The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 56 – X-Men #43 (1968)

X-Lapsed X-Men #43 1968

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode Fifty-Six

X-Men #43 (April, 1968)
“The Torch is Passed…!”
“Call Him… Cyclops”

Writer – Roy Thomas
Pencils – George Tuska & Werner Roth
Inks – John Tartaglione & John Verpoorten
Letters – Sam Rosen & Artie Simek
Colors – ???
Edits – Stan Lee
Cover Price: 12ยข

Back to the flagship… but still with Magneto!  A wildly convenient little ditty today, which starts at Professor X’s somber memorial… and ends up on the electrified floor of Island M.  The hows and whys are part of (if not ALL of) the fun…

Also: A backup strip to shut up some of the more annoying… err, prolific… letterhacks, finally explaining how Cyclops’ powers work!

Speaking of letterhacks, we’ll be covering 7-8 of those, then hopping into the Bullpen Bulletins to talk about the 1968 Marvel Explosion, I kvetch s’more about variant covers… and much, much more!

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2 thoughts on “The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 56 – X-Men #43 (1968)

  • December 17, 2021 at 11:12 pm
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    I read Stan Goldman was the main colorist for all Marvel books from 1961 to 1965 at which point I assume he then began sharing the responsibility with Marie Severin when she was appointed Marvel head colorist until 1972 but, other than the occasional artist coloring his own work, were there any other colorists on staff around this time?

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    • December 17, 2021 at 11:14 pm
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      Goldman should be Goldberg. Goldman is probably the bald fellow who goes home with the best moving picture winners every year.

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