(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 [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
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.

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Series Information
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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