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The X-Men graduate. The picture taken in the begining of this story is shown several times during the upcoming years, a portrait hangin on the wall of the X-Mansion. Later, Professor shows Cyclops his Cerebro machine and makes Cyclops team leader while he is gone.

Elsewhere, after a brief argue between Scarlet Witch and Mastermind, Magneto arrives and tells the Brotherhood his plans to defeat the X-Men. Later, Magneto goes to a carnival to recruit the Blob. After a fight between the evil mutants and the workers, Magneto slash Blob with his powers and then Blob remember of his previous meeting with the X-Men, during X-Men #3.

Cyclops is aware of Blob getting his memory back and gathers the X-Men. The X-Men fight the Blob, but it was only a trap set by Magneto. After the X-Men battle the Brotherhood, Magneto sends his missiles to the X-Men but are blocked by the Blob. Magneto and his evil mutants leave. The X-Men try to make the Blob join them, but he doesn’t want to join any mutant teams, and go away all by himself.

In this story also appears for the first time a cafe in Greenwich Village where the X-Men go on the next stories, and its waitress, Zelda, future girlfriend of Iceman.

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Average for the Time, Below Average Overall 0

Another sub-par issue of the X-Men here. The best thing about this issue is that the X-Men graduate, and Professor X chooses Cyclops to be their new leader.What follows is a pretty standard battle with the Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, with their latest recruit, The Blob.But there's a lot of problems here - during a fight with Magneto, The Blob hits his head and just happens to remember that his memory was erased and decides to join Magneto. The X-Men completely blow their secret ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Graduation Evacuation 0

In the six previous books, there has apparently been enough time passed for the X-Men to fully go through prep school AND their specialized mutant power training. Ridiculous. I really wish they hadn't just skipped forward for no apparent reason. The just lost the ability to let us watch them grow. Now, if you're reading All-New X-Men in 2012/2013 then this little skip in time is perfect, because the X-Men from the 1960's are pulled into 2012 by Beast. Not sure that all of those dates are accurat...

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Significant developments 0

The issue has several developments in the characterization and subplots of the characters.  *First the X-Men officialy graduate, gaining diplomas which signify finishing preparatory school. You would think they would be discussing going off to college education next. Instead only Cyclops entertains the idea of leaving his current school. So, graduation or not, nobody is leaving. Unless you count Xavier himself who is taking a temporary leave, attenting to mysterious personal matters.   *Cyclops ...

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