The X-Men #2

    The X-Men » The X-Men #2 - No One Can Stop the Vanisher released by Marvel on November 1, 1963.

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    The X-men are called home from patrol by Professor X who is concerned about a new menace. Angel is mobbed by a group of girls who want autographs or kisses and "saved" by Jean Grey, and Cyclops is able to save some construction workers. The X-men return home as quickly as possible to watch a mental project of a new threat called the Vanisher.

    The Vanisher appears to be a mutant who has the ability to teleport. Professor X feels that the skills they have will not be enough so he put them through their paces in the "Danger Room".

    Meanwhile, Vanisher warns the US government that he is going to steal national defense plans in three days. Thugs and criminals approach Vanisher to be part of his gang. When the Vanisher attempts to steal the defense plans he succeeds easily and makes the X-men look like a bunch of chumps, disappearing in front of them.

    Vanisher demands that the US government hand over 10 million dollars or he will sell the plans to the commies. Alerted by FBI Special Agent Fred Duncan, the X-men and Professor X meet the Vanisher and his gang on the lawn of the White House. This time, Professor X uses his telepathy to give Vanisher amnesia so he can't use his powers and the X-men capture his gang easily.

    This is the 1st appearance of Vanisher and Special Agent Fred Duncan.


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    Fainting Redheads & Slippery Villains 0

    Overview   Introducing the Vanisher! The X-Force guy? Turns out that under the cool tattoos and bad attitude is a really old guy in pajamas with some major swag and vanishing abilities. Sort of the same quirks from the last issue are present here. Everything is dated, the dialogue is dated, all the characters are creepy perverts, Iceman keeps making extremely sexual and inappropriate jokes that he acts on, Jean when she is not being a Mary Sue is fainting and Xavier does that 'I will not talk at...

    8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

    What Are You Wearing!? 0

    In our second X-Men tale our heroes must do battle with a nefarious foe on the lawns of liberty in front of the white house. It will take all the skills of these brave young heroes in training to stop The Vanisher! Wait. What in the blue thunder bomb is he wearing?Yes ladies and gentlemen this month the X-Men must do battle with the emperor of the Pine Cones. I swear blind he is the worst looking villain I've seen by Marvel yet. There's no reason for him to be dressed like that! None whatsoever....

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Professor X Saves the Day!! 0

    This issue begins with the dramatic entrance of the X-Men from off the streets to Xavier's mansion where they are informed of a new menace called the Vanisher. Elsewhere, the Vanisher robs a bank and later threatens to steal U.S. government plans. The X-Men are sent in to stop him but only end up playing hot potato with the plans which end up in the Vanisher's hands anyways. A ransom is placed on the plans and the X-Men are again sent in to stop it except this time the Vanisher is accompanied by...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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