Average for the Time, Below Average Overall
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 identities about 3 times over in a New York coffee house - going so far as to say their friend Scott "is a super powered mutant" and Beast literally bouncing off the walls - but apparently people are too stupid to notice. Later, the X-Men's tactics against (flying) torpedoes is ridiculous.
It's average for the time, below average overall.