The X-Men #54
(March 1969)

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
Magazine Management Co.
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

Cyclops Must Die! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Vince Colletta; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

John Romita pencil credits from Rich Donnelly, via the GCD Errors List.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wanted: Dead Or Alive -- Cyclops! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Don Heck (breakdowns); Werner Roth (uncredited)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Izzo [née Jean Simek]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On your feet, Cyclops!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Angel; Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl]; Alex Summers [Havok] (intro, origin); The Living Pharaoh [Prof. Abdol] (intro)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sources for particularization of pencils credits 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 Million Dollar Angel (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Warren! Come down from there this second!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel (origin); Warren Worthington II; Mrs. Warren Worthington II
Synopsis
Warren continuously gets himself into trouble at home so his parents send him to a private school to straighten him out. While at school, Warren surprisingly develops wings. Within days of his wings appearing, a fire breaks out on campus and Warren utilizes his ability to fly to rescue schoolmates stuck in a building that is on fire.
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
Roy Thomas
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Bob Wiacek

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.3 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 415,200.

[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
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cyclops Must Die!
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Look what's happening to the handsome muscular men on Muscle Beach, California!"]
  3. 2. Wanted: Dead Or Alive -- Cyclops!
    X-Men
  4. 3. The Million Dollar Angel
    The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men
  5. 4. ["Fabulous facts and frivolous fables for frantic fans, faithful friends, and fiendish foes!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. Statement of Ownership
  8. 7. ["If you need extra money & you know just 10 people..."]
  9. 8. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
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