Essential Uncanny X-Men #1

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
September 1999
Page count
532?
Cover price
14.95 USD; 21.95 CAD
Colour
Unknown
Format
Comic series
ISBN
0-7851-0730-4
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/134389

Credits

Editing
Polly Watson

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Essential Uncanny X-Men (The X-Men) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [The Angel; The Beast; Iceman; Cyclops; Marvel Girl]

Credits

Script
None
Art
Bruce Timm [as B.T.]
Colours
Marie Javins
Letters
Jonathan Babcock
Editing
None

Notes

Cover design: Thomas Velazquez; Suzanne Gaffney

Show/hide 1. [X Symbol] Comic story, 1 page

Credits

Script
None
Art
None
Colours
None
Editing
None

Notes

Inside front cover. Circle X symbol.

Show/hide 2. The Essential Uncanny X-Men Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

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Art
None
Colours
None
Editing
None

Notes

Title page. Logo and indicia, no illustration.

Show/hide 3. [Table of Contents] Table of contents, 2 pages

Credits

Art
None
Colours
None
Editing
None

Notes

List of stories and creators.

Show/hide 4. [Reprint Credits / Special Thanks] Credits, 1 page

Credits

Colours
None
Editing
None

Notes

Credits for this volume. Design includes "circle X" logo.

Show/hide 5. [Cover - The X-Men #1] (The X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Magneto

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Sol Brodsky
Frank Giacoia
Colours
None
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
None

Notes

First Appearance of X-Men and Magneto.

Show/hide 6. X-Men (The X-Men) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
The X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-401
Characters
Professor Charles Xavier (first appearance); X-Men [Cyclops (first appearance); Beast (first appearance); Angel (first appearance); Iceman (first appearance); Marvel Girl [Jean Grey; first appearance]]; Magneto (first appearance)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Synopsis

After a day of training and meeting Jean Grey, a new student at Professor X's school, the X-Men go on their first assignment--stopping a mutant named Magneto from talking over an Air Force base.

Show/hide 7. [Cover - The X-Men #2] (The X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Vanisher

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 8. No One Can Stop the Vanisher (X-Men) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Vanisher (first appearance); Special Agent Fred Duncan

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Synopsis

The X-Men face a new foe: The Vanisher!

Show/hide 9. [Cover - The X-Men #3] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Blob

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Notes

Disputed inker credit--Sol Brodsky from The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981) and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987), with Nick Caputo, Bob Ford, this site’s original indexer, and Official Index to the Marvel Universe (Vandal et al. 2009) concurring; Paul Reinman per Steve Whitaker; Frank Giacoia per Carl Gafford.

Show/hide 10. Beware of the Blob! (X-Men) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Blob (first appearance)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Synopsis

Professor X detects a new mutant and sends the X-Men to investigate. They arrive at a carnival and encounter the Blob, a very fat sideshow attraction who can bounce bullets off of his malleable hide as well as anchor himself to the earth and become immovable. The X-Men bring him back to the mansion as a potential member, but the Blob spurns their invitation and returns to the carnival. Realizing that the Blob knows their secret, the X-Men lure him back to the mansion where Xavier wipes his memory.

Show/hide 11. [Cover - The X-Men #4] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Beast]; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Mastermind; Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
None
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
None

Notes

Disputed inker credit--George Roussos per Carl Gafford and Nick Caputo; Paul Reinman from The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981) and The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987), with this site’s original indexer concurring.

Show/hide 12. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! (X-Men) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-607
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Mastermind; Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Synopsis

Magneto and his new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants steal a freighter and use it to take over the South American nation of Santo Marco. The X-Men invade and take the country back. Xavier is caught in an explosion and loses his mental powers.

Show/hide 13. [Cover - The X-Men #5] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Beast); The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind]

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Marie Severin (Angel alterations)
Colours
None
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
None
Show/hide 14. Trapped: One X-Man! (X-Men) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-668
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Beast]; John Grey; Elaine Grey; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Synopsis

With Xavier's mental powers gone, the X-Men try to decide how they will function without his leadership. Trying to ferret out the X-Men, Magneto has the Toad enter a track meet where he leaps to victory. With the crowd turning hostile due to the Toad's amazing abilities, the X-Men arrive on the scene to capture him. Magneto snags the Angel and whisks him away to Asteroid M. In an attempt to trade the Toad for the Angel, the X-Men arrive on Asteroid M where they battle the Brotherhood once again. On their safe return to earth, Xavier revels that his power loss was a ruse to test his students.

