([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
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

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.


Deadly Genesis (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Colossus; Wolverine; 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 (plot, script)
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Colossus [Peter Rasputin]; Thunderbird [John Proudstar]; Wolverine; Banshee; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Sunfire; Professor X; Havok]; Lorna Dane; Beast; Illyana Rasputin; Krakoa
Synopsis
The old X-Men are captured by Krakoa, the Living Island, and Professor X forms a new team to rescue them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued in X-MEN #94

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)

Call Him...Cyclops! (Table of Contents: 2)

Cyclops / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops
Synopsis
Explanation of Cyclops' powers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cyclops featurette

I, the Iceman (Table of Contents: 3)

Iceman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Iceman featurette

The Female of the Species! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Linda Fite
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Grainger
Editing
Stan Lee (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
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Deadly Genesis
    X-Men
  2. 1. Second Genesis
    X-Men
  3. 2. Call Him...Cyclops!
    Cyclops
  4. 3. I, the Iceman
    Iceman
  5. 4. The Female of the Species!
    Marvel Girl
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