The X-Men #19
(April 1966)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1966
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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Werner Roth; Marie Severin (alterations)
Inks
Dick Ayers; Marie Severin (alterations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is the Mimic another mutant? -- or, something far worse??
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; Mimic
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alterations on Mimic's wings and hands by Marie Severin, Per Nick Caputo, June 2012. Original indexer listed Jack Kirby as layout artist.

Sources for letters credit are The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981), 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).

Lo! Now Shall Appear--The Mimic! (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
Boy! One thing's for sure-- a Hawkeye I'm not!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; GUESTS: Zelda; Vera (first appearance); VILLAIN: Mimic [Calvin Rankin] (first appearance, origin)
Synopsis
Bobby and Hank tussle with mysterious Calvin Rankin, who beats them by mimicking their powers. Calvin then has an encounter with Jean at a restaurant. Realizing he is dealing with the X-Men, Calvin follows Jean home and asks to join them. Once he has absorbed all of their powers, he battles them and captures Jean. The team follows him to his hideout deep in an old mine. Mimic uses his powers to uncover a machine his father built that will allow him to keep the combined powers for good. Xavier allows Mimic to use the machine which doesn't give him powers but strips his mimic powers away.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Let's Visit the X-Men / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Letters
typeset

Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Is the Mimic another mutant? -- or, something far worse??"]
    X-Men
  2. 1. Lo! Now Shall Appear--The Mimic!
    X-Men
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Let's Visit the X-Men
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