encounter the Blob, a very fat sideshow attraction who can bounce bullets off of his malleable hide as well as anchor himself to the earth and become immovable. The X-Men bring him back to the mansion as a potential member, but the Blob spurns their invitation and returns to the carnival. Realizing that the Blob knows their secret, the X-Men lure him back to the mansion where Xavier wipes his memory.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #4] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos ?
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Beast]; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Mastermind; Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Disputed inker credit--George Roussos per Carl Gafford and Nick Caputo; Paul Reinman from The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981) and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987), with this site’s original indexer concurring.

The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-607

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Mastermind; Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]
Synopsis:
Magneto and his new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants steal a freighter and use it to take over the South American nation of Santo Marco. The X-Men invade and take the country back. Xavier is caught in an explosion and loses his mental powers.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #5] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman; Marie Severin (Angel alterations)
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Beast); The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind]
Reprints:

Trapped: One X-Man! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-668

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Beast]; John Grey; Elaine Grey; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind]
Synopsis:
With Xavier's mental powers gone, the X-Men try to decide how they will function without his leadership. Trying to ferret out the X-Men, Magneto has the Toad enter a track meet where he leaps to victory. With the crowd turning hostile due to the Toad's amazing abilities, the X-Men arrive on the scene to capture him. Magneto snags the Angel and whisks him away to Asteroid M. In an attempt to trade the Toad for the Angel, the X-Men arrive on Asteroid M where they battle the Brotherhood once again. On their safe return to earth, Xavier revels that his power loss was a ruse to test his students.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #6] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Beast]; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Mastermind; Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Reprints:

Sub-Mariner! Joins the Evil Mutants (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-706

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Beast]; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Mastermind; Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Synopsis:
Xavier reads a news story about Namor and wonders if he is a possible mutant. Magneto comes to the same conclusion and invades the Sub-Mariner's realm with an invitation to join his Brotherhood. Enchanted by the Scarlet Witch, Namor agrees. The X-Men attack and, during the ensuing battle, Namor decides not to join either team, mutant or no.
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Indexer Notes

This story takes place soon after Fantastic Four #27.

[Cover - The X-Men #7] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind; Toad]; Blob
Reprints:

The Return of the Blob (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-768

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind; Toad]; Blob; Zelda
Synopsis:
The X-Men graduate from Xavier's school. The Professor says he is taking a leave of absence and puts Cyclops in charge. He shows him his new mutant-detecting machine, Cerebro. Magneto finds the Blob and invites him to join the Brotherhood. During a scuffle, Xavier's mental blocks dissolve and Blob remembers the secret of the X-Men. The Blob's name lights up on Cerebro and Scott calls the X-Men back to battle the evil mutants. During the battle, Magneto shoots missiles at the X-Men, even though the Blob is in the line of fire. The Blob, feeling betrayed, decides to return to carnival life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Cerebro.

[Cover - The X-Men #8] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Unus
Reprints:

Unus, the Untouchable! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-803

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X (cameo); The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Unus (first appearance); Mastermind
Synopsis:
After being attacked by a mutant hating crowd following his heroic rescue of a young boy, Beast gets fed up with protecting a humanity that fears and hates him and quits the X-Men; He becomes a professional wrestler but meets his match when he battles Unus, a mutant who cannot be touched; Unus is trying to leave show biz and join Magneto's Brotherhood so he takes on the X-Men as an initiation; The X-Men barely fend him off and, returning home, they find the Beast has constructed a machine that will actually increase Unus' powers; Thinking him a traitor, the X-Men try to prevent Hank from using the machine, but, once Unus has been zapped and powered up, he finds that he cannot even eat without the food being repelled out of his hands; Beast returns him to his former power level but with the promise that Unus will steer clear of Magneto.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Iceman changes from snowman form to ice form.

