The X-Men #59

    The X-Men » The X-Men #59 - Do or Die, Baby! released by Marvel on August 1, 1969.

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    Iceman, Lorna Dane, Angel and Havok are arrested by Sentinels and his leader Larry Trask. Beast, Marvel Girl and Cyclops are looking for them, with mini-cerebro machine. When they finally find the villain's HQ, they are attacked by a missile, but manage to escape death.

    Meanwhile, inside the factory, the Sentinels are arresting Larry Trask, because he is also a mutant (his medallion was used to block his abilities and to avoid sentinels detecting him). In a monitor, we saw Sentinels capturing Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Toad, Blob, Mastermind and Unus.

    When the Sentinels are about to kill all his captives, Cyclops, Marvel Girl and Beast enter their HQ. Cyclops has a plane and they change clothes with Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Toad to confuse Sentinels and try to defeat them.

    Larry Trask's mutant powers start to show up, and he sees the future - Havok's death - and then tells judge Chalmers to use a strange pistol on Havok.

    Beast and Jean stay behind fighting sentinels, to allow Cyclops to reach the chamber with all prisoners. A sentinel is about to destroy Cyclops with a ray, but judge Chalmers jump on front of him, and then the Sentinels change their priority to protect the hurt human. Meanwhile Cyclops frees his brother, who can't control his powers and increases his internal energy.

    Then, Cyclops convinces the Sentinels that they have to destroy the source of all mutation, and not the mutants, so they go towards the Sun to destroy it, and are destroyed by its incredible heat.

    At the end, the X-Men find Havok in a state of shock, and then call a doctor - Dr. Lykos - friend of Professor Xavier, to try to cure him.



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    Excellent issue with a ridiculous plot hole 0

    1969 has seen the quality of the X-Men issues improve vastly throughout the year. At the beginning of the year I have rated most issues between 1.5 and 2 stars but gradually they have moved up to 3 star issues. Issue #59 would have gotten 4 stars if not for a ridiculous plot hole - but more on that later.Neal Adams’ artwork once again is the highlight of the issue and he has been a breath of fresh air to the series. Unfortunately as history tells us, it was too little too late to save the X-Men ...

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    We Have a Leader 0

    Finally, Scott Summers is performing as an actual leader. People listen to him, and he says intelligent things during action-filled away missions. This provides a good motor for the issue, which is rather fast-paced (perhaps too much so, though, since the issue is dominated by movement with very little content actually occurring). Again we have an issue with rather significant flaws, but the overall impression of the work is so positive the flaws are more digestible (though not quite as easily a...

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