X-Men (vol. 1) #53 (Feb. 1969):
“Welcome to the Club, Beast!”
by Arnold Drake, Werner Roth, John Tartaglione

X-Men (vol. 1) #53

Title: “Welcome to the Club, Beast!”

Feature: The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 1969

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Arnold Drake
Art by: Werner Roth, John Tartaglione

Number of Pages: 5

12 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy)
(lead character)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
Academy of Tomorrow; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 5,233
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I Protestant; mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Summers Rebellion...  Marvel 8,371
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Academy of Tomorrow; Horsemen of Apocalypse...  Marvel 1,741
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
Brotherhood of Mutants; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
henchmen henchmen
villain group real/historical person
  [generic, unnamed henchmen] Marvel DC 1,150
Norton McCoy Norton McCoy supporting character
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
[Beast's father] Marvel 12
Edna McCoy Edna McCoy supporting character
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
[Beast's mother] Marvel 12
X-Men X-Men hero group
  [1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 9,958
The Conquistador The Conquistador (Orlando Furio) villain hero
  [terrorist; explorer] Marvel 12
Chico Chico villain
  [Conquistador's Lieutenant] Marvel 3
U.S. Army U.S. Army
supporting character group real/historical person
  [military unit] Marvel DC 1,801

This publication is also known as: The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #53.