The X-Men #51

    The X-Men » The X-Men #51 - The Devil Had A Daughter! released by Marvel on December 1, 1968.

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    Magneto is back and tells everyone that Lorna Dane is her daughter, and that she has to choose his side and fight against humanity and the X-Men. Iceman starts to tell Lorna how bad Magneto is and a battle begins between the X-Men and Magneto, Mesmero and his army. They defeat Magneto, but Lorna helps his father and the X-Men have to run away.

    Back to San Francisco, Bobby and Scotty have a discussion about Lorna, and Iceman decides to spend some time away from the X-Men.

    Several days later, a strange big mutant who calls himself Erik the Red attacks Mesmero's HQ.

    Second story: "The lure of the Beast -nappers"

    Hank's excellent skills have attracted attention of a strange villain, El Conquistador. He manages to capture Hank. Another group also has interest in Hank -- the X-Men! Professor X sends Iceman to investigate Hank McCoy's house only to find that there's nobody there. El Conquistador obligates Hank to cooperate, because he had got his parents imprisoned.



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    Despite the cover prominently feature El Gato (excuse me, I mean "Erik the Red"), the issue is a continuation of the previous shocker. Now that we know Magneto is back and his daughter is Lorna, the action most likely would lead to a bit of a letdown, which it does in this issue. Steranko (who doesn't even really get credited for his artwork in the issue) does his best to carry the vapid dialogue again, but it's much more of a challenge considering Arnold Drake emptied his bag of magic beans las...

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