The X-Men #61
(October 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.


On the Wings of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Tom Palmer ?; Neal Adams ?
Colors
Neal Adams ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

Indexer Notes

Palmer inks per Carl Gafford and Michael Evans; Neal Adams per the original indexer and Nick Caputo. Inks are attributed to Adams in 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). Possible Adams colors per Nick Caputo.

Sources for letters credit are The Marvel Comics Index, The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (1987), and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (1994).

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Monsters Also Weep! (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
From out of the east... the winged, reptilian menace called Sauron... once-human embodiment of all that is hidden...mysterious... evil!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; GUESTS: Polaris [Lorna Dane]; Havok [Alex Summers]; Tanya Anderssen; Dr. Anderssen; VILLAIN: Sauron [Karl Lykos]
Synopsis
The X-Men battle Sauron but the he gets away and the heroes do not make the connection between the flying dinosaur and Dr. Karl Lykos. Visiting Lykos, they find Alex restored to health and witness a reunion between Karl and his love, Tanya. Her father arrives and forbids their love as the X-Men slink away from the uncomfortable domestic scene. Karl drains energy from Lorna and turns into Sauron once again. Once he changes back into Lykos, he confronts Tanya at their old mountain cabin and seemingly falls to his death as he runs away, afraid of trying to drain energy from the woman he loves.
Reprints
Keywords
Tierra del Fuego

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Mutant Mail-Box / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Neal Adams (illustrations)
Inks
Tom Palmer (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Beast; Cyclops
Reprints

[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. On the Wings of Death!
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["Mr. America - Mr. Universe secret muscle building "tools""]
  3. 2. Monsters Also Weep!
    X-Men
  4. 3. ["Item: You asked for it--and even if you didn't, you've got it!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. ["Marvelmania International"]
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
  8. 7. ["Do you need extra money?"]
  9. 8. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
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