THE X-MEN #41-42


It’s amazing that Roy Thomas can do so well on some books and then do this bad on X-Men.  The book is totally running on fumes at this point, so, when you can’t think of a good way to tell a story, kill a major character:   Yeah, they killed Professor X. 

But first: A battle against the imaginatively-named Grotesk.

Also, the book was experimenting with a new title: “The X-Men Featuring [character name].”  This became the new masthead for #42-48.  A few examples…

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It didn’t make the comic any better.  This is a horrid run.

Creat0rs: Roy Thomas and Werner Roth

Grade: F

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