The X-Men #24

    The X-Men » The X-Men #24 - The Plague of... the Locust! released by Marvel on September 1, 1966.

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    Jean Grey was sent to Metro College, to take regular classes by her parents. There she mets and becomes friend of student Ted Roberts.

    The X-Men are confronted by a mad scientist called Dr.August Hopper. As his alter ego “ the Locust'“he wants to unleash a plague of giant insects upon the world, with an ionic device that he invented. Once the plague is unleashed he will create a cure under his true identity of Dr.Hopper so he came become world famous as the man who stopped the insect plague. Unfortunately for him Jean Grey knew him as a professor at Metro College and after becoming suspicious she informs the X-Men. After some investigation by Professor Xavier they confront the Locust and his swarms of giants insects and manage to defeat him as Marvel Girl scrambles the villain’s control mechanism and Professor Xavier in disguise is able to make Dr. Hopper see the error of his ways.

    First appearence of Ted Roberts and the Locust.



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    A new chapter 0

    I have noted before that Roy Thomas seems to have done his homework on the X-Men prior to writing stories about them. The strongest point of the issue is addressing a long-standing plot hole of the series. The Xavier Mansion is known to the public as a private school. With Xavier actually incorporating preparatory school courses in the curriculum. But the X-Men already had their graduation day in #7. It had been left unclear why they had yet to attend a college.  In this issue, the parents of Je...

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    Metro College: Your Home for Summer Education 0

    Not to sound hubristic, since my estimation of the efforts of those now-considered giants in the comics industry truly don't matter, but I am willing to give Roy Thomas and Co. a bit of a higher mark with this issue than the last few, in that at least they are trying to be more creative with a new villain and actual movement within the development of the main characters. So an extra half-star for effort, guys. If only you wouldn't spoil everything but clearly not taking anything you do seriously...

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