The X-Men #50
(November 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

Issue Notes

First use of the iconic block-lettered X-Men logo as created by Jim Steranko.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

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).

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

City of Mutants (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

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
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Cooper

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.

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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 (illustrations)
Inks
John Tartaglione (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

Characters
Cyclops; Iceman
Reprints

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

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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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!"]
  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"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["More Marvel masterpieces..."]
    Fantastic Four; 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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