The X-Men #64

    The X-Men » The X-Men #64 - The Coming of Sunfire released by Marvel on January 1, 1970.

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    The X-Men meet Sunfire for the first time.

    Sunfire appears in New York City and destroy a monument, while his father speaks. Iceman, Beast and Angel fight him, but he manages to escape, after seriously injuring Beast.

    Latter, in Shiro Yoshida's place, he is talking to his uncle, about how the US destroyed Hisoshima with the nuclear bomb, which affects his mother and made him a mutant. In the past, Shiro had sworn that he would make the Americans pay for what they have done to his country.

    Sunfire now wants to destroy the Capitol, in Washington - DC, to prove Japan power, even against his father will. The X-Men (without Beast) have followed him and battle him, almost being defeated.

    Suddenly, Mr. Yashida shows up at the top of Capitol monument, and tries to make his son to give up his uncle's evil plan. But then, Sunfire's uncle shoot Sunfire's father. The mutant kills his uncle, but his father is dies.



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    A Spoonful of Bigotry Helps the Patriotism Go Down 0

    I would hope if the creative team involved in this issue were to look back upon their work - admittedly some 45 years later - they would be rather embarrassed by the effort given for this issue. As nice as it is to see an Asian mutant, the origin of Sunfire is rather far-fetched. Not the origin of Sunfire's mutant abilities - that is actually the only clever part of the issue. Rather, the psychological creation of Sunfire by the will of his evil uncle is confusing and painfully simple (and stere...

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