The X-Men #44
(May 1968)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-03-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A. by World Color Press, Inc., Sparta, Illinois 62286
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Red Raven, Red Raven! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Don Heck; Marie Severin
Inks
John Tartaglione; Marie Severin (sourced) (see notes)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (sourced)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Red Raven (android)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Red Raven, Red Raven...! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Roy Thomas (credited) (plot); Gary Friedrich (credited)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited) (layouts); Werner Roth (credited) (finished pencils)
Inks
John Tartaglione (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Decisively defeated on the island stronghold of Magneto, the X-Men may finally have reached the end of their colorful careers...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants: Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Toad [Mortimer Toynbee]
X-Men: Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
King Aerivar XVIII (flashback); Red Raven (flashback); Red Raven (android)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The X-Men have been defeated and captured by Magneto. Warren escapes to seek the assistance of the Avengers; en route to New York and the Avengers, Angel encounters an island guarded over by Red Raven and learns the secrets of a lost race of bird-people.
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Indexer Notes

Red Raven last appeared in Red Raven Comics (Marvel, 1940 series) #1, his last chronological appearance was in Invaders (Marvel, 1975 series) #38 and his next appearance was in Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #26.

The Iceman Cometh! (Table of Contents: 3)

X-Men / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich (credited)
Pencils
George Tuska (credited)
Inks
John Verpoorten (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is a cool fall night in 1963!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Madeline Bass-Drake (introduction, unnamed, Iceman's mother); Rocky Beasely (introduction, villain); Cyclops [Scott Summers]; William Robert Drake (introduction, unnamed, Iceman's father); Iceman [Bobby Drake] (beginning of his origin); Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Judy Harmon (introduction)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Rocky and his rowdy group of thugs turn up to snatch Judy away from a date she is on with Bobby. Bobby fights back to protect Judy and during the altercation he utilizes his mutant abilities. The townsfolk soon learn of Bobby's abilities, hunt him down and then imprison him.
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Keywords
Nassau County

The Senses-Shattering Surprises Go On and On—! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Angel; Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl
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Indexer Notes

Letters from: Keith Giffen (future comics artist), Greg Feeley, Joel Richter, Carl Gafford, Scott Douglas, David Craven, David Bradstreet and Grady Richardson.

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

Doctor Strange; Nick Fury / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Red Raven, Red Raven!
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Gigantic art mural offer!"]
  3. 2. Red Raven, Red Raven...!
    X-Men
  4. 3. The Iceman Cometh!
    X-Men
  5. 4. The Senses-Shattering Surprises Go On and On—!
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist; Stan's Soapbox
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["The Marvel beat goes on!"]
    Doctor Strange; Nick Fury
  8. 7. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
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  • Chris Boyko
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Merlin Haas
  • Hunter Johnson
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Stéphane PETIT
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Richard Thomson
  • Jim Van Dore