The X-Men #48
(September 1968)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-07-16
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

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

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 and Marvel Girl Logo); Herb Cooper (caption)

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

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)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for a variety of novelty items from the Johnson Smith Company.

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

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

Script
Arnold Drake (credited)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited) (breakdowns); Werner Roth (credited)
Inks
John Verpoorten (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe (credited as I. 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 arrives with the objective of stealing radio equipment.
Reprints

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 (credited)
Pencils
Werner Roth (credited)
Inks
John Verpoorten (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe (credited as I. 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)

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

Script
Stan Lee; ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Items of incredible import to illuminate your interest, invigorate your imagination, and intoxicate your id!
Characters
Juggernaut

Indexer Notes

Includes Stan's Soapbox and the "Mighty Marvel Checklist."

[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)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
America's greatest values in science labs and courses!

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for the American Basic Science Club, Inc.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys, girls, men, women

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for Wallace Brown, Inc.

Editing
Related Scans
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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