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 (editor)

Issue Notes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Barry Windsor-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)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Famous name prizes or cash...from Olympic

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for the Olympic Sales Club, Inc.

The Living Pharaoh! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

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 (credited)
Pencils
Werner Roth (credited)
Inks
Sam Grainger (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Grainger (credited)

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)

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

Script
Stan Lee; ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Warren Worthington III

Indexer Notes

Stan's Soapbox, Items, The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

[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
Sam Rosen; typeset

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)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. America - Mr. Universe secret muscle building "tools"

Indexer Notes

Ad for body building equipment, instructions and consumables.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're looking for people who like to draw
Characters
Norman Rockwell

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for the Famous Artists School.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds
Characters
Rick Barry; Wilt Chamberlain

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for the American Seed Co.

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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