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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Marvel's First Mutant (Nov. 1959)


Pencils: Jack Kirby; Inks: George Klein
Behind this typical-for-era Jack Kirby monster cover hides a story that introduces the concept of mutants with special powers that must remain hidden from a suspicious humanity - 3 years before Lee & Kirby debuted the same concept in X-Men #1 in Sept. 1963!

The Atomic Surgeons aren't up of the X-Men universe, but surely some scribe has retroed this story into continuity?


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Tales of Suspense #6 (Nov. 1959) © Marvel Comics.
Art by Joe Sinnott; unknown scripter.