The X-Men #49
(October 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

Who Dares Defy -- the Demi-Men? (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors
Jim Steranko
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Sources for colors 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 (Ward 1994).

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Who Dares Defy the Demi-Men? (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Don Heck (breakdowns); Werner Roth
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Cooper

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eerie feeling--returning to the house that was our headquarters!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; Lorna Dane (Introduction); Mesmero (Villain; Introduction); Demi-Men (Villain; Introduction)
Synopsis
Angel, back at the X-Mansion, learns that Cerebro is active and has detected a high level of mutant activity. Angel contacts Marvel Girl to alert her to his findings and she rounds up the X-Men to search for the heightened source of the mutant activity. As the X-Men search, Iceman is left behind to keep an eye out on a stranger he recently rescued.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

X-Men rejoined as a team

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).

"A Beast Is Born" (Table of Contents: 3)

The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men / 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
That nuclear pile is getting ready to blow!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Beast [Hank McCoy] (Origin beginning); Hank McCoy (as baby); Norton McCoy (Beast's father); Edna Andrews McCoy (Beast's mother); Bob (Norton McCoy's uncle)(introduction); Paul Martin (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men! part 12, origin of the Beast part 1, page 1 of this story is not reprinted in the Amazing Adventures #17 and X-Men: Mutations #nn 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
?
Pencils
Werner Roth (illustration)
Inks
John Tartaglione (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

Characters
Angel; Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Tony Isabella.

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

Spider-Man / 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. Who Dares Defy -- the Demi-Men?
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
  3. 2. Who Dares Defy the Demi-Men?
    X-Men
  4. 3. "A Beast Is Born"
    The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men
  5. 4. ["Stop the presses! Here's some scoops and scuttlebutt to knock you outta your teepee!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["Now in full color!"]
    Spider-Man
  8. 7. ["Good news for you who want to make extra money easily!"]
  9. 8. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
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