The X-Men #52
(January 1969)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-11-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Perfect Film & Chemical 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 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Twilight of the Mutants! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Angel; Beast; Iceman; Marvel Girl]; Magneto; Erik the Red
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciler and inker credits supported by Nick Caputo, Bob Ford, and Carl Gafford.

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

Johnson Smith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Twilight of the Mutants! (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 Tartaglione (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The invader...he who calls himself Erik the Red...has cracked our outer defenses!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Erik the Red [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; Polaris [Lorna Dane]; Mesmero (villain); Demi-Men (villain; many death); Magneto Robot (villain)
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).

The Crimes of the Conquistador! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Arnold Drake (credited as Drake)
Pencils
Werner Roth (credited as Roth)
Inks
John Verpoorten (credited) (as Verpoorten)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as Rosen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Henry McCoy, you neatly overcame my band of skilled warriors...an amazing feat for one so young!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Beast [Hank McCoy] (origin continued); Hank McCoy (as a teenager); Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Norton McCoy; Edna McCoy; Conquistador [Orlando Furio]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men! part 15, origin of the Beast part 4, pages 1 and 2 of this story is not reprinted in the Amazing Adventures #17 and X-Men: Mutations #nn reprints. First appearance of Cerebro.

Sensational Scoops to Startle, Stun, and Soothe You! (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
Jim Steranko (illustrations)
Inks
John Tartaglione (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Glen Quasny, Barry Bernard, Sheldon Wiebe, Bill Bagwell, Jim Vicko, Bryan Uhlenbrock, and Doug Pratz; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Twilight of the Mutants!
    X-Men
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith Company
  3. 2. Twilight of the Mutants!
    X-Men
  4. 3. The Crimes of the Conquistador!
    The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men
  5. 4. Sensational Scoops to Startle, Stun, and Soothe You!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
    Joe Weider
  8. 7. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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