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Issue Details

Issue #43
Published April 1968
Cover Price 0.12 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details

Characters X-Men (Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl); Magneto
Genre superhero
Pencils John Buscema
Inks John Buscema
Reprinted in X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #91

15 page X-Men story "The Torch Is Passed...!"

Characters FEATURE: The X-Men--Angel; Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Professor X; GUESTS: Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; VILLAINS: Magneto; Toad; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Captain America; Hawkeye; Hercules; Goliath [Hank Pym]; Wasp
Synopsis The X-Men attend Professor X's funeral and are surprised when Quicksilver shows up; Returning to the mansion, the X-Men are greeted by a posthumous message from Xavier passing the torch on to his students; Quicksilver returns to Magneto's lair and is plagued with doubt about leaving the Avengers to rejoin his old master but fears for his sister's health; The X-Men lay a trap and attack Magneto and his Brotherhood but the bad guys quickly gain the upper hand.
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils George Tuska
Inks John Tartaglione
Letters Sam Rosen
Notes Marvel Girl given greater psi-powers by Professor X behind the scenes.
Reprinted in X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #91; in Marvel Special (Marvel Italia, 1994 series) #15

5 page Cyclops story "Call Him...Cyclops!"

Characters Cyclops; Unus; The Vanisher; Tyrannus; Hulk
Synopsis explanation of Cyclops' powers
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Werner Roth
Inks John Verpoorten
Letters Artie Simek
Notes Cyclops featurette
Reprinted in Giant-Size X-Men (Marvel, 1975 series) #1 (1975); in Amazing Adventures (Marvel, 1979 series) #6 (May 1980); in Marvel Milestone Edition: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1991 series) #nn; in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #24 (1993); in Marvel Special (Marvel Italia, 1994 series) #14