(February 1970)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
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

--Slaves of the Star-Spawn! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Angel; Iceman; Beast]; Z'Nox
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Neal Adams is credited with pencils (with touch-ups by Marie Severin) in The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987).

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

Before I'd Be Slave... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
Neal Adams ?
Letters:
Jean Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; Polaris [Lorna Dane]; Havok [Alex Summers]; Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Brimm]](cameos); Colonel Nick Fury (cameo, voice only); S.H.I.E.L.D. (cameos); Z'Nox (Intro, villains); Changeling [Kevin Sidney] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
The X-Men make it back to the mansion after their harrowing battle with Magneto only to be commanded inside by Alex and Lorna; They learn that earth is about to be attacked by the alien Z'Nox but a plan has been made to counter the invasion--a plan formulated by none other than the "dead" Professor X; Xavier returns to his charges and explains that Changeling was masquerading as him when he was killed; The X-Men board the Z'Nox space ship and attack but it is the collective power of happy thoughts funneled through Xavier into his students that ultimately drives the aliens off.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The alien watchdog on page 12 was redrawn by Marie Severin to a more humanoid look, although references to the creature looking dog like were retained.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Doug Moench and Mark Verheiden.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. --Slaves of the Star-Spawn!
    X-Men
  2. 1. Before I'd Be Slave...
    X-Men
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
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