The X-Men #65
(February 1970)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1969-12-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co. Inc.
Publisher's 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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1970 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress with a correction factor of plus 28 days.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

--Slaves of the Star-Spawn! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (sourced)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get him, Cyclops!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men: Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Neal Adams is credited with pencils (with touch-ups by Marie Severin) in The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987).

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

Joe Weider Course and Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Before I'd Be Slave... (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited as Dennis O'Neil)
Pencils
Neal Adams (credited); Marie Severin (alterations, see notes)
Inks
Tom Palmer (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Simek (credited as Jean Izzo)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well... finally! We expected you days ago!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Crystal [Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff] (cameo); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
X-Men: Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Professor X [Charles Xavier] (also in flashback)
Changeling (flashback); Lorna Dane; Colonel Nick Fury; Havok [Alex Summers]; Theodore Norton; David; Z'Nox (introduction, villains)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The X-Men make it back to the mansion after their harrowing battle with Magneto only to be commanded inside by Alex and Lorna. They learn that Earth is about to be attacked by the alien Z'Nox, but a plan has been made to counter the invasion -- a plan formulated by none other than the "dead" Professor X. Xavier returns to his charges and explains that Changeling was masquerading as him when he was killed. The X-Men board the Z'Nox spaceship and attack, but it is the collective power of happy thoughts funneled through Xavier into his students that ultimately drives the aliens off.
Reprints
Keywords
gravity transformer drive; S.H.I.E.L.D.

Indexer Notes

The alien watchdog on page 12 was redrawn by Marie Severin to a more humanoid look, although references to the creature looking doglike were retained.

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

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)

Incredible Items and Inconceivable Info of Inestimable Importance! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Neal Adams (illustration)
Inks
Tom Palmer (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Timothy Lees, Barry Alfonso, Norman Morris, Ed Bishop, Douglas Moench (future comics writer), Charles Hunt, and Mark Verheiden; Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

204 Pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers Set (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Academy for Home Study / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. --Slaves of the Star-Spawn!
    X-Men
  2. 1. ["I put 2 full inches on my arms--"]
    Joe Weider Course and Products
  3. 2. Before I'd Be Slave...
    X-Men
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  5. 4. ["Marvelmania International"]
  6. 5. Incredible Items and Inconceivable Info of Inestimable Importance!
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mutant Mail-Box
  8. 7. 204 Pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers Set
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  9. 8. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
    Academy for Home Study
  10. 9. ["Do you have art talent worth developing?"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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