Show/hide 15. [Cover - The X-Men #6] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Beast]; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Mastermind; Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
None
Show/hide 16. Sub-Mariner! Joins the Evil Mutants (X-Men) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-706
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Iceman; Beast]; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Mastermind; Magneto; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Synopsis

Xavier reads a news story about Namor and wonders if he is a possible mutant. Magneto comes to the same conclusion and invades the Sub-Mariner's realm with an invitation to join his Brotherhood. Enchanted by the Scarlet Witch, Namor agrees. The X-Men attack and, during the ensuing battle, Namor decides not to join either team, mutant or no.

Notes

This story takes place soon after Fantastic Four #27.

Show/hide 17. [Cover - The X-Men #7] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind; Toad]; Blob

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
None
Show/hide 18. The Return of the Blob (X-Men) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-768
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind; Toad]; Blob; Zelda

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Synopsis

The X-Men graduate from Xavier's school. The Professor says he is taking a leave of absence and puts Cyclops in charge. He shows him his new mutant-detecting machine, Cerebro. Magneto finds the Blob and invites him to join the Brotherhood. During a scuffle, Xavier's mental blocks dissolve and Blob remembers the secret of the X-Men. The Blob's name lights up on Cerebro and Scott calls the X-Men back to battle the evil mutants. During the battle, Magneto shoots missiles at the X-Men, even though the Blob is in the line of fire. The Blob, feeling betrayed, decides to return to carnival life.

Notes

First appearance of Cerebro.

Show/hide 19. [Cover - The X-Men #8] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Unus

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 20. Unus, the Untouchable! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-803
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X (cameo); The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Unus (first appearance); Mastermind

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Synopsis

After being attacked by a mutant hating crowd following his heroic rescue of a young boy, Beast gets fed up with protecting a humanity that fears and hates him and quits the X-Men; He becomes a professional wrestler but meets his match when he battles Unus, a mutant who cannot be touched; Unus is trying to leave show biz and join Magneto's Brotherhood so he takes on the X-Men as an initiation; The X-Men barely fend him off and, returning home, they find the Beast has constructed a machine that will actually increase Unus' powers; Thinking him a traitor, the X-Men try to prevent Hank from using the machine, but, once Unus has been zapped and powered up, he finds that he cannot even eat without the food being repelled out of his hands; Beast returns him to his former power level but with the promise that Unus will steer clear of Magneto.

Notes

Iceman changes from snowman form to ice form.

Show/hide 21. [Cover - The X-Men #9] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Thor; Captain America; Iron Man]; Lucifer

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 22. Enter, The Avengers! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Thor; Captain America; Iron Man; Wasp]; Lucifer (first appearance)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Synopsis

Xavier has tracked down Lucifer, who cost him the use of his legs, but finds his foe's heartbeat is rigged to a giant thermal bomb. The X-Men arrive in Bavaria and run across the Avengers who have also just arrived. The X-Men have to stop the Avengers from defeating Lucifer since by defeating Lucifer, the world will be destroyed. After Xavier gives Lucifer a mind blast that renders him unconscious, he contacts his team for help and the Avengers agree to let the X-Men clean up the current crisis on their own; Cyclops uses his eye beams to disable Lucifer's thermal bomb.

Show/hide 23. [Cover - The X-Men #10] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Ka-Zar; Zabu

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen (upper captions)
Art Simek (Zabu caption)
Editing
None
Show/hide 24. The Coming of Ka-Zar (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Ka-Zar (first Silver Age appearance); Zabu; Maa-Gor; Swamp Men

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Synopsis

Xavier allows the X-Men to travel to Antarctica and enter the Savage Land to investigate the noble savage, Ka-Zar, even though he is not a mutant. They end up having to save Jean and Warren from being sacrificed by the savage Swamp Men.

Show/hide 25. [Cover - The X-Men #11] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Stranger

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 26. The Triumph of Magneto! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman; The Angel; The Beast]; The Stranger (first appearance); Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind; The Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Synopsis

Xavier detects a powerful entity has arrived on earth and sends the X-Men to investigate. The Stranger tries to acclimate himself to Earth customs but runs across Magneto and the Brotherhood. The X-Men arrive on the scene and battle the Brotherhood, but the Stranger leaves with Magneto and Toad in the conflict. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch decide to return home to Central Europe. The X-Men encounter the Stranger again and Xavier realizes he is an alien; The Stranger explains that he has been collecting mutants from across the universe and takes Magneto and Toad away with him into space.

