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Issue Details

Issue #19
Published April 1966
Cover Price 0.12
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details

Characters Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman; Mimic
Genre superhero
Pencils Jack Kirby (layouts); Werner Roth
Inks Dick Ayers
Notes Alterations on Mimic (wings and hands) by Marie Severin.
Reprinted in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #7

20 page X-Men story "Lo! Now Shall Appear--The Mimic!"

Characters FEATURE: The X-Men--Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman; GUESTS: Zelda; Vera (1st); VILLAIN: Mimic [1st; Calvin Rankin; Origin]
Synopsis The X-Men are off to take a vacation when Bobby and Hank tussle with the 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 the X-Men; once he has absorbed all of their powers, however, he battles them and captures Jean; The team follows him to his secret hideout deep in an old mine where Mimic uses their combined powers to uncover a machine his father built that will allow him to keep the X-Men's combined powers for good; Realizing something at the last minute, Xavier allows Mimic to use the machine which doesn't givie him powers but, rather, strips his mimic powers away.
Genre superhero
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Werner Roth (as Jay Gavin)
Inks Dick Ayers
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted in X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #69; in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #7; in Marvel Special (Marvel Italia, 1994 series) #8