The X-Men #8

    The X-Men » The X-Men #8 - Unus the Untouchable! released by Marvel on November 1, 1964.

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    The X-Men train in the Danger Room under Cyclops’ watch. Cyclops thinks to himself about how much he loves Jean. Cyclops doesn't feel like he can tell her, especially now he is the new leader of the X-men. Jean also has fallen for cyclops.While out on the town Beast saves a boy but is attacked by an angry mob. Due to the hate humans have towards mutants (including the X-Men who protect both mutants and humans) Beast leaves the X-Men. Cyclops contacts the Professor but is told not to worry about Beast. Professor X is inside a cave, in search for Lucifer. Later Beast joins a wrestling match and fights another mutant by the name of Unus the Untouchable. Unus wants to join the Brotherhood, but Mastermind tells Unus that Magneto must gain his trust after what happened with the Blob. To earn Magneto's trust. Unus must find the X-Men and defeat them. On the streets, Unus sees a bank being robbed and takes the money for himself. The X-Men spot Unus and fail to beat him due to his force-field. Beast returns to the school to make a weapon that increases Unus's power and then leaves. The X-Men go after him, not knowing his true intentions. The Beast uses the weapon on Unus and makes him completely untouchable. Unus can’t touch anything or even eat. Unus is about to going insane from hunger so Beast uses the ray gun to reverse the effects on Unus. Beast warns Unus that they will keep the Ray gun for use against Unus if he is to return to his devious ways. After the battle Beast rejoins the X-Men.

    This is the first apearence of Unus, and the first time Professor says something about Lucifer.


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    Falls Apart in the Second Half 0

    The eighth issue of The X-Men starts out pretty good. The X-Men, though they've graduated, are still a team and are training together in the Danger Room under Cyclops, who seems to be an even sterner taskmaster than Professor X was.Later, Hank and Bobby save an imperiled child in Greenwich Village, only to be attacked by an anti-mutant mob. When they get back to Professor Xavier's School, Hank, disgusted, quits the team saying "I'm through risking my life for humans".So far this is a great comic...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Prof X Abandons the Children 0

    So this issues starts out like most other issues thus far, ridiculous training scenarios that make virtually no sense.Homo-sapien: 2Homo-superior: 1During the training, Cyclops, the new leader of the X-Men, upsets Beat by being a dick and throwing a optical blast at him after the session had already ended. Beast and Iceman go to their favorite beatnik coffee spot to relax and on the way they see a kid in trouble. Beast saves the kid and gets assaulted by the crowd after saving the kid. Now, if s...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Hasty Decisions 0

    After facing Magneto five times in their first seven encounters, the X-Men finally get a break against Unus the Untouchable.  We have been waiting for sensible strategies from both the X-Men and the Brotherhood, and strangely enough Magneto is the one to provide it: sending Mastermind as a scout to persuade Unus to join them, instead of attacking full force like with Namor and the Blob.  Fortunately there is no scene of Magneto's inexplicable mental powers; having seen him explore the spaceways ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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