Episode 030, “The Warlock Wakes!”

X-Aspirations Episode 030
X-Men #30, March 1967
“The Warlock Wakes!”
Written by Roy Thomas, Pencils by Jack Sparling, Inking by John Tartaglione, Lettering by Artie Simek, Edited by Stan Lee.

The X-Men *Are* Big, It’s The Animation That Got Small!

In Which We Discover That Hybrid Mythical Creatures Get The Ladies, That The Beast Has A Heartless Mistress and Her Name is Baccarat, And That No One Wants To Hear The Story Again Of How Your Magic Enabled Uther Pendragon to Father His Son Arthur With Igrain, The Wife of His Enemy! Look, We All Did A Lot Of Crazy Things In The Time Of Legends, But The Rest Of Us Grew Up And Got Jobs!

Baby, You Look Positively Pulchritudinous Tonight!


Marvel Super-Heroes Sub-Mariner by RenaudMan
The first television appearance of the X-Men, from the 1966 Marvel Super-Heroes show.


There you go, throwing out perfectly good X-Men.

"In ev'ry job that must be done, there is an element of fun
You find the fun and snap! The job's a game!"

Needless to say, Warlock did not get the nanny gig.

The Warlock’s bedroom is wall to wall stuffed unicorns, lavender heart-shaped pillows, and My Little Pony playsets.

You laugh now, but when the Rapture comes, the Excalibur Hotel will be prepared!

Sigmund Freud, James Cagney, and Adolf Hitler tried to make a go of it in the funny trio business, but the competition was fierce and their comedic instincts were poor. Also, one of them was a psychotic genocidal murderer. That didn’t help.

First rule of comedy: It’s funny because it involves a butt.

Hurry! Tickets sell out fast for “Horse Carnage On Ice!”

Beast was sure he had the drop on them, right up until they swallowed him with their giant heads.

No, Professor, let him keep trying. It is the only way he will ever learn.

Oh Warlock, you may think you have proven your malevolence, but what’s really criminal here is that shoddy castle workmanship.

Merlin thought he could reinvent himself at the new school. That the students would dig his new name and fancy duds. But kids are cruel, everywhere you go.

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