- Of all the girls I've ever met, she is the one I'd give my heart to -- but I don't dare! Not while I possess my dread power!
- -- Cyclops
Appearing in "Beware of the Blob!"
- Blob (First appearance)
- Carnival members
- Svenzaldo Zambooba (First appearance)
- Unnamed Zambooba brother
- Unnamed carnival barker
- Unnamed owner
- Unnamed high-wire acrobats
- Unnamed lariat expert
- Unnamed elephant trainer
- Unnamed New Yorkers
- Unnamed carnival patrons
- Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters
- A Carnival
- Cyclops' Visor, ver. 1
- Professor X's electric mass influencer
- Warren Worthington's Mustang
Synopsis for "Beware of the Blob!"
Professor Xavier interrupts the X-Men's latest training session to inform them that he has mentally detected a new mutant nearby. The X-Men find the mutant known as the Blob working at a carnival. They invite the Blob into the school so that Professor Xavier can test his powers. Afterwards Professor Xavier invites the Blob to join the X-Men, but he refuses. In an attempt to maintain the X-Men's secret identities, Professor Xavier tries to mind-wipe the Blob, but he is able to escape.
Later the Blob returns with the other carnival people and begin to attack the school. The X-Men are able to hold off the carnival people long enough for Professor Xavier to use a thought intensifier to erase the carnival people's memories.
- This issue is reprinted in many other comics and books, see references for more info.
- This story introduces the perennial X-Men villain, the Blob.
- This is the first comic Cyclops's name Scott is given. Previously he was referred to as 'Slim'.
- The issue shows that Xavier has some affections for Jean beyond that of student-teacher. While the students try to win the attention of Jean, the professor thinks of her as "the one he loves." This moment is completely forgotten about until revisited in X-Men #53 as part of the Onslaught storyline.
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Links and References
- ↑ Reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:
- Essential Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 1 - story 3
- Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol 1 1 - story 3
- Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol 2 1 - story 3
- Marvel's Greatest Superhero Battles
- Marvel Super-Heroes Vol 2 22 - story 2
- Target X-Men Classic: Teamwork Vol 1 1
- X-Men: The Early Years Vol 1 3
- Amazing Adventures Vol 3 5 - story 2
- Amazing Adventures Vol 3 6 - story 2
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