The X-Men #42
(March 1968)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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

The Death of Professor X (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema; John Verpoorten ? (alterations)
Inks
John Buscema; John Verpoorten ? (alterations)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not a hoax!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Angel; Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl]; Changeling
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Iceman figure likely redrawn by John Verpoorten. The unaltered cover was published in X-Men # 90. Info per Nick Caputo, June 2012.

Sources for letters credit are The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981), The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987), and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Rosen 1994).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

If I Should Die...! (Table of Contents: 2)

X-Men / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the sombre privacy of X-Men HQ, a stridently angry Angel... flanked by the Iceman... rails against an unseen third party!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; V: Grotesk [Gor-Tek]; GS: Changeling (Death; as Prof. X)
Synopsis
Grotesk, still seeking his revenge against humanity, looks for a device to accomplish this task - the oscillotron. Professor X attempts to stop Grotesk single-handedly, but fails; Grotesk turns on the device, but the X-Men arrive in time to help destroy the machine before it can cause a massive earthquake. In the aftermath of the battle, Professor X apparently dies.
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Keywords
oscillotron

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.3 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 445,763. This is located after page 4 of the "If I Should Die...!" feature.

The End...Or the Beginning? (Table of Contents: 4)

The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
?
Letters
Al Kurzrok

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To tell the truth, we can think of no better way to begin our senses-shattering chapter, than to quote the very words of the evil mutant named Jack Winters from the final panels of last ish's thriller!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers] (origin conclusion); Living Diamond [Jack Winters]
Synopsis
The Living Diamond is blasted into atoms in his attempt to destroy Professor X and Scott Summers. Afterward, Prof. X asks Scott to be the first member of his fledgling group whose goal is to create trust between humans and mutants.
Reprints
Keywords
ultra-sonic vibration-inducer

Indexer Notes

Scott is given a costume that includes a ruby quartz visor to help control his optic blasts.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Jack O'Diamonds; Marvel Girl; Professor Xavier
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Death of Professor X
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Skin surface disfigured by pimples?"]
  3. 2. If I Should Die...!
    X-Men
  4. 3. Statement of Ownership
  5. 4. The End...Or the Beginning?
    The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men
  6. 5. ["Come 'n get it, tiger--here's our New Year's gift to you!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  8. 7. ["204pc Revolutionary War soldiers set"]
  9. 8. ["Here's a whole treasure chest of fun"]
  10. 9. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
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