Show/hide 27. [Cover - The X-Men #12] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Juggernaut

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 28. The Origin of Professor X! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X (Origin); Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Juggernaut [Cain Marko; first appearance, origin]; Kurt Marko (flashback); Sharon Xavier [Professor X's mother; flashback]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts)
Alex Toth (pencils)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #12 (July 1965)
The Origin of Professor X!
Also printed
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #67 (December 1970)
The Origin of Professor X
 
Australia
The X-Men (Yaffa/Page, 1970s series) #4 ([December 1980?])
The Origin of Professor X
 
Australia
X-Men (Federal, 1984 series) #2 ([January 1985])
The Origin of Professor X!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #7 (1988)
The Origin of Professor X
 
United States
X-Men: The Early Years (Marvel, 1994 series) #12 (April 1995)
The Origin of Professor X
 
United States
The X-Men Omnibus (Marvel, 2009? series) #1 ([April] 2009)
The Origin of Professor X!

Synopsis

Cerebro detects a powerful mutant and Xavier fears that he knows who it is. The X-Men prepare the mansion for an all-out assault. As the mysterious villain batters his way through the mansion's defenses, Professor X tells his students his origin story and how his step-brother changed from tormenting bully to an unstoppable Juggernaut.

Notes

First two-part story.

Show/hide 29. [Cover - The X-Men #13] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; The Human Torch; Juggernaut

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 30. Where Walks the Juggernaut! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Juggernaut; Human Torch

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts)
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #13 (September 1965)
Where Walks the Juggernaut!
Also printed
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #67 (December 1970)
Where Walks the Juggernaut
 
Australia
The X-Men (Yaffa/Page, 1970s series) #5 ([1981?])
Where Walks the Juggernaut!
 
Australia
X-Men (Federal, 1984 series) #2 ([January 1985])
Where Walks the Juggernaut
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #7 (1988)
Where Walks the Juggernaut
 
United States
X-Men: The Early Years (Marvel, 1994 series) #13 (May 1995)
Where Walks the Juggernaut
 
United States
X-Men No. 13 [Marvel Legends Reprint] (Marvel, 2004 series) (February 2004)
Where Walks the Juggernaut!
 
United States
The X-Men Omnibus (Marvel, 2009? series) #1 ([April] 2009)
Where Walks the Juggernaut!

Synopsis

Juggernaut has invaded the mansion and the X-Men struggle to take down Xavier's unstoppable half-brother. The Human Torch lends a hand and Professor X is able to bring his brother down.

Show/hide 31. [Cover - The X-Men #14] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Sentinels

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Wally Wood
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 32. Among Us Stalk...The Sentinels! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman); Sentinels (first appearance); Dr. Bolivar Trask (first appearance); Zelda; Mr. Worthington; Mrs. Worthington

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts)
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin] (pencils)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #14 (November 1965)
Among Us Stalk...The Sentinels!
Also printed
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #68 (February 1971)
Among Us Stalk the Sentinels
 
Australia
Newton Triple Action (Newton, 1976? series) #1 (August 1976) —The Avengers The X-men Conan
Among Us Stalk… The Sentinels!
 
Australia
The X-Men (Yaffa/Page, 1970s series) #5 ([1981?])
Among Us Stalk...The Sentinels!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #7 (1988)
Among Us Walk Stalk the Sentinels
 
United States
X-Men: The Early Years (Marvel, 1994 series) #14 (June 1995)
Among Us Stalk...The Sentinels!
 
United States
The X-Men Omnibus (Marvel, 2009? series) #1 ([April] 2009)
Among Us Stalk...the Sentinels!

Synopsis

After the battle with the Juggernaut, Xavier sends the X-Men on vacation. Prof. X calls for a televised debate with anthropologist Dr. Trask, who has spoken out against the mutant menace. During the broadcast, Trask unveils his Sentinels, robots built to capture and nullify mutants. The Sentinels proclaim themselves superior to humans and prepare to take over. Xavier calls his X-Men to battle the Sentinels. When one of their number falls, the giant robots capture Trask and return to their base. The X-Men follow and find a hidden complex complete with devastating weaponry.

Show/hide 33. [Cover - The X-Men #15] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Sentinels

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 34. Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast (origin); Iceman]; Sentinels; Master Mold; Dr. Bolivar Trask; Edna McCoy; Norton McCoy

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts)
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin] (pencils)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #15 (December 1965)
Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold!
Also printed
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #68 (February 1971)
Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold
 
Australia
The Avengers The X-Men The Mighty Thor (Newton, 1975) (1975) —Newton Triple Action
Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold!
 
Australia
The X-Men (Yaffa/Page, 1970s series) #5 ([1981?])
Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #7 (1988)
Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold
 
United States
The X-Men Omnibus (Marvel, 2009? series) #1 ([April] 2009)
Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold!

