Friday, 31 October 2008

Ten Things We Learn From These Two Issues Of Uncanny X-Men

Uncanny X-Men #5-6, March-May 1964.
(By Lee, Kirby, and Reinman)

Or rather, ten character traits which will become well-established over the next 40 years or so.

1. The Scarlet Witch (here in her first appearance) takes no guff from anyone!

2. The Toad (in his first appearance) is a grass.

3. Mastermind (yes, it's his first time out as well!) holds a grudge (just ask Phoenix in about 16 years).

4. Professor X and Magneto like to rant at each other on the psychic plane.

5. Angel, heir to the multi-billion dollar Worthington Industries, apparently has amnesia! (OK, this one is a cheat, and I guess Warren Worthington's not been established as a billionaire-to-be yet, but, hey, it made me laugh.)

6. Magneto likes to have a cool secret headquarters.

7. And he gives one heck of a pep talk!

8. Cyclops doesn't appreciate being interrupted when he's brooding.

9. Quicksilver (you guessed it) really cares for his sister.

10. Professor Xavier is a jerk. Continued, forever.

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