The X-Men #63
(December 1969)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1969-10-14
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:

The Triumph of Magneto! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed as Adams)
Inks
Tom Palmer (signed as Palmer)
Colors
Neal Adams ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (sourced)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men: Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]
Ka-Zar [Kevin Plunder]; Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

War in the World Below! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's almost too rich... too fraught with black humor!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Savage Land Mutates: Amphibius (villain, also in flashback); Barbarus (villain, also in flashback); Brainchild (villain, also in flashback); Gaza (villain, also in flashback); Lorelei [Lani Ubanu] (villain, first appearance); Lupo (villain, also in flashback)
X-Men: Angel [Warren Worthington III] (featured, also in flashback); Beast [Hank McCoy] (featured); Cyclops [Scott Summers] (featured); Iceman [Bobby Drake] (featured); Marvel Girl [Jean Grey] (featured)
Ka-Zar [Kevin Plunder] (guest); Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr] (villain, also in flashback); Zabu (guest); Swamp Savages (villains)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The X-Men and Ka-Zar battle Magneto and his manufactured mutants in the Savage Land.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ka-Zar next appears in Astonishing Tales (Marvel, 1970 series) #1.

A Sagacious Smattering of Somewhat Senseless Small-Talk! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

2 More Triumphs From Marvel! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Avengers; Thor / 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
Neal Adams (illustrations)
Inks
Tom Palmer (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Angel; Beast; Sauron; Sentinel
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Jeffrey Taylor, David Johnston, Jon Yost, Bruce Coville, and Howard Ray.

[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. The Triumph of Magneto!
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["New catalog of 2000 novelties 10c"]
  3. 2. War in the World Below!
    X-Men
  4. 3. A Sagacious Smattering of Somewhat Senseless Small-Talk!
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist; Stan's Soapbox
  5. 4. 2 More Triumphs From Marvel!
    The Avengers; Thor
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  7. 6. ["Sorry, we only hire high school graduates"]
  8. 7. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
  9. 8. ["Do you have art talent worth developing?"]
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  • David B
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Del Gruber
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
  • Steve Jenner
  • Hunter Johnson
  • Vernon Laird
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Darrel McCann
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Per Sandell
  • Richard Thomson
  • Jim Van Dore