The X-Men #43
(April 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; MCG
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 Power of Magneto (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema ?; John Tartaglione ?
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Angel; Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl]; Magneto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Tartaglione inks per Nick Caputo, based on his examination of the original art as seen in John Buscema, Michelangelo of Comics.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Torch Is Passed...! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For the grieving X-Men, life must go on...
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; Magneto; Toad [Mortimer Toynbee]; Quicksliver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Hercules; Goliath [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]
Synopsis
The X-Men attend Professor X's funeral and are surprised when Quicksilver shows up. Returning to the mansion, the X-Men are greeted by a posthumous message from Xavier passing the torch on to his students. Quicksilver returns to Magneto's lair and is plagued with doubt about leaving the Avengers to rejoin his old master but fears for his sister's health. The X-Men lay a trap and attack Magneto and his Brotherhood but the bad guys quickly gain the upper hand.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Marvel Girl given greater psi-powers by Professor X behind the scenes.

Call Him... Cyclops! (Table of Contents: 3)

Cyclops / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The aerial agility of the Angel--the strength of the Beast--the telekinetic ability of Marvel Girl--the sub-zero stunts of Iceman!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Unus [Gunther Bain]; Vanisher [Telford Porter]; Tyrannus; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Synopsis
An explanation of Cyclops' powers.
Reprints

Here It Is! Proof Positive That the Biggest Brains at Marvel --- Don't Know What They're Doing! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Don Heck (illustrations)
Inks
George Tuska (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

Characters
Angel; Iceman; Marvel Girl; Professor Xavier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bill Labrie, Harvey Stabbe, David Koester, Ken Hutchins, Craig Miller, Charles Bewersdorf, Pauline Deeley, Guy Lillian III.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Power of Magneto
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Gigantic art mural offer!"]
  3. 2. The Torch Is Passed...!
    X-Men
  4. 3. Call Him... Cyclops!
    Cyclops
  5. 4. Here It Is! Proof Positive That the Biggest Brains at Marvel --- Don't Know What They're Doing!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
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