The X-Men #60 [Regular Edition]
(September 1969)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


In the Shadow of... Sauron (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Tom Palmer ?
Colors
Neal Adams ?
Letters
Neal Adams; Sol Brodsky ?; Sam Rosen ? (logo design tweaking)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Beast]; Sauron
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Palmer inks per Steve Whitaker, Nick Caputo, Carl Gafford, and Bob Ford; Neal Adams per the original indexer. Also crediting Adams with inks are The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981), 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 X-Men logo created by Jim Steranko in issue #50 is adjusted a bit beginning with this issue to become the standard version. Who did this adjustment is in dispute.

Letters (excluding the logo) are credited to Adams in The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (1987) and Official Index to the Marvel Universe.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In the Shadow of... Sauron! (Table of Contents: 2)

X-Men / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
Neal Adams
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is the sound of...evil?
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Beast]; GUESTS: Havok; Lorna Dane [Polaris]; Tanya Anderssen (1st; flashback); Dr. Anderssen (introduction, flashback); VILLAINS: Larry Trask; Judge Chalmers; Sauron [Karl Lykos] (introduction); CAMEOS: Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver; Toad; Blob; Unus; Mesmero; Mastermind; Banshee; Living Pharaoh; Vanisher
Synopsis
The X-Men take an injured Havok to be treated by one of Xavier's old buddies, Dr. Karl Lykos. Lykos is an energy vampire and drains mutant life energy from Havok, turning himself into the evil Sauron. Angel takes off to investigate the flying dinosaur and is hypnotized by Sauron's powers.
Reprints
Keywords
pteranodon

Indexer Notes

Lorna Dane asks to stay with the X-Men and begins living with them at the X-Mansion. Karl Lykos adopts the name of Sauron after J.R.R. Tolkien's villain from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The Latest and Greatest Goodies from Maniacal Marvel! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mutant Mail-Box / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Neal Adams (illustrations)
Inks
Tom Palmer (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

Characters
Angel; Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Living Pharaoh
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Donald F. McGregor (future comics writer), Ed Shea, Richard Yarmy, Michael R. Arndt, and Eric Nash; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. In the Shadow of... Sauron
    X-Men
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. In the Shadow of... Sauron!
    X-Men
  4. 3. The Latest and Greatest Goodies from Maniacal Marvel!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  6. 5. ["Do you have art talent worth developing?"]
  7. 6. ["America's greatest values in science labs and courses!"]
  8. 7. ["If you need extra money & you know just 10 people..."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Chris Boyko
  • David B
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Tim Fitzpatrick
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Spencer Price-Nash
  • Ian Dowell
  • Carl Gafford
  • Robert Wood
  • Lou Mazzella