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The X-men finally meet Factor Three in Europe, but after a battle are defeated and trapped. They are being trailed by Changeling with a jury of some of X-men's enemies: Vanisher, Unus, Blob and Mastermind. The Mutant-Master is the leader of Factor Three and is helding Professor X and Banshee captive, watching the trial.



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Cold War fears 0

This isn't the greatest issue in terms of action. But Roy Thomas has managed to create a tale inspired by some very real fears of the Cold War era. It renders the issue a period piece, but a pretty good reflection of its time.It has been almost a year since the introduction of the term "Factor Three". But this is the issue which clarifies its meaning. The organization views itself as a third factor (faction) in international politics, alongside the "First World"/"Western World" and the "Second W...

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Fine Idea, Flawed Execution 0

Having gone as low as he can possibly go with the Mekano issue (one can only hope), Roy Thomas does a fair job bringing back our interest in the X-Men as a series (though the individual personalities of the characters are dulled too much in this action-heavy issue). Using his knowledge of X-Men history, Thomas revives some former villains to use against the X-Men in a slightly unusual way: jury members. The problem, though, is Thomas again does things just because he wants them done in a certain...

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