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Werner Roth

Real Name
Werner Roth
Jay Gavin


Date of Birth
January 27, 1921

First publication


Personal History

Personal History of Werner Roth is unknown.

Professional History

Werner Roth is an American comic book artist/penciler, perhaps best known for immediately succeeding Jack Kirby on Marvel Comics' Uncanny X-Men. Initially on that title, Roth used the pseudonym Jay Gavin, taken from the names of his two sons.

He was active as an artist for Marvel's 1950s iteration, Atlas Comics, drawing many of the Apache Kid stories, among other characters.


  • Although never explicitly credited for the covers, nor did he sign them, its likely he did all the covers for the X-Men issues he penciled.
  • Under the Pseudonym Jay Gavin: Uncanny X-Men #12, #14, ...
Preceded by
Jack Kirby
Uncanny X-Men artist
Succeeded by
Neal Adams


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