Synopsis

The X-Men invade the Sentinel's underground complex but are captured. The Beast is taken before the Sentinel's leader, Master Mold, and has his mind probed. Master Mold commands Trask to make an army of Sentinels so they can take over the world.

Show/hide 35. [Cover - The X-Men #16] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Master Mold

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 36. The Supreme Sacrifice! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Sentinels; Master Mold; Dr. Bolivar Trask (death)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts)
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin] (pencils)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #69 (April 1971)
The Supreme Sacrifice
Also printed
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #16 (January 1966)
The Supreme Sacrifice!
 
Australia
X-Men (Federal, 1984 series) #2 ([January 1985])
The Supreme Sacrifice!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #7 (1988)
The Supreme Sacrifice
 
United States
X-Men: The Early Years (Marvel, 1994 series) #16 (August 1995)
The Supreme Sacrifice
 
United States
The X-Men Omnibus (Marvel, 2009? series) #1 ([April] 2009)
The Supreme Sacrifice!

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.

Show/hide 37. [Cover - The X-Men #17] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Magneto's shadow

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 38. ...And None Shall Survive! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Magneto; Mr. Worthington; Mrs. Worthington

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (p. 1 & layouts, pp. 2–20)
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin] (pp. 2–20)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Synopsis

In the aftermath of their battle with the Sentinels, Hank, Bobby and Scott are taken to the hospital with injuries. Iceman is delirious in a coma but his companions recover quickly. When Warren's parents call and say they are dropping by for a visit, Angel flies back to the mansion where he is attacked by a mysterious stranger. Xavier and Cyclops, worried with no word from Angel, also return home and are attacked. The Beast and Jean are the last to show up and are also taken down. As Warren's parents arrive at the mansion, they are greeted by Magneto.

Show/hide 39. [Cover - The X-Men #18] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; Magneto

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Werner Roth
Jack Kirby (alterations)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Notes

Disputed penciler credit--Jack Kirby (layouts) Werner Roth (pencils) per Rich Donnelly, Steve Whitaker, and Bob Ford. Bob Ford asserts that someone other than Jack Kirby or Dick Ayers modified Magneto's face. Nick Caputo believes that the Magneto figure was pencilled by Kirby and the rest of the cover by Roth (GCD Error List 29 March 2007). Sol Brodsky inking credit added per Nick Caputo, Jan 1, 2011. Nick adds that according to Mark Evanier, Kirby rarely, if ever, provided cover layouts for other artists.

Show/hide 40. No title recorded Comic story, ? pages
Show/hide 41. Credits from print indexes vary. The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987) attributed pencils to Roth, inks to Ayers. The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Ward 1994) attributed layouts to Kirby, pencils to Roth, inks to Ayers. Official Index to the Marvel Universe (Vandal et al. 2009) attributed pencils to Kirby. Comic story, ? pages
Show/hide 42. If Iceman Should Fail--! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Jean Grey; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Mr. Worthington; Mrs. Worthington; Magneto (villain); The Toad (villain); Stranger (cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #18 (March 1966)
If Iceman Should Fail--!
Also printed
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #70 (June 1971)
If Iceman Should Fail
 
Australia
The X-Men (Yaffa/Page, 1970s series) #6 ([June 1981?])
If Iceman Should Fail--!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #7 (1988)
If Iceman Should Fail
 
United States
Magneto Ascendant (Marvel, 1999 series) #1 (April 1999)
If Iceman Should Fail--!
 
United States
The X-Men Omnibus (Marvel, 2009? series) #1 ([April] 2009)
If Iceman Should Fail--!

Synopsis

With the rest of the X-Men captured in a lead balloon, it is up to an injured Iceman to battle Magneto on his own. Once the X-Men escape Magento's trap, Professor X calls the Stranger, who arrives on earth to collect his former captives.

Show/hide 43. [Cover - The X-Men #19] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Mimic

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Werner Roth
Marie Severin (alterations)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Marie Severin (alterations)
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Notes

Alterations on Mimic's wings and hands by Marie Severin, Per Nick Caputo, June 2012.

