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Uncanny X-Men (1963) - #1
"X-Men"
Marvel Adventures (Marvel)


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  Writer(s):
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

Penciller(s):
Jack 'King' Kirby

Inker(s):
Paul Reinman

Letterer(s):
Sam Rosen

Editor(s):
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

Cover Artist(s):
Sol Brodsky
Jack 'King' Kirby
 

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Cover Date: September 1963
Cover Price: Free

Issue Tagline: X-Men Versus Magneto Earth's Most Powerful Super Villain!

Format: Black & White; Standard Comic Issue; 35 pages

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Synopsis:
At Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters in Westchester County, New York, Professor Charles Xavier summons his students telepathically. When the Beast, Angel, Iceman, and Cyclops arrive, he puts them through a series of exercises to hone their mutant talents. Xavier then introduces them to a new student, Marvel Girl, to whom he explains the purpose of his school: his students do receive an education, but they are also the first line of defense against evil mutants. Meanwhile, at Cape Citadel, Magneto causes a rocket to crash. The next day, he takes over the whole base and claims it in the name of Homo superior (i.e. mutants). When Xavier hears about the incident, he sends his X-Men on their first mission. Cyclops uses his eye beams to make a hole in Magneto's force field, thus alerting him to their presence. Magneto launches a volley of heat-seeking missiles, which lock on to Angel; Iceman knocks most of them out, and the Beast catches the last one. Magneto sends metal debris at Angel; Cyclops destroys it. Magneto flings a burning tanker truck at the team; Iceman covers them with an ice shield, and Cyclops blasts a tunnel under the flames so that they come up near Magneto. Unprepared for such power and resourcefulness, Magneto sets up another force field and levitates himself to safety.

Reprinted/Collected in:
The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time (2001) #5
40 Years of X-Men (2005) DVD-ROM
Amazing Adventures (1979) #1
Amazing Adventures (1979) #2
Die Fantastischen Vier Comic-Taschenbuch (1979) #1
Essential Classic X-Men (2006) TPB vol. 01
Essential Uncanny X-Men (2002) TPB vol. 01
Fantastic Firsts (2002) TPB
Marvel CD-ROM Comics (1995) #2
Marvel Classics Annual (1998) #1998
Marvel Collectible Classics: X-Men (1998) #1
Marvel Klassik (1998) #3
Marvel Limited: Fantastic Firsts (1994) HC
Marvel Limited: X-Men Famous Firsts (1995) HC
Marvel Masterworks (1987) #3
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men (2003) HC vol. 01
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men (2003) HC vol. 01 (5th Printing)
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men (2003) HC vol. 01 (7th Printing)
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men (2003) HC vol. 01 (Standard Cover)
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men (2003) TPB vol. 01
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men (2003) TPB vol. 01 (Barnes & Noble Edition)
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men (2003) TPB vol. 01 (DM Variant)
Marvel Milestone Edition: X-Men (1991) #1
Marvel Tales (1964) #2
Son of Origins of Marvel Comics (1975) TPB
Target Marvel Classic Origins (2004) TPB
Target X-Men Classic (2006) TPB
Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1-101
Uncanny X-Men (1963) Omnibus HC vol. 01
Uncanny X-Men Masterworks (1993) TPB
X-3 Stan Lee DVD Comic (2006) #1
X-Men (Faksimile) (1999) #1
X-Men: Children of the Atom (2005) #1
X-Men: First Class Magazine (2011) #1
X-Men: The Early Years (1994) #1

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