The X-Men #61

    The X-Men » The X-Men #61 - Monsters Also Weep released by Marvel on October 1, 1969.

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    Angel was after Sauron, and was hypnotized by him. The others X-Men arrive and also fight Sauron. When his powers was decreasing because long time without stealing energy, Sauron orders Angel fly him back to his lab. Back to his lab, Tanya is waiting, Dr. Lykos tells Alex that he is better and the X-Men arrive. Suddenly Dr. Anderssen arrives and discuss with Dr. Lykos about Tanya. Then Lykos tells Tanya that he is going to become very rich and powerful enough to marry her, but that now she has to go with her father.

    Back to X-Men's mansion, Angel is still hypnotized and doesn't remember anything. When Beast tells the name of Lykos, Angel get crazy and the X-Men tie him and go after Dr. Lykos to cure him. Some time later, Dr. Lykos appears and steal Angel and Lorna's mutant power to become Sauron again. Then he goes after Tanya at her home to steal her from his father. The X-Men appear and fight him, but suddenly he realizes what a great danger he is to everyone, especially to Tanya, and flies away to die alone back to "Tierra del Fuego".

    At the end, Tanya found him inside an old cabin and not to kill her, Lykos throw himself in an abyss. The X-Men had followed Tanya.



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    The Heartbreak of Forced Melodrama 0

    What starts off as a somewhat promising issue ends up as a mildly blithering melodramatic farce (with no humor or genuine emotion involved). Neal Adams's artwork oscillates between fantastic and mediocre, though I suspect the mediocre bits were partially intentional as to distinguish Sauron-induced optical illusions (but it's still poor art). The first half of the issue is simply an extended battle between the X-Men and Sauron (who knows their identities but doesn't do anything about it). Like t...

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