([May] 1975)

Marvel, 1975 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1975-02-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Len Wein (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing. Month of publication is listed as [May], in accordance with the reprint of the cover on the inside back cover of Special Edition X-Men #1, which carries a May date. At this time, there was usually a three-month difference between on-sale and cover/indicia dates.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Deadly Genesis (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (Original X-Men figures); Gil Kane (signed as GK)
Inks
Dave Cockrum (signed as DEC)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Colossus; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm; Nightcrawler; Thunderbird [John Proudstar]]
Reprints

Second Genesis (Table of Contents: 1)

X-Men / comic story / 36 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont (plot assist, uncredited); Len Wein (credited) (plot, script)
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (credited)
Inks
Dave Cockrum (credited)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited as Glynis Wein)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winzeldorf, Germany: Nestled deep in the Bavarian...
Feature Logo
The Uncanny X-Men
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Colossus [Peter Rasputin]; Thunderbird [John Proudstar]; Wolverine [Logan]; Banshee; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Sunfire [Shiro Yoshida]; Professor X; Havok; Lorna Dane [Polaris]]; Beast; Illyana Rasputin; Krakoa; Mr. Rasputin; Mrs. Rasputin
Synopsis
The old X-Men are captured by Krakoa, the Living Island, and Professor X forms a new team to rescue them.
Reprints
Keywords
Camp Verde; Kenya; Lake Baikal; Nashville; Osaka; Quebec; Westchester; Winzeldorf

Indexer Notes

Continued in X-MEN (Marvel, 1963 series) #94. This series is borken into four parts, Second Genesis (13 pages), Chapter II ...And When There Was One! (7 pages), Chapter III Assault Force (8 pages), and Chapter IV Krakoa... the Island That Walks Like a Man! (8 pages).

Sources for particularization of story/script credits are The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981) and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987).

Peter Iro is credited with background inks in many sources, but none of his work was in the finished product, per Dave Cockrum: "First--your listing of X-Men Special Edition #1 lists Peter Iro as one of the creative team on Giant-Size X-Men #1. It's about time somebody put the lie to this one: Pete Iro did indeed try his hand at inking my backgrounds on FIVE PAGES ONLY. [Emphasis his] Even if a background assistant completes a full job, he gets no credit whatsoever for having worked on the job. But aside from that, the five pages he inked were so crudely and amateurishly butchered that I was forced to white out all his work and re-ink those pages myself. In view of this fact, it's obvious why I resent Iro being listed as having worked on the book: I inked that book entirely, and no one else." (The Comic Reader #208)

A Cacophonous Collection of Captivating Capsule Comments Calculated to Corral Your Consciousness! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Call Him...Cyclops! (Table of Contents: 3)

Cyclops / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Werner Roth (credited)
Inks
John Verpoorten (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops [Scott Summers]
Synopsis
Explanation of Cyclops' powers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cyclops featurette

I, the Iceman (Table of Contents: 4)

Iceman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake (credited)
Pencils
Werner Roth (credited)
Inks
John Verpoorten (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iceman
Synopsis
Explanation of Iceman's powers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Iceman featurette

The Female of the Species! (Table of Contents: 5)

Marvel Girl / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Linda Fite (credited)
Pencils
Werner Roth (credited)
Inks
Sam Grainger (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Grainger
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Synopsis
Explanation of Marvel Girl's powers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Marvel Girl featurette
Edited reprint: a caption on page 1 is rewritten, and page 2 is cut.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Deadly Genesis
    X-Men
  2. 1. Second Genesis
    X-Men
  3. 2. A Cacophonous Collection of Captivating Capsule Comments Calculated to Corral Your Consciousness!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Call Him...Cyclops!
    Cyclops
  5. 4. I, the Iceman
    Iceman
  6. 5. The Female of the Species!
    Marvel Girl
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