THE X-MEN #29-30 (1967)

Mimic is regretfully a regular character now, and on the team (the first non-mutant to join), so I guess it makes sense to have him fight Super-Adaptoid, the dude who has all the Avengers’ powers.

It makes sense, but …

At the same time, Angel calls Cyclops “Dad,” which might be hipster for “guy” but also might be a dig.

Decades later, Angel and Jean will have a fling in the pages of X-Factor.

These issues really aren’t good.  Look how clunky the conclusion panel is….

But at least there’s some humor.

Iceman can’t skate.

Then, in #30, the team meets Merlin.  Which is almost never a good thing for anyone, let alone a book being written  by Roy Thomas at his worst.

Thomas isn’t always bad, but when he’s bad, he’s BAD.

Creators: Roy Thomas and Werner Roth (#29) and Jack Sparling (#30)
Grade: D-

For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.

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