Quote1 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! Quote2
-- Cyclops

Appearing in "Beware of the Blob!"

Featured Characters:


  • Blob (First appearance)
  • Carnival members
  • Svenzaldo Zambooba (First appearance)
  • Unnamed Zambooba brother
  • Tex
  • Stretcho
  • Unnamed carnival barker
  • Unnamed owner
  • Unnamed high-wire acrobats
  • Unnamed lariat expert
  • Unnamed elephant trainer

Other Characters:

  • Unnamed New Yorkers
  • Unnamed carnival patrons




  • 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.

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  • This issue is reprinted in many other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]


  • 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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