The X-Men #48
(September 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

What Waits... Within the Hive? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (Cyclops & Marvel Girl Logo); Herb Cooper (caption)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl]
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Indexer Notes

Romita ink credit by Nick Caputo. Sal Buscema is incorrectly credited with pencils in 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.

Sources for Cooper lettering credit are 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). Rosen credits per Nick Caputo, June 2012.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Beware Computo Commander of the Robot Hive! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Don Heck (breakdowns); Werner Roth
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Carlo, you ordered four models for this beachwear job--and you've just used only the new one, Jean Grey!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]]; Quasimodo (Villain); Computo (Villain, Introduction, Death); Cybertrons (Villain, Introduction, Death)
Synopsis
Scott shows off his new workplace, a radio station, to Jean when a trio of robots arrive with the objective of stealing radio equipment.
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Indexer Notes

Sources for particularization of Heck pencils credit are 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).

Yours Truly the Beast (Table of Contents: 3)

Beast / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The essence of the strange powers with which nature has endowed me--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Beast [Hank McCoy]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (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
Werner Roth; Don Heck (illustrations)
Inks
John Tartaglione; John Verpoorten (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Beast; Cyclops; Juggernaut; Human Torch; Iceman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Tony Isabella.

[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. What Waits... Within the Hive?
    X-Men
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Beware Computo Commander of the Robot Hive!
    X-Men
  4. 3. Yours Truly the Beast
    Beast
  5. 4. ["Items of incredible import to illuminate your interest, invigorate your imagination, and intoxicate your id!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["America's greatest values in science labs and courses!"]
  8. 7. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
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