The X-Men #50
(November 1968)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-09-10
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed as STERANKO)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed as STERANKO)
Colors
Jim Steranko (signed as STERANKO)
Letters
Jim Steranko (logo design)

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

Indexer Notes

First use of the block-lettered X-Men logo as created by Jim Steranko. Possible Steranko color credit by Nick Caputo. Steranko colors credit is corroborated by The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981) and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987).

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

City of Mutants (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Arnold Drake (credited)
Pencils
Jim Steranko (credited)
Inks
John Tartaglione (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Cooper (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hail, queen of mutants!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; Polaris [Lorna Dane]; Mesmero (villain); Demi-Men (villain); Magneto Robot (villain; introduction)
Reprints

This Boy--This Bombshell! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake (credited)
Pencils
Werner Roth (credited)
Inks
John Verpoorten (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Cooper (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you got here after the show started, shame on you--but let us fill you in!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Beast [Hank McCoy] (origin continued); Hank McCoy (as young child and teenager); Norton McCoy; Edna McCoy; Uncle Bob; El Conquistador (name revealed in next issue; villain; introduction); Chico (name revealed in next issue; introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men! part 13, origin of the Beast part 2, page 1 of this story is not reprinted in the Amazing Adventures #17 and X-Men: Mutations #nn reprints.

A Plethora of Pronouncements Up for Grabs (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Werner Roth (illustrations)
Inks
John Tartaglione (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

Characters
Cyclops; Iceman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bob Pinkney, Jr., Eric Johnson, C. C. Crill, James R. Sams II, Lane Bailey, Nick Sheedy, David M. Willis, and Michael Wallace; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

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

The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Creative Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Famous Artists School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Look what's happening to the handsome muscular men on Muscle Beach, California!"]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. City of Mutants
    X-Men
  4. 3. This Boy--This Bombshell!
    The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men
  5. 4. A Plethora of Pronouncements Up for Grabs
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["More Marvel masterpieces..."]
    The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man
  8. 7. ["Good news for you who want to make extra money easily!"]
    Creative Card Company
  9. 8. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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