The X-Men #69
(April 1971)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-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

Menace of the Mimic! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Marie Severin (cover sketch); Sal Buscema (signed)
Inks
Sal Buscema (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Iceman; Beast; Angel]; Mimic
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Indexer Notes

Sources for letters credit are 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). Copy of the cover sketch can be found on http://themarvelageofcomics.tumblr.com

The Supreme Sacrifice (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; Bolivar Trask; Master Mold; Sentinels
Synopsis
With the X-Men captured, Xavier heads back to investigate a fallen Sentinel to try and figure out what stopped it. The X-Men escape and battle the Sentinels but it is the timely intervention of Professor X and the self sacrifice of Dr. Trask that stops Master Mold and saves the day.
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Lo! Now Shall Appear-- the Mimic (Table of Contents: 2)

X-Men / comic story / 19.66 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; Zelda Kurtzberg; Vera Cantor; Mimic [Calvin Rankin]
Synopsis
Bobby and Hank tussle with mysterious Calvin Rankin, who beats them by mimicking their powers. Calvin then has an encounter with Jean at a restaurant. Realizing he is dealing with the X-Men, Calvin follows Jean home and asks to join them. Once he has absorbed all of their powers, he battles them and captures Jean. The team follows him to his hideout deep in an old mine. Mimic uses his powers to uncover a machine his father built that will allow him to keep the combined powers for good. Xavier allows Mimic to use the machine which doesn't give him powers but strips his mimic powers away.
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Indexer Notes

Panel 1 of page 20 cut to make room for Statement of Ownership, which appears at bottom of page.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.3 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 339,506

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Menace of the Mimic!
    X-Men
  2. 1. The Supreme Sacrifice
    X-Men
  3. 2. Lo! Now Shall Appear-- the Mimic
    X-Men
  4. 3. Statement of Ownership
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