The X-Men #18
(March 1966)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

If Iceman Should Fail! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
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.

Sources for letters credit are The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (1987), The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (1994), and Official Index to the Marvel Universe.

If Iceman Should Fail--! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One by one, the X-Men have been defeated-- by the most powerful, the most deadly foe of all!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Jean Grey; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; GUESTS: Mr. Worthington; Mrs. Worthington; VILLAINS: Magneto; Toad; CAMEO: Stranger
Synopsis
With the rest of the X-Men captured in a locked gondola beneath an ascending balloon, it is up to an injured Iceman to battle Magneto on his own. Once the X-Men escape Magneto's trap, Professor X calls the Stranger who arrives on Earth to collect his former captive.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. If Iceman Should Fail!
    X-Men
  2. 1. If Iceman Should Fail--!
    X-Men
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