[Cover - The X-Men #9] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Thor; Captain America; Iron Man]; Lucifer
Reprints:

Enter, The Avengers! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Thor; Captain America; Iron Man; Wasp]; Lucifer (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Xavier has tracked down Lucifer, who cost him the use of his legs, but finds his foe's heartbeat is rigged to a giant thermal bomb. The X-Men arrive in Bavaria and run across the Avengers who have also just arrived. The X-Men have to stop the Avengers from defeating Lucifer since by defeating Lucifer, the world will be destroyed. After Xavier gives Lucifer a mind blast that renders him unconscious, he contacts his team for help and the Avengers agree to let the X-Men clean up the current crisis on their own; Cyclops uses his eye beams to disable Lucifer's thermal bomb.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #10] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen (upper captions); Art Simek (Zabu caption)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Ka-Zar; Zabu
Reprints:

The Coming of Ka-Zar (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Ka-Zar (first Silver Age appearance); Zabu; Maa-Gor; Swamp Men
Synopsis:
Xavier allows the X-Men to travel to Antarctica and enter the Savage Land to investigate the noble savage, Ka-Zar, even though he is not a mutant. They end up having to save Jean and Warren from being sacrificed by the savage Swamp Men.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #11] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Stranger
Reprints:

The Triumph of Magneto! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman; The Angel; The Beast]; The Stranger (first appearance); Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind; The Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]
Synopsis:
Xavier detects a powerful entity has arrived on earth and sends the X-Men to investigate. The Stranger tries to acclimate himself to Earth customs but runs across Magneto and the Brotherhood. The X-Men arrive on the scene and battle the Brotherhood, but the Stranger leaves with Magneto and Toad in the conflict. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch decide to return home to Central Europe. The X-Men encounter the Stranger again and Xavier realizes he is an alien; The Stranger explains that he has been collecting mutants from across the universe and takes Magneto and Toad away with him into space.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #12] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Juggernaut
Reprints:

The Origin of Professor X! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Alex Toth (pencils)
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X (Origin); Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Juggernaut [Cain Marko; first appearance, origin]; Kurt Marko (flashback); Sharon Xavier [Professor X's mother; flashback]
Synopsis:
Cerebro detects a powerful mutant and Xavier fears that he knows who it is. The X-Men prepare the mansion for an all-out assault. As the mysterious villain batters his way through the mansion's defenses, Professor X tells his students his origin story and how his step-brother changed from tormenting bully to an unstoppable Juggernaut.
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Indexer Notes

First two-part story.

[Cover - The X-Men #13] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; The Human Torch; Juggernaut
Reprints:

Where Walks the Juggernaut! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Juggernaut; Human Torch
Synopsis:
Juggernaut has invaded the mansion and the X-Men struggle to take down Xavier's unstoppable half-brother. The Human Torch lends a hand and Professor X is able to bring his brother down.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #14] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Sentinels
Reprints:

Among Us Stalk...The Sentinels! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin] (pencils)
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman); Sentinels (first appearance); Dr. Bolivar Trask (first appearance); Zelda; Mr. Worthington; Mrs. Worthington
Synopsis:
After the battle with the Juggernaut, Xavier sends the X-Men on vacation. Prof. X calls for a televised debate with anthropologist Dr. Trask, who has spoken out against the mutant menace. During the broadcast, Trask unveils his Sentinels, robots built to capture and nullify mutants. The Sentinels proclaim themselves superior to humans and prepare to take over. Xavier calls his X-Men to battle the Sentinels. When one of their number falls, the giant robots capture Trask and return to their base. The X-Men follow and find a hidden complex complete with devastating weaponry.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #15] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Sentinels
Reprints:

Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin] (pencils)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast (origin); Iceman]; Sentinels; Master Mold; Dr. Bolivar Trask; Edna McCoy; Norton McCoy
Synopsis:
The X-Men invade the Sentinel's underground complex but are captured. The Beast is taken before the Sentinel's leader, Master Mold, and has his mind probed. Master Mold commands Trask to make an army of Sentinels so they can take over the world.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #16] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Master Mold
Reprints:

The Supreme Sacrifice! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin] (pencils)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Sentinels; Master Mold; Dr. Bolivar Trask (death)
Synopsis:
With the X-Men captured, Xavier heads back to investigate a fallen Sentinel to try and figure out what stopped it. The X-Men escape and battle the Sentinels, but it is the timely intervention of Professor X and the self-sacrifice of Dr. Trask that stops Master Mold and saves the day.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #17] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Magneto's shadow
Reprints:

