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X-Men, The:

Stan Lee Era (1963-1966)

X-Men was a bit of the red-headed stepchild of 1960s Marvel Comics. It didn’t sell extremely well, and neither of the team’s co-creators, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, remained on the title for very long.

X-Men Vol. 1 #1

“X-Men” -- 23 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Paul Reinman

first issue; cover by Sol Brodsky and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; cover-dated Sept 1963

X-Men Vol. 1 #2

“No one can stop The Vanisher!” -- 22 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Paul Reinman

cover by Paul Reinman and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Nov 1963
X-Men Vol. 1 #3

“Beware of The Blob!” -- 24 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Paul Reinman

cover by Sol Brodsky and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Jan 1964
X-Men Vol. 1 #4

“The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!” -- 23 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Paul Reinman

cover by George Roussos and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Mar 1964
X-Men Vol. 1 #5

“Trapped: One X-Man!” -- 24 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Paul Reinman

cover by Paul Reinman and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated May 1964
X-Men Vol. 1 #6

“Sub-Mariner joins The Evil Mutants!” -- 22 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Chic Stone

cover by Chic Stone and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated July 1964
X-Men Vol. 1 #7

“The return of The Blob!” -- 22 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Chic Stone

cover by Chic Stone and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Sept 1964
X-Men Vol. 1 #8

“The uncanny threat of…Unus, The Untouchable!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Chic Stone

cover by Chic Stone and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Nov 1964
X-Men Vol. 1 #9

“Enter, the Avengers!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Chic Stone

Marvel Girl pin-up -- 1 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Chic Stone

cover by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Jan 1965
X-Men Vol. 1 #10

“The Coming of…Ka-Zar!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Chic Stone

cover by Chic Stone and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Mar 1965
X-Men Vol. 1 #11

“The Triumph of Magneto!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Chic Stone

cover by Chic Stone and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated May 1965
X-Men Annual Vol. 1 #1

first issue; reprints X-Men Vol. 1 #9 and #11; cover taken from X-Men Vol. 1 #9; published by Marvel Comics; cover-dated Dec 1970

X-Men Vol. 1 #12

“The Origin of Professor X!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jack Kirby and Alex Toth; inks by Vincent Colletta
  • continues into X-Men Vol. 1 #13

cover by Frank Giacoia and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated July 1965
X-Men Vol. 1 #13

“Where walks The Juggernaut!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jay Gavin and Jack Kirby; inks by Joe Sinnott

cover by Sam Rosen, Frank Giacoia, and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Sept 1965
X-Men Vol. 1 #67
reprints X-Men Vol. 1 #12-13; cover by Marie Severin and Joe Sinnott; published by Marvel Comics; $0.25; cover-dated Dec 1970
X-Men Vol. 1 #14

“Among us stalk…The Sentinels!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jay Gavin and Jack Kirby; inks by Vincent Colletta

cover by Wally Wood and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Nov 1965
X-Men Vol. 1 #15

“Prisoners of the mysterious Master Mold!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jay Gavin and Jack Kirby; inks by Richard Ayers

cover by Richard Ayers and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Dec 1965
X-Men Vol. 1 #68
reprints X-Men Vol. 1 #14-15; cover taken from X-Men Vol. 1 #15; published by Marvel Comics; $0.25; cover-dated Feb 1971
X-Men Vol. 1 #16

“The Supreme Sacrifice!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jay Gavin and Jack Kirby; inks by Richard Ayers

cover by Richard Ayers and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Jan 1966
X-Men Vol. 1 #17

“…and none shall survive!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jay Gavin and Jack Kirby; inks by Richard Ayers

cover by Richard Ayers and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Feb 1966
X-Men Vol. 1 #18

“If Iceman should fail…!” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jay Gavin; inks by Richard Ayers

cover by Richard Ayers, Werner Roth, and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Mar 1966
X-Men Vol. 1 #70
reprints X-Men Vol. 1 #17-18; cover taken from X-Men Vol. 1 #17; published by Marvel Comics; $0.25; cover-dated June 1971
X-Men Vol. 1 #19

“Lo! Now should appear The Mimic” -- 20 pages

  • pencils by Jay Gavin; inks by Richard Ayers

cover by Richard Ayers, Werner Roth, and Jack Kirby; published by Marvel Comics; $0.12; cover-dated Apr 1966
X-Men Vol. 1 #69
reprints X-Men Vol. 1 #16 and #19 (minus a third of the final page, to make room for the legally required statement of ownership); cover by Marie Severin and Sal Buscema; published by Marvel Comics; $0.25; cover-dated Apr 1971

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