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The Warlock appears and summons Jean and Prof. Xavier to his subterranean cavern where his headquarters was an actual medieveal castle, intending to make Jean his queen. He revealed to them an apparatus he invented that was powered by his brain. It was suppose to turn the minds of normal mortals backwards- to the level of mankind at the time of King Arthur. They would no longer have the scientific weapons or skills to oppose the forces of the Warlock.

The Warlock tells that he used to be Merlin the Magician, and onde had fight Thor.

Angel had follown them, and Xavier manages to summon the rest of the X-Men to help destroy the Warlock and put him in a comatose state.



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Roy Thomas seems to be paying attention to readers' requests. A fan letter in #28, written by one Barry Smith, asked for a crossover between the X-Men and another Marvel mutant. Namely the "Merlin" character from "Journey Into Mystery" #96 (September, 1963).   The result is the first encounter between the X-Men and an immortal mutant. Preceding Selene and Apocalypse by decades. That said, the story is less than coherent. More reminiscent of a 1980s Filmation cartoon. What I really loved in the i...

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Like the previous couple of issues, we are given a fairly good beginning with no satisfactory payoff at the end. As Byzantine said above, Merlin is a thoroughly inconsistent villain: his powers change frequently, and like most of the Factor Three members, runs away immediately despite his ability to topple towers and eliminate Xavier's abilities. His motivation is likewise perplexing: if he couldn't take over the world in the original medieval ages, with a population of approximately 100 million...

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