The X-Men #40

    The X-Men » The X-Men #40 - The Mark of the Monster! released by Marvel on January 1, 1968.

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    The X-Men are fighting Frankenstein. They find out that his weakness is ice and that he is actually an android, created long time ago.

    Second story: the origins of Jack O'Diamond - an accident that leaves him with diamond hands. Now he is trying to use young Scott Summers to make his entire body into diamond.


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    A lesser effort 0

    This is another of Roy Thomas' lesser efforts on the title. With the end of Factor Three, Thomas has either completed or dropped most of his major sub-plots. This issue is killing time until the next big story-arc. Introducing a mysterious subplot on the way. So its time for another one-shot villain.   I have to say that the best part of the issue isn't in either of the stories featured. Its in the fan letters. A letter by disillusioned reader Ken Jensen pretty much evaluates Thomas' first run o...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    So This Happened 0

    Frankenstein's monster, really? It's not as bad as the Spider-man issue, since it does have a nice moment at the beginning finally back training in the Danger Room (though it's a bit confusing why they get mad at Iceman for making it harder for Beast to train ... that should be the point, right? training for unexpected things?), and we do have a brief perhaps throwaway moment of some secrecy between Jean and Professor X with something they may or may not be working on. The rest, though ... ouch....

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