...And None Shall Survive! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (p. 1 & layouts, pp. 2–20); Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin] (pp. 2–20)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Magneto; Mr. Worthington; Mrs. Worthington
Synopsis:
In the aftermath of their battle with the Sentinels, Hank, Bobby and Scott are taken to the hospital with injuries. Iceman is delirious in a coma but his companions recover quickly. When Warren's parents call and say they are dropping by for a visit, Angel flies back to the mansion where he is attacked by a mysterious stranger. Xavier and Cyclops, worried with no word from Angel, also return home and are attacked. The Beast and Jean are the last to show up and are also taken down. As Warren's parents arrive at the mansion, they are greeted by Magneto.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #18] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Werner Roth; Jack Kirby ? (alterations)
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; Magneto
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Disputed penciler credit--Jack Kirby (layouts) Werner Roth (pencils) per Rich Donnelly, Steve Whitaker, and Bob Ford. Bob Ford asserts that someone other than Jack Kirby or Dick Ayers modified Magneto's face. Nick Caputo believes that the Magneto figure was pencilled by Kirby and the rest of the cover by Roth (GCD Error List 29 March 2007). Sol Brodsky inking credit added per Nick Caputo, Jan 1, 2011. Nick adds that according to Mark Evanier, Kirby rarely, if ever, provided cover layouts for other artists.

Credits from print indexes vary. The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987) attributed pencils to Roth, inks to Ayers. The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Ward 1994) attributed layouts to Kirby, pencils to Roth, inks to Ayers. Official Index to the Marvel Universe (Vandal et al. 2009) attributed pencils to Kirby.

If Iceman Should Fail--! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Jean Grey; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Mr. Worthington; Mrs. Worthington; Magneto (villain); The Toad (villain); Stranger (cameo)
Synopsis:
With the rest of the X-Men captured in a lead balloon, it is up to an injured Iceman to battle Magneto on his own. Once the X-Men escape Magento's trap, Professor X calls the Stranger, who arrives on earth to collect his former captives.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #19] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Werner Roth; Marie Severin (alterations)
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Marie Severin (alterations)
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Mimic
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Alterations on Mimic's wings and hands by Marie Severin, Per Nick Caputo, June 2012.

Lo! Now Shall Appear--The Mimic! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Zelda; Vera (first appearance); Mimic [Calvin Rankin] (first appearance, origin, villain)
Synopsis:
Bobby and Hank tussle with mysterious Calvin Rankin, who beats them by mimicking their powers. Calvin then has an encounter with Jean at a restaurant. Realizing he is dealing with the X-Men, Calvin follows Jean home and asks to join them. Once he has absorbed all of their powers, he battles them and captures Jean. The team follows him to his hideout deep in an old mine. Mimic uses his powers to uncover a machine his father built that will allow him to keep the combined powers for good. Xavier allows Mimic to use the machine which doesn't give him powers but strips his mimic powers away.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #20] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, The Angel, The Beast, Iceman]; Lucifer; The Blob; Unus
Reprints:

I, Lucifer... (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Lucifer; the Blob; Unus; The Supreme One
Synopsis:
Story of how Prof. X lost the use of his legs.
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #21] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Dick Ayers

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Lucifer
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Disputed penciler and inker credits; Werner Roth pencils with Dick Ayers inks per Carl Gafford and Nick Caputo; Werner Roth pencils and inks per Steve Whitaker. Original indexer cited Jack Kirby as layout artist.

From Whence Comes...Dominus? (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Lucifer; the Supreme One
Reprints:

[Cover - The X-Men #22] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Beast; The Angel; Iceman]; Count Nefaria; Unicorn; Eel; Porcupine; Scarecrow; Plant Man
Reprints:

Divided--We Fall! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Beast; The Angel; Iceman]; Zelda; Vera; Count Nefaria; Maggia; Eel; Porcupine; Unicorn; Scarecrow; Plant Man
Synopsis:
Trying once again to take a vacation, the X-Men are individually drawn to Central Park where they encounter phantom versions of themselves. One by one, they fall to five super powered villains. The X-Men are brought to Count Nefaria's fortress and he tries to convince them to join his plot to steal Washington, D.C., and hold it for ransom.
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Indexer Notes

Continued in X-Men #23.

[Cover - The X-Men #23] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Eel; Porcupine; Plant Man; Unicorn; Scarecrow
Reprints:

To Save a City (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Count Nefaria; Plant Man; Eel; Porcupine; Unicorn; Scarecrow; General Fredericks; Colonel Hendershoot
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Professor X walks with the aid of metal braces. General Fredericks and Colonel Hendershoot, unnamed here, confirmed by The Official Marvel Index To The X-Men.

