The X-Men #3 [Regular Edition]
(January 1964)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1963-11-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filings.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Beware of the Blob! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

Indexer Notes

Brodsky inks per The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981), The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987) Official Index to the Marvel Universe (Vandal et al. 2009) Nick Caputo, Bob Ford and the original indexer. Steve Whitaker previously credited Paul Reinman and Carl Gafford credited Frank Giacoia.

Sources for letters credit are The Marvel Comics Index, The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men, and Official Index to the Marvel Universe.

Beware of the Blob! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Paul Reinman (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You have never seen a super-villain like the Blob!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; The Angel [Warren Worthington III]; The Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]]; The Blob (introduction)
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
Keywords
circus; elephant; giraffe; gorilla; intensifier ray
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beware of the Blob!
    X-Men
  2. 1. Beware of the Blob!
    X-Men
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