(May 1969)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

What Is... the Power? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Neal Adams; John Romita (alterations)
Inks:
Neal Adams; John Romita (alterations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Neal Adams (“POWER?”); Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Henry McCoy]]; The Living Monolith [Ahmet Abdol]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks:
There's been some dispute on this credit until Bruno Andreacchi found Roy Thomas' letter reply, crediting Neal Adams, in X-Men #60. This tips the scale towards Neal Adams.

History:
1. Original indexer suggested Neal Adams. Carl Gafford and Michael Evans supported Adams credit.
2. Steve Whitaker, Nick Caputo and Bob Ford disputed this and suggested Tom Palmer
Both inkers were credited with "?".
3. Bruno Andreacchi found Roy Thomas' statement of Adams inks in X-Men #60
(http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5859)

Romita alterations on Cyclops per Nick Caputo.

Sources for letters credits are (Rosen only) The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981); (Adams and Rosen) The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987), The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Ward 1994), and Official Index to the Marvel Universe (Vandal et al. 2009).

What Is...the Power? (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
Neal Adams
Letters:
Herb Cooper

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Henry McCoy]]; Alex Summers [Havok] (origin continued); The Living Monolith [Ahmet Abdol] [also as Living Pharaoh] (villain)
Synopsis:
In the Egyptian desert, the X-Men battle the Living Pharaoh and his men; The Pharaoh takes off with Alex and siphons off his mutant powers to turn himself into the Living Monolith; As the X-Men battle the Monolith, Alex turns the tables by taking back his power and more, stopping the Monolith and destroying the ancient temple where he has been trapped; Alex warns his friends to stay away as he has no control over the destructive powers coursing through his body.
Reprints:

The Flying A-Bomb! (Table of Contents)

The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Grainger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III] (origin conclusion); Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Fred; Alma
Reprints:

Awe-Inspiring Announcements to Yawn With! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee; ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Stan's Soapbox.
Miscellaneous Marvel news items.
The Mighty Marvel Checklist for titles dated June 1969.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutant Mail-Box / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - George D. Schaetzle, M. Brogdon, Michael Fortier, Kent Roberts, Greer Watson, John Monhomme and Todd Freeman, Jr.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What Is... the Power?
    X-Men
  2. 1. What Is...the Power?
    X-Men
  3. 2. The Flying A-Bomb!
    The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men!
  4. 3. Awe-Inspiring Announcements to Yawn With!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
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