The X-Men #55
(April 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Marie Severin ?

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Living Pharaoh! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Don Heck (layouts); Werner Roth
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Izzo [née Jean Simek]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; Alex Summers [Havok] (origin continued); Living Pharaoh [Ahmet Abdol]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alex Summers is revealed to be a mutant.

Where Angels Dare To Tread! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Grainger

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's the kind of scene I was looking for...right below me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel [Warren Worthington III] (origin continued); Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]
Synopsis
Angel becomes The Avenging Angel, w/ red-and-black costume
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The events of the story occur during the winter of 1963.

Indisputably Irrelevant Items of Lasting Inconsequence! (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
Werner Roth; Don Heck (illustrations)
Inks
Vince Colletta (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

Characters
Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Iceman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Joseph Cook, Shirley A. Gorman, Bill Cullen, Sheldon Wiebe, Nick Merritt, George Kennedy, Beth Pate.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[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
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash...from Olympic"]
  3. 2. The Living Pharaoh!
    X-Men
  4. 3. Where Angels Dare To Tread!
    The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men!
  5. 4. Indisputably Irrelevant Items of Lasting Inconsequence!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["Mr. America - Mr. Universe secret muscle building "tools""]
  8. 7. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
  9. 8. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
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