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The X-men are called home from patrol by Professor X who is concerned about a new menace. Angel is mobbed by a group of girls who want autographs or kisses and "saved" by Jean Grey, and Cyclops is able to save some construction workers. The X-men return home as quickly as possible to watch a mental project of a new threat called the Vanisher.

The Vanisher appears to be a mutant who has the ability to teleport. Professor X feels that the skills they have will not be enough so he put them through their paces in the "Danger Room".

Meanwhile, Vanisher warns the US government that he is going to steal national defense plans in three days. Thugs and criminals approach Vanisher to be part of his gang. When the Vanisher attempts to steal the defense plans he succeeds easily and makes the X-men look like a bunch of chumps, disappearing in front of them.

Vanisher demands that the US government hand over 10 million dollars or he will sell the plans to the commies. Alerted by FBI Special Agent Fred Duncan, the X-men and Professor X meet the Vanisher and his gang on the lawn of the White House. This time, Professor X uses his telepathy to give Vanisher amnesia so he can't use his powers and the X-men capture his gang easily.

This is the 1st appearance of Vanisher and Special Agent Fred Duncan.

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Vanisher 0

This time around the villain has some perfectly sensible plans. After successfully robbing a bank, the Vanisher breaks into the Pentagon and makes fools of the various people guarding it. He escapes with defense plans and then blackmails the Federal government of the United States in order to return them. Or else he will sell them to the Communists. Bravo. Now if he could only stop warning people in advance.There are some developments on the X-Men front, and some peculiar contradictions.*The X-M...

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First Failure 0

Somehow, not only have the X-Men gained some sort of notoriety in New York for fending off Magneto down in Florida, but also the populace knows their code names.  Why the Angel is a favorite among the ladies is unclear, considering his face is covered by a mask like Scott's and Hank's - perhaps the '60s girls liked the wings.  The beginnings of limitations on their powers, as has been noted by other reviewers, is a good development especially this early in the series - despite their overconfiden...

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If You Read X-Men #1, You Don't Need To Read X-Men #2 0

The second issue of The X-Men is essentially a repeat of the first issue. Instead of Magneto, we get a Magneto clone called The Vanisher who can teleport instead of use magnetism, but otherwise is pretty much just like Magneto - believes in the superiority of mutants over homo-sapiens, threatens the defense of the U.S.A. (instead of taking over a military base, this guy steals the U.S. defense plans and threatens to sell them to 'the commies').Iceman's corny and annoying antics are even more co...

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