X-Men #19 Values
Publisher: Marvel, 1966
About X-Men #19Origin and first appearance of the Mimic. Jack Kirby cover and art.
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Pencils: Werner Roth; Marie Severin (alterations)
Inks: Dick Ayers; Marie Severin (alterations)
Colors: Stan Goldberg
Letters: Sam Rosen
Notes: Alterations on Mimic's wings and hands by Marie Severin, Per Nick Caputo, June 2012. Original indexer listed Jack Kirby as layout artist. Sources for letters credit are The Marvel Comics Index (Olshevsky 1981), The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Olshevsky 1987), The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Ward 1994), and Official Index to the Marvel Universe (Vandal et al. 2009).
Characters: The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; GUESTS: Zelda; Vera (first appearance); VILLAIN: Mimic [Calvin Rankin] (first appearance, origin)
Synopsis: Bobby and Hank tussle with 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 them. Once he has absorbed all of their powers, he battles them and captures Jean. The team follows him to his hideout deep in an old mine. Mimic uses his powers to uncover a machine his father built that will allow him to keep the combined powers for good. Xavier allows Mimic to use the machine which doesn't give him powers but strips his mimic powers away.
Script: Stan Lee
Pencils: Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks: Dick Ayers
Letters: Artie Simek
Reprints: X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #69 (April 1971)
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