The X-Men #52

    The X-Men » The X-Men #52 - Twilight of the Mutants released by Marvel on January 1, 1969.

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    Eric the Red is attacking Mesmero and his army, while Magneto is injuried from his last battle against the X-Men. He defeats the mutant and run towards Magneto's room, but Lorna Dane stops him. Eric then tells her that he want to join Magneto and rule the world with him.

    Marvel Girl, Beast and Angel break in Mesmero's HQ, but Eric the Red spots them. But then, he reveals that he is actually Cyclops, disguised as a villain to infiltrated Mesmero's HQ. The X-Men make a trap to destroy Mesmero army, but is Iceman who get caught in the trap, while he is trying to warn the others about something he discovered about Lorna.

    Mesmero and his army see Iceman and the others and again a battle starts, with Iceman knocked out. The X-Men were winning and then Magneto tells Lorna to attack them, and she does, because she thinks she is her daughter. Iceman then tells her that she isn't actually Magneto's daughter. Then she helps the X-Men in the battle and to defeat Mesmero, but Magneto escapes.

    Second story: "The crimes of the Conquistador"

    El Conquistador wants to use Hank McCoy to steal a power source for his evil plans, and uses Hank's parents to obligates him. Professor Xavier orders Cyclops, Iceman and Angel to go to El Conquistador's castle and rescue Hank. Meanwhile, Hank do steal a power source and gives it to El Conquistador.



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    Eric the Unexplained 0

    As most X-Men fans will be aware, the original series was cancelled in the early 70s due to low sales... and this issue is one of the reason for those low sales! Although the overall story of how the X-Men rescue Lorna Dane from Magneto is not bad, THE DIALOGUE IS AWFUL! Throughout the story the interactions between characters seems hollow and leaves the reader not caring. Even the back up story about Beast's origin suffers from this.It feels like Arnold Drake was rushing the issues hence the po...

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    Frozen Affidavits at the Friskoteque 0

    Ugh. Arnold Drake and Co. show us again why the moribund series is doomed - issues like this just aren't any good. The drawing is poor, the lettering is horribly located, and the dialogue is so lousy it would have to get better just to be awful. As nice as it is to pick up the, I guess we'll call it, "action" right away, Drake takes a lesson (the wrong one) from his predecessor once removed, Roy Thomas, and just has things happen simply because he wants them to happen, not because they make any ...

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