The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 027 – X-Men #20 (1966)

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode Twenty-Seven

X-Men #20 (May, 1966)
“I, Lucifer…”
Writer – Roy Thomas
Pencils – Werner Roth (as Jay Gavin)
Inks – Dick Ayers
Letters – Artie Simek
Colors – eh?
Edits – Stan Lee
Cover Price: 12¢

Welcome to the X-Men, Rascally Roy Thomas – we hope you survive the X-Perience!

This time out, we’re reintroduced to the dread Lucifer… as well as the tandem of ersatz X-Men, Blob and Unus the Untouchable?!  We’ll talk a fair bit (probably too much) about the concept of “Fan Turned Pro” as it pertained to eventually making comics less accessible, storywise, to the more casual reader – Was X-Men #20 the first domino to tip in that direction?!

Plus: Our regular smattering of Silver-Age backmatter… including a rather snippy Stan Lee venting his frustration on Brand Ecch Comics – which facilitates your humble host recalling times wherein Brand Ecch Comics Podcasts lifted some of his own material!  Also: The X-Lapsed Mailbag and the presentation of our first ever “Fake-Ass No-Prize”!

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