[Cover - The X-Men #24] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Werner Roth (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Locust [August Hopper]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits per Nick Caputo, August 2012. Rich Donnelly originally had Jack Kirby listed as layout artist.

The Plague of ... The Locust! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Ted Roberts; The Locust [August Hopper]
Reprints:

Also Available: (Table of Contents)

Marvel Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. List of other Marvel Essentials books available.

The Essential Uncanny X-Men (Table of Contents)

Essential Uncanny X-Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruce Timm [as B.T.] (signed)
Inks:
Bruce Timm [as B.T.] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Javins
Letters:
Jonathan Babcock

Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Beast; The Angel; Iceman]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Same design as front with different illustration and teaser for the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Essential Uncanny X-Men
    The X-Men
  2. 1. [X Symbol]
  3. 2. The Essential Uncanny X-Men
  4. 3. [Table of Contents]
  5. 4. [Reprint Credits / Special Thanks]
  6. 5. [Cover - The X-Men #1]
    The X-Men
  7. 6. X-Men
    The X-Men
  8. 7. [Cover - The X-Men #2]
    The X-Men
  9. 8. No One Can Stop the Vanisher
    X-Men
  10. 9. [Cover - The X-Men #3]
    X-Men
  11. 10. Beware of the Blob!
    X-Men
  12. 11. [Cover - The X-Men #4]
    X-Men
  13. 12. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!
    X-Men
  14. 13. [Cover - The X-Men #5]
    X-Men
  15. 14. Trapped: One X-Man!
    X-Men
  16. 15. [Cover - The X-Men #6]
    X-Men
  17. 16. Sub-Mariner! Joins the Evil Mutants
    X-Men
  18. 17. [Cover - The X-Men #7]
    X-Men
  19. 18. The Return of the Blob
    X-Men
  20. 19. [Cover - The X-Men #8]
    X-Men
  21. 20. Unus, the Untouchable!
    X-Men
  22. 21. [Cover - The X-Men #9]
    X-Men
  23. 22. Enter, The Avengers!
    X-Men
  24. 23. [Cover - The X-Men #10]
    X-Men
  25. 24. The Coming of Ka-Zar
    X-Men
  26. 25. [Cover - The X-Men #11]
    X-Men
  27. 26. The Triumph of Magneto!
    X-Men
  28. 27. [Cover - The X-Men #12]
    X-Men
  29. 28. The Origin of Professor X!
    X-Men
  30. 29. [Cover - The X-Men #13]
    X-Men
  31. 30. Where Walks the Juggernaut!
    X-Men
  32. 31. [Cover - The X-Men #14]
    X-Men
  33. 32. Among Us Stalk...The Sentinels!
    X-Men
  34. 33. [Cover - The X-Men #15]
    X-Men
  35. 34. Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold!
    X-Men
  36. 35. [Cover - The X-Men #16]
    X-Men
  37. 36. The Supreme Sacrifice!
    X-Men
  38. 37. [Cover - The X-Men #17]
    X-Men
  39. 38. ...And None Shall Survive!
    X-Men
  40. 39. [Cover - The X-Men #18]
    X-Men
  41. 40. If Iceman Should Fail--!
    X-Men
  42. 41. [Cover - The X-Men #19]
    X-Men
  43. 42. Lo! Now Shall Appear--The Mimic!
    X-Men
  44. 43. [Cover - The X-Men #20]
    X-Men
  45. 44. I, Lucifer...
    X-Men
  46. 45. [Cover - The X-Men #21]
    X-Men
  47. 46. From Whence Comes...Dominus?
    X-Men
  48. 47. [Cover - The X-Men #22]
    X-Men
  49. 48. Divided--We Fall!
    X-Men
  50. 49. [Cover - The X-Men #23]
    X-Men
  51. 50. To Save a City
    X-Men
  52. 51. [Cover - The X-Men #24]
    X-Men
  53. 52. The Plague of ... The Locust!
    X-Men
  54. 53. Also Available:
    Marvel Comics
  55. 54. The Essential Uncanny X-Men
    Essential Uncanny X-Men
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