The X-Men #42

    The X-Men » The X-Men #42 - If I Should Die...! released by Marvel on March 1968.

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    The X-Men are still fighting Grotesk, the Sub-Human, and in the end Professor Xavier manages to defeat him but dies with the explosion of the monster's equipment.

    In the second story (Cyclops's Origin) Xavier with the help of young Scott Summers defeat the Living Diamond. Then, in Xavier's mansion, Scott Summers become Cyclops, the first X-Men.



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    Significant issue with some obvious plot-holes 0

    This is one of the most important issues in the entire series. The first death of Professor X, the first time Jean Grey uses telepathy and the opening of a period where the X-Men operate independently from their mentor. An bold new direction for a underperforming series. But there are enough plot-holes here to make the story less than enjoyable.  The good: - The issue begins with a rather tense confrontation between Warren and Jean. Angel and Iceman have returned to the Mansion to seek her help....

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Character Saves the Issue (Not the Day) 0

    ...huh? First, though, we should say the character moments in this issue are the real highlight, even though they are mostly negative. Finally the facade of "fighting team" comes down long enough to see some antagonisms: Warren has had enough of Jean and Xavier's secrecy, especially now that their teammates and the world are in genuine danger. Xavier's "Cyclops and Beast are all right" is total nonsense, and everyone knows it. Jean finally asserts herself for the first time in dozens of issues, ...

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