Neal Adams returns for a final issue, written by Denny O’Neil, in which they bring back Professor X. It’s interesting to see that they had Jean Grey knowing Professor X was alive all along. It’s the first time we see her as a character who keeps secrets, and who has her own special relationship with the Professor.
Of course, Cyclops is jealous.
With #66, Roy Thomas returns—for one issue—to talk about the aftermath of the Professor’s return, but this is the last issue of The X-Men for years. Just as quickly as Thomas and Adams made it an incredible, can’t-miss comic, new issues were cancelled and Marvel reprinted old issues from now through #93. Idiot comic buyers back in the late 1960s didn’t support the title enough to keep it running. Pfug.
Next: Giant Size X-Men #1 and the coming of the Uncanny!