Show/hide 44. Lo! Now Shall Appear--The Mimic! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Zelda; Vera (first appearance); Mimic [Calvin Rankin] (first appearance, origin, villain)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #69 (April 1971)
Lo! Now Shall Appear the Mimic
First print
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #19 (April 1966)
Lo! Now Shall Appear--The Mimic!
Also printed
Australia
The X-Men Here Comes... Daredevil The Mighty Thor (Newton, 1970?) ([1975?])
Lo! Now Shall Appear-- The Mimic
 
Australia
The X-Men (Yaffa/Page, 1970s series) #7 ([September 1981])
Lo! Now Shall Appear--The Mimic!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #7 (1988)
Lo, Now Shall Appear the Mimic
 
United States
The X-Men Omnibus (Marvel, 2009? series) #1 ([April] 2009)
Lo! Now Shall Appear--the Mimic!

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.

Show/hide 45. [Cover - The X-Men #20] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, The Angel, The Beast, Iceman]; Lucifer; The Blob; Unus

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 46. I, Lucifer... (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Lucifer; the Blob; Unus; The Supreme One

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #71 (August 1971)
I, Lucifer!
First print
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #20 (May 1966)
I, Lucifer...
Also printed
Australia
The X-Men Here Comes... Daredevil The Mighty Thor (Newton, 1970?) ([1975?])
I, Lucifer…
 
Australia
The X-Men (Yaffa/Page, 1970s series) #7 ([September 1981])
I, Lucifer…
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #7 (1988)
I, Lucifer
 
United States
The X-Men Omnibus (Marvel, 2009? series) #1 ([April] 2009)
I, Lucifer...

Synopsis

Story of how Prof. X lost the use of his legs.

Show/hide 47. [Cover - The X-Men #21] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Lucifer

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
None
Editing
None

Notes

Disputed penciler and inker credits; Werner Roth pencils with Dick Ayers inks per Carl Gafford and Nick Caputo; Werner Roth pencils and inks per Steve Whitaker. Original indexer cited Jack Kirby as layout artist.

Show/hide 48. From Whence Comes...Dominus? (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Lucifer; the Supreme One

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None
Show/hide 49. [Cover - The X-Men #22] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Beast; The Angel; Iceman]; Count Nefaria; Unicorn; Eel; Porcupine; Scarecrow; Plant Man

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 50. Divided--We Fall! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Beast; The Angel; Iceman]; Zelda; Vera; Count Nefaria; Maggia; Eel; Porcupine; Unicorn; Scarecrow; Plant Man

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #22 (July 1966)
Divided--We Fall!
Also printed
United States
X-Men Annual (Marvel, 1970 series) #2 (November 1971)
Divided We Fall
 
Australia
The X-Men (Yaffa/Page, 1970s series) #1 ([1977])
Divided--We Fall!
 
Australia
The X-Men (Yaffa/Page, 1970s series) #8 ([December 1981?])
Divided--We Fall!
 
United States
The X-Men Omnibus (Marvel, 2009? series) #1 ([April] 2009)
Divided--We Fall!

Synopsis

Trying once again to take a vacation, the X-Men are individually drawn to Central Park where they encounter phantom versions of themselves. One by one, they fall to five super powered villains. The X-Men are brought to Count Nefaria's fortress and he tries to convince them to join his plot to steal Washington, D.C., and hold it for ransom.

Notes

Continued in X-Men #23.

Show/hide 51. [Cover - The X-Men #23] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Eel; Porcupine; Plant Man; Unicorn; Scarecrow

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 52. To Save a City (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Count Nefaria; Plant Man; Eel; Porcupine; Unicorn; Scarecrow; General Fredericks; Colonel Hendershoot

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
None

Notes

Professor X walks with the aid of metal braces. General Fredericks and Colonel Hendershoot, unnamed here, confirmed by The Official Marvel Index To The X-Men.

Show/hide 53. [Cover - The X-Men #24] (X-Men) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Locust [August Hopper]

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None

Notes

Pencil credits per Nick Caputo, August 2012. Rich Donnelly originally had Jack Kirby listed as layout artist.

Show/hide 54. The Plague of ... The Locust! (X-Men) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Angel; The Beast; Iceman]; Ted Roberts; The Locust [August Hopper]

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
None
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
None
Show/hide 55. Also Available: (Marvel Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Marvel Comics

Credits

Art
None
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Notes

Inside back cover. List of other Marvel Essentials books available.

Show/hide 56. The Essential Uncanny X-Men (Essential Uncanny X-Men) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Essential Uncanny X-Men
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; The Beast; The Angel; Iceman]

Credits

Art
Bruce Timm [as B.T.]
Colours
Marie Javins
Letters
Jonathan Babcock
Editing
None

Notes

Back cover. Same design as front with different illustration and teaser for the issue.


Notes

None; Cover title is "The Essential Uncanny X-Men." Restoration: Jonathan Babcock.; 978078510730951495

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 77785

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Cover added

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