The X-Men #53
(February 1969)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-12-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1969 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
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Marie Severin ?

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

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Rage of Blastaar! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Arnold Drake (credited)
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith (credited as Barry Smith)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited as Michael Dee)
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Cooper (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where is there one who would challenge my majesty?
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; Blastaar
Reprints
Keywords
Negative Zone

Indexer Notes

Barry Windsor-Smith's 1st U.S. artwork.

Welcome to the Club, Beast! (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 Tartaglione (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Simek (credited as Jean ‘Simek’ Izzy)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boy did his job perfectly!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Beast [Hank McCoy] (origin conclusion); Hank McCoy (as teenager); GS: Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]]; Norton McCoy; Edna McCoy; V: Conquistador [Orlando Furio]; Chico
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men! part 16, origin of the Beast conclusion, page 1 is not reprinted in the Amazing Adventures #17 and X-Men Mutations #nn reprints, next chronological appearance in X-Men #1.

Brilliant Bits of Block-Busting Bombast Straight from Your Blushin' Bullpen! (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
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Werner Roth; Don Heck (illustrations)
Inks
John Tartaglione (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Martin Pepeta, Wayne A. Smith, David Arnold, Doug Branham, Mark Gruenwald, Craig Battmer, and Ray Thomas; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

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

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

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

Colonial Studios / 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. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Rage of Blastaar!
    X-Men
  4. 3. Welcome to the Club, Beast!
    The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men
  5. 4. Brilliant Bits of Block-Busting Bombast Straight from Your Blushin' Bullpen!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["You'll blow your mind!"]
  8. 7. ["Amazing $1 art offer"]
    Colonial Studios
  9. 8. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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