The X-Men #6, July 1964

“Though I am prince of the deep, monarch of the sea, my titles are hollow… my kingdom is empty and meaningless!!”—Namor the Sub-Mariner, X-Men # 6, 1964

Central Conflict: Namor VS. The X-Men VS. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants

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The X-Men #5, May 1964

“Never have you, the reading public, been so instantly fascinated by a group of super-powerful villains as last issue, when you met Magneto’s evil mutants!”

Central Conflict: X-Men vs. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants

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The X-Men #4, March 1964

“I am wiring two bombs! One will be placed at this door, to booby-trap it and destroy them when they enter! As for the other, that one will be a nuclear bomb, capable of blowing up this entire nation!”

Central Conflict: X-Men vs. the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants

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The X-Men #3, November 1963

“Didn’t expect the flying Zamboobas to tackle you this way, did you?” Central conflict: The X-Men vs. The Blob and a cast of circus performers Elephant Abuse: At this point (Issue 3), the X-Men’s central purpose seems to be to detect and locate other mutants and absorb them into their team or battle them. When… Continue reading The X-Men #3, November 1963

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The X-Men #2, October 1963

“Silence! No talking!! Not until I conclude this presentation!” Central conflict: The X-Men vs. The Vanisher Fictional Film listed on theater marquee in a background: “A Teen-Ager’s Tears.” Fresh from their initial victory, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman and Angel aren’t short on pride or teenage superheated enthusiasm for everything. Whether they’re bickering, rescuing construction… Continue reading The X-Men #2, October 1963

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The X-Men #1, September 1963

“Wrong, General! I have all the time in the world! And now, I, the miraculous Magneto, claim this entire installation… in the name of Homo Superior!!”

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