The X-Men #61
(October 1969)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1969-08-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co. Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A. by World Color Press, Inc., Sparta, Illinois 62286
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress with a correction factor of plus 28 days.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

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 (sourced)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men: Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Sauron [Karl Lykos]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
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.

[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 (credited) (plot, script); Neal Adams (sourced) (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Tom Palmer (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

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: Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Dr. Anderssen (guest, also in flashback); Tanya Anderssen (guest, also in flashback); Lorna Dane; Havok [Alex Summers] (guest, also in flashback); Jager (dog) (flashback); Sauron [Karl Lykos] (villain, also in flashback, apparent death)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The X-Men battle Sauron, but 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) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist / in-house column / 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

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Iain Jull, David Strickland, Joey Denham, and Lucky Clark.

[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!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  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"]
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • David B
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Del Gruber
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
  • Hunter Johnson
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Darrel McCann
  • Frank Plowright
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Richard Thomson
  • Jim Van Dore